On the floor above the Bata showroom in RK Salai, the space housed by 27 Culinary Street is massive. As soon as you walk in, what stands out are the funky vintage cars that have been converted into chairs and tables! The raw brick walls, bright colours schemes, and art around make this a happy place to be. As you enter, you are received with a welcome drink. But what made us happier was when we found out that we could dig into appetisers, soups, salads, chaat, stone ice creams, Mongolian stir-fries, dim sums and desserts, all in a single meal!
We decided to make the most of it, so we (don’t judge us) started off with the salty-sweet refreshing lychee drink and then tucked into the starters – crispy corn chilli pepper, fish fingers, angaara tangdi and chilli garlic prawns. A little spicy, but all great comfort food! 27 Culinary Street has live counters for pasta, dim sums and Mongolian sir-fries. Or skip it all for shot glasses holding pani puri and dahi puri, swirling around on a tiny conveyor belt! You get to put all the chaat ingredients together at your table.
There’s more – a variety of salads, rice and curries were up for the main course. Everything from the humble creamy thayir saadam to everyday favourites like fried rice, pepper chicken, butter chicken, rogan josh and dal makhani (this one’s a speciality here), there was a lot on offer. And there was gulab jamun and gajar ka halwa for dessert too. But what you must try are the chocolate and strawberry pani puris! Crunchy gooey goodness gracious me, the best way to end your ginormous meal. Bear in mind that the menu is a rotational one, so 27 Culinary Street always has a changing menu. Get ready to be surprised!