If you can’t get enough of South Indian food or in fact, coastal food in general, you’ve got to drop by Zambar in Gurgaon. They’ve launched their new menu that includes delicacies from the states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana and Goa.
Epic Coastal Food & Kerala-Style Interiors: You Have To Check Out This G-Town Restaurant
What Makes It Awesome
While Zambar has been around for a while, they’ve recently diversified their menu, and boy, do we love their new avatar!
The interiors of this restaurant look every bit like that of a traditional house in Kerala with wooden swings, windows and a Malayalee version of laid-back wooden chairs. The food too, is authentic South Indian and tastes a lot like the delicacies you’d find in Tamil Nadu and Kerala (but with a few welcome improvisations).
Each course in itself was a star. Some of our favourites though, were the comforting Kaffir Lime Rasam (we could have multiple bowls of it every day) and the Malabar Porotta with Achamma’s Lamb Curry and Chicken Ghee Roast. We also liked the Ragi Egg Appam which was so light, so soft and so very appetising. The friyums and pappadums served with an assortment of dips (tangy Amla was our favourite) also deserve a special mention. In between multiple courses we really couldn’t stop ourselves from OD-ing on these.
They've also introduced a bunch of new options like Andhra Fish Curry, Nadan Curry, Sweet Churut Appam, Spicy Mutton Meatballs and more that we can't wait to try!
What Could Be Better
We tried the Jaggery Pudding at Zambar and weren't very impressed by the same. Also, they don't have a lot of options on their beverage/drinks menu, but what they do have, they do those pretty well (we hear great things about the filter kaapi at Zambar).
Also, for some reason, we’re not a fan of dining at restaurants located inside the mall but for Zambar, we’d make an exception.
Good news for parents because Zambar has also launched a special kids' menu. Dishes like Bruce Lee Idlee, Scooby Dooo..Sa, Chhota Bheem Ladoo and Pizza Uttapam are some of the additions to this menu that'll make kids very happy.