The Korner House, Khar, Mumbai
For those who are unaware, the famous Nido has been replaced by The Korner House at Union Park, Khar. We tried out The Korner House last Tuesday and were pleasantly surprised by the whole experience. It all starts with the ambience – chic, classy and extremely cosy, this place is ideal for a romantic date if you need ideas for V day. Kitschy chandeliers, candles and cool floor tiles add to this place’s charm.
As for the food, we tried their special menu for the night. Our meal was kick started by the Celery Prawn Soup. While I didn’t think much of it, the Techno One brought to my attention the fact that it was extremely creamy, which is always good, and that the prawn bits floating about inside added a nice flavour to an otherwise ordinary soup.
For appetizers we had some delicious Lamb Sliders; tiny burgers with succulent New Zealand lamb patties infused with goat’s cheese between crunchy buns of in-house bread. We also tried the Salmon and Fish Cake; small grilled rounds of salmon and rawas with an orange vinaigrette. The patties were moist and the vinaigrette was a nice touch, but we both agreed they were a tad on the ordinary side and that the fish flavour was rather overpowering.
Next up was the main course. We tried the Chicken Roulade and Catch of the Day. The roulade was served with stir fried veggies. The meat was tender and had a delicious smoked flavour but was a wee bit on the dry side. This was balanced by the addition of the accompanying BBQ sauce. The second main was a serving of rawas fish along with pesto sauce. The meat was cooked well and paired nicely with a salad of romaine lettuce. The portions of both mains were sizeable, enough to fill you up nicely.
Our desserts for the night were a Chocolate Lava Cake and the highly-recommended Tres Leches. The lava cake checked off all the boxes on my list of delicious chocolatey desserts, complete with a portion of vanilla ice cream that went well with the hot, oozing cake. But the winner of the meal was undoubtedly the Tres Leches. Every single element in the dish, right from the soft sponge to the creamy sauce and the crackling sugar decoration came together perfectly. The sauce was a refined version of our very own rabdi, but it was also so much more than that. The best part was that it wasn’t overpoweringly sweet. It was also heavy enough to be a meal in itself.
Our drinks for the night included a Banana Peanut butter Shake, Spiced Berry Mojito and Smoked Whiskey Sour. The Techno One, loved the Banana Peanut Butter Shake for its perfect balance of flavours and not-too-thick consistency.
Spiced Berry Mojito was a perfect summer chiller. Rich with berry flavour but balanced well with mint, rum and sweetened moderately. And the Smoked Whiskey Sour had egg whites added to a glass of whiskey with the smoking agent (super smokey flavour). This one was a little extra smokey but a great drink nonetheless.
Value for Money: NA ( But we hear the prices are higher than they should be)
Review and Picture Credit: Sharmeen Hussain and Farhan Kapadia.
(The Bombay Foodies had been invited to check out The Korner House menu. The staff and chef knew of us coming but honest reviews have been given by the reviewers.)