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September 11, 2009
That was the overwhelming feeling in my mind from the minute I called the restaurant for directions only to encounter a grumpy response from the other end, to the time we walked up the rickety stairs of the restaurant to a room that reminded me of nothing else about Kashmir but its dampness!
The décor was as tacky as they come- cheap multi-coloured and smelly bed-sheets covering wooden shikaras which only 5 year olds could be comfortable seated on and filthy balls of cotton intended to recreate the pristine slow-blankets of Gulmarg.
The food was not exceptional and the service was infuriatingly slow inspite of the half-dozen waiters hanging around the place.
If you, like me, are contemplating visiting the restaurant just going by all the reviews online- here's a heads up, don't!
December 20, 2008
Mumbaikars are the luckiest lot! A city where you get variety of food, Mumbai has been introduced to Kashmiri delicacies through KongPoush which serves authentic Kashmiri food and as a Kashmiri I can vouch for the same and as a person coming from Delhi I can just envy them as the food that you get at KongPoush is not available even in the capital.
Being a fussy eater, I expect good food to be served at restaurants and coming from Delhi where you get the best of North Indian food my friend suggested few names but when he told me about Kashmiri cuisine I was keen on giving it a shot!
It was love at first sight for me coz as soon as I entered the restaurant with its Kashmiri look bowled me over. The seating arrangement in real looking shikaras is unique and we made ourselves comfortable as we read the menu. Right from washing our hands in the tash-t-nari to serving of Kahwa in samovars, pictures from the valley and Kashmiri folk music in the background – they all impressed me.
The Goshtaba, Rista, Methi Maaz, Seekh Kabab, Tamatar Kokur, Nadir Palak and Mujih Chatin which was all served in a thaal were deliciously Kashmiri. My vegetarian friend was also relishing his food. We ended our feast with desserts – Phirni, Shufta and Kahwa.
I thanked my friend for a memorable evening and even met the passionate Kashmiri owner Sunil Mattoo and applauded his sincere efforts of creating Kashmiri ambiance and authentic food. My suggestion to this young enterprising owner would be to start a similar restaurant in Delhi too
- Tamatar Kokur: delicious ($4)