In a sea of several regular restaurants serving the same old food, Mineority by Saby comes across as a breath of fresh air – both in terms of it’s concept and it’s food.
True to it’s name – Mineority has encompassed the mining community very strongly n it’s ambience and the menu. Right from canary cages, coal creatives, metal pulleys, hanging lights, life-sized portraits – everywhere you look, something new catches the eye. While the indoor seating is interesting enough, the rooftop is a dream. It’s the perfect casual, yet quirky place to enjoy a lovely dinner.
I absolutely loved the variety of signature cocktails they had on offer – very varying and interesting options to choose from. Also it’s one of those rare places that make their cocktails potent enough to get you tipsy in 1 drink (guilty:>). Another huge plus is that the cocktails are served in really generous portions – large enough to last through most of your meal. I had this gin based cocktail ‘Fireflies in the Abyss’ and would highly recommend it.
The food is a mix of several regional Indian & international dishes that are indigenous to the mining communities. This was such a refreshing change from the Italian / Continental / Pan-Asian restaurants that have become the norm. There are so many interesting options on the menu, that I’m gonna need a couple of visits to do justice to the place. For now, I’ll detail my very first experience at Mineority by Saby. Let’s get started on my top 5 picks here.
MyPick#1 – If there’s one dish you cannot leave this place without, it’s the Kalimpong Chilli Cheese Rolls. These absolutely light and flaky spring rolls stuffed with spicy kalimpong cheese & hill coriander make for a delicious appetiser – definitely a crowd pleaser.
MyPick#2 – Another interesting find was the Laloo Aloo Samosa. It’s a Bihari buckwheat samosa stuffed with green pea and potato filling, served alongside a bowl of ghugni – a lip-smacking kala chana chaat. Stellar dish for spic loving Indian taste-buds.
MyPick#3 -The Ethiopian Injera Roll turned out to a great pick. Kachumbar stuffed flatbread rolls topped with crunchy fried onions worked very well.
MyPick#4 – The Latin Queso Fundido was a cheese fondue infused with plenty of mushrooms, served alongside tortilla chips. All cheese and mushroom lovers will definitely go gaga over this one.
MyPick#5 – The Tres Leches (3 milk cake) was light, moist and delicious.
Mineority serves a jar of jhaal moori to each table with their compliments. A simple dish, yet the mustard oil in it elevated the flavor so much, it would be hard not to munch on the entire jar.
While the Shoe roll was a rather lacklustre preparation, the Calcutta club chilli paneer was a decent one. The Mountain Paneer was a rather interesting Assamese green paneer curry that went well with rice. It may not be a dish for all palates though.
The Khao Suey made for a rather good-looking plate – albeit with flat noodles. It was a good one, but I’d loved a higher curry to noodle ratio.
The Pasta Fungi Bake was penne in an alfredo sauce with mushrooms. Overall, the vegetarian selection did see a lot of cheese and mushroom.
Amongst the desserts, the Miners Dark Devil Cake had a lovely interplay of sweet and bitter notes. I wasn’t a fan of the Jurassic Cheesecake though, which was too mild for me to register as a dessert.
Overall, I had a very enjoyable meal experience at Mineority by Saby and would highly recommend everyone to definitely visit at least once.
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*Disclaimer – This meal was hosted by the restaurant.