The small eatery in the heart of Southern Avenue – it’s quirky sand bed tables embellished with pebbles and corals, adorning the ceiling are typical wicker baskets which are a common sight among Indian fisherman, the tiny colorful boats and the aroma of freshly made coastal delicacies; everything came together to set the mood for a divine experience.
The mood was set and now the food. The folks at Coastal Macha has curated a menu encompassing delicacies from across the shores of India. And trust me, that’s not an easy job !! But Sabrina and Piyush has lived up to the name. Their eclectic offerings in Goan, Kerala, Konkan, Maharashtrian, Malwani, Mangalorean cuisine deserve accolades.
The ( #MustTry ) Prawn Sukha , the Chicken Ghee Roast and the Appam won my heart. Made with mangalorean spices and coconut the sukha was a subtle yet delightful addition to the meal. The Sukha blended well with the Appam. Appam is a typical Indian pancake created from fermented rice batter and coconut milk. And the ghee roast, while heavy on my stomach was a plain delicious to my taste buds.
The kokum cooler was a refreshing addition. It is an Ayurvedic summery drink from the coasts of India.
Bhetki rawa fry and Squid Koliwara were interesting additions to the dinner. Fresh Bhetki with a thin coating of breadcrumbs fried optimally for a pure blissful taste.
And a #MustTry is the Parippu Payasam made of condensed milk , jaggery and roasted moong dal garnished with cashews and ghee. This is one of the best desserts I have had in a long long time.