I don’t recall trying an Indian dish. Well, the authentic one that is. And finding a good restaurant in the metro that serve such would be a feat if you ask me. So I was quite surprised to find this unassuming place. I’ve always passed by it but never got the time to dine in. And on a hot weekday afternoon, I finally got the chance to do so.
The place wasn’t that big. And decorwise, it wasn’t grand either. It was heavily adorned with Indian fabric and trinkets that make it lively somehow. There was a television that showcased Indian shows. I wasn’t able to understand a thing. But hey, I went there for the food. And based on the multiple framed reviews, I knew I was in the right place.
As our starter, my friend and I had their samosas. Unlike in other restos, this was bigger in size and in flavor too. I could hardly taste the peas in here but could taste the potatoes more. I loved the spices on this one as it didn’t need the tamarind dip that came with it.
We requested to have this as mild on the spicy level. It had my friend ordering for a soda after she had a bite. It was spicy! But it’s not the type that would make your head hurt. It just stays with you for a little, and then goes away. As seen on the photos, yes, this was indeed creamy. But its creaminess balanced the chicken cuts which they were very generous on the serving.
Since we had two very tasty dishes, we had some plain rice to balance everything. Though a bit pricey, it is basmati rice that just glides smoothly.
For an authentic Indian resto, dishes here were quite affordable. The dishes we had were good for two or a solo one if you’re really hungry. The service wasn’t that good though. I think the one who sort of served us was a newbie. Someone had to be on the watchout for her. But still, I’d go back here for the food. If I ever have this raving craving for a samosas or curry, I know this would never fail me. 🙂
Swagat Indian Cuisine
119 FCC Building, Rada Street,
Legaspi Village, Makati City
Official website: http://www.swagatindiancuisineph.com/#!/page_SPLASH