| A mock non-veg dish at The Wall. (Pabitra Das)
Are you a veggie who likes the look of a non-veg dish? Then you might want to check out the Green Asian Food Festival at The Wall.
The pan-Asian restaurant at 31 Dr Sarat Banerjee Road is playing with mock meat. Which means “the food is vegetarian but tastes non-vegetarian”, said chef Sushanta Sengupta. “We use ingredients like soybean, tofu and wheat gluten to create the dishes.”
So, the Thai salad contains Ice Berg lettuce, snow peas and “mock chicken sausage made of soybean and wheat gluten”, and the Bean Curd and Vegetable Summer Roll is stuffed with vegetables, rice noodles and mock chicken sausages.
They have also created faux duck meat with vegetables — Duck Replacement Veggie Nuggets is served with pickled wild chillies, which you can have with Spicy Thai noodles, served with lemon, coriander and crushed peanuts.
On till September 7, the spread is available for lunch from 12.30-3.30pm, and for dinner from 7pm-10.45pm. A meal for two (a la carte) comes at about Rs 1,000 (taxes extra).
What: Independence Day spread.
Where: The Street, The Park.
When: Till August 20.
On the menu: Dishes from “Purab, Paschim, Uttar, Dakshin and Parvat” regions of India. Food from Purab also includes Anglo-Indian fare, so expect Anglo-Indian-style Fried Fish with Chimichurri (marinated and pan-fried fish) alongside Aloo Dum and Luchi. From Paschim, go for Salli Murgh with Makhmali Paratha, while Awadhi Biryani is the pop pick from Uttar. Try Kai Kari Khorma (mixed vegetables) with Kerala paratha from Dakshin and momos from Parvat. Dessert includes Orange Shrikhand and Badam Ki Kulfi.
Pocket pinch: Rs 550 per person, a la carte (plus taxes).