There aren’t too many things that would convince me to drive from Balewadi to Wanowrie. An invite from Krimson’s, Wanowrie with a promise of an authentic Bengali meal was powerful enough to impact my inertia of rest.
Krimsons is a small little restaurant right between Hite bar and the Fat and Sexy Chef in Wanowrie serving primarily bengali food and rolls, with a scattering of other dishes.
1. Paneer ke Sule
We started off with the Paneer ke Sule. Bland. Tandoor-ed pieces of paneer sans marination = “Meh”
2. Soya Chaap
The Soya Chaap looked like an interesting take on the very popular sorshe bata, but again turned out as tasteless as the soya itself. Gordon Ramsey once made one of his chef-testants on Hell’s Kitchen drink oil asking what it tastes like. Nothing. Oil adds very little flavor. Tell that to the chef here please. Swimming in oil does not equal delicious.
3. Kosha Mangsho
Any bong restaurant worth its salt should make a half decent Kosha Mangsho. Fortunately, my tastebuds got a respite, with a flavorful dark brown gravy. I wish the mutton had been cooked a bit longer for that depth of flavor and the ‘fall of the bone’ texture.
4. Afghan Tangdi
The Afghan Tangdi looked absolutely beautiful. Sadly, all I got was raw masalas coated on a perfectly cooked chicken leg.
5. Mutton Roll
The meal ended with the Mutton Roll – the mutton being so salty – seems like the chef took all the salt from the previous dishes and poured it here.
This wasn’t worth the drive here. Not even slightly. Hopefully what I have lined up today should make up for it. We shall see.
I was invited for the tasting event. The Usual Disclaimer applies.