Indu, CBD

on Dec 29, 2015 in Asian, Other

Indu, CBD

Indu is a relatively new upscale Indian restaurant located at Angel Place, right in the heart of the Sydney business district. The restaurant is owned and operated by Sam Prince, the man behind the popular Mejico restaurant located just around the corner. I had the pleasure of visiting just over two weeks ago.

Watermelon salad. Mint, cucumber, hung yoghurt & cardamom pomegranate molasses

To start off the meal we decided to order a number of dishes along with the watermelon salad. The salad is very light and refreshing, a great way to start what is to become a delicious but heavy feast.

Smoked goat’s leg, zucchini ribbon raita, pomegranate, chilli & bacon jam

Garam masala eggplant, kale, lentil vada, bitter melon, burnt garlic raita

The restaurant itself features an impressive dosa bar right by the entrance as you walk in. Dosa is a small crepe-like pastry which is served with various toppings, all of which are abundant in fragrant herbs and spices. My favourite of the two was actually the eggplant which is covered in a garlic based sauce.

Pan flashed clams & mussels, Kerala coconut broth, brown rice string hoppers

This dish was actually an accidental order (I don’t eat much shellfish) but the others on the table definitely liked the dish and commented that the broth was quite creamy and flavoursome.

Pan seared scallops, tempered curd, smoked coconut

I absolutely loved the pan seared scallops, I’ve learnt that scallops are a dish that can be served in so many different ways and this was the first I’d had it with Indian inspired ingredients.

“The Great” Lamb raan. Fresh mint chutney, lunumiris, yogurt, spice

The lamb raan is one of the signature dishes at Indu and for very good reason. I generally don’t like lamb because it has a strong smell and taste but this particular lamb was very subtle and so soft that it almost melts in your mouth with each bite, the accompanying herb chutney and lunumiris was perfect.

Goan pork belly curry

Pork belly curry is a dish that’s pretty hard to turn down, I love pork belly and I also love Indian curries so I definitely had to give this one a go. The dish itself smells amazing and tastes great also, the only guilty pleasure I’d love to see included is more tender (or fatty) pork meat.

Basmati rice + Lemon rice, lentils, peanuts, green chilli, fresh coconut

Paratha

To go along with the main dishes we also had two different types of rice and the paratha. I personally loved the lemon rice which had a nice tangy taste to it and a slight hint of spice.

White chocolate & coconut cream, caramelised pomegranate & fig + Watermelon & fresh mint popsicle

We decided to check out the desserts at the end of the meal. The watermelon popsicle was interesting and I quite liked it, very refreshing and a great way to clear the palette. The white chocolate and coconut cream was nice but  also quite a sour dessert so those who were after something sweet may not enjoy it.

Caramelised pineapple, cardamom dulce de leche, chilli & ginger granita, yoghurt jelly

Gulab jamun rolled in coconut sand, saffron anglaise, Kashmiri honeycomb shards

The other two desserts that we ordered were also the more popular ones, my personal favourite being the gulab jamun which were sweet little morsels of goodness. The caramelised pineapple dish was a bit polarising as the spice and chilli based dessert was quite potent.

Indu has an impressive range of drinks on the menu, the special house cocktails with spices are a great pick.

The restaurant itself is beautifully designed, it’s located underground at Angel Place so it’s quite dimly light but the venue also uses this to it’s advantage. The restaurant has a great atmosphere and rustic feel, definitely a very cosy space which doesn’t get too loud but it can get a little stuffy at times.

The Food Diary dined as guests of Wasamedia & Indu.
All views and opinions expressed in this post are our own.

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