Indian food is my new favorite in the same way that I went gaga over Korean cuisine a good 10 years go.It’s good enough that there are a number of spice purveyors and restaurants that have set up shop in the city. Here’s one place we checked out recently: New Bombay Royale in Venice Grand Canal Mall McKinley Hill.
One can see from the interiors alone that it’s an upscale establishment that perhaps reminds one of the days of the majarahjah. But surprisingly, the dishes aren’t priced astronomically high. The usual specialties in Indian restos like the paneer and tandoori are only priced a little above P300 pesos, good for sharing.This seafood biryani, for example, was P365.
We had a sampling of the house specialties like chicken tikka masala, butter chicken (my favorite dish to order in Indian restos) and the palak paneer. What’s good here is that the server asks you if you want mild, medium or extra hot spice in your dishes. This is quite comforting for Filipinos who find spicy Indian dishes a little off-putting.
Aside from being elegantly furnished, New Bombay Royale also has a luxurious-looking VIP Room and a fully-stocked cocktail bar. Belly dancers entertain the guests on weekends.
Can’t write a comprehensive review yet of this resto as I have only dined once. But they do deserve a few more visits as the menu is quite kilometric 🙂
New Bombay Royale is at G/F Venice Grand Canal Mall, McKinley Hill Taguig City.