The Coastal Macha – Serving Coastal Cuisines (Includes Maharashtrian, Goan, Kerelan and more) in the city of Joy.
Location & Intro:
I had got a chance to visit The Coastal Macha through Atreya Paul who is handling the public relations for this outlet. It is located in Southern Avenue diagonally opposite to Shanghai Street. The concept is quite unique right now in the City of Joy as not much places serving exclusive coastal cuisines are there. I am a kind of person who prioritize the ‘Food’ first before anything else. It was more of a blogger’s meet where different blogger’s were invited and i happen to be one of them.
I had crossed Southern Avenue many a times but had not visited this particular outlet.
As soon as i reached Coastal Macha, i thought it will be only Sea Food as my mind keeps running thoughts and thinking : okay! this is how the place might be and maybe, this is what they will serve. I took the stairs and reached the top of the restaurant. The restaurant is beautifully curated and decorated with photographs, coastal pictures placed on a bricked wallpaper (though it made me think it as wall), lights and more. I found the ambiance to be soothing and calm with soft music playing in the background. Anyways, right after glancing at the ambiance, all of us took our seats.
What we tried:
○ Kokum Cooler – We all were served Kokum Cooler. Kokum is a kind of fruit which has got a lot of culinary and industrial uses. It helps in improving digestion. However, it just tasted okay to me. The flavour was quite different from the usual.
(All starters served were presented in the same way. It can be improvised)
○ Bhetki Rawa Fry (Kerala Style) – I liked the preparation of this one. The Bhetki was beautifully coated with bread crumbs and served to us with onion rings. The outer coating was thin. I am surely coming back for this one. The bhetki was served hot and it was absolutely tender. Even after the binding to be thin, it did really hold up the bhetki well.
○ Mutton Pepper Fry (Kerala Style) – I really loved the preparation of this. The mutton was succulent and i liked the spices used for this preparation. It was different from usual and i really loved it. We were also served Squid Kolhi Vada but i haven’t tried squid before so felt like skipping it.
○ Appam – The usual Appam of Kerala. It was soft and served absolutely hot to us.
○ Prawn Sukka – It was blended with manglorean spices and grated coconut. I liked how the gravy was representing such a subtle flavour. I really liked the grated coconut in the gravy which enhanced it’s taste.
○ Chicken Ghee Roast with Plain Rice– It was cooked in pure desi ghee with manglorean spices. The red colour of the gravy was because of byadgi chilli. The Chicken looked absolutely red and this Chilli is quite mild but gives a great color. I loved this one. Will come soon and try it again. Something different in the city of joy.
○ Parippu Paysam – It was a concoction of Jaggery and Roasted Moong Daal topped with Kaju and Ghee. I personally found the dessert to be quite thin and heavy. The oil was dripping on tip which could surely have been less.
○ Great concept
○ Good Quality Food
○ Decent Service
○ Courteous Staffs
○ Good ambiance (Though ceilings can be worked upon more)
Meal for two: 500-1500 Approx.
I found the prices to be on the higher side. Prices are also subject to change due to Macroeconomic factors such as inflation, etc.
Special thanks to:
○ Atreya Paul – For inviting me over. It was a great experience here as i did try out some unique dishes.
○ Sabrina Mukherjee, Co Owner – For hosting us so nicely and extending the warm hospitality.
○ Team of Coastal Macha – It includes Chefs and Staffs who served us patiently and help us with the overall experience.
○ Saurabh Dasgupta Da for sending me few good clicks of the dishes. My camera SD card got damaged.
As the whole cuisine was different altogether, i think i should come back one more time to try out their other delicacies. It was a great experience here.