I had a healthy and delicious lunch at Asha’s, Marina Crescent. This is my first visit in 2017. The weather now is cool and breezy for an outdoor lunch. The marina branch is one of the best in the city. The worst branch was the emirates mall (Dubai). Madhu is the host at Asha’s. She is from Calcutta. She worked as a therapist for 6 years before joining Asha’s
My initial visit was for a small platter of grilled Hammour (grouper) fish. I love how the Chef prepares seafood. The fish is diced into 6 pieces only. Madhu recommended the prawn coconut curry as well. Madhu says that it is delicious and worth trying. Prawn coconut curry is the highlight of the 2017 menu. The Prawns are cooked in a velvety ginger coconut sauce, with spring onions and blended with fresh tomato. I really loved the strong coconut flavor in the curry. However, I could not eat the prawns because they tasted like rubber! ! I do not think they were cooked properly. My main was fish hammour with coconut sauce curry on top, for the ultimate in flavor and wellness.
My dessert was the Pistachio Kulfi with raspberries. Kulfi is a popular frozen dairy dessert from the Indian subcontinent. It is often described as "traditional Indian ice cream." The Kulfi is rich with delicious aromatic creamy texture. The Kulfi was topped with candyfloss and mint leaves. I love the flavor of rose in drinks and food; hence I always enjoy the Rose jam iced tea. It is a freshly brewed tea and lemon juice scented with rose water.
I wish to see more seafood being served at Asha’s such as the salmon biryani and introducing more Coconut flavor dishes.
SEE photos of menu and my mains.