When I checked in at M.G. Marg on Foursquare & shared it on Twitter, the owner of 9'INE spotted it & asked me to visit his restaurant for authentic Sikkimese cuisine. While I was apprehensive about it, once we entered the restaurant, we knew this was the place we wanted to dine in.
It has a lovely ambiance with dimmed light & candles on tables. Unfortunately the floor space is very less (only 4 tables!), so come early if you don't want to wait. Also, the entrance is in the first floor & the stairs are steep and narrow.
We wanted to try the local cuisine and wanted to ask the waiter for help. Unfortunately, he wasn't fluent in either English or Hindi, so he couldn't explain the individual preparations (and thus the average rating on 'Service'). Thankfully, the people dining in the next table offered to help us out.
We placed our orders of Soup & Shaphalay (giant meat Samosas) for starters. We also ordered some Sialo Wine which turned out to be nice also. For the main course, we had Sikkimese set meals & Mushroom Dachi (mushroom prepared in cheese). The Sikkimese set meals consisted of Rice, Gundruk (a vegetable soup), Kinema (fermented soya-bean curry), MaaChoo (a cottage cheese preparation) & a veg/ chicken/ mutton/ pork curry. While the Gundruk, MaaChoo, Dachi & the chicken curry were really lip-smacking, we found the Kinema too smelly. However, since it's a meal, I would recommend one must have the Sikkimese set meal at 9'INE.
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