If you are looking for a sophisticated gastronomic spot in Indiranagar with colonial vibes then head to Punkah House in 12th Main.
Punkah House is now open for lunch and they celebrate the good old times where India-Burma-Ceylon had many things in common when it comes to a gastronomical affair. The food and bar menu has a wide range of options available with interesting names which will take you back to a different era.
What I liked most -
Pegu Imperial - The Victorian-style Burmese Club essential which had Gin, raspberry and lemon; a perfect drink for my liking.
Bengal Sour - Another favorite from the curated cocktails menu which had Tequila, triple sec, homemade raw mango shrub.
Brigadier - From the ‘Barrel-aged cocktails’ menu, this drink was presented in a classy way. The concoction made of Bourbon, absinthe, coffee and orange bitters and angostura bitters was pure bliss.
The food here is simply fabulous. Each dish had distinct flavors and textures. If you are confused about the food menu, then ask suggestions from the sauve Chef Akshay. I enjoyed the Foxnut Jhalmoori, Rustic Chicken dumplings which comes with a chilli-pepper broth, Not-so-Wasabi lollipops, Jamun Ceviche, Sweet Potato Chops, Chorizo Vada and mushroom crumble. These classic dishes are something you must try when you visit Punkah House.
From the main course menu, I loved their Pepper Beef fry hoppums and Yangon noodles (Chicken). Being a Mallu, I can vouch for the hoppums they serve - perfectly cooked and the right balance of flavors was experienced.
After a heavy meal and long conversations with friends who are like family, we ended our lunch on a sweet note with their Toffee Cheesecake. This dessert will blow your mind.
Overall I had a great time at Punkah House and would love to visit again. The vibes of this place are brilliant and it’s a perfect place to take your date or even for a formal meeting with your client.
#2989/B, 12th Main Road
Indiranagar, Bengaluru -560008
For reservations, contact - 080 41471005
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