Fusion seems to be the latest catchword these days. We are drawn to it because it is such a marked departure from all that we know, and are familiar with, and in the happy marrying of the unlikely, we find joy and freshness. Spread across two floors and an outdoor seating area on the 17th cross of sector 4, HSR Layout, Mishmash Restobar is an exciting exercise in bringing together flavours from across the globe, at unbelievably affordable rates.
The huge red doors open onto what appears to be a scene straight out of Hoi An, Vietnam (what you thought? Only you have ‘wanderlusting’ friends on Instagram, ah?) with warmth radiating out of a string of paper lanterns and an accent light fashioned out of a paper umbrella. They give way to Middle Eastern glass domes, and an array of ceramic plates on the walls. The marble tabletops and rustic stoneware crockery are absolutely charming, and don’t get me started on the gorgeous floor tiles!!
The outdoor seating area has a refreshing Mediterranean feel with its coral and turquoise colour scheme, with creepers cascading from elegant hanging brass planters. The eco-friendly and sustainable sentiment is played out further with healthy menu options and upcycled spirit bottles in the form of glasses and ashtrays.
Apple Bacon Shooter
I simply loved this soup! Made with smoky bacon, fresh herb, sweet apple-ly mouthful of warmth and comfort. You got that right- a hug in a shot glass!
Smirnoff vodka, triple sec, lime juice, and Thai basil thrown together and shaken is enough to smash the ball out of the park! Feeling guilty on your cheat meal? Relax! There are some greens thrown in for good measure!
Coconut Chicken and Wombok Salad
Yes, we want to eat everything off their menu but sometimes salad toh banta hai! This Asian inspired coconut milk-based coleslaw of chicken salad infused with coriander, mint, Chinese cabbage, chilli and fish sauce, every bite is full of freshness, every bite is full of life!
This layered masterpiece of gin, orange and pineapple juice, is boldly contrasted with the angry red of Jagermeister, seeped through the cracks of crushed ice. You’ll wanna s(l)ing and shout and let it all out! (oh we oh we oh we oh!)
Broccoli and Cauliflower Twist
The nutty broccoli and juicy cauliflower perform a duet with a background score of chilli, garlic and crispy curry leaves. ‘Nuf said.
tl;dr? I GOAT You
Fusion is a subtle blend of the East and West whispering sweet nothings overbites that tickle your taste buds and leave you guessing. It is magical, and flavourful. If that’s how you want to describe your next meal, head down to Mishmash today!
Here’s the rate card:
Food: 3 out of 5
Cocktails: 3.5 out of 5
Ambience: 5 out of 5
Staff: 4 out of 5
Value for money: 4 out of 5
SocialGoat recommends: Broccoli and Cauliflower Twist, and Apple Bacon Shooter.
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