Doing full justice to its name, Dhansoo Cafe in New Delhi’s RK Puram area, is here with some Dhansoo food combinations from across the country, all in one menu. By Tanvi Jain
I recently visited this newly-opened brunch and bar space called Dhansoo Café in New Delhi’s Sangam Courtyard, RK Puram. Upon entering the café my first impression was that this café brings forth both — the calm one needs to chill on a Sunday afternoon along with a party vibe for some crazy Saturday sun-downer. Greeted by Chef Ashish, the hospitality was everything one could expect from a high-end restaurant like this.
Now as the food riot began, I was stunned at the variety of options the restaurant has for everyone. Being a vegetarian, I started with some Tulsi and Mix Berry Iced Tea, which I would say was a refreshing explosion of flavours in my mouth. Moving on to some starters, I was suggested to try Mushroom Chimichurri soaked in savoury marinade, and it turned out to be the best decision ever. The first dish was enough to give me an idea that I was in for a tasty delight.
Then came Idli with re-fried beans and smoked tomato chutney. After tasting that I realised how delicious an idli can be even without the quintessential sambar!
The third dish which was a new concept for me was Duck Samosa, and no it’s not non-veg, yes even I was shocked to hear the name. The unique samosa was served with chilli gur chutney and beetroot raita. A combination I have never heard of. Another dish that caught my attention was the Japani Samosa served with chole and fried green chili, yes it exists.
Have you ever heard of British Butter Paneer Masala? The name itself is hard to resonate with. But it seems only a place like Dhansoo Café can make it possible. Next on the plate was a Bhutanese delicacy called Ema Datshi served with Tigmo and Alkaline chili dip.
The non-vegetarian section had an array of options too. From Kochi prawn curry and Alleppey fish curry, to Norwegian Salmon Pollichatu — it’s a complete seafood tour. New Zealand Lamb Shank, Pork Vindaloo, Duck Nihari … the list doesn’t end here.
When here, don’t forget to try some French Kronenbourg Wheat beer, and with options like Spanish Rio Dela Hoz Rose, Italian Dante Alighieri Chianti DOCG, Australian Lindemann’s Chardonnay, German Black Tower Riesling, and more, your Saturday night will be sorted.
Need a sugar rush? Well, they have it all covered with their flavourful dessert thali, Delhi Belly, Churros, and etc.