BENGALURU: If you are someone who dreams of chicken wings all the time, Nando’s Indiranagar coould be your place to be. The restaurant serves African cuisine with a menu predominantly featuring chicken dishes.
From what they call ‘appeteasers’ to sharing platters or burgers and wraps, all have chicken. The Espetada Carnival is like carnival of chicken. The flame grilled peri peri chicken thighs, stuffed with feta and parsley are skewered with mixed peppers and served with two regular sides of your choice. You could choose from wedges to chips or rice. You could choose the spice level for what you order.
The Peri-o-meter lists different levels of spices like extra hot, mild or lemon herb. The lemon herb in the Espetada Carnival gives it a tangy flavour with the herbs stuffed in the meat. Do try it within five minutes of serving as it wouldn’t taste good when cold.
You can also order Chicken Wings or 1/4 chicken. The tender juicy wings are peri peri crusted and has a creamy texture.
Going by the Indian palette, the team has included several vegetarian dishes, but there is hardly any option when it comes to ingredients. All the vegetarian dishes have only paneer as the main ingredient in them. All Together Now is a combo of all major vegetarian ‘appeteasers’ for all those who would like to share. It serves Spicy Mixed Olives, Red Pepper Dip, Hummus with Peri-Peri Drizzle and warm pita strips. All bread lovers will enjoy this combination. Pour some Peri-Peri Drizzle on Hummus, giving it a bright red look and try it with some Pita bread. The Catapalana Algarve is served in a copper dish with peri peri paneer, cataplana sauce, spicy rice, grilled peppers and chickpeas.
The Nandos also has bottomless frozen yoghurt concept. You could serve yourself as much frozen yoghurt as you need. The sweet and light vanilla yoghurt can cause a sugar rush if you aren’t too careful with the amount.
The desserts were simple and some regular delicacies. The Mango Mousse Cake has a mango mousse layered with mango glaze and a kick of chocolate cake crumb. The smooth cake had a predominant flavour of mango glaze. The Choco Raspberry Cake has an Oreo cookie crust with choco ganache, generously topped with raspberry glaze and seeds. Though this new dessert sounds interesting, it was a disappointment. The cake was too hard and did not taste fresh.
The Creamy Cheese Cake was the best among the lot. The dense baked cheese cake has cream cheese and crunchy biscuit crumbs. Set in African theme, the ambience of the restaurant is all about colours and vibrancy and can be a good hangout place for you to spend some quality time with your friends and family.
Cost for two: Rs 1,200