Katong is a food paradise with dining spots catering to varied tastes and budgets. There are local street food, trendy European fare, Korean delicacies, Thai BBQ and many other options. Delhi 6 Indian restaurant in Katong V caters to those who want Indian dishes – both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. It has a pleasant dining space and an extensive menu.
Delhi 6 Katong V is located on level 1 of Katong V (formerly the Paramount Hotel Mall). The casual diner occupies a narrow strip of non-enclosed space. The decor is simple but colourful and quite attractive. The place is bright and airy.
Delhi 6 Menu
Delhi 6 serves cuisine of India’s North-West Frontier Province which, according to Delhi 6’s website, “can be best defined as rustic and robust. This cuisine uses the simplistic style of preparation, where chunks of meat, seafood and vegetables are marinated sparingly and cooked in the clay tandoor at high temperatures so that they remain tender and succulent. The rustic-ness of the cuisine and the focus on preserving the flavours of the ingredients is the highlight of this cuisine“.
Below are photos of a few pages the Delhi 6 Menu. The full menu is available online.
Lunch at Delhi 6 Indian Restaurant in Katong
We visited Delhi 6 Indian Restaurant in Katong V recently for lunch. It was meant to be a light lunch but we were stuffed by the end. We only ordered a piece of Butter Garlic Naan ($3.50), a piece of Mini Olive Naan ($3), Baigan Bharta ($13) and Murg Makhani ($17).
As soon as our order was taken, water was served. Next came a basket of papad (or papadam) and a tray of cut onions and dips.
The Mini Olive Naan turned out to be not “mini” at all – it was a regular size naan. The “mini” is a reference to the olives not the size of the naan. Both of the unleavened, oven-baked flatbreads we ordered were nice. They were soft and chewy and the perfect accompaniment to the saucy dishes we ordered.
The Baigan Bharta and Murg Makhani came in average size bowls which gave the impression that the portions were not too big. However, both dishes were rich and dense. We thought that they could be easily shared by up to 4 persons.
Baigan Bharta was grilled eggplant and potato blended with spices. The texture was like a thick dense puree. It was not a pretty dish. The taste was complex and there was a delicious smoky flavour. It was an easy vegetarian dish to like in spite of its looks
The Murg Makhani with its bright orange hue was a better looking dish. There was a generous amount of chicken in the thick creamy gravy of tomato and spices. The chicken was smooth and tender. The aroma was pleasing. The butter chicken dish was packed with flavours and really got the tastebuds excited.
We had also tried their Pakhtunkhwa Murg Biryani ($17).
The Pakhtunkhwa Murg Biryani was served in a small colourful pot together with a bowl of raita (yoghurt with vegetables). The pot of biryani was hot and the rice was tightly packed to the rim. There were a 3 small pieces of de-boned chicken covered by the rice.
The quality and taste of the chicken biryani were good. The dish was lightly flavoured and not too oily. Some might even consider it a tad bland. The biryani was not drowned in curry or overwhelmed by hot spices. The Delhi 6’s biryani allowed the appreciation of the blend of fragrant spices and saffron-infused rice. The chicken was tender and succulent. The refreshing raita went well with the biryani.
Good Variety of Indian Dishes
Delhi 6 Indian Restaurant in Katong V is a nice place to visit whether you want a quick simple meal or an elaborate feast. The quality of the food is good. The dining space is pleasant. The variety of dishes it offers is extensive.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Delhi 6 Katong V
30 East Coast Road
#01-12/13, Katong V Mall
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