Finding good oriental cuisine is difficult. The authentic joints are prohibitively expensive and the others "average" out the dishes.The culprit usually is the "schezwan" flavor which infiltrates everything and makes a mockery of the variety which the cuisine offers. This is where curry twist scores big time.
Curry twist shares the same entrance as cafe O and is the part of the chakra resto bar across the road. Curry twist is strictly vegetarian cuisine , it however does great justice to veggie food.
We rambled in very late on gandhi jayanti at round 3:30 pm and were the last order of the afternoon. The order was for a five treasure soup , Exotic veg oyster vegetables and Korean garlic rice.
All the three dishes were delightful. The soup was completely of a different flavor and did not have the schezwan or garlic overload to it.It was surprisingly a little creamy with julienne veggies in it. The art of julienning the veggies enhances the taste of the soup immensely. I highly recommend the soup as it is flavorful and yet not overly spicy.
The main course was also exceptionally good. The Korean garlic rice just hit the spot. I have always seen that oriental rice get their flavor from being in the wok for a longer time rather than a quick flash fry. Stir fried veggies work good with flash fry but not rice. The Korean garlic rice at curry twist has an exceptional smoky flavor with a hint of burnt garlic. The spring onions enhance the flavor of the dish too. The rice is not oily and you dont have a "lipstick" of grease on your lips once you have the rice. For me that is a good indicator of the dish.
The exotic veg oyster veggies go very well with the rice. It was slightly below par as the dish is not visually appealing. Its like a black Manchurian sauce with exotic veggies in it.The rice and the dish do very well together. The addition of slightly braised zucchini adds a mouthful of flavor.
Curry twist has a very good ambiance and the staff are well versed with the menu . We had the combination of curry and rice on recommendation of the server which we found to be very good.
I am definitely visiting the joint again for their Indian fare which also seemed tempting.