Mi Casa Fusion is very aptly named: Mi Casa is my house and the later part is what defines this place: Fusion Food. We were lucky to have a candid chat with Chef Saif who personifies creativity to its very best. My review on the food will justify this statement.
Ambience: it’s a small place located opposite Toyota showroom in Malad W on link road. For a small place, the décor is quite plush with good air conditioning.
Food n Drinks: I ordered a blushful Caprioska and it looked pretty amazing and was quite refreshing as well. For appetizers we started with Papas Ala Huancaina: This is actually a South American delicacy – marinated potatoes with Spanish paprika, fried and served with hot yellow pepper and cheese sauce. It is originally served as egg quarters on boiled potato and cold sauce. Here the fusion version was more appealing and the cheese sauce made the potato melt with every bite!
Next was manitaria gemista which is a Greek style fried crumb filled with mushroom, feta, cheese, jalepenos, oregano with mayonnaise. The crust was very crispy and each bite had well done mushrooms and jalepenos. A very unique preparation.
I have been to Greece and always enjoyed the chicken sovlaki there. But I never imagined it as a vegetarian dish until I had it here. Imagine a twist to sovlaki by replacing the chicken with cottage cheese and assorted veggies such as Bell pepper, mushrooms, zucchini marinated with yummy herbs and spices. Another cottage cheese appetizers to try is the Coconut Tandoori Panner – amazing Tandoori Paneer served with coconut chutney – creativity at its best indeed. I never heard of something like this and didn’t even imagine but was wowed by the amazing taste.
Now coming to the specialty all the way from Equador: Llapingachos – Spicy fried mashed potato patties stuffed with cheese, olives and topped with onion tomato salad and served with peanut sauce.
Coming to the main course I strongly recommend Gallo Pinto: from equador we jumped to Costa Rica delicacy. This consisted of rice served with beans and cottage cheese in red pepper sauce. The sauce was yummy to have with the rice. A must try.
Hospitality: The staff was very courteous and Chef Saif was a great company. His amazing experiments with various dishes were a delight to hear about.
Overall a great place and definitely a value for money with such great quality that leaves you wanting for more!!