A hands on host, simple, uncomplicated flavours served up straight from the heart sum up the Rosang experience in one line for Skeeter. Cafe Rosang was on Skeeter's 'hitlist' since long. They shut shop at Hauz Khas Village only to resurface at a new address in Green Park. The menu features indigenous food from the seven Northeastern states of India. One might be tempted to order the usual suspects (momos above all else), but it is advisable to unleash some new flavours on your tastebuds and have them rollling!
Skeets tried the Veg combo meal in which she opted for Aloo Taama from Sikkim, a dish made with potatoes and bamboo shoot curry. It was a very flavourful curry of potatoes and bamboo shoots with whole peppercorns thrown in. The base of mustard oil lifted its taste manifold. The Masoor dal in the accompanying bowl was simple fare that had a very gratifying 'I ate my dal chawal' effect. It was scented with lemongrass which can give your daily dal a whole new perspective. A must try!
The Kol Posola from Assam is the pith found in a young banana plant. It is quite unique in its flavour and is an acquired taste for those who are not used to eating hitherto unknown parts of the banana plant. Some communities in India make the best use of the banana plant from the fruit to the leaf and on to the stem. Another culinary jewel, this! The Iromba (made with fish paste) was replaced on our request with a Raja Mirchi chutney. We were suitably forewarned to have only a little at a time and we did! But we liked this bomb on the scoville scale so much that we ended up getting it packed for home as well!!!