Saturday, September 04, 2010

Swagat (Authentic Indian Resto) in Legaspi Village, Makati

For my final send off from my friends, we sought the authentic Indian restaurant in Legaspi Village. I only have Indian food once in a while because it doesn't work well with my stomach, but we loved the food here so much that we were just bore the consequences later.

Indians have been around the Philippines since the Chinese and Japanese times, even long before the Spanish were around. They usually traded with the natives and introduced Hinduism. Eventually, Filipinos associated the term Bumbay (Bombay) to South Asians in the Philippines, including those in Pakistani and Bangladeshi origin. The Bumbays settled here as kind of a scattered bunch, but most of them
now settle in Rizal, but the largest community outside of Manila is in Isabela province.

Tasted a lot like the food I tasted in India, except for their Palak Paneer - my favourite Indian dish. I guess the herbs they used were not the same.

Spot the Indian dude at the back, beside him is his Indian date. Beside our table is an Indian guy, behind us an Indian lady. This is an authentic Indian restaurant!

With chandeliers probably from India!

They even got their waitresses to wear saris. Nice touch =)

This portrait makes me imagine old India.

Sweet Lassi, my staple! for Php 40

Murgh Masala - chicken cooked with onions, tomatoes and Indian spices for Php 135

Chicken Tikka Masala - boneless chicken tikka sauteed with herbs, mild spices, tomatoes, butter and cream for Php 250

Shrimps Biryani - shrimps cooked with special Indian rice and flavoured spices for Php 225

Methi Machchi - fish cooked in mild sprices with spinach and sauce for Php 155

Murgh Masala - chicken cooked with onions, tomatoes and Indian spices for Php 135

Palak Paneer - fresh homemade cottage cheese with spinach and fresh spices for Php 155

Malai Kofta - vegetable buns cooked with delicious gravy for Php 140

Swagat Indian Cuisine
119 FCC Building
Rada Street, Legaspi Village
Makati City, Philippines
Tel: 632 501 5079

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