Saturday, 24 February 2018

Mint and Mustard, Cardiff South Indian restaurant review

Mint and Mustard’s restaurant on Whitchurch Road is where it all began for high end South Indian cooking in Cardiff.

Whilst I’m a huge fan of Anand George’s Purple Poppadom and have had lovely meals at Dill Jeera, Chutney Roti, and Chai Street, I’ve been back to Mint & Mustard more times than anywhere else. As well the consistently lovely cooking, its proximity to Penylan helps provide an explanation.

Taking advantage of a great value voucher deal, Mrs and G and I feasted on tasting menu 2 (normally £36.95 a head).

A trio of starters kicked ass - a good wodge of soft, smokey and creamy tikka paneer was spiced with mustard and honey; a bronzed tiger prawn was coated in a punchy paste of kashmiri chilli and turmeric; and a juicy turkey seekh kebab zinged with fresh coriander. 

A little pot of lemon sorbet was just the right side of sharp and sweet. 

Mains were a triumph.

Dhaba murgh saw pieces of tender chicken tikka cooked in a rich tomato sauce fragrant with garlic, ginger and coriander. 

A whopper of a tandoori king prawn was sweet of flesh and licked with smoke.

Majestic lamb was a deep flavoured dish of yielding meat in well-spiced gravy.

A light and fresh tarka dhal was tempered beautifully with garlic, cumin, onion and tomato. 

Steamed basmati rice was as fluffy as it gets. 

Perfectly soft naans were brushed with butter - there was a mix of sweet coconut stuffed peshwari and tomato, coriander and red onion topped varieties.

The chocomosa is a classic for a reason. A crisp filo pastry triangle oozed hot chocolate ganache and was balanced by a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a piece of caramel topped banana.

We had an ace meal at Mint & Mustard. If you’re looking for first rate Southern Indian food then you're always in safe hands.

The Details:

Address - Mint and Mustard, 134 Whitchurch Road, Cardiff, CF14 3LZ
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Telephone - 029 2062 0333 

Mint and Mustard Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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