I have lost count of the number of times I have been to Malabar Bay located at Tavarakere behind Christ College, Bangalore. One it is close to my office and two very convenient in terms of speed of service and the choice of food. I always start my eating spree here with either a Mutton shorba which is fantastic or a nice manchow sea food soup. It needs no additional tinkering with sauce or other seasoning and is pretty much to my satisfaction and for someone who is not satisfied unless they contribute to additional tastes and dabbling with mindless culinary additions by putting in all of the sauces available within hands reach that’s saying something .
For starters we ordered squid and rabbit which was very impressive. The squid was just right without being too leathery and the rabbit was well cooked but not an outstanding dish and not worth too much mention.
I am not much of a rice or biryani fan. However the biryani here is something that I dont mind really. Its absolutely non greasy malabari style and is a pleasure to eat. The serving portion is not too less to complain about or too much to leave you wanting a crane to lift yourself up. Try their prawn biryani. With that we ordered some Prawn Kondattam (prawn crispy fry) which was just abt ok and not too crispy as much as I hoped it will be . I will not order that again next time. Their fish and seafood fares are much better than other meats. Prawns masala and fry is worth mentioning because they are just scrumptious. Karimeen pollichada (fish wrapped in banana leaf and fried) is their specialty and is much sought after by the regular customers.
For people who eat heavy I would recommend the fish meals thali which gives unlimited side dishes, and fish curry (unlimited gravy only). On my usual days I order netholi (anchovy) fry which again is one of my favorites and is made well. I am not a dessert eater and have never ordered beyond their main course.
Let me know what your experience. Bon apetit
Update – Read about the new menu here