sana-di-ge - Named after the ceremonial lamp used in Mangalorean celebrations , was a delectable discovery . The restaurant showcases Mangalore’s Udupi region's rich culinary history along with a few gems from Adhra , Tamil Nadu and Kerala .
Opened just three weeks ago sana-di-ge comes with a lot of promise and could easily position itself as Delhi's finest standalone Coastal cuisine restaurant. Fortunately they haven't forgotten the vegetarians - much to the relief of my lunch partner who feasted on all things green while we waded through the fruits of the sea.
A delicious Sol Kadhi whetted our appetites , which was followed by the most amazing Crab Meat Soup , while Rakhee opted for a Pepper Rasam which she couldn't get enough of . Excellent Prawn Butter Pepper Garlic was followed by an average Mushroom Ghee Roast. Chicken Sukha was brilliant as was Baby corn Pepper Fry - super stuff .
Next came Fish Thali and a Vegetarian one and though we were bursting on the seams we greedily went on . Fish Thali came with a delectable Fish Curry , a Fried Fillet and some tender Rava Fried Squid , yum Sambar and a few vegetables - all absolutely brilliant as was the veggie thali I am told. We ended this delectable feast with their signature Elaneer Payasam - that was sheer brilliance.
Sana-Di-Ge is a celebration of India's fine Coastal Cuisine . Understated elegance , excellent informed and discreet service all made ours a fabulous meal . Do head there - as I am too going to again very soon - there is lots to explore on that scrumptious menu , they get my vote hands down .