Popular Goan restaurant Soul Fry Casa in Fort threw open its doors to launch their new continental fair. Gayatri Sahasrabuddhe checks it out
For those who haven’t visited Soul Fry yet, it’s a tiny place with a rustic Goan/Portuguese feel. A large bar grabs your attention as you enter, while the rest of the décor is simple with wooden tables and chairs and old-era paintings.
Soul Fry’s continental menu, at first glance, though offering an array of mouth-watering dishes for non-vegetarians, has sadly, few options for vegetarians. We started our meal with the Roasted Mushrooms with white garlic sauce (Rs 280) and Beer Batter Prawns (Rs 330). The mushrooms were well-seasoned with no overpowering hint of garlic; a nice dish to start off with. The Beer Batter Prawns were good, but we found the batter a little thick for our liking. The Rosemary Ranch Chicken Kebab (Rs 300) and Lime Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad (Rs 300) are also worth trying.
For the main course, we sunk our teeth into the Grilled Rack of Lamb with oregano herb rub (Rs 350). Succulent and perfectly cooked, we just couldn’t get enough of it! The oregano herb, which tasted a bit salty at first, balanced the dish out perfectly. Next up was the Stuffed Chicken Pepper Steak (Rs 350). Stuffed with minced mushroom, chicken and a few secret ingredients, we recommend you ask for some more sauce to pour over. Other dishes included Grilled Paneer & Corn Steak with hot garlic sauce (Rs 280), Beef Chilli Fry with toasted garlic pao (Rs 280) & Grilled Basa with lemon cream sauce (Rs 350).
Soul Fry serves a dessert of the week in addition to the desserts they serve on their regular menu. We tried the Crepe Suzette (dessert of the week), which was served with vanilla ice-cream. It was a nice end to our meal.
Overall, Soul Fry Casa is a simple place, with a focus on food. Their new Continental menu has quite a few options to try out, which are authentic in taste and not too hard on the pocket either. Besides, we’d definitely go back for the Grilled Rack of Lamb and recommend you do too.
Where 111 A, Currimjee Building, Opposite Mumbai University, Fort
Meal for two Rs 1,500 (without alcohol)
Alcohol served Yes (pint of beer Rs 180)