Murtle swears by Kashmir telling me that it’s one of her favorite restaurants. Thinking that I’m missing out on a good thing, I finally tried Kashmir with friends Teej and Vics.
Kashmir tries to stay true to its roots with its Indian and Persian inspired decor. It’s noticeable that the restaurant has seen better days though. Aside from the furnishing, I noticed that a good number of the diners in Kashmir were Indians. This tells me that food here is authentic.
Food that night:
Roti Chanai (90php)
Their version of this bread staple was good especially when dipped in curry sauce. I still prefer Arya’s version though as this was not as soft.
A glorified shawarma pita bread is all this was to me.
Palak Paneer (300php)
The cottage cheese was good when eaten on its own but horrible when combined with the spinach. Should Palak Paneer taste burned??? Looked like shit and tasted like shit. :(
Barra Kabab (490php)
Forget about the flavors as the meat pieces here were hard as rock. Meat could inflict serious pain when thrown at someone. I should have complained but didn’t want to bother.
Mutton Sayel (490php)
This doesn’t picture well but it’s actually the only good dish that night. The sauce was uniquely tasty and the lamb was very tender. What every dish in Kashmir should be.
In one word, here’s how we each described our experience in Kashmir:
ME: Sucky. But on second thought, my word should have been NASTY!
My friends and I had mixed reactions but were consistent in not giving Kashmir glowing reviews unlike Murtle. I now somehow question Murtle’s choice in restaurants but I guess everything is just a matter of taste. I’ll not be back at Kashmir anytime soon though.
Kashmir Restaurant is located at 816 Arnaiz Avenue Pasay Road Makati City. For more information, visit http://www.kashmirmanila.com/.