Incasa have been on my wish list for a long time. So, finally on a family get-together and birthday party, I along with my family headed to Incasa.
The first thing I noticed while parking was an amazing interior and good light that captured you at the very first glance. As we climbed up the stairs, I was slightly surprised to see lights as they were yellow. Not that, I do not like yellow but giving to the ambiance created and the space layout, the lights were looking odd. Yet, when I came to reason behind it – my point of view completely changed. The interiors were done according to the theme, ‘illusion’, which makes it, quiet perfect and it solved my mystery too.
Moving on to food, after being seated, we ordered White Onion soup, Wild Mushroom Bisque, Glass noodle soup, Mama lee and pizza spoon as starters and appetizers. The soups were good in proportion and texture. The technicality and uniqueness of the soup could be judged by its presentation.
The wild mushroom bisque had mushrooms, which were lightly fried or roasted; making it taste more scrumptious. It was based in white colour so included milk or cream for thickening and flavor purpose. The white onion soup, once again had white background; i.e., milk or cream. Along with that it had a generously onions sprinkled that were sautéed to give the texture. The glass noodle soup was a clear soup. It had dices of vegetables in hot water with just salt and black pepper as spices and flavor enhancer.
Moving on to appetizers, mama lee was mashed potatoes in an oval shape; covered in noodles and deep-fried. They were heavy and big when served. One mama lee would be stuff you enough that you would not need to order another round. The next were the most awaited, unique and only one in Ahmedabad – pizza spoons. The first thought I had while ordering it was, ‘how can they serve pizza in a spoon?” Nevertheless, it was pizza cut in a spoon shape. Not the usual with which we eat dinner but a cute looking spoons. They were crisp and thin crust pizzas. The toppings consisted of sauce, onion, capsicum and cheese. The concept was unique and here they get all the bonus marks.
As main course we had ordered, cheese naan, Tandoori roti, Ram khichdi, Vegetable Raipuri, Khada Palak lasuni and coke.
Vegetable Raipuri like every other place had vegetables cooked in onion and tomato puree to give it a brown colour; topped with Indian spices. Khada Palak Lasuni as the name suggests had spinach as the important base and contained dash of Khada masala (raw spice) and lot of lasun (garlic) for the flavor. Both of them had true Indian flavor; just the jazzy and the restaurant type.
But, to our delightful surprise, the Ram Khichdi turned to be a sheer brilliance. It was not the usual, diluted khichdi but a heavy and flavorful khichdi. It blended rice with kali daal and spices. It had onions and coriander too for the tangy taste. Topped with slices if ginger and cream, this is one definitely for health freaks and diet conscious persons. Tandoori Naan was nice and crunchy whereas, the cheese naan had a proper balance of cheese in the entire naan and was neither over cooked nor undercooked.
The service staff was friendly, welcoming and warm. They served each dish with a smile and the one in charge was constantly there looking at all needs. Overall, the restaurant gets 9 from 10. Must try! Highly Recommended.