OUR DINING EXPERIENCE: BHOGA, SAN FRANCISCO
We had the pleasure of trying out different cuisines in the course of our recent vacation in the United States. This has been shared in the last few blog posts here. As our trip was coming to an end, we decided to eat at an Indian Restaurant for a change.
There are a number of Indian restaurants in San Francisco. The one we visited is called Bhoga and is described as serving modern Indian cuisine and innovative drinks. They have now opened to indoor dining service but we preferred to sit outside.
From their impressive collection of cocktails, we chose to try out the Bhoga Mule made with vodka, elderflower, grapefruit and ginger beer. This drink was their version of the popular Moscow Mule. Interestingly, this is generally served in a copper cup or mug as this retains the cold temperature of the drink. The taste was outstanding !
The Podi Idli, which came strongly recommended to us, lived up to its reputation. The menu described this dish as Steamed Rice Cakes with Lentil Powder and Chutney. It wasn't as hot as the picture suggests but was very tasty nevertheless.
Another dish which we loved not just for the taste but also for the excellent plating was the Pepper Duck. This had Uthappam, Minced/Ground Duck Breast, Fennel, and Coconut Milk.
Lastly, we had the Mustard Prawns, with the flavours of Kashmiri chilli, garlic and cumin. This was just superb and possibly the best dish of the evening.
The service was efficient and the dishes- without exception- were elegantly plated.
I would highly recommend this if you are looking for interesting twists to traditional Indian cuisine in San Francisco.