Can you think of a recipe that invokes delicious memories of your mother’s cooking? Or all the times you insisted that she had to open a restaurant just to sell her finger-licking food! To me, Rooster’s Soul Kitchen is like that mother who took the great leap and thought, “Yes, why not? Let’s do this!”. It’s that person who went beyond the “could haves and should haves”.
Except, it’s not really that.
With a Kerala-style sunroof and paintings from Bangalore’s own homegrown artist, Paul Fernandes adorning the walls, this restaurant is as Southern in its soul as it is with its food. Even though, the menu is predominantly from South India, there’s a lot more that Rooster’s has to offer those with a hearty appetite.
Soul Soothing Sessions
I don’t know if it was a surprise from seeing bacon (among steaks and crab rasam) or the aromatic whiff of flavoursome spices, but my hunger levels were at an all-time high. Comfort food is the only thing that could have pacified me in that moment.
I got started with the ordering spree almost immediately – Bacon Wrapped Chilli Peppers, Pandhi Fry and Crab Rasam. A virtual round of applause for these drool worthy dishes and I don’t do this very often but I actually ate silently during my meal this time, no words said. We washed down the appetizers with a couple of beer cocktails and the Walnut Choco Smoothie, a divine beverage I say!
By the time I got down to devouring the main course, something even more miraculous happened. As I took a nice, big bite of the Ceylon Paratha while dunking it in the Bad Word Curry, I could feel tears of joy welling up. The Egg Appams made it impossible to hold them back.
In the meanwhile, the Bacon Wrapped Fillet Mignon with Black Jack Sauce arrived and there’s no way you’ll get a better steak for that price in Bangalore.
The mindblowing sides and the shallot sauce was all too good to be true, considering my initial impressions of the soul kitchen and its rustic imprints. Rooster’s was a more eclectic sanctuary in that very moment as I felt a sense of calm take over me, feeling content. Well, almost.
As they say, no good meal ends without a dessert. This meant I had to order a dessert that hit the spot and nothing says comfort food like Apple Pie with Ice Cream. I have to add that by the end of the meal, my gastronomic satisfaction was soaring high and my soul experienced serenity.
How to Get There:
Rooster’s – Soul Kitchen
Where: 39, First Floor, 80 Feet Road, HAL 3rd Stage, Indiranagar, Bangalore
Contact: 080 45128737
Timings: All Days 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM, 7 PM to 11:30 PM
Cost: ₹1,700 for two people (25% Off with Quirk Card)