After finishing with midterms (good riddance), my best friend and I had gone to Chutney Chang’s to reward ourselves for having survived what I can only describe as a grueling week and it was a reward indeed.
Booking a reservation the day before, I prepared to have to wait a while before getting our table since we were going on a Saturday evening for dinner but there was no delay or suffocating rush that stifled the foodie experience so all was well.
Chutney Chang is one of the biggest spread buffet’s in Bangalore, the perfect combination and blend of Indian and Chinese cuisine with a live chaat stand and live dimsum stand as well and an assortment of dishes made for those with a big appetite. I’d gone to the Chutney Chang off Church Street, on Museum Road.
Everything is self service and the only dish that’s served at the table is soup and Indian bread. The rest is up to you so go big or go home!
As a vegetarian I was pleased with the wide array of vegetarian dishes. The food was delicious. Starting off with a black pepper soup, moving on to some pasta salad, egg salad and dahi puri. It appeared as if the entrees were enough to make me full but it was imperative to make room for the main dish. I had biryani with palak paneer and stir fried vegetables. For dessert there were a multitude of options like black currant cheese cake, chocolate brownies, jelly custard and a chocolate fondue fountain with marshmallows and sweets to dip in it. A sweet tooth would be delighted! Priced at Rs. 680, I would say it’s worth it.
However, the food isn’t the only reason I’d recommend dining at this wonderful restaurant. The staff are warm and very friendly, making you feel at home and even the decor and ambiance was inviting rather than intimidating as it can be in some fine dining restaurants. Clearly, Chutney Chang shows you that classy restaurants do not need stuffy and overly formal waiters. We were seated at a table on the first floor right next to a small fish pond and it was such a lovely place to sit.
Of course, there’s always a little fiasco wherever my friend and I go. In the middle of our meal, between jokes and irrepressible laughter, my friend’s fork flew off the table and landed right in the water where all the fish gathered around like it was an idol to worship.
Also, if you tell the staff that it’s your birthday they’ll bring you a small cake and sing happy birthday while playing the guitar as you blow out the candles and make a wish. Their singing reminded me of a barbershop quartet!
So Chutney Chang is a great place to celebrate with friends and family!