Hitchki, a well-known restaurant brand in Mumbai and in U.A.E., recently opened their second outlet in Dubai at Mirdif City Centre. Located on the first floor, opposite Fitness First, this casual dining outlet is spacious, and the décor is pleasing and well-lit with a huge seating area and a non-alcoholic bar at the rear end. The staff were all masked up and wearing gloves and there was an automated sanitizer dispenser at the entrance.
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Once seated, we were presented the menu which is quite vast with many drinks and dishes named after famous Bollywood movies and songs. This branch of Hitchki serves only non-alcoholic drinks while the other one has a full-fledged bar.
The starters and drinks arrived simultaneously. Tiger Zhinga Hai is Hitchki’s take on the infamous dynamite prawns, served in style with a lot of smoke. Though it tasted different from the usual dynamite prawns, this was crunchy on the outside and tasty. The Dum Pukht Arancini was a complete dhamaka. The crunchy fritter balls with the delicious dal makhana base was a delight to my taste buds. We also tried Bhut Jolokia Wings & Rings from the Kebab Me Haddi section. the presentation was amazing, and the chicken wings doused in spicy sauce was lip-smackingly delicious. Whoever though of topping it with gems (yes!! The chocolatey gems!!), I loved the idea 😊
For drinks we had, Minions and Punjabi Patiala Lassi. Minions is guava and watermelon slush, tasted good but I would have loved to have it in liquid form rather than a slush. The highlight was the lassi served in a tall rustic gold cup, topped with saffron-infused foam and malai peda.
Mains were Butter Chicken Risotto and Peshawari Lamb Chops. I highly recommend the Butter Chicken Risotto. It was creamy and rich; a tempting blend of butter chicken and risotto that made me want more. The Peshawari Lamb Chops were served with baby potatoes, corn and spinach. It was just average.
For dessert, we ordered a Chocolate Lava Kulfi. Watch the video below to truly understand how it was.
It was gooey, chocolatey and yum. My favourite part was eating the berries dipped in the kulfi-chocolate mix.
Overall, it was a wonderful experience and the staff were friendly and attentive. Can’t wait to go back and try the other dishes from the menu.