I used to be impressed, on my final go to to Mela about 6 months or so in the past, on the standard of the meals and the revamped eating room and I used to be once more on this newest lunch expedition. It sits up in the direction of the highest finish of William Street reverse the Perth Mosque and with a menu overlaying a variety of Northern and Southern Indian dishes has one thing for all who take pleasure in Indian delicacies.
A small wine record has numerous nice decisions and we opted for a Spanish rosé which, with its crisply dry palate, and flavours of raspberries and pomegranate appeared an ideal companion to our meals.
As on my final journey right here I couldn’t go previous the vada for opening – I really like these kind of South Indian fried doughnuts or fritters, produced from urad dal with spices mixed within the batter, deep fried to a crisp pores and skin and fluffy centre – they’re one among my favorite Indian road meals snacks – served with spicy sambar, coconut chutney and dhal for dipping; these have been proper up with the best I’ve had from South Indian specialty eating places alongside Serangoon Road in Singapore. They are well worth the go to to Mela, alone.
Our different starter was a serve of momo, triangular formed dumplings a speciality of Nepal – pleasantly glutinous skins surrounded a minced prawn filling – properly turned out, certainly.
Our mains – nicely for me a really spicy prawn vindaloo -brightly colored filled with plump, crunchy prawns, cooked with their tails, and in an fragrant and very zesty chili based mostly sauce – a little bit of forehead mopping, however wonderful.
And lastly, a curry of spiced chickpeas, served with hyped up puris, and onion with pickle – once more nicely cooked, fairly spicy and all in all a really pleasant dish
So one other very gratifying lunch at Mela – it provides excellent meals, properly priced, in nice surrounds together with pleasant and welcoming employees – nicely value a stroll up William Street.