Drama is life with the dull bits cut out – Alfred Hitchcock
And who loves the dull bits? Not us definitely!
In fact, even our visit to Drama was a pretty dramatic one! After a few hiccups, we finally made it to Drama last weekend for a dramatically delicious meal!
Drama is located in 4 Bungalows (below Goa Portuguesa and where SoHo Tapas Bar once stood). There are two sections, an AC one with the loud music, open bar, dim light and candles and an outside non-AC one where they serve sheesha. The music is groovy and sets the mood right. They have various events like Bollywood Nights and Sufi Nights. When we visited, the later was jazzing up the ambience.
The service at Drama is really good and prompt. The menu has a lot of varieties and an equal spread of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. One can pick from Tex-Mex to burgers to pizza and even North Indian options.
We started with mocktails – Burst Grape, Drama Queen and Berry Berry. The presentations are no-nonsense basic ones but the combinations and flavours are perfect. Burst Grape is a fizzy blackcurrant-based mocktail. It has a sharp tangy taste. Drama queen is a mild sweet combination of orange, pineapple and sweet lime juices. It is refreshing. Berry Berry is another fizzy and tangy-sweet mocktail and is strawberry based.
We started with Baked Mozzarella Mushrooms. A delicious and cheesy mixture of mushrooms on a crispy bread just like bruschetta. The flavours are delicate and well balanced. These mushroom mozzarella sticks are delectable and a must try!
Thai Cottage Cheese is a cottage cheese and lemon grass based tikki. Very fragrant, as should be, considering they are loaded with lemon grass and Thai herbs. The tikkis are slightly crisp on the outside and melt at the first bite. The herbed flavours burst in your mouth. These are served with a sweet-spicy dip with lots of chilli flakes, that adds to the sharp flavours.
Schezwan Crispy Corn is much like the crispy vegetable starter most of us love, but with sweet corn. Slightly spicy and very crispy corn with lots of veggies and even more spices. It is perfect to keep munching on as you talk and/or sip on your drinks.
Clay Oven Baked Corn Kernel are our favourite. Though the name is pretty confusing, these are basically corn-based kebabs. They had a slightly smokey flavour owing to the clay oven baking and green chillies add the occasional spiciness. These are delicious and literally melt in the mouth. Topped with chaat masala to give them a lip-smacking taste. No accompaniment is necessary but they are served with a coriander and mint chutney.
The scrumptious starters made our taste buds dance while the live Sufi music made us groove. Not quite full yet, we went for Makai Malai Burger. The patty was slightly crispy outside and was made with soft, succulent cottage cheese and corn. The malai or cottage cheese flavour overpowered the preparation. It was non-spicy. We liked it!
We spotted Dal Makhni and Jeera Rice on the menu and the staff informed us that it was one of their hot selling items, so we called for it. Dal Makni was delicious and had a slightly smokey flavour. It was not overly buttery and hence not very heavy. Rice was mildly fragrant and well-separated. We loved this combination.
Dessert, like drama, is the non-dull bit of the meal and so entered Churros with Chocolate Sauce. These were perfect. The right amount of crispiness on the outside with a soft core, dusted with cinnamon and powdered sugar. They went so well with the toothsome chocolate sauce. We couldn’t ask for a better climax to the movie! The staff asks for a good 15 minutes for the preparation of the Churros, so be ready to either wait a while or order a little in advance.
Overall Experience: We loved the food at Drama and enjoyed the amazing music and friendly service. It is a really good place to unwind with friends.
The Battle: Be ready for quite a few dramatic arguments when your friends take a bite of your food here. They will happen, and if they don’t, remember, the story is not over yet!