Being a non-vegetarian, eating out always end up with ordering non-veg dishes. It is very rare that I visit a pure vegetarian restaurant.But I do get invites to try out vegetarian restaurants in Chennai and I have visited quite a few as well. But nothing impressed me so much that I feel like go back to the same vegetarian restaurant again.
One fine day, I got a food tasting invite through fellow food blogger Asmita for a newly opened vegetarian restaurant called VB signature. VB signature is a part of famous food chain of restaurants called Vasantha Bhavan. Now who doesn’t know Vasantha Bhavan? Even though Vasantha Bhavan is famous and VB signature is a part of it, I went with least expectations because it is a pure vegetarian restaurant.
But guess what? I came back with an awesome experience. From the welcome drink to dessert each and every dish was designed and prepared with great care. It will surely satisfy the palate of many.Please go ahead and read what all I have enjoyed eating.
The welcome drink is served in a mason jar which will surely excite the youngsters and can make way for many instagram pics 🙂 Ilaneer Inji Soda, VB Signature Filter Coffee SodaCurry Leaves Mojito, Home Made Chai Soda, Aam Panna, Bovonto Black Mojito are the few options available. All the drink we tasted are good and unique in taste.
Then came the starters which are presented in par with the star hotel standards.
Tandoori momos – when we hear the word momos all we think of is the steam cooked delicacy. This tandoori momos come with a super spicy twist served with mint chutney, roasted tomato garlic chili chutney and curried yoghurt mayonnaise. The sauces are served with ink filler kind of apparatus which makes it easy to spread along the momos. Truly innovative!
The Cauliflower hashbrown – Another unique dish which is deep fried yet with a perfectly cooked stuffing inside. Served with cauliflower puree and tomato pickle mayonnaise
Marina milaga bajji – Named in such a way to grab the attention of any chennaite. But yet again a twist by stuffing the bajjis with potatoes and cheese crumbled with Japanese Panko crumbs served with Tamarind chili chutney.
Thai style Koththu parota – Soft parota with flavors of lemon grass and herbs. Generally koththu parota is served with raitha. As it is a Thai style one, it is served alone without accompaniments. But raitha can be served on request. Personally, I liked this along with the raitha.
Ceylon parota with double cheese Margarita – Can we ask for more? A dish which can excite the kids and youngsters. Is it a parota or pizza? well tasted like parotizza! It comes with other stuffing such as paneer butter masala, mushroom pepper fry, kalyana urulai masala as well and served with Jeera raita.
Kheema curry dosa – This will be surely relished by the non veg eaters. A good replacement for the non veg variant of curry dosa. Topped with soya kheema and packed with tomato pickle mayonnaise. It is served with the renowned Vasantha Bhavan sambar and chutneys
Dragon Smoke Popcorn – It is the star attraction of the day which made the entire restaurant to look at our table with curiosity. Caramel popcorn popped with liquid nitrogen and served chilled(click on the video below for live action). We were asked to pop it inside our mouth immediately. As the smoke comes out of our mouth, we all felt like excited kids for a moment. Of course will be a sure shot winner among the kids.
Makkai cheese palak, Dal Makhni served with pudina paratha and red chili paratha – All these dishes are authentically prepared which will make you to drop by VB signature whenever you crave for a north indian cuisine. The dal makhni is cooked for 15 hours in slow fire. I am just out of adjectives here!
Chilli Paneer noodles – Well cooked noodles with crispy paneer cubes is a perfect end for the exotic main course served
Milan to Madras – Rosogolla made in Coffee floating in cream – Yet another unique dish. The rosogolla with crispy crust is made right with coffe flavor. The accompanied cream is good without making the dish too sweet to eat. I just felt that the cream could have been served chilled and conveyed the same to chef
Mysore pak crumble oven baked as apple pie with fruits – liked the concept of this dish yet felt a bit overwhelming with ice cream and fruits. A little tweak can make it an awesome dessert.
As a final touch, then mittai and kamarkattu is served which made all my childhood memories come back. The then mittai could have been more juicy but I tasted it after so long so no complaints 🙂
I thoroughly enjoyed every dish and no complaints. Chef Vignesh was with us throughout the event and all the food bloggers who attended the event requested him only one thing that is to be consistent on the taste and service.
I am surely going back to VB signature and recommend this to all my herbivores and carnivores friends 🙂
VB signature is listed on Zomato and located at 52, Nungambakkam High Rd, Tirumurthy Nagar, Nungambakkam, Chennai