Everytime I’ve been to Smaaash, I’ve had an absolute blast. The gaming arena has something to offer for everyone – from Occulus powered VR experiences to Cricket and Bowling. However, its dining area – Unforked – was a bit of a hit and a miss. So, I wasn’t entirely surprised when I heard that Unforked was making way for a new restaurant called Mighty Small.

Mighty Small is a vibrant, carnival themed restaurant that immediately appears to be a better fit for Smaaash. The rumble of the bowling ball, clanking of the pins, and the hooting and screaming of gamers somehow end up adding to the charm of the place. Be warned though, if you want a quiet and calm meal, this is definitely not the place for you. The menu offers short eats, pizzas, burgers and group meals in addition to appetizer, main course, and dessert. Well known dishes are often presented in a unique avatar with a quirky twist.

I was invited to a tasting session hosted by the restaurant with a pre-decided set menu. Murgh Do Pyaza Tartlets and Paneer Mirchi Ka Salan Tartlets were the first dishes to arrive. These savoury, bite sized snacks were surprisingly good and uncannily addictive. The tartlets set the tone for a rather interesting meal through the duration of which the fusion of different dishes and cuisines would continue. The dish that really pulled off this mix-and-match style of innovation is the Makhni Fondue. The dish looks pretty much like every other cheese fondue. However, dip your toast into the fondue, and you’d find a creamy, desi Makhni gravy instead of molten cheese. Another dish that I loved was the D-I-Y Lettuce Wrap. Fresh lettuce leaves are served with Chicken Crumble (Hoisin Grilled Paneer for the vegetarian version), fried Garlic, crushed Peanuts, Sweet Chilli Sauce, and Soy Sauce. You have to load up the leaf with gravy and the toppings and then fold it up like a wrap. The assorted fillings reminded me of the typical Khao Suey toppings, and worked quite well with the gravy that comes with the dish. The quality of the Lettuce makes or breaks this dish, and the Lettuce I received was absolutely fresh!

Mighty Small has an eclectic selection of dishes for the main course too. I tried the Butter Chicken Calzone, Bunny Chow, and Hyderabadi Biryani. Bunny Chow is a popular South African dish that traces its origins to migrant Indian workers and poverty. It’s essentially a hollowed-out bread filled with curry. It is messy and rustic, but a whole lot of fun to eat. The real challenge is to finish the entire bread without making a mess of things. If you succeed, please share a tip or two with me. The Biryani was served in a potla of Rumali Biryani. This dish is conceptually similar to the MLA Potlum Biryani at The Spicy Venue. However, the Roti doesn’t really gel with the Biryani. The Biryani was quite decent, but I didn’t know what to do with the Roti.

Mighty Small also has a rather wide choice of drinks including tea, coffee, lemonades, thick shakes, fresh fruit juices, and smoothies. We were offered a selection of the colourful lemonades infused with various flavours including blackcurrent, lavander, and lemongrass. The final course of the day was a dessert platter comprised of NYC Styled Cheese Cake, Tequilla Chocolate Mousse, and Chocolate Brownie. The Tequilla Chocolate Mousse was brilliant – rich chocolate combined with sharp alcoholic notes and a velvety texture. The cheesecake wasn’t bad, but the fact that a cheesecake lover like me is writing about the mousse instead of waxing lyrical about the cheesecake is suggestive.

Mighty Small is a significant step up from its predecessor. The menu has some genuinely interesting dishes and should appeal to all age groups. It takes inspiration from both global cuisines as well as the wonderful local Hyderabadi cuisine. A meal for two should cost around Rs. 1800. Quick eats are priced between 175 and 250 bucks, while appetisers are around 250 rupees for veg and between 350 and 450 for non-veg.

Mighty Small
Pros
Lively, vibrant decor
A quirky and fun menu
Some of the experimental dishes work quite well
Cons
The noisy atmosphere might not be for everyone
8

Everytime I’ve been to Smaaash, I’ve had an absolute blast. The gaming arena has something to offer for everyone – from Occulus powered VR experiences to Cricket and Bowling. However, its dining area – Unforked – was a bit of a hit and a miss. So, I wasn’t entirely surprised when I heard that Unforked was making way for a new restaurant called Mighty Small.

Mighty Small is a vibrant, carnival themed restaurant that immediately appears to be a better fit for Smaaash. The rumble of the bowling ball, clanking of the pins, and the hooting and screaming of gamers somehow end up adding to the charm of the place. Be warned though, if you want a quiet and calm meal, this is definitely not the place for you. The menu offers short eats, pizzas, burgers and group meals in addition to appetizer, main course, and dessert. Well known dishes are often presented in a unique avatar with a quirky twist.

I was invited to a tasting session hosted by the restaurant with a pre-decided set menu. Murgh Do Pyaza Tartlets and Paneer Mirchi Ka Salan Tartlets were the first dishes to arrive. These savoury, bite sized snacks were surprisingly good and uncannily addictive. The tartlets set the tone for a rather interesting meal through the duration of which the fusion of different dishes and cuisines would continue. The dish that really pulled off this mix-and-match style of innovation is the Makhni Fondue. The dish looks pretty much like every other cheese fondue. However, dip your toast into the fondue, and you’d find a creamy, desi Makhni gravy instead of molten cheese. Another dish that I loved was the D-I-Y Lettuce Wrap. Fresh lettuce leaves are served with Chicken Crumble (Hoisin Grilled Paneer for the vegetarian version), fried Garlic, crushed Peanuts, Sweet Chilli Sauce, and Soy Sauce. You have to load up the leaf with gravy and the toppings and then fold it up like a wrap. The assorted fillings reminded me of the typical Khao Suey toppings, and worked quite well with the gravy that comes with the dish. The quality of the Lettuce makes or breaks this dish, and the Lettuce I received was absolutely fresh!

Mighty Small has an eclectic selection of dishes for the main course too. I tried the Butter Chicken Calzone, Bunny Chow, and Hyderabadi Biryani. Bunny Chow is a popular South African dish that traces its origins to migrant Indian workers and poverty. It’s essentially a hollowed-out bread filled with curry. It is messy and rustic, but a whole lot of fun to eat. The real challenge is to finish the entire bread without making a mess of things. If you succeed, please share a tip or two with me. The Biryani was served in a potla of Rumali Biryani. This dish is conceptually similar to the MLA Potlum Biryani at The Spicy Venue. However, the Roti doesn’t really gel with the Biryani. The Biryani was quite decent, but I didn’t know what to do with the Roti.

Mighty Small also has a rather wide choice of drinks including tea, coffee, lemonades, thick shakes, fresh fruit juices, and smoothies. We were offered a selection of the colourful lemonades infused with various flavours including blackcurrent, lavander, and lemongrass. The final course of the day was a dessert platter comprised of NYC Styled Cheese Cake, Tequilla Chocolate Mousse, and Chocolate Brownie. The Tequilla Chocolate Mousse was brilliant – rich chocolate combined with sharp alcoholic notes and a velvety texture. The cheesecake wasn’t bad, but the fact that a cheesecake lover like me is writing about the mousse instead of waxing lyrical about the cheesecake is suggestive.

Mighty Small is a significant step up from its predecessor. The menu has some genuinely interesting dishes and should appeal to all age groups. It takes inspiration from both global cuisines as well as the wonderful local Hyderabadi cuisine. A meal for two should cost around Rs. 1800. Quick eats are priced between 175 and 250 bucks, while appetisers are around 250 rupees for veg and between 350 and 450 for non-veg.

Mighty Small
Pros
Lively, vibrant decor
A quirky and fun menu
Some of the experimental dishes work quite well
Cons
The noisy atmosphere might not be for everyone
8

Mighty Small Debuts at Smaaash Hyderabad

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Everytime I’ve been to Smaaash, I’ve had an absolute blast. The gaming arena has something to offer for everyone – from Occulus powered VR experiences to Cricket and Bowling. However, its dining area – Unforked – was a bit of a hit and a miss. So, I wasn’t entirely surprised when I heard that Unforked was making way for a new restaurant called Mighty Small.

Mighty Small is a vibrant, carnival themed restaurant that immediately appears to be a better fit for Smaaash. The rumble of the bowling ball, clanking of the pins, and the hooting and screaming of gamers somehow end up adding to the charm of the place. Be warned though, if you want a quiet and calm meal, this is definitely not the place for you. The menu offers short eats, pizzas, burgers and group meals in addition to appetizer, main course, and dessert. Well known dishes are often presented in a unique avatar with a quirky twist.

I was invited to a tasting session hosted by the restaurant with a pre-decided set menu. Murgh Do Pyaza Tartlets and Paneer Mirchi Ka Salan Tartlets were the first dishes to arrive. These savoury, bite sized snacks were surprisingly good and uncannily addictive. The tartlets set the tone for a rather interesting meal through the duration of which the fusion of different dishes and cuisines would continue. The dish that really pulled off this mix-and-match style of innovation is the Makhni Fondue. The dish looks pretty much like every other cheese fondue. However, dip your toast into the fondue, and you’d find a creamy, desi Makhni gravy instead of molten cheese. Another dish that I loved was the D-I-Y Lettuce Wrap. Fresh lettuce leaves are served with Chicken Crumble (Hoisin Grilled Paneer for the vegetarian version), fried Garlic, crushed Peanuts, Sweet Chilli Sauce, and Soy Sauce. You have to load up the leaf with gravy and the toppings and then fold it up like a wrap. The assorted fillings reminded me of the typical Khao Suey toppings, and worked quite well with the gravy that comes with the dish. The quality of the Lettuce makes or breaks this dish, and the Lettuce I received was absolutely fresh!

Mighty Small has an eclectic selection of dishes for the main course too. I tried the Butter Chicken Calzone, Bunny Chow, and Hyderabadi Biryani. Bunny Chow is a popular South African dish that traces its origins to migrant Indian workers and poverty. It’s essentially a hollowed-out bread filled with curry. It is messy and rustic, but a whole lot of fun to eat. The real challenge is to finish the entire bread without making a mess of things. If you succeed, please share a tip or two with me. The Biryani was served in a potla of Rumali Biryani. This dish is conceptually similar to the MLA Potlum Biryani at The Spicy Venue. However, the Roti doesn’t really gel with the Biryani. The Biryani was quite decent, but I didn’t know what to do with the Roti.

Mighty Small also has a rather wide choice of drinks including tea, coffee, lemonades, thick shakes, fresh fruit juices, and smoothies. We were offered a selection of the colourful lemonades infused with various flavours including blackcurrent, lavander, and lemongrass. The final course of the day was a dessert platter comprised of NYC Styled Cheese Cake, Tequilla Chocolate Mousse, and Chocolate Brownie. The Tequilla Chocolate Mousse was brilliant – rich chocolate combined with sharp alcoholic notes and a velvety texture. The cheesecake wasn’t bad, but the fact that a cheesecake lover like me is writing about the mousse instead of waxing lyrical about the cheesecake is suggestive.

Mighty Small is a significant step up from its predecessor. The menu has some genuinely interesting dishes and should appeal to all age groups. It takes inspiration from both global cuisines as well as the wonderful local Hyderabadi cuisine. A meal for two should cost around Rs. 1800. Quick eats are priced between 175 and 250 bucks, while appetisers are around 250 rupees for veg and between 350 and 450 for non-veg.

Mighty Small
Pros
Lively, vibrant decor
A quirky and fun menu
Some of the experimental dishes work quite well
Cons
The noisy atmosphere might not be for everyone
8

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