There’s a new Indian Restaurant in town along Jupiter Street called Legend of India. It is marketed as a Fine Dining Restaurant with a mini-bar inside, flat screen TVs showcasing Bollywood movies, and a mini-Indian dessert sari-sari store. We loved the sauce-y dishes matched with either the naan or basmati rice. I was impressed with the extensive line of Indian desserts that you can buy for take-out.
The ambiance is a bit stiff, formal and seemingly uninviting. The menu is poorly designed with hand-written changes that communicate that this is not really a Fine Dining Restaurant.
Soup and Vegetarian Appetizers | Non-Vegetarian Appetizers, Kebabs | Vegetarian Dishes | Mutton Lovers, Fish Lovers, and Prawn Lovers | Rice, Breads, Condiment, Papadum | Desserts, Jain Dishes, Drinks
The Palak Paneer was OK. It had a balanced taste of being not too cheesy and not too spinach-y. We’ve tasted better ones in other Indian restaurants.
The Pani Puri was highly recommended by a friend. Sadly, the flaky buns served were more like tough crusts. I think the mint water is not something Filipinos would get used to. We don’t recommend this.
The naan was good, and it’s a good idea to eat the sauce-y dishes with the bread.
Normally, I would not order something like this dish; however, a friend highly recommended it. It’s a good thing that we took that friend’s advice and got it. All of us were raving about how a simple vegetarian dish with yellow lentils could taste so good. This was finished to the last drop.
In contrast, although it was highly recommended as well, this vegetarian dish with kidney beans did not get the approval of a lot of people. The presentation of the food was also a bit boring.
The meat was very tender and the gravy was good, but it’s not something to rave about. I don’t think the P450 price tag is justified. Anyway, it’s a good thing then that the servings are really good for sharing among 2-4 people.
Our favorite Chicken Tikka Masala was unanimously voted as the best dish for the night. We loved the creamy tomato sauce that went with the tender chicken. As most Filipinos would say, “Sauce pa lang ulam na.”
I liked their kulfi, which had a texture of pastillas coated with ice cream. The nuts and spices sprinkled on the ice cream made it interesting.
The Jelebi is a sweet, orange Indian candy that I found too sweet. I liked the Kalakan more — it tasted like pastillas in maja blanca form.
Similar to Kalakan, but these two are made with other ingredients (pistachio and barfi, respectively).
Overall, we liked the free appetizers, Dhal Tarka, Chicken Tikka Masala, and the Indian desserts. I really didn’t like the uninviting feel of the place. We still recommend that you try it out, though, if you are tired of the commercialized taste of New Bombay.
Legend of India
114B Jupiter Street, Bel-Air II, Makati City
We serve Halal Meats only.
Telephone: +632 836-4232
Mobile: +63 917 899-2566 / +632 211-9864
Operating Hours: 11am-10.30pm
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Disclosure: We paid for our entire meal. 🙂
P.S. Carla commented on how she liked the disclosure clauses in the blog posts, which reminded me to put them in all the blog posts on restaurants and hotels. Thanks, Carla!