What we had
A modern take on South East Asian cuisine!
Monsoon is the newest kid on the block at Park Street Mews, so we decided to drop by and check it out! They serve a wide range of South East Asian cuisine, and we were very impressed by their quick service. They’re currently only open for dinner but plan on opening for lunch soon as well! Their South Asian theme revolves around the concept of sharing food, as is traditional in most South Asian families. The cuisine is a modern take on South Asian street food, while their décor is rustic and certainly ticks the instagrammable box!
Since Monsoon hasn’t got their liquor license yet, they have B.Y.O.B. and a small range of non-alcoholic drinks, so we decided to try out a few!
Tropical Juice – Rs. 400
The tropical juice was of a good consistency – not too watery and not too thick either. The flavours of papaw and pineapple really carried through and it was quite refreshing!
Cappuccino – Rs. 400
This was pretty much your regular cup of cappuccino. There was nothing too special about it, but the flavour was exactly what was expected.
Tom yam goong – Rs. 700
The Tom yam soup was slightly less spicy than what is served in most restaurants around Colombo, but delicious nonetheless. It was loaded with nuts, quite fresh, and a great appetizer.
Prawn sarong – Rs. 650
This dish is an absolute must-have! The sweet spicy chili sauce that accompanied it was delicious and the presentation was certainly on point! The prawns and wrapped noodles were both crispy and scrumptious.
Sweet Soy Chicken – Rs. 1200
The sweet soy chicken was quite a big piece, although it was rather pricey. The crispy chicken skin was the highlight of the dish, and we would definitely go back for this one. However, the tomato sambol which accompanied it was certainly a sensory overload! It was a great dish nonetheless.
Phad thai – Rs. 850
The phad thai was recommended to us by the restaurant, and it was a great main dish. The portion was certainly worth it for the price and the dish consisted of stir-fried rice noodles, prawns, fried tofu, egg and beans.
Purple Eggplant – Rs. 350
The vegetable eggplant dish was cooked well with a delicious crispy skin and it was slightly spicy, which certainly catered to our Sri Lankan palettes!
Hainanese Chicken Rice – Rs. 950
The chicken rice was a good texture accompanied with a spicy and fresh sambol and sauces which were certainly worth the price! It’s a great dish for sharing and fits in perfectly well with Monsoon’s theme.
Lychee Mojito Sorbet – Rs. 500
The lychee sorbet was a great palette cleanser. It was not too sweet as far as desserts go and the lime cut through the lychee so that the lychee taste was not overpowering.
Our overall experience at Monsoon was a positive one! If you want to make a reservation, call them up between 12 – 5pm.
Tip: Get the Prawn sarong!