Pastries N Chaat

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Last weekend my wife had a girls night so I took the kids out for dinner.  I happened to be in the Draper area and we were driving around looking for a place to eat.  To clarify, we were driving around for Dad to find a “new” place to eat, so he could review it.  My kids were desperate for the usual, but they know better when it comes to eating out with SLC Food Radar Dad.  As much as I dislike using Yelp, I turned to it to find anything that was close that looked like it had some semi decent ratings.  This place popped up, and when we drove up to it, was well-lit, new, and inviting.  We decided to give it a try.

Pastries N Chaat is a quick service restaurant approach with a few modern touches to it.  You walk by some display cases where there are cakes and pastries displayed, thus the “pastries” part of the name.  In the back is where you can order food.  They had the menu divided into three different sections with a few small plates, some medium-sized plates, and then some entrée dishes.  Pretty straight forward, I tried to order a little of everything.

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Samosa Chaat

The first thing I ordered and it ended up being my favorite dish was the samosa chaat.  Samosa are pastries filled with spiced boiled potatoes, onions, cilantro, etc. etc.  There was a LOT going on in this black plastic dish.  Luckily the “lot going on” was packed with flavors that all seemed to work well together.  It was just a touch on the spicy side so be careful if you have a sensitive palette.

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Chicken Sukka

This was one of the small plates I mentioned early, and probably the one I was least impressed with.  I took a few bites and just didn’t really get emotionally involved with the dish.  Two bites were enough to get a sense of what it was about.  Too much spice and not enough flavor on this one.

Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala

One of our entrees was the chicken tikka masala plate.  It was fine.  I know it’s not a glowing review, but it didn’t really knock my socks off.  I mean it was good, but that’s about as far as I can take it.

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Finally we tried one of the pizzas because once again, I was with some pretty picky kids and they saw a picture of a pizza and thus had to have it.  Once again, if you were judging this compared to other pizzas it was poor, and if you are judging it as Indian cuisine, I don’t know if this really falls in line.  It was more of a fusion item that I felt fell short of the mark.

The bright spots of the night was the samosa chaat, and the naan bread was quite good that came with everything.  Also one of the dishes came with a sweet potato hash that was really tasty.  Not sure if there was quite enough here for me to think about going back, but just enough for those that haven’t gone to give it a try.  At my job we have a Foodies chat channel, and a few people have been here and seem to have the same overall opinion.  There were some nice things on the menu, and other things that missed the mark.

 

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