Glocal Junction Unveils a Brand New Menu

In a short span of since opening in Hyderabad (Read: Glocal Junction comes to Hyderabad), Glocal Junction has become popular for their dishes with exquisite looks and delicate taste. After one year of operations in Hyderabad, the restaurant has now revamped their dine-in menu to provide a refreshing change to their loyal audience.

Kachapuri
Kachapuri, the Georgian national dish

The name Glocal signifies the fusion of global and local, and true to the name, the new menu has many items both from Indian and international kitchens. Around two dozen new dishes have been launched and the popular items from the old menu have been retained.

Tokri Chaat
Tokri Chaat

A few select bloggers were invited to try out a few of these and give their opinion. We started with “Street Foodsie”, the street food section in the menu. The first item was Tokri Chaat. Small baskets made with filo sheets contained an assortment of delicious chaat items from Mumbai.

Baked Chicken with Soya Mirins
Baked Chicken with Soya Mirins

From the international kitchen, a new dish for me was Kachapuri, the national dish of Georgia. A pie having cheese and chicken mince is covered by a fried egg. As you delve into the pie the melted cheese provides a delicious combo dipped in the egg yolk. This was definitely one of the star dishes for me.

Nasi Goreng
Nasi Goreng

Nasi Goreng, the Indonesian rice dish is again an iconic recipe – here it was served with prawn crackers, chicken satay and fried egg. The presentation of the dish deserves a mention.

Mexican Veg Empanadas
Mexican Veg Empanadas

The other few dishes we tried in this category were Baked Chicken with Soya Mirins, where you can find the taste of the Japanese sauce slightly overwhelming, and Mexican Veg Empanadas which were baked patties stuffed with veggies and kidney beans.


Doner Puri
Doner Puri

Small Plates” was the next section to go – short bites which go well with drinks. Here my favourite was Colocasia Tuk, a fried preparation of arbi with some excellent masala. It was virtually unputdownable with the drinks. Doner Puri had small sized puris stuffed with hummus, chicken and greens.

Buffalo Chicken Wings
Buffalo Chicken Wings

For the non-vegetarians this section had Dynamite Prawns and Buffalo Chicken Wings. Both the dishes were spicy and had suitable dips to go with them. Most of the dips served at Glocal have a nice taste of their own and can be savoured as it is.

Dynamite Prawns
Dynamite Prawns

Lamb Bheja Masala with Rucola was a nice idea and a hit with me. It was served as a bruschetta topped with magaz fry and chopped arugula.

Lamb Bheja Masala with Rucola
Lamb Bheja Masala with Rucola

The menu has a long list of pizzas, pasta and risottos. We were served Rice Conjee Risotto, one of the fusion recipes where risotto is cooked as a Japanese style conjee. This was covered with a cheese slice and served with garlic bread.

Rice Conjee Risotto
Rice Conjee Risotto

Burwiches” (Burgers and Sandwiches) was represented by Vegetable Saoji Sliders. The sliders buns were green coloured, with a thick veggie patty inside. A twist to the dish were the sides, where plantain fries were served instead of French fries. Liked this nice touch. Sabich, a pita bread sandwich with sliced boiled eggs, eggplant and served with French fries also featured in this list.

Vegetable Saoji Sliders
Vegetable Saoji Sliders

Among the Mains, the Mutton Kheema Pav was a nice combo. The kheema retained its strong mutton taste. The masala was very balanced and went well with the greasy pavs.

Chicken Salami Calzone was the other one from the list which was served, it had chicken salami, jalapeno and veggies as filling.

Mutton Kheema Pav
Mutton Kheema Pav

For vegetarians, I would recommend the Kadhai Mushroom on Potato Rostie. The mushroom was prepared in the typical North Indian fashion with tomatoes and bell pepper, and the potato fritters base absorbed some of the masala leading to a delightful taste.

As far as the drinks menu goes, all my old favourites like Black Magic, Mirage and Bouquet are there. Same holds for the desserts menu which retains Kalkatta Paan Cheese Cake, Masala Chai Pannacotta and Firni Crème Brulee.

Chicken Salami Calzone
Chicken Salami Calzone

Overall, an interesting list of new dishes. A few other dishes that attracted my attention were Chicken Adana Kabab, Stuffed Grilled Chicken Breast and Dosa Waffle with Chicken Sukka. Pricing is around Rs 300 for starters and slightly more for the main courses.

The restaurant has also introduced a lunch buffet from Monday to Saturday at Rs 499 (+taxes). A Sunday Brunch has also been launched.

Location:
Glocal Junction
Niharica Jubilee One
Jubilee Hills Road No 1
Hyderabad
Telephone: 33165688

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