Restaurant review: Faasos Signature Wraps roll it up quite nicely! [3.5/5]
There are a few items in Indian cuisine that seem quintessential on any restaurant’s menu. And quite often, these are the items that end up being the deciding factor for food connoisseurs on whether an eatery is hot or not. Basically: “If they can’t get the simpler ones correct, let’s not even try to more experimental ones.” Faasos manages to get quite a few things right on that front, especially with its Signature Wraps!
So, the good people at Faasos sent me a couple of rolls to try. One was veg, and the other non-veg. Now, I had tried Faasos food before, but this was from their Signature Wrap range.
Days later, as I finally get time to post this review online, my mouth is still watering at the thought of the tangy Mexican veg wrap and the cheesy chicken wrap.
Mexican Potato Salsa Wrap
Now, Faasos officially describes this one as “a unique combination of Potato shots and Corn Salsa, with dripping Chipotle flavoured cheese, wrapped in a fluffy Lachha Paratha.” The ingredients may sound mouthful, but a real mouthful of them is actually delicious.
The starch of the potato combines with the tangy salsa and the Chipotle-flavoured cheese to create a spectrum of taste that spreads to every single part of the mouth. Eat this hot, and every bite is as satisfactory and filling as the best of rolls around.
In fact, even strict non-vegetarians – including those who look down upon vegetarian fare as “ghas phoos” – may find something to appreciate in this offering.
Cheesy Chicken Delight Jumbo Wrap
Of course, I being a non-vegetarian simply had to order some chicken wrap from Faasos’ Signature range. It happened to be the Cheesy Chicken Delight Jumbo Wrap. It is officially listed as a “delicious jumbo wrap loaded with cheese and chicken [that] makes [it] a perfect treat for you.”
Now let me be honest here. You may have the best chicken and the best of ingredients to cook something up with it, but the result may still be mediocre – maybe even pedestrian – if you don’t know what you are doing.
Faasos manages to deliver quite a bit if taste with the Cheesy Chicken Delight Jumbo Wrap, which is essentially loaded with cheese. However, there is that niggling doubt at the back of your mind that this could have been taken one notch higher, which could have made it the absolute delight it was meant to be.
But make no mistake: This is still a very tasty wrap! And it is best enjoyed with some fresh-pressed cold juice to complement the cheesiness.
Faasos also delivered a Chocolate Fantasy – “a perfect match between Chocolate Cake on the outside and Melted Chocolate on the inside” – to possibly complement the cheesy savouriness of the chicken wrap and the lip-smacking tang of the potato wrap.
Needless to say, it lived up to its name in royal fashion, sitting on the tongue for just long enough to sweeten the mouth before making its journey down the throat. The lingering chocolaty aftertaste
Final thoughts on Faasos Signature Wraps
Faasos has many things going for it. Price may not be one of them. For example, the cost of the signature wraps is a little formidable for them to become regular snacks.
In fact, the cost makes the wraps seem like occasional indulgences. Then again, that was what they were probably meant to be in the first place.
Either way, these are some tasty wraps, and filling enough when accompanied by some beverages that complement them in the best manner possible.