Review: After Stories

Review: After Stories

After Stories is located in the quieter part of Sector 29, near IFFCO Chowk metro station, which allows it to have an expansive space, spanning across three floors, including a beautiful outdoor seating area on the ground floor. The restaurant has a variety of house-brewed beers, with some flavors really unique and interesting, that we haven’t found elsewhere.afterstories1We started off with the beer tasters, which were all really nice, but our favorite was the apple cider vinegar one, which had a very different taste. The Kala Khatta Ice Tea was also tangy, slightly sweet, and quite tasty.

Coming to the food, we started with Crunchy Fried Lotus Stem which had thin and extremely crisp lotus stem chips coated in a spicy, sweet, and tangy kimchi caramel glaze. This dish is absolutely addictive and would go perfectly with drinks.

The Tandoori Mushrooms were no less- juicy, perfectly cooked mushroom caps stuffed with melted, oozing cheese, and coated in a lip-smacking paste made with jalapenos, coriander, and mint.

The Crisp Aloo Sabudana was a very unique dish with potato cubes coated in a vindaloo paste and tempered with curry leaves and dried red chilies, and sprinkled with fried sabudana.

Baked Filo Puff, which had flaky filo pastry stuffed with melted cheese and roasted vegetables also tasted very nice with the dip served alongside.afterstories2Coming to the non-vegetarian starters, the Tawa Meat Bhuna Masala was something worth going back for. The meat was juicy and perfectly cooked, and coated in masalas that imparted adequate flavor without over-powering the meat, and was served with toasted flatbread.

The Lemon Basil Fish had perfectly cooked, flaky fish coated in a sweet-spicy sauce made with peppers and Thai chilies, tossed with onions.

The Crispy Chicken in Sriracha was also a delicious dish, consisting of chicken chunks tossed in fiery sriracha chilies, and a maple and honey glaze to counter-balance the heat from the chilies.

The Chicken Jujeh Kebab had juicy pieces of boneless chicken coated in a mild yogurt-based marinade and sprinkled with spices, served with pickled veggies and tahini dip.

Another smashing and extremely innovative dish was the Baked Chicken Tikka, which had shredded chicken tikka and melted cheese, topped with a perfectly cooked egg yolk, in a bowl made with crisp and thin pastry. The egg yolk was cooked so well that the moment we hit it with our fork, it oozed out and melted into the bowl. The dish was innovative, nicely presented, and delicious.afterstories3We started the main course with Mumbaiya Style Chicken Triple Sichuan Rice. The dish was beautifully plated, with a tangy Manchurian gravy at the base, with a pile of nicely cooked fried rice, topped with fried chicken, fried egg, and crispy noodles. The dish was really hearty and tasty.

The Double-Cooked Old Delhi Style Chicken blew us away with the simplicity of its flavors. The chicken was cooked well, and the gravy was rich in flavor, light on the palate, and left us almost licking the plate clean. The Khamiri Rotis served with the chicken were soft on the inside and crisp outside.

The Baked Maggi, which was topped with a creamy, smoked mushroom ragout, and two cheese koftas was again a delicious, innovative dish. Baking the maggi had given it a crisp top layer which, juxtaposed with the creamy mushroom ragout worked wonders on the palate.afterstories4We finished off the meal with Chocolate Fondant and Chocolate Brownie with vanilla ice-cream. While the fondant was well-made, with a gooey, liquid center, and soft and moist cake covering, the brownie could have been more gooey.afterstories5Overall, the place has great music, nice ambience, and amazing food, making it a must-visit!

Overall Rating: 4.5/5

Location: SCO 390, Sector 29, Next to IFFCO Chowk Metro Station, Gurgaon
Phone No.: +91 97173 33161

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