Swagat Indian resto gets new home
After tickling the palate of Makatizens for 15 years with its spicy dishes, Swagat Indian Cuisine recently started a new chapter with its new home on the other side of Legaspi Village. Located at the ground
After tickling the palate of Makatizens for 15 years with its spicy dishes, Swagat Indian Cuisine recently started a new chapter with its new home on the other side of Legaspi Village.
Located at the ground floor of The Columns at the corner of Amorsolo St. and Arnaiz Ave., the fresh-looking, glass-paned resto has become closer to San Lorenzo Village and the residential condominiums in the area.
The unassuming restaurant, which literally means “welcome” in the Hindi language, is a recipient of the Philippine Quality Awards for Business Excellence and the Global Brands Awards, and has been included in the lists of top restaurants by various media.
Owner and chef Komal Khanchandani says that the new location will continue to offer authentic home-cooked style and reasonably-priced specialties to its Filipino, Indian and expat patrons.
She said the new location entails the continuing development of its menu and service to keep customers looking forward to new dining experiences.
Khanchandani has also positioned Swagat as a vegetarian and halal restaurant to cater to Muslim visitors and expats, as well as the growing legion of vegan diners.
“Through our restaurant, we want diners to continue having a cultural and healthful gastronomic adventure into the heart of India without hurting the budget,” she shares.
Just like before, it will have no banghra musicians, belly dancers, nor ornate interiors. The only design motifs of the exotic sub-continent are a couple of framed hand-weavings, a few brass sculptures, Bollywood music videos, and its waitresses dressed occasionally in traditional sari dresses.
What it lacks in the frills department, it more than compensates with its tasty and healthful dishes and the personal touch of its solicitous proprietress and food attendants.
A decade and a half after her foray into the food business, Khanchandani still brims with confidence that she still poses the same dare to every diner since day one: “Don’t pay if you are not satisfied with the food.”
By BERNARD SUPETRAN