If you’re a fan of Indian Food and haven’t checked out Masti yet, you’re missing out!
When I was in culinary school I took advantage of the study abroad program and went to school in Southeast Asia for a summer. Half of my time was spent in Thailand and the other half in Singapore. I am half Thai so I was very familiar with their culture and cuisine but Singapore was brand new to me. I did not realize they had such a large Indian population but they most certainly do and with that comes super delicious Indian food! We had the opportunity to train with a Master Indian Chef who taught us how to use a tandoori oven, make naan, sheek kabob, garam masala, etc. My friend Matt and I would travel around the city and hunt down the best Indian spots because we were both so blown away by all the different flavors and techniques. It was quite the experience.
So when I recently took my first bite of sheek kabob at Masti, my mouth and mind were blown away! It tastes exactly like the version I learned how to make while I was in Singapore; I couldn’t believe it. If you’re not familiar with sheek kabob, they’re basically chicken meatballs that are seasoned with assorted spices, chilis, and mint, then cooked in a tandoori oven, garnished with fresh lemon juice, sautéed onions, and a cilantro chimichurri type sauce. It’s beyond delicious. I could tell they really used a tandoori oven too because of the holes in the center of the kabobs which indicates they were skewered, and then of course because of the texture and flavor of the naan bread! Honestly, I haven’t ordered anything that I haven’t been a fan of yet. The food is super spot on. Give it a shot if you’re a fan of Indian cuisine!
What I usually order: Sheek Kabob, Garlic Naan, Chicken Tikka, Potato Masala Mash Dosa, and Samosas. No, not all at one time. That would be a lot of food but that’s what I’ve had and it’s all super delicious.
What you should know: They have two locations. One in Atlanta and one in Duluth. I have only been to the Duluth location. They also do not seem to believe in air conditioning or ice which is very much like my family in Thailand so perhaps that’s why it didn’t bother me too much. If you like ice or AC though you may have to put in a request or perhaps suck it up and pretend you’re in India. Either way, it’s going to be one of those.