Mukti has emerged as the latest entrant in the Indian restaurant scene, replacing the former Trieste establishment in town.
Conveniently catering to the locals of Hin Lek Fai, it also a must for the wider area of Hua Hin and we highly recommend making the journey over the hill to indulge in the delightful flavors of Indian cuisine.
During our conversation with the owner, Sid, we inquired about the significance behind the name “Mukti.” He shared with us that the name was chosen due to its profound meaning in Sanskrit, translating to “freedom.”
Sid explained that the name perfectly encapsulates the essence of what they aim to provide at the restaurant—a liberating and immersive dining experience that breaks free from conventional boundaries. By embracing the flavors, traditions, and artistry of Indian cuisine, Mukti aspires to create an environment where guests can feel a sense of liberation and culinary exploration.
Sid, the owner of the restaurant, has a fascinating culinary background. Having grown up in Hong Kong, he embarked on his culinary journey in the vibrant city. Over time, Sid honed his skills and expanded his culinary knowledge through experiences in Australia and the UK. His diverse culinary experiences in these countries have undoubtedly influenced his approach to food, resulting in a unique blend of flavors and techniques at the restaurant.
The choice of the name Mukti reflects the owner’s vision of offering a space where diners can escape the ordinary and embark on a gastronomic journey that celebrates the freedom of flavors, cultures, and culinary expression.
When you visit Mukti prepare to embark on a culinary adventure where traditional cooking techniques are reimagined, and an array of delectable street food, tantalizing tandoor grills, flavor-packed main courses, and irresistible sweet treats await. Created by talented Indian chef Hari, this dining experience offers an innovative twist on classic recipes.
Speaking of the food, we must emphasize that it was an absolute pleasure, providing a rich and satisfying dining experience. The dish was beautifully presented, with the vibrant orange-colored sauce glistening under the warm lighting of the restaurant. One aspect that truly impressed me was the depth of flavor in the Butter Chicken. It had just the right amount of spice, providing a subtle kick without overwhelming the palate. The harmonious blend of spices resulted in a well-rounded taste that left a lasting impression. Its impeccable blend of flavors, tender chicken, and the delightful sauce left me craving for more
Onion Bhaji: A delightful appetizer that combines the sweetness of onions with a crispy, golden exterior. The onion slices are beautifully coated in a flavorful batter and fried to perfection. With each bite, you’ll experience a satisfying crunch followed by a burst of aromatic spices. The Onion Bhaji is a must-try starter that will surely whet your appetite for the flavors to come.
Moving on to the Palak Paneer, it showcased a delightful earthiness and a pronounced spinach flavor. It proved to be an ideal accompaniment for the assortment of chutneys available. This vibrant and flavorful Indian dish offers a harmonious blend of textures and a robust taste. The spinach imparts freshness, while the paneer adds a lusciousness that makes every bite truly satisfying. During our visit, there was a tangy tamarind chutney that added a touch of sweetness, and a spicy tomato chutney that provided a cooling sensation. The combination of these chutneys enhanced the overall dining experience.
The Lamb Rogan Josh was exquisitely seasoned, featuring succulent and tender pieces of lamb that were not overpoweringly gamy. The spices used in the dish infused the meat with a delightful flavor profile. The bread served alongside proved to be a perfect accompaniment, allowing diners to soak up the aromatic juices and enhance the overall taste experience.
We were also fortunate to enjoy the Paratha Bread, which boasted a savory and robust flavor. The addition of various ingredients elevated the taste, resulting in a stronger and more pronounced flavor profile. The combination of these additives added depth and richness to the Paratha, making it a delectable addition to our meal.
Immerse yourself in a unique cultural journey as you indulge in a symphony of flavors that will awaken your taste buds. From the sizzling tandoor grills to the mouthwatering mains bursting with robust aromas, every dish is meticulously crafted to offer a delightful sensory experience.
Be prepared to be captivated by the culinary mastery and impeccable presentation. Each bite will leave you craving for more, as you explore the rich tapestry of Indian cuisine. So come, savor this extraordinary dining experience, and let your taste buds be enticed and your cravings satisfied in a truly unforgettable way.