Swagat Indian Cuisine: A gastronomic delight in Makati worth your palate

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If you’re a fan of exotic flavors and aromatic spices, then Swagat Indian Cuisine is a place that merits a visit. Located in The Columns Legazpi in Makati, this hidden gem has been tickling tastebuds with authentic Indian fare for more than two decades—six years in its current location and another 15 years in its previous spot on Rada Street.

Swagat’s commitment to maintaining the essence of traditional Indian cooking has allowed it to establish itself as a go-to destination for Indian food enthusiasts in the metro.

Since its inception, they have steadfastly held on to their original menu, ensuring that every dish remains true to its roots. This dedication to authenticity has earned them a loyal following of patrons who appreciate the genuine flavors and time-honored recipes.

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When it comes to must-try dishes, Swagat Indian Cuisine has an array of culinary delights to offer. One of their flagship dishes is the Sangam Biryani, a fragrant rice dish layered with aromatic spices, tender meat, and saffron-infused flavors. 

There’s also the Malay Kofta, which features handmade vegetable balls simmered in a rich and creamy sauce. For dessert, kulfi, a traditional Indian ice cream, is a delightful treat that perfectly balances sweetness and richness.

At Swagat, they understand that spice preferences can vary, so they can adjust the level of spiciness according to the requests of diners. This flexibility ensures that everyone can enjoy a satisfying meal tailored to their individual preferences.

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Affordability is another reason why Swagat Indian Cuisine stands out. With an average check of around P350 per person when dining in, this restaurant offers excellent value for money without compromising on taste or quality. 

Health-conscious diners will also appreciate that Swagat refrains from using MSG (monosodium glutamate) in their food. This commitment to using natural ingredients and minimizing additives ensures a healthier dining experience.

The extensive menu at Swagat Indian Cuisine covers a wide range of Indian culinary traditions. From North Indian favorites like butter chicken and naan bread to South Indian delicacies like dosas and idlis, there’s something to satisfy every palate. 

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The restaurant takes pride in showcasing diverse and vibrant flavors from all parts of India, making it a perfect spot for those seeking a culinary adventure.

Convenience is another factor that makes Swagat Indian Cuisine an attractive choice. They are open daily from 11am to 9pm, making it easy to satisfy your cravings for Indian flavors whenever the mood strikes. 

Kenneth M. del Rosario
Kenneth has been writing for the Philippine Daily Inquirer for more than 17 years, covering travel, food, motoring, technology, real estate, and business, among others.