Kya Miyaa might promise authentic Hyderabadi aromas and flavours but we cannot vouch for this after our run in with below par food and poor hygiene standards
Kya Miyaa, a Hyderabadi outpost in the Fort precinct, we’ll admit had us revved up for its courage to announce itself as an authentic Hyderabadi eatery. All the more when you take pains from the décor to the name to maintain the Hyderabadi vein.
The Tangdi Kebab was average in flavour
So venturing out on a sultry May night, we sat out at the pavement, which marks an extension of the dine-in cum takeaway eating joint. Tandoori Chicken Tangdi Kebab ('90 including taxes) was promised as the quickest order on the menu and fuel to turn the wheel in our head.
Nourished with a decent bite of two chicken lollypops, we called for a Hyderabadi Nargisi Kofta ('200), Hyderabadi Mutton Shahi Korma ('200), Hyderabadi Mutton Dum Biryani ('280) and Andhra Veg Curry ('150). Clearly we miss the city of Nizams and royal feast. The Mutton Shahi Korma mustered the idea of opulence but a slick film of oil and futile use of masalas failed to linger on the palate. The Nargisi Kofta with a halved boiled egg shelled by mutton was below average.
Still gulping down the grub, a sharp staple pin was felt on our tongue retrieving which we completely lost our appetite.
The Charminar mural is an endearing effort to evoke a Hyderabadi influence at Kya Miyaa. Pics/Bipin Kokate
The Mutton Dum Biryani had tough meat and greasy rice while the Kofta was indecipherable amidst the generous amounts of fat. Our gracious host did apologise and suggested a complementary dish for the unsavoury episode.
Queasy and empty stomached, we politely refused. The bill did omit the kofta and we had a generous 20% overall discount. Still, an encore for us of this place is absolutely out of the question.
At Shop no 13, Elphinstone House, AK Naik Marg, CST.
Kya Miyaa didn’t know we were there. the guide reviews anonymously and pays for its meals.