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Old 1st July 2010, 13:26   #1276
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Visited Kyra Theatre Restaurant in Indiranagar last night. There was live music from a young bad who called themselves as "Atomic Meltdown". The music was too loud for my tastes and my ear drums almost burst due to the shout err... singing, but I'm sure there must be different kinds of music on different days. Coming to the food, the starters (both veg and non veg) were very good, but main course wasn't up to the mark.
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Old 1st July 2010, 19:16   #1277
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... Japanese eat snakes. ...
No they don't. At least get your facts straight, man.
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Question Only Arabian Sea ?

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I prefer sea fishes (from Arabian sea).
Any particular reason to say, from Arabian sea ?
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Any particular reason to say, from Arabian sea ?
Yes. Tastewise, I find the ones from west better. Some shops in Bangalore have fish procured from Bay of Bengal. Whenever I have tried those, I was disappointed. Those fishes did not taste as good as compared to those from Arabian Sea.

I am used to the ones procured from Mangalore/Kozhikode/Karwar.

BTW, I am from Kerala, and my opinion might be prejudiced. I would let the others comment.
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No they don't. At least get your facts straight, man.
Snake? Ho hum .. how boring.
Japanese go a step further. They eat POISONOUS fish "Fugu" which if prepared incorrectly can make you drop dead at your dinner table.
Chefs who prepare this fish have to take an exam and pass it. No cheating please..
Now where does that rank in "strangeness" quotient



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... Some shops in Bangalore have fish procured from Bay of Bengal. ..
Very interesting. Where are these shops located? I would like to try them out and taste the difference.
Yes i do agree, most fish sold in Blr comes from Mlr.

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Very interesting. Where are these shops located? I would like to try them out and taste the difference.
Yes i do agree, most fish sold in Blr comes from Mlr.
You can ask the nearby fish guy to get some for you. I think most of Bangalore get supply from Russell market.

I have got these from fish shops in Domlur/HAL. If they figure out that you are from west coast, they will specifically inform that the fish is procured from, say Chennai. I think they do not want expectation mismatch.
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Some shops in Bangalore have fish procured from Bay of Bengal.
There is a joke around this and I am not sure if it is true.

But the fresh water fish here in Bangalore are said to have come from Bay of Bengal
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But the fresh water fish here in Bangalore are said to have come from Bay of Bengal


On a less lighter note, that is the difference. Fish from there tastes less salty and bland. (Personal opinion, my apologies to the fishes from Bay of Bengal).
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I don't know now but a year ago the best fishes in Bangalore were available in the Metro market, Yeshwantpur. Someone can confirm what is the situation now.
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Just came back from an official group lunch at E-Inn on Hosur road.

Most of my group mates are either from north India or from Andhra Pradesh. So we prefer hot and spicy food.

The food at E-Inn was too bland for our liking. The restaurant serves only vegetarian, this didn't help either.

Most of us were frustrated. For us, the food felt like sick-diet.

Rohan
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No they don't. At least get your facts straight, man.

I meant Chinese actually, got confused.

BTW, what relevance does your correction make? It still doesn't affect what i was trying to convey. (Read my post again to get what i was trying to convey)

Anyways, thanks for the rude correction!
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Have you tried the Udupi style sambar? Especially the one made with beetroot? Excellent. I was lucky to have the same served at the temple priest's house on Kudachadri hills.

Does anyone know a restaurant in Bangalore serving this sambar?
Beetroot sambar you are talking about is not cooked on daily basis. These "sagar" style restaurants prepare different flavored sambars each day. For example: Beetroot sambar, Radish Sambar, Spinach Sambar etc.

Normally, you get beetroot sambar when they have beetroot subzi in their menu for that day!! Beetroot sambar will be a bi-product of that subzi that way they hit two birds with single stone

BTW, "Canara Hotel" on Bhashyam Circle, Rajajinagar serves excellent Beetroot sambar.

One more thing: The sambars taste different in different "Karnataka style restaurants". One cannot generalize sambar prepared in karnataka style restaurants as 'sweet'. Try eating sambar from north karnataka style!! you will understand what I mean then!
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On a less lighter note, that is the difference. Fish from there tastes less salty and bland. (Personal opinion, my apologies to the fishes from Bay of Bengal).
Yes, I agree with you there is a taste difference between these two.

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Just came back from an official group lunch at E-Inn on Hosur road.

The food at E-Inn was too bland for our liking. The restaurant serves only vegetarian, this didn't help either.

Most of us were frustrated. For us, the food felt like sick-diet.

Rohan
They do not have good veg food itself. Starters and deserts were OK and service is good.I went there on wednesday with few of my grass eating colleagues.

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A little help solicited. I'm absolutely in love with iHop & I love to dine pancakes, hashbrown, scrambled eggs & coffee from them. Looks like Chennai doesn't have any place that offers pancakes & maple. Could someone point out any good restaurant that serves menu on pancakes & maple? Would love to try this when I visit Bangalore. Tks.
Youll get good pancakes with maple syrup at Antz Cafe, 14th main, Indiranagar. Really nice place, and fresh food. I think pancakes was about 75 bucks a plate.
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I meant Chinese actually, got confused.

BTW, what relevance does your correction make? ... rude correction!
To err is human!

Rude? Imagine how rude your statement will sound to a Japanese. This is a public forum, my friend.

And, in case you didn't know, snake is a delicacy in many parts of western, central and eastern India. They are Indians too, right, as much as you are?

Anyhow, let us stick to the subject of the thread - Eating out in Bangalore.
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