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Old 1st July 2010, 12:43   #1966
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Sure, lets do that. I am proposing a meet for this one next wednesday (July 7th)
Ani/Ravvs/Nazim/Suren/Wasim/Hillram/Venu/Nikhil/Everyone else who wishes to join
Game for the Dine'O'Pakwaan Meet. Let me unleash the fury on Wednesday then.
BTW, another dinner meet planned for a Wednesday . Will skip the temple thing this time, albiet for some good food at Pakwaan.
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Thanks for the offer. I will take that when I come to Hyderabad
He like Biryani and Kebabs better.



Thanks for the advice, we will work out an itenary with help of some google maps and other sight seeing to be clubbed along...
Any idea where this 4 seasons is?

thanks again, and will continue to bother you guys for more info... hope you dont mind.
But RR serving "Telangana" food? name suggests rayalaseema???
If he likes biriyani and kebabs, please visit Pakwaan restaurent (tadbund sec-abad)
Another great place to have biriyani is alpha cafe, opp sec-abad rly stn (no great ambience-typical male joint, but great biriyani)
4 seasons is near toli chowki, ahead of mehdipatnam.

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Game for the Dine'O'Pakwaan Meet. Let me unleash the fury on Wednesday then.
BTW, another dinner meet planned for a Wednesday . Will skip the temple thing this time, albiet for some good food at Pakwaan.
Great initiative Avinash.
My travel plans for next week stands cancelled.I am game for this Dine'O'Pakwaan Meet.

@Nikhik-see you soon.
@Avinash:Thoda pehle kar sakte hain kya.? may be start at 9 so that we can finish by 10 and relish some good kulfi and falooda.
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Great initiative Avinash.
My travel plans for next week stands cancelled.I am game for this Dine'O'Pakwaan Meet.

@Nikhik-see you soon.
@Avinash:Thoda pehle kar sakte hain kya.? may be start at 9 so that we can finish by 10 and relish some good kulfi and falooda.
Avi, I'm game for some Pakwaan!

Wasim starting at 9 PM is technically not feasible as we will be engaged in discussion earlier.
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Great initiative Avinash.
My travel plans for next week stands cancelled.I am game for this Dine'O'Pakwaan Meet.

@Nikhik-see you soon.
@Avinash:Thoda pehle kar sakte hain kya.? may be start at 9 so that we can finish by 10 and relish some good kulfi and falooda.
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Avi, I'm game for some Pakwaan!

Wasim starting at 9 PM is technically not feasible as we will be engaged in discussion earlier.
Wasim, Ani has replied to your query

Usually, without this discussion hum sab log ke gale se khana nahi utartha

Lets target for 9:30pm. Will call Falooda wala and will ask him to wait for us even if its late ( He gave me his business card last time...LOL)
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Last evening caught up with a couple of old friends at " F Bar and Lounge" Kondapur.

Ambience is quite nice with wooden flooring and dungeon type of wood and environments. Good for cold weathers.

We ordered the following :-

Kaju Fry
Finger Chips
Fish Au Gratin
Chilly Fish
Paneer Tikka Masala
Butter Chicken
Rotis

I just had four small lassi and my friends had 1.5 each of sherbet.

Bill was a shattering Rs.4350 ( Rs.1500/Head was totally not worth it. I am still fuming...) This was after i insisted on 15% minimum discount and i took a quick glance and taxes ran up to close to 700 bucks.

All dishes are in Rs.300++ ranges and beverage pricing is sky high. Except the crocery used and presentation, food is absolutely dismal.

Chilly Fish was excellent

Paneer Tikka was average

Butter Chicken was horrible with a sweetish taste

Rotis were crap

Its a place for firangs ( it was full of them) and maybe we made a mistake of ordering indian food. Probably their continental stuff is good.

I wont ever step into this place again.
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Last evening caught up with a couple of old friends at " F Bar and Lounge" Kondapur.

Bill was a shattering Rs.4350
Its a place for firangs ( it was full of them) and maybe we made a mistake of ordering indian food. Probably their continental stuff is good.

I wont ever step into this place again.
Ture to its name

" F(IRANGI) Bar and Lounge"
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Ture to its name

" F(IRANGI) Bar and Lounge"
I am sorry, but I could not understand : F(IRANGI) Bar and Lounge.

I thought it is F(ashion [like in Fashion TV]) while the other is Firangi (not F) at City Center Mall.
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Its a place for firangs ( it was full of them) and maybe we made a mistake of ordering indian food. Probably their continental stuff is good.
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I am sorry, but I could not understand : F(IRANGI) Bar and Lounge.

I thought it is F(ashion [like in Fashion TV]) while the other is Firangi (not F) at City Center Mall.
Its indeed F[like in Fashion TV]).

i had mentioned F(IRANGI) Bar and Lounge for thier exorbitant prices and pathetic Indian food they serve.
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Last evening i had been to the elusive MAYABAZAAR and ordered the following dishes.(silverwood + 6)

burma chicken-3
Hussaini chicken kebabs-3
Fish Tikka-1
Kheema balls-1
Mutton gravy-2
Butter Chicken-1
Rumali roti-3
Tandoori roti-5
Pudeena paratha-5
naan -3
Veg fried rice-1

Great food, great service and loved the ambience.The superviser of this restaurent is a wonderful Sardarji.

Total damages:1800 with tips.

Thanks Avinash for this lead.Will visit this restaurent again.
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Last evening i had been to the elusive MAYABAZAAR
I was there as well between 930pm & 1030pm,probably we bumped into each other?There was a noisy bday dinner in progress with some real noisy children and adults walking all around the place.

PS:I always wonder,why do people walk around in restaurants?
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Ah..ha! I have a faint inkling that "Mayabazar" will become the next "Sholay"

Saturday, Hyd folks met at First Transit Hotel in Shamshabad for LUNCH and enjoyed some finger licking good food, thanks to Suren181

Veg Manchuria
Chicken 65
Chilly Chicken
Gobi 65
Veg Fingers
Mutton Curry
Phulkas
Mutton Biryani
Gulab Jamun

Almost all the snacks very delicious but, i loved the Veg Manchuria the most.

Mutton Curry was outstanding, it had distinct flavour and very spicy to tease your tastebuds.

Mutton Biryani was not regular style but, nonetheless it was quite good due to the good meat laden into it.

----------------------------SUNDAY DINNER------------------------

Sunday evening, was feeling lazy and did something that i normally dont do. Eat personally in a joint close to my home.

Visited Hyderabad House, Himayathnagar which is less than 100 meters from home.

Firstly, they have been taught a lesson to bring themselves back to earth. This establishment was thinking too much of itself and if you recall was first to sell dishes on weight basis.

I was glad to see they brought their prices down quite a notch and this is what we ordered

Chicken Tikka : Rs.144
Mutton Roganjosh : Rs.149
Rumali Rotis : Rs. 11 each
Mutton Biryani ( Regular) : Rs.132
Thumbs-Up : Rs.20

Total Damages: Rs.509

Chicken Tikka was just OK

Mutton Roganjosh had water for gravy and big chunky pieces. Utter Crap !

Mutton Biryani was good but, nothing extraordinary. I like their salan, its authentic. Hard to find that taste elsewhere.

I will give HH a break for another year before i visit them again.
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Mutton Biryani was good but, nothing extraordinary. I like their salan, its authentic. Hard to find that taste elsewhere.
I do agree that their salan is good but did you find any meat in the mutton biryani?
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I do agree that their salan is good but did you find any meat in the mutton biryani?
Now that you mentioned it, they are notorious for giving less meat in their biryani but, those weighing days are gone and there were decent amount of meat in the biryani and was tender too.

Roganjosh was so bad, i felt like rioting their restuarant
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After a great lunch with bhpians on Saturday, Sunday evening took me to The Great Kebab Factory to celebrate a friend's birthday. However, we were disappointed to know that they do not serve drinks any longer, so we hastily beat the retreat.

We visited Zafraan Exotica in the vicinity and got an indoor table for 5 immediately---the outdoor ones were all full already. We had a finger-licking time there and my wife simply fell for the place, both for its ambience and food.

We had the following:-
  1. Chilly Chicken Dry------------------Rs 220
  2. Lat Me Kai-------------------------Rs 220
  3. Murg Tikka-------------------------Rs 220
  4. Paneer Tikka Mirchwala-------------Rs 190
  5. Subz Sheek Kebab------------------Rs 180
  6. Veg Shanghai Spring Rolls-----------Rs 180
All items were sumptuously delicious--almost melting in the mouth except the spring rolls, and I liked the first item the most. Liquids were however priced around Rs 300 a glass. It was a great experience for the price---however the 16% tax appeared a bit steep.

Thereafter we visited Creamstone on KBR road for desserts and ordered Ferrero Rocher ice-cream---it was fabulous but a bit pricey--the quantity was also less than the cup suggested.
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