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Old 12th January 2011, 12:11   #2806
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went to Hotel Daspalla on Saturday evening for dinner with the wife. Had the following:
Tomato Soup - Was ok, but then you can't go wrong with this anywhere
French Onion soup - Really Bad, Not recomended
Goan Fish Masala (starter) - ok. Too much masala, too little fish
Lamb Roganjosh - Good, very tender & juicy lamb
Malabar Fish Curry - Excellent, slightly spicy but Yum!!
Rice & butter Naan to go with it
Khalua Mousse - Very nice, just the right amount of sweetness- not too much
Total Damage - 1300/- Including tip

Overall an ok place, but stick to Indian food.
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Sunday Dinner @ Khaan Saab with wife & parents - Nice decor, spacious and airy

Junglee Kartoosi Teetar (starter) - slightly spicy but very tasty
Murgh Malai Chandi Kabab (starter) - Very juicy, tender and yummy
Tamatar Tulsi Shorba - Very nice
Murgh Dhaniya Shorba - Very different taste - some wll like it, some won't
Double Dal Takda - One of the best Dals I've eaten out of home in a long while
Methi Murgh Malai - Again very juicy tender and yum!
Tandoori Roti
Burani Paratha - Really amazing - Crisp multi layered paratha with spices - Yum!!
Total Damage 1800/- Including tip

Highly Recomended. Not your daily eating place, but definately a place to go to occasionally

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went to Hotel Daspalla on Saturday evening for dinner with the wife. Had the following:
Tomato Soup - Was ok, but then you can't go wrong with this anywhere
French Onion soup - Really Bad, Not recomended
Goan Fish Masala (starter) - ok. Too much masala, too little fish
Lamb Roganjosh - Good, very tender & juicy lamb
Malabar Fish Curry - Excellent, slightly spicy but Yum!!
Rice & butter Naan to go with it
Khalua Mousse - Very nice, just the right amount of sweetness- not too much
Total Damage - 1300/- Including tip

Overall an ok place, but stick to Indian food.
Lucky you both. Hope you both had 50% each of above items.

My wifey being a poor eater, its been ages that I went through that entire course ( soup, starters, main course, dessert ). We have a 80%-20% deal going on between us

Btw, where is exact location of Khan Saab?

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Btw, where is exact location of Khan Saab?
Its located at GVK one.
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Lucky you both. Hope you both had 50% each of above items.

My wifey being a poor eater, its been ages that I went through that entire course ( soup, starters, main course, dessert ). We have a 80%-20% deal going on between us

Btw, where is exact location of Khan Saab?
It's more like 55-45 in my favor.... So mostly when we go out it's the entire course that we go for... That way it kinda works out well

This is on the 4th floor @ GVK One Mall.... There is a valet near the security check point and you can take the elevator from right there
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went to Hotel Daspalla
I visited Daspalla in Jubilee Hills / Madhapur / Kavuri Hills on 3rd of January 2011 morning to see their rooms before entering into a negotiation with them on the rates.

As is the expected hospitality rule, they invited me for breakfast.

Saw the buffet spread and found it okay. I mean good enough to start the day but nothing extravagant.

Anyway, since I had had my breakfast at home, I accepted their offer for coffee.

While chit-chatting and awaiting the coffee, I told them that they have built up a very bad public image in Hyderabad : based on reviews I have read on Burrp.

They agreed that it was a start up problem but now everything is under control.

Then came the coffee. The person on my right found it (Regular Espresso Coffee) cold (not even warm) and as for me, my coffee (South Indian Filter Coffee) was found to contain a big chunk, about the size of half inch by one inch, of solid coffee.

So much for their special VIP service with the top management there.

Their weekday lunch buffet is priced at 300 + taxes = 385. Cannot call it cheap.

I guess I will await more reviews before I venture out there.
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I visited Daspalla in Jubilee Hills / Madhapur / Kavuri Hills on 3rd of January 2011 morning to see their rooms before entering into a negotiation with them on the rates.

As is the expected hospitality rule, they invited me for breakfast.

Saw the buffet spread and found it okay. I mean good enough to start the day but nothing extravagant.

Anyway, since I had had my breakfast at home, I accepted their offer for coffee.

While chit-chatting and awaiting the coffee, I told them that they have built up a very bad public image in Hyderabad : based on reviews I have read on Burrp.

They agreed that it was a start up problem but now everything is under control.

Then came the coffee. The person on my right found it (Regular Espresso Coffee) cold (not even warm) and as for me, my coffee (South Indian Filter Coffee) was found to contain a big chunk, about the size of half inch by one inch, of solid coffee.

So much for their special VIP service with the top management there.

Their weekday lunch buffet is priced at 300 + taxes = 385. Cannot call it cheap.

I guess I will await more reviews before I venture out there.
Agree with you there. One thing i forgot to mention was the services, or the lack of it! Very shoddy and very slow.... We kinda managed that night because were out just kill time, we had plenty of it at hand. But in case you are on a tight(ish) schedule or really hungry, I would suggest you avoid this place - IMHO
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Yup Tamara mein taala lag gaya..

But i do see ( from inorbit mall) some white tents on the edge of the hill (same place where Tamara was)

All i know there's a new joint being run by a.p tourism

somebody please confirm if you've been there
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Could have been Tamara. Not "Something Fishy" - that's easier to remember.
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Nope, I dont think Straightdrive was referring to 'Something Fishy'. I think he was refering to "Tamara" ( Just recalled the name)
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I think it was called "Something Fishy"... And yes, it shut shop sometime back. They startted loosing clients due to the sahdy crowd which started coming there... then it kinda drowned when the lake waters drowned it... Never opened after that
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By god, this thread is on FIRE!!!

Silverwood is leading from the front. Waseem bhai, was your new year resolution is to eat MORE??



You got the address, i hope. I wrote a detailed review of this place a few pages back. Their Dhai ke Kebab ( Veg) is the signature dish, rest of them are above average and place is quite expensive.



It had a mediterrenean name. Even i am not able to recall. This place has shut shop long time back though


Actually something fishy is in the building on the hitech city side of the Durgam cheruvu and AFAIK it was the only one to be there 3 years ago. Last year a place called Athena and tamara opened up but they weren't sustainable.So they shut shop and the little white huts you see are Called MARKESH they are for party's and get to gether. The only thing opena nd running now is the AP govt run Something Fishy coz its watering hole (read bar).
@straight drive There is one more place near to Durgam cheruvu with the surrounding you told minus the lake but its called On the rocks and its also run by state Govt. . its beside sweet nirvana! These are two age old things there from almost 2004. As far as i can remember!
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@straight drive There is one more place near to Durgam cheruvu with the surrounding you told minus the lake but its called On the rocks and its also run by state Govt. . its beside sweet nirvana! These are two age old things there from almost 2004. As far as i can remember!
I don't think the place I went to was a Govt. place but may be wrong. Will check out On The Rocks next time I am in the area, thanks.
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Went to banne nawaab at toli chowki and saw this in their menu.

reconfirmed with the waiter and this indeed is a dish..

Let me know if anyone has tried it out
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Went to banne nawaab at toli chowki and saw this in their menu.

reconfirmed with the waiter and this indeed is a dish..

Let me know if anyone has tried it out
ha ha ha. I cannot stop laughing. have severe cold and cough and laughing like I am right now is making cough worse but cant help it...have saved the picture to show to friends and colleagues
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@RR, that was eye-watering stuff

I am sure nobody wants to come forward and claim that they tried that dish (even if they have)
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Makki Ki Roti & Sarson Ka Saag ... with a twist.

Most of us have eaten the dish even in Hyderabad.

The slight increase in day time temperatures got me thinking that soon winters will be over and time is fast running out to eat Makki Ki Roti & Sarson Ka Saag.

Well, wifey does not know how to cook the saag.

The obvious choice was Reshmi's at Parklane opposite Nankings.

Did not feel like sitting in a formal environment. They do not have the authentic safed makhan (White Homemade Butter). Their rotis are a mix of corn flour and wheat flour because 100% unadulterated corn flour rotis cannot be made in a tandoor.

So, got the saag packed and got it home. Made the rotis at home.

Enjoyed is the word.

Now I am on my PC whiling away my time because I am so over stuffed that sleep is evading me.

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The bowl on the right contains dahi (curd).

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Following up on the previous post. Last evening, we decided to start our new year with a meal at Reshmi's in Parklane, Secunderabad

First time we had to wait for almost 15 mins for a table as it was bursting at its brim

We ordered our favorite stuff from Reshmi's

Chicken Kalmi Kebab ( Rs.145)

The juiciest chicken kebab in town

Kheema Masala ( Rs.150)

Wifey loves this dish

Gobi Parantha, Rotis and Phulka were quite good

Kheema Biryani ( Rs.145)

We could eat only a fraction of biryani which was excellent and we like this dish. We asked them to parcel the biryani and conveniently forgot to collect it while leaving
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Due to several praises of this outlet. Last evening tried the Spl.Mutton Biryani from Kabab Inn in Himayathnagar

Quantity is so much you can invite your neighbours as well

Taste was above average

Boneless meat was good but, not to my exact liking.

Anyways, when i see biryani (rice) in huge quantities, it's a big turn-off !
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Anyways, when i see biryani (rice) in huge quantities, it's a big turn-off !
Why? I thought you dug food!

Or did you mean an "imbalanced" rice-meat proportion?

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