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Old 15th April 2011, 13:25   #3091
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Waseem Bhai, Chung Hua has its regular patrons visiting it on weekdays too. There was a point of time, when I loved Chung Hua, but due to an experience, I have stopped going there. However, somtimes, even today I drop by at Chung Hua for their Golden Fried Prawns for Take Away.
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@Bajaj Saab, If you like simple home cooked type of food. Then you should try "Hotel Punjab" near Ramkote.

Run by a sardar gentleman and their Thali ( Rs.70) is the best simple thali that i ever had ( feedback from 6 months ago or so). Unlike other restuarants, each and every dish in their thali is excellent.

I tried Ala Carte too. But, found the Thali always better.


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BTW- I had been to Chung Hua @ Basheer bagh for dinner last evening and ordered the following (SILVERWOOD + 4)
This is one of the worst restuarant in our twin cities. Totally unhygenic and last time when i visited this place there were 2-3 HUGE rats running around the place and none of their dishes were even remotely good considering their pricing aint too cheap. I had written a review of same on this thread

Chung Hua at Minister Road is much better in terms of quality of food. Try that next time.

I will NEVER go back to Chung Hua at Basheerbagh. Horrible place.

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Will have to check the Ala carte one day.
They have an " All Inclusive " offer on fri, sat and sun for Rs.777. Try that, it's good value for money

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A colleague was recommending Exotica (B.Hills Rd 12). Has anyone been there?
I love Zafraan Exotica. Used to be a regular there. The ambience, food and service is outstanding with ambience taking the major cake. Pricing is slightly on higher side but, a good place for those special occasions.
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@Bajaj Saab, If you like simple home cooked type of food. Then you should try "Hotel Punjab" near Ramkote.

Run by a sardar gentleman and their Thali ( Rs.70) is the best simple thali that i ever had ( feedback from 6 months ago or so). Unlike other restuarants, each and every dish in their thali is excellent.

I tried Ala Carte too. But, found the Thali always better.
I should try that Thali when I am in Ramkote area next. Thanks for the tip. Can you give me some landmarks or directions where to find it as I am not very familiar with that area of the city?

The thing is, most of the time, when I feel like eating simple homely food, I prefer to order it in as home delivery because eating in the comfort of your own home in front of your personal TV after a tiring day without having to drive in the ever increasing traffic with a couple of muscle relaxants on the side table and legs on the centre table cannot be matched by any restaurant.

Anyway, tonight I cannot get homely food as I am scheduled to check out Apollo Fish and Mutton Biryani at Hotel Golkonda.
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Chung Hua at Minister Road is much better in terms of quality of food. Try that next time.
But my experience with the ministers road outlet was horrible.

The food tasted pathetic during my last visit and was probably stale.Will not visit either of them in future.

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Anyway, tonight I cannot get homely food as I am scheduled to check out Apollo Fish and Mutton Biryani at Hotel Golkonda.
I have always been a fan of Apollo fish served at Golkonda.

I use to frequent this place every month during my last stint in Hyderabad,courtesy CME programmes. Have not been there for last few years,will wait for your feedback before i venture again.
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Can you give me some landmarks or directions where to find it as I am not very familiar with that area of the city?
On Abids Road, take left from the Bata Showroom and keep going straight towards Ramkote.

You will see a big church on your right. Hotel Punjab is bang opposite to this church.
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A colleague was recommending Exotica (B.Hills Rd 12). Has anyone been there?
Small spread, and above average food but not something that makes you want to go repeatedly. I think the price is a bit high as well, and I understand it's the location and brand that probably costs more than the food itself.

But, and this is a huge but, the ambience is among the best you can find in the midst of a concrete jungle. Especially in the evening. It's worth a visit (evening, preferably) just to enjoy that. Today - a cool, windy summer day with a spot of rain - should be ideal.

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The other good veg option at Raj Bhavan road is Balaji, opp shell bunk.

He serves Rajasthani thali @ Rs 65 (parcel) and it consists of

1, One Sabzi
2, Kadi (sans pakoda )
3, Daal
4, Curd
6, Phulkas (6 No's)
7 Rice (Decent quantity)
8, Papad
9 Tomato Chutney-On request.

This meal is enough to feed two hungry souls & the food is very tasty.
Thanks for the post, Waseem. I'll give it a shot. I guess you are referring to the Marwari Sweet stall.

BTW, where do you reside?
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They have an " All Inclusive " offer on fri, sat and sun for Rs.777. Try that, it's good value for money
"All Inclusive" may not be for me. I am a veggie who stays away from the bottle.

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I love Zafraan Exotica. Used to be a regular there. The ambience, food and service is outstanding with ambience taking the major cake. Pricing is slightly on higher side but, a good place for those special occasions.
Hmm, will keep that in mind. I am huge fan of Haveli for the food and ambiance. Let me see how Exotica fares?


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Small spread, and above average food but not something that makes you want to go repeatedly. I think the price is a bit high as well, and I understand it's the location and brand that probably costs more than the food itself.

But, and this is a huge but, the ambience is among the best you can find in the midst of a concrete jungle. Especially in the evening. It's worth a visit (evening, preferably) just to enjoy that. Today - a cool, windy summer day with a spot of rain - should be ideal.
Not today though, will visit some day later.
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Thanks for the post, Waseem. I'll give it a shot. I guess you are referring to the Marwari Sweet stall.

BTW, where do you reside?
Yes Venu Sir,Its the same sweet mart which runs a restaurant also.

The curd in the thali is not great, so you ask for extra kadi in lieu of curd.

BTW-I reside at Sanali castle.
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Had been to Hotel Ebony for team lunch two days back. Rs 300 (Incl of Taxes) was pretty reasonable given the fact that it is in Jubilee Hills area.

The Non-Veg folks liked the food. Veg was also pretty decent, however no Veg Biryani served.

Will have to check the Ala carte one day.

A colleague was recommending Exotica (B.Hills Rd 12). Has anyone been there?
Is it this one. Special Offers

Looks interesting, and have a team buffet coming up this week.
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Is it this one. Special Offers

Looks interesting, and have a team buffet coming up this week.
Yes, that is the one. Have a nice time.
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On Sunday, got 3 rolls as take-away from Baba Chula. Out of which, two were supposed to be for me

Mutton Tikka Roll ( Rs.95) : Outstanding
Mutton Roll (Rs.55) : Regular and has slight gravy based. Quite good
Mutton Sheek Kebab Roll (Rs.115) : Excellent

Mistake that I made is thinking I can eat 2 rolls. I was so wrong
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Yes, that is the one. Have a nice time.
Ended up going to Angethi.
Bill for 25 pax was a lil under 7,000.

They have a Baishaki festival thing going.
Everyone liked the food. It was nice.
I liked the Dhabe walli Paneer and some nonveg gravy they had.

The rest of the food was good as usual.
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Big dosa -madhapur

keema dosa -pretty nice ...(mutter keema in a decent size dosa)
diet coke

total bill- inr 160..

canteen like set up (though the window seats are nice)

nice place for a quick bite ,was full with nift madhapur crowd.(some pretty faces for sure,wish i was 10 years younger)

no great shakes ,will go there once more to try the chicken curry dosa and thats it for big dosa
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On Friday, had dinner at Lotus Palace ( Food N' I) in Madhapur.

Dhai Ke Kebab ( Rs.195)
Murgh Gilafi ( Rs.225)
Subz Kadai (Rs.195)
3 Soft Drinks ( 150)
Naans ( Rs.165 for 3 No's)

Total Bill : Rs.1000++

Dahi Ke Kebas are simply superb but, this time the curd inside was a bit sour so didnt enjoy it thoroughly

Murg Gilafi was nice but, only 6 small pieces.

Subz Kadai was like any other place. Ridiculous pricing for a veggie dish. 200 bucks...sheeesh

Softdrinks are priced at 55 ( inclusive of taxes) and is exorbitant.

They reduced the discount to MSFT employees to 10% and VAT charged is 14.5%.

This restuarant is no longer VFM. Wont be visiting this place again in a long time.

Bye Bye ! Lotus Palace...........
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