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Old 16th October 2009, 17:28   #1096
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I believe Breakfast eateries also need to be mentioned, I believe somewhere someone would have mentioned these eateries, which serve sumptuous breakfast and have a great spread laid out. I am listing our a few I know and would love to hear from you all too

1) Taj Mahal Hotel, Abids (bored to death eating the same Button Idly, Idly/Wada Sambar there)
2) Gayatri Bhawan, Himayat Nagar (love their sambar a lot)
3) 99 Dosa's, Somajigua (Better avoid it, if you aren't a Dosa fan)
4) RV Celebrity, Begumpet (Good spread for breakfast)

and a lot more to write about. Other than these eateries, I usually love eating at these joints, which serve some of the tastiest and best Idly's/Wada's/Dosa's. These aren't the bigger hotels/restaurants but are more of a Thela/Malgi sort of eateries. Their taste seems to be far far better than some of the best restaurants/eateries around the city.

1) Govind ka Dosa, Gulzar Houz (Try out his Butter Dosa, its simply YUMMMMMMMMMY!!! Try to be there by 9, else you might run out of luck. Supply only till the stocks last)
2) Dosa Bandi, Begum Bazaar Naaka (Try out their Upma Dosa with Butter, good to tantalize those taste buds)
3) Lingaiah Tiffin Center, opp Old Jet Cafe, Seetaram Bagh, Asif Nagar (You would be surpised by the taste of Chutney he gives with Idly is mind blowing.)

Will update the list with more Thela's soon. I love having Dosa's on Thela's. Not any ordinary thela, but ones which are tried, tested and proven.

Lets plan a Early Morning Breakfast Meet sometime. We all can catch up, have good breakfast at some of these joints around the city.
A small shop with just a door visible and with no name run by a Tamilian next to a Tamilian coffee shop (which incidently does have a name board) exactly opposite the gate of Ameerpet Dharam Karan Road Hockey Ground for Idli/Upma/Vada/Pongal. Prices range from minimum 10/- to maximum 15/- per plate. Seeing the crowd that he attracts is an indicator of his quality - absolutely upmarket people. The most ideal time to see the rush of crowd is between 8:00-8:30 in the morning.
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Old 19th October 2009, 16:59   #1097
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My Diwali Binge continued with all caution thrown to the winds

Sunday Breakfast after a long time : Laxman's at Manghalat,Dhoolpet
1 Butter Idli : Rs.15
2 Butter Special Dosa: Rs.60
Total Damages : Rs.75

Idli was big and soft. Chutney was nice but i like Pragati Chutney
Dosa's were crisp and very tasty. They use atleast 3-4 TABLE spoons of butter for each dosa.

Damn tasty stuff but perfect receipe for a heart attack. Be careful guys

Sunday Dinner

Banne Nawabs, Tolichowki
1 Dum Ka Kofta ( Sunday Special) : Rs.195

6 very small round pieces of minced mutton patties. Absolutely melt in mouth types and out of this world taste. Loved it a lot. But, quantity was ridiculous for that price. 6 small ones, are they joking? LOL

2. Patthar Ka Ghost ( 1/2) : Rs.100
As usual, this is their speciality and was finger licking good. But, again quantity is so less it's unbelievable, you need two plates minimum.

3. Mutton Biryani : Rs.150

I didnt like the Biryani here. Rice was cooked too stiff and very dry ( I like the onion thick brown gravy in a Biryani) . Also, the meat was not cooked to perfection.

4. Roomali Roti: Good Ones

Total Damages : Sacrificed Gandhiji

P.S: I am noticing they charge quite high per dish but their quantity is below average standard. This will make me think twice before i go back there again.

Back to subways from today, Sob Sob !!!
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Sazio.

I went at 12:30 PM along with a friend.
The place was empty.
The decor is quite nice and well done.

Rambo was playing on TV and at our request we got the music cut down and listened to exploding bombs while eating food.

Ordered an Oriental Combo and an Italian Combo.
Rs 169 each.

After the inaugural 15% discount the bill was Rs 314.

I had the oriental combo. The chicken noodles were well done and I liked it.
There were two chicken dishes with it. Both of them were well made.
A soft drink was part of the combo.

Its a nice place so close to office.
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Last evening had a small get-together with some friends from Delhi who were in town.

Met up in a nice suite in Hotel Fortune ( Erstwhile Ramada Manohar, Begumpet) and as it happens with folks from out of town, food has to be from Hotel Paradise. I still don't understand this fetish

I enjoyed almost all snacks which was surprisingly good, accurately spicy and chicken was quite juicy--Pepper Chicken, Kalmi Kebab, Tandoori Chicken ( not the greatest but, decent) and C & M Biryani.

Can you imagine we left un-touched 5 plates of Paradise Biryani as all of us were full blown just by those snacks Sacrilege of the highest order !!!!
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Had a great dinner at Terrace Bay at Somajiguda last night---the treat was thrown by a pal who bought a new i20 crdi. Total bill for 4 persons came to Rs 1650, including drinks.
The ambience outside is really great, and the food too.

We actually tried Ohri's @ Jalvihar first, but got pissed off because they keep changing their menu every now and then---we did not get our fav item there--Katthi Rolls. The valet manager outside also was insisting on giving the car to his valet, and did not understand our reluctance as the car was only a few hours old. It took quite sometime for him to get 'sensitized' to our feelings.

A word of caution for those of you who are parking on your car there on your own---the exit gate is treacherous---you gotta veer sharply after the gate to get on to the road, else you'll be going off the edge of the pavement.
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Need some help in finding something.

There was this nice pastry roll with custard filling that I used to get in Chennai.
I saw the same in Pune. But was unable to get it.
But since then its playing on and on in my dreams and wrecking havoc with my senses.

I want that custard filled bun.
Its generally square in shape and the custard is in the center of the bun.


Please help.
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Need some help in finding something.

There was this nice pastry roll with custard filling that I used to get in Chennai.
I saw the same in Pune. But was unable to get it.
But since then its playing on and on in my dreams and wrecking havoc with my senses.

I want that custard filled bun.
Its generally square in shape and the custard is in the center of the bun.


Please help.
I know what you mean as i used to have it a lot when i lived in Pune and was my staple diet with my morning tea at small tapris there.

It's also pretty much common here as i recall seeing it in some bakeries.

I suggest you first try Mountain Bakery on Rd No.3 Banjara Hills, next Reliance Bakery at Begumpet which is just below the flyover or diagonally opposite to Shoppers stop. If you dont get it there, ask them and they can surely direct you to a place where you get one.

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bblost, Vaguely remember seeing something like you described at another Mountain Bakery, on Road No.36, Jubilee Hills (close to Checkpost and opposite ICICI Bank).
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Need some help in finding something.

There was this nice pastry roll with custard filling that I used to get in Chennai.
I saw the same in Pune. But was unable to get it.
But since then its playing on and on in my dreams and wrecking havoc with my senses.

I want that custard filled bun.
Its generally square in shape and the custard is in the center of the bun.


Please help.

I think it is available in Q Mart. There is a bakery on the first floor (cant recollect the name) but it has exactly what you are looking for.
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Folks,

Anybody here tried " The great Indian Kebab Factory" ?

Need to take my Team mates for a Lunch.

thx.
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Folks,

Anybody here tried " The great Indian Kebab Factory" ?

Need to take my Team mates for a Lunch.

thx.
Hey Matt,

"The Great Indian Kebab Factory" is good. You get 4 finger-licking starters (unlimited), but the main course has very limited options. Deserts are again plenty. I have been there a couple of time, and have always relished the starters especially Gulati Kebabs with Ulte Tawa ki Roti. In the main cousre, you will get 2 veg curries and dal with roti followed by Veg / Non-Veg Biryani. And desert would have their famous Pan ice-cream, Kulphi and a couple of indian sweets (I have found them to serve either Gajar Halwa or Gulab Jamun). I would recommend the place.

IIRC, they have priced the weekday lunches at 350 plus taxes and I find it VFM.

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Thanks Ardy.
I think I should give this place a try.

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Need some help in finding something.

There was this nice pastry roll with custard filling that I used to get in Chennai.
I saw the same in Pune. But was unable to get it.
But since then its playing on and on in my dreams and wrecking havoc with my senses.

I want that custard filled bun.
Its generally square in shape and the custard is in the center of the bun.


Please help.
Avi,Imran..I had this bun filled with custard in German Bakery in Pune.
But sadly we are in Hyderabad and such discussions make me only go bersek,with hardly any concentration on work.
Let us hunt this exotic piece of desert.I will also join the race:
Mountain Bakery and Reliance dont do this as I already called MB(where i regularly purchase Sugar coated donuts and onion samosa).One place to check out is Swiss castle and St.Johns bakery in Abids and King & Cardinal at Himayatnagar.
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especially Gulati Kebabs
Gulati Kebabs are to die for. I am sure GIKF make it real nice. I havent ventured there till date since never heard good reviews about them and they dinner cost is exorbitant at Rs.700 a head.

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Thanks Ardy.
I think I should give this place a try.
You can even contemplate the tried and tested Barbeque Nation on Rd# 1.

They serve kebabs on your table and you can grill them yourself right on your table on a grill they provide and apply whatever sauce you want from a host they serve.

At Rs.275 /head with a free beverage, i call them VFM.
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You can even contemplate the tried and tested Barbeque Nation on Rd# 1.
Avi, try out GIKF and you would not repent. I find the food here better than Barbeque Nation. The quality of food as well as service at Barbeque Nation is going down every time I go there.

PS: GIKF also includes a free beverage.
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