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Old 2nd August 2010, 21:27   #31
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MKH,

for the money we pay, the restaurent people cannot afford to put Elephants and Giraffes in the Biryani yaar.......

Jokes Apart: Could have forced him to eat that biryani, else you would create ruckus, by complaing to the health dept and call up the media. I think that would have been more effective.

We work so hard throught our lives for the food, and these guys cant provide good food even after charging hefty amount for that.

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I am never a big fan of eating out at Andhra outlets, as i know they work on volumes and hardly emphasize on cleanliness and hygiene( rem the photo we got with a lizard sometime back in biryani delivered at home?)
Thought that Nagarjuna at the location parallel to CMH road is better as have been there to eat once before and on the outside it looked a standard place.
Ordered chicken biryani and was halfway through when luckily see a dead cockroach in the plate, before i lay my hands on it!!
Called the waiter and promptly took a couple of snaps of it and told him, this will be seen by 1000's now. There was no mood left to eat anything else and we prepared to leave and not make a ruckus there, which maybe anyone else will have done in our place.
Action was speedy at least in getting in someone higher up and apparently the manager came and apologized ( after asking what happened and being shown the pic, as if he did not know)
They claimed it has happened the first time and apologized. We asked him if they follow any pest control or hygiene here, and what will they do now?
He just said we will have the bill cancelled, which was the min expected!
Anyways, we just left after cordially mentioning that they need to take care, and answering a couple of folks around who asked as to what happened.
My question: Can i do something more to ensure some action is taken as i seriously doubt the system ( food inspection etc in india)?
I am posting this just to bring this to notice of potential customers- watch out and be careful of what you eat, we are open to such incidents.
The outlet in mention is Nagarjuna just next to CMH road where a very upscale restaurant called Nakshatra is also housed
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Old 2nd August 2010, 21:27   #32
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A friend of mine too experienced a dead housefly with a curd rice, the bill was not refunded, but he had been served with another fresh (???) plate of curd rice. He had nerve eating it.

I wouldn't dare to call this as pathetic state of this country, instead, the pathetic law that doesn't support its citizens. Haven't we heard such incidents in western countries? When it happens, the law supports the citizens & brings justice. The justice serves as good lesson for others to remain vigilant.

On a lighter note, what's harm eating a dead cockroach when one can eat dead chicken?

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Old 2nd August 2010, 21:29   #33
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Yeah home cooked food is the best and safest. I do not agree with the methods implied in the restaurants. Its a mess and forget about hygene and health etc. And moreover forget about non-veg and veg vessels. Here every restaurant has an inspected date visible to all visitors.
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Old 2nd August 2010, 21:35   #34
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I went with a friend to Hyderabad Biriyani ( Victoria Rd) once and he found a cockroach in the raita.

Stopped visiting the place ever since.

It's hard to find hygienic restaurants in Bangalore.

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My Sister-in-law teaches at a catering college. Her subjects also include food handling.
Some interesting points.

Cooked and uncooked meats must never be stored in the same area.
Cooked Meat is free from harmful bacteria for only 4 hours from its preparation time.
No smoking during food preparation. Also no handling food after a smoke. This is more to prevent taste contamination.
Any cooking instrument/utensil like knives, plates etc used with raw meat should never come in contact with cooked meats.

The biggest danger to your health lies in the invisible pathogens. While cockroaches and insects are yucky. They will not kill you. Its the invisible germs you need to really guard against.

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Old 3rd August 2010, 01:43   #36
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It's hard to find hygienic restaurants in Bangalore.
Not entirely true. But yes, standards have fallen because most restaurants just keep adding tables but refuse to upgrade the kitchens.

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My Sister-in-law teaches at a catering college. Her subjects also include food handling.
Some interesting points.........
Could you give us more details on food handling. Would be a great help esp. for half baked, self trained chefs like me.
I know we have a thread on cooking but perhaps it is time to start one on basics. Even petrolheads have to eat and if, like me, you are a meat eater married to a veggie, a hands on approach helps.

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This thread had me rolling down with laughter not for the fact that a cockrach was found in Biryani but the pulav of comments and posts which followed.

On a serious note, its a fact that in most eatery places, the hygeine goes for a toss. Just imagine during the major dates such as 25th Dec or 31st Dec or for that matter major festival periods, who cares about the hygiene when the crowds at your neck for a seat in the eatery.

Recently when I had gone for a dinner, I was alloted a table which was very close to the kitchen and in between the opening/closing of the doors I could see the condition of the kitchen when the stewards used to walk over spillovers, the chef was in a lungi and his associates in scant chaddis moving in a small area sufficient for 5 people to stand.
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Post http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1131836-post590.html from the thread A Guide: Eating out in Bangalore

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Well guys we are talking about incidents where you noticed it but what if it was removed by the hotel staff before serving?? isnt it very possible

For all of us who love eating out this will be a question need to face and if you ask me i dont think if there is any restaurants in this country which can be termed as safe/hygiene...
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Very unfortunate MKH, my similar experience -

- Chicken feather in chicken kabab
- Worm in salad



Both the above in the food court in Manyata Tech park of all places !! Upon bringing it to their notice, the bills were canceled, but I doubt anything was done in terms of pest control. I dont think any regular effective inspections are being carried out by the authorities for such joints. (or any place for that matter)

I feel its only the bigger multinational outlets such as Pizza hut, KFC, Mcdonalds etc who follow some hygiene norms.
Manyata and EGL is very famous for this. All the caterers know that most of the employees are dependent on their restaurant. It is really sad to see that people in the IT industry are taken for a ride with their hefty prices and pathetic service. Time to circulate this link in office since we tend to get the full meals in Nagarjuna(M.G.Road) almost every other day.
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Ewww...

btw a couple of years back I had gone with a few of my buddies to INA market for some Chow mein. So we were about order thats when I saw the 'chef' guy was cooking it in open air in a huge 'donga' type thing with flames shooting up and all.

He used to toss up the noodles in the air and then catch them back. The next thing I saw made me never to go back to that place again!

I noticed that there were a few big flies hovering around the 'donga' in which he was cooking. Suddenly, he made another toss up and catch maneuver, but this time the catch included most of the hovering flies!!! Yuck!

I just ran from there and never looked back!
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Very unfortunate MKH, my similar experience -

- Chicken feather in chicken kabab
- Worm in salad



Both the above in the food court in Manyata Tech park of all places !! Upon bringing it to their notice, the bills were canceled, but I doubt anything was done in terms of pest control. I dont think any regular effective inspections are being carried out by the authorities for such joints. (or any place for that matter)

I feel its only the bigger multinational outlets such as Pizza hut, KFC, Mcdonalds etc who follow some hygiene norms.
No they don't i received pizza from pizza hut with cockroach as topping .

I think i have the pic somewhere, will post if i can find.
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P.S: Sorry, couldnt help commenting. Living in Hyderabad, just a look at that rice quality ( seems like Rs.2 kilo rice) i would not have eaten that biryani. Biryani rice has to be super fine grain and long grained.

I reckon we hydeez are a spoilt lot
In Tamilnadu we have a popular chain of Biriyani restaurant called
"Thalapakatti" (not to be confused with local "thalapakattu" biriyani).
They make their famous biriyani from a rice called "seeraga samba"
which is short and dark, exactly the oposite of basmati.
And the founders/owners of these 3 generation old restaurant happen to be andhraites.!!!
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No they don't i received pizza from pizza hut with cockroach as topping .

I think i have the pic somewhere, will post if i can find.
wow if that happened to me,i will surely fight hard to get lifetime free pizzas This happening to a big name is a chance to make them pay big time.
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Okay how about finding a lizard in a canteen premises of a Reputed Hospital? The hospital in question is Manipal Hospital, Airport Road. The story was carried in Bangalore Mirror. The Canteen staff coolly replied it is a one of case
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