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Old 9th January 2013, 16:28   #1096
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Even though the cut off was 11:30, I am inviting myself to this meet .
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Thanks for still wanting to pay my bill despite me mistaking 9/1/13 to be today (today is 1/9/13).
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The meet was wonderful but, the food was a major disappointment. Except the Prawn Noodle Soup which I thoroughly enjoyed, each and every other dish was almost pathetic. Dripping with oil and almost tasteless.

I reckon we should have stuck to the traditional choices of chicken and fish etc.

Anyways, food was not the reason we met, was it?

Good Job Farukh for getting this one up and running
Great to meet all. Food was a disaster. I doubt it that chicken and fish could have saved the day. The amount of oil they served me in just one lunch far exceeds the total oil I have consumed in past 5 years. Wish the oil could have been extra virgin or ghee or butter. Anyway, first and last visit to Wonton. Food may not have the ONLY reason for meeting but it was pretty important since we all came with high expectations. On hindsight, postponing to Thursday and sticking to the earlier venue would have been a better idea.

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Short Collection = 20
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Balance = 80
Given to Begger = 80
Balance C'F = NIL

Edit : Farukh, Traveloholic and other attendees : Thanks for making the meet a huge success. Bad food just could not overshadow the good tmes we all had.

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Old 9th January 2013, 16:45   #1097
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So lookslike I did not miss the food much.

Anyway it was nice meeting the group. I will surely be part of the next meet including food.
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Anyway, first and last visit to Wonton. Food may not have the ONLY reason for meeting but it was pretty important since we all came with high expectations. On hindsight, postponing to Thursday and sticking to the earlier venue would have been a better idea.

Edit : Farukh, Traveloholic and other attendees : Thanks for making the meet a huge success. Bad food just could not overshadow the good tmes we all had.
Ditto. I agree. Except the soup and mushrooms everything else was bad. Thanks to chilly gravy and masala, I was at least able to eat something. I wonder what went wrong with the chef today, I guess he probably went to attend the wedding and some rookie might have took over for today.

Anyways, I had a great time interacting with everyone.

@Farukh and Traveloholic, thanks for planning and making the first meet of 2013 a big success.

Let's plan on making the next one a drive cum food meet

@Mobike008

Going by the existing tradition, shouldn't this thread be closed and a new one for 2013 be opened for all future meets?

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Lets plan a dinner meet and a drive/ride meet in the next few weeks. Till then keep writing here with your ideas as to what and where can be our next meet.

Good Job Farukh for getting this one up and running
The meet was fun alright. I was hoping my last visit to Wonton will be a one off bad day but my second visit also turned out to be bad. I am sure Nikhil gave them appropriate feedback.

mobike - As discussed, can we plan the next dinner meet at Beach House?
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Going by the existing tradition, shouldn't this thread be closed and a new one for 2013 be opened for all future meets?
Good Point. Will close this thread tomorrow and start a new one for all meets in 2013

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mobike - As discussed, can we plan the next dinner meet at Beach House?
Sure. I am game for it. Lets do it 2nd or 3rd week of Jan'13


What I am most keen on as next meet would be a mixed bag car or bike ride meet to a closer location like Vikarabad and enjoy lunch at a dhaba on a sunday. Any takers here?
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The Wonton, which never failed to amaze me put me totally down today. I was taken off by the bad taste of food today. This was the least I expected from them. I would have accepted that sometimes, they make disastorous food on Fridays due to heavy weekend rush, but commiting this sin on a Wednesday, is not acceptable at all.

As other have lashed out at the food, I shall not take much virtual space to write about the quantity of Oil seeping out of the starters. None of the dishes were upto my expectations or were not upto the mark, based on my previous experiences at The Wonton. There was a time, when I drove down from Kothapet to Gachibowli on a Saturday to have Buttered Prawns. Those were the days.

Somewhere deep down inside me, I had a negative thought about the food all the time & it turned out to be true. The star dish of Wonton, Buttered Prawns was something, I never expected they would screwup on.

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Ravi Anaa, the feedbacks have been passed on to the appropriate people already.

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I wonder what went wrong with the chef today, I guess he probably went to attend the wedding and some rookie might have took over for today.
I told the same thing yesterday. Hope their Main Chef is not absent else the Buttered Prawns would not turn out as they should.

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@Farukh and Traveloholic, thanks for planning and making the first meet of 2013 a big success.
This is just the first meets planned. Many more to come.

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Farukh, Traveloholic and other attendees : Thanks for making the meet a huge success. Bad food just could not overshadow the good tmes we all had.
+1 on that statement Bajaj Saab. We meet to eat, greet and have fun.
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I had a great time. Felt good to meet you all after a very long time.

Thanks Farukh and Traveloholic.

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The Wonton, which never failed to amaze me put me totally down today.
No worries brother. Let's cover this up with Kebabs at the Arabic place .
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Nice meeting you all in the new year. The meet was wonderful but, the food was a major disappointment. Except the Prawn Noodle Soup which I thoroughly enjoyed, each and every other dish was almost pathetic. Dripping with oil and almost tasteless.

I reckon we should have stuck to the traditional choices of chicken and fish etc.

Anyways, food was not the reason we met, was it?

Lets plan a dinner meet and a drive/ride meet in the next few weeks. Till then keep writing here with your ideas as to what and where can be our next meet.

Good Job Farukh for getting this one up and running

Quite surprising about the food part. Have always enjoyed eating at Wanton. Did you guys try out the Phad Thai Noodles? I loved this particular dish the last time we ordered.
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Good Point. Will close this thread tomorrow and start a new one for all meets in 2013

Sure. I am game for it. Lets do it 2nd or 3rd week of Jan'13

What I am most keen on as next meet would be a mixed bag car or bike ride meet to a closer location like Vikarabad and enjoy lunch at a dhaba on a sunday. Any takers here?
Sounds cool. I will be in for sure. Hmm.. Thinking about it, it's been ages since I last took out my pulsar on a long drive.

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The Wonton, which never failed to amaze me put me totally down today.
No worries, such things happen. Let's blame it on the Junior Chefs for all the bad taste. What really irked us was even after repeatedly telling them not to add more oil, they kept on adding more. Well, to cover this up, we need to plan another meet and since we already tasted Chinese, Arabic sounds just fine.

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+1 on that statement Bajaj Saab. We meet to eat, greet and have fun.
Well, we definitely had fun today.
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Default Re: Hyderabad Meet Thread 2012 Meets: DINNER MEET_NOV 24TH, 2012

Great meet, guys! Despite the food being oily, I did have large helpings as I was kind of ravenous!

PVS--Thanks for giving me a lift both ways. I enjoyed driving your Waggie on the return.

Farukh and Nikhil---great arrangements, guys!

DM--Nice of you to drop in to say farewell to us guys. We wish you all the best in your Jaggery Village venture.

@JB--sorry to hear about your mishap last week, and thank God you were unscathed!

Finally, thanks to all the rest for making it a lively experience.

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List of attendees at the lunch meet yesterday (sorry, I missed a few names so some one please add them) :

01. Farukh
02. mobike008
03. Hyd_Traveller
04. SaikatMandal04
05. Hurricanes
06. Traveloholic
07. Sai (Non-TBHPian)
08. Kiran (Non-TBHPian)
09. Xydon
10. NoRules
11. Nosfreak
12. Dev
13. PVS
14. Ravveendrra
15. FleetMaster
16. DownSouth
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20. Indian21R
21. MotoringLover
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Old 10th January 2013, 09:59   #1107
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My pleasure.

Thank you all for joining. It was indeed a pleasure to meet few familiar and few now famliar faces. Had you all not shown the interest, it wouldn't have been as interesting as it was.
Enough has been said about the food, so I'll give it a rest.

I missed a few poeple from my previous meet at NoRules's farm in Nizamabad - Anand, Anurag, Shashi, Arcot, jayded, Alok, Ashish, Suren. We hope to see you people in the next meet.

A big "thank you" to PVS for picking me up. I regret to have kept you waiting for long.

Looking forward to the next drive/ride meet.
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I propose a Ride Meet on Jan 20th or Feb 3rd

We can ride till Vikarabad (75kms one-way) and on return stop at a dhaba for lunch.

People who wish to come in cars can come in it and others on bikes. However, whoever has bikes i urge them to RIDE

Let's see which date gets confirmed and who prefers what as their "rides"

I am decided to come on my Maroon Marauder (She is pleading me to take her out for a long spin)
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It was good to catch up with Hyderabadi T-BHPians after nearly 3 years.
The food was a let down true, and at one point we were really wondering if there was a need to go for the full course meal, given the huge amount of starters we had consumed!

Venu Sir - Thanks for your compliments - and its absolutely my pleasure to pick you up!!
Farukh & Nikhil - Thanks to both of you guys for organizing the meet!

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I propose a Ride Meet on Jan 20th or Feb 3rd

We can ride till Vikarabad (75kms one-way) and on return stop at a dhaba for lunch.

Let's see which date gets confirmed and who prefers what as their "rides"
Please add a poll for the dates on the top of the page.

I am in regret for 20th Jan and will try to keep my plans in such a way that I can join on 3rd Feb.

PS : BTW, were you not supposed to start a new thread?
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