Originally Posted by hyd_traveller
Well, except for the N/V platter which was the first dish to be served, no photos unless Xydon did click.
It was 12:40 PM and I did not receive any call or message from hyd_traveller. We had planned to go to FF for lunch. hyd_traveller is a very punctual man who always reach before time at the pick up point and I didn't want to make him wait.
At 12:45 PM I started walking and sent an SMS to keep him informed that I'm waiting at the Point. I looked around and didn't see his car. The monsoon had started and it rained heavily yesterday. I always enjoy driving in rain while listening to old songs and Gazhals (Not that I understand them). Standing at the pick up point, I was enjoying the after effects of rain; hot, sultry and humid.
I don't understand one thing, why do the auto rikshaw guys ask "Do you want the auto sir?"?. I always wanted to ask them back "Why, don't you want it? How will you survive if you give the auto to me?" or "Do you think that I'll get fired and will not get any job so you are offering me you job!? Ahh, such an Angel."
I sat down on the footpath, sweating like a normal human (unlike the idiom). I started looking at the "Auto lighting thread" where I got a response from few fellow BHPians about why not to change to 90/100. Once again, to my surprise, an auto driver called me. Now imagine, if I was standing on the road side, he could have asked if "I WANTED THE AUTO". For heavens sake, I was sitting! I looked at him with a angry look on my face.
Sometimes things are not what they look like. Reading the posts of traveloholic, I thought he would be some "I know all" kind of a person. But when I met him, I felt he was a very sweet guy! Down to earth who didn't know the taste of the dishes in Haddippa as he was busy organizing things!
I looked at the auto guy and he pointed to a car standing right behind his auto sounding horn. Gosh! it was hyd_traveller. I jumped and ran towards his car. I hopped in and felt like I was sitting in an ice cream container. AC was turned on with blower speed on 2 or 3 and I liked it. Manza does have a powerful AC. I initially used to drive a Maruthi 800 whose AC was so powerful that I realized it was working only during nights!
hyd_traveller and I went to pick up Silverwood who was a smart being. He unfortunately didn't want to enjoy the post rain environment and hence hopped into an auto rishaw to take shelter from the dazzling sun. We, obviously missed him and went till his GH.
We picked up Silverwood and left towards our next pick up point to pick norules.
We, once again, were the first to reach. While I was looking at the "Ramzaan arrival poster", I bumped into Neilguy and traveloholic. Bumped in its literal sense.
We walked into the resto. This was the first time I was there and was busy looking at the ambiance. There was nothing special about the looks which could make you say "WOW!". We planned to order Lebanese (I guess) and a shocking news was delivered to us. "The chef is out and would arrive after an hour". Silverwood had to attend a meeting at 3:00 PM so we were already short of time, keeping hyderabad traffic in mind.
During our discussion regarding what the order would be, one more BHPian joined us in the most casual uniform; rajeshrawal. We all greeted him and welcomed as he was the champion of that place. He was disappointed, just like us, when he heard that the Lebanese cook had disappeared for an hour.
We ordered for one NV platter which had 5 dishes, Fish, Prawns/Shrimp, Chicken, Lamb and I'm not sure what the other was!, with 8 pieces each.
While I was a kid, I always liked magic shows. I liked people making things appear and disappear with a flick of a wand and a secrete mantra! (Aa braka dabra, gilli gilli gilli! Something like this) I never got chance to learn magic probably because I wasn't interested or I didn't want to accidentally make my parents or friends dissapear.
I somehow was a part of a magic today. The waiter made sure it appeared and we made made sure it disappears!
We first ordered 3 biryanis; Lamb, Fish and Chicken. Once round one was completed, just like Rocky Balbao, we still had enough stamina for round two. We ordered for 2 more plates of biryani and once the biryani arrived (Ting: Bell sound), we jumped on it. Again, we did the magic trick (Aa braka dabra gilli gilli gilli) and the plates were empty and our stomachs were full.
Food was good but that wasn't what we went there to taste. Will have to go once again to give a better review.
Keep watching this space!