Went to Laxman's today morning.
On the way back at 10.15 saw Famous Icecream open and two old gentlemen savouring their helpings.
I did not see you there, I was at Laxman's for a pretty long time. I did not see your Bolero "Raid De Himalaya" thing there at Laxman's. Looks like you too had the same idea in place like what we had. We finised off the Breakfast Binge with a couple of helpings of Ice Cream at Famous. BTW, did U have Pot Icecream or the slices?
Aroma , above Kalaniketan Wedding Mall, Somajiguda has a new management team.
They have recruited new staff for the Indian section who make amazing Hyderabad Dum Biryani and Butter Chicken. It is heaven
Prices are very reasonable too.
They also started a Takeaway and Home delivery service.
Aroma was always nice. Beautiful ambience, decent if not great food and reasonable pricing. Good to know it got better
As we missed out visiting Govind's last week during our Team-BHP Breakfast Meet, I made sure I went there this week with my family.
Sunday started off with first pitstop at Pragati for Idli's with Chutney and Podi. It was round one of Sharing and Caring Idli's, followed by second round of the same. Had a chance meet with BBLost and Mrs. BBLost at Pragati's, hope you guys enjoyed the Idli there. Imran, does she know most of our online handles or is also a member here (hehehehe)? $$$: Rs. 60/- Time taken to lay hands on the order: 15 Minutes Time taken to relish and gulp it down: Fraction of Seconds
With real good teasers served at Pragati, we moved on to our next desitination "Govind's" for some superbly awesome Butter Masala Dosa. Like always, Govind's waiting time was exponentially higher than expected. But, anything for tantalizing those evil taste buds.
Avi, you should visit this place for sure, if you have'nt been here earlier. But make sure that you avoid seeing how he makes the Dosa. In case your family is with you, make sure that they are sitting in the car, while he makes the dosa's lest you wish to hear them scream "ITNA BUTTER TO HUM POORE SAAL MEIN BHI NAHI KHAATE AUR YEH EK SAATH DAAL DIYA "
With no time for a second round, we thought of calling it a quits for Govind's here itself.
$$$: Rs. 100/- Time taken to lay hands on the order: 20 Minutes Time taken to relish and gulp it down: Good 10 minutes
After relishing the dosa's floating in the pool of butter at Govind's, we wanted a short gap between the next destination. Loittered around Charminar, Afzal Gunj, Begum Bazaar and etc, which were enroute our fav LAXMAN's. As usual, LAXMAN's outlet was brimming to the fill.
Waiting, Waiting, Waiting, Waiting and with nothing coming up, everyone were feeling awkward and thought it was better to leave and come back later for Butter Idli's at Laxman's. Bad Luck Luck-Shman Bhai, you missed out on treating us with your butter idli's and butter masala dosa.
$$$: 0/- Time taken to lay hands on the order: 20 Minutes Time taken to relish and gulp it down: 0 Minutes :(
Drove down to Lingaiah Tiffin Center on Sitaram Bagh Raod for another round of Pipping Hot Idlis with Hot Spicy Chutney. We shared a couple of plates amongst ourselves.
$$$: 45/- Time taken to lay hands on the order: 3 Minutes Time taken to relish and gulp it down: 5 Minutes
Being a true Hyderabadi, we thought of ending the whole thing with a cup of delicious Irani Chai. Being very close to my favourite chai spot, we ventured out to Niloufer Cafe, Lakdikapul. People who love Irani Chai, do swear by his tea. Its simply superb. If I am at Sec-bad, I would love having tea at Blue Sea and at Lakdi-Ka-Pul, its always Niloufer Cafe.
$$$: 24/- Time taken to lay hands on the order: 10 Minutes Time taken to relish and gulp it down: 5 Minutes
Then was the time to cool down the whole thing with a couple fo scoops of ice cream at Famous, Pot Icecream wasn't ready by the time we reached there . Not in a mood of eating the sliced icecream there, we were on the way back home and had a stopover at Kwality Walls Kiosk at Himayat Nagar. Notice a couple of new flavours there "Strawberry Currant", "Litche Magic" & something. Being a Strawberry fan, I tried out Strawberry Currant. It was WOW, however as the taste started subsiding and I was half-way through I noticed it to be a bit on the sweeter side. No complaints about the same, overall a worth eat.
$$$: 196/- Time taken to lay hands on the order: 5 Minutes Time taken to relish and gulp it down: 20 Minutes
Overall, it was fun and had good breakfast after a long time, not to say the YAWN's I had to face the whole day at home. With each passing Yawn, there was a abuse, unfit to be documented here.
Total Cost: 425/- (no taxes applicable, that's why I love these Thela's. No frills attached)
Last edited by traveloholic : 9th November 2009 at 19:22.
Reason: Chance meet with BBLost and Mrs. BBLost
Nikhil, that's some crazy eating, hope you skipped your lunch and dinner that day.
You Bet, I skipped Lunch and Dinner for sure that day. Had a Tawa Chicken Frankie at Himayat Nagar late in the night while returning back home after my Shopping Spree, this was again followed by the coolant ritual "Choco Rum Ice Cream" at Kwality Walls Kiosk at Himayat Nagar.
Originally Posted by mobike008
Looks like that agenda was carried out to give a good start to your new diet regime
Oh! You read that thing. The dieting regime was sort of uncalled for. With pressure mounting from all the corners, I thought of giving it a try to see how far I can go with that regime. Even before I could start it, I have requests pouring in from my cousins to plan out for another breakfast thing next sunday, as most of them are coming to Hyderabad after a long time. So, here I see my DIET REGIME go for a toss
Its been ages since I have been to a Veg Restaurant, hence planned a visit to Santosh Dhaba for Pure Veg Food. Loved their Butter Naan with Kaju Paneer. All the dishes ordered were laced with a few kilograms of Cashewnuts for sure, it was a treat fit for a King.
Anyone been to Santosh Dhaba offlate, either the one at Begum Bazaar or Abids, near Palace Heights hotel?
The taste seems to have changed a lot from my last visit, it has become better than earlier.
Just to rekindle those old memories, does any one remember the name of the Chinese Fast Food outlet, which was near Nagarjuna Circle? It was located exactly where the Mahindra Showroom is right now. A very bleak memory reminds me that is was something "Sidhartha Fastfoods" or something. This was way back in the early 90's.
I was a kid and we used to hop on to my Dad's Priya to go there to have Chinese Fried Rice. It was on the ground floor with an open front and parking before it. It had chairs and tables also placed on the outside in the open area, to enable people enjoy the food outside. With not much of traffic, it was a good place to have food.