Sunday, 8 April 2012

Arsalan

We had been to Arsalan to celebrate my birthday.SassyFork had been praising this restaurant and wanting to take me there for the longest time.
I had been intrigued what the name(Arsalan)actually means,we asked the waiter what it meant.He replied,"sher ka panja".Which means 'the tigers paw'*Interesting*
Probably a connection to the bengal tiger as the cuisine of this restaurant is Bengali Mughlai 

We started off with The Arsalan Special Kabab.Which was chicken kabab enrobed in cheese.This was delicately spiced with a hint of saffron in the cheese (weight watchers.....keep away)


 This was the mutton egg roll.A laccha paratha coated with egg stuffed with big chunks of succulent mutton in a tasty and spicy masala.
This was the highlight of the meal.I highly recommend it.








We ordered for the main course.This was Mutton Rezala which was meat in thin yogurt and cardomom gravy which was flavorsome and had minimal chillies.I found this very bland and a tad bit oily.
 Chicken chap masala,once again super oily.
 Flaky laccha paratha and the chicken chap masala.

 Next came the mutton  biryani which was cooked well,once again moderately spiced.The rice grains were cooked to perfection and the mutton was very nice and tender

 A quick history review can be found on the table mats.
 Time for desserts
Caramel Custard
The dessert that I ordered,chocolate brownie with vanilla ice-cream.yummy !!!!!

 The interiors of the Arsalan,done up in soft shades of white,cream and brown.


The meal at Arsalan was very filling and high on calories.
A tiger sleeps after a heavy meal.......and thats exactly what i did...:)

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Gypsy Chinese:My B'Day Dinner

 Hi Guys! Celebrated my birthday at Gypsy Chinese,Shivaji Park on 20th March...It's a place I frequent often cos it has some of my favorite foods.This is run by the Limayes who also run Nebula And Home Chef which are all based in Shivaji Park itself.
We indulged in some spectacular Sweet Corn Crab Soup
The soup was fluffy and silky with BIG chunks of crab
The portions were large so we shared it 3 by 4!!





That's me......

 That's the Korean Khimchi....my mom's favorite.She made a meal of the Khimchi and chutneys.Wonder why the Korean Khimchi is in a Chinese restaurant.


 Gypsy has a Seafood Gastronomy festival with Lobster,Pomfret,Crabs,Prawns and Basa.
 The best thing we had was the Fortune Noodles....flat noodles with chicken and wood ear mushrooms....simply divine!


 The Honey Chilli Pork and Hunan Chicken went well with the Mixed Fried Rice.The pork was tender and succulent.The Hunan Chicken was spicy and sweet.


 Gypsy Chinese has a Gypsy Corner which serves authentic Maharashtrian Veg Food.But I have Nachos there with chocolate milkshake :p.Cause I get enough Maharastrian Veg food from my mom !!!! 

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Salt Water Cafe

Salt Water Cafe
Hmmm.....Jus another place where u can see actors and actresses walk in and out.For e.g
I stepped into SWC and suddenly Malaika Arora Khan and Arbaaz Khan look at me twice
I seriously started to think "Why are these 2 celebs looking at me ?? Am I someone famous -NO
Did my photograph come in BT(Bombay Times)-NO"
And then it occurred in my mind "Rishabh!!!! you have come here to eat ..Not to look at celebs"
Ok !!!!
Really sorry for the distraction.Getting back to SWC.As I entered I saw an array of cheeses and cakes to my right hand side.
After staring at the cheeses for about  5-10 Min, we finally got a table.
 As we were really hungry, we just saw some of the menu items and our mouths started watering.
1)This was The Complimentary Bread Sack.We literally hogged on this ...was very tasty


The Complimentary Bread
2) After having the bread, our taste buds tingled for soup 
So we then ordered French Onion Soup with Tenderloin.Was a very good soup.I would personally recommend the readers to try out the soup.
In the middle was a moderate piece of bread which tasted very good with the combination of the Soup.
When the waiter first got this mighty crocker,y we thought that this soup is HUGE,We started thinking who is going to finish it 
When the waiter served us we were a tad disappointed with the portion size.

The French Onion Soup
3) I tried the Fish&Chip Burger which was good 
Demerits Of The Burger:
1.Very Oily 
Merits Of The Burger:
1.The Mustard Sauce and the cabbage was appreciable.It gave a very subtle feeling after gobbling down the Burger 
The Fish&Chips Burger

4)This was the Specialty of the night 
Himalayan Trout ...it was astounding!


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5)We then were full with the mains 
so we went on to the desserts page of the menu 
I have a fascination for desserts specially anything chocolate
So I ordered the Chocolate Ganache Torte With Kalhua Cream 












6)The last dessert was Tiramisu with Tiramisu Ice-Cream

Presentation was impressive.







                                    Well,As you can see the Pictures have not come out very clear because these images
                                    have been taken from my BlackBerry 9550


See you soon with tales of my next gastronomic expedition.....