The Rasoiya Street – A Vast Spread of Pure Vegetarian Food in HSR Layout

The Rasoiya Street (TRS) is a pure vegetarian restaurant that serves cuisines from all over the world. This place is truly a multi-cuisine restaurant. I went to this restaurant recently and loved their food and service. TRS also serves Jain food on order. This is a paradise for vegetarians and the menu is really vast for a vegetarian restaurant. I would recommend this place to all my vegetarian friends.

ORDER, TASTE, AND QUALITY:

I ordered Roast Tomato Soup, Crispy Dragon Veg, Dahi Ke Sholey, and Spinach, Olive, Corn Pizza.

Tomato Soup was absolutely yummy! I loved it. It was served with garlic bread, which was delicious. The soup was balanced in flavors and was neither too sweet nor too hot.

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Crispy Dragon Veg was the only disappointment at TRS. It’s not that I didn’t like it but it was far off from being called as Crispy Dragon Veg. It was actually vegetable pakoras and that’s it! Nothing much to it for being called as a Chinese food or even close to it. There was no Schezwan sauce or any Chinese flavor added to it as claimed in the description from their menu. They need to make it better for sure.

Dahi Ke Sholey was superb! It was perhaps one of the best Dahi Ke Sholey I had and definitely the best in Bangalore that I got to taste. It was not at all greasy or oily, which is a big differentiator. The Kabab was succulent and flavourful. The taste of hung curd stuffed in it was delicious.

They have a wood-fired oven which can be seen near the entrance. So, I was excited to see how they make thin crust pizzas there. The Spinach, Corn, and Olive pizza was good in taste and quality. It was loaded with a generous amount of cheese. It was an authentic thin crust pizza of 10 inches. Although the taste was good, and I liked it, they should have added more spinach to it. There was hardly any spinach seen in the pizza and because of this, I couldn’t call it a spinach pizza. I think they need to fix these inconsistencies in the name or description seen in their menu against the ones actually prepared.

SERVICE AND AMBIENCE:

Service was very good, and the staff is polite and courteous. They served us well and I appreciate the service.

The ambiance was also good with nice decor on the walls and various comfortable seating options. I liked the ambiance. However, one downside is that they don’t have sufficient ventilation or airiness inside. The air conditioners they have are not sufficient to cover that large space and the space becomes quite hot in this summer time. They have pedestal fans but even then, I felt quite warm inside because it rotates to and fro and you don’t feel the breeze throughout.

Operational Hours: 

Monday to Saturday: 12 Noon to 3:30 PM, 7 PM to 11 PM

Sunday: 12Noon to 3:30PM, 7PM to 11:30 PM

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/nz8TW62U4cS2

Google Maps:

Zomato: https://www.zomato.com/bangalore/the-rasoiya-street-hsr

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Mobydick – A Multi-Cuisine Restaurant in Koramangala, Bangalore

Mobydick Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Mobydick, a restaurant located at a prime location in Koramangala, Bangalore is truly a multi-cuisine restaurant that serves delicious food from all popular cuisines. The reason I emphasized on the multi-cuisine term is because they have a variety of food and drinks in their menu, from the local favourite, Nati specialities to Pan Asian, Bengali cuisine to Italian food, and American to English. Everything is served under one roof and the food is just superb in taste and quality!

Because, I went with a group of friends, I had an opportunity to taste most of the items from their menu and almost everything was great in taste and a few were above average, if not very good. In fact, their mocktails and some of the dishes left me awestruck!

I am wondering why I didn’t visit this place earlier. They have an edge over the competitors with their pricing, which is a bit on the lower side thereby, making them a reasonably priced restaurant in the restaurant hub of Bangalore.

ORDER

I started off my food explorations at Mobydick with their signature drinks. I tried their Melted Brownie Hot Chocolate, Chilli Guava, Strawberry Lemonade, Blue Ice Crusher, Orange Lemonade, Red Velvet Shake, Iced Tiramisu Shake, Lemon Ice Tea, and Peach Ice Tea.

In starters, I had their Barbeque Chicken Wings, Kasundi Fish, Double Pepper Lamb, Mac n Cheese Samosa, and Garlic bread.

In main course, I tried the Nati Chicken Curry with Rice, Philly Cheese Steak Burger, BBQ Chicken Steak, Grilled Lamb Steak, Indonesian Curry Noodles, Black Pepper Fettuccine Pasta with Wild Mushrooms, and Thai Green Veg Curry.

They have a good variety of desserts in their menu, I tasted the Salted Caramel Cheesecake, Sizzling Brownie, and Tiramisu.

TASTE AND QUALITY

I have recently developed the taste and love for hot chocolates and so, I couldn’t resist myself from tasting it, whenever I get a chance. As it was in Mobydick’s menu, I tried the Melted Brownie Hot Chocolate and was amazed to see that they made it so perfect. It was very tasty and I enjoyed it.

Chilli Guava is a must-try beverage at this restaurant. It tasted somewhat similar to a Virgin Guava Mary mocktail, however the hotness of the chillies in it was not very high and in control so that you actually enjoy it while drinking. The aroma of Guava and a hint of chilli flavour was amazing! The glass had the red chilli powder coating on the edges, so you get an absolutely lip-smacking taste and a wonderful flavour altogether.

Strawberry Lemonade was another special drink that they have in their menu. The taste of fresh strawberries and lemon juice is a delightful combination. It was really refreshing and another must-have drink at Mobydick.

Orange Lemonade, Blue Ice Crusher, Lemon Ice Tea, and Peach Ice Tea were refreshing, and I liked it. Along with food, it was a nice combination to sip these drinks.

When I ordered the Red Velvet Shake and Iced Tiramisu Shake, I was speculating about the taste and quality of the beverages. As I love the taste of Red Velvet cake and Tiramisu, so I knew that if they make it well, it would be delightful experience to enjoy my drinks. So, no wonder that they made it really well and my expectations from them were absolutely correct. I loved both the drinks and would recommend them.

Barbeque Chicken Wings was delicious and cooked to perfection. It’s a worth trying it at Mobydick. The sauce was good and flavourful. I’m a fan of Chicken Wings and this is definitely a good one, the taste was slightly sweet and smoky.

Kasundi Fish was pleasing to the eye and tongue. It’s a Bengali-style Basa fish starter, which had the essence of Kasundi, which is a Bengali mustard sauce. I really like Kasundi and its pungent flavour, so it’s always there in my kitchen. I had high expectations from this dish, and it lived up to its name. Although, the flavour and aroma of mustard is there in it, but it doesn’t overpower the fish and doesn’t make it pungent, which is good as you get the taste of fish as well.

Double Pepper Lamb was hot and spicy! Recommended for people who love to eat spicy. But it’s not all, it has all the flavours and ingredients to justify its name. The mutton was tender and well cooked.

Mac n Cheese Samosa was appetizing! I loved the taste and the quality was also good. The stuffing inside was superb and made it a good to try item in starters from the menu.

Garlic Bread was absolutely lip-smacking, and its presentation was enticing. It was served like a pizza and I liked it. This is definitely an innovative way to present such a simple dish.

Nati Chicken Curry with Rice was slightly above average in taste. Although, they tried to make it the way it is supposed to be, and the authenticity was there to a good extent, but some chances of improvements are there. Perhaps, this is not a bad option as you get to taste the local cuisine at a cozy place that serves almost everything.

Philly Cheese Steak Burger was scrumptious. I liked it and the overall quality was good.

BBQ Chicken Steak was yummy, and it was served with garlic breads and salad. The chicken was well cooked, tender, and tasted very well. I liked the way they had presented the steak.

Grilled Lamb Steak was not impressive and although, the presentation was really good, I didn’t like the taste much.

Indonesian Curry Noodles was delightful, and I enjoyed having it. It was just perfect; the flavours and aroma were authentic, and the taste was too good.

Fettuccine is my favourite type of pasta and I always crave for it. It’s not easily available at every other restaurant so whenever I get a chance of having it, I make sure that I don’t miss it. Having said that, I found that Mobydick had Black Pepper Fettuccine Pasta with Wild Mushrooms in their menu, so I decided to try it. It was creamy and cheesy, too good to resist and an absolutely drool-worthy preparation. I loved the taste and quality and would recommend having it at this restaurant.

I am also a Thai food lover and have tried the authentic Thai food during my trip to Thailand. Some of the popular Thai recipes are already a part of Mobydick’s kitchen, so I wanted to try out something. Keeping this in mind, I ordered their Thai Green Veg Curry. The aroma was mouth-watering, and the taste was too good. It was a scrumptious and authentic preparation. I would call it as a must-try item at Mobydick.

Salted Caramel Cheesecake was a scrummy dessert that I had at Mobydick. It was fluffy, palatable, and its texture was perfect for a cheesecake.

Sizzling Brownie with Ice Cream was absolutely yummy. It came in the sizzler tray, and the brownie was sizzling and hot to justify its name. The Ice Cream, which was melting all over the brownie made it a really tasty preparation. I loved the taste and presentation.

Tiramisu was another favourite dessert that looked tempting and was toothsome.

AMBIENCE AND SERVICE

Ambience is classy with nice décor. They have two floors and ample seating area to accommodate a group of friends or big families. The setup is done nicely like a café with medium lighting that is neither too bright nor too dim.

Service was pleasant and prompt, they prepared everything quickly and served with a smile. The staff is polite and courteous, they also ensured that our experience is a good one.

Operational Hours: 

10 AM to 11:30 PM, open all days.

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/b7QZ6gxXD1x

Google Maps:

Zomato: https://www.zomato.com/bangalore/mobydick-koramangala-5th-block

 

Sharief Bhai, Koramangala – A Non-Vegetarian’s Paradise!

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Sharief Bhai serves good-quality authentic Muslim cuisine, which is not easy to find in Bangalore. This restaurant is an absolute delight for a non-vegetarian food lover. Strategically located at a prime location near Jyoti Nivas College in Koramangala, this place provides an excellent hospitality and altogether a great dining experience!

A couple, Mr. Nawaz Sharief and his wife Mrs. Falak Nawaz Sharief runs the restaurant. All off their recipes are authentic and prepared the way it’s done in Muslim families. This restaurant serves the most exclusive gastronomic delights, which is not found elsewhere. They have an open kitchen where all the magic happens, so you can see your food being cooked.

I visited this restaurant on a food-tasting invite along with other reviewers/bloggers and we were warmly greeted by the owners. They have a thorough understanding and knowledge about the food that they serve, and this is a big differentiator unlike many others! In fact, their good home recipes are being carried forward by this generation, and they are highly quality-focused. So, you get the original taste in the food, and of course they have some secrets to make it better and lighter on the stomach as well. 😊

ORDER, TASTE, AND QUALITY:

DRINK:

I started off with Apshoola, which is a drink made with lemon and cardamom. It helps in increasing the appetite. It’s basically a unique and aromatic lime water preparation. I loved the flavour, it’s different than what you get anywhere else.

SOUP:

In soups, I had Gosht Marag, which is an almond-flavoured Gosht soup. It had chunks of tender mutton and was full of the aroma and taste of almonds. I relished it fully.

PATTHAR KE PAKWAAN:

These are the delicacies cooked on stone. All food items are absolutely delectable in this section and a must-try when you’re there. I tried their Patthar Gosht, Gosht Shami Kebab, Gosht Kaali Mirchi Ki Sukki Phaal, Gosht Lal Mirchi ki Sukki Phaal, and Murg Kaali Mirchi Ki Sukki Phaal.

As the name suggests, Patthar Gosht is a mutton preparation, where pieces are cooked on a heated stone and flattened to perfection. But this is not all, the way it’s done is an art and that provides the authentic taste in mutton. Also, the meat they choose for all their mutton preparations is Lamb meat only so it’s tender and flavourful. The mutton pieces are cut selectively keeping in mind what tastes best for different types of delicacies.

Gosht Shami Kebab is a mutton preparation, in which boiled egg is stuffed inside.

Gosht Kaali Mirchi Ki Sukki Phaal and Gosht Lal Mirchi ki Sukki Phaal are basically same food items with the only difference being the choice of chilly, black pepper or red chilly. Phaal is a prepared by cutting the Lamb pieces from the rib section in a specific manner and then it’s pulled apart and cooked on the stone. These Phaals were new to me and I truly enjoyed both. It’s worth mentioning that they prepare their own spices and don’t buy from outside. Hence, you get a delightful taste and quality.

TAWE KE PAKWAAN:

These are shallow pan-fried delicacies. In non-vegetarian, I tried Gurda Kaleji Fry, Bheja Fry, Anjal Tawa Fry, and Prawns Tawa Fry. In Veg, I had Mushroom Lal Mirch and Paneer Kali Mirch.

Gurda Kaleji Fry is basically the kidney and liver of a Lamb, which are fried on a Tawa. I’m not a big fan of Gurda and Kaleji, still I loved this preparation at Sharief Bhai. It was way different and much better than the ones I tried elsewhere.

Bheja Fry or Brain Fry is a popular Muslim preparation. I have had this before a couple of times. It was absolutely delicious! The tiny pieces of brain melts in mouth in no time. Perfectly spiced with curry leaves, this one is my favourite!

Anjal Tawa Fry is a fried Seer fish preparation. It had the aroma and taste of a fried fish.

Prawns Tawa Fry is again good in taste and quality.

Although, there isn’t much for vegetarians here, but they do have limited but good options for vegetarian friends. Mushroom Lal Mirch and Paneer Kaali Mirch are definitely saviours for Veg lovers at this place. Both the veg food items tasted like the way they are supposed to.

BHUNE PAKWAAN:

These are the grilled food items. I tried Murg Tangdi Kebab and it was lip-smacking. The leg piece of chicken lwas grilled to perfection with the right spices and flavours. A splendid preparation, which tasted very well.

TALAN PAKWAAN:

These are the deep-fried items. I tried Chicken Kebab and it was delicious. Although, deep-fried but it was easy on the stomach.

AHEM KHANA:

These are the main course food items. I tried their Nalli Nahari, Cutt Kofte Ande, and Gosht Hare Masale ki Phaal. We also had Laccha Paratha, which was very soft and Kushka as accompaniments.

Nalli Nihari is mildly-spiced, a bit different than others and can be customized to taste. Cutt Kofte Ande is a scrumptious preparation made with boiled eggs and Kofte in a mouth-watering gravy. I enjoyed it the most.

Chicken Hare Masale ki Phaal was also good. All the gravy items were delicious and with Laccha Paratha and Kushka, it was a perfect combination.

DEGH-KE-PAKWAAN:

These are the rice items, which are made in a Deg (cooking pot). I enjoyed their Har-dil-Azeez Gosht Biryani and Murg Hyderabadi Dum Biryani.

Har-dil-Azeez Gosht Biryani is mutton biryani prepared with jeera samba rice. It was amazing! The biryani had the perfect aroma and flavours and the mutton pieces were succulent. This is a must-try item at this restaurant.

Murg Hyderabadi Dum Biryani is prepared with long grain Basmati rice and chicken. It was good in taste and quality.

MITTHAY:

This category is for the sweet items, the desserts. I tried Muzzafar and Matka Phirni. Both the desserts were yummy! I liked the flavour of Muzzafar, which is similar to Phirni. It’s probably the best dessert I had in the recent past and a perfect choice to end your dinner on a sweet note.

SERVICE AND AMBIENCE:

Ambience is fine at this restaurant, they have a decent space to accommodate large families. Nice décor and an open kitchen, and it clearly shows their intent and passion.

The service is absolutely incredible. The owners welcomed and sat with us to explain all the items in their menu and how it is prepared. They were not hesitant in answering to queries and gave a detailed insight about the Muslim cuisine. Great hospitality, I must say. It’s not that they were so good only to us but to anyone who visits the restaurant.

LOCATION:

https://goo.gl/maps/h52zx3Q5ucJ2

GOOGLE MAPS:

HOURS OF OPERATION:

12 Noon to 1:00 AM, open all days

ZOMATO: https://www.zomato.com/bangalore/sharief-bhai-1-koramangala-5th-block/info

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Donne Biryani at Halli Jonne Biryani, Jayanagar

Donne biryani is a variation of biryani that belongs to the authentic Nati cuisine of Bangalore/Karnataka. Having Donne biryani at Halli Jonne Biryani is a delight for taste buds! I visited this restaurant as a part of my biryani expedition in Bangalore. Now, some people must be wondering like I did as what Jonne biryani mean and how is it different from Donne biryani as I recently came across this name Jonne biryani. The owner told me that both are the same and the difference is only in the way some people pronounce it. Also, he told that Jonne is an older version for the name Donne, which I couldn’t verify myself.

ORDER, TASTE, AND QUALITY:
I ordered a mutton biryani and chicken fry. The mutton biryani was served with raita and gravy.


Mutton biryani was delicious and flavourful. It was a bit milder/less spicy than some other popular joints, which is easier on the tongue and suits my taste. But, the aroma of biryani spices and fragrance of rice was mouth-watering. 🙂
The mutton pieces were tasty but chewy and slightly undercooked. They should’ve cooked them for some more time. 😦 The raita and gravy were good and tasted great along with biryani. Biryani portion is good for one person with medium appetite and someone with big appetite might feel that it’s less.

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Chicken fry was awesome! The chicken was cooked to perfection and served as a gravy dish. The aroma and taste of Nati spices were delectable. It was a great combination with mutton biryani. Overall, this place offered an above average biryani experience at the centre of Jayanagar.

SERVICE AND AMBIENCE:
It’s a self-service restaurant so there is no service at all. Ambience is very basic and had nothing special but it’s not a place for ambience. It’s a place for good food.

LOCATION:

https://goo.gl/maps/FRBu5ALvr372

GOOGLE MAPS:

HOURS OF OPERATION:

7:00 AM to 4:00 PM, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM, closed on Mondays

ZOMATO: https://www.zomato.com/bangalore/halli-jonne-biriyani-jayanagar

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Donne Biryani at Shivaji Military Hotel, Jayanagar

Superb Donne biryani! Amazing taste and flavourful!
This is an old and famous military hotel in Bangalore that serves a variety of Non-Vegetarian food. Their Donne biryani is considered to one of the best Donne biryani in Bangalore. Donne biryani is a variation of biryani that belongs to the authentic Nati cuisine of Bangalore/Karnataka.
I heard a lot about Shivaji Military Hotel and finally decided to visit this place and try their much-hyped biryani. This place is located very near to Banshankari bus stand, so the location is good and easy to find. Usually, I’ve read that this place has a lot of waiting time but as I went before 1:30 PM, I didn’t have to wait and immediately got the seat.


I have had Donne biryani at some other restaurants earlier and didn’t like it much because of the bland taste and missing flavours. So, this time speculations were high about the taste because of the hype but the expectation was still low because of the past experience with Donne biryani elsewhere. I am glad that their biryani lived up to its name and we had an amazing biryani feast!
I could’ve rated as this place as 4 or 4.5 because it doesn’t have a very good ambience, interiors, or decor but this is not a place for all these things, it’s not a fine dine or a high-end restaurant, instead it’s a place to go only for great food, that’s all it offers. Anything under 5/5 would be injustice to their delectable biryani taste and humble service!

ORDER, TASTE, AND QUALITY:
I ordered a chicken biryani and a mutton biryani. Both the biryanis were served on banana leaves with raita, lemon, and gravy.


The taste of mutton biryani was amazing! It was delicious and flavourful. I loved the flavours of the authentic cuisine of Bangalore. The mutton pieces were tender and succulent! 🙂 The gravy served alongside was spicy and loaded with flavours, which added to the taste. The raita was made of cucumber and onions, it was OK but along with biryani, it tasted good.
Chicken biryani was delicious as well and the taste and quality of rice was the same as mutton biryani. Chicken pieces were succulent and had the right taste. However, I really liked and enjoyed their mutton biryani much more than the chicken biryani.


SERVICE AND AMBIENCE:
The service was prompt and they served us quickly. Ambience is very basic and there is nothing much to it.

LOCATION:

https://goo.gl/maps/wBpsYf3JCMN2

GOOGLE MAPS:

No. 718, 1st floor, C Main Road, 45th Cross, 8th Block, Jayanagar, Jayanagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560082

HOURS OF OPERATION:

8:00 AM to 3:30 PM, closed on Mondays

ZOMATO: https://www.zomato.com/bangalore/shivaji-military-hotel-jayanagar

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