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October fest Menu @ HRC

Hard Rock Cafe introduced a new limited time menu in lieu of October Fest, which will be available till the 8th of November.

I tried a burger from the select menu as there were only a couple of veg options.
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I had the LA Confidential Burger, it was a double patty burger with a very nice crusted exterior.

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The texture of the patty really helped to bring the flavors together making this very good.

I also tried a small portion of the corn fritters and hummus platter from the regular menu.

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I also tried a Pomegranate Margarita which I liked coz it wasn’t overly sweet whereas the second drink I tried, very berry, was a little too sweet for my liking.

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The desserts were also awesome, I tried the redvelvet cake served along side ice cream and dessert bites caramel chocolate cheesecake.

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Do try and get a taste from this menu before its too late :)!

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Cupcake Amore Alwarpet

Amid a bunch of offices and apartments is a small strip mall kind of place off TTK road and one can find cupcake amore tucked away there.

We have been frequenting this place for a while now, it happens to be one of my daughter’s favorite places for desserts and more. We normally bring her after school or beach to get a treat or a lite bite.

So I was more than happy to be invited to celebrate their one year anniversary at this location. The food served was some of their usuals; sandwiches, quiches etc but we were also treated to some of the newer offering that will be on the menu soon.

There was pav bhaji, spaghetti, paaya, vol au vents and more. I am really looking forward to having all of these on a more regular basis. A different dish will be available on different days of the week, so you won’t have to worry about having the same everyday!!

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Our usual orders are the oatmeal raisin cookies (yummy) red velvet cupcake, pesto sandwich and peppermint juice. Do try them out when you get there!!

Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.

Ruth Reichl

Blogging for thy self ????

I have not been writing any of my food experiences lately due to a no of reasons. One of them being people always backing me into a corner saying ” I went to x place coz I read what you had to say and it was a crappy place”. So I decided that before I venture into writing again, I make a few things clear.

I like eating out and since I’m a vegetarian you will only read about veggie food. I may not go all the time to new places but often to the ones I like and enjoy their food and may share those experiences multiple times.

Sometimes I do get invited to try a new place or menu in which case I write mostly about the experience of that meal only. This is not indicative of future experiences or the quality of the food served there. I usually talk about what is new and what is being offered as opposed to a judgment about the food, unless it was soooo bad, in which case it begs a mention.

Finally all of these will have no bearing with another as these are purely my tastes and experiences. Another might very well have opposite opinions, but it doesn’t change mine in anyway.

Happy eating :))

Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.

Ruth Reichl

Chap Chay, Raintree, Chennai

I’ve always wondered what makes a good restaurant? Is it only the food? The ambience? Or something more? Most people while talking about their favorite place also include the way you are treated there, if the serve staff/ manager remember your name, if they make accommodation for your food preferences or even make you something not on the menu just to make sure you get what you like!

For me one such place is Chap Chay at Raintree Hotel St. Mary’s road. I’ve always felt welcomed there, and found the food also to be great. The staff, I’ve found, are very helpful and courteous.

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This is tofu on stick, its a fine example of great blend of flavors. The tofu is also at the right texture, not too soft not too hard.

On this particular night that was I had. They also offer a Mongolian type stir fry, which is unlimited, where you can choose your noodles and veggies etc. They have a decent variety and also the sauces to be cooked in come a plenty.

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This was what hubby got which was some sea food noodles along with spinach noodles in a sweet and sour sauce.
We normally also order their blooming tea which we like to have after the meal.

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If you are in Chennai and are looking for southeast Asian food this is a definitive visit.

Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.

Ruth Reichl

Rajdhani Phoenix Mall

With so many new places opening up its very hard to try and go back to some that you have tried and tested. But some places u go cause they give you food and value for money. Rajdhani is one such place that you can count on no matter what, with the same standards for taste and quality of the food they serve.
I do have to say that I was quite put off by the one in EA mall, it seems that some quality issues are not being taken care over there. No such complaints at Phoenix so far!
On a night where we wanted something wholesome and filling and not breaking the bank to achieve that, we went in to dine at Rajdhani. The food was good and service on par too.
Restaurants score brownie points with me when they make an attempt to take care of their younger guests. Our daughter, picky eater, barely touched anything we were trying g to feed her, then suddenly the waiter appeared with a plate full of small pooris. Albeit they were small, but they got the job done. My daughter ate away happily and we were glad that she ate something!
It amazes me why all restaurants don’t take an effort for such small gestures that will ensure the customer to be back to their place. Oh well…. we know which places we will frequent when we dine with kids 🙂

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Bon appetite!

Prem’s Grama Bhojanam, Adyar

Welcome to a world of simple and unpretentious food. This place serves food made with different types of locally sourced millets. You will find white rice and wheat, sulking and waiting outside as you won’t find any items with them.

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We ordered quite a few items from the menu. Starting with puttu made with black rice. It was sweet, light and very tasty.
Next came the pesarettu, this we felt was a Lil dry but tasty all the same. A friend ordered sukku coffee, this my friends is not really coffee. After realising its not coffee, I braved tasting it and was pleasantly surprised. Its made with dry ginger and gives a very refreshing feeling.
The owner was kind enough to give us samples of rasam rice and sambar rice again ( not white rice). These were amazingly good too.

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If your looking for something to treat your worn out taste buds do head out here. Keep an open mind and you won’t b disappointed.

New Yorker, Chennai

Going to dinner on a Sunday is becoming more and more ..,….,…..a pain in the ass these days! It seems that all of Chennai’s population can afford only this one night to get out and party?

And if you do choose this fateful night as ur adventurous night of wandering, bear in mind to stay clear of the only VEG places or pray u don’t get caught in the stampede! The mad rush here could put the safari stampedes to shame!

If by some glorious miracle you find yourself not caught in this mess but silently await your name to be called from the ever growing list of people waiting to be seated, be sure to watch out for those who will bribe the valets to get bumped up to the top! While another burns the telephone limes to get the owners to bump him up!!! And we wonder y there is so much corruption in the country.

By the time you are finally seated and still have an appetite left to eat, it will get thrown out the window as there are people hovering over you to take your seat as soon as your done. So gobble gobble!!

The food in itself was quite good, I wish to go back someday sans the mad rush!!!