Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Hungry Kya?

B and me are home alone :-( . We have been driving together to and from office for the past 2 odd months. We get terribly hungry in the evenings. So much that, we end up discussing food. Move on to fitness/driving/our trip plans/ generally discuss the day and come back to food. And at times like these, (which is very often) we just stop at any random restaurant and just eat whatever is served :-(

We are trying various cuisines these days and the below are our views on two of them.

Gud Dhani:
This is a Rajasthani restaurant that i spotted while B was driving one day and remembered "Apni Dhani", a restaurant that we had been to when we were in Jaisalmer last December. We just randomly stopped by, and i was blown away by the ambiance. Its very very Desi and the walls are painted in the Jaipuri Pink, with very interesting paintings. We had a simple Roti and Dal Bhaati and Kadi. Kadi was too good. We then also had a small cup if Kheer. I have had better kheer, but this was Ok.Food was non-garlicky, non-oily, simple and tasty. Service was good.We liked.

How to get here?
This place is best approached from the Udupi Garden road. Continue straight on this road in the direction *away* from the Advaith petrol pump. Keep going straight until you reach the road that runs adjacent to the Madivala lake. Just at the junction of this road on the right side you will find this place.

Heavy on the wallet? Rs.150/- for two. So, you decide.

This is, as the name suggests, a Bengali restaurant. We had Onion paratha, tandori roti and a garlic nan (my bad. It was and waaaay too garlicky for me). We had Channar Dalna, an aalu sabzi with panner and cashew gravy. A little too sweet.
So, that left us with NO place for the mishthi Dohi :-( The ambiance was lovely. Lots of bright colors, soft Bengali songs in the background. This place also had a room where one could host parties. This is nicely done up with musical instruments. It had a tambura, a few tablas, a sitar too. (none were tuned :-() . We did not like it too much though. Sounds like a good idea to go during lunch hours. They have a buffet which is Rs.199/- + taxes and that had a decent menu. Service was decent.

How to get here? #965, 4th Cross Koramangala, Bangalore -99

Heavy on the wallet? Rs.300/- for two. I decide for you. YES. It is expensive.

Do yourselves a favor. Next time you are in and around BTM, do not miss out Gud Dhani :D


Sumanth said...

nice.. thank you for the new places to eat!!

and one in koramangala.. have to try that out soon :)

Sandhya Biswas said...

Bangalore to me means those roadside "Sagar" restaurants.. Shanti Sagar, Amogha Sagar, Shrishti Sagar.. :D You can find one (invariably more) of these in every road there :P

Sandhya Biswas said...

That Sumptuous 10-Rupee Idly plate with Sweet Sambhar (Kannada-style).. I miss Bangalore :'(

Ram said...

Nice X perementation... Its good one in a while to try new cuisine. I am glad this is joint venture. Some times it so happens that one of us have the taste for such exp.. and the other does no. I am happy that you both are enjoying.

Revanth said...

Good work Vachoo akka!
Keep it going! :)
I'll try both of these places when i visit bangalore the next time!