My First Pub @ Gurgaon

Thai & Chinese Cafe, JMD (Opp Sahara Mall), Gurgaon
Pub serving (surpise!) Thai & Chinese Cuisine

Well, after staying here at Gurgaon, for more than three months, it was about time I had been to a pub. And today (technically yesterday, it's 4:23 AM right now - hehe), the pub-visiting happened dhoke se. We were planning to go eat 'something different' and then probably go out for a movie. I suggested a Thai joint at JMD Towers (I used to have my office there earlier). So all of us went to the Thai restaurant only to later realize that it was a pub!

We arrived there at around 8:30 PM - which is rather early for the 'pubbing circuit'. Just a couple of people around. And yeah - HAPPY HOURS till 9:30 PM.

I wasn't in the mood for having a drink (we had one helluvan EVS party last night!) so ordered a mocktail called 'Mystery'. As part of the 'happy deal' I got another Mystery free. The drink was okay, some orange based concoction which was nothing to die for.

The non-veggies (moi included), then ordered Lamb in Mankan Sauce (or some similar sounding sauce) with steamed rice. Now, if you're planning to order the same thing, I have a word of advice for you - DONT! You don't want to spend 250 odd bucks only to get mutton (not lamb, mind you) cooked with potatoes in a gravy full of oil. I'm sure you order something from the road-side dhaba and they're gonna come up with something similar... probably better! The dish tasted more like "Mutton Curry Masaala - cooked in 1 Litre of oil I got free from Big Bazaar yesterday!"

Anyways, as for the veggies, they were better off with "Vegetables in Thai Curry" - the standard coconut based white curry. It was the regular Thai stuff.

We left at about 9:30 cuz none of us were in the mood to drink or hang around (thanks to the EVS party the day before!)... but I guess 9:30 or 10:00 is just about the right time to go there... they had just started with Pink Floyd and the place was getting more crowded...

No take on the music, cuz till the time we were there they were playing the standard soft rock stuff... nothing noteworty!

Overall, not a very good experience... food was bad and overpriced. The ambience was nothing great - no central theme. Probably we should've gone later in the night - so that we would've ended up concentrating more on the girls rather than the food, drinks, and ambience :-D

Yummy Biryani!

Sirf Biryani, Sahara Mall, Gurgaon
Biryani joint

When you're in the mood for a quick meal and don't want to spend 200 odd bucks on a crappy Pizza Hut pizza, Sirf Biryani is where you should be heading to. And just cuz the name has 'Biryani' in it, it doesn't mean that they actually serve you biryani. They've got the weirdest and the tastiest biyrani I've ever had.

They've got this 'Biryani Combo' for sixty odd bucks where they give you a plateful of flavored rice along with a chicken piece in yummy gravy (they call it a kebab, for reasons unknown). Make sure you ask him to give you more gravy cuz it's awesome - that's what differentiates 'Sirf Biryani' from the others. And the chicken piece is super soft - you'll love it!

And to add another feather in their cap, they give you Aquafina for 12 bucks only! No overcharging... that's what I like - I simply hate when you've spent 200 odd bucks on eating from a joint and they frikkin' charge you an insanely high amount for the water as well! For people who've eaten at your place, water should be free - period!

Now, go eat :-P

First Post - w00t!

So, kicking off a new blog about one of the most interesting things in life (after sex, that is) - FOOD!

What'll this be about - where to eat, what to eat, and the damage! With my (patent pending) ramblings to spice up the act of course!

There's one thing about Blogger/Blogspot which irks me - I can't add categories to posts. It would've been really cool if I could've categorized the eating joint reviews by city and type (restaurant, pub, rasta joint, etc.) Right now I'm making do with CSS and <span></span> tags. So in case you want to look for joints @ Gurgaon use the search bar at the top of the page...

Without further ado...