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Saturday, May 31, 2014

restaurant review : Tiffin Box etc in Inorbit mall, Bengaluru city (INDIA) - Ep #104 - by BangaloreBengaluru

Here it is guys, the most awaited post. All have been asking for it after I posted a few pictures of this online, I guess it also has something to with the launch as it was also all over the social media world :-).

About  the restaurant
This restaurant serves Awadhi, Gujarati, Hyderbadi, Marwari, Maharastrian, Punjabi, Rajasthani and Sindhi cuisine. Both include veg as well as non – veg dishes.
     Other than their A la carte they also serve a buffet which comes to about 350Rs plus taxes and their famous Tiffin box meals which is something that all are talking about. 
     Let me explain to you this concept. The Tiffin box food will be served in an actually traditional tiffin box.
They have 5 different meals to order from and they are called as
1. Delhi tiffin box - contains paneer or murg makhani as main dish
2. Kolkata tiffin box – contains veg curry or kosho mongsho chicken or mutton
3. Mumbai tiffin box – contains sabj or chicken or mutton kolhapuri
4. Bengaluru tiffin box – contains diwani handi or chicken or mutton chettinadu and
5. Birmingham tiffin box – contains birmingham balti chicken

Each meal consists of food from that particular region, It has enough portions for 2. Every tiffin box also comes with rice, chapatti, yellow dal and gulab jamun. 

This is how it will be served as.

 If you want, the chef will also prepare the meals jain style.

For the interiors of the place they have tried to use whatever India makes or is known for. Like the tradition tiffin boxes, milk can, etc where use as light fixtures instead of the usual bulb holders. 
And theirs walls are filled with character scenes each telling its own story.

 Mr Sumit Sharma [General Manager] and Ema Trinidad were gracious enough to take time out and explain everything :-). 

I was suggested to try out their buffet and while I was waiting for others to arrive, Sumit suggested us to try a drink which is very popular in Kerala and is called as Pathimugam. Its an ayurvedic drink that helps in digestion,
and much more.  The moment I looked at it, it just reminded me of the Kokum drink one gets in GOA. Well it just looked like it but tastes totally different for instance this drink was served warm.

The buffet table looked really good. All the food was placed and the timers where set so that nothing gets cold. And even the food labels had those dots to indicate if the food is veg or non veg. Now that’s some of the basic services that I look for.

Extra care is taken in presentation. Now will you just take a look at that.

During my chat with Ema I did share with here on how I eat, she thought I was joking but when she saw me plate my food. She gave out a laugh :D. You see its traditionally eaten in a pattern, I personally don’t know how it started and all. One starts with a soup then heads over to the starter, main course and lastly the dessert. As for me I just head on over to the starter and then go to the dessert :). And then just a bit of main course. 

I tried the papadi chaat, peanut  vada, blueberry cake, hyderabadi paneer biryani (which I double checked the name tag to see if it’s a green dot or not cause this is mainly a non veg dish) and some palak gravy  as I can never have any kind of rice without some side dish.
I was very eager to try out the peanut vada and I have to tell you this it was really good. It’s something that I have never had before. 

The chaat was also really well done, most of the time its just loaded with too much chaat masala. It had extra potatoes which is always a thumbs up in my book :D.

The curd bonda was not hitting the spot for me for some reason. Not that it was not well done, it was.

The dessert was very mild and not over the top sweet and was just melting in my mouth. I did not have to chew it at all :).

Tasting a vegetarian version of a biryani in restaurant I always get disappointed as the flavor is not even remotely close to the non vegetarian style. But here it was so close and tasted not bad at all. I was happy to see that they did not skimp out on the fried onion which is one of the main visual ingredients of a biryani.

And both the side dishes where blended well with the right amount of spices.

Ended the buffet by having the butterscotch ice-cream. It was butterscotch. For all the chocolate lovers out there you have to try this one and you will not be disappointed :D.

Headed on to try the famous Tiffin Box meals.

In short the experience was amazing and this was mainly because the food I ate was really good. A must place to try out especially if you are someone who is not that much into spicy food and prefer less oil.

Contact Info
Address - Level 1, Inorbit Mall, Whitefield, Near Sathya Sai Hospital, Bengaluru - 560 066
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You can also check out my video of this place, which is uploaded in YouTube

All the pictures you seen in this post were taken with a Moto G.

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Little Chefs workshop in Nature's Basket, Bengaluru (INDIA) - Ep #103 - by BangaloreBengaluru

Chef Monika Manchanda is a very well know for her baking skills, she also happens to be the owner of Sin-A-Mon bakery. 

This "Little Chef's" workshop is one of the many cooking classes that she conducts which is focused mainly for the kids. 
The workshop that I attended took place in Nature's Basket, Jaynagar area. It is so nice to see that such workshops are conducted in Nature's Basket. Best way to introduce the ingredients to the buyers and also educated kids.

Glimpses of the class.
All prepared and ready for the Little Chef's and the parents :D
More than 15 kids took part in this workshop but the chairs where only this many for the parents :(.

This was the menu for the class prepared by the Chef
it was really easy and had no baking

The kids started to arrive. Chef was busy answering all the questions the parents had.

Finally the class starts, all the kids are so excited as they don on their chef caps and apron's :D. Excitement was in the air and all the shyness was out :)..

The class almost started but when the Chef came to know that some more where on the way she amused the class by playing games. The Chef leaves no one behind :)..

Class begins and Chef gives some basic rules to the kids about safety. She makes the kids more comfortable by taking to each kid and asking them to introduce them self to the class. She calls a kid forward to read the recipe out loud for all to hear, this was good as some of the kids were 6yrs old. Its easier for them to follow this way.

Chef shows the kids how to make the dish making sure all are listening and asking them what to do next by making them read the recipe.

After the kids watch the Chef they are sent back to their tables to do the dish by themselves. Monika checks on each kid and guides them. Many of the Nature's Basket employes were giving an extra hand to the little one's :D

Snack break for all

The workshop concludes with the kids making their 3 dishes, new friends and a memory of the day.

Chef explaining to some of the students who had doubts. I remember when I was in school when we had doubts we would not ask our teacher at all, times have changed..

Last but not least, no class is complete without the group picture of the GANG ;).

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