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GO Gourmet..Fresh snacks to dine at home !!

Gourmet s a cultural idea associated with the culinary arts of fine food and drink,  which is characterized by refined, even elaborate preparations and presentations of aesthetically balanced meals of several contrasting, often quite rich courses. The term and its associated practices are usually used positively to describe people of refined taste and passion. Gourmet food tends to be served in smaller, more expensive, portions.

Being true to its meaning, Go Gourmet, is serving a tasty mix of  Salads & healthy food.It brings its own dash of cookery craziness to the table for those hungering for some scrumptious delicacies.

Gourmet restaurants are going a step further to cater to customers—by giving them the option to dine at home. Delivery services are quick and try to reach us on time as its essential that the packaging retain the freshness and quality of the chef-driven contents.

Parcel packaging is well planned showcasing the ingredients and calories intake. We placed an order for:

1) Falafel Wrap – It was so well stuffed , wholesome Falafel, hummus & veggies in a multi grained tortilla. It tasted well,but lil on spicy end
2) Classic Egg Sandwich – It was a classic combo of egg, whole wheat bread, flavored well with mustard and herbs. Tasted good.
3) BBQ Chicken Wrap – It was really good. It was flavoured Chicken breast piece stuffed in multi grain tortilla. chicken was very juicy and well spiced.
4) Shikanji – as usual they serve beverages with original content. Best in taste
5) Pom Lemonade – Similarly with this. Tasted perfect like fresh juice.

And pictures say it all 🙂

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

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Mr. Mamagoto..Come lets play with Food !

Mamagoto, in literal meaning is an interactive, context aware Japanese dining system which encourage kids to ‘play’ with their food to sense its texture and shape. Inspired from this concept, idea of Mamagoto restro is to give their customers a fun Asian eating experience on the table.

Talking about the ambiance, its a lovely cosy setup which has seating arrangements for all. This place is known for its love towards art which you will notice in their ambiance, which is a depiction of eclectic portrayal. Here in cyber hub, they have both indoor and outdoor comfortable seating. They can definitely work on lights system as seems lil dull to me.

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I have been here with my Hubby on a friday eve to enjoy after-office hours. We were immediately attended by a server who assisted us with the menu options and help us understand it , by explaining the ingredients. This was very impressive on part of their service and we quickly placed our order.

We kicked off  with starters quoted next along with our drinks, Watermelon Beach (4/5)-drink of mint, lime, watermelon, sugar, soda and sprite. It was next similar to Kiwi Mint collins (4/4). I loved their Passion fruit & orange cooler (5/5) –which was very refreshing and tasted wow.

  1. Vegetable basil cups which were minced veg, basil and thai herbs served in lettuce cups. Tasted nice with their classic sauces.
  2. Hot & sour pepper soup (Veg) (5/5), which was Mamagoto classic,as its their slight diff version in taste from tradition hot and sour soup, the very small slices of soft paneer in soup was nice and unique.
  3. Street style Dumpling – well cooked and full of veggies.
  4. Old school Gyoza-veg (5/5)- they were good in taste and lot similar to normal dumplings, just lil pan fried.
  5. Fried goat cheese taco  (3.5/5)– It tasted really well but i could nt like it much because of its smell. Goat cheese smell is obvious and liked by many, so it my personal opinion.
  6. Thai Puchka (4/5) – It tasted really good but had strong Ginger sauce traces at end, which can be improved.
  7. Crispy Lotus stem (5/5) – Cripsy and well salted. Tasted good.

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I really liked the starter and soup, which brought up my expectations from the main course, in which we had Hakka noodles (veg) meal, which was medium spicy and one of their signature dishes. The quantity of same was good enough for one as i am noodle fan and quality of noodles was perfect. It Spicyness being on higher side added much more taste to it.

Then came Dessert time. Since i have a sweet tooth, i tried so many things here like :

1) Mamagoto Chunky Caramel Sponge Cake with toffee sauce served hot with vanilla ice-cream(3/5) . It was tasty no doubt but extra caramelised sweet, so taste differs for all.

2) Panookie (5/5)- Its a mamgoto signature choco-chip pan cookie served with ice-cream. Its crust is crispy and mouth watering. Winner dish for tonite for me.

3)coconut caramel custard (4/5) – this was served with grilled banana & macaroon dust. was delicious and quantity was good.

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Overall I liked the experience here. They successfully followed their moto of ‘to play with food’. Will definitely visit again 🙂

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Mr. Mamagoto Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

AB’s are back in Gurgaon..read the review !

AB’s means my all time fav Absolute Barbeque, which is recently launched in Gurgaon at Mg road. I was skeptical about it serving less of veg options, but was really surprised to see max of veg over non veg here. They have a range of veg starters and main-course menu. Separate section are maintained for preparing the dishes and even the crockery is distinguished by colors red, green making it comfortable for servers to understand.

We were welcomed by manager Vishal, who ensured we were served at their best table. Must say it has quite spacious ambience to accomodate 100 pax. at our very moment, 2 corporate parties were going on. We had a great time interacting with one another and admiring the decor and of course the entire arrangement of the grills, live counters and the dessert counters.

Since it was a weekday, we reached by 8pm. Vishal checked with us regarding our choices and servers started serving. We tried their drinks menu, which had good variety like :

In starters (veg), i had :

Grilled Pineapple (4.5/5) – tasted wow. tangy from inside and coated with honey syrup.It’s a must try.

Kashmiri Kebab (4/5)– It was nice and tasted just like harabhara kebabs, but additions to it was raisins..which gave it a very lil sweet flavor, which again i liked.

Achari Paneer Tikka(4/5) – Excellent. Soft, well marinated and grilled paneer.

American Cheesy Potato (5/5) – Yummilicious ! no words, but i repeated it even before leaving the place.

Crispy Corn (4/5) – Liked them, but not something to rave about.

Golgappe (2.5/5) – i didnt like the water here, as it tasted bad. I gave the feedback to vishal and he explained us that the golgappe was full inhouse and he will try to make it better. Loved his sporting will to accept customer feedback.

Along with above starters, they also have big separate section to roam around and try other delicacies like Chinese, Arabian etc. which compound to their  “Wish grills” section. We tried the chu chur naan with paneer khurchan (5/5), which was highlight of the evening. Must must try !! other section had noodles prepared with som many non veg options like squids, octopus, shark, mutton etc. We sensed absolutely no foul odour and they were beautifully cooked and wow what a great taste! The rabbit and the quail tasted delicious with perfect spices around. The shark meat was something new i tried and was well spicy & rich in aroma. It’ll definitely wake up your taste buds!

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In main course, we tried dal makhani,, aloo gobhi masala, sarso ka saag with breads. Next round we tried Hakka noodles with manchurian. Loved the flavors and aroma of the perfect cooked food.

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Last but nt least, is most imp part of meal. DESSERTS, which here was like a live counter. Customers can select the ingredients like flavour of the ice-cream ,toppings etc and person behind the counter works magic on it to prepare wowww delicious deserts. Their specialty is Paan ice-cream which is yummylicious. Next wish item was Gewar with rabri (5/5). Other options are humongous like 5 varieties of pastry, banana cheese cake, angoori gulab jamun, strawberry pudding, saffron phirni, chocolate balls etc. Now it needs no words to describe as it was yumyylicious.

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Service was awesome. Extremely polite, friendly & quick.

Highly recommended !! Will definitely plan my next corporate party here 🙂

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AB's - Absolute Barbecues Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Lockup..Wanna be jailed for food!!

As name suggest, this place gives you new experience of being in a jail and treated with scrumptious food in aluminium plates and bowls. I visited it yesterday with my husband to have dinner & was really impressed with its interiors. They have tried really well to create the quirky rusty ambience with jail bars all over, dim lights and old Aluminium chairs. Walls are decorated with thief’s images and a chain barred thief standing on doorstep to welcome you. They have utilized the space very well, providing 2 floor seating with ample way to walk.

Service was really quick and person in charge ensured everybody is attended on time. Food presentation is tasteful just like its food.We were very hungry so started off with starters along with few mocktails like Oye Bubbly (5/5) – Orange & peach mojito, Melon Fresco (5/5) : Watermelon & mint juice

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  • Veg Mezze platter (4/5) – crispy falafel,baba ghanoush served iwth soft pita breads and hummus. Decorated nicely using long crispy papdi.
  • Veggie surprise (5/5) – It was a Wrap slight on spicy side, but full of veggies and mayo cheese. must try. Outer crust was
  • Farm house Pizza (5/5) :
  • Jalapeno Poppers (4/5):

With a slight break and our talks, we ordered our main course, Dal Makhani, chicken makhani with breads. Must say the Dal makhani was authentic to its taste with perfect flavors indeed. No artificial added cream. Its gravy was perfect blended with spices.

 

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We called off our lovely evening with a wonderful surprise dessert. Guess the Ball (5/5): no words to describe its presentation and taste. The pic says it all.

Had a great day and will highly recommend it to all. Please find it on Zomato at :

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

Big Boys Lounge

Gurgaon Sector 29, is most fast growing market of pubs and lounges. Recently it got a newbie in place next to Prankster, called the “Big Boyz Lounge”.  This place is best for all party poppers who can afford richness 😊as its decorated with expensive interiors and lavishly furnished with huge dance floor next to DJ console to step on right chord.

Its spread over two spacious floors (4th & 5th) with both indoor & outdoor seating available. The Air lounge outside offers mesmerizing view of Leisure Valley accompanied with head-bang on cocktails to be served while seating in comfortable cozy sofas. Lounge offers delicious Continental, North Indian, Chinese and Italian Food. It is a huge property, can withhold easy 200+ people in one go.

It not only offers the best food but also impressive cocktails and yet defines its own exclusive style of a casual, classic lounge and bar.They have Multi global kitchen with World cuisine and fantastic Cocktails Card to slosh at club. They don’t own any brewery, hence the best here is their Cocktails which are a class apart.

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Till date, its the best hideout for me after busy office.We visited it last friday and kicked of our mood with cocktails like :

  • Kaala jaadu: Served in a dramatic facial ceramic jar with its perfect presentation. Tasted good.
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  • Lost in Translation
  • Morning Glory

Being a vegetarian, I was really happy to visit this place as they have so many options to justify my taste. In snacks we tried

  • Saras Potato & corn: Loved the crunchy, veggies (mainly potato) filled rolls mad my day. We repeated the order. It was definetly a winner dish for me & a must try
  • Bagichi Paneer tikka: Tender Panner shots served with in-house sauce. Tasted really good
  • BBL special Shammi kebab : served with chips and sorted veggies, tasted lip smacking , done aptly with spices
  • Spring rolls- Crispy and appetizing rolls which were not at all oily and filled with flavoured veggies.
  • Home-Style Pizza called Naanza was their specialty & tasted amazing.

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The main course is again my all tym fav, dal makhni with paneer dishes and served with Lachcha parantha. Everything was authentic to its taste and aptly done.

Servers were quite known about their work and dishes. Service was quick either it be food or mocktails.

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Big Boyz Lounge Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Cost For Two: Rs. 1,800 for  (approx.) with alcohol

Location: Floor 4-5, Plot 13-15, Sector 29, Gurgaon

Raasta..leading way to food apex @cyber hub

Good Food is my life’s soul and am sure it’s the same for all other foodies reading my blog. I love spending my weekends with friends @ some peaceful place serving delictable food to satiate my hunger. Last weekend we came across one such place, RAASTA, placed at 2nd floor in Cyber hub.

I visited the restaurant with my friends for lunch and it was almost full. The manager gave us the outdoor seating which felt really-warm in winters Sun enjoying on comfortable wooden bamboo chairs. Even the inside ambience is raw with stone walls decorated in quirky and rustic art like cage boxes with heavy chins flowing down carrying different artforms. The menu reflects a fusion of a wide range of cultures and heritages, and many ethnicities that landed on Caribbean shores for the past centuries.

We kicked off our day with signature drinks like Raasta Special (4/5) – mix of strawberry juice, coke, soda &orange juice. It was tangy and quite refreshing. Others we tried were Peach Ice tea(5/5), which again tasted really good and was an icing on the cake. In Cocktails we tried Sangria(5/5) & Mojito (5/5)– which again tasted wow.

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Next we turned to something healthy and ordered Salads. Salad Caprese (4/5)– it was a mix of veggies like Mushroom/cabbage/bell peppers, served hot and garnished with cheddar cheese. Alon with it we tried our hand on Spanish town chowder Veg (5/5) soup, which was thick and full of veggies. Served with crunchy big crumbs & tasted wow.

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In Veg, we tried various starters like Reggae reggae Nachoos (10/5) – sorry for wrong marking but have no words for this inhouse preparation. It was scrumptious and lip smacking served with most delicious Salsa sauce I ever had. Jalapeno cheese cigar Rolls(4/5):  It was crispy outside and soft veggies inside, served hot with white sauce. In Paneer dish we tasted, Tandoor roasted cottage cheese(4/5) which was again full of aroma & well flavoured with spices. It was very tender cottage cheese and tasted yummylicious.

In non veg we tried, Fish fingers (5/5),which were tender from inside and crunchy from outside. Served with Mayonnaise and side salads. It tasted so delicious that my veggie friend ate it full thinking its veg rolls 😊.Next we had Rasta chicken poppers(5/5) which is a part of their freshly launched menu. They were crispy balls flooded with flavoured well cooked chicken inside. Smokey hot chicken tikka (5/5) -Well cooked & tender. Served with yellow rice and peanuts. Prawns (3.5/5) – they very lil hard to chew and can be made softer. Fried Calamari Rings(5/5): tasted scrumptious, served with harissa sauce  . Hummus Pita with Roasted Garlic lamb (5/5)– as expected well flavoured with spices and garlic, tender lamb and lip smacking dish.

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Winner dish for me tonight was Potato wedges(10/5), which were well fried and crunchy outside, served with Mayonnaise. Again a reason for wrong marking as my scale goes waste in front of such dishes. Next we tasted their Half&Half Pizza styles and placed order for Paneer paprika & garden pizza. Pics shows it all. Very tasty

In Main course we had non veg Jambalaya (5/5)-it was rice fried in Caribbean spices and a meal in itself. Red & Green thai curry (4/5)- served with steamed rice. Last but not the least , in desserts, we tried Sticky Toffee Pudding (4/5) & Raasta special brownie with vanilla icecream. Loved them as they satiate my sweet tooth.

Service was really quick and servers were acquiescent, having full knowledge about dishes they served. Highly recommend this place to all food lovers.

You can find it on zomato at :

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

Soda Bottle Opener Wala- Reviving Parsi bequest !!

The beauty of Parsi delicacies lies in its simplicity yet the perfect innovative way to braid together Indian and international influences. The assorted mix of Gujarati,  Irani, Portuguese and even Goan influences, not only makes the cuisine eclectic but also very interesting. Luckily Cyber-Hub in Gurgaon is dotted with a lovey Parsi food restaurant at ground floor, famously known as SBOW (Soda Bottle Opener Wala).

This salubrious café is quaint, specializing in all Parsi delicacies especially doing wonders with egg dishes. The antique wooden panels and mirrors, bentwood chairs and glass-topped tables with red&white crisscross, don’t seem to have changed which give its a stereotypical  look.It’s mostly peopled by friends & relatives of cyber hub crowd but yes now a days its attracting people form different places because of its food. Parsi Omelette is called “PORO”. They have launched yummy egg dishes like the world-famous Eggs Kejriwal and Eggs Bheeda par eeda.

We kickstarted our saturday breakfast with sunshine morning at SBOW. We came with a thought process to try maximun of their newly launched BF dishes. Me being a vegetarian/eggitarian,thought of laying back but after going through their foodies menu (full of exotic food descriptions) , i had a big smile on my face. So here a short review of my experience with BAWA breakfast 🙂

  1. Navsari-style French toast (4/5) –  It was a parsi-style french toast spiced with wedding pickle, cream and plums.
  2. Bharuchi Paneer Akuri (5/5) –  This was a showstopper dish for me, as it tasted out of this world. soo tempting and lip smacking scrumptious. In simple words, it was a paneer bhurji but yes in a innovative way.
  3. Chicken chili Cheese pav (4/5) – This was homemade pao’s topped with tomato sauce , chilli, cheese and chicken. Tasted good.
  4. Eggs Kejriwal (4/5) – We tried it just to see their innovative way but found it a common dish. Its a mushroom cheese toast.
  5. Raasta Sandwich (3.5/5)– It tasted fine, but can be improved. baked in homemade multigrain bread stuffed with tomato, cucumber, lettuce and beetroot slices.
  6. Angry Poro (5/5) – This was again a eggeterian Showstopper dish. Parsi style omelette with red chutney, spring onion and bharli mirchi.
  7. Meaty Poro (5/5)- similarly like above it has flavors of ham, bacon and cheddar cheese
  8. Masala fries (5/5)– They tasted so good because of their spices. They use home made spcies 🙂

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In Smoothies, i tried my hand on Bawi’s Detox, which is a refreshing drink made of Raspberry , orange juice and Parsley. As the name suggest its a perfect detox and has different taste wrt to other drinks like Masala Lemonade, Beetroot smoothies etc. To try Irani dish the best side drink is Chai or coffee, so here we tried Irani Chai (5/5) and Phateli Coffee (5/5).

 

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This place is best for food lovers and also to see the skilled expertise servers which being impaired are best in their own way !! Hats off to them 🙂

You can find this place on Zomato !!