Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Dhaba Estd 1986 Delhi brings Indian Highway cuisine for patrons at the Marathahalli outlet, Bangalore!

India is known for its diverse culture and cuisines. The regional flavors and cuisine changes with every 50 Km. From Kanyakumari to Kashmir NH (National Highway) connects people and food plays a key role when it comes to NH. Dhaba celebrates this hot and sweet Khazaana of India by introducing Dhaba’s National Highway Maharaajs of Indian menu. From Punjab’s favorite Tangdis to Rajasthani favorite Laal maas and Papad ki Sabzi and Gatta curry; from sweet Gujarati Daal to Kashmir’s favorite Rogan Josh and Dum Aloo, they have carefully created this NHMI menu for serious food lovers. They have also clubbed Eastern India’s favorite fish recipes and also the popular Chinjabi (Chinese + Punjabi) dishes like Tandoori Chicken Momos and Manchurians with that spicy desi twist.

This was my first visit to Marathahalli outlet and as always this time also I was very much impressed with their vibrant interiors, and funny posters with catchy captions. The staffs are very polite and helpful. If you are lucky, you will see them grooving with some desi beats.

This time’s experience was completely different from my last visit to Indiranagar outlet where I indulged in posh Paneer tikkas, Tandoori Raan and Dal Makhani. The new NHMI menu is simple and short. We tried almost everything from the menu and what I really loved is the Chinjaabi Manchurian (Chicken), Tandoori Veg Momos, Baingan Bhaja, and Chicken Chowmein.

For heavy belting, we ordered some desi favorites like Gulmargi Rogan Josh, Dum Aloo Kashmiri, Jaipuri Papad ki Sabzi and fiery Laal maas, and Bangla special Macher Jhol along with hot Roti/Naans and plain rice. Whatever the menu is, a South Indian’s meal is incomplete without some piping hot rice.

With only two options for desserts, it’s either this or that situation and we tried the Bangla special Rosogolla and Chenna Payesh. With the right amount of sweet quotient, both the desserts were exceptionally good.

For Dhaaru shaaru (alcohol), you have to order from their regular menu. After trying some samples I opted for my favorite Aam Panna drink – Som Ras which was served on a vintage style Goli Soda bottle. Their sweet lassi is also a must-try.

In its effort to bring together the regional cuisines of India, Dhaba has revamped its dine-in and delivery menus to serve hot local favorites. Chef Ravi Saxena says, “The joy of cooking Indian food is that you can experiment with so many ingredients to come up with unique flavors. As Dhaba expands through the country we’re now focusing on becoming a national highway diner with the same old Punjabi dildaari.”

Overall I liked the NHMI menu and my experience at Dhaba Marathahalli outlet. I would definitely go back soon to savor some of my favorites. A meal for two would be ₹1400 (approximately).
Dhaba Estd 1986 Delhi
3rd Floor, NTR Royal Plaza
Outer Ring Road, Marathahalli
For reservations, contact - 9606463631/2

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Have you visited Burma Burma at Indiranagar 12th Main?

If you are looking for a unique culinary experience, then head to Burma Burma; a new vegetarian Burmese restaurant located in 12th Main Indiranagar. This restaurant is so unique in many aspects. Right from the vibrant d├ęcor colors to heavy lamps, exclusive Burmese artifacts, and cutleries, every nook and corner of this restaurant is appealing. The restaurant staff welcomes their guests with Betel leaf and water. I just loved the colorful interior which gives positive vibes. So if you are not in a good mood, just visit Burma Burma and have their Khow Suey.

They presented a gold dusted plate which had traditional Burmese doll design on it. They served us a Lemongrass cooler as welcome drink followed by an Amuse Bouche which was crispy ‘Khow Suey’; this was a perfect start to the evening.

I love samosa but never imagined Samosa in a soup. This lovely Burmese special Samuza Hincho (Soup) was made of Samosa served in tangy soup with spring onions and spicy black chickpeas.

Next on the menu was ‘Thoke’ (Salads) which I was eagerly waiting for. We had the Mandalay Laphet Thoke (the traditional Tea leaf Salad) and Tayat Ti Thoke (Raw Mango Salad). Both were brilliantly done and created a burst of flavor in mouth. The crunchiness, distinguish flavors, and ingredients used in the salads made our experience an extraordinary one.

Another interesting dish from the menu was ‘Pyan Boo Palata’ (Creamed Corn Paratha) – This dish was more on the sweeter side but I liked the combo of Creamy corn and flaky Paratha made of wheat.

Crunchy Tofu steamed Bun had mixed reviews in our table, some liked it and some didn’t. I liked the Tofu patty on the soft bun sliders. You don’t really need any dip with this as they use Mayo topping on the patty. You can spice it up with the red chili sauce available on the table.

For the main course, I had Burma Burma special ‘Khow Suey’, ‘Brown Onion, and roasted Chilli grilled sticky rice’ and ‘Stir-fried vegetables in Burmese style’. Out of all three main course dishes, my favorite was the Khow Suey. The dense flavor of coconut milk and lemongrass was a killer combo. To make the experience even better, I just added toppings like fried onions, chili flakes, fried garlic, lemon etc. Brown onion and Roasted Chilli grilled sticky rice reminded me our famous Kerala dish – Pollichathu, in which we grill masala coated fish/meat wrapped in a plantain leaf. The veg variant Burmese dish too tasted good.

Before even eating the dessert, I saw some smoky effects all around our table. After some time the much awaited Smokey Avocado Honey Caviar Ice cream and Tagu Pyian (Coconut custard served with Sago cooked in palm jaggery). The ice cream was served on a conical glass and the smoke effect due to molecular technique created a visual treat. The honey caviar simply enhanced the flavors. Tagu Pyian was just so-so. I would prefer tapioca pearls in my bubble tea.

We ended our meal with a glass of Shangri-La green tea (Peach and passion fruit flavor), a must-try at this restaurant.

If given a chance I always avoid veg food and before visiting this restaurant I was wondering how my experience will be at this vegetarian restaurant which serves only modern Burmese food.  But perceptions can be wrong at times :P Overall I had a fantastic experience at Burma Burma and already referred half a dozen guys to this place. I would definitely go back again.
Burma Burma
#607, Ground Floor
12th Main, Indiranagar
For reservations, contact - 080 43008120

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

All about the new Alcatel A series A310" Tablet launched recently!

On 8th May 2018, Alcatel launched its new Tablet from the A series - A310 (3+32 GB). This new tablet comes with 10.1” Display, 32 GB inbuilt storage, 8 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera, 4600 MaH battery and Dual Arkamys. The Alcatel A series is designed for consumers looking for a premium range of tablets that offers affordability, functionality, and most importantly a fun experience. With memory and camera upgrade, this new A series Alcatel tablet has an extra large display, fast connectivity, and comes with a great price, exclusively available on Flipkart.



The Alcatel A310 3+32 Variant isn’t just a tablet; its entire world coalesced into a beautiful and slick body. The finish exudes class and refinement, while the slim design looks and feels premium in the hands. Priced at INR 11,999, the 10’’HD IPS Display provides crystal clear viewing and an enhanced cinematic experience to the users.

Immersive Sound

Can’t go a day without listening to music or watching videos? Then this tablet is what you need. The Alcatel A3 10 is the perfect entertainment companion as it comes with dual speakers which offer an outstanding sound wave effect while the Arkamys system provides an immersive sound.

Beautiful Design

Its 3D texturized back cover adds a touch of elegance to the Alcatel A3 10 while its slim 8.95 mm design feels great in your hands.

Brilliant Performance

There’s more to this tablet than just good looks and sleek design. The Alcatel A3 10 is powered by a 1.1 GHz quad-core processor (MT8735B) and 3 GB of RAM, which means you can multitask easily and switch between apps without facing lag. What’s more, this tablet also offers blazing-fast 4G connectivity (Micro SIM) and a glitch-free streaming experience. This device supports 21 languages.

Split Screen for Easy Multitasking

Do you hate it when you have to pause your game just to reply to a text message? Well, with the Alcatel A3 10, you don’t have to as it comes with a split screen feature. This Alcatel tablet runs on the Android 7.0 Nougat OS which offers easy user experience.

Stunning Display

The 10.1” IPS display of this tablet makes way for an immersive video experience. Watch movies on the go and catch up on your favorite TV shows in an excellent clarity.


Thanks to this 4600 mAh Lithium Polymer battery, you can go all day long listening to music and watching movies without worrying about running out of charge.


Equipped with 8 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front camera, this tablet allows you to capture everyday moments and video call your loved ones. There is enough space in the 32 GB memory to save all your pictures.

Speaking at the launch, Mr.Praveen Valecha, Regional Director, Alcatel India remarked, “We have always remained focused and committed towards our consumers and with the success of A310 tablet in the Indian market, we are confident that the enhanced memory along with the upgraded camera will provide a richer experience like never before“.

At the exclusive Bloggers meet happened at Novotel, some of us Lifestyle bloggers had an interactive session with the team and from a Lifestyle Blogger’s perspective, I felt this device can be very useful with its features. A310 3+32 Variant is available in India from 8th May 2018. It is sold exclusively on Flipkart at ₹11,999/-. As a part of the launch offer, the customers can avail Rs.1000 cashback on Flipkart (applicable for all prepaid transaction). To add to this you can get up to 20GB additional Jio data. The tablet comes with 1-year warranty on Tablet and 6 months on accessories. So what are you waiting for? Check out the offers on Flipkart - Alcatel A3 10 32 GB 10.1 inch
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