Monday, April 29, 2013

Trolling at a friend's wedding

Saturday night, DH, P and I went to a friend's wedding. We didn't plan to stay long seeing as how we were already late. We meant to pick up DH around 8, but managed to pick him up around 830pm...so off we went.

We went said hello to the bride and groom, and then decided to eat. There was a plethora of foods...biriyani, jeera rice, daal makhani, naan, and lots of other things to eat. My problem with wedding food is that it's normally pure bengali food and it's hard to eat my fill. So, thinking I'd enjoy it, I took some jeera rice (the flavour was a bit overwhelming for me...) and some butter masala paneer. Then I spied some chicken florentine (YES! Some continental food =D)

Well...I went to the counter where they were serving the chicken and they gave me a bit. I asked for more, they said "This is chicken, non-veg" to which I replied "Aaro din" (give me more) and they again replied "But it's chicken." Slightly frustrated at this point I said, "Jaani, aami porte pari, Chicken Florentine lekha achhe" (I know, I can read. It's written Chicken Florentine.)

Then we had more food and left...I ended up coming home and having a maggi at 1am. :-)
Yep, highlight of my night was trolling at a wedding =D

Friday, April 19, 2013

Love - Hate Relationship

I now have a love hate relationship with the restaurant Momo I Am! While the food is good...I ate there both Sunday and Tuesday, I now have my very first stomach infection from eating out in India.

I've eaten phucka, and all sorts of other foods at restaurants that are more run-down looking. And this happens at one of my favorite places.

Here's to getting tests done and feeling better soon. :-)

Monday, April 08, 2013

Raj's Spanish Cafe, 7 Sudder Street

I heard about this place, called Raj's Spanish Cafe, a long while back from a friend. I had been wanting to go and one day DH wanted to go and we looked up the directions, but then decided he would eat something at home, so we never went.

Then one day I went out with my friend, P, to New Market to buy a few things and we ended up here. The first time I didn't take any photos, but the food was amazing. I ordered a Spinach Ricotta Cannelloni (Rs 125 or $2.29), while P ordered the Pollo (chicken) platter (for Rs 150 or $2.75). The cannelloni weren't the best. It was a square of about 4-5 inches by 3-4 inches. There was hardly any ricotta cheese, it basically was a bit mixed in with the spinach and blocking the ends, and there wasn't enough sauce. Hardly worth the 125 rupees I paid. P got her chicken, it was 2 long thin strips of chicken, with a small salad on the side (lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, capsicum) and a good amount of french fries. I can't remember what coffee drink she had, but she loved it, while I ordered a iced tea. The ice tea was made with a tea bag (Twinnings Breakfast tea) and was quite sour (even for me...) and after I added 2 small packages of sugar it was palatable. Since I was still hungry I also ordered the mediteranean salad (Rs 80 or $1.47) which was AMAZING. It was this big plate of lettuce, with capsicum, tomato, carrot, black olives and a dollop of feta cheese on top. They had some oil and vinegar on the side and I poured that stuff on like there was no tomorrow! Loved it! The customer service is pretty good...Also I think here you can get internet for like Rs 25 ($0.46) an hour (seeing as some lady told the guy at the register 2 hours and gave him a Rs 50 note.)

Now, I went with a friend on Saturday and ordered a bowl of hot and sour soup (Rs 40 or $0.73) and the mediteranean salad, and a iced tea (this time made with twinnings lemon tea) while my friend, A, ordered the chicken salad (Rs 120 or $2.20) and the tuna sandwich (Rs 70 or $1.28), which was basically just 3 slices of wheat bread with a slight layer of tuna on it.

The soup was ok, it was a from a Knorr's package, I saw them pouring it in the pot, but it came with 2 slices of bread, slightly soft and hard, so perfect! The salad came, and I noticed they gave me a bigger dollop of feta cheese today, so that made me super happy! A got his salad and was happy (he'd never had so much of lettuce before!) and also some iced mocha cafe (Rs 70, or $1.28) which he said was pretty good. All in all, I was happy and it only cost me Rs 425 ($7.79).

Here are some photos :


My hot and sour soup

My mediteranean salad

chicken salad

My iced tea

A's Iced Mocha Cafe

Changes

I've decided to start blogging more (I promise!) and about different things. I'm gonna start blogging about places I visit (like salons and that...), where you can get cheap things on the road, and BEST OF ALL THE FOOD I EAT!

Saturday, April 06, 2013

update

Lately, there has been a lot going on in our lives.

The bank has lost a considerable amount that was deposited by me via check, but thankfully we have found out where the check went (wrongly deposited to someone else's account...) and we are working on getting it fixed. :-) Plus work drama as DH will likely lose 2 of his clients this year due to people changing jobs and retiring. *sigh* Guess it really is time to get going on my visa conversions.

We've had a lot of yummy food these days, chinese food and all...still have yet to try Amigo's, the newest mexican food restaurant in Kolkata...we went to go on Sunday with a friend, and arrived at 215pm, and there were no free tables, so made a reservation (courtesy...) for 3pm and they said when a table gets empty they would call us, so we went to go sit at a Barista nearby to await the phone call. Well...at 3pm, nothing...330 rolls around and they call us and said they had expected us by 3 and should they hold the table for us? Now...if you look at their Facebook page they say they are open from 11am-11pm (last time I looked it said 11am-3pm, and 7pm-11pm, so they must have just changed their hours recently) so thinking that they closed at 3 we chose to go somewhere else, Tung Fong (off of Park Street) because I didn't want rushed food. Needless to say I was disappointed since this is the 2nd time we have planned to go (first time got cancelled because DH wasn't feeling well...). Now we will have a bigger group when we actually go because so many people want to go.