Rahhams | Restaurant Review| Frasertown| Bangalore 

.. “You can’t just eat good food. You’ve got to talk about it too”- Kurt Vonnegut 

Aaah.. I agree, I agree! So let’s do some food talk shall we? Foodtalk where, you talk solely about food, a particular dish or a certain style of cooking. Because, today’s review is all about just plain food and no frills to it. 

About Rahhams: 

 Rahhams, is a place that needs no introduction. It’s a place that I presume everyone knows either by the word of mouth or they’ve grown up gorging on the food, when “The Big Restaurant Boom”, hadn’t happened. It was just Rahhams better known in the flashback as “Richies”. 



Decor : The decor is minimal, which still retains the charm of the early 2000’s. Nothing contemporary or eclectic, just some simple wood paneling done all across for that feel of faux elegance. The ambiance, is very relaxed and sober. 

Hospitality : Being one of the legendary places in Bangalore, Rahhams leaves no stones unturned with hospitality. They strive to do the best they can. Yes, the service does need to speed up a tad bit more and a little more refinement in their wait staff, but all in all.. a very,  very, satisfying experience. 

The Grub Story : I’m a vegetarian, but my family isn’t and this review will be an overall summarisation of a few visits and home deliveries. 

  • Mutton sholay Kabab (Rs. 240/- half plate) : A nice and spicy kabab, marinated well and served with delicious gongura chutney. 


  • Chicken Pahadi Kabab (Rs.230/- half plate): This kabab usually gets a lot of fans rooting for it, because of the medley of spices that go into it. The chicken pieces are juicy and are perfect with a nice butter naan on the side or as it is. 


  • Paneer Chilly (Rs.170/-) : It has the classic taste, with soft cubes of paneer tossed in a nice chilly sauce, sprinkled with spring onions. 


  • Mushroom chilly (Rs.170/-) : This is a must have, over here. The bulbous mushrooms are bursting with flavours. A deep umami taste, which compliments your indo-Chinese craving. 👍🏻


  • Mutton Biryani (Rs. 250/-): If you haven’t had, Rahhams Mutton Biryani, then you really haven’t tasted one of the best biryanis in Bangalore. This is the authentic, Dakhani style of Biryani. The Biryani is packed with flavour but is devoid of heavy masala kind of a feeling. A must have, if you may. 


  • Dal Tadka (Rs. 170/-) : The bright beautiful daal, is just the perfect kind. With the smoothness of the lentils going across and the spicy kick from the tadka, this is our favourite. Vegetarians and non vegetarians alike. 

  • Mutton Shammi (Rs.210/-) : Another one of the loved dishes, at Rahhams. The Shammi kababs are quite loved a lot, by everyone because of the signature masala used in it. 


Ramzan Specials are Paneer Fingers & Veg cutlets.

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Verdict: It’s a legendary restaurant and you need to love it, for its specialities like the Biryani and Dals. Also, if you’re a vegetarian, please stay away 😁😁

4/5 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 

Chefactory |Restaurant Review| Marathalli| Bangalore 

” Quality is not an act, it’s a habit”- Aristotle

Who else knows this better, than the entrepreneur of “Chefactory”. While, we do have a healthy mushrooming of QSR’s all around Bangalore, the same cannot be vouched with stringency about quality. More often than not, if a QSR seems to be “too good to be true”, it usually is, too good to be true. 


Having heard, quite a lot about “Chefactory” and its delectable dishes, I decided to pay it a visit one fine day, just out of the blue. Marathalli, Kadubessanahalli, Bellandur, etc is the next hub of these kinds of QSR and fine dines as well. You are spoiled for choice, but read on to know why, your vision (both peripheral and central) must be concentrated on this restaurant. 

About Chefactory


Chefactory is the sister concern, of one of my favourite “buffet restaurant in bangalore”  Flechazo . I, was pleasantly surprised when I learnt about this fact. Well, I’m sure, you know where this is going already. They are mainly a takeaway/ delivery kind of a restaurant, but they can manage to host about 10-15 people or so. The restaurant serves Indian cuisine and has quick eats like rolls also available.  

Decor :  The decor is done in simplistic terms with comfortable industrial chic chairs. There are a few posters strewn across. The place is well ventilated and isn’t suffocating or cramped, extreme care has been taken to make sure your dining experience isn’t compromised with. The colour palette is a pleasing neutral, there is no air conditioning but they do have a cooler to keep you airy. 


Hospitality : As, it is with QSR’s, you usually don’t expect much care with hospitality, but let “Chefactory” be a pioneer in paving the way for generous hospitality. Special mention to Mr. Kamal, Mr. Bijoy( our server)  & Mr. Sushant. 

The Grub Story : With nothing to persuade me from drooling over the next few lines, allow me to share the love, with you. Ready? I thought so! (This is a review based on two different visits) 

  • Icy Orange (Rs.69/-) :  A refreshing drink, packed with the right amount of that orange-y punch. The perfect accompaniment to your meal. 


  • Indonesian Grilled Mushrooms (Rs.119/-) : Delicately smoked and grilled Mushrooms, in a deep red flavourful sauce with a hotness quotient quite high. Certainly not for the faint hearted. And me, being somebody who loves bland, I loved it ❤️


  • Stuffed Paneer Sikanadari (Rs.139/-) : Paneer, usually is one of the most versatile proteins to work with. This dish, was an absolute stunner, for its affordability 😱 The Paneer squares were stuffed beautifully with a sweet-spicy filling and extremely juicy. Something very fine dine and a must have 👍🏻



  • Murgh Lasooni Tikka & Murgh Peri Peri Tikka 6pcs (Rs.149/- each) : Being a vegetarian, I can’t comment too much on these from my experience, but I could see that, my hubster loved it. The meat was juicy and succulent, you could see the juices ooze out as you ran your knife across it. The only difference between these both was the fact that ” Peri peri” Tikka had a nice generous sprinkling of the peri peri spice dust. Grilled well, this got a thumbs up from my boys! A superb accompaniment would be their pudina paratha. 


  • Veg Grilled Sandwich (Rs.99/-) : I’m a girl, who loves her sandwiches. One of the things that has kept me on the vegetarian side, is my love for these grilled breads! I, kid you not, but the Grilled Cheese Sandwich at Chefactory was one of the best sandwiches I’ve had in a looooooong time. It instantly reminds me of those family picnics. The sandwich is loaded with cheese, veggies and a secret spice ingredient, which takes this sandwich to another level. Please do ask for a generous sprinkling of the masala on the sandwich.


  • Punjabi Tangdi (Rs.169/-) : Acquaint me, with one non vegetarian who doesn’t love a good Punjabi Grilled Tangdi. This Tangdi, made my friends go crazy, because of the Spices which give it the perfect flavour. The juicy meat, as I could see was falling off the bone. It has the heartiness of a Punjabi starter. Look at the perfect colour and the grilled stripes. Super affordable as well, this will satiate your chicken cravings for sure. 


  • Paneer Makhani (Rs.199/-) : A plateful of goodness. Some paneermakhani &  Butter naan, is a classic combination.A well balanced bowl of cottage cheese tossed in a silky tomato base, garnished with dollops of Ghee or clarified butter. The flavours were bang on. There wasn’t any overwhelming spice element, just a harmonious balance. Highly Recommended! 


  • Veg Biryani : Keeping all the brouhaha aside, about a Biryani being veg or non veg, I’m gonna talk about their Biryanis. These people have their masalas done ever so right! The Biryani is made in the “Hyderabadi” style. Yup, the Kachi Biryani technique, comes into play. This bowl, was delicious as well, albeit a vegetarian version. Having said that, it’s the Mutton and Chicken Biryani that you need to keep your eyes peeled out for! 


  • Gulab Jamoon (Rs.50/-) : This Indian dessert is the most loved dessert here. This simple dish, is made out of milk solids and dunked into rose flavoured sugar syrup. This gulab jamoon at chefactory was simple, no frills dessert with a slight hint of cardamom. 


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Verdict : The restaurant rates high on the VFM quotient, without compromising on quality and taste. It’s an indulgence you wouldn’t feel guilty about. 

4.5/ 5 stars which are well deserved 👍🏻

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨/5 

World On A Plate- Press Conference |2 June |VR Bengaluru |

“The Heart Wants, What it Wants”-Woody Allen

Ever had that feeling, where you adamantly wanted something and just wanted it? That’s precisely how I felt, when i received an invite to be a part of the press conference, which was held at VR Bengaluru. 

World On A Plate -Season 2, had commenced again and this time, I absolutely did not want to miss the opportunity. Read on about my experience. 

About the Press Conference :

If their prodigious aura on screen, wasn’t enough, I found myself amidst these stalwarts of culinary arts, wooing me over with their physical presence at VR Bengaluru. 


We, were seated in our round tables and awaited their arrival. The event started with Mr. Kiran Soans – CEO, GoldRush Entertainment, addressing the audience about how he and his partners conceptualised the “WOAP” series. He also spoke about the challenges that they faced during WOAP-S1. Going ahead, with their passion to excel, they confronted the hiccups and marched ahead with WOAP-S2. This year, it is being held in 2 cities, Bengaluru and Mumbai. They do have plans to expand into other cities as well, for the next season. 


Gold Rush Entertainment has always been the pioneer in envisaging top notch premium events. As, we all are familiar with “World On A Plate-S1” being an astounding success, the stakes are higher this season, because expectations have bloomed. And, they delivered. Standing staunchly, with “Let’s do this” stance, Mr. Kiran Soans promised to cater to all your expectations. 

I, had the pleasure to seat myself among a small coterie of bloggers & media personnel, who were chosen to witness the “Press Conference”, which had the culinarians Gary Mehigan, Ranveer Brar, Elena Duggan, Adriano Zumbo & Janice Wong address the gathering and talk about themselves.

After the customary introductions, all of us were in for a surprise when they unveiled the plans Mr. Kiran Soans & his partner had in store for us. They were launching the WOAP ACADEMY. Yes, the WOAP ACADEMY, would be a finishing culinary school for chefs in India, who would be able to get that much needed finishing touch, before they are let out into the field. 


We were, given tasting samples of the dishes that all our “MasterChefs”, would be whipping up for their masterclass. And all that you could hear, were gasps of delight! Here’s the delicious spread 👇🏻

1)Chef Adriano Zumbo’s “Dirty Chai Spiced Honey Date Cake “


2) Chef Ranveer Brar’s ” Cured Salmon & Chilli Compressed Melon and Ice Apples” 


3) Chef Elena Duggan’s ” Crispy Skinned Snapper & Quinoa Salad with Mangoes”


4) Chef Janice Wong’s ” Chocolate H2O- Chocolate Water Mousse, salted caramel, Yuzu Sorbet and Chocolate Dust. 


We, were also given the privilege to have a private tête-à-tête with the Masterchefs, and get your fan moments done as well. All in all, a very successful meet. 

The WOAP-S2, on 3rd June, was a smashing success as well and all we heard was how, everybody is waiting for WOAP-S3 now. 

Last, but not the least, how can I forget mentioning Mr. Deepayan Roy for extending the invite and for being ever so kind. Thank you, Mr. Deepayan! 

Fattoush | Restaurant Review | Bannerghatta Road |Bangalore 

Food is a great way of communicating.” -Jan Karon 

Communicate, we did whilst we gathered around a table, silently munching our lunch in peace. The propitious gulps and nibbles were slowing transforming into monosyllabic nods of approval. The only fracas that erupted was in deciding, which dish would be crowned as the best. 

About Fattoush :  Fattoush, is a multi cuisine restaurant which strives to strike a balance with all flavours. Spearheaded by Mr. Abdulla Pullambath, the restaurant is here to stay. This young entrepreneur has been hitting “Home Runs”, with hospitality and food. Usually,  as with multi cuisine restaurants, there is always a sense of complacency with their offerings, even if the food lacks the authenticity. But, that’s not the case with Fattoush. Though their USP is Arabian fare, they do a great job with Indian and Indo-Chinese fare as well. 

Decor : The decor is elegant and the restaurant overlooks the main road but also provides you a view of dining amidst a canopy of trees. The colour palette, again is very soothing and well upholstered chairs serve to your comfort. The restaurant is ever so airy. The ambiance is relaxed and calming. Must visit in the evenings for a much more enriching experience. The Play Area, is another reason why, I love being a patron here. They’ve considered everything in detail. 



Hospitality : Another one of my favourite restaurants to dine at, because of the hospitality. The wait staff is highly equipped, but I also need to bring to attention that, there are a few staff members who are better than the others here at their work. So, yes there is scope for priming them up. Special mention to “Mr. Sohail”, who always is extremely helpful & keen on assisting you. 

The Grub Story : I’ve been a regular at Fattoush from the past 2 years and I’ve never had anything to complain for. It’s one of the best places, at least in this part of the town. Here’s what we relished. 

Drinks :

  • Green Fair (Rs.150/-) : A beautiful mocktail, with Mango Syrup & Passionfruit. It looked anything but green 😁 Extremely refreshing and a perfect companion to your meal.


  • Blue Orange (Rs.150/-) : The combination of blue lagoon and lemon with crushed ice. Loved the slush and it looked nothing less than amazing. A must have, to beat the summer heat. 


Starters

  • Manchow Soup (Rs. 125/140 veg/nonveg) : The soup was delectable with a very umami taste. The non veg one was generous with the chicken. The veg manchow was a good kind of spicy. 


  • Mushakkal (Rs.750/-) : The assortment of different kinds of meat grilled was a great welcome to a hungry soul. Though I didn’t taste any, this mixed grill platter was a treat to sore eyes. The barbecued items on the Platter were the main talk of lunch. It had Turkish grill, Chicken Wings, Sheekh Kabab,etc. All I could hear was, that the meat was marinated well and succulent. 



  • Tandoori Veg Platter (Rs.450/-) : This Platter had all my favourites. Grilled Cauliflower florets, Paneer Tikka, Tandoori Mushrooms, Vegetable Sheek Kabab and Tandoori potatoes. The spice level was just right and the Paneer Tikka, Tandoori Mushrooms and Vegetable Sheek Kabab were just bang on right. To the veggies, this is something for you.


Main Course :

  • Triple Fried Rice (Rs. 180/-) : The beauty of this Rice, is in the layering of the Rice with the sauce. So, when you do serve, it’s a nice layer of Fried Rice with red shezwan sauce dunked chicken. I, did try the Rice and it was just par excellence. 


  • Fattoush Special Fried Rice (Rs 220/-): This was a mix of all kinds of meat, like mutton, prawns and chicken. 

 

  • Pahadi Murg and Laal Maas : Superb curries with that surge of subtle flavours. Both were much appreciated. 

Desserts : 

  • Falooda : Delicious and loaded with dry fruits, something you must try if you love faloodas. It’s nothing extraordinary but won’t disappoint for sure.


  • Mango Cream : Yum, yum & yum. One of the best mango creams, I’ve had. The mango was blitzed and added to the heavy and rich cream. What a joy to savour! 


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Verdict : My experience is based solely on the basis of previous and present visit. For me, in the genre of multi cuisine bourgeois restaurants, Fattoush stands strong and passes with flying colours. 

In comparison to them, I’m gonna give Fattoush a generous 4.5 star. 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨/5 


P.S: The logo has been sourced from google and is used purely for representational purposes only. 

Wok | Restaurant Review |Koramangala 

  Within the rounds of a wok, are memories etched for eternity”- Noorain

I, believe in those memories which are usually concocted up in the kitchen. They retain for the longest of time. Casually passing by, I noticed a bright neon board which said “Wok”, & out gushed those memories. 

About Wok : It’s a small place, which relies on deliveries and takeaways, rather than dine-ins. They specialise in Indo-Chinese street food, but with so much more authenticity. You might get a little baffled seeing the place and might even think that it wouldn’t be on par with your expectations, but be prepared to be pleasantly surprised. 

The Grub Story : With a raging appetite, here’s what we ordered. 

  • Mushroom Manchurian & Broccoli Manchurian (Rs. 125/-): I, personally loved the spice level in these. Take it from a person who loves her food bland. The mushrooms and broccoli really made it! With the veggies batter fried and enveloped generously in the sauce, these starters were the best I’ve had at a qsr 👍🏻👍🏻



The noodles are made to order and customised as per your taste. You get to decide what and how much you want to pay for your bowl of happiness. Please do bear in mind that the portions are huge, when you order for Regular size.

  • Udon in Saigon sauce : I’m a huge Japanese Udon fan. To find it over here, was nothing but elation of my joy. I, customised my bowl with mushrooms, babycorn, bok choi and broccoli. The Saigon sauce, was your run of the mill “Black pepper sauce”. The peppery Garlic profile of the sauce, actually worked well with the Udon. The combination proved to be delightfully yum. 


  • Udon in Beijing sauce: This one, was added with chicken, prawns and topped with black & white sesame. The Beijing sauce, on its own didn’t really click too well, but it was fair enough. The generosity of sesame toppings, actually surprised me. It’s a huge big tablespoon, if I’m not wrong. That’s all the calcium that you need for the meal. 😁


Verdict : A great place, to try the unconventional street food Indo-Chinese. Where, Udon & Buckwheat usually graces the shelves of star kitchens, you find them easily over here, for 1/4th the price. Rates high on VFM & taste as well.

 A well deserved 4 star for getting Udon & Buckwheat out and out. 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5



Kopper Kadai | Restaurant Review |Koramangala |Bangalore| 

“It’s still magic, even if you know, how it’s done” – Terry Pratchett 

Now isn’t that true? There are sometimes when, things just happen. The beauty of it lies in savouring the experience. Something of that sort happened when I found myself at “Kopper Kadai”. While I walked up the stairs, the cognisance of a good evening meal, had already framed up in my heart. 

Gingerly, I slipped my hand into my pocket and felt the edges of my iPhone. “Let me take a picture”, I think fiddling with the passcode. *click click* Yep! I’m done capturing the entrance. 


About Kopper Kadai : 

Appreciated by Masterchef Matt Preston, Kopper Kadai, though a new entrant has already gained a lot of appreciation for being one of the best in the city. The chef who curates the menu, is none other than “Chef Akshay Nayyar”. Isn’t that a novelty enough? Kopper Kadai believes in proffering, usual traditional dishes with an unusual twist. The curries at Kopper Kadai are usually braised in Copper utensils, as well. There are about 172 spoons 🥄 adorning the entrance, which are representative of the 172 spices that are collectively used in the cooking. 



Decor : You really must visit “Kopper Kadai”, in the evenings to imbibe the beauty of it. The colour palette is an elegant teal, creams and black. Plush and opulent seating is found, uplifting your experience. Immensely beautiful, gold calligraphic “KK” nestles on your stoneware plate. Minuscule details are given attention and any keen eye will detect them. This is dining with all senses. 



Hospitality : Nothing less than perfect. The staff was extremely well versed with their menu, knew what they were talking about & certainly knew how to serve the customer. Special mention to “Mr. Manpreet”, who was keen to assist us in ordering our dishes. His immense expertise in describing the dishes was such a welcomed move. Please, do ask for his assistance, if you visit the restaurant. 

The Grub Story : As the cuisine is Indian, I plonked comfortably in my chair. Me, the hubster & little one had placed our order and it was just time, for it to start flowing across. 

Drinks : 

  • LPG (Rs.222/-) : A harmonious concoction of Litchi, Peach & Guava with the kick of green chillies and peppermint. Loved the khatta-meetha flavour & the presentation was bang on. It literally came in a mini LPG looking cylinder. Hearts out! 


  • Smoked Chaas (Rs.141/-) : Your run of the mill Chaas with the smokiness infused from the charcoal burning in the copper urn. This was such a visually captivating feat. 



Starters :

  • Limca Bhel (Rs. 161/-) : Puffed rice, tossed in a sweet and salty kinda dressing. The total khattas (sourness) of Limca-ish flavour couldn’t be felt, but yes, the subtleness made this enjoyable. 


  • Tandoori Mushroom Gulgulay (Rs. 282/-) : Lemme, get this clear. This was one of the best tandoori Mushroom, I’ve had. Period. Nothing more, nothing less. The beautiful grilled blush on the juicy mushrooms & in combination with that cheese, was just amazing. Must must must have, if you love Mushrooms. 


  • Challi Kolmi Pasht (Rs. 323/-) : What a gorgeous looking plate of happiness. These are potato and crispy corn kebabs, made to mimic a chicken tangdi (leg). The luscious kebabs were beautifully spiced, extremely flavourful and very light on your stomach as well. 


  • The Ganna Chicken (Rs. 353/-): This is their signature and both the boys, were in love with it. The chicken mince was shaped into a sheekh and wrapped around sweet sugarcane sticks. The magic was, when you took a whole bite and the sweetness of the sugarcane came through the spicy chicken mince. Another must have. 


Main Course

  • Ameeri Tawa Tarkari (Rs. 343/-) : A very subtle dish, in which veggies were tossed in a creamy pan curry, with Paneer and egg. Nothing extraordinary, but yes, very delicious mix of veggies. The cuteness quotient lay in, the mini fake rupees that came stapled with the Curry. 



  • Laal Maas (Rs. 464/-) : Laal Maas, is something the hubster enjoys immensely. This beautiful Curry was so delectable. The tender lamb was cooked with red chillies and yogurt & spices. Yep! I did try the Curry. Yum yum yum.. the deep brown colour with a hearty flavour profile and perfect pairing with rotis was just what a hardcore non vegetarian would love. 


Desserts

  • Gulab Jamun Biskit (Rs.191/-) : Such an innovative one, baked gulab jamun with Rabdi and cookie crumble. Oh god! Did you just read that? Like how can someone not fall in love with this? The sweet baked jamun was complemented with a not so sweet Rabdi and crumble. 


  • Nutella Dhodha Lava (Rs. 222/-) : Dhodhaburfi muffin with oozing Nutella inside. Enuf said? I guess so too. Again very subtle flavour, the sweetness isn’t overpowering and is certainly not gonna hit you palate. Great dessert 👌🏻


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Verdict : The place is just perfect for a special date or any such occasion. Being a fine dine, the prices are a little steep but the dishes are amazing. It’s the most understandably great way to spend your day, if you’re in and around Koramangala. 

Their buffet prices are extremely reasonable, priced at Rs. 599/- + taxes from Monday-Thursday and Rs.699/-+ taxes on Friday. 

Highly recommended!! 

4.5 stars for Kopper Kadai. 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨/5


P.S : The logo has been sourced from google images and is used for representational purpose only. 

Garnet Glow | Tea Review |Product Review | 

Come, let us have some tea and talk about happy endings. – Chaim Potok

That’s the power of tea. Tea time is always that special part of the day, where you relax with your camaraderie or yourself and think of all the beautiful things in the world. I’m a tea connoisseur and I love all kinds of tea. Light, strong, Mint, Soursop, first flush, second flush, Green or Black. 

For me it’s more about exploring the taste rather than addicting myself to one kind of tea. I, was pleasantly surprised when I received these beautes in the mail for a product review. The product was a ” F&B Product, For Review – powered by FBCI – Food Bloggers Council, INDIA” 


The product given for review, was Garnet Glow ‘s Tea Sachets. Mirthful with joy, I started savouring these for a period of 3 days.

About Garnet Glow

Garnet Glow, is an online Gourmet tea selling website, dedicated to bringing you, nothing but the best teas sourced from “China, India & Japan”. They have a carefully selected blend of teas, each premium in its own right, to match your personal taste. They also have “monthly subscription plans”, for a nomad tea soul, like me. You take a quiz and they send you blends accordingly, every month. Alternatively, you can also make your own blend 👍🏻

My Tea Samplers

I, received 3 blends. “Coconut Darjeeling Tea, Peach Tea & Masala Grove”. 

  • Coconut Darjeeling Tea : The tea was light and extremely cleansing on the palate. I, was expecting more of the coconuty flavour, but it was subdued. I did see, thin shreds of coconut in my tea and that was eye candy for my tea loving soul. A little more coconut aka tropical flavour would make this a total deal. 



Here’s how the tea looked like : 


  • Peach Tea : I, mean this from the deepest parts of my heart. I love Peach teas and the hot ones always second best to the iced ones. This peach tea was one of the best, with a subtle yet profound note of peach & that delectable fruity flavour. My favourite! 



Here’s how the tea looked :


  • Masala Grove : A perfect companion for your milk tea. The masala Tea had the perfect blend of aromatics in it. Just the whiff of the tea, will make you love this deeply. When it was paired with milk, the results were, clean notes and warm flavours, perfect for a rainy day. 



Here’s how the tea looked :


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Verdict : Garnet Glow Teas are truly premium in range and are specially blended carefully to provide the perfect feel. I, enjoyed my teas but Peach tea was my favourite. I, would blindly recommend it for anyone who in their sane minds love some fruity flavour. Even as the tea seeps, your kitchen is filled with the aroma. 

Do check them out at Garnet Glow and get yourself some love! 


P.S : Logo image is sourced from google images and is used purely for representation purposes only. 

Melange | Park Plaza | Restaurant Review | Marathahalli | Bangalore |

“Nothing Brings People Together, Like Good Food”- Anonymous 

I, honestly could feel the stark rays of sunlight, pierce through the sun drenched skies and settle on my sunblocked and goggle laced face. While, the driver played a popular Bollywood tune of my choice, that got my two left feet tapping, my heart was set at reaching my destination. 

Brunches are always hearty and they are best enjoyed with the people you love. I, was a part of the 59th FBAB meet up that was held at “Melange, Park Plaza”, for the relaunched menu. 

About Melange

Melange is a 24 hour dining restaurant, at Park Plaza. The menu at Melange, is a mishmash of Indian, European & Pan-Asian Cuisine. It does stand true to its name & is certainly a melange of different cuisines. 


Decor : The decor is casual contemporary. The colour palette is my favourite of neutrals & green. Orchid stems, adorn your table. The ambiance is highly relaxed, suffused with positive vibes. 


Hospitality : It goes without saying, that as this is a star property, the hospitality tends to be just short of perfection. Highly happy with the wait staff, specially the sweet lady making waffles. Courteous, well groomed and keen to serve, they made our brunch worthwhile. 

The Grub Story : We were here for their renowned “Sunday Brunch Buffet”. The buffet, is a huge assemblage of dishes ranging from the Rajasthani Laal Maas to  the Levantine Hummus with Pita bread. There were quite a few favourites of mine & due to the sheer amount of volume, I had to skip the mains. 

Here’s the gallery to my happiness: 

Drinks :

Virgin Bloody Mary : This was one drink, that I absolutely loved. The spicy kick, with tomato juice & lemon puckerings was such a welcome. A part of it, felt like a strained chill gazpacho, but then, that’s what Bloody Mary’s are all about. Highly recommended! 



Salads : The counter was filled with my favourites. Russian Salad, Caesar’s Salad, Mushroom Salad, German Potato Salad, etc. Trust me, the Salads, each one of them were just the best. Delicious, generously tossed in the dressings and fresh. 



Sushi : Who doesn’t love some heart warming Sushi? I’m a “Sushi believer”, specially in Avocado Maki Rolls. Pleasantly, surprised was I, to find 2 variations of vegetarian sushi. The sushi was just perfect, with the perfect amount of rice vinegar. Not too much heat on the palate, just subtle flavours.


Starters : I liked the mini “cheese & tomato buns”, “cheese and spinach tikkis” & ” panko crusted paneer” 


Live Pasta Counter :  The pasta counter was another delight for me. The alfredo pasta was such a great one, with the sauce being rich and creamy. Bang on! 👍🏻


Live dimsum Counter : Even the dimsums, were outstandingly delish, with the subtle hint of seasoned veggies. 


Live Chaat Counter : The beautiful sizzle of the samosas and whole process of seeing them being made into a Chaat was mesmerising. The puchkas were drool worthy as well. 


Main Course : I had, filled my heart out with salads and had to skip the main course, but I did see a great assortment of Indian cuisine & Italian cuisine. 


Desserts : Desserts are always the prettiest to look at. With their colourful layouts and mouth watering offerings, desserts are always the weak spot. 

  • Baked Cheesecake: A lush cheesecake with fruits. Such a wonderful one. 


  • Waffles : The best out of the lot. Please don’t miss out on the waffles, they are just perfect. Buttery, rich and lipsmacking! 


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Verdict : My Sunday brunch was sorted, loved every bit of it. The brunch was at “Rs.1275+ taxes”(without alcohol) , which according to me is a great deal. The spread is huge, you name it & probably they have it. Also, everything on the menu is par excellence. 

Here are my 4 stars for the Brunch. 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 

Atty’s Bakery | Boulangerie Review | Frasertown | Bangalore| 

Happiness is a warm bake, straight out of a warm hearth” – Noorain 

And just like that, I fell in love with the hamper that came across my way. A basket full of goodies, that literally warmed the cockles of my labile heart. 

About Atty’s Bakery & Confectionery :

Atty’s was conceptualised in the September of 2016, under the keen eyes of “Mr. Abdul Azeez & Mr. Mohammed Zahrin Aziz”, who themselves are the M.D & Director respectively, of the famous “Empire Group of Hotels”. The USP of Atty’s, nestles in their choice of ingredients and stringency. They refrain from using premixes and all baked goodies are made from their in house 100% from scratch flour mixes. The products here are ” Preservative free, Chemical free & Alcohol free”. 

The Grub Story : While my foible lies in seeing, something savoury come straight out of a warm oven, I really don’t mind anything that has blushed itself with sweetness as well. (Pssst… I love it)


Here’s a sneak peek, into my hamper : 


  • Focaccia Bread : A delectable savoury offering, which was light as air with the combination of rock salt, fried onions & brown sugar. A must have for your midnight cravings. 
  • Ginger Almond Cookies : The subtle punch of ginger is prevalent all across, due to the addition of Ginger powder & chopped ginger, in the cookies. The roasted almonds, give more body to the flavour.


  • Brownies : I had received two kinds of brownies. One was the Chocolate Gooey Brownie and the other was the Salted Caramel Brownie. The Chocolate Brownie had the depth of dark chocolate with roasted walnuts. But, it’s the “Salted Caramel Brownies”, that took my breath away. You’re just expecting a hint of salt in your caramel and then.. *Pow* that salt is strong, but in the most awesome way. Must, Must, Must have 👍🏻


  • Plum Cake : Dried fruit cake, made with red cherries, dates, cashews, figs, raisins and tutti frutti. Another great offering that’s delicious! 


  • Atty’s Signature Pastry : Made out of crunchy Almond base, mixed fruit jam filling, a layer of banana sponge, French cream topped with coffee cream & caramel sauce. My favourite & another must try. 


My hamper also had “Butterscotch pastry, Black Forest Pastry and Almond Praline pastry”. All of which, were immensely enjoyed. 

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Verdict : I’m an official rooter for this place. Though, I live in Frasertown and we do have a bunch of boulangeries & patisseries in the neighbourhood. We have none, who are this affordable and stringent. Atty’s is focused not just at great quality of Grub, but also at affordability. Ranks high on my “VFM” meter as well. 

Highly Recommended!! 

A well deserved 4 star for you, Atty. 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5