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October 2015

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The Heat – Mexican Cafe & Grill

Mexican food is what we wanted to taste and chose “The Heat” as our destination for it. Got to know this place serves authentic Mexican food and yes, it does! Entering through, a small stairway leads to the restaurant. It has two levels, the lower level is air conditioned and the upper level is semi-open type with natural ventilation & lighting.
We chose to sit in the upper level and we were given the menu

We started with Nacho fries (it’s crispy potato fries blend with melted cheese, black olives, lettuce, jalapeños, Green onions, sour cream, pico de gallo and served with salsa) and Pineapple Virgin Mojito for appetizers.

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Continued with Fajita Cottage cheese enchilada (which is kind of a wrap stuffed with Fajita pepper and onions,  grilled cottage cheese and other sauces,  served with Mexican bean curry and rice) 😛 and wrapped up the course with warm Chocolate Pudding (warm chocolate pudding with plenty of raisins and chocolate sauce with vanilla ice cream )  and Chilli Brownie Sizzler (chocolate walnut brownie with chilli spikes on a Sizzler with hot chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream) . Each recipe tastes yummy! Enjoyed the whole course 🙂

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Must Try – Enchiladas and desserts.

Downsides – No place for parking. People against smoking can’t sit in the upper level (which is really amazing to enjoy the food) as it’s not smoke-free zone.

The whole ambiance is set so perfect to enjoy Mexican food. It also has a small library. The walls are designed with crazy doodles. The staff are friendly and humble in approach. Kudos for the service! Will surely be back to try more.

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Recommended 🙂

Address – #206, 2nd Floor, Dollars Colony, New BEL Road, Bengaluru

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Absolute Barbecue – 8th FBAB Meetup!

Our first visit to Absolute Barbecue, and this was as invitees for the 8th FBAB Meetup. We had heard a lot of good things about the outlet in Marathalli. So with same hopes we visited this outlet with many great foodie friends. Nevertheless, it reached our expectations and yes, we were happy with their service. This restaurant offers nothing more than a solid buffet. This place is like none other, offering an unlimited buffet on restaurant-wide dishes, no restrictions at all.

For veg starters, we had Vietnamese Grill, Mediterranean Mushroom and Paneer Rawal Pindi on the Live Grill. Veg Soup, American Cheesy Potato and Caramelized Pineapple were served separately.

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For non-veg starters, we were served Chilli Garlic Fish, Schezwan Prawns and Caribean Jerk Chicken on the Live Grill. Chicken Soup, Mutton Seekh Kabab, Rabbit, Duck, Quail and Shark separately.

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On the veg main course list, they offered veg Dum Biryani, Corn Cheese Kofta, Achari Aloo, Bendi Fry, Dal Makani, Thai curry and few more options of curries with Plain Rice. Each recipe had a unique taste. We enjoyed the main course food. Except for the veg soup, everything else was pretty good in terms of taste.

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On the non-veg main course list, they offered Chicken Biryani, Srilankan Shrimp Curry and a Fish Curry. Buns and Rotis were served common to both, along with the above-mentioned dishes. The Srilankan Shrimp Curry was simply amazing, and it went great with rice and biryani. The soup, however, had too much of garlic.

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The desserts were one of the best which offered a lot of choices. We tried Phirnee, Paan Icecream, Pineapple Delight, Coconut Flan Celebration Pastry and Angoor Jamun.

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The ambiance is one of the best. Live-Grill on each table is a great way to keep foodie excited. There’s live music at all times and the singer is amazing! They use plates with green/black colored stem to differentiate between veg/non-veg to avoid confusion. They refill the grill constantly and you won’t feel empty at any moment. The place gets crowded easily, so it’s recommended to have a reservation. The staff and management are friendly. If you use Google Maps, it shows directions to the back entrance of the building and it’s located on the 2nd floor. Thanks for the invite, Chef BB and Naveen Suresh 🙂

Few more pictures!

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Kudos to the staff and management for their love and service.

Address – CPR towers, 100 Ft Road, 1st Phase, 2nd Stage, Near Jayadeva Flyover, BTM, Bengaluru.

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The Egg Factory

Love Egg Delicacies and can’t find a good place? Fret not, as an outlet of The Egg Factory has been opened in New Bel Road, right opposite to Truffles. This is the place just made for eggetarians says “The Egg Factory”.

So for starters, we ordered ‘Kejriwal’  just because of the name 😛 which is a bread toast with a half-boiled egg placed on it and topped off with Onion, Tomato, Green Chilli’s, Coriander leaves and very few spices giving a mild taste.

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Burma Toast is kind of a sandwich of egg top casing and toast with few veg fillings and chili sauce. It was in contrast to Kejriwal toast in taste being very spicy.

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Bull’s Eye is a simple sunny-side-up egg topped with traces of  pepper powder, served with 2 slices of toasted bread and butter.

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Hot Chocolate is a decent drink, fluid in consistency and not much of chocolate.

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For the main course, we ordered Frittata A’la Mexicana, 3 egg omelette filled with Mexican beans, salsa sauce and cheddar. We apparently forgot to a take picture of this amazing dish! and continued with Scrambled eggs with toast, because we wanted to try!

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For desserts, we ordered Choco Sin. It’s just a chocolate mousse with chocolate brownie in the base and topped with cream.

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And for smoothies we ordered Chlorophyll Fix which consisted of Basil, Mint and few other natural ingredients and Blend it Like Hawaii which is a mixture of tropical fruits!

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While each dish had a unique taste, Chlorophyll Fix and Blend it like Hawaii had a different tale which finally changed the entire view of the place. We felt the Chlorophyll Fix was not properly done in terms of ingredients added while it’s aroma was like taking a stroll through a rainy forest. The Blend it like Hawaii, couldn’t taste any distinct fruits and it tasted more like normal pulpy mango drink.

Must Try – Toasts and Frittata A’la Mexicana.

Downsides – Some of the smoothies need a work around and needs improvement. And it’s also difficult to find a parking space as it attracts lot of crowd easily.

Few more amazing pictures!

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The whole set up is wonderful when it comes to the staff and the ambiance. Pleasing ambiance with indoor and outdoor wooden seatings and the natural light added up to the beauty of the place, and to make it more interesting the menu is printed in Kannada and English which is rarity nowadays 🙂 We would surely be back for more Eggxotic memories down the lane! 🙂

Address – #67 Ground Floor, Opposite to Truffles, 80 Feet Road, New BEL Road, Bengaluru.

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Truffles

One of the best place to eat when you’re low on cash. We have been here a couple of times and it amazes me every time! And this time was no different. Being situated on 80 Feet road with many restaurants around, it pulls the most crowd, and not to forget the waiting time for a table. This time we couldn’t find a table upstairs, so settled down in the lower floor,went in and ordered.

Corn ‘he’ Kaun for starters – It is skewered baby corn marinated in BBQ sauce and crumb fried. It is served with Salsa Mustard Mayo dip.

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Veg Lasagne for the main course – A pasta kinda off a dish with baked vegetables with melted cheese topping it. It is served hot in a ceramic plate to keep the cheese from getting cold.

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and finished it off with Red Velvet Sludge for desserts – A sundae with scoops of vanilla ice cream, red velvet cake swirled  together with cream and based with choco-chips.

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Must Try – Burgers and Sludge.

Downside – The place gets filled even on weekdays, making it tough to get a table as there are no reservations available.

Each one of the dishes has an own tale to tell in terms of taste, flavours and the way they are served. The ambiance is well maintained and staff are friendly in approach. The service time depends on the dish you order and the crowd. I would surely be back to try other Sludge 🙂

Address – #84, 80 Feet Road, RMV 2nd Stage, New BEL Road, Bengaluru.

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