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February 2016

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Onesta at Indiranagar – Rooftop Cafe.

Onesta is now at Indiranagar with a brand new idea of rooftop. It is well-known for gourmet pizzas and a wide range of desserts. With the people who love food, we were here to try their new menu 🙂

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For beverages, we had Green Apple Cooler which is made of sprite, has a hint of green apple and lime. Fresh Lime Basil Fizz was definitely a twist. Lime fizz filled with Basil leaves which makes it a good start.Orange Mint Cooler and Banana Smoothie are the two other cool beverages we had.

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For quick bites, we tried Bruschettas namely Tomato Aioli – Tomato Salsa mixed with herbs and served on the freshly made garlic bread, Sun Dried Tomato – Slices of sun dried Tomato topped with mozzarella cheese, Roasted Broccoli & Cheese -Perfectly roasted broccoli topped off with melting cheese. Finger chips and potato wedges with mayonnaise & herbs packed the quick bites.

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For starters we had Fish Fingers – batter fried and served with tartar sauce. Fried to perfect golden brown, crunchy yet tender makes it a special dish to try. Crispy Fish with tropical salsa was similar to fish fingers. Chicken Tenders with Sweet Chilli Sauce and Crispy Chicken with BBQ Sauce were the highlights in the starters. They packed great flavours and kept the texture soft and tender. All the sauces are prepared in-house and they compliment the dish. Great starters mean there Chicken Tenders with Sweet Chilli Sauce and Crispy Chicken with BBQ Sauce were the highlights. They packed great flavours and kept the texture soft and tender. All the sauces are prepared in-house which complement the dishes.

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For the main course, we had lamb lasagne and pizzas which included – Wasabi Mayo Chicken, Chicken Pineapple with Jalapeño, Prawn pesto, Bullseye egg pizza, 3 cheese with mushrooms, cheese stuffed crust Margherita, sweet corn-pineapple & cheese pizza.

Lamb Lasagne looks catchy. The lamb sausage is rolled into crust and placed in three layers with a lot of cheese in it.They serve it with salad, garlic bread and garnish with herbs.

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Veg pizzas – the soft crust, fresh ingredients, pineapple bits, colourful paprika, special toppings with a touch of cheese and ketchup was a feast to our taste buds.

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Non-veg pizzas – Tender chicken chunks, mushroom marinated in mayo, bits of wasabi and few other ingredients makes the tasty pizzas here. Prawn Pesto was simplest of all, thin crust pizza topped with prawns but Italian pesto sauce was overpowering. Chicken Pineapple was one of the best among all, pieces of tender chicken and pineapple blend well. We loved it!

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We tried scrumptious desserts namely, Tiramisu, Caramel Walnut Tart, Chilly Chocolate Tart, Lemon Mousse, Honey Walnut Parfait, Cappuccino mousse, chocolate mousse and few others. Tarts and mousse were really finger licking good. Don’t forget to try them.

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Three cheers for the entire team working here. Staff are friendly and humble in approach.

The concept of rooftop itself is just amazing. Semi-open space filled with lush green hanging pots, tiny pink flowers, wooden furniture and bright lights, with the flow of cool breeze makes it a perfect place to enjoy your platter 🙂

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Address – 501, C.M.H Road, Indiranagar, Bengaluru.
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Onesta Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Paradise opens at New BEL Road – 18th FBAB Meetup

Whenever we think of food, ‘biriyani’ is what we think of and the next thing is, which is the best place to try Biryanis? This is where Paradise comes into the picture.

Paradise serves one of the best biryani’s in the world. Paradise is the go-to place for Biryani in Hyderabad and they are trying to set the same trend here in Bengaluru. The place is highly appreciated by many celebrities which adds a feather to its pride.

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The chain which was limited to the North and East Bangalore has now recently opened up a new outlet in New BEL Road and we were invited to try their dishes as a part of 18th FBAB Meetup on the second working day.

The menu seemed like it was never going to end. So, we decided to try a little of each dish. Started off with Paneer Haryali Tikka, soft cubes of paneer which were perfectly marinated and cooked. It had a smooth texture and the chutney tasted great.

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Subz Aur Moongphalli Seekh is one of those dishes that pack a surprise. It’s made up of finely chopped vegetables and topped with roasted peanuts.

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Then came the Veg Platter which consisted of Paneer 65 & Paneer Tikka, along with Paneer Haryali Tikka & Subz Aur Moongphalli Seekh. Paneer 65 resembles Chicken 65 in terms of taste. Chunks of paneer tossed in spices, couple of chilis and topped with curry leaves. Paneer Tikka, paneer marinated in yoghurt, spices and grilled on tandoor. It has the right amount of spices.

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Veg Manchurian, fried vegetables in dumpling shape cooked with Manchurian sauce to give it a perfect blend of spices and the garnishing makes it eye-catching.

Apollo Fish was one of the best fish recipes I had. Boneless fish cooked in sauce, green chillies & curry leaves. It is crisped enough to give a crunchy texture, a great starter.

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Chilli Prawns was one of the highlights, fresh and tender prawns marinated in mixture of spices, deep fried & oil reduced & well garnished.

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Chilli Chicken, small chunks are deep-fried first and then cooked in tangy chilli sauce which gives it good flavours. Fried chicken with a twist.

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Mutton Seekh Kebab, minced lamb meat mixed with mild spices and cooked on a skewer. Meat is tender and just melts in your mouth.

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Veg Biryani, special flavours of spices blend with veggies and basmati rice. Tastes good with raitha.

Special Chicken Biryani, pieces of chicken & basmati rice cooked in many levels with saffron and few spices which makes it a great biryani. It’s massive proportion, easily serves a group of 6-8 members.

Special Mutton Biryani, mixture of rice & lamb meat cooked with saffron, herbs and spices for a long duration to infuse the flavours into each bit of the biryani. Both of the biryanis are served with Mirchi ka Salan and Raita which makes them even more delicious.

Double-ka-meetha is a hyderabadi dessert made of special bread that’s prepared by them. Soaked and served in milk with hint of caradamom. Qubani-ka-meetha, is again a hyderabadi dessert made of apricots served in sweet syrup.

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Gajar Halwa & Gulab Jamun, all time favorite dessert of us. It was good and one jamun could leave you filled.

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The area is pretty huge compared to other outlets, serving in ground level and first level which can take upto an approx of 300 people at once and a dedicated take-away counter. The walls are painted white, decored with photos of celebrities & dishes-in-progress.

Happy about their hospitality and service. Staff are friendly in approach. The whole place is maintained well 🙂

Address – Vacuum House 1, Chikkamaranahalli, New BEL Road, Bengaluru.

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

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Five Star Chicken – 19th FBAB Meetup!

Five Star Chicken is one of those food chains that started as a small outlet and have spread to many countries. We got to their new outlet as a part of 19th FBAB Meetup.

Five Star Chicken name usually gives out a vibe that it’s a chicken-only place, but only when you visit you’ll know they have a lot to offer in veg too! To overcome this misconception, they have named their new outlet as Five Star Cafe.

The first outlet was in Thailand which opened up during the mid-1985. Since then, they’ve served great quality chicken in more than 7000 stores worldwide! They’ve expanded to 9 countries and their key to success is providing great taste at an affordable price while maintaining quality. The company has its own state of the art infrastructure for storage – distribution – exercise complete control over the quality and thus, they are able to optimize the cost and pass on better value to the customer.

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Moving onto the food, they have a long list of quick eats. We started with Thai Crispy Chicken and Crunchy Masala in huge buckets! Thai Crispy, a couple of tender chicken pieces marinated in Thai Mixture of masalas. Crunchy Chicken is all different from Thai Crispy starting from the color to taste, the coating is crispy and goes well with chicken.

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Chicken Popcorn is one of my favorite. Small chunks of chicken, dipped in flour mixture and fried in oil. Good eat that goes well with most of the drinks!

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Veg Cheese Corn Nuggets – Nuggets itself is a good start, but Five Star Chicken has gone ahead to fill it with Cheese and Corn making it a soft melting treat to the taste buds!

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Peri-Peri Fries sounds similar as the McD’s but entirely different. The spices pack great flavors which leave you wanting more.

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Hungry Bird Burger – Boneless Chicken patty placed between secret sauce and lettuce. Have one of these and you’ll almost be filled.

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Veg Roll – Dices of veg crunchies & vegetables filled inside a flat bread with tangy sauce.

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Parathas, well what can I say? These were one of the best aloo parathas that we’ve ever tasted. The aloo filling is consistent throughout & is served with mixed vegetable pickle but goes well just like that.

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Veg Biryani – The moment when you taste biryani, you’ll realize it has an amazing combination of spices and vegetables. The corn and green peas are a great combo. A must try 🙂

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Chicken Biryani, a simple dish cooked with basmati rice, light masalas and few pieces of chicken. A great main course dish.

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The place is well maintained. Interior and exterior seating arrangements are made. The service is pretty quick and staff are on their toes when a customer enters.
Recommended 🙂

Address – CPF Towers, Adjacent to Byblos, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar, Bengaluru.
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Five Star Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato