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Sunday Brunch at The Whitefield Arms, VR Bengaluru.

Sunday Brunch with Techies at The Whitefield Arms!

Whitefield reminds us about more traffic, chaos and tech parks, but it is the new ground for restaurant/pub alike with a new one every now and then! Our favorites being Beer Club and The Irish House, in this post we’ll be looking at our new favorite The Whitefield Arms. TWA is a part of Waverly Hotel & Residences Group, a modern English style pub in VR Bengaluru.
Menu @ TWA

The name TWA has a short story to be shared! It was the name of one of the Bungalows’ Britishers lived in. It’s built in the colonial style of architecture and has got a catchy ambiance! The chessboard flooring, a long bar with high stools, laid back sofa booths and rustic wooden benches outside gives a different vibe altogether! We were 6 of us and decided for an outdoor seating. It was a cool Sunday afternoon with drizzles outside, good light for pictures to be captured and we tucked into a wooden bench while listening to the Chef’s talks.
OS @ TWA

Also, they had a mango festival called ”Mango Melange” which included a special mango infused menu. So ordered Mango Margarita, the classic margarita with mango, little spices to balance out the flavors, and liquid nitrogen to create a dramatic background! After the photo session, we enjoyed our drink.
Mango Margarita @ TWA

Mulligatwany Soup and TWA chips with Dal Makhani. Mulligatwany Soup tasted much like the pepper soup from Madras, but much thicker and lot tastier! TWA Chips was the best slider for beer. Crunchy fries topped with dal makhani, cheese and chopped onions.
Soup @ TWA
Chip with DM @ TWA

Non-Veg Platter was the one *just made for me* types.  An assorted collection of shrimp, chicken, lamb and fish kababs in different marinations. My favorite was the chicken preparation, also known as Barrack’s Special. Ruskin Mutton was a spicy sheekh kabab served with hung curd and mint chutney. These left a tickling sensation in my tongue!
Non-Veg Platter @ TWA
Ruskin Mutton @ TWA

Goat cheese and Caramelized Orion Tartlets was a delight to eat. Crispy caramelized onions, goat cheese, and the savory tarts altogether were a pack of happiness to munch on!  Next up was on the healthier side, Warm goat cheese with asparagus and fresh mango vinaigrette- A soft base topped with sprouts and mango salsa, stuffed with goat cheese, fresh mango vinaigrette, and asparagus dressing, was all that it took to make us go for another round!
Warm Goat Cheese @ TWA

*Crunch, Crunch* Yeah! We were crunching on the spicy taco filled with falafel and mango sprouts salad. The blending of soft falafel and the taco with mango was perfect!
Taco @ TWA

And it was time for some veggie main course – Spinach Cheese and Potato Dumplings in Saffron rice – Crispy fried dumplings stuffed with potato and spinach, dipped and served in rich tomato puree with some saffron rice left us with happy faces.
Spinach Cheese Dumplings @ TWA

Roast Lamb Shoulder was my favorite for 3 reasons – taste, presentation, and lightness. Slow cooked with saffron and spices, placed on top of saffron rice and served with mint yogurt. The lamb was cooked to perfection and the mint yogurt accompanied the dish brilliantly!
Roast Lamb Shoulder @ TWA

Wrapped up the day with some fresh Mango Pannacotta shots. The pannacotta was consistent and the sweetness was on point. Fresh mango added to the taste! Couldn’t stop with one 😛
Mango Panacotta @ TWA

Three cheers to the entire team of TWA and special thanks to the happy helpers who served us 🙂 We had a great experience!

Cost: ₹1500 for two (with alcohol).
Click here to get Directions on Google Map.

The Whitefield Arms Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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#431, Forklore Bistro: Brunch and Conversations!

Forklore, a bistro tucked away on the busy 80ft Road. Bright white and blue walls, lush green herb garden, welcoming staff, few novels, good music, great company, and amazing food is the best way to describe Forklore. A sweet home well transformed into a bistro.

The Bistro is looked up by a young couple, Tripti & Sanjay – A passionate chef and rock band artist, who prove that food and music go hand-in-hand!

We were here with a couple of friends for Sunday Brunch on invite! There’s nothing greater than a conversation with like-minded folks! We spoke for more than 4hours, the food got us stuck to our chairs 😀

Well, we started off with Fruity Booty, in-house Sangria which can get anyone going for a second glass. A non-traditional smooth drink with hints of fruits in each sip! The fruity juice pack flavors while balancing out the wine. And not to forget one of our bloggers replaced her water glass with Sangria! Would you fancy this booty?

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As we indulged in sangria, Egg and Mushroom Pies were served. A puff and crispy base topped with sunny-side-up egg, herbs, and caramelized onions left us to drool. Mushroom Pie was topped with generous amount of spicy mushroom and mayonnaise. Chai loved the Egg pie while the others loved Mushroom pie!

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Salads are something which doesn’t amaze us, but the watermelon and feta salad proved it wrong! A plate full of in-house grown herbs, topped with chunks of watermelon, balsamic vinegar, hints of honey and the sourness from the cream made this salad a great one.

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On the same note, next up was Chicken and Smoked Sausage Salad topped with lettuce, olives, onions and garlic vinaigrette. This again proved me wrong, and makes me wonder how a salad could taste so good!

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Pancakes are something that’s always been just a dessert for us and Forklore has taken it to next level with fillings in it. A sweet and savory dish, stuffed either with Maple Bacon or Carrot-Spring Onion topped with sour cream, leaves you wondering how a dish can be worked on to give a new taste!

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Steak is a common dish but barely prepared right in most of the places. Without much expectations, we tried Chicken Steak (with Lemon Butter Sauce), Lamb steak (with BBQ Sauce and Creamy Mushroom) with mashed potatoes. The chicken was perfectly cooked, went so good with mashed potatoes but Lamb could’ve been a little better.

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Lamb Pizza (with Harrisa Sauce) is when things got cheesier! Thin crust, tangy-spicy sauce, generous cheese topping just melted my heart. This is Nav’s fav pizza from the list he has tried!

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Hawaiian Pizza caught my eyes! The thin crust lavishly topped with melting cheese, colorful bell peppers, olives, a layer of tomato sauce with hints of garlic flavor, baby corn and slices of pineapple.

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Monk in the middle, must try dessert if you love chocolate. Layers of melting dark chocolate with hints of rum flavor. Strawberry Fields Forever was our favorite dessert. A bowl of yogurt filled with fresh strawberries and crunchy bits of walnut added to the taste.

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The waiters were a little off in terms of menu knowledge and nevertheless, the service went on well. Three cheers to Chef Tripti and Mr. Sanjay who is the man behind her 🙂 We enjoyed your playlist, sir. Thank you.

Prices are on a little higher end, but definitely worth the try. Highly recommended 🙂

Click here to get Directions on Google Map.

 

Forklore Bistro Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Meal Diaries – 20th FBAB Meetup!

Bengaluru is known for being a platform for start-ups to shine. As technology improves, even other aspects need to improve and thus opening unlimited opportunities. In the brink of food delivery problems, Meal Diaries has started it’s operations. It’s a new startup from 3 close friends who are working hard to provide Indian & Continental food while being light on the pockets. They’ve a daily changing menu and deliver in the time slots prefered by us. We were invited to try their dishes as a part of FBAB meetup and here’s our take on it.

Salads weren’t our go-to dish, but this changed our take on them. They served us three varieties of salads, Asian Green Salad with Lemon Coriander Dressing, Yasai Salad with Spicy Mayo Dressing and Vietnamese Salad with Sweet & Sour Dressing. For the first time, we liked salads. Exotic greens, fresh crunchy vegetables, soft chicken, mayo, lemon coriander and flavours made the whole eat a great joy! Asian Green & Vietnamese Salads are available with chicken too.

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We were served three quick bites, out of which Pita Pockets were one of our favourites. The pockets are soft, the mixture (Corn Fritter/Chilly Chicken) was perfect and dressing makes it a great start.

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Wheat Wrap, a definite filler. A wrap stuffed with Veg Asian/Chocker Tikka leaves you wanting for more.
Just when we thought the quick bites were done, we were served with Burgers.

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Chicken Schezwan Burger was one of the best that we have tried to date. Soft & juicy chicken patty, layers of vegetable and cheese left me with happiness. All the quick bites were served with Chilli Sauce or Spicy Mayo, Fried potatoes or Potato Wedges.

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Main Meals had a lot to offer without compromising on taste. It is divided into two sections, Homely Indian (Indian dishes) and Exotic Global (continental dishes). Bhindi Masala with Pakodi Kadhi Meal is a complete package both in terms of the taste and the items served, which contained Dry Bhindi Masala, Pakodi Kadhi Curry, Paratha, Ghee Rice, Raita and Green Garm Salad.

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Gobhi Paratha with Chola Meal & Onion Cheese Chilly Paratha with Black Dal Meal where the parathas are flavoured and served with special gravies.

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After a long list of Indian meals, we moved on to the Exotic Global. We started on a high note, Sri Lankan Fish Curry with Steamed Rice which packed a lot of flavours and fried fish chips accompanied the curry perfectly.

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Veggie Laksa Meal was a huge burst with flavours, and visually has a great set of colours. Slices of lemon, coriander, nacho chips and curry leaves are a great extension to the dish.

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Tian Vegetables with Saffron Rice, a simple dish with a variety of vegetables cooked with large amounts of cheese and spices which go hand in hand with rice. It is served with cucumber-capsicum salad and fries.

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Mushroom Ravioli in Tomato Concasse, a dish which is usually found only in a decent Italian restaurant and isn’t found in takeaway menus, but Meal Diaries have worked out and are able to get it done. It is best when the dish is warm. It is served with cucumber-capsicum salad, fries and garlic bread.

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No meal is complete without desserts, and here we finished in style with Ras Malai & Gulab Jamun. Ras Malai was perfect, the sweetness and the flavours were on point. Gulab Jamun is undoubtedly famous in Indian meals, and having them was a joy.

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Note:
– This is a delivery only space, so don’t go in search for the outlet!
– You can have the food delivered at the time specified by you.
– You can order food from their Website.

Meal Diaries Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Zzungry

Zzungry is a new ‘delivery only’ startup with a great concept of catering Royal Indian Cuisine. The food which was only served at five-star hotels & palaces is now being delivered to your doorstep at an affordable price. They’ve a main kitchen at HSR layout and a processing outlet in Indiranagar. They’ve experimented with royal dishes from all over the country and is brought under a single menu. The menu changes every week and all prices are inclusive of taxes, so what you see is what you pay!

Tandoori Malai Broccoli – A great dish to start off a royal meal! It is cooked in creamy malai mixed with few spices, and light fried in tandoori. The floret of broccoli is crunchy, packs spices and malai adds a cheesy texture to it.

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Malai Paneer – Fresh paneer cooked with malai, cheese and ground cardamom. To make it tastier, it is topped with partial cheese dipped onion. The softness of paneer is carried by the creaminess of malai and cheese. A must try if you are a paneer lover!

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Makhmali Murg Seekh – Finely chopped chicken mixed with herbs and spices, put on skewers and cooked in tandoor. After it’s cooked, the central space is filled with cheese which just melts once you eat it.

Murg Sholay Kebab – A boneless chicken leg piece marinated in special cream, cooked in tandoor with Indian spices for perfect taste. Chicken is tender, filled with flavours and spicy to eat. The dish is topped with finely chopped coriander that enlightens the aroma.

Lamb Kebab Gorkhar – This dish is similar to Makhmali Murg Seekh, except for it’s made up of lamb and doesn’t have a cheese filling. The dish is said to be originated from Gorkha, a tribe of Nepal. Mince lamb, combined with spices and herbs, cooked in tandoor. The dish goes great with green chutney.

Nachini(Ragi) Bhutta Paratha – You got to try this even if you don’t like ragi. Ragi paratha stuffed with a mixture of potato & corn and cooked to perfect softness. A dish which can be consumed without any gravies but tastes great with all gravies they serve.

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Flavoured Phulka – The ideal accompaniment to any main course is phulka and try it with all gravies for a royal experience. Phulka is of two varieties, combined with the tangy kick of tomato and spinach.

Ajwaini Hing Paratha – The paratha made up of whole wheat flour and a hint of Hing. It is soft & layered and goes well with all gravies they serve.

Dum Murg Nizami – Names just keep getting crazier. This is certainly one of my favs! Chicken leg cooked in spices, onions and cashew. The gravy has a lot of Hyderabadi flavours. It goes great with phulkas.

Murg Burrani – A garlic flavoured chicken leg piece marinated with spices and cooked in tandoor.

Mutton Kolhapuri – Kolhapuri mutton is one of the few mutton dishes that I like. The meat is perfectly cooked with onions, garlic gravy, a few poppy seeds and coconut. This curry fills you up easily and goes well with all bread. It accompanies Shimla Pulao even better!

Veg Sabnam Curry – Cubes of cottage cheese, baby corn, mushrooms and corn cooked in tomato onion gravy which gives it a soft and crunchy texture.

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Kofta E Gulmarg – Stuffed cottage cheese balls mixed with Kashmiri apple and dry fruits dipped in flavorful gravy, which was a delicacy during royals of Kashmir. It gives you a hint of both sweetness and spice.

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Veg Shimla Pulao – Mild flavoured basmati rice cooked with bell peppers and garam masala. It tastes good with Mutton Kolhapuri/Veg Sabnam Curry.

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Chenna Makhana Sangam – The chef’s signature dessert from the Zzungry kitchen. A royal dessert made of Chenna soaked in makhana and puffed lotus seeds which gives a unique flavour.

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Gulab Jamoon Panjgiri – Homemade Gulab Jamoon served in phirnee which is saffron flavoured. A Moghlai dessert unique textures.

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Note:
– This is a delivery only space, so don’t go in search for the outlet!
– They deliver to neighbourhoods of HSR layout, within a radius of 5-6kms.

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