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Mini Post – Random Food Pics

9:30:00 am

I don’t think this qualifies as an ‘official post’. I just wanted to share some pics of the food I’ve had on some of my recent travels J.

First up, is the Traditional French Chicken Soup from M Grill at Focus Mall, Kozhikode. It. Is. Heavenly. Honestly, you reach a level of bliss on having it. Mind you, it’ll fill you up physically and metaphorically, so you’re not going to have much space to eat anything else. Which is a pity, because their Alleppey Chicken Curry is also to die for.




This pic is of the Chicken Pasta and Sweet Corn Chowder that I ordered from Au Bon Pain at Mantri Square Mall, Bangalore. To be honest, I had heard a lot about this place and had great expectations, but felt a bit let down. First of all, they charged us for a coffee we never ordered and then didn’t serve us the fried egg that we actually ordered. The rest of it wasn’t really impressive, though the garlic bread wasn’t half bad.


Fruit Freeze at Taco Bell, Mantri Square Mall, Bangalore. This was super yum and super refreshing, especially during the hot day that we visited there. A slight synthetic tang exists, but not enough to spoil the slushie experience. Definitely recommended.


Next is tea at Costa Coffee at Phoenix Market City, Bangalore. Again, not really impressive, though Cub’s Cold Coffee was better. Somehow, I prefer the stuff at good ol’ Café Coffee Day.


We had lunch at Square Ruth from the Food Court at Phoenix Market City, Bangalore. Cub had a double Cheeseburger which wouldn’t fit into his tiny mouth, so I had to remove one of the burgers. It was okay – the burger was juicy, the bread was soft, but I found the cheese a tad salty for my taste.


I ordered a Spaghetti with Meatballs from Square Ruth as well, which looked a bit messy. The sauce was too tangy – there were too many tomatoes in it!! The garlic bread was quite good – nice and crusty on the outside, soft and fluffy inside, with a perfectly herbed garlic butter on it.


Now for some of my recent cooking shenanigans. I tried out homemade Oreo ice cream with this recipeIt actually tasted good, but wasn’t as soft as store bought ice cream. I think I’m doing something wrong with the whisking technique.


Homemade wholewheat pizza has become a mainstay at our dinners nowadays. It really is so easy; make two pizzas at once, and freeze/refrigerate one for later. I especially love this version I made with paneer and mushrooms.



Since we’re talking about food pics, have you guys checked out my Pinterest boards – I’ve got lots of foodie stuff going on there!! What’s more, you might even find yourself pinned!

So there ends my little foodie post. Have you guys been to any of the places I’ve mentioned? How did you find the food there?

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17 comments

  1. The soup looks delicious but the pizza looks great :) Great job Fab on the ice cream and pizza...please share the recipe sometime...

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    1. Thank you, Ramya!! The pizza base is the same as my wholewheat pizza base shared on the blog earlier. I need to perfect the ice cream, and then I'll be sure to post the recipe!!

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  2. That soup makes my mouth Water! Looks divine... and I can smell it here, I honesly can "imagine" the smell LOL! Now I WANT to know that whole wheat pizza recipe :)
    -Veens

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    1. Thank you!!! That soup did smell divine!! I'll try to put up the recipe soon - though the base and sauce are the same as the one here: http://shocksandshoes.blogspot.in/2012/07/recipe-for-week-multigrain-pizza.html.

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    2. Thanks for the link, going to check it out :)

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  3. The soup just looks yum and the pizza is mouthwatering too!! I totally agree with you from Barista, Costa to Starbucks somehow the only coffee that I really end up liking is from the good old Cafe Coffee Day. And I know a lot of people who prefer it too over the luxury coffee chains. Is it our Indian taste buds?

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    1. It most probably is, Swapna. Filter coffee and nescafe have influenced us to a great measure :-). Anything else is to bitter for us. I see all those people on foreign TV Shows drinking jet black coffee, and I go, "How????"

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  4. well, I love costa coffee, better than CCD any day for me :)

    http://www.myunfinishedlife.com

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    1. To each her own, I guess!! I disliked CCD coffee initially, but it sort of grew on me :-)

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  5. ah!i am hungry now!thanks a lot!

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  6. Aaah...that chicken soup seems interesting! This is something which definitely qualifies for an official post! :)
    Love,

    Bong's Belleza

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    1. Thank you, Ayantika!! I'm on the lookout for the recipe :-)

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  7. That onion soup was to die for! It made me drool and I am talking middle-of-the-night-early-morning types here! What is your recipe for whole wheat pizza base?

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    1. I know, I really want to try it out at home!! For the whole wheat pizza base, I use this recipe: http://shocksandshoes.blogspot.in/2012/07/recipe-for-week-multigrain-pizza.html. I substitute the multigrain flour with plain atta :-)

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