Monday, 20 July 2009
RMZ Eco Space
Outer Ring Road, Bellandur
It's really been a long time I've updated my blog. Perhaps I've been trying to avoid writing about the things I've ate in Bangalore. But, for real, I've been too busy with work since I got back.
The first restaurant I visited in India was one that was in the food court across from my office. Many of my native coworkers said I could go with Western's favorite restaurant, McDonald's, but I just had to buck that prejudice so I went with Indian food. Pathankot is the only fast food Indian restaurant serving meat in this food court so I went with it.
It actually resembles a Chinese fast food restaurant where not all the available items are listed on the billboard but are featured in a very dirty menu made up of plastic bagged pieces of paper.
If you order early in the day, some dishes are freshly prepared. But that's a rarity during the busy lunch time. Sometimes they use gloves but in the kitchen they do not.
Chicken Tikka Masala with a butter Naan
The butter Naan wasn't special. It tasted like something I could find in a restaurant in Toronto. It is more fresh than what you'd get from a grocery store, however. The Tikka Masala was totally different than what I've had in the past. The sauce was fairly flavorless. The chicken is whole white chunks.
This one you have to watch out for the small pieces of chicken bones. It's not the creamy butter chicken that I'm used to at restaurants in North America, like Bombay Bhel, or the ones from the grocery store. But this was my favorite dish as it has a nice spicy kick and a good amount of sweetness.
This restaurant doesn't have a tandoori oven so their chicken tikka isn't amazing. It was really dry. I'm not really into the mint sauce. Something you can easily skip over.
This was one of the few Indian restaurants on my trip that didn't upset my stomach. So I'd rate it high on my trip but relative to the other restaurants I've been to this is not a good restaurant. I only eat here because I usually have McDonald's for dinner (my next blog featuring some India-only specials), I was warned against the Chinese-Indian fusion resturant beside this, wanted meat (avoided the South-Indian foods), and maybe I'm just picky.
Eric Tummy Points: 2.5 out of 5