Sunday Brunch and it flopped #dhabha #foodfad
Yes, my idea of having a Brunch today flopped big time. A new restaurant has opened in our area (and calls itself a dhabha which it is not) with a lot of bling outside. I had been looking for a chance to go in and have some food to find out how good they are. Unfortunately though, the main ingredient itself flopped. Ambiance was nice, and looked premium. I eat vegetarian, so that kind of limits my choices of food. And for all you know, this restaurant may be serving excellent non-vegetarian food.
I am talking about Aangan, the shiney new restaurant that is opened on the Kalyan-Shil highway near the toll plaza. Took both my wife and the toddler there today for a Sunday brunch, and came back unimpressed. The quality of the food was okay, but not as good, not very good, not great, not fantastic, not awesome! I mean, you can eat it and earn yourself a PHD in expressions. To top it all, I saw flies all over and had a tough time keeping them away from the food we were eating.
We scanned through the menu and everything there was quintessentially Indian. Of course, they call themselves a dhabha and hence the menu. It is a trend these days. Tell a youth about having food at a dhaba and they sure are excited. This excitement though is shortlived – there is nothing like dhaba. It is a proper diner set up, which is really nice. We had ordered Dal Khichdi, just tasted like Steam rice and Dal Tadka that I mixed on my table – that is not how it is supposed to taste like. Buttermilk too, a basic drink, tasted wired. Sweet+Salt lime soda that I ordered was not stirred enough, and ended up wasting about a quarter of it after it tuned completely saline. Manchaow soup was edible enough.
Keep reminded that flies are a problem when you are out there sitting inside (non-AC) too. I did not see staff appear concerned how much I was trying to keep them away from the table. Though they appeared to be friendly and did not find anything else wrong with them.
I was in no mood to click any snaps of the place, was sure enough that I would not have needed any, until this post. 🙁
The overall set up is really nice though, and it does appear to be premium. However, I missed the food and that pissed me / us off today. As I said earlier, it may well have to do with the “Vegetarian” dishes we ordered. I made it up though by taking my wife to our favorite restaurant today for dinner.