World's best food blogs

Here is a yummy list of "50 of the world's best food blogs" from around the world compiled by The Times. This will for sure keep you busy for a few days. It’s amazing to discover what all people do and share over the net. Some of them are professional; most blogs are by amateurs who love food. You can learn about some strange food habits and traditions. A few are not strictly food blogs they wander into travel, humour, daily life but the predominant theme is food
So enjoy browsing and get inspired….The list 
cheers

Hut is okay... but...

Search for the perfect Biryani’ has been a project close to my heart for a long time. Biryani has got a lot going into it. To achieve the right blend is not an easy task… hitting the right note every time you make it is bloody tough…


To get it right once is not very tough, but consistency is the key. And to top it Biryani can be made in hundreds of ways. From ingredients to cooking method can differ. But the basic idea is to get the perfect balance of spices, the right amount of meat, flavour and aroma… to infuse the flavour of the meat into the rice with just the right amount of spices is no mean task.
There are a few restaurant is town which makes very good Biryani. And some makes excellent Biryani on Fridays, especially the smaller eateries.

So almost every Friday, it has become a ritual for me to go out and search for that elusive one --- the perfect Biryani…


So when I heard of this Biryani Hut, which opened shop in Wakrah, I was very excited. An exclusive joint for Biryani has to be good… So last Friday I drove all the way to Wakrah to pick up our Friday staple...

The menu looks impressive… there are a few starters, soups and curries… but the main attraction is the three different kinds of Biryanis… Hyderabadi, Mughalai and Lucknowi... I opted for the Lucknowi mutton and chicken.

The restaurant looks neat and appealing… the staff was very friendly and they have a seating area on first floor… saw a few families trooping in….

Now coming to the point the food was average… Chicken Biryani was above average and mutton just average… the mutton pieces should be processed a little more carefully for me… there was too much fat left on them… now am not sure if that’s the way they make it in Lucknow, but not for me… It’s a put-off to chew on the mutton fat…

And the price… took me by surprise -- QR32 for chicken and QR34 for mutton… definitely on the higher side, unless it’s like an evening dinner out with family…

So as a take out experience… I expected more value for money for 32 bucks… They do give raitha, some gravy and some fried small papad kind of things along with it…

But overall I will give it an average rating… but I definitely like to try the Hyderabadi and Mughlai ones before giving the final verdict… and second time can be better… Anyway since it’s a new joint we shld wait and watch…

And to wash down the spices chilled Kingfisher beer is very good… you can take my word on it… (sorry folks you wont get it there... works only if its a take out)

More on other Biriyani joints in later post…


Meanwhile here is a recipe for Lucknowi Chicken Biriyani, enjoyyyyy

Till then cheers

A long drive in search of biriyani...

A new joint Biriyani Hut has come up in Wakrah... and i drove alll the way on a Friday afternoon just for the biriyani...
here is the teaser...


more on the biriyani in the next post...till then

Excuse me!!! There is a worm in my drink….


I’ve heard about drinks with worms inside the bottle...... 
But never got a chance to taste any ... so when a friend said a Mexican drink Mezcal is available in the local market... i decided to get one the next time i go booze shopping... 
But the chance to taste came much before as the same friend invited me over for a tasting session. 
When he bought the bottle, he didn't realise there is a worm inside. He thought its normal tequila. After having a few drinks he realised there is something lying at the bottom of the bottle. This made him read the label and he was shocked to find out it’s a fried worm. Once he realised the same, he just couldn't stomach the drink anymore... so the resident boozer and foodie (me) was called in to finish the bottle... was I thrilled or what...    
The drink tastes very similar to tequila. And you drink it straight like tequila. Nothing exceptional or extraordinary… the usual…. But the worm adds the special effect and becomes the topic of conversation….  
But the taste is not something which will make me buy the bottle... but the worm will... just for the "something different" feel. Will be good in a party…
After some googling I found out that this is made from the same agave plant like tquila, but the production technique is different...
Read more in Wiki or here.
The worm is a recent addition, not part fo the tradition, just a cheeky marketing idea hit upon by some clever trader in Mexico or US to make their Mezcal unique and looks like they have succeeded...  
Didn’t get a chance to taste the worm as I couldn’t finish off the bottle... as I had an early morning errand the next day… More than half a bottle of tequila on a week day is not advisable especially when one has got an early morning wake up call...
So I left it for the next time... am sure it will taste good... anything which is pickled in alcohol for months has to taste good ;-) 

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