We’d been planning to celebrate my birthday since last month, and it was only today that we finally made it. After hours of contemplation on where to eat, we thought we would step out and decide at the spur of the moment. So we drove down to Sakinaka, which is now abuzz with a handful of good eating haunts. There, just a couple of mins ahead of Times Square building, the bright red board of “Kakori House” attracted our attention and we’d made our decision. Kebabs it was!!! They have vallet parking, which made our parking job easier.
The place is small but well managed with closely arranged tables. The ambience hits a 3 out of 5. The “Burrp Popular Award” on one of the walls was attracting our attention. They also have 3 branches in Mumbai.
Service is super-fast, staff is friendly.
We’d ordered for Kakori kebabs, Galauti kebabs, roomali roti, warka paratha, chicken dum biryani, chicken korma and phirni. Food hits a 6 out of 5 here. Kakori kebabs are melt-in-your-mouth. Super!! so much so, we went for seconds. They reminded me of the ones I’d savoured in Falaknuma in Lucknow. Galouti kebabs were yummy but not of the consistency they ought to be. Roomali rotis are made of wheat. Biryani was silky and the aromas of the spices lingering in the mouth. The food was a true Lucknowy affair.
We were basking in the glory of the main course, when the dessert – phirni, was a major turn-off. It was served in a plastic container, something like a take-away. I am a die-hard phirni-fan, so seeing my favourite dessert being insulted like this, put me down. Also it was more of a custard than a phirni. Else, everything was more than pleasing to the taste-buds and the tummy.
I feel, I’ve found Lucknow here in my own Mumbai where I can savour my kebabs anytime I want. Thumbs up to Kakori House!!!
Warm welcome to BitesandPlaces!
My humble little blog has its own story to tell… my story… I’m gregarious being, vagabond at heart and have a monstrous appetite for food. I used to be a Human Resource professional until few years ago. To be among, with and for people was the reason I’d chosen this field.
Being in HR, I could only accomplish the ‘people’ part. I still yearned to be in those places I saw on TV and travel magazines and craved to eat all kinds of food that lulls you into coma. I didn’t want to be just a spectator anymore. I wanted to be in those pictures.
Luck smiled at me and I fell sick with an awful heart, lungs and liver disorder. Family said stay home. Rest.
Rest? Were they crazy? I grabbed this opportunity and quit my job; to pursue my passion – people, places and food.
Being on my own gave me lot of spare time for all the three.
I’m not a professional cook, but I’m mighty passionate about cooking. Although Indian, BitesandPlaces does not restrict itself to just the dishes of my country, which are toothsome beyond doubt. I’ve also tried to put together a bunch of mouth-watering and eye-pleasing recipes scattered from all parts the world. A lot of them are a tribute to my mum’s kitchen, the ones I grew up with. Few of them are a result of my experimentation and few others, borrowed from my generous friends 🙂
I religiously follow Andrew Zimmern’s favorite quote – what looks good to your eyes, EAT IT!! After all food is something that follows no boundaries, isn’t it.
Travel, I believe, is about exploring new places, meeting new people, building new relations, soaking in their culture, gorging on their cuisines, discovering their stories and of course, capturing all of these in my teeny-tiny camera.
After having been there and done that, I was inspired to share my travelogues with you, encourage you to travel and in some way find a bit of your happiness through me.
Thus BitesandPlaces was born!
Life’s a journey and people, places and food are all a part of it. So, come along with me and eat your way through this journey called Life…
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