Kids Food Festival at Pahmos

Ever since I started working in Gurgaon, I am constantly looking out for places where I can take my kids and have food too, so that I can have some good time with both of my favorite things – my kids and Food off course. And I reserve my weekend for pampering the lazy me so all this exploration happens during the weekdays.
On my way from office commuting from Gurgaon to Indirapuram, I have good 2+ hours to myself. So was just scrolling zomato where I came across this Food festival event update of Pahmos. And the creative looked exciting enough to plan a visit with the kiddos. As it is when we visited this place last time they did a lot of running around and playing with their tyre sitting which is really cool. So after Paprika & Readers cafe this place has become my another option to go for.

So here we are at Pahmos ‘ Kids Food Festival ‘ to have some good time and explore a menu that’s designed only for kids.

All my kids love here is so much colors and the cool sitting because they can get down easily on their own without having to ask mom to help them get down.

So moving on to food, the menu is quite elaborate with loads of options to pick from unlike other outlets serving only 2-3 options or just happy meals for kids.

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The kids menu has burgers, sandwiches, pizza’s, wraps, soft drinks , smoothies , shakes & off course desserts and there are multiple options in these to choose from. The entire food menu comes in veg & non veg options making it much easier to choose from as per your kids choice. The menu starts from Rs. 99/- goes up-to 199/- across veg & non veg options.

I picked up a Slider Box Burger. As this had a hash brown Patty in the kid burger served with French fries,  lettuce & coleslaw. Priced at Rs. 99/- it’s a good pick.

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So that’s all for kids, now let’s move on to what we had. Well this is my second visit to this place, so I am going to incorporate food that I had in this visit and what I had earlier.

Food from my first visit to Pahmos

Loved the ambience of this place. Sitting is designed keeping bigger family dine out or an outing point for bigger gangs. Red and golden color dominates the interior of this place.

So amoung the vibrant colored Ambience the welcome drink is also pretty colorful. Yes they do serve a welcome drink as you sat down to place your order.

# Thai Green Papaya Salad : I just loved Raw papaya in salads and the dressing of the salads also that enhances the taste,  and this one came with one of my favorite ingredients yes Peanuts. So for me it was the thing to have. Priced at Rs. 189/-

#Hummus Pita : Priced for Rs. 175/- homemade asparagus hummus is served with Pita breads.

# Mexican Taco : A taco with stuffing of  toast Mexican beans and veggies served with a dip. It’s tangy so be careful before ordering it you can’t handle tang. Priced Rs. 189/-

# Streamed Momos : I just loved the presentation of food here it definitely looked more appetizing. So here’s the Veg momos priced at Rs. 129/-.

# Briyani Sizzler :This is  Briyani served over a sizzler with a streak of saute Paneer and veggies. Sufficient for 2 for main course. Priced at Rs.249/-

# Pan seared fish satay sticks : Priced at Rs. 299/- ,minced  Fish Satay sticks are served with a  creamy butter lemon dip and veggies.

So overall liked the food ordered and even the pricing it’s value for money. Order is going to take time so keep patience or order at once to save on time.

From my Visit 2

# Watermelon Feta cheese salad : This is my all time favorite salad since I just love watermelons. This one is loaded with walnuts making it great on taste and health. that’s what salad should be right!

#Baked stuffed potato : Half cut potatoes stuffed and served in four peices with a dips is a good pick for Potato and cheese lovers. Priced for Rs. 199/-

# Indian papri chat taco:  yes you read it right,  our very own street food is done into a taco with papadi chaat filling. It’s tangy & crispy serving 4 of such mini taco.just a good snack to have as starters. price Rs. 189/-

# Pahmos Special Burger :

This is a burger with double Patty with home made sauces. Let me put a disclaimer here don’t order it if you can’t handle it. Rs. 249/-

# Brown base dimsums & Streamed dimsums :  brown base dimsums are normal dimsums only difference is after stream they are further heated in a pan to turn the base brown. Price Rs. 149/-

Well you must be wondering I visited this place twice and didn’t had a dessert,  so the reason is that we love the Pan shop at the ground floor therefore yet to explore the desserts at Pahmos.

Overall a good place to hang around and have fusion food. Great place for families, but do take care of time so if you in a hurry then go to a fast food joint. But if you want to spend time over good food then head to Pahmos without a thought.

Address
First Floor, Indirapuram Habitat Centre, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad
Call – 0120 6888949
Open Hours : 12 Noon to 11 PM
FB Page – https://www.facebook.com/Pahmos-Cafe-234850816945701/

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Time to clock in at The Clock Tower 

It’s very rare that you visit a property that is spread a across floors, well finding a restaurant that’s spread across floors is easy but finding one that is a huge stand alone restaurant , spread across 3.5 floors is really something outstanding.Not just the building it’s more exciting to see different themes being followed across the spaces created and this place has it all.wooden walls,  wooden flooring,  wooden furniture , it’s like as if you are sitting in the woods somewhere in Stockholm or Shimla or may be a hill station.

 Even the exterior of the building is Such that’s gives you an exotic feel. it has so much like 

#An Alumnus corner 

# A performance area for bands 

#A smoking zone

# a lawn with a tree right at the entry 

# a huge sitting on ground, first and second floor 

# Sitting space with a window view

#sitting space with direct Sun light

#A cozy corner for the lovie dovie

#Open Air sitting 

#Under the sky Rooftop

#Sitting with lots of green around. 

Don’t believe me ! have a look for yourself.

Let’s move to food. 

Mocktails

When you are out for long in a hot day,  all you need is something chilled. We had Mandarin sour and Smooch.

Starters 

#Dahi K Kabab : Any place that does Dahi Kebabs right,  always wins me over and this place served one of the best Dahi Kababs I had in Gurgaon. 

# Jalapeno poppers : Not a jalapeno fan but just loved the crispy poppers and their presentation. Good to have

#Vegetable Spring rolls :  This is something that if is crispy,  it’s good to have. The filling becomes secondary if crispiness is there. and presentation always appeals to our eyes.

#Spinach Pizza : just loved it. yes just loved it to the core. Looks healthy already when you see a perfectly crisp thin base Pizza with a healthy spinach layer. And tasted great too.

If you seriously ask me sometimes its about having  your favorite food done in the right way is an ultimate thing. I was seriously full but since we have ordered main course so dragged myself to have some more. 

Tried Green Thai curry with plain rice and noodles.

And Finally desserts we had chocolate cake slice with vanilla ice cream.

Overall this is a place to sit back,  relax absorb nature, bring your kids and let them run around and hear them giggle. Enjoy the mist fans on the terrace with ultimate Gurgaon view. 

Also their interior have few very interesting stuff , have a look

So explore all this and more in your kind of corner at The Clock Tower and travel in your own time space.

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Address
The Clock Tower
Opposite South Point Mall, Near Rapid Metro Pillar 140, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon
011 30806636
12:30 PM to 12 Midnight
Cuisine served :North Indian, Continental, Italian, Fast Food

Tapri – A cute stop over at Jaipur 

Whenever I visit a new city all I do is explore more and more street food. But this hot afternoon was different and inspite I craved for some street food for lunch but the heat outside pushed me to go to a closed AC space. And while passing I saw this sign and decided let’s go there.

The place is called as Tapri and is in CScheme at Jaipur as a  dine in cafe on the rooftop.

The entire place is very very witty with a lot of quirky little things around. As if designed to make you smile.

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As you step into this space all you can see is a lot of stuff on display that is being sold here miniatures of earthen tea sets,  kullads, bags , mugs,  jars, diaries etc etc

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Now few of the quirky signboards from the cafe, really liked the way they have put forward what they want us to do at Tapri.

A mathematical disclaimer at the billing point, the Glass that scream out loud that it’s a glass. Outside terrace space which people take it for Granted that it’s a smoking  place says it’s not and even warning why should you even need to smoke. & something for the selfiestan people. May be you clicking with your phone but they charge extra for it.

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The place was decently crowded and as we settled down and was figuring out the menu. I started looking at other tables and as always the grass looks greener on the other side. We enquired for few dishes which were being served on adjoining tables & finally ordered the following

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  • Bhelpuri
  • Dal pakwaan
  • Namkeen shots
  • Gehu singh
  • Masala chai

I am sure you must be like is it seriously ordered for lunch looks more like evening snacks menu.

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But since we had a heavy breakfast and I am on a diet so this was the best I could pick keeping the calories count mind. But was even surprising was that we could barely finish it.

Dal Pakwaan was something that I had for the first time. It’s a dish that is created with a khakhra base with yellow dal on it and loads of finely chopped tomato and green chutney on it.

Namkeen shots : these were the finest golgappa chat I ever had. The golgappa shells were very very fine & crispy.loaded with curd,  sweet & green chutney,  potato cubes….. Simply yummy.

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Gehu Singh: this was the best Gehu recipe ever. Soaked and boiled whole wheat made into a delicious chat garnished with cut veggies and sev. Simply outstanding and very very filling.

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Masala chai followed by a green tea just awesome

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As we checked out the terrace that overlooks the Central Park. The terrace is quite spacious with lots of plants to add to the colors on the terrace and loads of cool breeze to breathe.

As we checked out after the bill they got us a feedback form. Asking us to leave a little bit of us. I did that and carried a lot of Tapri with me that you went in the blog. Not just that after my first Tapri experience with the 2nd In chronological order of Tapri cafe visit,  I headed straight to the third and newly opened Tapri cafe at Marriott – Tapri Ashram,  The tea house.

B-4E Prithviraj Road, C-Scheme
Jaipur, Rajasthan
@Mytapri Send Message
Call 0141 236 0245

Tawak – A Pan Asian cuisine in Noida

Noida H block is a hub of restaurants in sector 63. I had my office here for 3 years. But over a period of time the dine in options here  have evolved  and you can find quite a few places here that serve amazing food.

Tawak is a restaurant serving pan Asian cuisine and the name Tawak represents cinnamon in Sanskrit and the food here has got an influence of the entire Asian continent.  A beautiful set up spread across 2 floors just above the McDonalds of sector 63. This is a must to try place.


We got to know that they have launched some new exclusive menus with a lot of fusion food. So we were all set to explore the same and Trust me everything was outstanding

Let’s quickly have a look at the mocktails
# Aam Panna : with onset of Summers this is definitely a mango drink ( read Aam drink)  that finds a place in most of the menus.

# Jasmine Tea & Ginger Elixir : Concoction of jasmine tea & ginger with a hint of pomegranate juice. let me make it very clear its not a tea, the flavour of tea is very mild and taken up by the pomergranate juice that gives this drink its color

Don’t miss out on the device next to the drinks,  that is waiter on call of a button, making it an excuse me free zone. or may be we can call it silent restaurant.

# Coconut water with Betel leaves and watermelon : this is one of the best and healthiest mock-tail i ever had. coconut water with thinly sliced betel leaves and diced watermelon.

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Tandoori Litchi with smoked Pineapple : the entire preparation is done in the tandoor and is made with canned lithi served with garlic nan strips on a platter over a dip.

Tandoori Bharwaan Mushroom : This is one of the speciality here where the mushrooms are marinated , stuffed and coated with papad then put in tandoor , one of the chef  special dish and is worth a try. dont miss to check out the stuffing and layering give it a look of a passion fruit.

 

 

Chrispy Water Chestnut : This is a thai style dish that is done in chilli sauce and the water chestnut again canned ones are used and deep fried before doing them with Chilli sauce.

Tandoori Rolled Paneer : This is one of the most ultimate dish on presentation and on taste as well. the Paneer is rolled with a creamy filling and dry fruits, the paneer is layered in very thin slices and done in tandoor , simply outstanding.

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Lets move to Main course,And the main course was no less but before we moved on to the main course we were served with palate cleanser.

 

 

The Bar Area

The Bar area 

 

 

Detox Water and palate cleanser

Thai Curry & Kung pao vegetables : delicious Thai curry made with coconut based curry with Lemongrass and basil flavor. along with tossed vegetables.
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Main dishes in Indian food

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#Dal Makhani

# Mushroom Kofta

# Paneer khata pyaaj

# fried rice.

Over all the entire culinary experience was amazing. post having the main course we moved to desserts and we have the following two options

# Walnut topped brownie chocolate sauce with Vanilla ice cream served in a jar.

# Kesar almond Phirni – simply yum

 

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After having such a sumptous meal it calls for a green tea to let all the yummy food settle down

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Highlights of this  place

  • This place is being operated by people who have worked in the kitchens of Taj Hotel.
  • Most of the dishes have an influence of the Taj dishes and few have variations to the Taj menu
  • The food here is always prepared fresh so you have to keep patience while ordering , to save on time you should order all at once. and they definitely give you a disclaimer that it may take time.
  • Reservation is suggested during the lunch and dinner time over weekends.
  • They do not use the oil twice therefore when you consume food here, its tastes fresh and does not give you any gastric trouble like heaviness etc.

About this Restaurant

Address : H- 224/H, Sector 63, Near Ginger Hotel

Noida, India
@TAWAK.INSend Message
Call 0120 4277446, +918826774446

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Moti Mahal- A Food Journey from 1920’s

“Only few chefs in the history of gastronomy have been credited for inventing a cuisine or even a dish. Kinda Kal Gujral is one of them. He has put the Indian cuisine on the world’s culinary map.

The Indian Pakistan partition forced great chefs to move to India.  This led to the emergence of a new culinary chapter, one such man was Kundan Kal Gujral who started Moti Mahal is 1920 in Peshawar the Peshawari phenomenon set up his second eatery in Daryaganj in 1947 following the partition  and soon acquired world wide patronage and become an institution.”

This is exactly what the first page of Moti Mahal delux menu reads. We started from the Indian drink – Chaach and the Jaljeera 

Followed by the vegetarian platter to compliment our drinks. The platter came with 3 peices of Dahi Kabab,Tandoori  Aaloo,  Paneer Tikka and Mushroom. All grilled served with chutney and salad. 

Since this place serves very nice veg and non veg combos,  we ordered for a Vegetarian eco  combo that came with a combination of 3 started,  butter naan and a Dal Makhani totally loaded with Butter , so can definitely say perfectly Makhani.

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And along with this we also ordered for Paneer Makhani,  Malai Kofta and mutter mushroom in the main dishes complimented with Chilli Lacha parantha and khasta Parantha.

Overall the food was great. Service was a bit slow but then it’s okay since they had quite a few people to attend.

In dessert we went for our all time favorite the Gulab jamun. As that was the only option they had along with Vanilla ice cream. Though they had couple of dishes in the menu but these two were the ones which were available.

Address

Food Court, The Great India Place Mall, Sector 38 A, Near Sector 38, Noida

0120 4226142

0120 4226143

Timings :  11 AM to 11 PM

Direction map : https://www.zomato.com/ncr/moti-mahal-delux-tandoori-trail-sector-38-noida/maps#tabtop

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Tafree time at New Tapri 

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Few places has got something about them that drives you to explore more about the place. On this business visit to Jaipur I went to have lunch at this place called Tapri at C scheme. While exploring this food heaven I got to know that they have just opened another outlet at Marriott hotel near airport that week itself and its better than the one we were in and bigger too :).
I thought I wish I could visit that too.where there is a will there’s a way. I stepped out of this place and headed for another meeting. The meeting was scheduled around Marriott therefore going by gut feeling I proposed if we can meet at Tapri.

Bingo!  I couldnt believe that I was Heading to yet another Tapri store in the same day. I already knew what I am going to have Moong dal Pakode with my favorite Adarak chai which I could not order in the afternoon.
As I entered this place I saw this Dhela common chai redi right at the entry with mini Parle G biscuits,  an old radio transistor taking you back in time.  This Dhela also exhibits the sign board #Tapri.

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As I stepped in I was taken aback with a beautiful landscapep & a beautifully crafted sitting space there.

They have a tie up with the NGO shristi who have placed these bird feeders and few messages on saving natural resources.

The open air sitting is a evening point and has got a dedicated canopy at all tables for shade. With a dedicated sitting under a huge canopy for kitty parties and birthday parties.

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As we came to the main restaurant area the gate stuck me. Sometimes small gestures are worth a million, the gates had 2 set of handles one for adults and another one for kids….. How thoughtful 🙂

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And I could made out the place is kids friendly but this place further surprised me with their one of its kind activity area. And this was a place to let the kid in you come alive and indulge in everything that we did as kids from coloring to art & craft stuff.
All the walls had a different theme and most of the items on sale. Most of the theme of the restaurant used recyclables. And everything was too Indian.

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The audience here is much different from what we saw in the other store. Lots of happening people around just hanging out just  like that.

Since we have came here after our lunch so anyways did not had much space for food. And therefore ordered my stuff yes Moong dal Pakode , Adarak wala chai for 2,  and a Masala chai while we quickly finished the meeting.

When our order arrived I was already very happy.Crispy deep fried  mini Moong dal balls along with Adarak chai was out of this world and the quantity was sufficient for 3 of us. Every cup of tea is served with something be it their in house cookies or a mini pack Parle G biscuits, and the biscuits are so so cute that u feel like having them all.

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For me this place was a trip to childhood nostalgia with earthen pots,metal kettle serving tea, serving wares made of leaves  or lookalike of leaves  and lots of things from the past yet so modern.

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The menu was vast and served a lot of regional and international cuisines.

I had a flight at 6 and I didn’t felt like leaving such a vibrant,  full of energy positive space. With a feeling that I will come back to this place again we made a move and paid our bill and stepped out absorbing the positive vibes of this place.

I think few people definitely need to visit this place

  • Staying at Marriott then just step out to this place for some fresh air and lots of good food.
  • Kill extra time in hand and let the creative person in you take charge in the activity area.
  • Have a evening flight to catch step out of the city to avoid traffic  and spend some time here amoung the woods as airport is just stone through from here, don’t forget I am also saving you from the boring time at airport and off course unmatched food is a bonus.
  • Have kids and you are  on a trip to Jaipur, a visit to this place  anytime of the day is a treat for kids and will offer you loads and loads of your time while kids play around and do their stuff
  • In Jaipur then this is a cool place to host your meetings – lots of positive vibes You See 🙂
  • Pick cute little things from small earthenwares to a lot of art and craft stuff.
  • Unwind in the lap of nature away from the hustle of the city.

Do I need to say anything further,  I think you are already in for such a retreat.
Disclaimer: This is not a promotional feature nor have any connection with the owners / promoters of this place. It’s a work of expression  purely from the experience of a food enthusiast & off course love for new place in a city #JaipurDiaries.

Add a pit stop to your next Jaipur trip #Tapri

Address

B-4E Prithviraj Road, C-Scheme
Jaipur, Rajasthan
@Mytapri Send Message
Call 0141 236 0245

Summer gets sweeter at Baris 

If you have a sweet tooth or you love everything sweet. Or may be you are like me who loves to hog on to desserts first before I move to main food, then Baris awaits your visit to indulge your taste buds into a sweet temptation.

A menu that is curated by their chef Mr. Sahib Ibis, the entire range of summer dessert is loaded with summer cool ingredients, that represents the perfect blend of hand picked summer fussion  dishes. And the portion sizes are so indulging that you won’t mind those extra calories.

Best part of the food at Baris is that it marinated the food much longer to achieve the perfect blend of spices and taste unlike the over cooking that we generally do while making food, that you end up getting the taste of spices only.

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And even I felt the extension of this in their summertime sweetness Dessert menu as well.Let me take you to the sweetest culinary trip to the dessert on offer this summer at Baris

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1.) Aam Lava ( Rs. 325) : in case you could follow my last blog on Baris or have been to this Mediterranean dining then you need no introduction to the best item on their dessert menu,  yes it’s Baklava. And Aam Lava is a mango infused traditional Baklava that is served with mango cinnamon syrup.  And a presentation to die for. Don’t  believe check this out. And a mango flavored muse over it, garnished with dry fruits.

And Nothing gets better when the MasterChef  Chef Sahib Ibis from Turkey  serves it to you.  It’s ought to be extra sweet. Got lucky second time to be served by the curator himself, with his million dollar Turkish smile,

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2.) Figamisu ( Rs. 325) : Well this is a version of Tiramisu with a blend of figs,  savoiardi cookies layered with mascarpone cream. And look at the presentation isn’t it difficult to control. This is devilish for sure.

3.) Twisty Turkish Delight ( Rs. 275)  : So as the name goes it’s a Turkish dessert made with carrots, Coconut, walnuts and Cinnamon. And this is one dish you will definitely want to order again.

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4.) Kazan dibi Muhallebi ( Rs. 275) : Yaa that’s the name probably the most exotic  and is the lightest dessert on the menu on sweet quotient and taste too. It’s caramalised milk pudding with mastic & seasonal fruit salad. It had mango so for me it was the perfect pick. Chilled fruit salad on such a creamy and light base tasted simply yum.

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5.) Shambali (Rs. 275)  : Last one on the list but not any less. Yes wheat semolina orange pound cake with cinnamon salted caramel & Vanilla ice cream on the top. This is pure Bliss. An ultimate dessert to dig into.

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So what are you waiting for,  visit this inspired Mediterranean dining place for these incredibly irresistible dessert option for a completely satiating meal.

where you Ask ?

Baris Restaurant

Building 3, Local Shopping Complex, Mazjid Moth, Greater Kailash (GK) 3, New Delhi

011 49045330

011 49045331

( Pre booking recommended )

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