Puranmal – Barsha

This may be the 10th Puranmal I am writing about. It’s special because it gave me as much pleasure as the first one I visited next door to the Sunrise Supermarket on 4th Street in Oud Metha many, many years ago. Special how/why? Because it was the first outlet I visited after lockdown (actually, it … Continue reading Puranmal – Barsha

Chili’s – Motor City

I’ve always found the food at Chili’s a little…um, wanting. Sadly, my experience at this new branch in Motor City was no different. The great service makes writing this hard but, except for my wife’s quesadilla explosion salad, everything else we ordered was…not at all good. The chicken ranch quesadillas my daughter ordered were plasticky, … Continue reading Chili’s – Motor City

Vasanta Bhavan – Karama

Vasanta Bhavan is one in a long list of South Indian restaurants with the Bhavan suffix; other notables being Saravana, Ananda and Sivestar. This Karama branch on Street 15A, opposite thali masters Rajdhani, is the second in their chain of maybe six restaurants I have visited; the other being in Al Nahda around two years … Continue reading Vasanta Bhavan – Karama

Chowringhee’s – Karama

You know a restaurant is special when you see celebrities and/or the owner/s of other restaurant/s dining there. I was treated to a double-whammy when the dashing Tollywood heartthrob and owner of Biryaniwalla & Co, Reza Ashtarian walked into Chowringhee’s yesterday. Among his entourage was the man who brought us NH17 which, until it closed, … Continue reading Chowringhee’s – Karama

Wagamama – Motor City

This new Wagamama at the Waitrose complex in Motor City was one of the first outlets my daughter and I visited after lockdown ended. Its interior is immediately recognizable as Wagamama – modern, trendy and spotlessly clean. My daughter and I have been ordering exactly the same thing at Wagamama for the past 15 years … Continue reading Wagamama – Motor City