Ghar ka khaana
October 19, 2007
Not sure if it is just me or you are with me on this, but lately desi food at desi restaurants is getting more than boring. Aajkal, I feel allergic to desi restaurants, and their “similar tasting” gravy base which is so signature-like. You know what? I have started liking my cooking. I am not that bad, but a chef eats anything except his own food. Not that I belong to the chef-class either, but you get the gist. This hatred was fuelled by my recent visit to the only desi restaurant in the 30+ miles vicinity. Saturday’s buffet was okay.. noted the menu items. Sunday, I thought of giving it a shot. The owner greeted over-enthusiastically. I learnt the reason: more than 60% of the items were a re-run.
PS: Now that we are talking of bad food, let me recommend some good (veggie) food. Some of the best food I *ever* had, and expecially worth trying in US are:
1) Saravana Bhavan, SFO: For grass grazing veggies like us, Saravana Bhavan is an oasis in this meat-infested desert. Their tiffins are better than their meals, but they live upto the reason why they dont expand much: consistent quality. Their Chennai branch is only physically away from here, but the taste and atmosphere is same.
2) Sameem Afghan Rest., STL: mamma mia, their food is out of this world. I was under the impression that it would be mostly kebabs and meat, but I had quite some delicious items to choose from. I dont remember any names to recommend, owing to my low RAM.
(*) Dont know what to term this (male PMS?), but has this ever bugged you: my car’s indicator flickers with a specific frequency.. when I see someone whose freq. matches with that of mine (at a signal for instance), I feel connected.. sometimes they are off by a beat, but still the freq. matches which is acceptable.. but what gets irritating is the difference in frequency. Silly? I agree.. not.
(*) Question: Now that we are past the 720kb(A:) and 1.44 MB floppy drives(B:) (which do not exist in most of today’s comps/laptops), why does MS still name the primary partition as C drive?
My exile from this place has a plethora of reasons. Atleast one of them is lack of internet and websense filtering. If this post goes through, then I am back with a bang.