The Guiltless Foodies

We are a gourmand couple who love to discover new places and eat our hearts out. Follow us for a guilt trip along the food road.

Between Culture & Food – At Countries Connection

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When we talk about culture, which is a word used to explain the way of life, always differs from person to person, State to state and country to country. Different countries have different cultures, languages, etiquette, taboos and varied culinary traits. The concept of culture is very complicated especially when it comes to its food and taste.

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‘Frozen Margherita ka Pyar’

Food habits are often shaped according to the geographical, historical, economical, and ecological characteristics. And to study and bring them all under one roof is a serious task by itself followed by tweaking the same to an taste acceptable by our local palate.

Countries Connection is one such place which has the amalgamation of different regions and religions.

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‘Veg Manchow Soup’

We started the meal with a hearty ‘Manchow Soup’. Lots of carrots, spring onions, garlic along with chillies which added the punch to the soup which was liked by all on the table. A manchow soup is never complete without topping it with some crispy fried noodle. All of us licked the bowl clean. A great toung tingling start to the meal.

 

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‘Hara Bhara Kebabs’

The single vegetarian was given quiet an importance on the table. So next çame in the     ‘Hara Bhara Kebabs’. 8 fried green tikkis laid neatly on a plate along with a tangy and spicy green chutney and lots of salad. Even this was a little spicy but I guess everyone on our table  loved the spice and didn’t complain. The kebab actually stole our hearts and even the non vegetarians seemed to enjoy this dish. The kebabs for a change were not melt in the mouth and one could actually enjoy the slight crunch of the veggies.

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‘Thai Basil Chicken’

Since the table was dominated by non-vegetarians, ‘Thai Basil Chicken’ made its way as starters. Perfect flavours from the basil, tempered with other spices made this one of the best. The juicy chicken was devoured within seconds.

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‘Chicken Harissa Kebab’

Chicken Harissa Kebab was up next. This Tunisian Hot Chilli Pepper Paste made primarily from roasted red chilli peppers was somewhat okay with the taste and flavour. The marinade could’ve been a bit spicier according to our palate.

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‘Cheese Garlic Nan’

A never seen in the starter section before came the ‘Cheese Garlic Nan’. A buttery nan soft due to the cheese and with chunks of garlic topping. This gave us the feel of having an Indianised pizza. Great innovation to the basic.

Then came a massive wooden plate with amazingly plated ‘ Veg Sharwama’ along with fries and 4 dips. The shawarma was stuffed to the brim with veggies, baked beans, cabbage, Mayo and lots of seasoning. These came with the best chunky salsa ever had. There was something so deliciously prominent about the salsa that we loved it. The other dips offered were the Mayo, mint mayo and tomato ketchup. Though we found the shawarma a little soggy but can’t totally blame the chef, it is us who take our own sweet time to click pictures. But had the crust been a little more cooked and the stuffing a little less it would have been a win win for all of us.

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‘Veg Shawarma’

Finally done with starters, but almost full we were ready for the mains. But before that we ordered for some innovative cocktails. They were the ‘Kairee Potter’ and ‘Frozen Margharita ka pyaar’.  All of which had a totally different and distinct flavour and were very colourful and beautiful.

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‘Butter Handi Lazeez’

For the mains the non vegetarian were served the ‘Chicken Handi Laziz’ with ‘Butter Roti’. Soft and succulent pieces of boneless Chicken in a mildly spicy and creamy gravy. We wouldn’t mention this as the best, but still worth trying. Though a little n the pungent side the gravy went well with the crispy , hot and buttered rotis.

 

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‘South Western Chipotle – Veg’

Vegetarians were served the ‘South Western Chipotle’. A complete meal of its own. A platter with soft buttery rice sitting on a bed of creamy sauce tossed with veggies like brocolli, carrot and some soft cottage cheese. The sauce was chipotle but of the creamy varient. It was not too spicy and very pleasing to the pallet and full of flavour. The rice was topped with 2 crispy cheese cigar rolls and fried onions. Overall a never to miss dish.

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‘Mexican Enchaliddas’

Another main course for the vegetarains was the ‘Mexican Enchaliddas’.Soft Enchaliddas’ enveloped within refried beans, and veggies sat in a bed of red saucy gravy. A portion of Mexican rice was served along with it. The rice was loved by all and tasted like the wai wai noodle. A very interesting platter and the quantities were great, rather large. This dish was again served with the same chunky salsa.

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‘Blueberry Cheese Cake’

Full to the brim but not everyone can resist desserts. Though our fellow Foodies insisted that we were quiet full but also agreed to split one dessert amongst all of us. So we called for the ‘Blueberry Cheese Cake’. One of the best ever had. The base was very unique and different and not the usual biscuit crush. It tasted of dry fruit crunch. The cheese cake was a nice, thick and heavy one. But we were glad we dint miss out on this even though we were really full.

Once done we also got the opportunity to meet the chef/ one of the 5 partners of the restaurant. He , as we were told and we witnessed personally cooks for his guests. So unlike many places he does not sit around but is found in his work station , I.e. the kitchen only.

An enjoyable evening with great food, lovely new people and a heartfull of great memories. We thank Sanjay for organising this fun evening and look forward to many more such meetups.

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