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Quick Bite Garden Restaurant, Kalyan-Bhiwandi Road

February 6, 2010 Leave a comment

Quick Bite, a small highway eatery on the Kalyan-Bhiwandi Road was visited by Trance Dude while on the way to Badlapur a few weekends ago. Since it was way beyond our lunch time decided to stop for a quick snack. Ordered for a club sandwich, butter cheese chicken sandwich and cold coffee with ice cream.

The butter chicken sandwich wasn’t the best I have had. Small chicken pieces and tomato sauce and not so fresh bread! The same was true with club sandwich which wasn’t fresh either! Kinda took out the fun out of the meal! The cold coffee though was really good. Nescafe it maybe but was refreshing nonetheless!

It was a disappointing snack though I’d still give it 2.5/5 for food that wasn’t bad nor was it stale but it wasn’t fresh either! Pricing was surprisingly on the higher side with the sandwiches costing INR 70 (Non Veg) and INR 65 (Veg). Coffee too was worth INR 50 while tea was worth INR 12. I think trying the fresh Dosas here is advisable.

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Bachelor’s Ice-cream, Charni Road, Mumbai

February 4, 2010 Leave a comment

Mumbai has a healthy dosage of ice cream parlours but there isn’t any place like Bachelor’s. When in college,  we joked about Bachelor’s being a haunt for us eligible bachelors (even at 16 years of age we thought far beyond our age!). Recently, I had the opportunity of savouring the delicious ice creams after partying at Zenzi Mills.

Well known for its ice creams, it was the obvious choice. Besides ice cream, we also ordered a veg pizza and a paneer frankie. The pizza was great though the frankie was a bit too pungent for my liking. Loved the cheese on the pizza though not sure which one they used.

Trance Dude poses with the Paneer Frankie (never mind the yellow bag!)

After the pizza came the ice creams which were yummy! I had the choco chip with cream, a heavy high calorie filled dessert, available only at Bachelor’s! The last few spoonfuls had to be pushed down the throat for I was not going to waste good dessert!

Overall it was a great meal and good ice cream as well! A bit on the expensive side is bachelor’s but the ice cream is worth the moolah!

Trance Dude enjoying the Choco chips with cream and sharing a laugh with the gang!

Amici Gelato Artigianale

December 18, 2008 Leave a comment

Address: Stop No. 5, Hemkund, Waterfield Road, Bandra (W), Mumbai

Tel: 67101847

Full Review:
I have not been to Italy, but i have been to Amici’s Gelato Artigianale and had it not been set up the way it, I would have mistaken it for any other gelato joint. The most beautiful ambiance of any ice-cream parlour I have ever been to! This one surely stands out in the Moti Mahal lane, yet remains hidden for most, like it was for me all these months! It has seating inside and outside with the seats reminding me of the ones I have seen at bus stops in Italian movies!
The service is great, the guy at the counter looks quite knowledgeable and always had a smile on his face irrespective of whether we ordered anything. he served us our orders and our trails with a big satisfactory smile which was an outstanding gesture on his part.
Now to the goodies, there were approximately 12 flavours and there was an option to mix any two flavours in cup or cone which was small, medium and big in size.
There was a strawberry flavour which tasted as if it was made from fresh strawberries. One spoonful instantly transported me to Mahabaleshwar!
Then there was Mochachino, dark chocolate,a host of other flavours and some special veg-only ice creams for the hardcore veggies.
I had a dark chocolate with the coffee ice cream. Yes yes, one bitter flavour with another! but that ensured that no one bothered me saying ‘taste kara, taste kara’.
Ok on to the bitter chocolate part, I have tasted many and this was by far the best I have ever had. If you want to taste what real chocolate tastes like, then head on to Amici, you will not be disappointed!
The one thing Amici has done to me now is that I will not be going to any other ice cream parlour for a long long time!!!!
I had a medium sized single scoop waffle cone with two flavours which cost me 70 bucks. I think this is cheaper than amore if I am not mistaken. But what the heck a price tag cannot be put on things that transport you to heaven quite gracefully and with every passing moment make you realise, that there are somethings in life that money can buy – immense satisfaction!