Apple Pie

I learnt how to make apple pie on Tuesday. A 7″ pie oozing with sweet apple sauce. I made it in the afternoon and by night it was over.

Decided to make it again the next day, yesterday. Another 7″ temptation. Today I have only 2 pieces remaining. Over the past two days, two 7″ apple pies, devoured  by 8 people.

my apple pie

my apple pie

a piece of the apple pie

a piece of the apple pie

Apple pie served with vanilla ice-cream

Apple pie served with vanilla ice-cream

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home chef

Was passing by Dadar and decided to do a pick up dinner. 

Restaurant front

Restaurant front

They have a pretty exhaustive menu for a restaurant their size. 

inside home chef

inside home chef

I felt like having pasta for dinner. The person across the counter suggested A la tikka pasta since I wanted something spicy. I agreed – A la tikka – what could that taste like?, I wondered. Hubby ordered a Non-veg club sandwich. Our parcel was ready in 20 mins. and we went home.

Dinner time – The A la tikka pasta was accompanied by 2 herbed breads. What can I say to the taste but – interesting, very interesting. Its a very interesting fusion of an international dish with an absolute Indian flavour. And spicy it was – just the right amount. The pasta has a good amount of paneer and cheese. The herbed breads were good, but they were ‘herbed’ a bit too strongly. Would have been a perfect accompaniment to the pasta if the herbs were sprinkled in lesser quantity. Its a heavy and wholesome meal. At Rs. 225, its absolutely VFM. Would I order it again – yes but would ideally like to try their other dishes first.

A la tikka pasta

A la tikka pasta

The Non-veg club sandwich. Price Rs. 200.

Non veg club sandwich

Non veg club sandwich

Hubby’s instant reaction on opening the box – its not grilled! Well, we assumed they would grill it or would have asked otherwise what we wanted. So, that was a disappointment. As the wafers are just dunked into the side of the box, which is not air-tight, they were completely wilted and soggy : (

Plus point to this sandwich was the size – the portion size was good. Look below for a picture of a single half of the sandwich.

Non veg club sandwich - 1 piece

Non veg club sandwich – 1 piece

The taste of the club sandwich was very average. Grilled would have tasted better (even their menu says so). The coleslaw was decent. 

I will definitely try this place out for other options.

 

Culinary Foods

inside the restaurant

inside the restaurant

Dined here this afternoon for lunch. Thanks to Groupon, had a fantastic meal. Its a small open air restaurant located just opposite Sterling Cinema.

For a meal for two, we started with a Veg Tom Yum soup and a Chicken Manchow soup, both small portions.

The Veg Tom Yum soup was good. Very well flavoured.

Veg Tom Yum soup - small

Veg Tom Yum soup – small

The Chicken Manchow soup was decent.

Chicken Manchow soup - small

Chicken Manchow soup – small

Next ordered Veg Wantons Manchurian style – it takes a few bites to start enjoying it. Its a very interesting combination and taste. I would order it again.

Veg Wantons Manchurian style

Veg Wantons Manchurian style

Together with the wantons, came the Chili Garlic Beef. Easily this gets a rating of 9 on 10.

Chili Garlic Beef

Chili Garlic Beef

With so much eating, and wanting to keep an appetite for dessert, we ordered just a Grilled Vegetable Crepes, with Mozzarella cheese. Ah! It was good. Something very different, not eaten something like this before. It was crepes stuffed with veggies dunked in a bed rich with cheese. Pure sin! Served with bread.

Grilled Vegetable Crepes

Grilled Vegetable Crepes

Ok, to all this, I added a Peach Iced Tea and hubby a Lemon one. Hubby loved his, and I mine. I think the restaurant has perfected the Peach Iced Tea. 7 hours later, now, I still can taste the flavour.

Peach Iced Tea

Peach Iced Tea

Lemon Iced Tea

Lemon Iced Tea

OMG – tummy full, but still had to get to my best part – desserts. Picked Hot Chocolate Mud Pie and Philadelphia Cheesecake.

The Mud Pie, tasted exactly as a gooey chocolate-walnut  brownie topped with layer of chocolate ganache would. Pure Sin – again.

Hot Chocolate Mud Pie

Hot Chocolate Mud Pie

The Philadelphia Cheesecake was ok.

Philadelphia Cheesecake

Philadelphia Cheesecake

Wasn’t this a lot to eat for two? Oh, we enjoyed the meal. It was great. Would love to go back to the place in a month for round 2.

Che Mato Pasta

Che Mato Pasta

Che Mato Pasta

I love this pasta. So does hubby and the entire family. Well, it’s also enjoyed by hubby’s office colleagues. What can I say – everyone loves this pasta – everyone has to! Its a pasta rich in tomato flavour and mounds of cheese…slurp….

Its the easiest tomato-based pasta to be made and so its surprising that restaurants don’t serve this! Is it because it is not authentic pasta (do we Indians really eat authentic Chinese food?) or because it has no elaborate technique to make it? So its not on menus because it is simply too simple to make?

Had it for dinner tonight and a hot mug of Mocha coffee. Bliss. All set for a good night sleep.

 

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