Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Doyles @ Watson

Being in Australia for the last few years, you cant help realising and recogninzing the obvious. The influence of british and the uk. From street names, the flag, the coins its all there. I  fact even in the news you'll see a lot if coverage of british news, which initially looks unusual until you rrcognise the love for britain and thr past. For quite a majority, ancestrol roots do trace back to the queen and the kingdom.
Although, Australia has its very own distinct culture and way of life which is unparallelled. People here are more friendly and easy going as opposed to the stiff upper lip for the brits.
But in the britishness, how can one not talk about the fish and chips. Infact in american perceptory movies like Snatch by Guy Ritchie, the american jest and sneer about britain is " England- fish and chips, bad weather. Anything to declare.. Yes don't go to england."
But coming back to the food, Sydney being by the sea and the love for england, you will always find fish and chips. Go to any beach, be it Manly, Coogee or Bondi, you will always find the fish and chips store. Versions of the grilled fish or the fish in the beer batter. Calamari, barramundi, prawns etc.
Now the place I am talking about is Doyles. One of the best places for Fish and chips. Located at watsons bay, the best way to reach here is to take a ferry from circular quay.
As you get off at the watson bay from tye ferry and walk down the pier, there are two doyles. First on the right is doyles, which has a take away shop at the back. On the right is Doyles by the sea, which is more like the fine dining version.
Coming back to the first doyles, as you walk down the pier, on the right you see a nice cabin and seats to sit by the pier. There is a bar and the whole cabin is over the sea. If you sit right by the window, you get this amazing view and water below you. The place to order food is behind the bar, with a counter and a pay as you go. You order, pay, take away and then come and sit in the cabin or outside.
The things Id say must have is the fish and chips and specially the garlic prawns. Really nice. I am sure you if you go in for any of the other fishes, grilled. The regular fiah and chips are nice as well. Not too oily and doesnt make you heavy at heart.  They also have the grikled barramundi, oysters, pre cooked prawn salads etc.
All in all great place. If you like fish and chips, must visit. Doyles is renowned from many years. Its a good outing to come by the ferry, enjoy a meal and then go up the park and into the national park. Its the north head, with exceptional views. As you climb up, you suddenly realise you are at the top of the cliff from where water enters into the sydney harbour.

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China Red

While at Melbourne, I was constantly searching on the internet for the best places to eat in the city . I came across a place in Swanston street and upon reaching there, realized it was closed due to renovation. That made me head towards china town on the little Bourke street. Walking through china town, the next on my list was a dumpling place which seemed far ahead on Little Bourke, ahead of Myers. So we settled into China Red.

A small restaurant inside a mall. The decor was very Asian  Red walls and colored light. As you enter, the left side had seating area, followed by a partition, a table and reception  in front with lot of wine bottles. On the right was the kitchen, an open one with glass and you could see the lady there making delicate dumplings.
A wait for 5 minutes and we got a table. The USP about this place is that they have Ipads on each table with the menu. You can select on the things you want to eat, and order there from the tablet. No waiters to come to the table to take the orders.

As we settled in, we asked for some water. We were very interested I trying out dumplings for some reason. However the menu had a few dumpling options and mostly were meat or pork. No options for chicken. So we settled for the prawn dumplings.

In the chicken there were many options. We ordered for a fried chicken with curry leaves, as it looked quite tempting on the adjacent table.

The food came in quickly. The dumplings were OK. I had often thought and read Melbourne was quite cheap. But 8 bucks for 3 dumplings didn't seem cheap to me. May be prawn is more expensive. Taste wise, just about OK. The fried chicken with curry leaves was good. A but unusual to see the usage of curry leaves in Chinese food. The chicken was crunchy, and tasty, although a bit too oily to be honest and made me feel a bit heavy from the heart. May be this would go good with drinks etc.

Post this we were a bit hungry but not fully due to all the oil but didn't order any more. We tried asking the waiter a few times on what to order but communication was a bit of a challenge. They didn't try to make it better or understand what I wanted.

So mixed reviews. Food ok. Price ok. This costed us about AUD 25. Service: food delivery ok. Overall experience Not too good.

Will I go there again. May be not.
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Shop 6, 206 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000
http://www.china-red.com.au/





Saturday, February 23, 2013

Chat thai

The best place for Thai in Sydney. And amongst the cheap eats as well. Chat Thai for me is what pie is to harry's. This is essentially no frills, no drama place for me. It is what pure good food is all about.
Multiple locations in Sydney, the main one being opposite to the capitol theater in Campbell street. Other locations include Westfield mall in the city, manly and a few others.
The one where I have been going to for the last four years mainly is the one opposite to capitol theater. Many memories. Right from going for the first time with my punjab da puttar friend who takes pride in being the Indian, asked the little cute waitress to make the Chilli fried rice extra spicy. That fragile cute lil girl serving us turned to be the reincarnation of the devil and the spice probably made us lose two kilos of weight by sweating. Man it was hot.

There are many memories of me frequenting with another friend here and at the Westfield outlet. A rainy afternoon lunch, many post drunken brawl dinners, singing Bollywood songs for her at the queue while waiting for our turn.

Lets get to business.

Usually open from mid day till late night. Food is amazing. What I would recommend.

In the appetizers, chicken satay and the chicken and prawn dumplings.

No meat no pork for me so I end up ordering the khao grapao sub, a dish with minced chicken with basil, with rice and a fried egg. This is essentially my most favorite dish. The chilli fried rice is also mean and good. The red curry is fabulous. The green curry is not to my liking, but that's probably because of the taste.i have have had my friends have the fried snapper and praise it. There are a couple of prawn dishes. One is a king prawn with chilli relish which is simply out of the world. Another is king prawns with black pepper.
Try their selections of desserts which is awesome. They have a small open kitchen at the entrance.
The decor is friendly, rustic walls and dark wooden strips. Small tables and stools to sit on. At the entrance is a board and they ask you if you are ok to share a table. The restaurant is thin and long and cramped for space a little bit but the buzz and the energy is simply mind blowing. Most people serving wear the yellow t shirts and look like young college students. All in all, awesome food.
Things to be know
They have different menus at different parts of the day. The lunch menu is different from the dinner menu and the supper menu.
In the evening there might be a wait for a table. Gets really busy.
All in all, I'll come here specially for thai food, if I am craving for it. Infact its like a ritual, whenever I am in Sydney, it is one of the first places I visit.





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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Maenam Lao & Thai

All right. New restaurant in Strathfield. Last few years all I could see in Strathfield was korean restaurants by and large. The only exception was a aporto and a few coffee shops and indian restaurants. So very limited for places to eat. Until last month, Jan 2013. Two new restaurants open up, one of them Maenam Lao and Thai, the other Bangkok Snap. I went down to the Boulevarde and saw both the shops. Maenam Lao and Thai seemed to be more abuzz and crowded. Using the analogy that more people probably means better food. From the outside, its a big open windw with orange walls and studio lighta. Simple yet chic and urban decor. Give you the feel of a studio.

The place didnt have a seat and I thought probably got to wait but to my surprise I was led past the diner area, through a corridor adjacent to an open kitchen to the rear which had another section for seating for large groups. Light music and lot of chit chat noise. As ee settled in and looked at the menu. Main sections pf the menuwere  starters, grill, salad, curries, wok bar, noodles, chefs specials and deserts.

We opted for coconut crumbed calamari as starter, pad kee mao with chicken and the red curry with prawns.

The menu is very flexible. Most curries, woks and noodle gave you the option of keeping it either veg or chicken,beef, pork or prawns.
Food was simply amazing and good value for money. Trust me when I tell you that their portion size for their mains is considerable and probably can be shared by two, unless you are hungry enough to devour a tiger alone.

The coconut crumbed calamari came with jullelined carrots and sweet chilli sauce. Really nice and new.
The pad kee mao with chicken was equally great. Spicy with flat noodles, crunchy veggies such as beans, carrot, baby corn, mushrooms.

The red curry was amazing. Just amazing.

Id go there any day again. Highly recommended.
Meals for two AUD  30-50.
Tel 02-9746 5882
31, The Boulevarde, Strathfield NSW 2135
11:00 am to 10 pm

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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Woodfire Kirrbilli

Woodfire kirribilli is a small little pizzeria at Milsons Point, a couple of shops from rhe westpac bank opposite the station entrance.
I have covered this place in my previous post for Pizzas. One of the best pizzas I have had in Sydney. Woodfired.
A usual meal would be the garlic bread, the chicken and spinach pizza. In fact when it comes to chicken, its probably the only pizza. In pizzas they have two sections, the one with the red sauce base and the other with the white sauce base. In the vegerarian section, I personally lile their four chese pizza although a bit too cheesy to be honest. But too damn good pizzas. A good evening with that special one,  bottle of red, along with pizzaa, salad and a view of the bridge, perfect.
Even if you are with your mates, just grab a few pizzas, head down to the BWS store for a few bottles, and down to the park below the harbor bridge. Long saturday nights and great friendship developing at this place which gets imbibed in your memory forever.
Return back to the restaurant and even if ur sober, finish it off with a coffee and homemade tiramisu. Heavely.
All in all a good place for casual dining. Cheap eat.
A meal for two AUD 20-40.
Accepts EFTPOS.
CAUTION: Does close early during

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Nilgiris

All right. This one is about Nilgiri's at St. Leonards, Sydney.
I have been in Sydney for about four years. Initially being the quitessential Delhi-ite and tandoori lover, I used to crave for good Indian food places. Part of the craving was because I didnt know how to cook as well.
I went out to lot of eateries in Sydney, dishing out Indian food, but in short almost all o http://www.submityourtapes.com/videos/50094/asian-masturbates-on-cam.html f them were pathetic. Dishing out over coloured over spiced food to people who have no clue about what Indian food is or to people with no tastes. That was until I came about Nilgiri.
For many years I have been the ambassdor for Nilgiri's,  staunch promoter. Simply because it is one of those few places where they justice to the food they cook. Nilgiri is fine dining, and has won numerous awards over the years. Chef Ajoy, who runs the show has a fantastic team and also runs cookery classes over the weekend.
As you step off the station at St leonards and walk towards the Pacific highway, take a left into the connecting street with coles and BWS, onto Christie Street next to Gilroys.
As you enter, theres a counter. The ground floor is more like a takeaway or sit in for a quick cheap eat. Theres a refrigerators pined with takeaway boxes, spices, books, all produced by Nilgiri. The ground floor serves cheap meals such as the vegetarian thali, non vegetarian thali, dosa and the biryani. The dosa is perfect- crispy, with chutney and sambhar. One of the best I have had. The biryani- chicken southern style is the speciality. The biryani on Nilgiri is the trademark and speciality.
Now the other unique thing is that NIlgiri changes its menu every month, to focus on different areas of India. A recognition of the diversity and a challenge to be not stereotyped. Sometimes Awadh, Eastern India, southern style.
Decor is awesome and yes it is stereotyped, but presents a classy look. Bronze statues of Ganesha, focus lights, light music, a good places to come with family friends or with that someone special with a bottle of wine.
As you climb to the first floor which is the restaurant, you'll see the restaurant with a part of the open kitchen. There are private rooms for big groups as well.
Coming to the food. In the restaurant, I find their starters amazing. The prawn varieties or the bhuna goshth or the lamb is great. The seekh kebabs are nothing to rave about. The chicken tikkas and the tandooti chicken are recommended. The starters are usually my fancy. On a few occasions I have had to send the butter chicken back to the kitchen because it was too sweet.
The curries to be honest are about OK but not my favourite. many years back I had found the butter chicken not upto my taste. But the chicken homestyle is amazing. One late night with a friend, cold sydney winter, a few drinks to keep us high and then a takeaway of chicken homestyle and rotis. We were a bit tipsy and ended up having the currry and roti in the night in a park at 11 in the night. The curry was just like we had at.home, thin hot andmspicy with coriander. Other occasions I have had mango cjicken which initially I sneered but it was actually a bit sweet but really tasty. Chicken nizam curry, again not too appealing at the first look, but really nice. Creamy consistency and light brown in colour. Loved it. Like I said, the curries are nothing to rave about but once in a while there are nice preparations.
The Biryani is great. Simply great. At the risk of sounding redundant, it is the best in Sydney. If you go ther restaurant below, they sometimes serve you a different variant which is called the southern style but is basically flavoured rice topped with a thick curry with chicken. THis is not so good. So always ask them for the biryani which is served in the restaurant above.

The deserts are a must have. The kulfi they serve is simply great. On one occasion I was with a friend and we finished dinner and I being the foodie wanted to make it the perfect meal by finishing it with sweet Gulab Jamun. They informed it was not there, but when chef Ajoy heard, he got it from the restaurant above and complimentary. Much appreciated. A very genuine and humble man, Chef Ajoy despite a celebrity chef.
The last bit is the sunday buffet. Again, each weekend a different part of India but my repeated visits have made me realise that the main menu is more or less similar with a few variants. The buffet is simply great and highly recommended. The starters include dosa, bonda, chat, dahi bhalla and a version of chicken tawa tikka. The fish or prawn starters are served on the table and amazing. Multiple chutneys, poppadums, breads and then main course dishes. Main course dishes usually include a chicken dish, one lamb followed by multiple veggies dishes.
As I said, one of the best Indian restaurants, good quality of food. I do come here every now and then, occasions or no occasion. The dosa, biryani, starters, deserts are unparallelled.
A meal for two in the ground floor AUD 25-40.
A meal for two in the first floor restaurant AUD 50- 100.

ACCEPT EFTPOS.
BYO Corkage AUD 6.
Caution: closes at 10 for sure.. Be there by 9 at least.
www.nilgiris.com.au
81, Christie Street, St. Leonards


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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Affogato

All right, this is the magical post I am writing upon. Melbourne has always been touted as the culture capital of Australia. It is reknowned for the cafe culture, the back alleys, lanes, stone cobbled streets. Beinga sydney-sider, I always mocked Melbourne until this time when I visited in Feb 2013. Its was a saturday morningand my last day of the trip.  I have been planning for a lavish breakfast. Ironically, I have only craved for the perfect breakfast spread. It started the day after checking out from my hotel at Elizabeth streetand walking towards Bourke street. A bit of research on the famous breakfast places in the CBD, led me to look for this place called Brother Budan Baba on the Little Bourke street. On the way, I came across Hardware street and took  walk to seethe options. There was Cafe Campari, Le Triskel,Affogato.

I walked further for Brother Baba Budan, but it seemed too far off, so I decided to go to Hardware Societe. Hardware Societe was over crowded at 10 in the morning and a waiting for 30 minutes. Decided to skip this one.eventually walked back and went to Affogato. A small little cafe with seating on the street outside on the stone cobbled street. There was no place outside so we sat inside. A quite and cozy cafe with wooden benches with small cusions. On the extreme end was a hand painting on the wall of a girl. There were racks above the tables with small cups, books, handicrafts. The kitchen itself was in the same room. A bit cluttered but thats what made it cosy.
We ordered
A latte, a chocolate milkshake, a vegetarian omelette with spinach, grilled tomatoes, mushroom and a hash brown as sides. The other thing we ordered was the french toasts with fresh fruits and maple syrup. We had requested for a seat outside as we settled inside. There was something that just made us settled and comfortable inside. The coffee was strong brew. My brother and me started sipping the chocolate milkshake. Let me tell you, I have come close to very few places in Australia where I have got the perfect chocolate shake and ice coffee and this was one of those places. Thick blend , sweet and topped with a generous serving of ice cream.

As we finished the coffee, we got a seat outside. Outside was perfect. Sunny day, with a cool breeze. As the wind occasionally became strong, the leaves from the tree fell down in slow motion like a rain of petals. Gosh, I wish this time never ended. The french toast was soft, well fried, coated with egg and maple syrup. Very light sweet, topped with slices of apples, strawberries, pears. Amazing taste.

The vegetarian omlette -hit the spot. Lightly beaten eggs, pan fried, cooked with mushroons, tomato, chhese, garlic, red onion, spinach and fetta, served with rustic toast topped with butter. I had additionally ordered grilled tomatoes, butter fried mushrooms, spinach and hash brown as sides. Perfect taste, mind blowing. I can assure you if you finish this, you would be orgasmic or on seventh heaven. Each bite was perfect.
Highly Recommended. I'd visit here anytime again.
All this in just AUD 25. This rocks. Melbourne rocks.
www.affogato.com.au
29 Hardware Lane, Melbourne


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Friday, February 8, 2013

Red Pepper

After an entire day at Great Ocean Drive and I am determined to make it big on the food scene in the city of Melbourne, I switch on the GPS on my phone and walk from Elizabeth street to the parliament. At 11 in the night, on a Friday night and 1.5 kms from the hotel, I surely am tired, but am determined to make the most of my visit to Melbourne. Besides its a good opportunity to see the night life and some hot drunk women.
As I walk down Elizabeth and take a left on the Bourke street, I am amazed at the city. Still awake, cafes and pubs still open, trams still running. A 15 minute walk and I reach Red Pepper Indian restaurant. There is a seating on the street outside, with a perfectview of the Victorian Parliament across the street. As I enter the restaurant, the decor is british, colonial setting. Simple and elegant. The interiors are not  overdone or stereotyped. White walls with blsck and white pictures of colonia, days of India-Annandale, Shimla.
At  11 in the night, I am definitely impressed with the crowd. A mix of Indians and locals, few couples, few freinds. The conter is adorned by a sikh gentleman in his 50's. After two days, I was craving for simple food. I was here for a take away to get back home. I asked sardarji what was goodnand he mentioned the  chicken tikka masala. Remebering my past experiences with the over sweet and over coloured butter chicken, I politely declined. Ordered for the chicken panjabi masala, dal tadka, roti and a portion of rice. The total bill came to AUD 20. Pretty impressive. Main course dishes were in the range of 10-14 AUD. Daal was 4, rice 4, rpties 2 dollars each approx.
As I head back to the hotel and openend the takeaway boxes on the bed with my mum and brother, I can tell you the fragrance was intoxicating. The food was good quality. Chicken Punjabi was perfect blend of fried onions and thick curry with a spicy twist, but not overspiced. The rotis were good and so was the daal, although a bit too thick in consistency for my taste. All in all, a great meal for three in under 20.. awesome. Melbourne definitely lives up to the name of being economical. I am always apprehensive about eating Indian outside in Australia because of the rampant abuse of spices and colours.
Red pepper indian definitely is a great place with great taste and quite economical. Recommended.
14 Bourke Street Melbourne
http://www.redpepperindianrestaurant.com/

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Pizzas so far..

Well.. This post it all about pizza's. Now pizzas reminds me of so many variants. As a child , there was such a crase and craving for pizza's as it was rare and not mainstream. Think of late 80's and early 90's. Pre and post liberalization and the markets in india had started opening up. Back then Nirulas in Delhi was probably the epitome of fast food. Pizzas were awesome there. Going up to Nirulas at chanakya puri and later to leisure bowl at vasant kunj. The thin crust pizzas topped with onion capsicum mushroom sausage and topped with mustrad sauce and hot cheese. It was the Hot Shoppe Pizza.

Few years later came Pizza Hut and Dominoes and Pizza Corner. The MNC chains who took upon them to first educate the Indian customer about pizzas and when that didnt happen, they customised to Indian versions like the peppy paneer and chicken makhani.

Personally, it was grotesque and revolting to Indianise pizzas. I hated it. And so while popularity soared in India, I still kept looking on. Pizza corner was good but that closed in a few years. Pizza ht was not too my liking. Fat pizza' bases for the indian customer who often more than the taste is concerned about value for money. He might taste something good if it doesnt fill his stomach after spending money, its not worth for repeat visits.

In essence, those thick chewy bases reminded me of a cow rummaging through fodder. In fact that reminds me of the office parties in HCL, which even worse. People were so fucking attuned to indian food that the maximum revolution in their insignificant lives was to have pizzas. And when they had pizzas no one cared about savouring the taste. It was all about getting the maximum to eat, and it is here that the deep dish puzzas were an instan hit.

Now after having taken you through the nightmares, lets come to the good part. The pizzas I love were thin crusted, non indianised, with good qualitu and wonderful spread of toppings.

One such place is Tonini in Delhi, which makes really good pizza's. On the mehrauli road opposite to the intersection and below the chattarpur metro station.

The next great place in Gurgaon would be on the food court on the top floor of he Metropolitan Mall. The sole pizza shop and the name eludes me now, but they make your pizza right in front of you, right from kneading the dough, making the base and then putting the puza through an oven. Of course and gas fired steel oven.

Another place where Id really go is in Manali. This place on the way to Hadimba Temple is undoubtedly one of thr best pizzas. The chef is an ITalian who stays 6 months in Goa for the winters and in summers, MAnali. Aoparently they dont serve any pizza with the red tomato base and they go furher to educate that true pizzas in itally dont have a red sauce base. I had the chicken pizza, which was a large size, thin crusted, fresh pizza with cheese oregano and chicken mince. All together it just melts in your mouth. The first bite and you know its heaven.

Tried the pizza at Italiano's which is also about descent. Better than the commercial junk dished out at Pizza hut yet not something to rave about.

Now coming overseas, there are two placea I distinctly remember.

Utrecht, Netherlands: next to the wharf, they make some serious pizzas, large woodfired, original crust. While I recall most pizzas were meat or pork based, rendering them useless for me, I often asked them to make a version in chicken and mushrooms. The other one that I remeber was the four cheese Pizzas which had blue cheese. Amazing pizzas and an eye opener.

Sydney Australia: Woodfire Kirribilli, Milsons Point
This is the place where I repeatedly visit for pizzas. Thin crusted, wood fired pizzas with spinach, shavings of smoked chicken breasts and cherry tomatoes. A small eatery with a glorious view if the iconic Sydney Harbor Bridge and couple with amazing pizzas and bottle of red wine, it will definitely be one of the pleasuresnof life you cant forget.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Janani

All right. This one is about Sri Lankan food. Now being an Indian, often when we see a Sri Lankan restaurant from outside, we usually sneer thinking how different would it be to south Indian cuisine. Now to some extent it is true if you purely look at the items serving. However, not quite true when it comes to the taste and the actual menu as well.

When you go to an Indian restaurant, typically a portion of the menu would say south Indian and have predefined menu items. Variants of dosa, vada, uttapam. Some might add on lemon rice and tomato rice as well. Further, if it is a north Indian restaurant, the things might be even more elusive from the authentic taste. So what I am saying is that firstly Indian restaurants have a varying sub set of a stereotyped menu and further the taste is varying and a far cry.

There are a couple of Sri Lankan restaurants here in Sydney that I have tried and this post is about one such restaurant called Janani. A few years back when I was in Burwood and stayed in a shared accommodation, one of friends got a take away crab curry. I accidentally tasted it and while I wasn't too sure how crab would be, I tasted it and it tasted nice. Spicy yellow curry. That is when I made a mental note of Janani and to visit. Almost for the next 2 years I never got a chance despite staying in Strathfield until a few weeks back. A small eatery at Homebush. Tried the various reviews from trip advisor and other food blogs such as eatability.com. The reviews were mixed and loads said the place was shabby and the service was crap. As I walked and ventured to Janani, I can tell you the ambience was normal and the place was not at all shabby.

Lets come to the basics. Food was good. You get the pronounced flavors and the quintessential taste of Sri Lankan food. For us Indians from north, this was probably the highest degree of south Indian food. The price is dirt cheap and quality is good. Yes the service may vary as its a family run business, but when i go to a place like this one, i know I am not at a fine dining place. Its like a next door eatery.

Food. Tried the following at various occasions.

Dosa: pretty good. Not the paper thin like we north Indians are used to but good crispy full filling dosa with multiple serves of sambhar. Chutneys were really good.

Crab curry. We were told only half a crab is left and when we got it, looks wise it was ok. Looked a bit dark with no curry but a paste type of curry. Really dense and one spoon and then we knew this was awesome. Spicy, with flavors of cardamom  cinnamon and fried onions and curry leaves being very pronounced. The crab had been broken down but i was perhaps one of those rare time when I liked crab outside. A few other places had me repulsed but Janini brought back the love.

Chicken biryani: just about ok and average. Multi-colored broken rice with eggs and fried/grilled  chicken. To be honest, this actually reminded me of the biryani i would have got at the Indian railways train from Delhi to Hyderabad.. The AP Express.

The next time I went to Janini specially to have the crab curry, I was told out of stock. So ordered the goat curry and prawn curry. Between the two, I loved the prawn curry. Again spicy, dark colored but loved it with the rice.

Goat curry.. Descent. While quality of goat was nice.. Soft and tender. But somehow the taste of the curry was different o what I have. May be I had it with the prawn curry which was tastier. So descent goat curry but not the best I'd say.

Filter coffee: the south Indian style coffee served in steel glass and plates. Well happy to have got it in Sydney.

All in all a place where Id go any day without thinking for day to day eating. Food is homely and cheap. A meal for one would cost from AUD 10 TO AUD 20 at max.
The restaurant closed at Homebush last month and has now moved to a new location to  Liverpool road, South Strathfield.

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