When the word Bazaar breezes our minds what emanates is the pictures of street where goods are bought and sold. Well, not only goods that drags us there, but the delicious street food is also the culprit.
As CPU is to computer, Bazaar is to the city- the heart. Lovely chaos around it engulfs us with its beauty. It changes according to the occasions i.e. filled with vibrant colors during Holi and with lights during Diwali.
Recently I was invited a newly opened place called Bazaar.
Before the entrance there is a small section adjoining the main door which consists of handmade drawings of kids which is adorable.
As you enter the restaurant you start getting the vibes of an actual marketplace. Hand weight, lanterns, hand carts, street shop structure with names of shops from different parts of world will be highlighted to your eyes.
It has a comfy inside seating with wooden chairs and cushion sofas around the wall and adjoining big tables.
Walls are decorated like house windows and roofs with colorful papers.
Bazaar is a Buffet place with different packages to cater your needs. Starters will keep coming to your tables whilst the main course and dessert are nicely arranged in the respective corners where we can help ourselves.
Not to forget, as it is venture of ADDA, they serve their signature drinks as well.
We ordered Cranberry Juice, Virgin Mary, Virgin Mojito and Virgin Pinacolada in mocktails.
The Tropical, Fish bowl, Tamba, Lota, Madh Isalnd Ice Tea, and Panchkarma in Coktails.
I didn’t taste any of those mocktails and hence not the right person to judge any.
Tamba is my all-time favorite which has whiskey mixed with passion fruit, mint and lime.
My second favorite is Madh Island Ice Tea. This is the Indian cousin to LIIT (Long Island Ice Tea). It had Indian spices mixed and sprinkled upon the mixture of whiskey, rum, brandy and cola.
Lota and the tropical were vodka based and yes I am fan of Lota which has orange juice with ginger punch.
Panchkarma was more like a herbal drink 😛 . It had dark rum, white rum, spices and lots of fruits in it.
As I said earlier starters were served while main course and desserts were self-service.
Taaze Pudine ki seekh, Aloo Kurkure, Orange Seasame Mushroom, Buhari Paneer 65, Corn Fritters, Railway Cutlet, Hara Bhara kebab with cheese were among the list.
Corn Fritters were crispy, delicious and best among the veg starters. Railway cutlet was golden fried and crispy which tasted scrumptious too.
Aloo kurkure did justice to its name by being very kurkure on the outside while soft and tasty inside.
Hara bhara kebab was a bit dry and Buhari paneer 65 had some different taste which did not soothe my taste buds.
Combodian style prawns were spicy and sour, Telicheri pepper ki tangdi, Fish Koliwada and Fajita spiced chicken wings.
Well, prawns were good, it actually tasted spicy and sour but were not properly cooked and the odour was still there which was not a good sign.
Telicheri pepper ki tangdi was the best amongst the non-veg starters. Never had peppery delicious tangdi before.
Fish koliwada was not a good choice to go for while Fajita spiced chicken wings tasted average.
Veg Main Course:
Steamed rice, Shivid polo, Persian dill rice, Lasooni dal double tadka, Makai matar ki tarkari, Ruangan Chaman, Mathura k dubki wale aloo, Chilli garlic noodles, Veg dumplings in chili soya sauce, Tomato basil soup.
Non-Veg Main Course:
Tomyum chicken soup, Seekh kebab ki biryani, Shephard’s pie, Roast chicken drumsticks with jus, Machar Kalia, Prawns butter garlic, Handiwala mutton, Kalimiri murgh.
For me the mains were really disappointing. In veg Persian dill rice is a must try, also veg dumplings tasted very good .
In non veg what I only liked was seekh kebab ki biryani while soup was average and other items didn’t live upto my expectations.
They have a good dessert spread amongst which gulab Jamun was delicious.
Thank you Swapnil Shinde & Ramma pande for the invite and Team Baazar for hosting us.