There is no sincerer love than love for food- George Bernard Shaw.
Shaw can never be wrong.
Food defines everything. It brings together people . It can make you laugh with its funny tastes, cry with remembrance of the memories, excited when you are trying out something new etc.
I was excited. To witness the greatest Iftaar party ever.
Frazer town.!Ramzan food festival! My friends were even more excited .
After a usual day of work we set about to experience this food extravaganza.
Pulakeshinagar,now known as Frazer town, is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Bangalore. It is surrounded by Coles Road, Wheeler Road, MM Road, St. Johns Church Road, Richards Town Localities. Bangalore East Railway station is 1 km from Frazer Town. It is 28 km from Bengaluru International Airport. So reaching there is not a difficulty. And trust me when you have a Food festival as your destination you will reach the place no matter what happens.
Once you reach the place its like our eyes sees nothing but food, nose smells nothing but the heavenly smell of chicken, and even the people with dysfunctional salivary glands will get their mouth watery, hard-core vegetarians will forget what vegetarianism is like.
Such is the quality, quantity and the feel of the atmosphere that will stimulate our hungry hormones (if that ever exists) to reach its peak level.
To start with a sweet was our motto.
Shahi Tukda.. Little drops of heaven which melts in your mouth as we bite on the bread crumbs. Milk and bread could do such magic we never knew. The crispiness of the bread with milk softening it just a little actually will give goose bumps.
If one thought that heaven was this, then they were wrong. Cause there lies the road ahead, food-stalls inviting us, senses became legs that will drive you into each food stall.
Any item you name it , they have it.
Even if one goes with a full appetite ,they cannot have all the items there. Such is the quantity that they give. With the appetite we had we could manage to catch hold of few of the yummy dishes offered.
Among them was Chicken haleem, a Hyderabadi delicacy, which is mainly slow cooked stew made with meat and lentils.
Another dish that is worth trying is Baida roti which is delicious combination of flavourful chicken, eggs and crisp roti.
How can we forget the famous chicken ghee roast ! The yumminess of the chicken goes to another level . No matter how full you are , one piece of this is a must when you get there.
If you have started thinking whether only chicken items are served,No is the answer that you are searching for!
We were almost done but thats when one of my friend so this greenish yummy looking chilli beef calling out to us. When the charming owner of the stall , offered the same with idiappam , the smiles on my friends face was worth watching. Greedily they munched on the green and white wonder in their plates . We declared ourselves done for the day.
And as we turned to leave this beautiful town, Polar bear was calling out to us, shouting DBC!DBC! in its cute mute way that it could possibly have.
So as I said earlier, to start with something sweet was not only our motto, but also to end the day with something like Death by Chocolate was our dream.
As we succumbed ourselves to the beautiful death given by chocolate, I looked at the smiles in my friends face, and the people in the streets still munching away. I was full, with content and happiness. Yes. I was a vegetarian and had visited Frazer town just to witness the most beautiful evening; to see the joy , to feel the happiness of the most amazing thing on earth.Yes.Food.
As Shaw said, there is no sincere love than love for food..Let me say.. There is no greater joy than witnessing the love for food.
So..be there in Frazer town with your dear and near ones to love food and to witness the love for food.!!!!