Pabrai’s Fresh & Naturelle Icecreams, HSR Layout

I am going to start off this blog with a little info on a particular type of jaggery called ‘Nolen gur’. It is also known as ‘Notun (new/fresh) gur(jaggery)’ or ‘Khejur (date palm, not to be confused with palmyra tree) gur’ and is prepared only in winters. It is available in semisolid state when freshly prepared, and also sold in its solidified form as circular/oval disks called ‘Patali(vaguely translates to solid disk) gur’.

I am pretty sure most Bongs have a weakness for this taste. πŸ™‚ As for me, mere mention of this name brings back sweet memories from winter holidays in my village. Though I haven’t had nolen gur for a while now, I still remember the grainy gooey texture and its unparalleled rich taste. And how Boro Ma (great-grandmother) used to give me spoonfuls of it on demand, without anyone noticing πŸ™‚

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Polar Bear, HSR Layout

After dinner at Pind Balluchi, we decided to have ice creams at Gelato in Garuda Mall. But the person there seemed completely uninterested so we came back to HSR Layout’s Polar Bear for some.

They have a big menu with loads of individual scoops, sundaes, ice cream sandwiches, shakes etc. We got a scoop each of tender coconut, jackfruit, butterscotch and coffee brazilia.

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Sizzling Monk, HSR

It’s hard to reach a consensus at home when everyone wants to have something different for dinner πŸ˜€ Yesterday night, “Sizzling Monk” came to our rescue; it had something to please everyone’s tastbuds. The place has recently opened(not more than a week old I suppose) and boasts of an interesting menu which has everything from Chinese, pizza, pasta to sizzlers, shakes etc.

It’s good to see HSR Layout rapidly evolving as a foodie’s delight. I always used to complain about it not having enough places that serve good Chinese food, but it’s not the case anymore, thanks to places like Sizzling Monk. Before entering here, I also spotted a ‘Cream & Fudge’ outlet right next to it and decided to have desserts there post dinner πŸ˜€

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Berry’d alive!, Koramangala

Went here after a long while for some desserts and was tempted to try everything on the familiar looking delectable menu πŸ™‚ I finally settled on a raspberry peach pavlova and tangerine chocolate ganache dome, thanks to the mouth-watering description.

Both the desserts were packed well in leak-proof containers and retained their shape on my way back home.

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Medium crush pizza and more @Cafe Nation, Koramangala

I’m pretty sure you are thinking of pointing out the typo (medium crush) in my heading. Don’t worry, it’s not one πŸ™‚

I think we have now run out of yet-to-be-tried places inΒ Kormangala and HSR that serve thin crust pizzas. Over the weekend, we were wandering in JNC lane, Koramangala looking for another restaurant, when Mr. H spotted this place and we decided to try out the pizzas here.

It’s a cafe with very simple and neat decor, and a big menu which boasts of different kinds of burgers, sandwiches, pizzas, pastas, waffles and much more. They have a tempting breakfast menu too, I’m hoping I’ll get to try it sometime πŸ™‚

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