For our industrial visit this year, our college brought us to Bangalore. One of our classmates is from Bangalore, and so in the evening, with a pretty smile, some threats and lots of coaxing, we got her to take us on a food-tasting spree on the streets of the IT city. First we had some chicken (paneer for the vegetarians – this city caters to all tastebuds) shawarma. This isn’t really local cuisine, but this is the first time I had shawarma, and so in my mind Shwarma and Bangalore are inextricably linked now. Sorry Lebanon 😛 But this also further highlights my point that Bangalore has food for everyone and from everywhere. The restaurants also had chicken dosas, which we vowed to go back to try.
A stone throw away we found the Sri Surya Bakery on Gandhinagar. We spent a delightful forty minutes in there, sampling cookies, mawa cake, Kara buns (soft buns packed with spices), sweet buns, and a really yummy baked delicacy called ‘Dilpasand’ which would literally translate into ‘Your Heart’s Preference’. They are round croissant type of flat buns (the size of a small piza base) packed with Tutti-Frutti. It was probably my favorite viand. I even bought some to take back home (*Conditions apply. If the said product mysteriously disappears in transit, this writer takes no responsibility).
Last but not the least, we had a Bangalore special chaat called ‘Masala Puri’. Our friend told us that it was only available in this city. I can’t really dispute – I have never tasted anything as good in Mumbai chaat shops definitely.
I would have shifted to Bangalore for the food and weather, but the traffic snarls otherwise. I will definitly visit again, if only for the food.