Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I live to eat. Justification-

It is disheartening to witness that in five years of blogging, justice hasn’t been done to the one thing I love. Dear reader, paint me as you want post this narration..couldn’t care less. I love food, live to eat and other cliché should conclude this sentence fine.

1) This blogger travelled 60 km in Bengaluru's traffic just to taste what ToI called the perfect coffee in Bangalore. Totally worth it.

2) Post lunch, this blogger managed to polish off 1.5 DBCs at Corner House single handed (frand wanted to THROW AWAY 0.5 DBC! Such a whack this toon had never received).

3) This blogger managed to finish Fresco’s 20 layer cake in under 20 minutes. And was eager for more.

4) One Saturday, this blogger scoured most of North Bengaluru by herself for the perfect bhel puri and found it at her fifth attempt.

5) The quest for the perfect paratha is still on.

6) This blogger found the perfect Butter Masala Dosa before she was born.

7) Cuisines from most parts of the country...conquered.

8) Cuisines from most parts of the world...will be conquered soon.

9) This blogger had Maggi for breakfast, lunch and dinner for three days (nine attempts at preparation) to make the perfect Maggi variant. Mission accomplished.

10) Something similar happened with pasta a week later. Ah..adolescence.

11) A 100gm bar of 70% dark chocolate was subconsciously cleaned in under an hour (that actually aided recovery from minor illness). This was when my family began to suspect I’m crazy.

12) A pound of Hershey’s Mildly Dark vanished without trace in five days. That’s when my family concluded I’m a maniac.

13) Ask this blogger what happened to her thirteenth birthday cake. Ask. Aaaask. :D

14) This blogger’s biography will have a cliché chocoholic related title.

15) Or maybe a caffeine related one. About 400 ml of SSB is ingested on an average day. No addiction. Yet.

16) If you invited me to 'hang out', I probably came there solely for the food.

17) Quest for the perfect Jalebi, Gulab Jamun, Vada Pav and Bakarwadi still on. And I need your help on this one.

Yes, someday I’ll die of a nutrition-related illness..possibly even suffer from diabetes in a few years. Until then, it is ‘all I can eat’. :)


Pooja said...

what's SSB?
and did you eat the cake before guests arrived? :P

Akshatha said...

Strong, Sugarless, Black.

Mom remembers keeping about 0.75 kg of leftover blackforest pastry in the fridge at 11 pm. At 6 am the next day, it was *gasps* not there! :o

Sindhu Rao said...

Hello You, for a PJ [ Perfect Jalebi I mean ;p ]..U need to come towrds my side of town, U can try and know fr urself :) !

Akshatha said...

Of course..the ones whose pics you put up on the page!?
iWant. Please give the address and treat. :D

Sanjay Iyer said...

Your posts are phenomenal and stellar. They can be very instrumental in making people rethink and reconsider the lesser known facts. Congratulations

Sindhu said...

Yes,then :), next week, Guess who is comin' bk to B'lore? Come along and lets take treat ;)

Akshatha said...

@ Sanjay:

Thank you. :)

@ Sindhu:

Aaiii. Definitely. :D
(Asked her for treat last week and got FLAT refusal. You should help out this time.)

Grace Personified said...

Just stumbled upon your blog and am glad that I did :)

Akshatha said...

Thank you. And you've got quite a blog yourself. :)

kiran said...

Eat to your hearts content! and don't worry about diabetes or any such nonsense. You are safe when you exercise daily:)

Akshatha said...

Will do bro.
And exercise? Sorry I can't. :D

Purab Roy said...

great read..now i know who not to eat with. btw decent bakarwadi can be found in those amul outlets. some bombay-based women's society makes them..name is written in marathi.

Akshatha said...

Oh yes I have had those, quite recently actually. They're really good but not fresh..where do you get fresh Bakarwadi in Bangalore? :(

Anonymous said...

Please tell me that the butter masala Dosa is from CTR.

1.5 DBC?

I do not believe you. :P

The best bhel puri you get at Sairam Chats in front of MES. Nothing else even comes close.

Akshatha said...

CTR of course! I have stopped eating dosas elsewhere (not even at home).

Infinite appetite for ice cream yo. Regularly finish 500ml quality Walls sundae in one sitting. :D

Sairam..hmm..the one near Veena stores is better. But I like the speciality chats there. The best bhel is found nearby. 'Dry Mango Bhel' outside Sankey tank (18th cross entrance). Of course, it is seasonal. :)

Anonymous said...

Er...The one near Veena stores was *Sairam*. They shifted to a shop next to MES two years ago. :-/

Worstu. :P

Akshatha said...

Really? Because I had a plateful of 'disco' chaat there last week. :|

*quick communication with malleshwaram residents*

Two outlets by brand Sairam. :)

Anonymous said...

Aah. I didn't know that. :-/

He is from Arasikere, my native place. :D
I used to get free Chips Masala when I was in PU. Not sure if he remembers me now. :)

Akshatha said...

This explains a lot of things. Most 'true' horror stories my gandmom told us took place in Arasikere. :| :D

Merin said...

I always knew there was more than 1 reason why I wanted to marry you. :D
And I'm not just talking about how good a read this was!

Got a bunch of friends from Pune now, will do what I can about that Bakarwadi. :)

Akshatha said...

Pune. Mom's frand who lives there sent a sub-standard version of Bakarwadi last weekend. Well guess what? I found a fresher, crisper, better packed version of 'Chitale Bandhu Bakarwadi' in Food Bazaar. x(

The one thing my ajji doesn't know to prepare. *proceeds to bawl till Monday morning*

Let's have that Tiramisu (those Tiramisus) soon. :)

Vinod R Iyer said...

"Until then, it is ‘all I can eat’"

To all the dietitians ..take that :)

Good post !

Akshatha said...

I'm the dessert buffet's worst nightmare. :D
Thanks. :)

Vikram Ravindra said...

I saw a certificate from "Burrp" in CTR with a review from the cursed soul. :D

I noticed it today. Hence this comment.

Akshatha said...

Do you mean the actual CTR or the Burrp page? Woah..never knew I made it there. Must visit. :)

Vikram Ravindra said...

The actual CTR!

Akshatha said...

Thanks for letting me know. :)
Will go check it out asap.

Anonymous said...

Damn... I'm ur fan now.. ;)

ketan khope said...

Great read.. Expect your quest for perfect bakarwadi to end this june. Supplies coming from pune :)