Thursday, 27 June 2013

Unchii Dukaan -- Phika Pakwaan! -- A Not So Good Personal Experience

Rajdhani Thali Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Many idioms from ancient times seem so befitting even now - a - days. We experienced one first hand at 'Khandani Rajdhani - A Khandani Parampara'.

We had heard a lot about this restaurant at Connaught Place where one gets unlimited Rajasthani food in Thali Style. I always wanted to relish this regional cuisine but couldn't get the chance. So when a branch of this eating joint opened in our neighborhood at Pacific Mall, my family and I grabbed this opportunity. We were quite excited about this rendezvous.

 The Welcome was traditional -- with a tilak on the forehead. The ambiance was up to the mark. An antique utensil was used for washing hands before the meal.

So far so good. With our appetite aroused, we were expecting a sky high quality. But their preparations and arrangements failed to meet our expectations. The food served was OK in quantity ( as the portions could be taken again and again ) but not in quality.

The waiters were bombarding the dishes while reciting the names in such volume and accent that we couldn't garner much knowledge about this 'interesting to hear' cuisine. Most of the daals and other dishes were more or less watery, salty and spicy gravies with negligible substance in them. In one go, they would serve one or two spoonfuls and obviously to ask more of it didn't appeal to us. Regarding the desert, 'Apple Basundi' was also quite thin and the so-called apple bits were too less and small as well.

So, our long term anticipation to visit this restaurant just vanished in thin air. When we came out, in the lift lobby, we saw a huge advertisement board of the same restaurant. The dishes depicted in the thali were much more appealing than the real ones we had. We certainly don't look forward to visiting the place ever again. 

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