Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Eating Out with Two 'Small Eaters'

There are all kinds of eaters in the world - foodies, picky, choosy, some who live to eat and many who eat to live. However before these categories became common place, and being a foodie became a fad, eaters were primarily belonged in two groups - the big eaters (the modern day foodies!) and the small eaters (oh, we are full already!).

While I love exploring the food menu and restaurants and always look forward to trying out new delicacies, my parents, who come from the small eaters category stick to the mundane - you know, the tried and tested kadhaai paneers, butter naans, et al. It really takes a lot of convincing to get them to try new items off the menu. Plus they are more into ordering in, rather than eating out. They find it quite a hassle to dine out - there are parking issues, then there is a waiting list many a times, you know...the works. So for BlogAdda's recent #RnMOnAskeMe activity, while I wanted to take them along to eat out, there was also this apprehension about their comfort.

But then since I had already browsed the Askme app on phone, I knew some of my apprehensions were unfounded - all I had to do was key in my location details and in a jiffy I would get the dining options in my area. And indeed, within minutes I had zeroed in on the restaurant I wanted to go to - Basant Vegetarian, a small and cosy eatery not too far from the neighbourhood.

AskMe makes the choice easier

I live in a different city and only visit my parents every few weeks, so despite zeroing on this particular restaurant I still had some doubts about its ambience and food quality. But once we arrived at the restaurant, the cosy seating arrangement and the multi cuisine food menu reassured me that my food experience here was going to be good.

Basant Restaurant has nothing fancy on their menu - no surprises, no dishes with fancy names, nothing with elaborate recipes - all they have is nice mix of regular items, from north Indian and south Indian dishes to a section full of Chinese food option. There are plenty of options for a four course meal, from delectable soups and starters to tempting colourful sundaes.
We opted to start with crunchy cheese corn rolls, which was my mom's choice, while my dad opted for the light sweetcorn soup instead. Both the items were delicious and a good start to the dinner. 

Crunchy cheese corn rolls

Light sweet corn soup

The cheese corn roll portions were more than enough for two people and by the time I was done with my share, I knew main course would be a little too much for both mom and me. So next in the order was a platter of spicy baby-corn and mushrooms. To tackle the spices, all of us ordered glasses of sweet fresh lime sodas and it went perfectly with the dish. 

Spicy baby-corn and mushroom platter

Sweet lemon soda to tackle the spices 

While both my mom and I were full post this little meal, dad could not resist ordering his staple - stuffed naan cheese naan with gravy, and once it was there even mom joined in to 'sample' the fare. Though I was too full to even look at those heavily buttered naans, but one look at dad was enough to convince me that he was enjoying his meal. *invisible pat on the back!*

Once the table was cleared, it was time for my most favourite part of eating out - dessert! Basant Restaurant is famous for ice-creams so picking one item from their ice-cream menu was a tremendously tough task! But after 5 minutes of serious consultation, a huge glass of tutti-fruity won the competition! Here is what it looked like! A glassful of heaven!

 Tutti-fruity to wrap it up!

So this was my simple and sweet dinner experience with two small eaters. And needless to say, AskMe app made it all very convenient for me by helping me pick up this nice and cosy restaurant. So the next time you are planning to dine out and are uncertain about where to go, check out AskMe for help! They also have the famous foodie due Rocky and Mayur of Highway on My Plate of bard to help you with their food recommendations!

I 'm participating in the RnMOnAskMe activity at BlogAdda.

1 comment:

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