RADISSON BLU PLAZA | THE GREAT KABAB FACTORY

Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Airport
Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Airport

Radisson Blu Plaza is a 5 star property situated on Delhi – Gurugram Expressway. You are spoilt with choices when it comes to dining at this place. Savour the authentic kababs at “The Great Kabab Factory” or enjoy buffet spreads at the all day dining restaurant, “NYC”. Enjoy Thai cuisine and cocktails at “Neung Roi” and “Savannah Bar”. The award winning R- The Spa is the best place to pamper yourself after a long day.

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THE GREAT KABAB FACTORY | DINING EXPERIENCE

The Great Kabab Factory
The Great Kabab Factory ( INR 5000 for two – approx.)

The Great Kabab Factory is an Indian speciality restaurant which brings the buffet experience to your table. Restaurant serves the set menu in both vegetarian and non – vegetarian option. They claim to own the bank of 450+ authentic kabab recipes from all over the world.

AMBIENCE

Ambience of this place truly matches it’s name ” The Great Kabab Factory”. Dim lights and brick wall finish gives it a factory sort of vibe. Furniture is quite minimalistic which compliments the interiors. Long curtains in royal blue color draped over huge windows adds the royal charm which a fine dining restaurant must have.

OUR BEST PICK

Kabab

Veg. Galouti Kabab with Ulte Tawe ka Paratha
Veg. Galouti Kabab with Ulte Tawe ka Paratha

This was the first starter from the set menu and we absolutely loved it. Soft and succulent Veg. Galouti Kabab has a melt in mouth texture. Ulte Tawe ka Paratha takes it to another level by adding the much needed crunch and bite. Paratha is crisp and kabab is super soft making it the perfect accompaniment for each other. Kabab has a spicy after taste which adds the kick. Add some onion slices, green chutney and hung yoghurt dip to enjoy all the flavours at the same time.

A no. of delicious kababs were served after this, but this is something which we won’t forget.

Main Course

Main course at THE GREAT KABAB FACTORY
Main Course at THE GREAT KABAB FACTORY

We were already full by savouring the tempting kababs but couldn’t resist the main course at this place.

From the Indian breads section we opted for “Laccha Paratha”. In curries, we had two options – “Mutter Mushroom and Shahi Paneer”. Being a mushroom lover, I decided to go with it. We preferred “Dal Factory” over “Dal Tadka” as it is the speciality of the place. Dal Factory is dal makhni to which the restaurant adds the special touch.

” Subz Biryani” served here is made with the best quality long grain basmati rice. Assortment of garden fresh vegetables and selection of whole spices is what works with the rice to make this recipe heavenly. Biryani is accompanied by “Boondi Raita” which is a treat on it’s own.

Dessert

Kesar Badam Kulfi at RADISSON BLU PLAZA
Kesar Badam Kulfi

Kesar Badam Kulfi was definitely the star in the dessert section. Although, I am not a big fan of kulfi but trying this, made me one. Kesar Badam Kulfi is made by simmering the milk flavoured with badam and Kesar on low flame. Milk is stirred continuously at low flame until it’s quantity gets reduced to half. The reduced milk is then poured into moulds and frozen until set.

Kulfi was loaded with almonds which can be tasted in every bite. Kesar adds nice color and fragrance. We would prefer this indian delight over other ice creams any day. A no. of desserts such as pan ice cream , rabdi – jalebi and kesar halwa were served as well.

The meal ended with “Pan” which is an Indian mouth freshener. Not only it makes the breath fresh after a meal but also helps in digestion and prevents diseases like diabetes.

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Radisson Blu, KAUSHAMBI | DINING EXPERIENCE

Dining Experience at AVATAR, RADISSON BLU, KAUSHAMBI

Radisson Blu, Kaushambi is a luxury hotel located in near East Delhi. The hotel is economical in comparison to other hotels of same standard located in the city centre. This place has a number of options to choose from for gourmet dining. Hotel has 3 restaurants, 1 bar and a bakery. We chose to dine at the Avatar.

Avatar, radisson blu kaushambi

Radisson Blu, Kaushambi
AVATAR AT RADISSON BLU, KAUSHAMBI

Avatar is a multi-cuisine restaurant which is 24/7 operational. From dosas to pizza and dal rice to risotto, this place serves delicacies from all over the world making it ideal for both tourists and locals.

Ambience

Main highlight of this place is the massive counter for buffet which is right at the entrance of the restaurant. Walking through the aisle of delicious food will surely make you drool. Large dining space and fine dining interiors uplifts the ambience. This place looks more appealing at night.

Our best pick

Pizza
Pizza Primevera
Farmhouse Pizza
Pizza Primevera ( INR. 650+ taxes)

Being a true lover of Italian cuisine I could not resist myself from ordering pizza after looking at the pizza section on the menu. They serve variety of thin crust pizza with different toppings. You can always request to get customized topping for as customer satisfaction is their priority.

We ordered pizza primevera, which has a thin crust base loaded with a selection of vegetables. Fermented all-purpose flour is stretched and slathered with marinara sauce made with premium quality tomatoes and herbs. A generous helping of fresh mozerella cheese is then added over the sauce. Stretched dough is finally topped with bell peppers, mushrooms, olive, onions and jalapenos which adds color to the classic tomato sauce and cheese combination. It is the baked in a pre-heated oven until cheese melts and base becomes crisp.

Stringy and gooey cheese holds the vegetables together and streches upon biting into the pizza. Pizza seasoning and red chilli flakes are served on the side so that you can add same as per your liking.

Fresh vegetables as topping on the pizza makes up for all the junk food indulgence. On the side, we opted for the regular diet soda. Although, a variety of refreshing drinks are available to choose from. They also serve alcoholic drinks and you may order the same if age permits.

Our experience at this place was amazing. Delicious food and heart-warming hospitality is all what we crave for and this is one of those place where you can experience it. If you are travelling anywhere near East Delhi, then this place definitely deserves a visit!

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PARK INN BY RADISSON, BREAKFAST BUFFET

BREAKFAST BUFFET AT RBG, PARK INN BY RADISSON

Park Inn by Radisson is situated in Patparganj, East Delhi. It has all the basic amenities which a regular five star property has. However, the price is on the cheaper side. It is a total value for money when compared to other hotels.

Park Inn by Radisson offers 5 star buffet at budget hotel price! Have unlimited gourmet food as more than 20+ dishes are being served.

Rbg, Bar & Grill

Rbg, Bar & Grill is the multi cuisine restaurant of Park Inn by Radisson, Patparganj. The restaurant is located at at the ground floor. Colour scheme of the restaurant it is quite vibrant with the mix of colours like blue, yellow and green. Walls are decorated with artistic murals and paintings. Buffet counter is right in the middle of the restaurant. Price for breakfast buffet for two people is INR. 2000 approx but it is complimentary with the stay.

Food

Rbg, Bar & Grill is the multi cuisine restaurant so various dishes are served at the buffet. From parathas to salads and gulab jamun to doughnuts, they have it all. What I like the most is the live counter facility. Items like dosa, uttapam and omelette are available on order. They are served hot and fresh, right from the skillet to diner’s table.

Beverage section also has a great variety. In the hot beverage section they have Cappuccino, Espresso, Latte, Masala tea, Regular tea, Green tea etc. Whereas, in the cold beverage section they have lassi, smoothie, cold coffee, coolers and fruit juices.

What we had for Breakfast?

Breakfast buffet at RBG, Bar & Grill has good options for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. We are vegetarian, so we would review vegetarian items only.

Bread Section

Breads served at this place are so perfect! Crispy on the outside and fluffy from inside. Multigrain bread, garlic knots, dinner rolls, garlic loaf and olive rolls were displayed in the bread section. These can be toasted just before serving and topped with choice of butter. Garlic and parsley butter is what we opted for as a topping on our olive rolls which were accompanied by cappuccino coffee.

Breakfast Cereals

More than 6 varities of breakfast cereals are served and we have the option for hot/cold milk. Toppings like honey, dry fruits, seeds and berries are also available which can be added as per preference. Although, I am not a big fan of breakfast cereals but when presented so beautifully, anyone would be tempted to give it a try!

Breakfast buffet Doughnuts
Doughnuts and muffins

If you love baked goodies like I do, this is the perfect place for you. Their bakery staff deserves appreciation to craft such a beautiful baked goodies. They are not only a treat for your taste buds but also an eye candy. Just look at these, they look so beautiful! Fluffy doughnuts sprinkled with powdered sugar looks like they are straight out of Angel’s kitchen!

Like the other sections, this section also has good options to choose from such as fruit bread, regular doughnuts, chocolate doughnuts, danish pastry, cinnamon rolls, muffins and crossiants.

We also tried puris, parathas, dosa and a lot of dishes from the North Indian section as well.

We are regular visitor at this place. Other delicacies shall be discussed in the next blog!

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Mein kun | THE Leela ambience convention hotel

Mein Kun is the pan asian dining restaurant at The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel. This 5 star property is located in East Delhi. Know more about this place below.

Mein Kun
Mein Kun, The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel

Mein kun, The pan asian dining restaurant

The ultimate place to visit for pan asian food lovers. Authentic oriental cuisine served here is made with the premium quality ingredients which are sourced from the east asian countries.

Opening time is only from 7:00 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. Reservations can be made via local dining apps or through direct email to hotel.

Our experience

We tried this place ago few months ago, on our staycation at The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel.

We were craving for some light snacks for dinner as the lunch buffet at Cafe Knosh kept us full till late evening. As this place only open up for dinner, it was the perfect time explore some authentic oriental snacks. Mein Kun is right adjacent to the Cafe Knosh.

Ambience

As soon as you enter, you can see the statue of Lord Buddha which is absolutely adorable and would attract your attention for a while. People loved getting photographed beside this statue. This place has 3 sections, first is the waiting area where the statue of Lord Buddha is placed, second is the common dining area and third is for private gathering which can be booked for parties. Each section is divided by the heavy wooden partitions with detailed carvings. Interiors of this place are worth appreciation. Yellow lights , heavy chandeliers and walls studded with beautiful artefacts makes this place look like a dining hall of a royal palace.

food

Mock meat spring rolls, ( INR. 750)

For appetizer we ordered the mock meat spring rolls. Spring rolls are always the first choice for me when ordering appetizers from the pan asian section. They are crunchy, juicy and delicious! They had the mock meat spring rolls in the menu which is a good choice if you are vegetarian like me. Mock meat is made with soyabean. It’s texture is almost like meat but it is 100% plant based. Small chunks of mock meat seasoned with oriental spices are tossed with juliennes of garden fresh vegetables and rolled in wonton wrappers. Wonton rolls are then deep fried until golden and served with sweet chilli sauce.

Wok Tossed Noodles ( INR. 650)

For main course we ordered “Wok Tossed Noodles” from their noodles section. Thin stringy and bouncy noodles tossed in a wok , Hakka style with a lot of fresh vegetables is a true delight. They accompanied with variety of sauces which you can add to your noodles as per your liking. I like spicy food so I added generous amount of red chilli sauce, if you like it on the tangier side then pickled ginger would be your best choice.

We were completely full by the time we finished both the dishes, so we decided to skip the dessert.

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Holiday Inn, Buffet dinner

Holiday Inn , is a 5 star property located in Delhi,Mayur Vihar. It has the facility of luxurious suites, swimming pool, spa-salon, restaurants and all the other basic amenities which a 5 star property should have.

I love having gourmet dining experiences and recently I visited Cafe on 3, the casual dining restaurant by Holiday Inn.

Melon skewers for appetizer

Tiny spheres of ripe water melon, skewered with fresh mozzarella cheese are dipped in honey , lemon and olive oil dressing which adds flavours to this delicate dish in right amount.

Soul of this recipe is it’s simplicity. All you want to taste is the sweetness of melon and freshness of cheese when you take a bite. Dressing just helps to combine the flavours and enhance the aroma.

As soon as you take a bite into it , you can feel the water melon juices mixing with stringy mozerella which almost feels like nature’s candy.

Vegan Sushi

Sushi is a very popular east asian delicacy which is traditionally made with seafood. Most of the people believe that sushi can only taste good if it is made the traditional way. Vegan Sushi served here totally changed my perception. It was vegan and it was delicious!

Vegan version of Sushi is made with choice of vegetables wrapped in Japanese/sushi rice rolls and topped with nori sheets. Vegetables adds the flavour and color, sushi rice adds the body and texture and nori sheets adds the crunch. It is best served with soy sauce, wasabi and pickled ginger. These have sweet and sour flavours with a pungent after taste. Some vegan sushi varieties which are very popular are:

  • Nasu Nigiri
  • Avocado Nigiri
  • Kappa Maki
  • Shinko Maki/ Takuan Maki
  • Kampyo Maki
  • Ume, Cucumber Shiso Makizushi

I prefer Kappa Maki and Avocado Nigri. I also had some thepla and mirch achar which is a gujarati dish (you can see that in my plate) because I could not stop myself from trying all the delicious food which was right in front of me. I know thepla with Sushi is a weird combo, but trust me you need to try it all when you are a food lover. (wink)

I was so full after having this, that I decided to head over desserts section.

Pastries and tarts

I have a special desire to try all the western style desserts. Dessert section was filled with variety of pastries, pies and tarts. All in different vibrant colors were super welcoming to eyes. Some were topped with red cherries, some with green kiwi, and others with chocolate, caramel and banana. This beautiful site would make any one drool over these desserts.

The first dessert I had was banana caramel cake slice. Soft vanilla cake slices were topped with caramel sauce and thin banana slices. Cake was as soft as an airy sponge is. Same was with the mango pastry. Super soft vanilla cake loaded with whipped cream and fresh mango slices can take anyone to heaven at the very first bite.

Mini Rajbhog is something from the Indian desserts section but I have a special place in my heart for it. This is my mother’s favourite dessert and I am having this since my childhood days.

My experience at this place was very good. Food was delicious and customer service is top notch. This is a 24 hours open restaurant and you may visit any time but I would recommend going at night because vibe is quite special at that time. Sitting beside the pool option is available as well, and if the weather is good you should definitely go for it. Terrace pool is right next to this restaurant and you get a view of it while enjoy delicious meal.

Comment down below if you would visit this place? If you did visit here, kindly share your experiences.

Dining Experience at Singh Sahib, The Eros Hotel

The Eros Hotel, is a 5 star property located in South Delhi, Nehru Place. It has the facility of luxurious suites, swimming pool, spa-salon, restaurants and all the other basic amenities which a 5 star property should have.

I love having gourmet dining experiences and recently I visited Singh Sahib, the fine dining restaurant by The Eros Hotel.

We ordered Chilli Cheese Naan , Khushk Bhuna Jeera Aloo, Bhindi Do Pyaza , Dal Makhani, Palak Paneer.
Chilli Cheese Naan was the main highlight of dinner. Chilli Cheese Naan is not your regular naan. It is crispy, buttery and cheesy! Studded with green chillies, coriander leaves and Nigella seeds, they not only look gorgeous but tastes like heaven as well. As soon as you bite into them, it bursts in your mouth like a cheese bomb leaving you mesmerized.

Chilli Cheese Naan studded with fresh green chillies

To pair this amazing fusion bread we ordered a bunch of North Indian Curries which were equally good. Palak was fresh and paneer was silky. This curry had melt in mouth texture. Khushk Bhuna Jeera Aloo was spicy, perfectly cooked potato dices were coated in toasted cumin seeds, flavoured with green chillies, coriander and medley of spices. Bhindi do Pyaza was prepared with fresh okra and onions. Onions adds the mellow sweetness to the dish which compliments well with the spicy okra.

Indian Curries

Speciality of this place is that you can enjoy live ghazals while enjoying your food. Also, they have a live kitchen which is good to look at and you can also see how your food is prepared.

Live Ghazal at Singh Sahib, The Eros Hotel

Visit here to revive your “Punjabi” spirit of celebration with these traditional delicacies, hailing from Pakistan, North India and Punjab along with live evening ghazals in this 5-star restaurant in New Delhi.
It is the best place in town for a fine dining experience with family.

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The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Birthday 2019

The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel is a 5 star property situated in East Delhi. It is the perfect option if you are looking for a staycation in New Delhi. You can book a room for you on weekend to pamper yourself on a special occasion or whenever you want, and that is what I and my family did last year on my birthday.

It is my birthday today and we are in lockdown. I am looking at the photos from my birthday last year and cherishing those fun moments.

We checked in our room around 12 a.m. and had lunch after sometime at cafe knosh.

Price – 950 rs + taxes

Cafe Knosh at – The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel serves the best wood-fired pizzas. My favourite one is the capricciossa pizza which is topped with exotic mushrooms , fresh mozzarella , olives and artichoke hearts.
Pizza crust is crunchy and vegetables are fresh. I can feel the burst of flavours in my mouth just by looking at this picture. Pizza is my comfort food and what else could be the best thing to order for lunch on my birthday?

Olive Rolls Served Complimentary

The things I like the most about the gourmet experiences is the complimentary goodies you get with your main order. Who doesn’t like complimentary stuff after all?

Before serving the pizza they served warm, fluffy and delicious olive rolls. They were super soft from inside and crunchy from outside, topped with big chunks of black olives which added both flavour and aroma to it. We devoured it with some salted butter.

After having lunch we took some rest in our room before taking a dip in the swimming pool. In the scorching heat of May taking a dip in chilled water is the next best thing you can do after having a gourmet meal at a 5 star restaurant.

In the night after having north indian curries and breads for dinner , we were served my customized birthday cake which we booked a day before.

I must mention this cake in my blog as it was my birthday cake which I am definitely missing this year. It was a dark chocolate cake. Soft chocolate cake was generously layered with chocolate ganache. Topping of freshly whipped cream balances out the bitterness of dark chocolate making it a perfect dessert.

I am definitely looking forward to celebrate my birthday there after the lockdown ends. Although it won’t be that special as it would have been if celebrated today but it will still make me happy.

Comment down below if lockdown has ruined your birthday as well?