Shree Sagar (CTR), Malleshwaram
Located near the Malleswaram Rotary Club, CTR has been serving delectable dosas since time immemorial. The food does entail a short wait due to the limited seating, but it definitely is worth the wait. One of the best Masala dosas in town, this ghee roasted delicacy is a delight to the senses. The smokiness of the ghee along with a crispy layer enveloping an aloo subzi which is a bit on the spicy side. Combine it with the chutneys and you got a masterful creation. Also in contention is the Benne Masala Dosa.
High Ultra Lounge, Malleshwaram
Situated at the World Trade Centre, Bangalore High Ultra Lounge towers over the rest of Bangalore while doling out some authentic Pan Asian Grub. Spread across 10000 sq feet of area and situated at a height of 420 feet, it’s a visual treat in itself. Known for their dumplings, maki rolls, Spicy Udon noodles, Vietnamese Rice paper rolls and Peking Duck, they are encompassing the whole gamut of South East Asian cuisine. Although a bit on the expensive side, the service and the scenery leave you spellbound.
Alba, JW Marriott, Lavelle Road
One of the best Italian joints in town, Alba at JW Marriott surprises you with authentic comfort food from Italy. The dining area is built around a semi-circular staircase giving a sense of privacy in an ever busy restaurant. Must tries include the Burrata, a fresh mozzarella and tomato salad which impress with fresh flavours. For the mains, the Rissoto al Funghi alongwith the Brodetto are the ones which take the honours. End your meal with an authentic Tiramisu to cap off a romantic evening.
Mangalore Pearl leaves a little touch of Mangalore in the heart of Bangalore.
Situated near the corner of Cole’s road and Wheeler road, it’s easy to miss. The definite orders include Pomfret curry, Surmai curry (King fish or Seer fish), Prawns Masala, Fried Mussels, Chicken Kuri Roti, and Sol kadi. A little on the spicy side, but if you go gaga over Mangalorean cuisine, this is the place for you.
One of the most famous bakeries in the city, Iyengar Bakery is famous for a wide variety of items like Potato bun, apple cake, khara bun, dil pasand, honey cake and benne biscuit. The fresh products and incomparable taste leave a mark on your palate. A non-descript little shop, you can’t mistake it thanks to with long queue outside it.
Location: Next to Jayanagar 4th Block complex, 4th block Main Road
Harima - Run by Japanese owners, Harima is an exclusive Japanese restaurant in Bangalore.This restaurant is on the fourth floor of Devatha Plaza on Residency Road. The Sushi and Sashimi cannot be faulted and the Tempura and Yakitori should please those who want to stick with the familiar. If you wish to be a little more adventurous, go for the Wafu Steak or the Stewed Pork. They serve an excellent Roast Beef, too. The cold Soba Noodles could be just the way to round off a meal. If you want they will serve a light soup at the end of the meal. Well that is how the Japanese like it.
Amogh Tiwari aka Legally foodie and Sudipto De aka Hungry surgical resident, blog together at www.saltandsandals.com a food and lifestyle blog