The Best Sandwich?

Sandwich Day! Share your best sandwich recipe.

There’s a lot of sandwiches that are just awesome and I cannot pick one sandwich that is above everything else. Or can I? Yeah let’s look at this one.

A club sandwich! The king of all sandwiches. Let’s see ….three slices of toasted soft, delicious, fresh bakery bread. Spread mayo and not just the plain type but a slightly tangy, garlic or spicy payo. NO LETTUCE!! Sorry. A little onions, tomatoes and maybe pickles. Grilled chicken chunks and crispy bacon inside one section and in the other we keep egg salad and cucumber. Or even a nice omelet.

Can you beat that baby?


Corn Crunk In My Sundae

Today’s breakfast is cornflakes. Just regular ole cornflakes with a little milk in the bowl and a dash of sugar. Nothing fancy like nuts or berries or other fruit in it. Plain ole, plain ole! I like this for breakfast 2-3 times in a week.

But what is this obsession that Malayalees have in adding cornflakes in ice cream sundaes? I dunno, I haven’t seen it anywhere else in India (not that I travel much) but in Kerala, they tend to add cornflakes at the bottom of the sundaes, along with nuts and dried raisins. While I understand nuts,  berries, fruits and dried raisins, what the hell is cornflakes doing in the bowl or glass? It does not belong there.

Did it start so to economize the amount of ice cream that they have put in the bowl so fill it partly with cheap stuff like cornflakes to make the bowl seem more filled when in reality you are being stingy with the ice cream. I guess so. Or do some people just really like crunchy stuff in their ice cream? But why not give it as an option rather than putting it in all the sundaes?

Food, Glorious Food

There was a plan to have a dinner outing from the office this evening. So we had a bigwig coming to India from the Philippines and he wanted to take our team out for dinner. That’s nice but I and two other from my team had 8:30 am shifts and so should we stay back till 11pm when the dinner was supposed to end?

Anyhow, since it’s your boss, your superboss and another bigwig you have to attend. They had picked Zaatar Arabian Restaurant for tonight’s dinner. Well, one of their three outlets. This is a nice place with lots of seating.


The food was amazing and plentiful and it just kept coming one after the other. What you see in these two pics is just a small portion of the stuff. There was soup, juice, tea and plenty of starters. Mushroom, seasfood, mutton, beef and chicken starters. And then huge kuzhi mandhi and sizzlers and two large platters of chicken.


We ended up having to parcel a bunch of the food and even cancelled two dishes. The chicken was amazing, the beef was amazing, the seafood was awesome and the mutton in the madhi was succulent beyond belief! Hmmm everything was so good.

This has become a must go to restaurant.

Afternoon In Couchyn

My only agenda for today was to go and pay the advance for the new dvd/bookshelf that I am having custom built at a furniture store nearby. After I did that I went to Coucyhn for some drink and good food.


I hadn’t had any breakfast and having woken up at 9 am and the fact that it was almost 12:45 pm by then, I was starving. I ordered a half tandoori chicken and a Budweiser. That went down well indeed.


A while later I moved onto vodka. My cousin turned me onto Smirnoff Espresso vodka mixed with Coke which makes it taste a lot like iced coffee. This is awesome.


I also ordered a plated of grilled beef with veggies, which is a superb dish. They ought to market this dish a lot more.


At around 3pm I left and came back home and watched a movie. Now I’m listening to some tunes and drinking a juice.

Food Review #256

Cheesy Chicken Burger at Burger Hutz with a Vanilla shake and French fries (with mayo). Chicken patty with onions, cheese, tomato and for some reason they add ketchup to the burger. Shake is an average vanilla shake, good french fries (for this kind of a joint).

Pork Biryani Recipe

2 lbs pork loin, cut into 1 inch cubes
3 inches piece gingerroot, grated
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tablespoons garam masala (an Indian spice, you can probably find it with the spices at the store)
1?2 teaspoon chili powder
1?2 teaspoon unsecured cash loan ground turmeric
4 green chilies, finely chopped
3 tablespoons chopped mint
4 tablespoons ground coriander
2 1?2 cups basmati rice
4 onions, thinly sliced
1?2 cup oil
4 ounces butter, melted
8 ounces plain yogurt
1?2 teaspoon saffron thread, soaked in
2 tablespoons hot milk
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 1?3 cups whole wheat flour (barley, wheat, etc)
1 teaspoon salt

    1. Mix the pork in a bowl with the ginger, garlic, garam masala, chili powder, tumeric, chillies, mint and coriander. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
    2. The to borrow money next day, put the sliced onion in a colander, sprinkle with salt to draw liquid out of the onions. Discard liquid, rinse onions and pat dry.
    3. Heat oil and butter in a dutch oven, then fry onions until golden brown (about 10 loan amorization minutes). Remove onions and drain. Pour off and reserve all but about 2 tbsp of the butter and oil.
    4. Fry the pork in the dutch oven until well browned. Add cooked onions and yogurt and cook on low for 40 minutes.
    5. In a large saucepan, boil enough water to cover rice. Add rice, return to the boil, and cook 5 minutes.
    6. Drain rice, spread on top of onions and pork in dutch oven. Drizzle with lemon juice, saffron/milk mixture, and the leftover butter and oil.
    7. Preheat the oven to 425 Fahrenheit.
    8. Make a dough by adding a little water to the flour and 1 tsp salt. Roll dough into a long, thin sausage shape, and press along the top rim of the dutch oven. When the lid is placed on this dough, it will form a seal between the lid and base of the dutch oven.
    9. Cook sealed dutch oven on high heat for 5 minutes before transferring to oven. Bake in oven for 40 minutes.
    10. Remove from oven, break dough seal and enjoy.

From The Genius Kitchen

Food Review #255

The monsterous Double Decker burger at Kahawa Cafe – a middle bun, smaller patties, fried eggs, tomato, onions, 2 slices of cheese, lettuce with French Fries and Peanut Butter & Chocolate milkshake to wash it down. That was extremely filling and totally worth it. The milkshake is awesome and I will order that many times.

Favourite Breakfast Food

Well, I happen to be a minimalist breakfast eater since 2015 since I work late evening shifts and tend to wake up late. Hence I just skip breakfast or keep it down to a single sandwich. My current breakfast of choice, if I wake up by 10 or 10:30 am on a weekday is to toast two large slices of bread and smear some eggless mayo on it. Keeping it light here folks!

My favourite breakfast of all time, and I really don’t need more than that people, is four slices of toast with a two or three egg omelet. Preferably duck’s eggs if I can get them otherwise hen’s eggs will do. Sometimes it’s bulls-eyes or fried eggs (if that’s what you call them) with the toast. That and coffee. Two cups during the morning.

The Full English – well that is something I would love to do but not regularly. I have had versions of the Full English; everything else minus the has browns or mushrooms and definitely without the blood sausage. We just don’t get them here or make them.

What A Pizza!

How do you like your pizza (and do you call it a pizza pie)?

Aha – I love this prompt! Pizza is my favourite food, the best gift that Italy has given mankind. It is the best thing ever and it can cure your ails and the blues.

Ok, let’s give it a try – I want a greenwoods personal credit tomato sauce based one and a white sauce or Alfredo sauce one. On the tomato sauce one – I want Pepperoni, mushrooms, Italian sausages and green peppers. On the Alfredo sauced one – I want grilled chicken, bacon, jalapenos, bell peppers and caramalized onions.

Simple yet delicious. Oh and I love Hawaiian ones too. You can also substitute grilled chicken, jalapenos, black olives and pineapple pieces in it as well. Yum, now I want a pizza!

Prompt from 30 DAYS OF SEPTEMBER WRITING PROMPTS at the SitsGirls