Movie Theatre Fuel

What three snacks do you always get at the movie theater?

What do you usually get? I always go for the classics – especially since last year (remember, I stopped going to movie theatres from 2005-2016). That’s popcorn and Coke/Pepsi. The popcorn options in Cinepolis and Lulu;s PVR are the same – classic salted, cheese and caramel. I love the flavoured kind so I usually go for either cheese or caramel.

Cinepolis (though they are closed at the moment due to building violations in the mall that they are located in) has a deal with Coke, so when I go there I get Coke. Lulu PVR has Pepsi so I usually get a Pepsi there. There are other soft drinks, cold frappes and coffees too but this what I usually get to drink there and I usually go with the medium size and once in a while I take large.

The third one is obviously candy. Chocolate balls or bars of any kind, though it has been ages since I have bought one in. I would also say that nachos are another option. They offer nachos with dips like salsa and others at these two multiplexes. There are sandwiches and other stuff as well.

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Food Review #191

The Chicken Maharaja Junior Mac – the single patty version of the Chicken Maharaja Mac – is nice flame grilled chicken patty with the usual sauces, jalepenos, cheese and onions. The chicken wings or McWings are pretty good too. Both are an 8 outta 10!

My Fav Pasta Recipe

Share your favorite pasta recipe.

American Chop Suey is an Indo Chinese dish which is available in many Chinese restaurants in India. We have no clue as to why this is called American Chopsuey – it isn’t the same as the dish with that name in the USA. But it is one of my fav dishes to eat. The combination of crispy noodles, beef, chicken and/or seafood with crunchy vegetables topped with sauce and egg makes it look and taste appetizing.

  1. Boil the noodles according to the package instructions or till the noodles is perfectly cooked. Do not overcook it.
  2. Make ‘bulls eye’ eggs – basically sunny-side-up.
  3. After draining the noodles, deep fry in oil little at a time till it becomes crispy. Remove on paper towels to remove excess oil.

For Making The Sauce

  1. Put a wok or stir fry pan on high heat. Add 1-2 tblsp of oil.
  2. Add the chicken strips to this and stir fry on high heat for about 2 minutes.
  3. Add beef strips and any seafood if you want to add them.
  4. Add the finely chopped garlic, ginger and sliced onions. Continue to fry till the chicken gets cooked.
  5. Now add all the veggies and stir fry on high heat so that all the vegetables should be cooked but still retain their crispiness.
  6. In the mean time, take the corn flour in a separate bowl and add the chicken stock to it little by little so that it gets mixed up without forming any lumps. Add the soy sauce, tomato ketchup, chilly sauce, salt and pepper to this.
  7. Add this mixture to the cooked veggies and let it cook for about 10 minutes till the sauce is reduced and thickened. Taste the sauce to check for seasonings.

To serve

  1. Place the fried noodles in a plate and crush it slightly with hands.
  2. Put some of the sauce with the veggies and meat on top of the noodles.
  3. Garnish with a bulls-eye egg (sunny side up) on top and serve hot. Top the noodles with the sauce just before serving to retain the crispiness of the noodles.

Delicious and filling and goes well with beer, vodka, rum and anything else.

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Make Them Eggactly As I Tell You To

Share your favorite recipe that includes eggs.

Hmmm, favourite recipe that includes eggs. For a guy who loves his eggs a simple way, like an omelet or bulls-eye/sunny side up, this can be hard.

So once in a while I like a spicy egg burgi or scrambled eggs (especially if it’s duck’s eggs) but I guess my favourite recipe for eggs could possibly be the beef omelet and French toasts. I love meat omelet and either ground beef or mutton would be great. Cook the minced or ground beef/mutton separately with spices and then make an omelet, keeping the minced meat stuffed inside. It’s great that way and perfect while drinking some vodka.

And ofcourse French toasts – who doesn’t love French toasts. Beat eggs in with some milk and salt – other ingredients also welcome – and then dunk your slices of bread in that mix. Then you cook them on a frying pan. Voila! You got French toast. Tasty as hell.

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Lunch & Golden Dragon With Anil

After a long time I was meeting up with Anil for lunch this afternoon. He came up from Thrissur and we settled down in Golden Dragon for some beers and food.


We had the honey glazed sesame pork and Dragon chicken among many others. Food was delicious as usual.


We finished our meal by sharing soup and then went to get some gelato at Milanos.


It’s been way too long since we last met and hopefully the gap will not be this long next time.


Two old geezers taking a selfie outside the restaurant building.

ROSHAN’S ELEVEN: Food Joints In Cochin

So these are my current favourite non-large chain food joints that I like visiting on a regular basis. I’m sure this list will change over time especially since I haven’t been to a few places like The Grill Lab which I am dying to visit. Anyways, for now this is where I love to chow!

  • 360 Degree Pizzeria
  • The Burger Junction
  • Cocoa Tree
  • Lil America
  • French Toast
  • Cafe 17
  • Burgeria
  • Chai Kofi
  • Kashi Art Cafe
  • Bloomsbury
  • Mash 24