The ultimate dining experience

This past weekend saw me enjoying myself thoroughly – with a childhood friend. We went out for dinner on Sunday. It was a very pleasant and happy experience because I went out for dinner after a reeaaallly, reeaaalllly long time. Moreover, I had a chance to share some fond memories with this friend after a very long time. We went to a restaurant near my place. Nothing fancy – a neat and cozy restaurant, which serves a great variety of dishes with a great taste. Both of us share the same taste in food and the same enthusiasm for life and food, so the entire thing was great fun. Time just flew!!!

The menu gave us a lot of scope for entertainment and timepass. I came to know that Panipuri is called ‘Water balls’ in English!!!! Moreover, I came to know that there are dishes like ‘Chimp’s choice’ (a mocktail made up of pineapple, orange and lemon juice), ‘Devil’s choice’ (again, a mocktail, which is made of chocolate, mint and icecream), ‘Maramari’ (a mixture of mosambi and pineapple juice), ‘Sharp shock’ (a mixture of black grape and apple juice), ‘Red Alert’ (a mixture of carrot and orange juice) and ‘Junglee Paneer’ (a sandwich consisting of paneer, cheese, mayonnaise, carrot and capsicum) and that people order and eat them too!!!! Ain’t the names creative??? It sure was funny hearing, “Ek Red Alert de do.”!!!!

There was a couple on the table next to ours – apparently a husband and wife. The husband held out the chair for the wife and ensured that she was comfortably seated before he had his seat. Both of them placed their order, but the husband’s order was served first. He waited till his wife’s order was also served and then both of them began eating together. So what is so exciting in that? Well, nothing except that both were well over their 60s. Me and my friend found it so sweet that they respected each other even after so many years of being together!!!

That is what I can an ultimate dining experience – fun, sweet memories, beautiful moments, great food and great company!!!



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9 responses to “The ultimate dining experience

  1. priya

    ~drool drool slurp slurp~ can you send me some of that yummy sounding food? im late for lunch! πŸ˜‰

  2. Nithya

    If Panipuri is called Water Balls and Dahi Puri is called Curd Balls, what will Bhel Puri be called πŸ˜€ ??

    “Me and my friend found it so sweet that they respected each other even after so many years of being together!!!” cute…I would love to see that couple πŸ˜€

    Nothing beats a dinner, with good food and an amazing friend πŸ™‚

  3. Priya Iyer


    dunno what crazy name these ppl can come up with!;-)

    absolutely true…nothing can beat a dinner with good food and a great friend!!:-)

  4. Ryan.A.Nash

    looks like a perfect dinner!!! and should have tasted so too i guess!!

    Red alert??? lol.. And water balls??
    what if i want extra puris??

    “hey waiter you got two extra balls??”


  5. Ryan.A.Nash

    and old ppl are cute no matter wat they do..i was on this train bak home….side berth…the ppl in the main berths were 4 old ppl….two “guys” and two “girls”…..two couples whose children are well settled..they had gone for a trip to bhutan…the joy and enthusiasm in them as they narrated their tale was so gr8 to see…talking with them was so much fun..

  6. Priya Iyer


    yeah, it was the perfect dinner:-)
    i actually LOLed on hearing the names…

    your comment was LOL stuff too:-)

    old ppl sometimes have so much enthusiasm in them…such incidents kind of touch you and make you want to live life to the fullest:-)

  7. Sathej

    Good old people.Really sweet!

  8. Priya Iyer


    yeah, we found it very sweet too! πŸ™‚

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