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TASTE OF THE GOOD OLD DAYS

The presentation is not too fancy but the flavours are tempting and the fare comes at a reasonable price at foodies gourmet kitchen 

For many of us, childhood was the time we enjoyed the neighbourhood restaurant’s butter chicken and dal makhni the most. It would be ordered on rare occasions like ‘good results’ or a favourite uncle’s visit. And the taste was much more delicious than the fare most of today’s restaurants dish out.

When I tasted the butter chicken from Foodies Gourmet Kitchen (FGK), it reminded me of that forgotten childhood taste of butter chicken.

The rest of the food I taste is good too. Fish Tikka (Rs 275) is flaky and robust in its spicing. Chicken 65 (Rs 255) is an ideal chakhna for the tipplers. What I notice with the starters and later with the mains is that the food is not necessarily the prettiest one around, but what it lacks in looks, it more than makes up in taste.

The Butter Chicken (full, Rs 455) is tangy and creamy but not heavy, and it is delicious. Mutton Curry (Rs 335), though looking like an oil slick, is sinfully tasty. Dal Makhni (Rs 155) has a comforting taste to it. The only dish I do not really warm up to is Paneer Tikka Butter Masala (Rs 195) because it is gluggy and too heavy with its cream-topped butter paneer. The accompanying rotis and naans are perfect too.

The food at FGK is generous and honest – and it is good.

Ratings (Out of 5)

Food: 4.0 | Ambience: NA | Service: 4.0 | Value: 4.0 | Overall: 4.0

Meal for two: Rs 600 | Alcohol: No | Credit Card: Yes | Wheel chair friendly: No

Address: Shop 8, District Shopping Centre, Sector 56, Gurgaon Tel: +91 8130172867, +91 8130172748