Being an Indian, our love for street food can never diminish. India is so diverse that even street food varies from region to region, and no wonder, it has a special place in our hearts! Recently, Martini on Heels, was invited to have a taste of an elaborate spread of the street food by Zodiac restaurant at Fortune Select Excalibur. What if I tell you that you get to taste not only the Indian Street food but street food culinary from other countries as well? Yes, you heard me right! And, what better than having a lavish spread of street food which is hygienically prepared at a fine dining restaurant, for a change?
Starting from Kolkatta’s ‘Jhal Muri’, Bihar’s ‘Litti Chokha’, Bengal’s ‘Puchke’, Kolkata’s Chicken Roll, Chandni Chownk’s ‘Chole Bhature’, Purani Dili’s ‘Kachouri Subzi,’ Mysore’s Paddu, ‘Ganne ka Ras’ , and Akki Roti with Mysore Chicken Curry to Indonesian Chicken Satays, South Africa’s Bunny Chow, Mongolian Mixed Meats Grills, and Poland’s French Bread Pizza, you will find it all under one roof! ‘Jhal Muri’ which is the Kolkatta’s version of Bhel Puri was lip smackinly good. ‘Akki Roti with Mysore chicken curry’ was a wonderful combination, something which I tried for the first time. The chicken in the curry was tender and cooked to perfection. Indonesian Chicken Satays were not dry and again, it is one of my favourite street foods. South Africa’s Bunny chow needs special mention as it was a thick curry dish stuffed in a soft bun, something which I enjoyed eating apart from other dishes I had loved. There was a huge spread of desserts as well which had everything from Cakes, Ice- Creams, Halwa, Baklava etc. I personally liked a sweet dish which was a warm, not very sweet, and it was prepared using muesli. It was a perfect dish to satisfy my sugar cravings in this cold weather. However, I wasn’t a fan of their phirni which was a little less thick to my liking. However, one would have so much to choose from that it becomes a little difficult to choose what to indulge into and what to leave!
As far as my experience goes, I was definitely spoilt for choice and, I felt the quality of food was up to my expectations too. Fortune Select Excalibur is a part of the ITC chain, and the food was scrumptious and of good quality. The hotel is not only to the close proximity to Delhi, but also to the airport, and few shopping complexes along with neighbouring tourist attractions like Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary, Sohna Hot Spring, and Biodiversity Park. One can easily spend a day at these tourist attractions or shoping malls, and go for a nice, delicious, relaxed meal at the Zodiac! I found the staff was courteous as well which is a quintessential aspect that cannot be ignored by me whenever I go to dine out at any restaurant.
Martini On Heels’ Recommendations
Jhal Muri, Akki Roti with Mysore Chicken Curry, Bunny Chow