HOMP-Highway On My Plate,is one of my favourite TV shows. I,like Rocky and Mayur wanted to check out some new authentic place I haven’t been. So, i did it.
Today, I happened to drop by a ubiquitous place,only to the real Bengalureans-The Tea Stall,run by the Muslim brothers or bhais(as we address them colloquially).
Personally,I have grown sick of the West-emulating Fast food centres,restaurants and coffee shops. This new attempt today at the Tea Stall was not disappointing.
The menu,displayed in the shop had the following items-khajoor(a crispy flavoured biscuit),Gol-poori(circular sugar syrupy condiment),Badusha(another sweet condiment),samosas,kachori and my favourite-Sulaimani(Black lemon tea) with mirchi bajjis(I didn’t know a few,so checked up with the bhai there;)).
The taste seems lot different from whatever I’ve been eating,and you can enjoy it too if you can forget about hygiene for sometime. That’s the only negative aspect.
Nevertheless,trying it once-a-while would do no harm,as loads of people buzz around these places incessantly day-in and day-out.
More than anything,the warmth and hospitality these people show is overwhelming.