In a nutshell:
A roadside ‘French’ Dhaba which has no French Connection but serves lipsmacking good egg dishes.
Meal for 2 : Rs. 80 onwards
Website: French Omelet
Google map: French
How to get there: Take a right from Rajeev Chowk on NH8 (if facing Jaipur), Keep going straight. At one point the road narrows & u pass thru a congested market. After u cross it, u find Shiva’s idol in the road divider. Keep going straight till u reach a small roundabout (gol chakkar). Cross this & keep going forward till u come to a crossing with Atul Kataria Marg. The store is right in the corner of this crossing. Just ask someone at this point.
Cuisine Type: Egg dishes
We were curious to visit the place when my friend told me that there is a shop called French Omelet in Old Gurgaon. It sounded as crazy as a Dhodha shop in Paris!!!!!
Since the original recipe was continental & since it has been Indianlized, it is dual classified under Indian & Continental.
Seeing that my friend was very upbeat about the food here,we along with some foodie friends visited the shop. The shop looked like any other roadside shop that sells food in India. We asked why it was called French Omelet & what was the French Connection. The answer we got was quite cloudy & I guess it meant that the term ‘French’ sounded good – So it was chosen as a name.
We first ordered for Omelet with half fried toast. Some people call this French Toast in India. It is conceptually an omelette & bread stuck to it & is salty (not sweet like the original French Toast).
On top of the omelet-bread, they sprinkled a dark powdered masala, onions, few drops of lemon & minced coriander leaves. The masala as it is tasted like churan but it gave an unbelievably good twist to the taste of the Omelet-bread. All this was then served with a green chutney which apart from the usual dhania (coriander) & pudina (mint), also had nuts in it !!!! The chutney was marvellous & before I ate this combination, I had no idea how good bread, egg & chutney can taste when they land on ur tastebuds.
They used a quarter of an 100g Amul Butter pack per dish for frying. That surely contributed to the taste.
Forget the ‘French’ name & this is one of the most chatpata yet simple & different dish that I have had recently. Cool.
We then had a sunny side up with a toast –It was a sunny side up between two slices of crispy fried bread. The butter, the masala & the tinge of sour were all there but this tasted different due to the difference in texture of both the bread & the egg. Too good once again.
Post this we had masala Boiled eggs. This was boiled poultry eggs sliced into half & topped with minced onions, coriander & the masala. This was good too but I have had better. The same thing wud have tasted much better with the organic eggs like Bajaj Eggs or Keggs, that are available nowadays in the Supermarkets in Gurgaon.
Overall – Very Highly recommended.