In a nutshell:
An eatery that stands out due to its unique & creative offering, has great staff members, serves relatively tasty food at not so high prices, already popular among metro travellers , students & young executives. Hardcore foodies might find the food average to good but not outstanding.
Address & other details: Eggers Madhouse
Facebook page: Eggers madhouse
Meal for 2: Rs. 200 onwards
Cuisine type : Vegetarian & Eggeterian
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I rate all the food items & then give a final overall rating which is a simple average of the individual item ratings. What the ratings stand for: 5 = Excellent, 4 = Very Good, 3 = Good, 2 = Fair, 1 = Disaster.
Short Description – in case u r in a hurry:
The food at this shop is Cheap ( in price, not in terms of taste /quality), filling, tasty, different from what is usually available in food courts that is why it stands out & has started being talked about . The food is surely not gourmet, not outstanding but different & good.
I think this eatery is a good option for eggeterians who can taste quite a few popular dishes (usually meaty dishes) with eggs in place of meat. I think it is great for people travelling thru metro (either getting in of Huda City Center or getting out) to have a good hearty meal at not too high rice at a nice air conditioned environment that is neat & clean.
I guess it is also an excellent place for college kids & young executives with relatively lower budgets but zeal to try out new things & experiment.
Hardcore foodies wud however find the food average – at most good. French Omelet, an eggs specialty shop in Old Gurgaon is miles ahead in terms of taste of egg based dishes. However French Omelet lacks the ambience that this eatery provides.
Great initiative I wud say by the founders – to research, get into detail & try to do something nice & different.
The staff members of this shop were excellent – smart young kids running the show. They clearly stood out of the usual crowd. They were very interactive & exuded warmth.Keep it up , guys.
Eggs used for all preparations at Egger’s Madhouse were ordinary, pale yolk, flat tasting, poultry chicken eggs.
The photographs used in the leaflet / signage however showed pictures of organic eggs (naturally fed hen eggs have dark yellow / orange yolk that taste awesome). Well, for most people it wud not matter but these little things really irritate me. Maybe I am getting old!!!
Detailed Description – In case u have the Time to NJOY reading:
We tried Egg chomu – This was shredded boiled eggs in a thick masala. This dish seemed to b the most favorite among the numerous people who told us about this eatery.
It had a bit excess masala that might seem to b on the face. The dish, I wud say, was slightly chatpata. The taste grows on u in a while & then it becomes an auto-transfer from plate to the mouth – hands do not need regular instruction from brain it seems.
The dish was not outstanding but very good. Different from what is usually available in food courts like pao bhaji, bhatura, kababs etc. Rate it 4/5
Our next dish, Egg bun Maska was ok ok . Call it a burger with a difference or a sandwich with a difference. Good for people who just want to fill their tummy with something ‘not bad’ but also ‘not too expensive’ or ‘easy to take away’.
The filling of the bun was less ‘masalaee’ than the chomu. Nothing stood out – neither the bun, nor the filling. The dish overall was not bad either. Rate it 2.5/5
We next moved on to Twisted Omelet – Omelet with Freshly squeezed lemon & sprinkled pepper.
It turned out to b a nice, simple, home like omelet with sliced red & yellow bell pepper. The bell pepper were dunked into the egg in the right time. They were able to retain the crunchiness of the bell pepper – something most people mess up. There were bursts of lemon flavor which were in some places of the omelet. Rest of the areas it was ‘dry day’ for lemon juice….:) Rate this dish 3.5/5
For dessert cum drink we ordered Nutella shake. It was a bit sweet than it shud have been. But I guess it was very good in terms of thickness, texture & also taste. A twist might have elevated it from very good to excellent. Rate it 4/5.
We started with Egg italiano – An egg wrap filled with so called ‘Italian filling’. The filling had, among other veggies, sauteed pepper which had lost their crunch. The tomato based red sauce was nice but far away from being close to perfect / authentic.
The bread that looked so awesome on the plate , was average to taste – infact it was bad.
The Egg was nice & cud b tasted well inspite of it being used like a wrap. Rate this dish 3.5/5
The next dish that we ordered was Egg tikka masala. This came with two paranthas, sweet dahi, salad.
The Parathas were nice & soft. They had the right amount of salt so that they cud b muched on just like that. Rate it 4/5.
The Dahi was sweet, similar to the Western India dessert ‘shrikhand’, but not that sweet. Rate it 4.25/5
The Egg masala was essentially ‘boiled eggs dunked in a thick masala gravy’. The gravy was the average delhi ‘shaadi wala food’ kinda gravy. We disliked it so much that we cud not even finish the full. Rate the tikka masala 2/5. Overall rating of this dish averages out to 3/5
For dessert we tried Pancakes. They were ‘not bad’. They were not soft & fluffy enough.
The home-made pancakes made by this recipe r way better than what we had at Eggers Madhouse.
The Cream served with the pancakes was not the usual sweetened cream. It was Good. The Maple syrup was nice & the Ice cream was good.
Rate this dish 3.5/5.
Overall rating of food at Eggers Madhouse averages out to 3.4/5. I wud not get out of home to eat out here but I wud surely eat out here while I am taking the metro from Huda City Center.