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Second wife kitchen (Bhubaneswar Puri Road, orissa)

In a nutshell: Super interesting eatery with a super quirky name , super serious about the food they serve Address & other details: second wife kitchen Meal for 2: ₹100 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill & tips also. http://www.yummraj.com does not … Continue reading Second wife kitchen (Bhubaneswar Puri Road, orissa)

Dalema (Plot no. 10, Aditya Plaza, Unit 4, Bhubaneshwar)

In a nutshell A large eatery with forgettable food, average service – a missed opportunity in the heart of the city. Address & other details:  Dalema Meal for 2: Rs. 500 Cuisine type:  vegetarian & nonvegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill & tips also. http://www.yummraj.com does not have even one featured / sponsored … Continue reading Dalema (Plot no. 10, Aditya Plaza, Unit 4, Bhubaneshwar)

Baba sweets (medical Chowk, konarak, Odisha)

In a nutshell: A lovely breakfast in this sign board less shack – worth revisiting Address & other details:  Baba sweets Meal for 2: 50 onwards Cuisine type :  vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill & tips also. http://www.yummraj.com does not have even one featured / sponsored reviews. YUMMRAJ believes in going to … Continue reading Baba sweets (medical Chowk, konarak, Odisha)

Kanika ( Mayfair Lagoon, 8-B, Jayadev Vihar, Bhubaneshwar)

In a nutshell: A lovely odiya meal in a very nice small restaurant, that we will remember for long Address & other details:  Kanika Meal for 2: 500 onwards Cuisine type :  vegetarian & nonvegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill & tips also. http://www.yummraj.com does not have even one featured / sponsored reviews. … Continue reading Kanika ( Mayfair Lagoon, 8-B, Jayadev Vihar, Bhubaneshwar)

Chilika dhaba (Road from NH5 to Panthanivas, Barkul, Odisha)

In a nutshell: We travelled 130 km each way to eat here since Rocky and Mayur had called it the best dhaba in india – the drive was not worth any more. unfortunately it seems the dhaba has changed hands / malik has got old / complacent -now it’s still good but not wow. Address & other details:  Chilika dhaba Meal for 2: 500 onwards Cuisine … Continue reading Chilika dhaba (Road from NH5 to Panthanivas, Barkul, Odisha)

Pahala (Bhubaneshwar Cuttack highway, Odisha)

Pahala is the name of a place. There are a large number of un named stalls here. This is a review of one of them In a nutshell : One of the best roadside cluster of shops selling sweets We have come across so far Google map:  Pahala Meal for 2: 30 onwards Cuisine type :  vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by … Continue reading Pahala (Bhubaneshwar Cuttack highway, Odisha)

Odisha ( Orissa Stall , Dilli Haat , Aurobindo Marg, opp. INA market, Delhi)

In a nutshell: Went in with high expectations & that was smashed by bad execution of a good plan. Long menu card with many options, very good serving staff but I guess lack of supervision & leading to suboptimal Quality Control. Address & other details: Dilli Haat Meal for 2: Rs. 250 onwards. Cuisine type : Vegetarian & Nonvegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed … Continue reading Odisha ( Orissa Stall , Dilli Haat , Aurobindo Marg, opp. INA market, Delhi)

Dalma (Odisa Niwas, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi)

In a nutshell:

Good simple interiors, good service & a very enjoyable, subtle, authentic Oriya cuisine in the land of strong tastes – Delhi

Inside the restaurant

Address & other details: Odisa Niwas

Meal for 2: Rs. 160 onwards

beautiful paintings on the walls & also on the ceilings

Cuisine Type: Vegetarian & Nonvegetarian

Short Description – In case u r in a hurry:

Simple non fussy interiors with lots of beautiful Odisa paintings all around & above. The stained glass that surrounds the Dining hall is covered with nice colorful glass painting. Much better visually than the more popular Andhra Bhawan few kilometers away.

Beautiful colored glass painting

Previously was run by the Odisa Government but is now run by a chain of Restaurants that serve odisa food – Dalma. They claim to be the first ever Odisa food Restaurant.

The staff wears uniform given by the restaurant – they are good. Some of them speak hindi with a heavy Odisa accent. A little patience bears good fruit as the guys are nice.

Menu card is colorful wit photographs in the same manner that one sees a lot in China & hongkong. What is however interesting is that the pics are all downloaded from net & do not necessarily represent the actual food that is being served. Example – We looked at the picture of fried fish & said ‘We want this fish’. Pat came the reply ‘Sorry sir, that’s just a picture. What we have is ****’.

colorful menu

Peep into the prices (in the picture below) & u will be stunned. Is this Delhi price or Odisa price? Is this 2012 price or 1992 price? Side dishes starting as low as Rs. 15!!!! For inmates of Odisa Niwas, any meal costs only Rs. 10.

About the food – We were lucky to have two of our friends from Odisa with us at Lunch. One of them said twice – this is just like it is at home. The other friend was a bit disappointed & said ‘ I wud give 6 / 10 to this lunch’. I said ‘why’. He said ‘ I did not feel that I ate out today – I felt that I am eating at home. What’s the point?’. Interesting conflict of perspectives – It is this point that I found most interesting – I am getting to eat authentic almost home cooked Odisa food sitting in Delhi at prices if 1992 – wow.

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