Appetiso : Appetising to the MECHO in me 

If ghosts exist –  After my worldly affairs come to an end, I would definitely apply to be a MECHO BHOOT. The GHOST obsessed with eating fish. They go lurking around homes in search of the smell of FISH and steals them. Considering job applications are a thing in afterlife,  I would a perfect fit –  I absolutely love fish, lurking can be a hobby considering it has a kinda detective note (I’m a fan of detective novels & movies)  and stealing definitely has a trill element.

Coming to this life, the budding Mecho Bhoot in me was satiated by the Good Old Fish and Chips at Appetiso.  It had about 200gms of pure, fresh, juicy basa and a crisp exterior.  This was pure love. #MustTry

Appetiso is a brand selling hygienic fried food with kiosks located at Kasba & Golpark. I thank Akriti Shanghavi Arora,  the owner for her hospitality.

I also liked the fish with mustard sauce. Thick fish fries with some tangy mustard was blissful.  The quantity was quite decent.

What I loved about  Appetiso is that the fries weren’t heavy on the stomach.  And they were cooked in excellent quality oil. The batter used for frying ended up making the fries tasty but wasn’t too overbearing. The proportion of fish/meat to batter was suitable. 

I also quite liked the chicken fingers & french fries. They came in amply quantity and the packaging was travel friendly.

The best part – home delivery via Zomato & Swiggy.  I’m going to order some fish soon to go with my Big Bang Theory binge watching. Thanks Atreya Paul & Riti Jinia for the invitation.

 

Appetiso Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Genuine Broaster Chicken : Bbye Trans Fat, Hello Chicken Fry!! 

​Genuine Broaster Chicken are a quick-service restaurants (QSRs) and casual dining chain from America that has finally arrived in Kolkata after 60 years of reigning the USA market.

Known for their famous Chicken Fries and “healthy” food GBC is here to stay. They use fresh chicken, not frozen, and pressure-fries these using patented pressure fryer technology. It is cooked in Broaster Pressure Fryer, which utilises 50 per cent less oil than open fried chicken and retains more chicken moisture. It has zero trans-fat, and more protein fat per gram than saturated fats and carbohydrates.

In India GBC has collaborate with Chef Harpal Singh to create an Indianized Menu, palatable to the locals. Ramya Ramachandran invited me for a bloggers for the opening of GBC at loudon street, Kolkata. She was a real delight the entire evening and her concept of the place deserves accolades.

When I stepped in the place look fab!! It’s a two storey outlet. The ground floor has a small table placed with hanging helmets and quirky lights; the ceiling lights are in the form small decorative LEDs covered with sack – an ingenious idea.

The top floor is a much larger space with funny wall art, typically American posters and adding to the appeal some bold discolored furnitures.

Coming to the food, be ready to try some fusion. While the chicken fries are typically American , the Schezwan Noodle Burger and Lamb Rogan Josh Burger are fusion personified. If you are customarily a quirky eater and have no qualms in trying new things, I believe this is the place for you. Try the Rogan Josh Burger, it’s delicious – A red bun, lots of meat and Rogan Josh.

And if Rogan Josh isn’t quirky enough for you then there is always the Schezwan Noodle Burger. Some chicken strips, noodles and Schezwan Sauce – who
 knew America and China could come together in this way.

If you are in the mood for some rice, order the kichidi. It’s a rice bowl with lamb chunks, chicken keema and a host of flavours. I also got to try the hot fish squares. They are interesting but not remarkable.

They serve 3 kind of fries which are American to the core; ‘healthy’ and crispy at the same time. While each of the flavours couldn’t be distinguished from the other I loved there chicken in general, the extra moisture heightened the taste and healthy cooking allowed me to indulge to my heart’s content.

Lastly I tried the cheesy keema and chocolate samosa. It’s fusion all the way. Both of these were delicious. Cheesy keema had hot keema at the bottom topped with freshly fried french fries and cheese. The chocolate samosa was surely the showstopper of the evening. 

I wish the team of GBC all the best for their future endeavors, cheers to their efforts which lead them to great success in healthy dinning.

Genuine Broaster Chicken Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato