Long since I wrote something about food right! Yeah. Remember the home made ice-cream shop at Muthur??? Back with some more food, that recently made me go mmmmmm.....
Banana Split.......... Yummmm, right??? I'm not a very much ice-cream person, and I've been to Baskin Robins just once. But then, once when I went over to Saravana Bhavan, Mylapore once to have my lunch, I spotted this in the last page of the menu card - Split Banana. Well, when I entered the hotel first, the ground floor has South Indian meals and I wanted something different. The Swathi Speciality restaurant was in the first floor and I went over there. The first thing I noticed was the centrally located circle of ice-cream section! The ambiance was pretty good and on seeing the Split Banana in the last page made me want to order it and when it came I was more than happy on what I saw!!!
A long glass tray filled at the base with sliced bananas. Over that was 3 scoops of icecreams on a row - Banana, Mango and Black Currant. Liquid chocolate was poured was all over it. Over that was 3 dollops of vanilla softy atop those. Then 3 cherries atop the vanilla dollops. It was just wow!!! Only disappointment, the cherry had the seeds in them.... That's the fine points that one tends to notice when one starts watching MasterChef!!! I did meet to icecream section chef to tell him abovt Cherry Pit Removers!!!
Another food that recently caught my attention was Andhra Paper Sweet! Called Pootharekulu in Telugu, it is made of rice starch, powdered sugar & ghee... It was a weird thing when I saw it first, and decided to try it out. I really couldn't understand how it was made first when I saw it - whether it was paper itself filled with powdered sugar, whether the paper was edible... thousand questions!
But then, with a confidence that normal paper itself is just wood pulp, and its not poisonous - I decided to just eat it, afterall I might just make a donkey out of myself!!! But then, the paper too was edible. The making really did astonish me. It was thinner than a tracing paper and it was absolutely paper like!!! Well, the sugar and ghee tastes were overwhelming. I was kinda over the fence about whether I like it or not. But sure, I'm amazed at it, no doubt!!!!!