Monthly Archives: May 2011

Review – Kaustubh Restaurant, GIP, Noida


Had gone to Great India Place in Noida with a friend of mine to watch an early morning movie but since we got late, we decided to settle for a cup of coffee instead. I am a fan of South Indian filter coffee so when we came across Kaustubh restaurant we decided to give it a try.

The ambiance was relaxing..seating comfortable with adequate spacing between tables giving us the required amount of privacy. The menu was vast..I had expected Kaustubh to be ‘just another Idli Dosa joint’but it was much more. There were varieties from all the states in South India..infact I hadn’t even heard about 80% of the dishes on the menu. We ordered filter coffee and lemon semayiaa. Filter coffee was among the best & lemon semiyaa was delicious. It was served along with fresh coconut chutney which my friend found too fresh for her liking.

Service was prompt. When I asked for the bill, they enquired if I wanted to avail of any corporate discount..a first for me. We had gone to Kaustubh for a light meal and I enjoyed every moment of being there. M sure I will be back there again soon.

Review – Mc Spicy Paneer from Mc Donald’s


This review is not about a restaurant but about a newly launched food product – The much talked about Mc Spicy Paneer from Mc Donalds. I tried this burger last week. Costing almost Rs 100, it raised my expectations to a whole new level. But the end result was a total disappointment. The burger is not at all spicy for my Punjabi tastebuds and got a thumbs down from all three of us who tried it. Infact other McD burgers specially Mc Aloo Tikki and Mc Veggie are a lot better than this one. Not at all value for money.