Chinese at the OASIS Restaurant ~ Review

Helloooo foodies, how are you all ??? I hope everything in your lives are crispy and delicious! If you are reading this, it means that you are a foodie or else why would anyone ever read the review of restaurants. I think we all are foodies here. Who doesn’t love to eat good food…!  I literally live to eat. Okay, so without wasting much time let me take you straight to one of the old restaurants of Kolkata. Yep this restaurant has renovated itself but I’ll still call it old because I can remember visiting this particular restaurant since I was a child.

Situated in Madge Lane at Esplanade, or as we lovingly call “The narrow street exactly opposite to New Market”, Oasis has been serving customers since a long time. The restaurant is situated between two tailoring shops and there are high chances that you’d miss it. Atleast I miss it every time. As you enter, you’d find two tables on the first floor and if you go up, you’d find a bigger sitting area. Last week, I went there to do some shopping. I was sooooo hungry that I decided to may my old friend a visit here. Since I can recall, I have never seen any other customer walk in tot his restaurant. Or maybe its on the days that I go there they aren’t hosting customers. I have always had lunch/dinner alone over here. I think this is the case with many people and that is why so many on Zomato have commented that it’s a dying restaurant. But, I am telling you, if you are ever here and at Esplanade or near Hogg’s Market, pay this restaurant a visit. Now, let’s move on to the review.

We walked in and the only person inside walked us to a table of four and we were seated. The decor inside is nothing over the top. It’s just a decent restaurant. White plates, condiments in white containers, white salt and pepper shakers were sitting all pretty on a deep blue table cloth.

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These three containers on the top had tomato sauce, chilli sauce and vinegar and chillies……left to right. And it is the smell of the chillies soaked in vinegar that provoked me to have chinese…..I’d rather say Indo-Chinese that day. I went with mom and dad. Mom doesn’t eat anything apart from home cooked food and dad wasn’t that hungry. So. he ordered “Cream Of Tomato” soup for himself and I ordered “Mixed Chowmein” and “Garlic Chicken”.

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This one is the cream of tomato.  It costs Rs.98 for a full plate. Now, I am not a big fan of cream of tomato soups. As a matter of fact I don’t like soups that much. But this one was simply too good. I have never tasted plain tomato soup that is sooooo delicious. I never thought that a simple tomato soup can be this yummy. They even added croutons which were crispy and were just starting to soak up the soup. I had one sip of it and was amazed. The seasoning was perfect, it was not too spicy nor to bland. If you are a fan of soups like my dad then get this one. I cannot really praise this enough.

Next came on the table the chowmein and garlic chicken. The Mixed Chowmein costs Rs.145 a plate and the garlic chicken is priced at Rs.195 a plate. One plate of garlic chicken has 8 succulent pieces of coated and fried chicken.

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The quantity of chowmein is enough just for 1 person. Previously the quantity that they served was much more compared to the current times. They have increased the price but the quantity has reduced. Why do people do that…..this is where we foodies are hurt you know 😦

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Taste wise, the chowmein was decent….like the ones we get at any other chinese restaurants. Seasoning was perfect (though I added little vinegar and chillies to it). I took mixed chowmein so it had pieces of egg, chicken and even tiny prawns. There were also veggies which were crunchy yet not raw. I liked it. It is a decent dish. Just because I am not a big fan of rice so I didn’t order fried rice and went for this one. Not a decision that I’ll regret. Honestly, it was good.

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The Garlic Chicken was damn good. This was the star of the entire meal I had. The chicken was not overcooked, coated nicely and the gravy was just heavenly. It complimented the chowmein sooo well. It was not too spicy nor it had an overpowering taste of garlic. Perfectly seasoned, well cooked, juicy chicken pieces. Next time I am going there, I’ll be ordering it again.

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Seriously, how beautiful does it look on the plate!

Coming tot he price. Had only 3 things and had to pay Rs.528. I mean…..whaaaaaaat????? Yep the price is a bit on the costlier side. This is not a restaurant where I’ll go everyday or once a week. It’s good for the times when you are meeting your old friends after a looong time or simply have made plans to go to date (you can go to date here because you know why…..there are hardly people in there 😛 ). I’m putting up a pic of the bill so you get an exact idea of the charge and all.

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Now….VERDICT TIME!!!!

Rating: I’ll give it a 4 out of 5. Deducting .5 each for being pricey and the little quantity that they are serving.

Will I go there again??? Hell yeah…..but now sooner! Maybe after few months or so!

One thing for the manager or owner of this restaurant. Your restaurant honestly serves good food. I never had a bad experience here. Yep it’s dying. Save it. Either increase the quantity a bit or reduce the price and yes try to promote it. It’s a good place and I’ll be hurt if it shuts down.

For they who don’t eat chinese or don’t like chinese, they even serve north Indian food and continental food.  Even they taste quite good. Go try it and you won’t regret it.

I hope you guys have enjoyed this review. I have got a few review lined up. Would be posting them soon. Don’t forget to comment below about anything you feel about my blog. I love to hear from you guys. And I’d be sooo grateful if you go and like my facebook page here. You can also follow me on Roposo. Till the next time….Lots of Love……XOXO.

 

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The 5-in-1 Facial Massager

Hellloooo lovely people! How are you all ??? I hope life is treating you beautifully. I really enjoying reading about all the viewers of my blog and I really really realllyyyy love it when you comment down below about all those happening things in your life. I enjoy reading them so much and I love to get back to you guys.

Today, I’m gonna talk about a “Beauty Gadget”. Yep. I don’t if you have seen but I have found many people use a rotating brush on their face and they claim that it deeply cleanses the skin and pores. Now, the normal washing technique i.e. using our fingers doesn’t always help in deep cleansing and you know that you can’t get deep into your pores with your fingers! So you need something really fine to go deep into your skin and clean it. And exactly for that purpose, this gadget was invented. I looked up in the internet and I found that they cost quite a lot. I mean, if you are okay with paying Rs. 3000 to Rs. 5000 for a product then it’s fine or else for students like me, who are trying to take care of their skin on a budget, the one that I’m gonna write about today will prove to be a game changer!

One day while browsing the net, I stumbled across this product in Amazon. It’s a facial massager and a cleaner that retails for just Rs.349. Well I bought it when it was just Rs. 251. I think it has got some real good feedback and they have now increased the price. Still it’s affordable. You can buy and check it out here.

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It comes with the machine and 5 attachment parts. The parts rotate effectively and you need two AA batteries to make it work.

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I am soooo happy that I received the pink one! The machine has 2 settings, high and low. In high the head rotates pretty fast and in the low settings its comparatively slower. There are 5 different rotating heads in it.

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You can use the rough one to remove hardened skin cells like around your ankles. There are two sponges….one for eye make-up remover and the bigger one to remove make-up from the face. Now it claims that you can even apply foundation with the sponge but I haven’t tried it that way. There is another rolling massager that helps to massage creams and lotions deep into the skin. And lastly, there is my favorite one that helps to clean the skin by sweeping out all the dirt from the pores. Yep it’s the soft bristled brush.

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(Look at my hand……I have got tanned soooo much in the last couple of weeks).

Okay….now you can see the bristles. At first you might feel that its really hard and rough. So the first few times I’d suggest you rub a little bit shower gel or soap around your ankles and use it there. It’ll soften the bristles. One thing you need to remember is that……CLEAN YOUR BRUSH EXTREMELY WELL AND DRY THEM BEFORE NEXT USE. No matter which rotating head you are using, you need to clean it really well. So the first couple of times after using it on your ankles, clean it really really reallllyyyyy well and dry it. In a mug, in some water, add some shower gel or shampoo….soak the brush head for few minutes….wash it….run it under water and then air dry.

Coming tot he procedure of using this brush…..quite simple! You’ll need your favorite face wash (preferably use a foaming face wash) and take a little bit more than you usually use. Rub it on your fingers and foam it up, later on wet face generously and then take the massager/cleaner, turn on the low setting first and slowly start moving on your face from chin to forehead. Cover your entire face and then increase the speed to high and clean one more time. Wash off your face with cold water (you should end your skin care regime with cold water to lock the pores) , pat dry and apply a moisturizer. Tada! You are done! Remember not to use this on your face for more than 30 seconds. You can use this massager on your face twice a week. That would be enough to deep clean the skin.

 

Pros:

  • Unclogs pores
  • Helps control oil secretion
  • Deeply cleanses skin
  • Gives a fresh feel after use
  • Affordable
  • Easy to carry….the size is moderate and easily fits even in your handbag!
  • The packaging is realllyyy good

Cons:

  • Initially I think they should send it with the batteries. Come on it’s 2016….can’t you send the batteries!!!!

So my lovely people…..what do you think??? I think you should go ahead and try this. If you have oily skin and clogged pores then you need this. Get it today and let me know how much you like it. For any more queries you can always comment down below! Till then….lots of lots of lots of Love…..XOXO