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.

 

Oasis Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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

The Thali from Only Alibaba ~Review

We all go through days when we feel lazy and we just don’t want to cook yet want to have something nice for lunch! Off late I’m really hitting those days. Few days back, I saw a banner outside the Jessore Road Alibaba outlet saying they have launched thalis starting at Rs. 80. So when I was just lazying around I thought of ordering them up.

The basic dishes in thali are chicken/egg/paneer masala type gravy, one veg item, one dal/another veg item, pulao and a gulab jamun. I placed an order around 11:15 a.m. and they said they’ll be delivering it around 2. Now one thing, we prefer home deliveries from food station at times when we want to eat and not when they want us to eat. So I think if a customer is calling them up and asking them to deliver items at a certain time, for their good will they should do that. Their joint is 10 minutes away from home. Since we had some issues at home that day we couldn’t go their to pick it ourselves. So we asked them to drop it by 1 but they were adamant on dropping it at 2. Alibaba, if you are reading this, improve your home delivery service.

Finally the thali arrived and we found that it was rather well packed. There was no leak, there was no gravy flowing around. The plastic seal was tightly placed and it took us quite an effort to remove it.

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Finally we removed it and there was the food staring at us. We ordered a chicken and an egg thali. The dishes that were same in both the thalis were moong daal (pulses), sarson baingan ki sabzi (brinjal in mustard gravy) and a gulab jamun. There were two tiny small eggs in the egg thali and 4 small pieces of chicken in the chicken one. Both of them had the same gravy.

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These two are the chicken thali. The egg thali is in the next pic.

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Portion wise, it’s really enough for one person. I mean per person Rs. 80-90 for 5 items in a thali….is really good. The portions are filling and you really can’t complain.

Coming to the taste. I’ll take you through the dishes one by one!

  • Pulao: It was not cooked properly. The grains were raw and there was absolutely no taste in it.
  • Moong Daal : This one was pretty normal….better….can’t complain!
  • Sarson and Baingan Ki Sabzi : Tasteless. It wasn’t properly seasoned. Tere was just no taste in it.
  • Chicken Curry : Nothing over the top. Low on spice, low on seasoning.
  • Egg Curry : Same as chicken curry.
  • Gulab Jamun : The best item in the entire thali.

Overall, when I look at it, I find it good for the time when you are in a hurry or you are late for home and you are in no mood to cook for yourself. But eat it while its still hot. Once its cold, the entire thali is tasteless. Otherwise, you can happily give this one a miss.And the dishes change from time to time, so you might be surprised once or twice as they might turn out good.

The Veg and Egg thali is priced at Rs.80 and the Chicken thali is priced at Rs.90.

Pros:

  • The quantity.
  • The packaging.
  • The price.

Cons:

  • The basic thing…..taste…..is missing.
  •  The rice is never cooked properly.
  • Low seasoning.

Will I repurchase ???? NOOOOOO…..unless it’s the last option left.

I hope by now you know that’s its really not something you should waste your money on and one thing, has anyone else noticed that Alibaba’s reputation and food is degrading day by day??? If you feel the same, do comment below and let me know what you think of it. Till then….stay healthy, stay beautiful….lots of Love XOXO

Thali - Only Alibaba Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

“Chilli Guava” drink from Paper Boat ~ Review

Helloooo people…how have you all been doing? It’s been soooo long since I wrote last. My exams were going on and because I am the kind of student who never studies the year around, one month prior to exams you’ll find me surrounded by mountains of books. My exams just ended two days back and before doing anything I decided to come here, talk to you guys and review one of the latest drinks from the very famous brand “PAPER BOAT”.
To begin with, this is not a sponsored post. The people at “Paper Boat” randomly sent me their latest launch and I decided to update you guys about how I exactly feel about it.

One day, after I returned home I had a parcel waiting to be unpacked. I opened it and there was this gorgeous pink box. I instantly fell in love with the box. It’s so cute and reminded so much of my childhood. I still have a child in me that resurfaces every now and then and it loves to collect pebbles, marbles and chalks. And this box is perfect for storing those sweet memories.
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What I liked about them is that, the guys at Paper Boat have put in lot of creativity into the packaging….you’ll see it in every picture how they have a simple paper bottle into a beautiful juice bottle. Take this box even, there are so many small intricate designs. When I opened it, there were two juice bottles waiting for me. They are beautiful green in color and the motif on it said “Chilli Guava”

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I am sure you have seen them in every supermarket that you visit here. I tasted their Aamras version and I really liked it. When I found out that they sent me the guava one, I was a tad bit disappointed because I don’t like guavas that much. I don’t like the way they smell. But, I was excited at the same time because I had something new to try and would be able to give you unbiased reviews about it.

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The packaging of these bottles again is very unique, unlike any other bottle in the market. The ingredient list is simple….it has guava pulp, salt, lemon juice concentrate and condiments that include laal mirchi (red chilli powder), black pepper powder and aamchur powder. Another sweet thing that they have written on the bottle is “Contains love and ingredient bits”. How sweet is that !!!! And you need to shake it well before serving it cold. It retails for Rs.30 and you get 250ml in that….!

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Now coming to the taste:
Its just lovely. And that is coming from a person who doesn’t like guava. There are guava pulps in it and the smell of guavas is not overpowering. The drink is perfectly seasoned. Its not too sweet neither too salty. The balance of condiments in it is perfect. If you are coming back home from a hot tiring day and you are sweating and feeling thirsty, then this will just calm you down. It calmed me down. It tastes much better when its cold. Every time I drank it, I was transported to my village and could see those guava trees and mango trees, those beautiful gardens and ponds….everything about my childhood. Yes it’s that beautiful. If you haven’t yet tried the paper boat drinks, you should. And if you like guavas then you don’t need to look any further. This will instantly become your favorite.

Verdict Time!!!!

Pros:
Tastes really good.
Value for money.
Beautiful packaging.  Even the sealed cap has such a sweet shape.
Doesn’t contain too much preservatives or chemicals.
Easily available.

Cons:
Sorry…..but I didn’t find any 😦 so yaaaaaaayyyy!

Will I repurchase??? Yes…yes…yes….this one and also the other variants!

I know its too hot and humid out here and if you haven’t yet tried these drinks then you just have the perfect excuse to try them. Treat yourself to something nice and healthy. Grab a Paper Boat drink and get lost into your memories. Till then…..stay beautiful, stay healthy…..lots of love XOXO

 

 

My Envy Box May 2016 ~ The Tropical Edition

The best thing for a woman is to receive a monthly box filled with goodies. Trust me, we all women love to be pampered. That is why, subscription boxes are the new trend in the market. Every month, right at your doorstep you are sent all things beautiful to keep you happy for a month. By the time you think of trying something new, there is again another box delivered to you right away. And what is better than a bright colorful box filled with make-up, skin care and hair care essentials!!!! Ah! We love it. And to keep up with this trend, one of the best selling beauty….err…..luxury beauty subscription box brand here in India is our very own My Envy Box. Recently, subscribers have received the Tropical Box, made specially for May and I’m going to give you it details 🙂

This month’s theme is Tropical and keeping that in mind this month’s box is bright yellow with plant and floral impressions on it. There is also a pretty Pecan bird.
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One thing I love about My Envy Box is that the boxes are quite sturdy and are re-usable. Plus they come in pretty colors every month and are enough to decorate your closet.

The moment I opened the box I was greeted with a lemony scent. It was so refreshing. Next came the cards….one describing the contents of the box, one with the description of the newly launched designer jewelry box and one Kiehl’s card which can be taken to any of Kiehl’s outlet and we can avail a complimentary skin check and product sachets 🙂
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Let me take you through the products:
1. Roots And Above lemon essential oil (10 ml):
This one comes in a cute blue glass bottle with a dropper. It costs Rs. 375 for 50ml. This one good if you have oily or combination skin. At night, mix 2-3 drops of it with your night cream and let it work on your skin. This claims to reduce excess oil secretion. It also helps to burn fat if inhaled. Though they had packed it nicely, it spilled in my box 😦
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2. Votre Botanical Toning Mist (full size):
This one comes in a white spray bottle. I am happy to receive it because I can reuse the spray bottle 😛 It claims to clean your skin giving you a refreshed look. Haven’t tried this one yet but it’s suppose to restore the pH balance of the skin. The label around it says that it has a floral smell but it has a really really really faint smell. It is priced at Rs. 800 for 100ml.  
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3. Gulnare Sea Flo face wash (full size):
A face wash that is handmade and is organic. Sounds tempting right??? I love to use all natural stuff for my face so I am pretty excited about this. This comes in a transparent bottle, looks a bit old school…..and I love things that look old school. It consists of cucumber, wheatgerm and grape seed oil. Perfect for summer right???? I am really soooo much excited to try this. And it costs Rs. 350 for 120ml.
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4. Island Kiss Lip Moisturizer (full size):
This has the coolest and sassy-est packaging ever. It has kokum butter and organic almond oil along with various other organic stuff. Its 100% organic and 100 % vegan. This one is the Puerto Berry Blush version which has a reddish tint to it. It is priced at Rs. 499 for 14gms. This is one thing I am totally in love because of the packaging. It sits pretty in my bag 🙂
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This is the entire content of this month’s My Envy Box. If you go for one month’s subscription then each box would cost you around Rs. 850 or so. I went for a 3 month’s subscription and I’m already excited for next month’s box. You can book your’s here.

Hope you enjoyed this month’s envy box’s review. I’ll be back next month with their box again 🙂 Till then……stay beautiful, stay gorgeoue….LOVE YOU XOXO

 

Pillsbury Fridge Cheesecake in the flavor CHOCOLATE ~ Complete Review

Hello everybody!!!! How are you all doing???? I hope everything is awesome and sunny in your lives just like our weather here in India! Okay……I posted on this blog’s facebook page that this is what I’ll review next so here I am with another food review! And before we start, please please please go like the Facebook Page of my blog and also I have opened a page just for the blog in Instagram…..follow me there too 🙂 It would mean a lot to me and you know that I loooooove to hear from you guys! And thank you in advance 🙂

Moving on to the review! I spotted this pack of pillsbury’s no bake fridge cheesecake while doing grocery shopping. Now I am a big fan of cheesecake. So I knew I had to get this. Without spending much time thinking I bought this pack. Now, the no bake fridge cheesecake comes in a strawberry  variant too.

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This pack has a net weight of 165 grams and costs Rs. 130. They have all the instruction about how to make and what you need at the back of the box.
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I read it and I gathered all the extra things that I might need i.e. biscuits and butter.
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And then I got a pleasant surprise. I opened the box and found these pouches inside……yaaaaaaaayyyyyy!
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Ain’t this great???? I really like when people make my job easy. These pouches have the exact amount of what you need (except the milk……now who doesn’t have milk at home ) and pouch containing cheesecake mix has marking which shows how much milk you need. Making this is super duper easy…..I’m not gonna lie! Get a base that is 5 inches wide and start on 🙂

Step 1: Empty the biscuit crumbs in the base that you’d be using. Add 2 and a half tablespoon of melted butter to it. Mix it well and press it down making a thin layer of biscuit crumbs for the cheesecake. Put it in the fridge for 10 mins to set. And this is exactly how it’ll look.
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Step 2: Now empty the cheesecake mix in a bowl, add the milk and stir for 5 minutes till its thick and creamy. It’ll look like this.
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Step 3: Pour it over the biscuit crumb layer, smooth out the top with the back of a spoon. Pour the chocolate sauce over it, spread it out  and refrigerate it for 1 hour minimum. (Here I forgot to add the chocolate sauce 😦  )
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Step 4: This is where I started disliking it. I wanted to take it out, flip it upside down and then again flip to get an actual cake. But I let it flip for like 2-3 hours and this just didn’t fall off the glass bowl.
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So, no more steps here. I realized that it won’t come off so I had to dig in with my spoon and I literally ate it off this very bowl.
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Coming to how it tastes……THIS TASTES NOTHING LIKE CHEESECAKE. The chocolaty cheesecake-y thing actually tastes like a very light chocolate mousse. And that pic that they have on the carton…….I am sure its not this cheesecake. The amount of cheesecake mix is so less that when you pick up the whole thing along with biscuit crumbs, there is no taste of the cheesecake, only crumbs. And the chocolate sauce too doesn’t taste good. They should increase the quantity of cheesecake mix, honestly. Who wants to taste all the crumbs when you are in mood to eat Cheesecake! This is a complete no no for me!

Taste wise…….it’s bad.
I will not repurchase this again. Nope.
If you want good cheesecake, go to a bakery that serves good cheesecake. But if you think you’re gonna get good cheesecake by mixing the pouches in a carton……you’ll be highly disappointed.

I hope you liked my review. If you would like to suggest changes then comment down below. I love to read your suggestions and I’ll try to incorporate them too when I review something next time. Till then…….keep eating, stay happy…..LOVE XOXO

199 for each when you buy 2 pizzas @ pizza hut

I am sure each one has now seen this advertisement. Yep pizza hut is offering a deal that you simply can’t miss. When buy two pizzas (any size, any crust) you get each for Rs. 199. How damn good is that????
I am a pizza addict. I love it and I simply can’t stretch that enough. So when I caught hold of this offer, I knew I had to be there to make the most of it. And every pizza lover here should be there. You must. So on a very fine day when our exams got cancelled my gang decided to raid the Pizza Hut at City Centre 2 in Rajarhat, Newtown.
The first thing you notice when you walk inside this pizza hut is the decor done in beautiful wooden color and feel. I really liked it. It subtle and it has the perfect ambience for family get together or dates or anything. When we walked in, the place was kinda empty and we got a table for 6 easily. Since we were 6, we ordered 2 pairs of that 199 deal. 2 TRIPLE CHICKEN FEAST and 2 ULTIMATE CHICKEN pizzas. We didn’t add any extra toppings, not even extra cheese. These were pan pizzas and were delightful.
I am going to upload pics of both the pizzas but friends since I wasn’t carrying my camera along, the pics were taken by cell phone .
The first one………TRIPLE CHICKEN FEAST.

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Yep, by the time I could click the pic, we were already halfway down through it. But this pizza is like heaven. It has Chicken Keema, Chicken Meatball, Chicken Hot & Chilly, Capsicum, Onion, Sweet Corn. You can feel so many flavors in a bite. All of us liked this one the best. The onions and capsicum were perfectly done, had the correct amount of crunch and seasoning to it.

Next comes……ULTIMATE CHICKEN.
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How loaded does this one look????? It is loaded. It is meat lover’s ultimate pizza. It has Chicken Meatball, Chicken Pepperoni, Chicken Sausage and Chicken Keema. It has a smoky flavor to it and in this pizza the crust tastes wonderful. Yep the triple chicken one is flavorsome but this one is a completely different genre of pizza in my opinion. You get a slight burnt wood-y kind of smell and I like it.

Both the pizzas were freshly made and I cannot tell you enough how good they tasted. They asked us to order dessert but we were sooooo full by then. We were 6 and each of us ate 4-6 slices and we were totally full (I skipped dinner…..).
The best part is reserved for last. Now before getting our bills done we were told that they were doing a survey and if we fill it we get a free lime soda……yaaaaaayyyyy! But for that you need access to the internet. 5 of us had it. So we each got our codes and 5 of us got a free fresh sweet lime soda. It took away all the tiredness we had. It was refreshing (and anything for free always tastes good).
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Here also we were halfway done when I remembered that I had to blog it….!!!! Okay, so the code that you get after filling up the survey can be used again after 21 days to avail a discount of 15%. How cool is that????

2 pairs of pizzas have cost us Rs. 1101 exactly. I know its really not a budget for college students, but come one…..once a while we all need to treat ourselves. And when its pizza hut and they are having such an offer…….IT’S A SIN TO MISS IT. Having said that, all of you go there this week itself, treat yourselves and get treated to a fresh lime soda too and then you can come back and tell me about your experience. I love to hear it. And dear management of Pizza Hut, if you are reading this review then let me tell you that these guys at your place are doing a commendable job. Service is top notch!

Till then….keep eating, keep treating yourself, keep loving yourself…..byeee! Love XOXO

Pizza Hut Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

NYX Auto Eye pencil ~ SAPPHIRE review

Hello lovely people…..how are you all? What’s going on with your lives???? Do tell me how you all are feeling in the comment section below. I absolutely love to hear from you guys. Your one single comment makes my day and yup don’t forget to send me your valuable  suggestions. I love to read them 🙂 And don’t forget to follow me on instagram and roposo! In insta I’m there are @revtee_ and on roposo find me as Revtee…….yohoooo so let’s get started 🙂

If you guys are following me on roposo, you know that I promised to review this eye pencil. Yep it’s the NYX Auto eye pencil in the shade sapphire. It retails for Rs. 275 and you get 0.22 grams of product in a roll up pencil. The packaging is beautiful. The product is packed in a black roll up kinda pencily pack (I don’t know if that makes any sense but you know what I’m talking about) which is easy to carry around.

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By the shade Sapphire, by now I’m sure that you know that its gonna be a beautiful blue shade. Yep it is. The shade is a gorgeous blue that’ll suit every skin tone.

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The texture of the eye pencil is creamy. And by creamy I mean very very creamy. It glides on easily. The end look is kind of matte. Since it’s a roll up, you won’t have to sharpen it every time. Let’s take a look at its shade.
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The color is nice right??? And you know what, this pencil is loaded with goodness of moisturizers’s like coconut oil, grape-seed oil, vitamin E etc etc. I guess that’s why they are so creamy.

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But being so creamy has its own cons. Guys, this color does not stay on eyelids for long. If you have oily eyelids like I do then its a complete no no. If you have dry eyelids then good for you. Now on the swatch you can see that its really not that pigmented. The pigmentation is okayish. The eyeliner is sooooo creamy that I doubt it’ll even stay whether put over a primer or not. It smudges easily and if you even lightly run your fingers over it, this baby is gonna smudge. And even if you don’t the baby itself will smudge in like 5 minutes or so.

 

This is how they turned out on my eyelids and these were the first eye pencils with which I tried making a winged eyeliner and I failed miserably 😦 I guess it’ll need some more practice. I wore them one day and had to take these pics via my cell phone but still you can see that it is not a gorgeous sapphire. Nope. For me the NYX auto eyeliner pencil failed.

PROS:

  • Moisturizing
  • Easily available
  • Affordable
  • Cruelty and LEAD free
  • Glides on easily
  • Many shades are available
  • No sharpening needed
  • Attractive packaging
  • Easy to carry

CONS:

  • Not heavily pigmented
  • Super duper creamy
  • Smudges easily
  • Not waterproof
  • Doesn’t stay for long
  • Won’t stay on oily eyelids or if you sweat too much (Like I do)

By now I’m sure you know that it’s not okay to spend money on a product that won’t do any of it’s job. I’d suggest you don’t buy it. Honestly. It does absolutely nothing and I’m definitely not gonna repurchase. If you have it already, then tell me how it fared on you. It might work differently for you!

I hope you guys enjoyed the review. Don’t forget to tell me how you doing (Joey style 😛 ) and tell me if you want me to try out any new product. I’d be happy to review.

Till then, take lots of care for yourself, love yourself, stay positive and gorgeous…….LOVE XOXO

Buffet at Flame & Grill ~ A Complete Review

We all have a foodie inside us. Believe it or not, it’s true. And for me, I am the kind of person who forgets everything if served with good food. Honestly, food is the purest form of joy. And when it comes to good food, life feels awesome. I am a foodie before anything else. If not an engineer, I would have been a chef for sure.
Before I move on to the review, I want to thank ZOMATO for granting me my blogger access. And this is gonna be my first restaurant review after being a certified zomato blogger  B-) Really zomato……much love! Keep the foodie in us all alive!

Recently my sister flew down with my one year old niece here. Since we all missed our dearest Saana’s birthday , sis decided to treat us all here at our very favorite “Flame & Grill” restaurant. Being foodies, all of us readily agreed.

Flame & Grill, was one of those restaurants that started offering live bar-b-que here in Kolkata. Now many buffet joints have opened but this continues to be many of our’s favorite. I remember having my first bar-b-que and buffet session here. That is why it’ll always remain very special to me.

I don’t know how many of you reading this have visited there, but, to begin with, Flame & Grill is a meat lover’s delight. Yes there are options in veggie too but I was alwaaaaaays interested in the non-veg one 😛  It is famous for its array of kebabs and starters. Trust me, they serve so much of starters that you won’t have any place left for main course or dessert. I won’t go into the interior decor and all. I’d rather focus on the food in this post. So, without much delay……let’s start..!

The first thing you’ll be served are starters. There are varieties of them. Few of them are Prawn kebab, chicken tandoori, shammi kebab, fish chop, chicken malai roll, another variety of chicken kebab and lots more. Last day I managed to click pics of very few of them but guys I am sorry…..I couldn’t carry my camera, so had to click using my phone. Few pics may seem dull because of the low lights.

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The first pic is of chicken malai roll and fish chop. Now, their menu keeps changing. So I would humbly request the chef that “Pllllleeeeeeeaaase keep the chicken malai roll in your menu forever”. Its light tortillas filled with soft juicy chicken tossed in white sauce and cheese. Its not overpowering, has the perfect seasoning, its light and yummmmyyyy. It’s one of my favorites now. The fish chop was okay-ish. Mom and sis loved it though. I guess, I can’t complain. And in the second pic, you can see how its stashed with kebabs. Don’t they look yummy?? I am getting hungry now! You can eat as much as you want here. Yes. AS MUCH AS YOU WANT.

After gorging on them, I was almost full. It was then time for main course. Here I don’t have all the pics but there are many variants in both veg and non-veg areas. I am giving the list below:
IN VEG: Steamed rice, pulao, dal makhani, paneer saag masala, kumbh sabzi, chef’s special sabzi, teel mili sabzi and veg salads.

IN NON-VEG: Kolkata dum biryani, butter chicken, chef’s special mutton, chef’s special fish, jhinga masala and three kinds of salads.

In bread they have naan and lachha paratha.

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I simply loved the biryani. It was light, mildly spiced and tasty. Butter chicken could have been better. Dal makhani was really nice. Special mention goes  to the “Chef’s special fish” and “Jhinga masala”. They were yummy. The naan was soft and fluffy. Paneer saag masala was super yummy. I love anything that is made with paneer so…..! Kumbh sabzi was quite good too.  What I didn’t like was the “Chef’s special mutton”. It was a no-no for me.

Now after all these, comes the dessert section. I was soooo much full already but can’t give up dessert. `

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The mousses were really good….especially the paan flavored one. It was really really good. It had such a unique flavor. Chocolate mousse was also nice. BUt I didn’t like the pineapple one. If you are an ice-cream lover, then Flame & Grill offers you four varieties of ice cream and you can have as much as you want. You can top them with chocolate sauce, strawberry jelly, mango jelly, sweetened nuts and even chocolate chips. But I went with the classic “Gulab Jamun with Ice Cream”. They had soft hot gulab jamuns floating and I simply couldn’t resist. Had quite a few of them. They also had shahi tukda and peanut butter with chocolate brownie. They were equally good. They also had a chocolate cherry roulade which wa again okay-ish. They were serving dudhi halwa yesterday and noooooo its not for me. I think the dudhi had to be cooked a little bit more. It felt raw.

So……are you guys hungry yet???? I bet you are. Simply grab your wallet and rush to Flame & Grill today. They are a complete value for money restaurant with buffet service. Apart from all these what I loved was the behavior of the staffs. They were soooo friendly and helpful. I loved it again. Every time I am there, I fall in love with it a little more. But to be honest, the quality of food was little better when they first opened. I strongly feel, if they  put a little bit more effort, this will be one of Kolkata’s biggest buffet joints. Even now they are. And no matter what, we will always love you 🙂

I took the screenshot to let you guys know about the pricing. Hope you find it useful 🙂
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Without much delay, treat the foodie in you to some real good dishes here at Flame & Grill. Don’t forget to comment below about your experience and also tips regarding how I can improve my blog 🙂
Till then…..take care guys…..Much Love XOXO

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