To Texas – finally!

We had a party at home last Sunday, a late celebration of my Birthday. I couldn’t put everyone in my family together on my Birthday so had to postpone celebrations with family by one week.

This time my choice was Texas Chicken. And I loved it. The food, the service and the price too. I think it is a very nice combination of all. I’ve been thinking of visiting this place since it’s opened in Himayatnagar (Hyderabad), and now got the time to attack.

I went there at about 8 in the evening. It was my first visit, so asked a representative for his recommendation. Single family portion costs Rs. 269 (plus 20 tax) and has 8 good pieces. We got two portions just to have enough and it was awesome. He agreed when I requested for all 16 ‘leg pieces only’. Wow! He just needed 15 minutes to get them ready. Food was good. Nicely prepared. Little spicy compared to KFC.

And I liked service too! We were just sitting and waiting for the order to get ready; my friend and I were offered about 4 pieces of boneless chicken (in terms of the price it would be more than Rs. 100) and two large soft drinks- as compliment to while up time while we were waiting! Another wow!!

All in all I loved the experience. I’m going there again very soon. And again! And again!!

Chicken festival

 

Yeah, you read it right. It was a chicken festival and not a generic food festival. All you get is chicken, chicken and chicken. 🙂
We celebrated the exotic chicken festival at home last Saturday. The moment I woke up around 10 am, I could smell different dishes being prepared. All chicken! Whoa! It took a moment to absorb the excitement. All my sisters were hurrying with different stuff around microwave, mixer, stove, and refrigerator. I had to save the masala mix, cut onions, the garnishing greeneries, lemons etc from my niece Pattu a few times. She was excited too, of course not because of the exotic food being prepared (she is 17 months old), but in general, the chaos around her. Ingredients were all laid out in different dishes, newspapers, plastic covers and what not on the floor. And this lady was sneaking around to taste everything!

I learned a little later that my dad started all this hungama. He was bed ridden in hospital for about two weeks because of his kidney surgery. It’s about a week he’s been home but hardly did any activity other than a little walking, taking his medicines, watching TV etc. We checked with doctor and he asked dad to enjoy ‘as much food’ as he wants. So he called my three sisters (who stay in about 10 mins. away) last Saturday early in the morning. All three were standing in line in less than half an hour: attention!

The program: All three should prepare a dish with chicken. Dry, wet, starters, curry, main course, whatever they can think of. All expenses, ingredients will be taken care of/ provided. You can use your own kitchen or ours. It has to be ready by lunch time and the best dish will be awarded. Dad, brother’s-in-law, mom and a cousin gets to vote for the best dish. Of course, I’m part of the jury too!

It was 1 O’clock by the time we sat down for lunch. Meanwhile, one was decorating her preparation with garnishing, one was preparing the tablecloth to best present hers and the other doing something else of that sort. We enjoyed a delicious lunch and three sisters were waiting for the results. All three were too good (it’s chicken!) and it was difficult to vote. Finally, we gave one award for “fastest” preparation, one for “looks good” and the other for “superb taste”. [;)] We had to satisfy all three sisters!

I personally passed on my best wishes, congratulated each sister for her efforts and finally pleaded that they compete every week [:D]

And last but not the least; my mom was ready with her own regular chicken in case the three experimented too much! [;)]