Favourite Foods And Memorable Eating Places.


That is a typical South Indian meal served on a plantain leaf which would rank as my all time favourite food.

I hope that my fellow 6/1 bloggers Conrad and Shackman get an opportunity to try that experience.

Having been on expense account travelling jobs during my working days, I had enough opportunity to eat in some of the world’s most well known restaurants and more so within India. I have also been blessed with so many friends all over who insisted on feeding me home cooked meals that it will be impossible for me to list all those as well as choose the most memorable except for the few cases right in the beginning of my sales career in rural India when I had to visit villages and towns without restaurants and so the local customers hosted me meals in their homes. Those experiences are simply unforgettable and I can hold forth on them for hours if opportunity presents itself.

I live in Pune which is famous for its street and restaurant food and during my younger and working days, I could gorge myself on street food and never have home cooked meals for days together other than break fast of course. Here is a look at some of the food in my home town.

Those days are gone now and I don’t relish eating out any more. I prefer meeting my friends for lunch at my local club which is centrally located and convenient for all to reach with plenty of parking space too. The club serves different cuisines, many types of Indian, Continental and Chinese and so the guests have a variety of choices. I normally satisfy myself with a soup, a couple of sandwiches and an ice cream to finish off the meal. My major meal has been breakfast now for many years and lunch the only other meal that I have is a small in quantity affair.

I hope that I have generated enough curiosity and interest in my taste in food for my readers to try out some and if it is Pune that they would like to try, I would be delighted to host them.

This is my take on this week’s Friday 6 On 1 blog post topic. The other five bloggers who write on the same topic every Friday are Sanjana, PadmumRaju, Shackman and Conrad.  This week’s topic was suggested by Padmum. Please do go over to their respective blogs to see what they have to say on the topic. Thank you.

26 thoughts on “Favourite Foods And Memorable Eating Places.”

    1. I have never done this before, but for some reason out of curiosity I went to your blog. Shadowbrook! I did my undergrad at UCSC and I went there once (friend’s parent took us). One of my more memorable dining events.

  1. Oh that looks delicious – all of it – but I love the madras meal presentation. Right now you don’t want us to visit, but if we ever get this craziness under control it would be fun to try the local Pune cuisine.

  2. Hopefully someday I have the opportunity to vacation to Pune and taste the culinary streets.
    I imagine that it is an exotic activity to get to know the specialties of an area in its original location.

    Greetings from Indonesia.

  3. omygosh! I enjoyed both… but that last video especially.
    I think you chose well to wind up your relaxing retirement years in Pune! it’s a beautiful city seemingly full of people who LOVE life! and your current solution to entertaining your guests at your club sounds perfect. for them AND for you.
    remember when I fell in love with Pune on that video I found one day of a young man who toured your city and its food all on his motor bike? it was grand! 🙂 xo

    1. The credit for choosing Pune goes entirely to Urmeela who simply fell in love with the place during a visit to some friends. What she wanted, she got. Peace offering as it were.

  4. If ever there was a banquet. However, I often ponder on the concept of decision paralysis. It’s when you are given too much choice. Like a buffet and, indeed, street food. Which way to turn?

    Breakfast I pass on. The Angel has taken to making those Nutri bullet smoothies every morning. Nutritionally it’s a bomb. He hands me a glass. Cheers. Recently I asked him why he wants to extend my life span. Cue eye roll.

    U

    1. Good lad there. My compliments on your choice. All of us have to tailor our food habits to suit our lifestyles. I am not as active as you are and find not eating after lunch helpful in sleeping well and digestion.

  5. wow….that last meal with the “bread” that was 22″ across …with all the little dishes around the edges!

    thanks for the insight into what are memorable foods to you and of course the guy in the uTube clip trialling Dr Schol insoles as well!

  6. All the food choices look fascinating that I would enjoy trying. What little Indian food I may have had in years past may well have been Americanized versions which wouldn’t be the same. I, too, enjoy breakfast though currently limit it to oatmeal, a variety of fresh fruits with a few dried but moist seedless prunes for additional fiber. Am moving my major meal to lunchtime rather than evening dinner. Have considered smaller more frequent snacking meals primarily through early morning and afternoon.

    1. All of us have to find our own individual formulas for the best kind of eating habits. I have only two meals, breakfast and lunch every day and am quite comfortable with it.

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