Friday, December 29, 2006
Cliches about food
Dhoomketu comes up with a list of the top five food cliches he has come across. No. 1 certainly needed to be said:
1) Dhaba food's great. (If you don't like it, you're a 'pseud'.)Dead right. I'm a huge fan of the concept of dhabas, but the reality never quite lives up to it, and I vastly prefer a good Delmonico Steak to an oily chicken masala. That's right, I'm not just an evil capitalist, I'm also an elitist prig. So there.
What do I say about this one? A shallow menu, deep garnish of coriander on every dish, huge slabs of tasteless butter put over everything... And that's talking about the positives.
...Unwashed vegetables, bones instead of meat, and that's only the keema I am talking about, two basic tastes - bland or burning hot, rotis with uncooked centres and burnt edges.
Plus, these days, even the prices aren't low.