It was a great dining experience indeed! The restaurant has the ambiance of colorful walls and curtains with low tables and chairs and throw pillows such that the customers can get to try what it's like to dine the Indian way. Firoz actually explained to us why eating this way is better than what we normally do. First, he said that in the old days, eating on the floor was a natural thing such that even kings enjoyed lying or sitting on the floor while eating. The Greeks and Romans do this too. Second, eating in a lotus position (or as what we usually call the cross-legged sitting position), helps the body absorb and digest the food faster as the blood flow is concentrated in the stomach area. It is also beneficial for the back. Finally, the third reason is that it shows a symbolism of no hierarchy system while eating this way. Everyone is equal, rich or poor. Pretty cool, huh?
So anyway, as I mentioned, I've never tried authentic Indian food before and I tell you, the first time I tasted it at Firozian Indian Tea House, it was love at first bite!!! My personal favorite was the Dal Makhani. It's a healthy Indian staple food made primarily of whole black lentils (urad) and red kidney beans (rajma). You can eat it alone or with rice, or you can also add a little yoghurt on it for an extra kick.
Aside from Lassi, we also had Chai (also known as Indian Tea) for our beverage. It is a spiced milk tea served with sugar, which they had shaped in cute hearts.
|Chai (Indian Tea)|
So of course a meal wouldn't be complete without dessert, right? So for that we ordered Besan Laddu and Gulab Jamun.
|Besan Laddu (sorry about the teeth marks! hehehe!)|
Well, that's all we ordered! I really had a wonderful dining experience at Firozian Indian Tea House. I can definitely say that Indian food is surely one of my cravings now! And not to mention that their prices are so budget friendly. Based on what we ordered, their meals range from PhP120 - 150 and their snacks and desserts range from PhP40 - 80. Not bad, huh?
|Firozian (right most), April and their lovely staff)|
Well, thanks for dropping by you guys! Till next post!