Saturday, 31 January 2015

Get Set Bolt with Tata Bolt

I have been on Tata motor’s vehicle for quite some time. Let it be my Tata Safari drive to Dudhsagar falls or checking out the new Tata Bolt from Tata Motors.

So what is new about it? There is always a new car coming in the market, but hold on before you are judgmental like me. I also reacted the same way as you are reacting now about a new car in the market.

As I was informed that Tata Bolt would be at Embassy tech village for 2 days, I made sure to take time out and travel almost 30 kms to check out the car. Most of the features of the car have striking resemblance to the other cars but it did catch my attention. I will pen down few features which caught my attention at the Bolt station.

A bright red car, standing near the cafeteria of Embassy tech village could never go unnoticed and hence a huge crowd could be seen even at an odd timing between lunch and tea break. A set of 4 dynamic alloy wheels, sporty styled would make the world stop in its tracks. A floating roof could also interest those who would test the speed of the vehicle on any main road. Flame-shaped tail lamps gives the car a perfect sporty exterior and make every head turn when the car is on road.

I always need a good music system and connectivity in a car so I made sure I check the feature’s in this category. It has a touchcreen infotainment system by Harman which includes bluetooth connectivity which will help one person to access their phonebook, call logs, audio streaming, conference call, SMS’s and read out’s of the same, etc along with steering mounted with audio and phone controls for the driver to focus on the road rather than on the phone. With the advanced voice command recognition, one can make calls, change music tracks and also control AC. So the car is at your service with just a word.

For those trying a new road like me will like the feature of smartphone enabled navigation with MapmyIndia maps so no more of phone stands on the car to spoil one’s view. A fully automatic temperature control can also ease of the work for everyone to set the AC temperature, it also has its control on the touchscreen.

Let me tell you about the comfort level in car. The car has good leg space for long drives and those with long legs. Also the headrest are adjustable for front and rear seats, so no more neck and shoulder pains with this car. Well, the rear seats are foldable with 60:40 ratio to increase the boot space as and required.
Safety is a must in every car. To begin with, it has a seat belt reminder for the driver and also door open and key in reminder to ensure safety before anyone starts their drive. It also has driver and co-passenger airbags for additional safety.

With the attention Tata Bolt received at the Bolt stage in Embassy tech village, I am sure many are planning to drive this beauty home. One can also get a test drive of the same and buy a petrol or a diesel variant.

This post is a part of the Get. Set. Bolt. activity at BlogAdda

Friday, 30 January 2015

Republic of Noodles at Lemon Tree Hotel

I was invited to a Pan Asian restaurant in Lemon Tree by the name Republic of Noodles. Over a year, I have developed a good taste for asian food. It a cosy restaurant with dim light and low roof with bright color seating with standard seating across the restaurant.

For drinks, I started ,my evening with Sunshine in the evening which was refreshing and thirst quenching followed by Apple Frappe but twisted to a refreshing drink. I preferred the former over the latter.

Fried wontons came on the table first. Portion could have been a little more is what I felt. Fruits with wontons was had by me for the first time.

The Crispy Water Chestnuts with Bamboo shoots was served next. Not really fond of water chesnut starter, hence did not enjoy it much. The starter was filled with herbs which is why I could try it.

Banana Leaf wrapped Grilled Fish was next which excited me the most. Basa was cooked well and the taste of banana leaf was also present. It was simply delish and had an extra serving of it.

The Steamed Tofu with lime chilly dressing came next, not fond of tofu actually, but this came as a surprise to me. I actually liked tofu with lime chilly dressing giving it a pungent taste in every bite. Full marks to this.

Thai garlic pepper prawns which were fried and seasoned with herbs was good. I usually have sauteed prawns. But this was crispy and with the seasoned herbs it gave a flavor in every bite.

Grilled mushroom was served and by now you would know that I have not been a big fan of mushroom and especially in starters so I gave this a miss after tasting one.

Veg Vietnamese roll came along and this surely is something I would like to eat a little more. I like veggies in such roll with minimal ingredients to enhance every flavor.

Soups came in next, Tom Yum Goong soup was my choice. It was made to my taste, a clear soup with boiled prawns. One should try this during their visit.

The Veg Indonesian Soto Vegetable soup looked heavy and creamy with loads of vegetables in it. I just had a spoon of it and cannot write much.

Time for main course, I started with Phad Thai noodles. I don't like peanuts but it complimented the noodles very well and at least 1 peanut came in every morsel.

Another commendable dish was Green curry of prawns with Steamed Jasmine rice. Earlier I thought, green curry went really well with noodles but green curry with prawns tasted better with rice.

Some of the other served dishes which were served were Cambodian Chicken curry, Malaysian Family style chicken, Thai Fried Rice with chilli and basil, Tofu with exotic mushrooms, and Sri Lankan Curry fish. etc but I will try these the next time, esp chicken curry.

To end the meal, I was really waiting for this, Water chestnut rubies and longan in coconut milk was served which I thoroughly enjoy at every place so did I enjoy at Republic of Noodles too.

Coconut jelly with mango cream sauce was served. Coconut pudding tasted good and refreshing and the mango cream complimented it.

Natural flavored ice cream platter was the last on table with various flavors on offer. Tamarind, Kaffir lime, Choco Chilli, Wasabi, Lemongrass and Green Tea were on the platter. I tried Tamarind and kaffir lime for the first time and was mighty impressed with the taste. Wasabi, which I avoid most of the time, was not very strong hence I could eat it. Green tea and lemongrass are always refreshing along with choco chilli which gives a spicy after effect while having chocolate.

I enjoyed my meal at Republic of Noodles and will visit again to either try new dishes or try my favorites again. Hope this helps you to decide your dish during your visit to RON :)