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  • hey guys sam here with another india travel video

  • today we're going to be taking you on the ultimate food tour here in bangalore india

  • for a day of non-stop eating with our friends anishwara

  • and abhishek with their time in the city winding down we set out to eat our way

  • through some of the best food places in bengaluru (bangalore) and

  • boy was it good in this episode we'll try

  • chow chow bath and doses for breakfast banana leaf tally for lunch

  • and then for dinner we'll make our way to fraser town where we'll sample

  • chicken shawarma butter chicken and grilled chicken before ending things off

  • with lemon chai and an ice cream dessert called death by

  • chocolate this is going to be another mouth-watering episode

  • so let's get started good morning good morning guys greetings from bengaluru

  • india today we're hungry and we've brought our appetites we're going to be

  • having south indian breakfast at an institution behind us it was

  • basically called ctr and also known as saga yeah it's one of the most sought

  • after tipping rooms in the city and people have been coming here for

  • years and so popular that people come from over 50 kilometers just to have a

  • breakfast so we're here today to check out their

  • dosa their tasty and

  • the coffee oh my gosh i can't wait

  • all right it's show time we waited about 15 minutes now we got a table

  • hi you

  • another day another delicious soup indian breakfast i'm so excited for this

  • we've ordered a whole bunch of different things but the first two dishes have

  • arrived we kicked off breakfast with chow chow

  • badh which is a combination of two semolina dishes

  • we had keisari bad which is a sweet version with various spices and dried

  • fruits and kerapad which is the savory version

  • with chili curry leaves and coconut chutney for

  • extra spice

  • you got your sweet over here and you have your spicy over there you mix them

  • together you get a chow chow chow chow bag i

  • can't wait for you to try the combination as well

  • oh my gosh okay let's dig in

  • oh my gosh our coconut chutney is incredible yeah it's so rich and spicy

  • and then the consistency of this it's like a savory polenta kind of

  • it has a mushy mash consistency all right shall we try the sweet one too

  • let's go okay i see a big piece of fruit

  • right there wow look at the raisins

  • that's like almost like a dessert yeah it's delicious

  • oh my gosh i love this i absolutely love it and we still have a dosage to come

  • yes then it was time for doses the dosa had

  • a nice crispy golden brown exterior and it was very spongy and fluffy on the

  • inside it was stuffed with potato masala with

  • chili shallots and curry leaves this was paired with a coconut chutney

  • and a spicier chili mint coconut chutney it was quite similar to the previous

  • day's breakfast but also unique since every restaurant gives this dish its own

  • twist so the star of the show has arrived the

  • main event for breakfast here we have two different kinds of dosas so

  • what kind did you get so i just went for the regular plain

  • vene dosa okay and uh yours is the beni masala open it

  • you have the potato let's lift the hood here there

  • you go oh wow look at the potato right there

  • and you can see how crispy yeah it's very crispy and dense

  • like when you're touching it you can actually hear the crunch of the

  • crispiness we've been having amazing doses on this trip to india

  • like it changed my opinion of what my favorite breakfast is in india

  • it's it's not peranta or something it's dosa absolutely hands down

  • grabbing some of this with the coconut oh my god

  • how could something taste that good david what are we gonna do when we can't

  • have dosa anymore luckily i know a few indian restaurants

  • in miami that do it for me and i'm just out of luck where my wife

  • where my wife is staying in brampton is a big indian population

  • oh so i'm gonna have to look for some doses there make some friends over there

  • check out this line this place is perpetually packed

  • there's always a line there's every table full and for good reason the food

  • is wonderful

  • after breakfast we said goodbye to abhishek and made plans to meet up again

  • later for dinner in the meantime we met up with anishwara

  • and continued our food tour of bangalore (bengaluru) so let's head to george street today for

  • some good iced coffee yes at indian coffee house sounds great

  • yeah then let's figure out what to do and

  • then we'll figure out the rest of the day

  • so walking down church street here it's a pretty posh area

  • and there's a lot of restaurants a lot of greenery

  • church street is located in bangalore (bengaluru) central business district

  • and it's a popular tour spot given all the food options and shopping available

  • plus it's also a nice place to walk around

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  • me the shirt you got on right now my favorites on the top iron man

  • yo what'd you get nirvana i've been wanting to get this shirt for a long

  • time this story is great man they've got all

  • kinds of things besides swim shirts and ball caps

  • they also have really cool figurines on that far end i'm pumped guys because

  • we're going for coffee and if there's one thing that i've

  • missed not really having very often in india

  • is coffee i've been drinking a lot of chai which has been fantastic but you

  • know what i do crave my coffee from time to time

  • hot or cold coffee friends coffee coffee all the way

  • it's so hot outside it's way too hot 90 degrees

  • 30 degrees where i come from if you touch my

  • my beard it's like so visible oh wow super fast service thank you sir welcome

  • cheers let's try it

  • freezing cold that's the most important part one go go go go go go go go go

  • chug chug chug chug chug chug chug chug chug chug chug chug chug chug chug chug

  • chug and done

  • are you crazy that's your second one i know

  • it's perfect i'm awake ready to go

  • having cooled off we continued exploring church street and checked out some of

  • the cool murals with street art you can find in the area

  • after a bit of walking we were ready to eat again this time we went to nagarjuna

  • a restaurant specializing in andhra cuisine

  • all good restaurants in india have what in common a big queue a big queue the

  • reason for that is because there's so many people in india all these cities

  • are like 10 million people yeah so the good restaurants they're

  • packed packed check out this one of the coolest things about this

  • restaurant is the menu is shaped like a banana leaf

  • check that out it's so cool open it up and here are some of the main meals that

  • you can get served on a banana leaf it was freaking

  • hot it was how are you guys enjoying the ac

  • in here

  • we ordered a banana leaf tally with a whole bunch of different curries to try

  • to give you a little tour of the banana leaf we had chicken nagarjuna

  • with lots of spices rice with ghee doll with spinach

  • peanut chutney sambal rasam papad and more

  • let's dig in

  • look at this wonderful spread so it's all here

  • on the banana leaf like there's so much going on

  • i wouldn't say it's overwhelming it's exciting it's exciting

  • so this is gun powder oh gun powder gum powder so you put it okay don't mix

  • it with like all of your eyes so i'm separating my rice

  • make sure you have a ufc in that rice i've got some ghee in there and just

  • go to town right mix it up yeah your favorite part

  • my favorite part i feel like when you do this you're like you're earning your

  • bite right here you know you're putting some work into it

  • okay give give gives the rice some extra flavor and delayed onset of spice too

  • over here

  • okay you want to try the chicken i do i do i respect that you're going to find

  • it too spicy okay

  • oh that's great smoke no yeah smoking on the outside

  • tender i wouldn't say it's that juicy it has more of like that smoky tandoori

  • taste okay the spice is starting to hit

  • i always feel like i'm i'm a little bit cocky i'm like oh that's not so spicy

  • and then i have by the second or three buttermilk oh

  • yeah i've noticed that yep that's rasam that's gonna be more

  • sleepy more soupy okay pour in just a little bit just a little

  • bit this time it went it went overboard last time oh i

  • think i went overboard again i just can't help it with the currys i

  • spill them on the rice it's kind of like kind of light so as you start with a

  • heavy stuff heavy raining of your meal right

  • and then slowly like it it gets light and then you cool down with curd rice

  • oh it's purely strategic yeah it's very strategic

  • yeah you're right that's very light it does have taste but it's not

  • it's not strong it doesn't hit you that hard so what what exactly is inside

  • it has it's basically rice pudding rice pudding yeah it has

  • like um cashews cashews some dry fruits okay so it's going to be a little bit

  • nutty and fruity and it's like creamy it's very creamy i see

  • a big cashew very creamy oh yeah and again it's cooling it's

  • cooling things down yeah our next stop that afternoon was

  • kabun park to walk off that meal all right guys so we've arrived at the

  • next station it was only one stop it cost 10 rupees beautiful beautiful

  • system it's brand new apparently it's only been in operation for a short time

  • it actually reminded me of the sky train in bangkok beautiful

  • modern anyways there was extremely tight security when they saw that we had

  • cameras we had to go through security and

  • basically sign something saying that we would

  • keep our cameras in our bags so we couldn't film any of the journey

  • unfortunately but what i can tell you is that it's a

  • great way to get around the city as soon as you enter the park you can see that

  • they have a military jet on the right side

  • and it seems to be like a well-manicured path

  • so yeah i'm not sure what we're gonna do but it's nice to be here

  • and you know this area like this entire place yeah

  • is usually the dog park on sunday so there's like people with all their dogs

  • coming here and like it's like a social dog event yeah

  • it's a lot of fun and you were so right about the temperature so

  • much cooler here i could just hang out here all day yeah

  • let's go check out the bamboo area yeah let's do it

  • that evening we met up with abhishek to go on a nighttime food tour of

  • frasertown

  • so you know some great spots around here what are we gonna have tonight

  • so we're gonna start off with some really nice beef rolls yep out here and

  • then we're going to move on to trying some butter chicken some shawarmas and

  • then end with some chai oh my gosh that sounds so delicious

  • let's stop talking let's start eating

  • okay guys i'm starting off with the chic samba roll and this is a behemoth of a

  • wrap take a look at this thing it is just

  • absolutely jacked with ingredients wrapped in a roti roll

  • oh yeah if you've been craving meat you got to come here and try that so this is

  • loaded with me so flavorful also spicy and onions give it a little bit of

  • juiciness too the flatbread has been rolled around twice

  • it's so compact in every bite like if you're hungry

  • and you can eat all of that that's like a meal in your hand

  • it's so thick and big just look at how much is inside of them

  • so we've been walking down the street for a little while and yeah there's just

  • so many options for food it's the kind of place you don't want to

  • fill up on your first bite because there's so many tasty treats on the

  • street and yeah i think we're just going to

  • keep wandering and see what we can find so

  • we are going to empire yep empire is is famous here in bangalore and they've

  • gone global they have a restaurant new york

  • dubai here we're eating what butter chicken and shawarma butter chicken

  • shawarma d rice oh my gosh oh yeah

  • we're gonna go all out oh we're gonna have a musambi juice

  • hold on it's like how big is my stomach now

  • she gets warmer

  • muscles

  • we're here at empire restaurant uh this place is very

  • popular among bangladesh because all of us who go partying late at night

  • look for place to eat this is the spot it's open late at night and it's very

  • popular for their grilled chicken their butter chicken as well as their

  • ghee rice and also their wasabi juice which we have

  • right here on our table all right moment of truth guys look at all this wonderful

  • food we have here so grilled chicken that's ghee rice

  • butter chicken which is always a favorite in fact back home that's

  • probably the most common indian dish you can find in canada for

  • instance so i'm just gonna serve myself up

  • oh look at those chunks of chicken in there

  • wonderful butter ghee rice so guys this is why i'm getting fat in india i've got

  • i'm eating a lot of things with butter and a lot of things with ghee

  • and i'm eating a lot of it so giant piece of grilled chicken

  • oh and i almost forgot the drink what's this one called wasabi juice and that's

  • sweet sweet lemon

  • oh man that was awesome smokey tender full of flavors a little bit

  • spicy too so tasty all right moving on to the

  • butter chicken buddy of that oh my gosh that sauce

  • the sauces will always makes a butter chicken just a wonderful curry

  • so rich in flavor a little bit spicy the butter chicken was delicious this

  • dish consists of chicken in a mild curry sauce with tomato gravy

  • butter and cream it's very rich and it's a classic must-try dish in india

  • that would have been plenty for dinner but our nighttime food tour still wasn't

  • over next up it was time for chai and dessert

  • we had a great time at empire and now where are we heading

  • so now we're off to a place called taj tea stall uh we're gonna have some

  • really nice suleimani which translates to lemon chai

  • oh wow first time to try that can't wait yes let's go

  • so the tea has arrived it's piping hot so we have a solimani chai over here

  • which actually is a lemon chive super sweet a

  • little beautiful sourness to it so let's go

  • oh yeah that's so sweet that acidic touch to it a citrusy touch to it okay

  • so i enjoyed the first chai so much i decided to get the regular old chives

  • this milk base it's got a lot of spices and stuff so let's try that

  • oh yeah that's so good and apparently a lot of people come here to grab a chai

  • and just have a smoke break or something chai is life in india chai is life and

  • guess what i think we have ice cream after this