First of all, my Eid Wishes to everyone. Here, this is about one of my yet another Food Journeys in
but this time
it is going to be about the month of fasting to feasting. Bangalore
It is only this time of the year where you would see brightly lit, colorful stalls selling Kebabs, Haleem, Biriyani and hot drinks including Harira and Qawa along with a huge crowd of happy faces indulging in feast almost all night long. It is the holy month of Ramadan – the month of fasting observed by Muslims all around the world – that brings
city to life every night. One
destination that everyone in the city should go to during this festive season
is Bangalore Mosque Road,
Frazer Town at . Bangalore
Glimpse Of Frazer Town
One night after our Tharaweeh prayers, we were heading to this very place to taste the yummy delicacies they serve till past midnight through out this Islamic month. When we drove there, it was really a hassle to find a good parking space, with too much of a crowd, even at that time of the night. So we decided to wander in the car to get a glimpse of that packed road. But somehow we managed to park our vehicle and then walked into the stalls and merge with the crowd to try some variety of food in that food haven.
This food exhibition starts as the sun sets and the Azan (prayer calling) is called out from the mosque indicating that the day long fast can be broken. This popular food street is engulfed by traffic and people who rush into various shops to get a taste of such enticing delights. The spicy aroma of charcoal-ed meat is mouth watering and brings out the glutton inside you. The road is lined with stalls that prove to be a meat lover’s paradise.
My brother who visited there earlier said that another flavor of the season is sea food - a platter of prawn, fish and crab kebabs and one could get it for just Rs.90. Another dish that has earned the popularity among the customers was the perfectly cooked spicy beef, served with a portion of string hoppers.
Apart from the spicy hot curry shops, the sweet stalls are to long for as well. The yummy cold Faloodas, warm tasty Hariras, syrup-dripping jamuns, ice creams and kulfi cubes are few of the dishes that enticed our sweet tooth. If you are there, you should not miss trying the tasty Kulfi cubes. Mmm.. it is so yum and very nicely served in a cup with a toothpick. And then we tried to talk to one sweet young boy who was selling Date Pan Beda wrapped in a glitter paper like chocolates. But too bad he couldn't understand English while we couldn't speak his tongue. :(
We asked one of the stall keeper about their businesses and the food they sell. He said, ‘Customers come to my stall just to have a plate of string hoppers and beef. I can make business by simply cooking these dishes alone’
That day I carried my Dell Venue 8 just in case I thought I could click some variety of dishes but then I happened to shoot for few seconds here n there. Plus it helped me to check the video quality apart from Photo quality at night time and I think it was quite decent for a tab. Btw, I must mention watching the videos in Dell is so good as we can even increase the brightness of the particular video (and not the screen) that we shot even in the low light. And I really liked that feature.
Here is the Glimpse of Frazer Town I shot using Dell and edited using Movie Maker.
Btw, remember these are street food and one cannot expect much of hygiene from it. But still this is where the real taste lies. And the crowd says it all.
If you are in the city by any chance next year during Ramadan, most probably by the month of May/June, try to visit there, if alone you think you enjoy this kinda feast. :)
Happy Eating. And once again, Belated Eid Mubarak!
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Wait for the Eid Delicacies from my home... will post them soon. :P