When there are so many things Bangalore is famous for, the first two items that come to my mind are; of course, the weather and the restaurants. And yet, the food outlets in Tech parks of Silicon Valley of India lacks so many things. Of course, cost-cutting is one important factor but still, dining in such places makes us feel like we are still at the office premises. Going out for lunch with the team is not a practical option considering the traffic. Luckily, the food courts at Eco Space and RMZ Eco World are on the brighter side of the picture. I went to visit my friend who is working in Accenture and I happened to hog on to one of the newly opened restaurants inside the Pritech Tech Park food court, Cooking Mom.
Cooking Mom Review
Located on the ground floor of the Pritech Tech park food court, the Cooking Mom restaurant offers you a great ambiance, traditional vibe, to be particular, and at times, a fine dining experience*. The fine dining concept won’t work during the peak hours since the place will be jam-packed and people might indulge in technical and other office talks. You know the life of a techie!
A lit Kerala brass oil lamp was placed at the entrance to welcome the patrons, south Indian style. The small waiting area had an image hanging on the wall drawn by Ravi Varma. Inside the restaurant, the furniture is all wooden, pillars with wooden finish, hanging lights with shades made of clay and as a finishing touch, copper cutleries. An image of the traditional homestead courtyard pasted in one of the walls completes the look and feel of the place. Overall, the restaurant ambiance makes us feel like we are far away from our office culture. The big umbrella like lamp shades is a visual treat to the eyes and the camera.
We ordered Chicken Pepper Fry, Chicken Kolapuri, Butter Naan, Kulcha and Fresh lime soda. The pricing seems pretty reasonable and is not gonna eat your pocket even if you plan to eat once or twice in a week.
The service was really good and had a prompt response. Started off with the Chicken Pepper Fry, it was dry and flavorsome. The chicken was well cooked and had sauteed onions, pepper, green chili and other spices. It was very spicy but loved the South Indian taste.
The Chicken Kolhapuri, Butter Naan, and Kulcha combination were lip-smacking. The gravy had too much masala in it and was extremely spicy. We thanked us for ordering lime juice. The Methi Kulcha was delicious compared to butter naan. I loved it. The chicken was cooked to perfection as well.
Overall, I loved the place especially the ambiance. The traditional elements made me nostalgic and in fact, took me back to my hometown. It was as if I have visited some traditional restaurant back in Kerala. The menu seems really good and the pricing is pretty reasonable. I don’t understand why this place has such a low rating and I find it ok to give 4 out of 5. The only problem I have with this place is the spiciness level of food they serve. They should either mention this on the menu or at least inform us while taking the order. The amount of Masala they put into the curry is also quite high. I could feel it especially in the Chicken Kohlapuri gravy. I would love to visit again and it was a great experience.