Well,sometimes you just want to have a casual meal at a casual place instead of a café or a fine dine.On a similar occasion post a movie, we wanted to eat a lot but a quickly. We were at the new DLF mall of India in Noida Sector 18 and planned to have our meal at the food court. Food courts usually have pocket friendly outlets and a lot of variety to choose from. This food court was no different but as we strolled around looking for that perfect outlet that would be cheap yet filling, an outlet named ‘Item no’ caught our attention. It was brightly light like a Bollywood hoarding. For them, their food is the ‘item’ or the ‘star’ in a more appropriate language. This caught out attention and we sat down in front of it.
We ordered their meals that came with either rice/bread. three pieces of everything in every meal. One thing common in all the food items was green chillies. For spicy lovers, this is heaven! Also, the service was extremely quick!
Rose Lassi as a starter was refreshing. For a person like who is fond of sweet, this would be good. Otherwise, you can ask them to put a little less sugar.
Mutton Biryani was the masala version and not the dum version. For that, it was fairly good but we personally prefer the dum verison as the rice is more moist in that. Spicy and decently well cooked mutton.
Kebab Platter ,that came with Dal Makhani and Parantha, was wholesome. Had 3 pieces each of malai tikka ,Bhatti ka murgh and chicken tikka, something something. Malai Tikka was the best out of them as it was very creamy.
Mutton Rogan Gosh with Naan was cooked well, had strong masalas and spices. Good for a food court but don’t compare it to a fine dine restaurant. Lacked a bit of finesse.
Chicken Tikka Masala was quite tasty! Boneless pieces in a thick tomato and onion gravy was creamy yet tangy. Really liked it.
Ghee Wala Chicken had pieces with bones and was cooked it a less spicy, light brown gravy and a lottt of oil. Good taste wise but felt guilty after eating it.
Malai kulfi could be tastier by condensing the milk more. Moong Daal Halwa was quite good! IT was low on sugar so one could eat lavishly. Gulab Jamun was huge in size! It was the size of three normal gulab jamuns combines making it value for money. Taste wise it was similar to the usual ones.
Overall , the experience was definitely above average and in fact , a good one! Our bill suited our pocket and our tummies were full. If you are in this food court, this option could definitely be explored for your meal!