Three Quarter Chinese has opened its second branch in Jayanagar. This is at the Cosmopolitan Club and is part of the set up that includes Amoeba - bowling as well as the games floor for kids and grown-ups alike. After an unsuccessful attempt at going bowling - the floors were packed and the music was loud enough to blow down the pins sans the ball, we headed to the top floor where Anoushka had a whale of a time on all the kiddie rides. We too made good with all the electronic games out there.
Anyways, all done, we headed to Three Quarters for dinner. A five minute wait for a table and we were seated. Looks like we made it at the right time, because 10 minutes later, people were waiting on the staircase as well. Three Quarters has got huge floor space and a central buffet set up which they plan to start soon. Anyways, it took a good 15 minutes to get the attention of anybody. No water was served neither were the menus brought. On 3rd attempt we got the menus and then another 15 minutes of attention grabbing tactics to get our order taken.
For starters we ordered the Chakori Kebabs. Morsels of boneless chicken, slathered in green chutney and skewered and dumped in a tandoor. Served with onions and tomatoes, it was just like the kebabs we get at any local takeaway joint.
Main course was Nalli ka salan with Baluchistani paratha. The guy taking the order said something very strange when we asked for Nalli ka Salan. He asked us if we had eaten at Samarkhand - the Afghani restaurant. And when we replied in the affirmative, he said that Nalli Ka salan was their famous dish!! I wonder whether he was mistaken about where he was working. Anyways the salan was really nice, with the gravy being well spiced and not overly watery or thick. The meat was really tender. The presentation as you can see was sloppy.
Nalli Ka Salan
The Baluchistani paratha was a bit strange. It was regular parathas with thinly sliced onion on top with some coriander leaves sprinkled with tomato sauce!! Am really not sure what baluchistani paratha is supposed to taste like but I sure don't think tomato sauce is a part of it.
The Nalli Ka Salan came with two Taftans. This is supposed to be rotis made yogurt and milk and is supposed to carry a slight tangy taste from the curd. It is also supposed to be really soft. This was neither really soft nor tangy. They were so-so. Nothing as great as the one served in Copper Chimney. We also ordered a Dum Saffron Rice for Anoushka, which was ok.
Dum Saffron Rice
The bad attempt at Taftan
Didn't really bother with dessert because of the amount of time it took get the wait staffs' attention. The one sad part we have noticed about most new restaurants that have opened in Jayanagar is that they just don't seem capable of handling a full house well. We had asked for the starter to packed up because we just wanted to get home. We got irritated with the fact everything from starters to main course was brought together. It took an eternity for the bill to come. And after all was done, they couldn't find our parcel anywhere and so that took some time. The loos are clean enough but the one door in the ladies room did not lock and I happened to choose that one.
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Address: 22nd Cross, Cosmopolitan Club, 3rd Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore
Phone: Will get hold of it soon
Cuisine: Chinese and Awadhi
Cards Accepted: Yes
Wallet factor: Rs 950 for two
Parking: Street... you have to be damn lucky to get it close by