Saturday, November 28, 2009

Street food

Today me and wifey decided to go easy on our spending, today being the last week end of the month, and salary due only on Monday.

So here we were. On road and looking for some cheaper options to fill our tummies. First we had to shop for some groceries, so we headed to Shoprix mall, Sec 61, Noida. I like the place because it is devoid of rush, thanks to other more flashy, prosperous and brand conscious malls in Noida. Having done the needful (shopping for grocery that is), we headed back to our car.

And near the car park, was our first "cheap street food" vendor. A vendor selling boiled eggs. With onser of winter, eating boiled eggs laced in salt pepper is quite a treat. Though I was a little sad, he was not selling any omlette or half fry. Nevertheless, we went straight to Sec 34 market. The place is bustling with activity, and has many treats to offer.

There are momo stalls, kabab stalls, egg/omletter vendors (though I was in no mood of eating eggs again), and a "Chaat" stall. This particular chaat stall has been doing busines since atleast 5 years, as I have always frequented this place ever since I came to Noida. One thing I like about it, is the use of disposable plates and spoons.

Hungry that we were, we stuffed ourselves with "karari aloo tikki" and gol gappe. Two plates aloo tikki and one plate gol gappe, all for 40 bucks. Add the 10 bucks spent on the two eggs that we had, we rounded up our saturday outing dinner at a measly 50. Neat !!

Winters make this one thing I like all the more pleasurable: food :-)

Cheers
Siddharth