Sunday, July 6, 2008

Fire Wok - review

Last Saturday me and my fried decided to checkout the restaurant 'FireWok' at Polynation - the food court of Oasis mall, one of the new entrants into teh already crowded mall list of Bangalore.

First things first - Oasis is bang on Koramangala 80Ft road, and it is impossible to miss it - once you reach the mall, parking is easy - they have parking spaces at each floor, so if you want to head to food court directly, you don’t have to park your bike at basement or ground floor and have to catch a lift. We parked out bike on 2nd floor and decide to give do a quick check out @ lifestyle before heading to Polynation.

Polynation have some well knows outlets such as Madras Curry House, Yellow Chillies, Tandoor, Fire Wok, Cream&Fudge Factory, Doughnut bakers and Pizza corner. Our main aim was to try the Noodle bowl @ FireWok, so we headed straight there. The ambiance is ok, and tables near the glass wall give good view.

The concept of noodle bowl is - they have three varieties of noodles - Flat, regular and rice - you can take a bowl and pick you choice of noodles - u can mix them also - and then you can pick the vegetables you like from the vegetable counter – once you fill your bowl with noodles and vegetables, pass it to the chef, pick the spices you want from the list, and pick the sauce of your choices. If you want chicken, paneer or prawns, they will add it - and they will cook it the way you asked them.

I picked up rice noodles, spring onions, carrot, bean sprouts, mushroom, fungi, and an assortment of some other vegetables i didn’t much cared to identify, and asked the chef to add chicken, ginger, garlic and crushed black pepper, black pepper sauce and oyster sauce.

The service is fast, before we had time to decide whether we want to order starters or not, we got our main dish. The dish tasted more or less like I expected, but a l'll less on salt. It was not much oily, but then it was not exactly superb also. Priced at 135 a plate, the bowl is a good option if you are really hungry, but don’t go there expecting the authentic Chinese taste - it is more like commercialized Chinese taste.

Ps: after the lunch, we had ice creams from Cream&Fudge factory - they really do make superb ice creams... I tried a combination of one scoop cookie dough, one scoop caramel, macadamia nuts, gummy bears, chocolate sauce and caramel sauce - yeah, perfect recipe to forget all the calorie count, but take it from me, you will never regret the decision... :-D

27 comments:

Love said...

hmm, guess i'll have to stop by here and sample some grub :)

Preeti said...

WOW! food! Anything to do wth food always has my interest perked up (which u shud know by now)...and this certaionly was yummyyyy! whether or not u say the food dint taste alllll that good...the best bit was ur ending - the icecream thing...u meanie! u just had to do that right? Can u believe its been 3 days since i had icecream!?? :( Oh, no now im craving again...time to hit emilios ;)

Preeti said...
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usha said...

hmm the dessert really sounds sinful!

Joy said...

did you really had to describe the desert you ate with all the icecream combination? Pls have some consideration for ppl reading the post :)

Tys on Ice said...

i love this kinda thingy....this tepenyaki style of making fud.,..recently i went to this korean restaurant where they gave us the meat and the vegetables and sauce and we had to cook our own food on this grill which was there on all the table...

guess wht? we had to pay for it also...

my wife was not very amused to learn tht i had gone to a place and paid them money to cook my fud...

but definitly gonna try this place u spoke abt...

Priya said...

Looks like someone had a real food feast:)

Ria said...

Hmm wow!Slurp....this post made me feel so eager to hav chinese food coz i love tht cuisine!! :) Bangalore is developing at a very fast pace....i m afraid it will soon bcome overcrowded like mumbai. :(

Ashu said...

ah one more mall in bengalooru

ceedy said...

Cool...

Suma said...

i tried both...and i miss them...
at least we have the cream and fudge kinda place here but noodles? sigh

--xh-- said...

@LJ: try it once, bro
@preetz: u knw exactly why i put the dessert section :)
@usha: yeah, it is one sinful treat :)
@joy: :) he he he
@Tys: if u want the best noodle bowl, go to mugen @ Indiranagar 100 FT Road...
@priya: yeah, totally
@ria: yeah, hope the authorities find space to accommodate the boom...
@ashu: yup yup.
@ceedy: :)
@suma: :)

Knatchbulley Hughzscene said...

yummmmmyyy!!!
the ice-cream!! m still dreaming of tht DBC!!

Nags said...

cant thank u enough for offering to help me :) but i have to warn u that i am very obsessed and quite impatient!! still wanna help? :)

i have some specifications in mind.. and ideas from a bunch of blogs i like. i am actually in the process of modding a minima white to customize it the way i want! lets see how that goes :)

Veens said...

the last couple of lines are my fav :)

sounds yummy :)

Sasmi Sinh said...

So a full foodie day? Sounds great, especially the ice-cream.

Mannar said...

Gotcha...Gotcha..

Mannar here :)

rantravereflect/ jane said...

wowwwwwwwwwwwww... tat must 've been totallllly awesum man.. teh next time i'm in blore, i will hunt ya down, n make ya treat me to tat yummaliceous ice-cream :)
heeee, n well, abt noodles- i'm like the noodles woman- love it in any form, so yehhhhhh!
n i like the concept of food these days: ya choose the ingredients and ya get them to mix it up thhe way ya want them.. more than nethyn, it reallly sparks interest and gets ya all excited, looking at the array of coloured stuff out there at the counter... yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm :)wat wa way to start the day :)

Meghna said...

oooom BB,
Waiting for you to invite me....unluckily there is nothing like this where I live....it's just plain restrautnts that say Continental and give Chinese as an option in Thai food LOL!

I'll be coming sooon....just can resist LOL!

Scribblers Inc said...

I have to come to Benga...now I really have to!!

Scribblers Inc.

gunj said...

d parking thingi sounds darn cool!

Ankur said...

guess have to try it when i m there!!! :)

good review.. it will help!! :D

Cheers!!!

Multi Menon said...

well..,first time in here..cool blog and a cool post this one..

Me too a die hard foodie and this makes me hit out rite now to polynation.And thats not gonna hpn lest I land up in blr.. :(

Gayatri said...

my keyboard has my drool on it now!

Doom said...

Albeit neither a chinese nor a fast food fan..This weekend when I visited the food court the draught beer signs at silverwok looked ominously beckoning. Might be this would be our next food experiment.

Aaarti said...

hey

Cool blog u got here,love the enfield background!!

Ahh, oasis mall, saw it from outside couple of times during my last visit.. isnt Polynation also there in Lifestyle? that food court thingy right?? nice, one more restaurant to try next visit...

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