Saturday, November 29, 2008

Al Forno - Just as good as Porn-o : P~

Winters in my thesaurus are synonymous to food and clothes. And because of the inflation and all, after spending on food I hardly have enough left for clothes. So like my recent posts, this post will be related to food as well.

A couple of month's back me and my friend with the red shoes (that he doesn't wear anymore),  along with a couple of other folks from office went to F-10 Markaz to grab a quick bite after an intense game of laser tag at the mega zone. That night we went to a small place called "Hyderabadi Chatkharey" and it was awesome! But this post isn't about the Hyderabadi delights (coz I don't have any photos). It was that night that we noticed a small place at the corner of the markaz which looked like an outdoor oven.

This week we finally went there to check it out during the wee hours of lunch. The first thing that amused us was the name "Al-forno". Thus started a series of jokes on the name that lasted for about 15 minutes. Then we finally started reading the menu which was really weird. There were pizzas with ingredients that I had never even heard of in my life. It could've been because of the rush of awesome bandis about but eventually we regained focus and ended up ordering some veggie pizza and a pepperoni one (guess who ordered the pepperoni) . The smallest one was 7 inches and the largest 12. Even though 7 inches sounded pretty impressive but it wasn't (in terms of size). Judging by the look of the place (an Italian kitchen) and the non-presence of customers we kinda had an idea of what we were up for. The second amusing piece of knowledge that the guy at the counter disclosed to another customer was that the pizzas are baked (cooked) in an oven over a wooden flame rather then gas (sounds impressive eh?). The order took around 15 minutes to make (we didn't really notice the time fly by because of the awesome bandis around) . We went back to our car coz they didn't have a seating area. I'l let the pictures below do the rest of the talking...






On a side note the Luciano's Pizza truck that hangs around in F-7 Markaz has some awesome Italian hot dogs. I didn't even know that the Italians made hot dogs. They are waaay better then their pizza, potato wedges and their Philly cheese steak sandwich. Sorry about the pic of the empty plate below, I couldn't stop eating once i started : P~




And can anyone tell me why my pics are uploaded side ways?

12 comments:

Monazza aka Titlee said...
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Ersalan said...

Thanks Monazza,

I used the 'Add image link' from the blogger new post section. And yes i did invert some of them from portrait to landscape

heewa said...

al forno in italian stands for baked goods. heh i should know because i took up a semester of italian :))
also i think you're talking about sausages, the italian-made sausages? the italians are mighty famous for the sausages they make :) along with wine, cheese and hot men. hehe

Ersalan said...

can you hook me up with a hot Italian chick? : P~

Afaque said...

Well the Pizza looks weird...
n the menu is even.._____
i remember when Hotspot opened a few yrs ago... they hv weird menus too.. like "Jaam-e-Ulfat"... which was nothing but plain boiled water...lol
and the rest of the items were after the names of politicians...

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Ersalan said...

Lolz at "Jaam-e-Ulfat"...

The pizzas, well its like porn... some like it hard core and some soft : P~

Tazeen said...

this is serious food obsession, you need a shrink

Tazeen said...

btw, if you ever happen to be in Manchester do go to curry mile and you will find restaurants that are named Sajan Cafe, Sanam Tikka, Dilbar qulfi and what not

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