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Subs, Indian style

Take this Subway for a gastronomic tour


ARBYS, BLIMPIE, Burger King, Chick-Fil-A, Dairy Queen, Dennys, Hardees, In-N-Out Burger, KFC, Long John Silver, McDonalds, Popeyes, Subway, Wendys... the list of fast food chains is long. Isn't the US of A the land of plenty? We need not feel envious of American `well being' any more. If not McDonalds or KFC, Subway, the sandwich chain, is here at Spencer Plaza, Phase III.

Ironically, Subway (phone: 52118800) too reflects this problem of plenty. It takes at least 10 minutes to figure out how to order from the wide selection. Then there are the inevitable queues. In the meantime, it is essential to snag a table as the place is tiny and the constant stream of customers keeps the musical chairs going.


It took us 20 minutes to get the subs on our plates! Hummus and falafel sub, the Mediterranean or rather Middle Eastern flavour, was surprisingly spicy. Or was it the result of Indianising the Falafel?

The best thing about Subway is its elasticity. You have a say in the making of your sub. So how can you be disappointed? The sweet onion chicken teriyaki, honey mustard smoked chicken ham and garden pizza sub were tailor-made. There are decisions and more decisions to make. Breads come as parmesan-oregano, honey and oatmeal, whole wheat and ordinary white and sauces, sweet onion, red wine vinaigrette, honey mustard, dijon horseradish and Southwest. The subs too come in two sizes 6 inches and foot long. Most of the 6-inch subs are priced at around Rs.50-80 and the foot longs between Rs.140 and Rs. 200.


The best is kept for the last here. Forget the subs; visit the place for its chocolate dreams. Both the devil's food cake (Rs.50) and the cookies (Rs.20 for a piece) are bound to give you a rush. They are the stuff that dreams are made of.

By the way, the U.S. Government has recognised that it is the fattest country in the world with some 3,00,000 cases a year related to obesity. Moral of the day: Too much of a good thing is not good for your health.

MARIEN MATHEW

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