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Easy on tummy and pocket



For those who favour sizzlers, besides the vegetable version, there are chicken and prawn sizzlers at Nobel House.

THIS UNPRETENTIOUS restaurant on Infantry Road offers a delicious low-calorie Chinese meal without burning a hole in your pocket. There is an interesting counter at the door, displaying the ingredients used in the cuisine. Samples of noodles, rice, herbs, and sauces are enclosed in glass, lending a novel touch.

The dιcor is in shades of green and grey, and a water cascade is placed strategically at the centre in order to produce a soothing effect. The ambience is casual and friendly, and if you happen to shop at Safina Plaza, you may want to stop by for a bite.

While the soup section has the regular Chinese and Thai soups, it is better to head for the starters instead. Their potato fingers are delicious, as is the crispy fried spinach. For those who prefer a bit of spice, there is the spicy fried button mushrooms.

For the main course, besides the routine noodles and rice, this place offers combo meals. For Rs. 120, they offer a combination of rice, noodles, and a side-dish. The vegetarians can try their triple mushroom tai chen style, fresh vegetables, burnt chilli, or stir-fried broccoli.

For the rest, their chef's signature prawn dish, which is well-marinated prawns skewered in bamboo sticks, barbeque style, is recommended. The sliced chicken, Ku-Chow style, is also a well-liked dish comprising of sliced chicken stir-fried in Szechwan pepper powder and served in a bed of crispy spinach.

In their Thai section, the starters deserve special mention. The deep fried Thai chicken and spicy fried corn patties are worth a try.

For those who favour sizzlers, besides the vegetable version, there are chicken and prawn sizzlers as well. V.B. Ramesh, the Manager of this three-year-old restaurant, says about the chef, Kunga Rapte: "Imagine the owner himself cooking for you!" The shy Rapte has trained in Bangkok's Holiday Inn Crown Plaza for 10 years before donning the apron here.

Nobel House's innovative gorlee banana, which is deep-fried banana stuffed with dates, and served with vanilla ice-cream, features on their list of desserts. Darsham, which is deep-fried flat noodles coated in honey and served with ice-cream, is sinful.

This is certainly a place for a quiet meal with family. The restaurant can handle 60 at a time and has a well-stocked bar. A meal for two would cost approximately Rs. 300 Rs. 400 here. You can call Nobel House on 51130708 or 25580208.

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Ambience: Soothing

Service: Attentive

Speciality: Marinated prawns skewered in bamboo sticks, barbeque style.

Wallet factor: A meal for two would cost Rs. 300 to Rs. 400

H.S.

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