After weeks of plotting and planning we finally made it to Shiok for lunch on Saturday. My partners in crime this time were Aqua (who I was meeting for the first time) and Jil (who’s probably a little tired of seeing me so often :-). We settled into the comfy seats and attacked the food and drinks with great relish. We must have made quite an interesting sight – two hungry women wolfing down food like there’s no tomorrow! Aqua was a little more polite. But the food was good. Or we were hungry. Or it might have been both. All I remember is stuffing me self to the gills (no, I don’t actually have them).
We had drunken noodles, a lovely chicken dish, a really nice tasting rice. As you can see, I am not so good with names. To top it all, I had a green concoction called Madhu’s Illusion, which turned out to be more potent than I first thought.
Madhu’s restaurant also has a compact lounge area next to the dining area where you can relax and have a drink but we decided not to venture there. I don’t think I would have made it out of the door for a long time, if I had. If you like South East Asian cuisine, do go across to Shiok’s.
We started at noon (we were the first eager ones in) and they finally had to shoo us out at 4 p.m. after we had stretched their hospitality to the limits.
After that satisfying meal, it was time to head back home and then onto a game of badminton. Not having played for aeons, my muscles protested loudly. The last time I played indoors in a proper court was in 1986 (I am not kidding!). My skills therefore are rather rusty, but I love the game. And after all that food (not to mention the Illusion) it was a small wonder that I wasn’t running around the court, trying to hit 4-5 imaginary shuttles! My dad (who used to be a badminton champion in his younger days) would have been rather proud 🙂
(PS: Shiok is on CMH Road in Indiranagar, conveniently located on the main road and very easy to find!)