Firozian Indian Tea House can't be noticed right away if you are not going to pay attention to each and every establishment that you'll pass by along Don Jose Avila Street. It is just a small establishment right beside Julie's Bakeshop or across Tagala's Butterfly Chicken.
This Indian-inspired restaurant has been around the corner since April of 2012 and it is owned and managed by an Indian guy and at the same time chef named Firoz. I guess this is where the name Firozian came from.
It is just a small area but the interior is well-arranged and decorated. It is not a typical restaurant because the setup is just like having your meal in an Indian way with low tables and you have to sit on the floor while eating. It doesn't matter if you belong to the upper class or what not because in this place, everyone is equal. The area is decorated with Indian stuff and divided with colorful curtains for privacy purposes. Good thing 'coz we went there early. It didn't take an hour for the place to be jam-packed after we positioned ourselves in one of their cubicles.
I am not really familiar with the Indian cuisine that is why it took me awhile to choose what I am going to eat but good thing my friend guided me and introduced some of their best-sellers.
|Chicken Masala or Chicken Tikka Masala - Php150.00|
|Chicken Durum (The Real Shawarma)|
|Chicken Salad - Php95.00|
|Indian Chai - Php45.00 Single, Php90.00 Pot|
My meal is never complete without dessert that is why I ordered one of their best-sellers in the house.
|Gulab Jammun - Php40.00 each|
This is a leche flan, the Indian way. It's made of dough consisting milk solids with flour then deep fried and placed in sugar syrup with cardamon seeds, rosewater, kewra or saffron. Don't belittle this round pastry with it's flavor. It is good because it is not that sweet and just enough to get rid of the spicy flavors and odor of the meal that we ate earlier.
If you are adventurous enough and would like to take a challenge, they also have one. You can take their Durum challenge. Consume the shawarma in 5 minutes or less and win Php300.00. If you can't finish it, you have to pay the amount of the shawarma plus Php200.00. Any brave souls to take the challenge?
We were so full and we can't even move after we consumed everything. Everything was worth-it and I must say that I will be back in this place to check out the other meals. Before we left the place, we took a groupie as a souvenir.
|thanks Ralph for this photo|
If you are hankering for an Indian cuisine, try this one out and let me hear your thoughts. Have you been to this place? Share your thoughts, too.
Firozian Indian Tea House
Don Jose Avila St.,
Opens Mon-Thur from 10:00am-11:00pm
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