A few days back Chhavi and I went for dinner to Jungle Jamboree for dinner (on invitation). It is always good to go out with the kids. As the restaurant is in Gurgaon I managed to go on a week day itself.
As the name suggests the restaurant has a jungle theme. They have a huge aquarium in the restaurant and it was a prime attraction for Chhavi. She has grown up a lot since I last took her out! She didn’t threaten to break any glassware this time! It was also a lot of fun to meet Pratap, who before this was just a voice on the phone.
The food concept is unique. It is a 7 course buffet which is served on the table. You have a choice of veg and non veg. The most expensive 7 course meal is 799 rupees. Looking at the prices when I end up eating out, I thought Jungle Jamboree was reasonably priced.
We had the veg 7 course dinner and we came nowhere near finishing it. The first course has a selection of welcome dishes of which the Pita Bread with the Tzatziki (a dip) was my favorite. It was served with Aam Panna. Every course comes with a separate drink as well.
Next was Veg Manchow Soup which even Chhavi finished till the last drop. This one came with the lemon iced tea.
Next were the Global and Indian starters. These were the the third and the fourth courses and by now I was begging them to serve me less food. I knew by the third course that I could not eat much more. In these rounds my favorites were Falafel Roll and Dahi Kebab.
I could do not justice to the global mains but I did eat the pizza slice. By the time of the Indian mains I was trying to taste everything like chatni! Chhavi had given up right after soup. I ended the day with the Apple Pie. Some boys may be able to finish the 7 course meal of the Jungle Jamboree but I doubt any girl would!
The icing on the cake was the magician who showed us some magic tricks. I can’t remembered when I laughed so hard. Chhavi was absolutely delighted that the magician plucked out a flower from my ear! It was a fun evening for me and Chhavi at the Jungle Jamboree at Gold Souk, Gurgaon.
I started my India travel blog, Travel Tales from India in 2005. In 2016 I realized Travel Tales from India and Abroad better reflected my writings. I love to walk and ride in metros around the world. I have not been everywhere, I am not even close, but it is on my list. I also quite my job as a professor in 2015, it was a happening year! I did a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur ages ago!
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