Do you want to know what is Kudu chicken sandwich and Shawarma on my plate?
During and prior to millennium or Y2K, I was in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, it is one of the well known place among Gulf country. Even though we like our home food, there are sometime in our life that we have to skip or forget or impossible to have home or nation food, it happened to me as such as it happens to others too, the company where I was working could be around 1000+ employees, we got Asian food, Thai food, Philippine food, Arabian food and other very few countries food. First of all there was no Indian food but generally they mentioned Asian food than Indian food, as name says Asian food, it belong to few countries like India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Burma and other close country people or employee has to have it.
Asian food over there will not be up to that taste or nearby taste as our country food, very rare in a week very few or onetime or max two time food (Lunch or Dinner) suit us nearly, but most of the time many Indian states colleague used to have those Asian food by force or without any other choice, other continent food even unable to touch than Asian food. There will be suggestion box in the staff canteen to improve food criteria depend on staff choice but it won’t work well and it is just a suggestion box to drop a piece of paper than no action or once in a blue moon type.
Now coming back to main history of our living for food and transports. First Transports, everyday there will be bus transportation from camp to city center exists, they had two schedule for staff transport facility to buy something on their vacation or other needs like making demand draft or making calls or other entertainment. One bus was there in the morning time for night shift staff to go shopping in the morning time or for those who are on off-duty and like to go for shopping freely from company transport, another one schedule of transport is at the night time, there will be two buses facility for shopping at night, this facility for the one who works normally in the day shift or off-duty or about to go vacation.
Second Foods, since our company food won’t match us most of the time even though it is a reputed firm that provided us free food, free accommodation, free transportation, free medical, free Visa, free Air ticket, 30 days paid leave per annum, and other benefits that has no objection but food. Thus, we used to go to city center since we were lazy or no idea to prepare our own food even though there was a hobby kitchen with all the facilities like free gas, stove, few utensils and recreation choice. Now, still we used to go to city center since there were few Indian (South Indian, North India or all Indian choice quality foods available along with quality International foods) hotels exists, we used to have some Idly, Dosa, Chappati, Paratha, Veg Fried Rice, Briyani, Delhi Briyani, Hyderabad Briyani, North Indian various food varieties and South Indian varieties of foods used to enjoy with friends. Sometime we used to experiment International food or other neighbor country food since we had lot of saving and continuous revenue to spend something differently. This is the time we got some outstanding international food varieties prior to year 2000, international foods like Al-Baik chicken (of Gulf countries (Gulf people or those who had it remember it ever), KFC chicken (international standard delicious - no taste changes anywhere), Kudus (selected places has its branches), McDonalds (It has branches now most of the cities) etc. some of them came to India as restaurant service after 2000.
The favorite food other than our country food is, I can say, Kudu chicken sandwich (Western style food), KFC Chicken Bucket, Shawarma (Arabian & Turkey style food) roll or plate, this food is no spicy and no oily or no taste like briyani but quite different one, a person has to try it at least once to judge themselves, I am sure everyone like it – why I am telling on Shawarma is, I too refused it in the beginning with my friends, later I realized it that it was a big mistake.
Pizza and Burger forget it since many of them have had it in almost every city in India where they sell them, but we can remember often is Shawarma and Kudu chicken sandwich that rarely or in very few city or hotel available in India, those foods are really healthy and we can remember ever.
Shawarma, still available many cities in India, it cost around Rs 40. This made from Boneless chicken soaking in Vinegar for a day and above, then around 100+ soaked chicken in vinegar used to insert in Shawarma rod, then they have vertical stove that fires on this chicken preparation, once cooked well, they used to cut into pieces adding few stuffs like vinegar made cucumber, carrot, finger chips, mayonnaise to roll in the rice roti baked. They will serve it with some salad and soft drinks. Hmmm Yummy. Check it and enjoy it. I too recommended to many friends and relatives on Shawarma in Bangalore, they are really appreciating me and sometime they used to remember me for this and try to invite me. Please don't invite me and you can enjoy it.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
No one give even a single penny freely without any cause but KFC.
Ready, start, set and go for KFC.
I was blogging as usual even though I was not an expert on this. It was just doing to use my precious time to learn and earn something by sharing and getting knowledge. However, recently, I came to know from few websites post that, to promote our blog one has to have good keywords and SEO techniques that is usual lesson from SEO or online expert. However, to promote even for better traffic and fame - we have to submit our blog to some recognized site wherein other members can utilize this option to view our blog or vice-versa and possible for page impression and traffic on our blogs more than SEO and Keywords technique. Considering this, I got one of the blog submission site called Indiblogger.in wherein I become member few weeks back.
I have submitted very few URL pages of my blogs, where I got reasonable traffics from it, this site (Indiblogger) has various contests time to time, and members' meeting (event) option in each city upon fixed time. This site gives star level to its member based on URL submission with quality adhering site policy. They have various plans with different program, one of them is KFC contest.
Two weeks back I was about to login Indiblogger, and I came across that KFC contest and fill in application online form during login. I just casually filled it up and submit with my personal detail then I forgot it. One fine day (I mean on 18th December 2011) I got a letter from KFC Haryana, when I saw that post I remembered that this might be the “discount coupon” from KFC which I filled it up early via Indiblogger. When I opened it, I really surprise that it was not a discount coupon but completely ‘Free’ coupon’ worth Rs 500/= (who will pay a single penny without any cause but KFC via Indiblogger), when I took two free voucher worth Rs 250 each, I was still in doubt whether I have to pay extra amount with this voucher upon buying any menu from KFC outlet? (it is just because same scenario happened already in McDonalds and other organization offers that we have to pay extra amount on even free vouchers – business tricks).
However, I was ready to pay an extra amount if so and planned accordingly. I went to KFC with my family member with ‘party mood’ to have delicious and different menu to satisfy our lips and stomach on 21st December 2011. Warm welcome received from KFC representative although they got huge ‘paying’ customers, and we got the same welcome from them and no difference for voucher customer (we have been several times to KFC in the past to experience different menu – enjoyed it many varieties) also, I was working in Gulf countries and had experience with KFC branch over there, the same taste everywhere and no changes on their menu tastes beside friendly services. Now, the next part is, I submitted both the vouchers to outlet representative, in turn, he shown it to his outlet manager who was standing beside him, he signaled him to accept it immediately by seeing the KFC voucher without any issue. They asked me which menu you would like to select, I told him to give ‘Family bucket’ pack worth 400+ and the left amount plus little paid amount resulted for extra delicious burger from KFC.
Within few seconds, KFC representative served us friendly with fun and pleasant smile which worth more than few thousand bucks on free voucher from Indiblogger contest for KFC. I had to serve in the same way to my family members that made them even few millions bucks free pleasure. The menu was delicious that has no competition in India nor a single complain on ambience or hygienic level, we got lips smacking, stomach filling and additional happiness with free billing – so on. This is one of the ‘free party’ that my family enjoyed during 2011 year end prior to Christmas and New Year.
We hearty thanks to KFC and Indiblogger for fruitful and memorable party given. There are people or organization in the world that they pays you (regardless their business) more than a single penny for your (or customer or member’s) happiness without much expectation from us. I can say this is an event for me and my family’s where we have sharpen our mind and fiery tongue got us out of a sticky situation.