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Cheeseburger, Butter Chicken & Pho: Satisfy Your Soul And Tummy With These Comfort Dishes

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When everything seems lost, a plate of comforting food can always lift you. Whether it is a bowl of hot pho or barbecue chicken that’s still infused with the warmth of the barbie, comfort food in Bangalore can take on many avatars. And while we have skipped the usual snacky numbers (like momos and fries), these dishes should make your tummy sing and your heart leap with joy. 

Covid-19 Update: If you are heading to dine at any of these restaurants make sure to carry and wear your mask and maintain social distancing.

Thukpa At Mr. Wang’s

When you wander down the roads of HSR Layout, you’ll come face to face with Mr. Wang, an affable chap, offering a friendly smile and bowls of thukpa. The soothing broth is crowded with chunks of chicken and fried up veggies. To ensure the thukpa is just the way you like it, you can ask Mr Wang to dial up the spices or add crunchy, fried up onions and he’ll happily oblige. To enjoy this bowl of deliciousness, sadly you will have to make your way to HSR as it is not available for delivery. 

Barbecue Chicken Steak At Portland Steakhouse

From America to Australia, the barbecue chicken is recognised as one of the best comfort foods known to mankind. At Portland, you can dig into a juicy hunk of chicken that’s coated in their signature barbecue glaze before it is grilled. It’s accompanied by a portion of equally comforting fries. The restaurant is open for dine-in with social distancing norms in place. You can also order in your barbecue chicken to enjoy in the comfort and safety of home.

All American Cheeseburger At Truffles

Comforting and easy on the pocket, this popular restaurant offers plenty that’ll satisfy your soul. Topping the list is the All American Cheeseburger where the plump, lamb (or chicken) patty oozes cheese and sits between two, downy buns. Truffles is now open with socially distanced seating and regular sanitisation and temperature checks. We suggest ordering in, though because nothing like chowing down a juicy burger while you enjoy some Netflix.

Mac N Cheese At Arbor Brewing Company

One of Bangalore’s cheesiest dishes, the Mac N Cheese at this beloved brewery has the power to put you in a damn good mood even after a bad day. The classic version has four types of cheese that mingle with the macaroni along with herbs and toasted breadcrumbs. If you prefer decadence, then, the Frenchie (bacon, emmental cheese) and Gourmet (truffle mushroom mix, emmental, and herbs) versions should work splendidly. You can happily order in your Mac N Cheese and stick it in the oven or microwave! Get extra bacon just so you don't too sad about it getting cold on the way! ACB is also open for dine-in.

Khao Suey At Burma Burma

Milky and creamy — a bowl of Khao Suey at this vegetarian heaven of a restaurant is just what Dr. Comfort ordered. The slurp noodles (Udon or Hakka) and the flavourful add-ons make it a refreshing dish. Just freely order-in your bowl of warm Khao Suey, by opting for no-contact delivery. The restaurant is also open and boasts of impeccable safety and sanitisation standards. Best to book a table is you want to head here. 

Pho At Phobidden Fruit

Available in vegetarian, prawn, chicken and beef versions, the pho at this cosy restaurant nails the ‘soul satisfaction’ criteria. The clear broth, that’s made over hours, is packed with fresh veggies, aromatic herbs and the meat of your choice. Dunk the chilli paste in and slurp on, we say! They are now open for dine-in (just book a table in advance) or you can also order-in or opt for takeaway.

Veg Meals At Salt Mango Tree

Down-to-earth yet packed with flavour, the banana-leaf meal at this restaurant invokes the culinary traditions of God’s Own Country. You get to chomp on mounds of red rice (they have white too) doused in curries. With this, they’ll serve you veggies, chutneys, pickles and papad. Top up the comfort quotient, we recommend that you order up a plate of beef fry. Drop in at the restaurant between 12 to 3:30 or 7 to 11 pm or just have your meal home delivered.

Margherita Pizza At Brik Oven

There’s not much on Brik Oven’s menu that doesn’t spell comfort. But if you’d like to keep things fuss-free and yet delicious, sign up for the Margherita. The toasty base is layered with the tang of the tomato sauce, bubbly blobs of Parmesan and Mozzarella, and fresh basil. Yum! Brik Oven is now open across all outlets in Bangalore guaranteeing all safety measures. You can also order in or Dunzo and enjoy pizza night (morning, afternoon) at home!

Mutton Biryani At Nagarjuna

When nothing else but biryani will do head straight to Nagarjuna. Just the whiff of the aromatic biryani that comes with just a touch of spice is enough to send you into a tizzy. The soft, chunks of meat adds to the yumminess the dish. This is best enjoyed with a plate of Chicken Sholay Kababs or the Guntur Chicken Fry. Crowd controlling may seem like a bit of a worry here, so although the restaurant is open, we suggest ordering in your piping hot biryani.

Andhra Meals At Bheema’s

A crowd pleaser, Bheema’s serves meals that are wholesome and remind you of mom’s cooking. The scoops of rice are drizzled with golden streaks of ghee. On which they pour pappu (a lentil and greens mix), sambhar and rasam. Veggies, pickles, and condiments make up rest of the meal. You can order in your carrier meal through Swiggy or Zomato or have it delivered via Dunzo if you don't want to dine at the restaurant.

Beef Medallions With Pepper Sauce & Mashed Potatoes At Cafe Felix

Downy. melt-in-the-mouth beef that’s drowning in a pool of pepper sauce and a side of fluffy, creamy mashed potatoes. If that can’t comfort you, nothing else will. You can order in this delicious steak dinner and enjoy a date night at home if you please. The cafe is now open to customers too.

Biscuits & Gravy At Sly Granny

The Biscuits and Gravy creation at Sly is a classic dish from the Deep South in America and features airy, brittle biscuits made with buttermilk that rubs shoulders with chunks of Italian pork sausage in a sage and bacon gravy. Made your reservation yet? The dish had gone missing from the Sly Granny Menu for a bit but it is set to make a comeback in December 2020, we're told. You will also be able to order it in!

Chicken Fried Rice At Green Onion

VFM Chinese FTW! When your heart and tummy are hankering after a Chinese meal loaded with Indian spices, then, head straight to this humble restaurant just off Residency Road. Of course, when you are here you have to pile your plate with familiar flavours of Chicken Fried Rice. The restaurant is now open for dine-in but given space constraints and social distancing, you may have to wait for a table. we'd suggest order-in through Zomato, Swiggy or Dunzo to the rescue instead.

Chitta Butter Chicken At Dhaba

Loaded with butter and fresh cream, the Chitta (white) Butter Chicken at this restaurant will put a big smile on your face. The chicken is first marinates before being cooked in the tandoor after which it’s plonked in a yogurt-based gravy. Head to the restaurant tp indulge in this dish or better still, order in.

Didn’t include your favourite comfort dish? Tell us in comments!