Sunday, July 1, 2012

The food path to happiness!


Its been over two years since I was uprooted from Bangalore and replanted in Muscat. I hated everything about Muscat initially, because I believed that Bangalore was an incomparable place. But then there is a destiny factor which plays the protagonist in our lives and we are the supporting actors who adhere to it. So two years down the line, I still miss my friend s in Bangalore, but I cant complain about Muscat too.

Although it took us long to settle down and find an amicable group to connect with, we found a cool place to hangout couple of miles from our home, quite early on. It is Camilia Turkish Restaurant, where we get the best Turkish Shewerma and Grilled Chicken, ever. I am not saying it is the best in the world ONLY because I haven’t been to a lot of places outside India, and hence do not have the proof enough to say it.

Now Camilia is the best thing that happened to us I must say. Every week, we have dinner there atleast once. To top it, we also get fresh juices ! What else does one need in the scorching Gulf summers!
Camilia is also reasonably priced, has open air as well as roofed air conditioned space, and very friendly staff. Although it is a casual outlet and one wouldn’t choose it for a birthday or anniversary dinner, hubby and me are happiest at Camilia and would prefer it over any high profile restaurants around. My one year old also enjoys the hot French fries they serve with the chicken!

So what I am trying to say is, wherever destiny takes you, just find a good place to hang out and most importantly to EAT, and you will be happy.

Here is a picture of the salt and pepper mills at Camilia – can these get any more creative? How cute! 


27 comments:

  1. :-) Nicely described. If at all I land up in Muscat, would love check this place which serves good grilled chicken.

    Agreed, food matters most in any city!

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    1. Correct..! And yeah dont forget Camilia = Muscat !

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  2. so true! food really makes you connect with the city :D Find a good place to eat and you are settled!

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  3. Food is the best anti- depressant for me . When ever I felt low in B'lore I used to visit some good restaurant with friends , or if I am alone , will get a FULL Grilled chicken from Marwa ( BTM Layout) and eat it with Bread :) . ഇനി മസ്ക്കറ്റ്‌ വന്നിട്ട് വേണം അവിടുത്തെ ഗ്രില്‍ ചിക്കന്‍ കഴിക്കാന്‍ :)

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  4. Sadly, often than not, our outings revolve around where we would eat than anything else...
    So if you get food that excites you, I guess you get it all...

    I loved the cellars too :-)
    And now you've made me hungry:-(

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    1. Yeah Suruchi , it happens. While I finished writing the above I was hungry too. (I had lunch half an hour before)

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  5. I'm always a foodie.. whereever I've lived/studied/worked, I've always been snapped at the fun food places/buffets :)

    I totally agree.. along with a good friend, a good food place to sit down and have a bite is a definite slice of heaven.
    Hey, and just so I feel sad about my present lack of options - tell me, whats special in 'Turkish' shawarmas ?

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    1. Exactly. Friends and food .Thats what we want. Ohh Turkish shewermas are soooo healthy (less oil) and so damn tasty...I was of the opinion that anything tasty isnt healthy...but I found the deadly combination of health and taste here !Come to Oman and we will treat you at Camilia!

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  6. Anita,

    One does miss old places but it is own outlook to life and willingness to settle down which makes any place enjoyable. One should look for being comfortable at place where one likes to eat.

    Take care

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    1. Yes being comfortable is very important and thats why I specially mentioned about the friendly staff. We are regulars there and so made friends with most of them!

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  7. Amen to that! U can get used to any place if they hav good food! Know it from my experience as well! :-)

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    1. Yes! I realized it too!...Weird isn't it? Friends and food are all we want!

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  8. Will keep this in the back of my mind Anita.

    If(Location = "Muscat", Visit = "Camelia")
    Endif :)

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    1. Also, If( Guest = "Binu Thomas", show = "route map to Camilia"). Endif. Now I hope that doesnt throw a syntax error!

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  9. Yup! Its hard to not miss the place you relate to that easy. I loved the salt-n-peppers holders. :)

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    1. Yeah I always wondered how creative must be the person who designed cute lil salt and pepper mills like that! It is so cute!

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  10. totally agreee., i am in Berlin 3 months now, i hate the food here, it is soooo bland.. i mean i can eat ny food, it has to have some masala and spice, but yeah ve found a cpl of reallly nice place, where you get some yummy food.. makes a lot of difference..

    n btw Those salt n pepper mills are verry cute, i ve seen it in a italian place i go to here, and loved them and took loads of pics :)..

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    1. hey, do check my blog, and follow, i ve jus started a cpl of months now..

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    2. Yeah i hate bland food...makes me feel I am eating some infant cereal! Sure will check out your blog.

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  11. first time here...great blogging! cheers Anita

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  12. Well, am also a kind of foodie, and the first thing I check out after reaching a new place is check out some eating joint...you have saved that trouble for me if at all I land up in Muscat!Nicely put into words..:)

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  13. So when I next get to Muscat, Camilia is going to be the must-visit place;-D
    How come Dubai doesn't have a branch yet;-o????

    p.s: err....this is not a sponsored post is it???

    p.p.s: just asking;-D

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  14. Haha nono or may be they can make me their brand ambassador :D

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