Sunday, April 19, 2009

Why CTR Rocks

Today, I had the fortune of visting, what is probably CTR's longest standing rival, The Vidhyarthi Bhavan in Basavan Gudi. My 'very loyal to CTR' friends, were more favorable in going to CTR. But hell, we were so close to Vidyarthi Bhavan, I coundn't resist putting my taste buds to test and more importantly, see which is better.

What I thought was an Urban Legend, that people stand next to your table and stare down like "bakhapakshis", was really not!! The waiting space that this place offers, is next to a table. You have the liberty to choose your own table, stand next to it and wait for its occupants to finish eating and leave. Well, why??? It causes for an unnecessary lot of spiteful looks from either parties, no space for the waiters to move about, and a waste of the 'angala' outside the hotel where you can stand in the cool air smelling the lovely jasmines!! They ought to think about it. And also , in cases like ours, aunties who love eavesdropping on our interesting conversations, just don't want to give up their seats for us and leave!!! 

The place itself!! Why did they have to renovate it? The old building charm is entirely gone with an attempt of modernization. I love the old walls of CTR. The enter one room to enter another room to enter yet another room concept, like in Janata and MTR.  The old wooden windows painted a shade of dull blue or green. The very 'Old bangalore feeling'!! I love them all!! I'd never trade this CTR for a fresher look!! 

Then the most important part. The Dosa itself. The Dosa, I agree was good. But no comparison to CTR. CTR dosas are bigger and better. And yes, they do not POUR chutney onto your dosa and plate in CTR! A place that serves Dosa with 2 types and chutneys AND sambar, beats a place that makes it's own Dosas soggy, any day!

Today, once again, I realized, there is no place like home, and there are no Dosas like they make 'em in our CTR! :)





9 comments:

Kailash said...

Ah, how happy out timma will be to read this , I'm sure you're gonna get a lot of free dosa's at CTR for this :P

saurabh mishrikoti said...

hey. you beat me to it!!. i toop wanted to write about it!! :). anways. yup CTR rocks \m/. anyday!

Ashwini said...

@ kail, hehehe, sifarish maadsu :) tumba aase aagtide CTR hogakke antha :)

@saurabh, u also write da, it'll be your version :)

Benkiman said...

what is CTR? Where is it?

Ashwini said...

CTR - Central Tiffin Room i think, also called Shri sagar. Very famous for dosas!! Near malleswaran Circle..

Shashank said...

Well,you are right. Nothing can beat CTR. I don't know how they make their dose so crisp.There is no competition to it. And they give 2 kinds of chutneys. Thats the best part:)

Ashwini said...

i know!! You shud have come dat day..mast majaa ittu...saurab kept us entertained the whole evening!! :)

Shashank said...

I think there was a function at home or I had gone out. Not very sure. Wish i could have come. Next time we are in Bangalore we'll go for sure:) Rangashankara and Vidhyarthi Bhavan..

Saurabh said...

Guys. CTR is closed!!!!











for renovation!!! :)