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Ambala Dhaba, bad experience

Dbird | Apr 1, 2004 12:12 AM

A while ago I had seen a thread making perilous Ambala Dhaba's theretofore reigning position, resting largely, as I recall, on ludhiana chicken laurels. I requested an update, received only positive responses, and belatedly (last night) made a return visit. A caveat: it was for takeaway. However. The cauliflower was spongy, the saag soppy, the foursome of ludhiana shrimp dry and presented on two inches of rice anchored with pale tomato and lemon wedges. The raita was sweet and almost gummy (I cant imagine the commercial yoghurt they must have employed) tiny shreds of carrot instead of cucumber. The ludhiana chicken was fabulous though I have never seen such mingy chicken legs outside a plate of quail, and my friend, who actually placed the order, had requested white meat, and was reassured repeatedly and madddenly on the subsequent phone call that yes, indeed, the order we received-- all four midget legs-- was all white meat chicken. Plenty of undistinguished rice.

It's especially hard to quibble when the place is so cheap, but it's even harder to imagine returning.

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