visit to Amritsar is incomplete without Amritsari Fish? Head straight to
Makhan Fish and Chicken Corner
at Majeetha Road. The marinated sole and singhara fish look appetising enough (have it fried or as tikka at Rs 800 per kg) but don't also forget to try the chicken chop (expensive at Rs 250 a piece).
Butter chicken fans, this is one butter chicken which is miles apart from the one you would have had elsewhere. The gravy is nothing like the orange gravy we're used to, yet the chicken (Rs 550) is cooked perfectly and literally melts in the mouth. Having said that, the menu card doesn't quote any price and the prices mentioned here (which are mighty high) may be 'tourist' rates that we were charged.
Don't get turned off by the looks of the place. The hole-in-the-wall called
Parkash Meat Shop
serves up some of the yummiest mutton you will ever find. With no place to sit around and enjoy, this is best ordered as takeaway or eaten in the car.
If fine(r) dining is your thing, then
is the place to go. An old establishment on Lawrence Road, the food served here is still delicious and hearty.
As you head back home with your buttons bursting, don't forget to pick up a packet of vadi and papad to remember the city by.
The standard breakfast of Puri Thali at Kanha in Amritsar