It was a gloomy clumsy day when some of my friends decided to have a tour de Bonani. We started the tour with Live kitchen restaurant. My friend was really impressed with the luscious mouthwatering photos of their Facebook page. Let’s talk about the foods first.
Philly Cheese Steak Burger (tk 250 + 15% vat applied to all)
It was supposed to be a big burger with long bun according to their photo. When it arrived, we discovered a very ordinary beef burger with round bun, which actually seemed smaller than regular burger of this price range. This was the first deal breaker. The taste was very usual as well, nothing to crave for.
Shedder Beef: ( tk 130 )+ egg fried rice ( tk 100)
Now it was the quite good chilly beef dish. The juicy succulent meat with a sour and spicy gravy was to die for (well I am a meat lover. This observation might be a biased one). However, unfortunately, a very small amount (probably 3/4 teaspoon) was served. I am not sure if that is the standard portion for this price range. The rice was a full bowl and quite ok for a hundred tk.
American Chop Suey: (tk 250) (No photos were taken)
After 40 minutes of waiting, we were served a good-looking dish. However, in terms of taste it lacked, the crunchiness of a standard chop suye. The sauce felt like commercial chilly sauce and no other flavor. It was not inedible, though a lot better chop suye is served at different places. Another mentionable fact about the foods, is their taste resembled to a great extent. Use of same spices in all foods could be a reason.
My Personal Review of Live Kitchen Restaurant
Now let’s talk of the environment. It is an open restaurant across the road. No doors or partition from the outside was present. Various animals were passing by and peeking at our food. There were flies everywhere. Hygiene was a big issue. It was a hot and humid day. Because of the lack of proper air circulation, ambiance and comfort (yes there were fans who could not serve the purpose) we left the place as soon as the food was over. Their service was highly disappointing. We had to call the waiters three times for spoons and 6 or more (I didn’t count) for the bill. Our overall experience says we are never going there again.