Chor bizarre, if you have ever visited this place, excludes an old time charm. This place is synonymous with my childhood.
It Often catches people’s fancy for its extraordinary name, which translates to thieves market. Apparent in the utensils/ cutlery picked up from different places that make it interesting. Which means when you sit down to eat, all the crockery will be different from each other. And Yes, it’s all intentionally inconsistent.
Prime cuisine at chor bizarre is Kashmiri, however menu has favourites from all regions.
The great background music sets the mood for a great meal. Enjoy the add-on papads free of cost.
I was eclectic to try some stellar Kashmiri wazwaan fare and after quick starters of #palak patta chaat, which by the way was some super crispy and tasty appetiser and matar ki tikki, which was the only gripe I had during the whole meal, soggy and unappetising.
Moving to the mains, we went with #tarami served in some fab copper Crockery and prepared by Heriditory waaza, we’re told!
And when it makes its appearance on our table, we’re blown away! All Kashmiri specialities in one fine platter. We start with #tabak maaz, ribs of lamb, bronzed and crisp, whets the appetite with hints of cumin. Very much comparable to pork crackling, only far better!
#Goshtaba, pounded mutton meatball that has a unique texture featuring juicy, juicy dumpling in curried yoghurt broth that leaves us feeling toasty in minutes.
#Roganjosh is done par excellence here.
#Kashmiri kukkad, with tender bits of chicken is a fragrant balm against winter. Very comforting.
There’s also #haaq simple collard greens and #Rajmah.
Accompanied with very indifferent mooli akhrot ki chutney, Lal pyaaz and all mains served on a bed of rice. Must make it to your table! #must order
A fine delicacy of Lucknow, #nehari gosht also made it to our table. Less oil stewed, Succulent and tender. It’s clear #chor bizarre shines at simple yet sharp flavours. Breads were fresh too.
The service and staff was courteous, no in your face intrusion or over enthusiasm. You’re also made to feel more welcome. Infact the bar staff made #the bar special drink which smells heavenly of rose water and it was a-m-a-z-e-b-a-l-l-s
This is one of the nicest comfort meals Delhi has offered us in a long long time! The music as quoted in the start is nostalgic and really delivers on the slow in the simple slow cooked food the place offers. We also got a complimentary phirni that was yum!
If that’s not enough to bring you here, imagine a 1912 fiat bang in the middle of the room, unfortunately this place does not hold buffets, effective since 6 months now.
I love it and will always go back! #recommend
Also, To celebrate its 25 year legacy, Chor Bizarre recently opened another branch at the historic Bikaner House, New Delhi.