Posted On Friday, March 02, 2012 at 07:32:22 AM
It’s always a great feeling when one sees an Indian brand of quick service restaurants (QSRs) competing with the bounty of foreign chains we see. Rush Hrs is one such joint, which started a year ago in Viman Nagar and has just opened another outlet on Baner Road.
One glance at their menu clearly lets us know what kind of foodies they are targeting. As the name suggests, someone in a rush can easily drop in here for some burgers and rolls, or their signature preparations called ‘stufflettes’.
The names on the menu are catchy, like their Popeye Tikki Burger (with palak and paneer blended) and the Chicken and Egg Problem. Except for the burgers, the rest of the dishes are available in Spanish, Mexican, Cheese, Chicken and Paneer variations.
These are the standard preparations and ingredients with varied coverings, served up with different mayonnaise-based dips.
The Mexican Roll (Rs 55) is something like a desi burrito with spicy rajma tossed with salad, cilantro mayonnaise and cheese. I had it as a meal option (Rs 105), accompanied by fries and a soft drink.
The rajma filling could have been spicier and sadly the burrito and filling were a bit cold. If either had been warm, the taste would have been brilliant. I personally had a bit of a ‘problem’ with the Chicken and Egg Problem (Rs 75).
The patty seemed to have been pounded hard to make it flat, so it wasn’t as juicy as it could have been. It was a bit hard, which possibly suggests that it was cooked before and re-heated later — a simple, uncoated chicken mince patty braised and finished off on a pan tastes juicier.
Meanwhile, their Deluxe Egg Roll (Rs 55) was pretty tasty, with mushrooms and crispy capsicum tossed together and blended nicely with some cilantro mayonnaise.
Lots of attention seems to have been given to the branding. Right from the butter paper wrap of the burger to the paper pocket for the fries, soft drink glasses, tissues et al — complete care has been taken to walk along the lines of big brands.
One thing though, they need to pick up speed in the kitchen to deal with the flow of of customers. It took precisely 13 minutes for my ‘Problem’ to come when there were only two tables occupied.
The stufflettes here are omlettes that are sandwiched with different stuffings. These are basically crescent-shaped, folded and stuffed omlettes, which make for excellent patties!
All in all, more focus needs to be given to production time here and some more variations in quick bites can be introduced — but for the time being, this place is our very own Indian version of a quick service joint. Visit in a rush or at leisure according to your tight schedule and do try their amazing Egg Rolls as they get more and more innovative in times to come!
Tamhane Complex, Near Kapil Malhar, Baner Road, 9923493904