Day 18 – Opening Yourself Up to New Experiences

100 Happy Days – Day 18

Happiness is being open to new things – Places, dishes, experiences etc

Some of you might have read my post about making lists. If not, you can read it Here. Among the many lists I have made, there was one with must try eateries. It was exclusively for my sister and I.
Today, we decided to go out. After a lot of deliberation, we settled on visiting the Lokah Cafe, Cochin. I have been self diagnosed with cafe-mania and hence I have always had a strange attraction to all the cafes in the city. So, it was also on my cafe list.


We entered the cafe and realised that it was a very tiny one with just 2 tables. The ambiance was good, but the menu is what made me stay rooted to the spot. There were some new dishes in it and the descriptions left me confused as to what to choose. They had a dish made of Pappad with masala & onion fillings. That sounded tempting. They had many cheese dishes and as usual sandwich and burgers. We ordered a chicken burrito and I don’t remember the name of the other thing πŸ˜€

I like the lights and the LOVE-COFFEE-DREAM written across.

Then, it was the longest wait of our lives. While you wait to see the dishes, I will explain about them. I did not know that Burritos were available here. In fact, I did not know what burritos were. πŸ˜› The description sounded enticing. Also, my sister seemed to know things about it. So, I went along with her choice. It basicallyΒ consists of a tortilla wrapped to completely enclose the filling. The filling here was rice and chicken.
*Takes a mental note to take a photo of the menu next time.*

The thing I ordered was bread with cheese, chilly and onion toppings. Um… yea not much of a sophistication. πŸ˜€ I just liked the sound of it.


Bread and Cheese

A couple of years back, I was not for trying new dishes. I always thought that if the dishes turned out to be bad, it would lead to loss of time, money and well, appetite. But, a friend of mine encouraged me and then I started trying new dishes, new places. It did turn out in my favour. Ever since, I have been going around the city, keeping my eyes open. That was how I saw Lokah first. Today, when I tried Burritos, I not only realize the change in me, I also understand the good that has come with it.
If you haven’t tried Burritos, look for a place that serves them. If you are not for trying new dishes, you can start with asking people who have similar tastes as you. Ask them to suggest places and then try them. The chances of screwing up is very low.

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  1. ShethP

    And check! βœ“ πŸ˜€

  2. parulthakur24

    Oh that bread and cheese look so yum! I am drooling over it! I love trying out new places and food..I don’t worry about bad experiences cos some one has to have a bad one to share with others. πŸ˜›

    1. Rangelz

      Aww I’ll take you to Lokah when you come to Kochi πŸ™‚
      I liked that thought of yours. And I totally agree with it πŸ˜€

  3. theextraaamile

    and I was in Kerala… you could have invited me πŸ™

    1. Rangelz

      Er… Next time maybe πŸ™‚

  4. theextraaamile

    I didn’t know what a ‘Burrito’ (now I know..thanx) :p …. wait! what’s a tortilla… I know I can get the meaning on google… but u explain πŸ™‚ It’ll be better to hear it from u πŸ™‚

    1. Rangelz

      Though we used to buy it at home, I didn’t know what it was made of either. So I just googled and here it is πŸ˜›
      ‘A tortilla is a type of soft, thin flatbread made from finely ground wheat flour. ‘
      Pretty much like rotis, yet different.

      1. theextraaamile

        thank you πŸ™‚ had a look at a picture of a ‘tortilla’ get the idea πŸ™‚ isn’t it the same thing they use for shawarma to wrap the filling in…something like a chapati ..but mo’ like a tortilla?

        1. Rangelz

          No. For Shawarma they use Khuboos. Again, I am not sure what that is made of. But I assume it is Maida πŸ˜€

          1. theextraaamile

            oh ok…our chats are so informative…we are learning so many things πŸ™‚ both of us. You’re smart πŸ™‚ how old did u say you were…?

          2. Rangelz

            I did not say πŸ˜›

  5. teny

    2 tables? :O There is never rush?
    I will try this when I am more jobless than the current situation πŸ˜€
    Reminds me to write a food post πŸ˜‰

    1. Rangelz

      I am not sure about the ‘never’ part. But it is a must try πŸ˜€

      1. teny

        Okay, I will ask Google Maps for details πŸ˜€

        1. Rangelz

          I’m sure you know oberon mall. Go towards vytila, cross the palarivattom signal, keep moving… Towards the left look out for EMC, then Mc D and then you’ll see Lokah cafe just before Priceless factory outlet. πŸ™‚

          1. teny

            That should work well πŸ™‚ I hope they have good tea πŸ˜€

          2. Rangelz

            I don’t know about that though

          3. teny

            Lets leave it to the risky side then!

  6. Somali K Chakrabarti

    Yes Rangini, when it comes to food it’s good to open yourself up to new experiences. How else would you enjoy food while travelling?

    1. Rangelz

      I agree. I see many youngsters leaving jobs because they cannot adjust to the food in new places. It requires a certain amount of open mindedness too I believe.

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