Back in my childhood days, when my mother told me that chicken(chikan) is very popular in Lucknow, I got very excited and told her that we're going to Lucknow during the next holidays to eat that famous chicken you're talking about.'He was so dumb(pity)', if you're thinking this, then please don't, as my mother added a ray of hope to my innocence and told me that Lucknow is also renowned for its Awadhi cuisines, such as kebabs, Biryani, and my favorite chicken as well. And now you can imagine the happiness on the face of that young foodie. Now, it's time to make the dream come true and eat all I can. The only downgrade to this plan was that I had only a day. Imagine all the Lucknowi Food and just one day. A prerequisite for this trip is - great appetite out of curiosity & a decent digestive system.
1. Morning chai at Sharma Ji's with Malai bun "Bhaiya Ji, ye Sharma Ji ki famous chai ki Dukan hai, malai bun jarur lijiyega, chai ke sath", my auto wala's word. It is not a small stall, as one would imagine(even I did), it is a window kind of tea shop, with a large section to stand and enjoy tea. Chai was served in cutting tea cups, the taste was refreshing, so was the aroma of the tea. Malai bun had a lot of malai inside, definitely a treat for all the malai-lovers. You have other options such as biscuits, samosa, etc to eat. One can find many posters which say 'Sharma Ji ki Chai - Pride of Uttar Pradesh', never seen a tea shop holding such an importance in terms of tourism.