Mexican Brilliance @ Chinita, Indiranagar, Bangalore

I would highly recommend Chinita to anyone who loves Mexican food. They tick all the boxes when it comes to taste, variety, quality and service. The ambience, too, is unpretentious and vibrant. And the best part is that there’s enough and more for us vegetarians 🙂 We ordered the following: Drinks: Almond Horchata: something like a…

Edo: A culinary journey through Japan like none other

My interest in Japanese Cuisine was stirred after my first visit to Edo back in 2014.Nearly two years and a dozen visits later, I have come to one conclusion that Japanese Cuisine, in India, has seldom been as beautifully represented as it has been at Edo. We had the good fortune of Masterchef Kamlesh Joshi…

A vegetarian feast at Hanoi, Bangalore

My last visit to Hanoi was in its previous avatar at Phoenix Market City in Whitefield. I truly enjoyed the food but found it an insurmountable task to frequent the place thanks to the time it takes to ‘travel’ to that part of the City. When I saw the ‘opening soon’ banner at namma Koramangala…

Recipe:Spaghetti/Linguine Aglio Olio Pepperoncino

This ultra simple yet incredibly tasty dish can be made in a jiffy. What you need: A fistful of Spaghetti/Linguine (sufficient for one person. 8 cloves of garlic (finely chopped) 2 tablespoons of Red Chilly Flakes combined with freshly crushed Black Pepper 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil 2 teaspoons of chopped parsley 1 tablespoon grated…

Dessert Artistry@Fabelle, ITC Gardenia, Bangalore

5 visits in less than 2 months!!! That’s how much I love this place. This, of course, is the first time I’m writing about my experience in detail. Fabelle is the result of painstaking research and experimentation by the very best dessert chefs at ITC Hotels.The concept of Fabelle is to bring World Class Chocolate indulgences…

Exquisite Chinese Meal @ The Lantern, Ritz Carlton, Bangalore

  My much awaited first visit to The Lantern @ The Ritz Carlton fructified last night. They have some very tempting fixed dinner menus which includes options for a solo diner (like me!!! YAY!!) The Single Diner Meal consists of 4 courses including a Soup, 2 of their signature dimsums, Main Course whereby you can…

Palak Paneer Recipe by a Masterchef

One of the reasons I really admire Master Chef Kunal Kapur is because of the simplicity of his recipes. This isn’t to suggest that others don’t keep it simple; They do, but like most homechefs you tend to get hooked to one of two Chefs. In Indian food, Others I follow include Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor…

Farzi Cafe Veggiefied

I don’t think they saw it coming! In fact, I’m pretty sure they didn’t! A group of 10 foodies descended upon Farzi Cafe for lunch. 10 vegetarians!!! Well, technically, there were two carnivores in the group and they did order a couple of non-vegetarian dishes but we’ll just discount that bit. A lot has been…

Good food, even better service

Tandoor @ M G Road, Bangalore Vegetarian Meal for two: Rs.1800-2000 In today’s day and age, we are quite privileged to experience delicious food across cuisines. New restaurants pop-up almost everyday and vie for our attention by dishing our innovative concepts. What I have noticed, though, is a steady deterioration in the service levels of…

Recipe: Contrasting dishes, similar results

Two days, two distinctly flavoured dishes. One a classic Italian favourite, the other an innovative way to include a vegetable seldom used in Italian Food. The results for both were immensely satisfying so I’m going to share them both. SPAGHETTI  CON SALSA DI POMODORO GROSSO Spaghetti Di Pomodoro is one of the most classical and…

SLNent!!!

Namma SLN, Gandhi Bazaar, Bengaluru. Photos courtesy – Naveen Suresh  Namma SLN is a tiny eatery located right next to Roti Ghar on the busy main road of Gandhi Bazaar. So what differentiates Namma SLN from the gazillion outlets that this great city has in its repertoire? What makes it hold its own against some…

Celebrating Food@Nimisserie :)

Nimisserie Brigade Road, near the intersection of Ashok Nagar and Brigade Road, Bangalore 7-Course Vegetarian Meal When I first visited Nimisserie, the restaurant was in its final stages of completion. I decided to amble in to take a peek at what was in store for us. An affable gentleman, presumably the Manager, welcomed me and…