Amrik Sukhdev: Paranthas Galore!

If you drive from an hour from Delhi for about 60 kms, you will reach Sonipat in Haryana. Ignore the high-rise buildings and the campuses sprouting on either side of the GT Road, drive for another 13 kms you will reach Murthal. Here, instead of the high-rises, you can see dhabas on wither side of…

Cafe Lota: Pan Indian Delight!

Ever since Cafe Lota has opened in Craft Museum in Delhi, it has been the talk of the town. This restaurant has truly made the regional cuisine of India popular and fashionable (notice the people sitting around you). In summers, it can be little discomforting to visit this restaurant. There is no air conditioning and…

Hibachi: Refreshing!

This Pan-Asian restaurant in Hotel Icon in Sector 8A is definitely one of the best eateries in Chandigarh. I was fortunate enough to try the food from this restaurant, since I was staying in Hotel Icon. However, my review pertains to the first meal I had in this restaurant. We ordered a Mongolian Wonton Soup,…

Sizzl: Highway Halt

One can find Sizzl bang opposite Cosmo Plaza on the Chandigarh-Ambala Highway. Though this is a standalone restaurant, this joint has an interesting menu, which has North Indian. Chinese, Pizza and Sizzlers. But do not be under the impression that this one is a me too restaurant like many others which has sprung up in…

Chor Bizarre: Sublime Experience

Bikaner House, which is situated on the south side of India Gate, was designed by British classicist Charles G. Blomfield for Maharaja Ganga Singh of Bikaner. Built in 1931, the palace was not intended as a permanent residence. Rather, its function was symbolic to signal the states proximity to the imperial government. Built purely of…

The Potbelly: Truly Rustic!

India’s diversity is not only reflected in its socio-cultural identity but also in distinctly varied cuisine. The cuisine in a particular region is largely dependent on the local produce, livestock, religious and cultural beliefs. So we have a Bebinca, a Goan dessert and a Bengali Sondesh, which are different in the ingredients used, cooking techniques…

The Springs @ Avenue Regent

During my five-day stay in Avenue Regent (about a month ago) in Pallimukku (Kochi in South of India), I had many meals in The Springs. They had a decent spread for breakfast buffet – omelette served with grilled tomato and spinach, appams and stew, dosas, piping hot idlis, upma and variety of fruits and juices…

Jom Jom Malay: Truly Malay!

Jom Jom Malay in Ansal Plaza in Andrews Ganj is the new restaurant in Delhi exclusively serving Malaysian cuisine. The restaurant name means ‘Let’s’ and does not indicate anything specific. It could be let’s have fun or let’s eat! Located on the ground  floor, the restaurant is sparsely decorated, but with a Malaysian twist. At…

Cocoa Tree – The Avenue Regent

Cocoa Tree in The Avenue Regent is one of the most happening restaurants in Ernakulam city (Kochi, Kerala). The restaurant is located on the ground floor, with industrial decor and plenty of natural light flowing in to the dining area through the glass wall. It is also stocked with interesting knick-knacks like miniature models of…

Frys: Traditional to the Core

Frys on Chittoor Road in Ernakulam is an iconic restaurant serving simple Kerala cuisine. I have visited this restaurant several times (about 20 years back or so). On my last day in Kochi, I decided to have lunch in Frys for sheer nostalgia. The experience turned out to be much more than that. We got…

Grand: Seafood Haven

Grand Hotel Restauarant is one of the culinary hotspots in Ernakulam (Kochi, Kerala). During my recent visit to Kochi, I dined at their revamped restaurant (I was visiting Grand after four years). The restaurant has now a hint of contemporary design, though the interiors largely reflect the old world charm it had in the yesteryears….

The Fatty Bao: Truly Pan-Asian

I had booked The Fatty Bao, when it had opened a few months back in New Delhi. And yesterday, I did visit this place for dinner. The restaurant which is located on the second floor of Sangam Courtyard, is spacious, colouful and marked in to multiple spaces so that one can dine without much intrusion…