Indian Coffee House: Don’t Miss This One!

During my recent visit to Gwalior, I decided to visit Indian Coffee House, which is near the railway station, for a shot of filter coffee and dosa. I was so impressed by the quality of food, that I ended up visiting this joint on all three days. The India Coffee House has an interesting history…

Ching Shihh: New in Noida

My research shows that Madame Ching or Ching Shih was a pirate who terrorised China Sea in the early 19th Century. She was the most powerful and successful pirate in that part of the world. Is this restaurant named after this dreaded pirate? Probably. When you enter this restaurant (located in Logix Mall, Sector 34,…

Pinch of Spice: Best in Agra

We were driving through Agra and we decided to take a pit stop at Tajgunj for dinner. Purely relying the Zomato rating, we entered Pinch of Spice, which is located opposite ITC Mughal. I was surprised to see a nicely decorated dining area with a well stocked up bar (marked for the next visit). We…

En – The Japanese Restaurant

I am a novice when it comes to Japanese food. Though I relish tempura and an occasional California Roll, I would refrain from ordering sushi for myself, if I had a choice. My friends have been recommending En and we decided to try their Sunday lunch. The restaurant is part of Ambawatta One along with…

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…