Bacon and Corn Rice

A long time ago there was a pair of office buddies who were more interested in hunting out good food joints than doing ‘serious’ work. From chimney soup in a crumbling building, biryani at a seedy joint that had plastic table covers to fancy fare at fine dines – they relished every delicious meal. One…

Monika D Chowdhry – making room for Mushroom

Caring and extremely understanding parents. B.Sc. Maths (Hons) and MBA degrees. A career graph that kept soaring, taking her all over the world. A loving and supportive husband. Two adorable children. A very handsome dog. Monika Dodeja Chowdhry’s life was a fairy tale. Monika had an enviable job with one of the Big Four consulting…

Cal 27 – old world charm encased in new world charisma

Disclaimers and excuses: Though my articles are never just about food, this one has more stories and emotions attached than others. So if you are someone who likes posts that go straight away into dissecting food, this may not be for you. It has taken me months to write this post. Not because I did…

Bomra’s – a tranquil, understated gem in Goa

Our Goa trips are based on a simple philosophy – ‘Do not move even half a muscle more than what is absolutely necessary to perform essential bodily functions’. After exertions of a delayed Friday flight which lands in the wee hours of Saturday; we spend the entire weekend eating, lazing, sleeping and swimming, pretty much…

January jaunts – 2018 style

The new year has started and we have our first long weekend coming up. The planners have booked and confirmed mini vacations wherever, while the impromptuers are looking around for fun things in the city. Everyone is in a party mood since we cannot wait a full week for the weekend to arrive! Here is…

Chicken liver – the Turkish twist

We eat a fair bit of liver (more chicken than red meat) and my Solapuri cook makes a fabulous, semi dry, Indian style curry that we all love. ‘Please let us try liver in a different way’, was the demand on Saturday morning. Given that I had landed at close to 2 am, slept at…

Mahesh Lunch Home – true staying power

Bombay seems to have a new restaurant opening almost every week. Being a food writer, I say this in all seriousness! In the whirlwind of new openings and events, it is easy to forget the older restaurants that have stood the test of time. Earlier in the week I decided to do something different and…

Dim Sum Art @ China House

The history of dim sums is very interesting. It is linked with the older tradition of ‘yum cha’  which means to drink tea. Travelers on the ancient Silk Road needed a place to rest and thus teahouses came up along roadsides. But people starting serving snacks much later since an Imperial physician had decreed that combining food with tea…

O’ Tenga – Amazing Assam at your doorstep

O’ Tenga is the local name for Elephant Apple in Assam. O’ Tenga is the local name for delicious Assamese food in Bombay!   Bombay City – the mystic land that attracts young people by the droves. Some come to study and others to find their fortune in the big and often bad world of…