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…

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…

Parsi Food Festival @ Soma

What do you do when there is a Parsi Food Festival at the Grand Hyatt Mumbai? You rush before the hungry hoards finish all that delicious food!   I love the various food festivals at Soma which offers a wonderful insight into the various cuisines of our country. So I am equally excited about Parsi…

The Saturday Brunch at Celini – buon appetito!

If you are a die-hard party animal who is awake till wee hours of Sunday morning and therefore unwilling to step out for brunch thereafter, Celini is the place for you. If you are a die-hard Italian food aficionado who does not want to compromise on quality, Celini is the place for you. If you…

Fish n Bait – the new kid on Block G BKC

When the owner of Shiv Sagar, the most popular vegetarian chain of eateries in Mumbai who is also a partner at Mahesh Lunch Home, one of the most famous seafood restaurant chains, launches a new brand; the anticipation is palpable. I read about Fish n Bait on Little Black Book a few days ago and…

Sausage Pulao

My tryst with spiced sausages started decades ago, thanks to Rebapishi, my paternal aunt.  The curry she would whip up  with fat fat fat sausages from Park Circus Market, Calcutta was legendary. For some reason it was never made at our home so I would wait for invitations to my Pishi’s house and pray she would repeat…

Waste To Taste – Post 1 – Spinach Stems and Pork Chops

Some dismal and scary food wastage statistics below, in italics.   The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) estimates that, each year, one-third of all food produced for human consumption in the world (around 1.3 billion tons) is lost or wasted. This includes 45% of all fruit and vegetables, 35% of fish…

Asia Kitchen and Bar – the new cool

Sakinaka, Andheri East is possibly one of the busiest junctions in the city with huge office complexes, eateries and a little further down, hotels that surround Terminal 2 of the Mumbai International Airport. The latest addition to this buzzing area is the Asia Kitchen and Bar (AK&B). Avid restaurant goers would remember the first ever…

Damage control – meat and potatoes

This is my first Blogling! Like ducklings to ducks, bloglings are little pieces of food related information that I just have to share! They will be short, for a change 😀   I attended my first ever Bloggers event today. I had instructed the cook thoroughly in advance since I would be out all day….