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…

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…

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…

Royal Awadhi festival at The Lalit, Mumbai

16th of June 2017 – inaugural day of Zaika-e-Awadh, the Awadhi Food Festival at Baluchi, Mumbai, the signature pan Indian destination created by the The Lalit Group for their hotels.   16th of June 2017 – Laylat Al Qadr, considered the holiest night of the year for Muslims. It is known as the “Night of Power,” 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…

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…