Legend, and folks in Mysore, say that the erstwhile Maharaja of Mysore had once asked the Royal Cook to create a sweet that would be befitting to become a titular delicacy. Mysore Pak, the famed sweet across the country today, was pioneered thus! So it was enthralling to know that the descendants of this Royal Cook are now owners of a sweet shop, in Mysore, that sells this particular delicacy that tantalized the sweet tooth of the Maharajas!
Stories from the banks of Lake Pichola
On the banks of Lake Pichola in Udaipur, Rajasthan, one can find in abundance the serenity and majesty of a bygone era. The stories from the Land of the Mewars are replete with strength, beauty, revelry and an admiration for art. One such story is the lake itself which was artificially created in 1362. Lake... Continue Reading →
The Tea Room
As they say, love always finds a way and we fell in love with black tea, white tea and matcha tea. We returned as evolved tea addicts! And then the challenge before us was to sustain and grow! We were constantly in exploration of newer fragrances and flavours of tea. It was during one such exploration that we stumbled upon the tea collection in...
A Hot Cup of Hoshino Coffee
Opening the door to this cafe was like opening the wardrobe in "The Chronicles of Narnia". It led us to a different world altogether - one that is charming, magical and redolent with the aroma of roasted coffee beans.
Coffee Around the Corner
The charm of Osaka lies in the smiles of people. They accommodate you as one of their favourite guests and lets you settle in comfortably. Its like getting that cup of coffee you want and also getting it topped with that whipped cream.
The Coffee Brown Shade of Joy
I spoke to many friends and learnt about the different brands available for filter coffee, from ones homemade to the commercially popular ones. Finally the discussion became fruitful and the solution to my problem was delivered by Amazon at a very reasonable price - a filter and a good filter coffee powder.
The Tale of Three Cities – Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo
Soemoncho is a foodie's paradise, there are a lot of options to try. We tried Salmon and Avocado salad, Japanese Omelette, Curry and rice, Ichiran Ramen and much more in these streets. This is where we found about Kotodama, a wonderful Japanese belief!
Kappa Chakka Kandhari and Nostalgia on a plate
The best way to describe this place is that the wait of around 2 hours was totally worth it! Kappa Chakka Kandhari is definitely nostalgia on a plate…and a very delectable one too! The dishes remind you of Kerala and its flavours.. Mani Puttu reminded me of home and the importance of fresh coconut..Karimeen Pollichathu... Continue Reading →
At Blue Tokai
This Sunday's food exploration began at Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters, Koramangala. Chocolates with a twist.. The best part of its ambience was that it was complemented by natural sunlight. The settings were also cool with ample space between tables. Soon we found ourselves cosily tucked in a corner ready to order! We placed the following... Continue Reading →
Theobroma was our weekend destination for amazing brownies, cup cakes, pastries and savouries. I still remember the very first time we visited this cute place in Hiranandani, Powai. Adorned with pastel shades and a view of the lively lanes, this place soon became our favourite weekend indulgence! What I loved the most is the wift... Continue Reading →
To Catch The First Sunrise Of A New Decade
Japan, the land of the rising sun, had a mystic appeal to us. But the major reason we wanted to visit the country was because Dileep, my husband, is a huge Anime fan. He grew up following Naruto, Death Note, One Piece, Inu Yasha, Pokemon, Beyblade, Digimon, Studio Ghibli movies, Dragonball and One Punch Man... Continue Reading →
I am a coffee person. A bad day, a bad experience, a bad headache and a nasty heartache, my coffee makes them all disappear. I live in Bangalore. The chilly mornings are a perfect backdrop for a hot beverage. The urge to sleep more is always beaten hands down by my urge to drink a... Continue Reading →
Notes from the Banks of River Dotonbori, Osaka
Flanked by shops and restaurants that sport world renowned names in neon billboards, the banks of this river are lively and happening. Amidst the walls of the lofty buildings is an equally huge and brightly lit signboard of a running man. This is the landmark spot called Glico Man of Osaka.
A Dash of Nostalgia
A simple dish made out of beaten rice, ghee, jaggery, nuts, cardamon and grated coconut.
The Feel Green Factor
As I sat there it seemed the plants had grown and is holding me in an embrace. It is an embrace that makes me feel green. Nowadays I tell others that I need to feel green and step out to sit amidst the plants.