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 →
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...
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 simple dish made out of beaten rice, ghee, jaggery, nuts, cardamon and grated coconut.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 →
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 →
Dissecting a dish is something that I have always loved to do. I try to guess the spices that have gone into a dish or discern a familiar flavour in it and seek confirmation from the chef... (usually met with raised eyebrows or approving smiles). It was recently that I encountered a challenge. It is... Continue Reading →