Posts Written ByRoxanne Bamboat

Tourist often visit Thailand and flock to the beach or enjoy the fast pace of Bangkok. For a more local experience I’d highly recommend travelling East, just 245 kms away from Bangkok to the sleepy town of Chanthaburi. While it might not currently be on the tourist trail like the Koh islands or even Chiang Mai up north, it’s got its own appeal that seasoned travelers now find charming and most importantly untouched by throngs of tourists. You can visit the temple where a 100 year old pagoda is situated, shop of semi precious stones ( sapphires and emeralds anyone…

For years I’ve had these mixed and completely conflicting views about buffet meals. On one hand I cringe and the massive closhes piled with food that eventually ends up cold and the sheer gluttonous avtaar a buffet brings out in everyone. On the other hand, I can’t help but appreciate the stunning price point and the fact that you get really a bang for your buck. I’ve eaten at several buffet style restaurants and ones that offer different cuisines and while I have a special place in my heart for fine dine and pretty plated meals, I have learnt to…

Without a shadow of doubt, this has got to be one of Gurgaon’s most popular eateries. I walked into Prankster on a Monday night to a semi packed restaurant and a dance floor bursting with patrons busting a move. Unbelieveable I thought because it’s Monday for crying out lound, who gets out then ? Well… apparently Gurgaon does. I can’t blame the city, this pub/ haven of cool is pretty funky and makes you just want to come back. The entire space is modeled on a college campus to make you feel like you’re back reliving your fun college memories.…

On any given day, my inbox has at least one restaurant invitation to come and sample their food. In the past 6 years of having giving my all to the tiny taster, I’ve eaten more lackluster meals than blockbuster ones so over time I’ve politely declined most of these invitation. It is only when a restaurant comes highly recommended from trusted sources, people whose palate I know won’t let me down, that I decide to try it out. I have no familiarity with Gurgaon and hardly ended up there unless its work related so if I need to have a…

My relationship with food is tempestuous at best. While I adore a good meal I’m always left feeling guilty at the excessive caloric intake at the end of my meal and am often struggling to find a balance. For the most part I have managed to curb my culinary enthusiasm and have found healthier options or alternatives for my main meals. I’ve swapped mashed potatoes for cauliflower mash ( I’ve got a delicious recipe video as well ), my Chinese meals have been replaced with grilled meats and vegetables and I find that my lunches and dinners are no longer…

Hong Kong is one of those holiday spots that  has people falling in love with it. For an Indian traveler Hong Kong ticks a lot of boxes, great food, easy flight access, an Indian community so there’s always family or friends around, good food, lots to explore and some gorgeous hotels. What’s not to love ? I remember thinking on my first visit to Hong Kong last year that I had barely scratched the surface. I will admit I spent more time on that trip at Disneyland and over eating dim sums to really play attention but on a recent…

It’s my favourite time of the year ! I adore everything about Christmas and this year since I wasn’t travelling I decided to do something fun. As you know I recently started my YouTube channel and while it has videos on food and travel, I thought of doing a playlist dedicated to Christmas and this video is probably the one I’m most proud of ( so far). It’s because I managed to cook everything at one go which for me is a mamoth task. Most of the recipes are fairly simple but the chicken and cake can get a little…

What I really like is when an airline makes an effort to ensure my entire flying process is smooth and hassle free. With a business class ticket it seems like the passenger is royalty but with premium economy he’s not far behind. Having flown Economy and Business Class, I can honestly say the Premium Economy Category is that perfect bridge between the two. It’s not quite business but it certainly isn’t economy and without a doubt makes your journey a more pleasant one. Here are a some of my observations that I figured out during my Premium Economy flight from…

If I’m being completely honest, I had no idea what to expect from Canberra. Most journos that had visited seemed to think very poorly of this Australian capital calling it dull or drab in comparison to the action packed and might I say highly more advertised Sydney or Melbourne. Thankfully I’m the sort of person who liked the destination to speak to me and surprise me and oh my god did Canberra surprise me ! I’d go as far as to say it delighted me and my only regret is that I didn’t have enough time to do justice to…

I had no idea what to expect from this small island country but I can tell you this, a week spent exploring was enough to entice me to revisit at leisure. Taiwan is tiny but then again, I love all things tiny 🙂 It’s small geographical size makes it easier to visit and driving from one city or county to the next is easy. Which is a great bonus because the best way to see a country is to drive through it. Taiwan is what I like to call the perfect blend of Chinese and Japanese tradition. Having been ruled…