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I find breakfast to be the most interesting meal of the day. Despite skipping it when I’m having a busy morning bursting with meetings or  the fact that my breakfast affair at home is a rather modest one, it is still my favourite meal. It is usually when I travel that I do the most justice to a hotel breakfast buffet or the occasional weekend indulgence like I did recently. As I mentioned in a previous post, I’m going to now start taking the time to do more breakfast based reviews and this is my second one in what is…

The one place in Singapore I absolutely loved was Chinatown. Truth be told I’d be comfortable in a Chinatown in any city. I’m already involved in a mad passionate love affair with their food, but I’m starting to fall in love with all things Chinese. I spent half a day walking through china town trying to take in everything and feverishly clicking away on my new camera.       I managed to visit a Chinese temple which is beautifully colourful and even as I try to compare it with a Hindu temple or a parsi fire temple, it’s just…

This is a whole new year and a whole new me. I’ve really surprised myself. We’re 3 weeks into the new year and I find myself doing things I wouldn’t have given a second thought before. My diet and quest for good health is in full bloom, I’ve taken up kickboxing which is shocking because I actually abhor any form of exercise and now I’m willingly paying someone to come home and kick my ass into shape. I find myself generally happier and much calmer than usual and while this is all refreshing the most shocking change so far has…

This Pune trip like most usually turn out to be, was wonderfully hectic. With a cheese festival, judging contests and interviewing some lovely people for work, I managed to squeeze in a lazy lunch. After a while I enjoyed a nice lazy lunch with lovely company and tasty food. Soy is a restaurant I hadn’t heard of before but seems to be quite popular. Located on Bund Garden Road this restaurant with friendly staff and red themed decor seems like a relaxed place to dine. My lung fung soup filled with prawn was lovely but the real surprise was the…

The last time I had a really memorable meal was at Salt Water Café in Bandra. It was memorable for so many reasons. I was dining with an old college friend, coincidently the first person I ever spoke to in college, a fantabulous long lazy lunch that stretched into four glorious hours of eating  and also because we picked a lovely spot on their terrace later to enjoy our dessert.  In fact everytime I’ve dined at Salt Water Café since, I think of him and the hours spent indulging and enjoying food. For me, the best dining companion is one…

My blog is my personal expression and a window into my food world. Instead of a restaurant review this time I thought I’d list a couple of places in different cities or towns which I personally think are MUST visit joints. I know I’m going to get feedback with everyone suggesting different places and maybe even veto-ing what I’ve listed but these are Tiny’s top noteworthy picks at the moment. I decided to start with Pune, and I’m aware that there are a lot of other places as well but I think this sums it up because they are not…

Everyone has one friend,blogger or critic that they religiously follow when it comes to food. The minute you find someone who’s got like minded taste buds, you will tend to believe what they say.  It’s true for me as well. There are few VERY few people who’s opinion I will value and most of the time our food likes and dislikes match. Food is so subjective and so incredibly personal there is always going to be a time when you don’t agree with that friend or critic, and  get massively disappointed. This happened to me recently. At the insistence of…

This is an article I wrote for Parsi Times and decided to share it on my blog.People who love to eat are always the best people – Julia Child This is the first thing that struck me when I met Mehernosh Khajotia for the first time. It is very rare for me to meet people in the food business that I can have a good conversation with, who have wonderful stories to tell me about their culinary journey and a great product to back it up. I must admit it’s one of the few interviews I’ve done where I have…

If you know me even a wee bit you will know The Tiny Taster NEVER turns down an invitation to Chinese food. When you try and push boundaries and challenge me to a dim sum duel you must know that Tiny WILL out eat you. Those little bite sized drops of heaven will be the death of me but oh god are they delicious. Once upon a time dim sums were rarely seen on any menu unless it was at an exclusive five star restaurant. Today you have them even being dished out from a road side stall! However, to…

It’s hot, I’m exhausted from the crazy week I’ve had, my flight was traumatic being stuck between a continuous burper and a inconsiderate twit who kicked my seat throughout the flight but nothing can stop me from being excited. I’m on holiday and we’ve just touchdown in Jaipur! Aah the pink city. I’m expecting to see camels and elephants at every corner, colourful turbaned men walking up and down the street and forts all over the place. While I did see all this and so much more I shall share my Rajasthani experience in another post. This one is exclusively…