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Most of the time I’m operating at full speed. There are days when I can’t remember what I did the night before and I’m constantly bouncing about the place working on a theme or project or frantically trying to meet all my writing deadlines. It might sound strange but nothing relaxes me more than experimenting in the kitchen and while the entire month of February was insanely hectic, this week I decided to unwind a wee bit and get back to pottering about in the kitchen and creating some new recipes. I source a lot from Pinterest and I double check…

I love Chinese food. Simple a simple stir fry or a pot of noodles makes me incredibly happy. I couldn’t care less if there was meat in it or just veggies, I enjoy it either way and I’ve realised it’s actually extremely easy to cook this type of food. My wok is my favourite utensil and I end up making everything in it. I’ve made Chinese noodles many times but I find a lot of times the noodles stick, are too soft or aren’t seasoned right. Sometimes I feel it might even be too many ingredients at one time so…

My second #followthefoodie restaurant experience with Gourmet It Up  was at Hakkasan in Bandra, Mumbai. This isn’t my first tryst with this Chinese restaurant and I’ve even blogged about it a couple of times here and here. Hakkasan has never really disappointed me with their food so I was eagerly awaiting this meal. The restaurant is massive. They set the tone for the restaurant right from the elevator, because once you step in, there is this odd electric blue lighting which you soon realize is a running theme at the restaurant. Hakkasan is split in two sections. One is the…

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…

I find myself dining at many restaurants and coming back slightly underwhelmed or in some cases gravely disappointed. When I hear good things about a restaurant despite my best efforts not to, I tend to  have expectations and most of the time they are never met. I find myself realizing that we tend to over hype things. Word of mouth, newspaper and online reviews, Blogs and chatter amongst blogger ( I include myself in this list) are all to blame for over hyping places. Most mediocre restaurants are touted as great spots and in many cases their exorbitant prices are…

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…

If you know me well you know I’m extremely partial to Asian flavours and that I have a massive weak spot for Chinese food. Most dinner invitations I tend to politely turn down but an invite to an Oriental meal is my Achilles heel. I will NEVER say no. In fact I will make time just so I can be present for that meal. I have my own personal favourite restaurants where I usually frequent when I need my Chi fix but it’s always interesting to experiment with different restaurants to see what they do and how differently or similarly…

Food is so much more than eating to kill your hunger. It’s about celebrating. Whenever there is a happy occasion like a birthday or a new job its always celebrated with a hearty meal. The best meals are of course the celebratory kind where you tend to indulge more than you normally do and this week K and I were in a very celebratory mood and indulge we most certainly did at none other than Hakkasan ! I’ve had their dim sum menu before so I’m familiar with their brilliance but it was K’s first time at the restaurant and…

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…