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In my opinion, one of the best weekend getaways from Mumbai is to it’s younger sibling Pune. The city is wonderful and has much to offer despite turning into a mini Mumbai. I have friends there so it’s always fun to visit but even if I didn’t, I’d still go because there is enough to keep me occupied. This month was full of long weekends and my sister and I finally ( with grave difficulty ) managed to plan a weekend away together, something we haven’t done in a while. I was generously given a gift certificate which was basically…

It’s been a while since I posted a recipe on the blog. It’s not because I haven’t been cooking ( I cook almost everyday) I think it’s just because I’ve been lazy and most of the stuff I’ve made is quite pedestrian and mostly diet friendly. On a recent trip to Sri Lanka, courtesy Cinnamon Hotels,  I had the pleasure meet the one and only Chef Marco Pierre White ( more about that soon ) I got to explore this beautiful country and went a little nuts over their food. During this trip I got a chance to devour a…

This is my first time in Portugal and if visiting a new place isn’t exciting enough the sole purpose of this trip is to discover Portuguese food and cuisine. Sometimes I have to pinch my self and remember how lucky and fortunate I am and sometimes I think people think I’m joking when I tell them what I do. ” You write about food ? You’ve come here just to eat ?? Seriously ?? That’s so cool! ” this is the first thing I hear when I reach Lisbon by the immigration officer about to stamp my passport. He’s so…

Kerala is as religious and spiritual as any other state in India. Serpent or Snake worship is as common here as any where else in India. Though I’m wary of snakes I find them fascinating creatures and was very eager to visit the famous snake temple – Mannarasala. Sadly there are no real snakes here, just idols but a small walk around the temple was educating to say the least. If you are interested in Hinduism and learning more about serpent worshiping I would suggest you pop in and visit the temple. Sadly I couldn’t photograph anything inside and my fingers were just itching to capture the puja…

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…

If there is a restaurant that I have yet to experience but almost everyone I know has heaped praises on it, it is Ming Yang at The Taj Lands End Bandra. Ming Yang is considered one of the top notch Chinese restaurants in the city and it’s a pity I have never had the pleasure of dining here. A lunch here recently,sampling their exclusive ‘Dragon Boat Festival Menu’ changed all that. The Dragon Boat Festival is celebrated in China, Hong Kong and now  in other parts of the world where a massive dragon boat is taken out and while rowing along…

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…

I’ve been told repeatedly that as a writer or blogger I MUST review new places in town as soon as they open because that is what everyone wants to read.  I have NEVER been able to do that. Mostly because I believe when a restaurant opens it’s bound to face teething problems and I prefer to dine once they have settled in. I also feel an article loses its originality if the whole world is writing about it at the same time. The tiny taster is not a magazine, newspaper or any of those lifestyle websites that covers the latest…

The ocean is a magical, mystical world, scuba divers and deep sea divers, will testify that its unlike anything you see or experience on land. I haven’t been deep sea diving or scuba diving but I have to agree with that sentiment. Some of nature’s best creations are oceanic and they taste mighty good!  Fish, prawns, squid, crab… all such divine creatures with their beautiful individual taste. It’s a treat to eat these treasures and an even bigger treat when a seafood restaurant cooks them well! There are tons of places in the city to eat some decent seafood but my personal…

I’ve eaten many meals at The Tasting Room in Lower Parel Mumbai but this meal is special. This isn’t a meal it’s a catching up lunch, with one of my oldest, dearest friends who is as excited about food as I am, actually much more than I am. He’s currently studying molecular gastronomy in New York but since he’s back we decided to catch up and bond over our mutual love for all things tasty. We’re later joined by another old pal and as we usually do our meal went on for a good three hours reminiscing and laughing and…