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I always find that the best way to explore a new place is through their food. I get a better sense of what a country or city is like only once I’ve spent sufficient time walking through alley walls and eating at restaurants or little carts of the street. I was all set to embrace Taiwan and explore it’s food culture but I found it to be more overwhelming than anything else. Taiwan is a small island that generally tends to get over shadowed by its older siblings like china or Japan but if you pay attention, it’s got so…

Palace hotels are not a new phenomenon. Many castles, palaces and even forts across the world have been converted into hotels to give you a chance to experience it. While I haven’t personally had the chance to stay at such a hotel, my time at Narendra Bhawan is the closest I’ve come to sleeping in a royal chamber. The hotel was the residence of the last Maharajah of Bikaner, Narendra Singh ji and the minute you set foot inside, your experience from entering the hotel till the time you check out is all about giving you a glimpse into his…

Why Taj Safaris Is One Of The Best Hotels In Kanha The excitement of visiting a new jungle is just as much as re visiting an old favourite. Last month I ended up in Bandhavgargh for the very first time and despite just two game drives, both ended up being successful and memorable. That feeling of not knowing what to expect from the jungle is always the best but I found that while leaving Bandhavgarh to drive to Kanha, a felt a very different type of thrill. As I pulled through the gates of Banjaar Tola By Taj Safaris and saw…

My last tryst with cooking seafood was a luscious Crab Meat Fried Rice which was the first recipe in my Off The Hook series. I have teamed up with these amazing seafood specialists at Off The Hook to collaborate and produce some simple non intimidating recipes using their beautiful produce. This recipe is dedicate to a delicate fish called the Red Snapper. I’m not someone who likes cleaning fish so when I was given the choice, I opted for the fish to be scaled, cleaned and cut into fillets for me so then I don’t end up butchering it at…

The first two weeks of the new year are always great for business for the fitness industry. Everyone wants to join the gym and shed that excess baggage from the holiday season. Post the first ten days all the gusto and good intention of a healthy lifestyle seems to take a back seat and the stress and reality of everyday life kicks in. To help you manage those stress levels and without really hampering your daily schedule, the Vivanta by Taj – President Hotel has come up with an incredibly attractive offer they very aptly named Detox at Vivanta By…

When I started my blog, I had no idea what it would morph into. I thought it was going to be my ‘ dear diary ‘ or just a space where I share my thoughts on things that excite me which is mostly food. I started four years ago writing posts but didn’t have the courage to post them. The first thing I ever wrote was a humble little recipe of Sali per Edu (eggs on potato straws ) which is one of my favourites and something I grew up with. Slowly I started sharing my thoughts on various meals…

I feel there is so much happening in Mumbai that doesn’t always warrant a long detailed blogpost but definitely worth mentioning. I find myself being invited to various events ( mostly food based ) across the city and I thought to make it easier I’d share a round up of my top picks. Things that I personally think are worth it or that I have enjoyed and want to share. I may or may not do this regularly but if you want to know more and you’d like me to do this more often, just leave a comment below and…

It’s been ages since I wrote a restaurant review and there are many reasons for that. Mostly I’ve been travelling and there are far more exciting stories and reviews about those travels to post than just another Pizza/Pasta/Burger joint. To be fair, there are plenty of restaurants that have opened shop recently but haven’t personally impressed me enough to actually take the time to sit and write about them. That changed tonight. I spent my Saturday night at a new place in town called Doppio Bar & Brasserie. In an age where PR companies hold several events and tastings, every…

2015 really was a remarkable year for me. I had the pleasure of travelling to many different countries, cities and towns and trying out all sorts of delicious things. Nothing makes me happier than travelling and good food. Those that know me well know I enjoy cooking but am terrified to actually feed people and that no trip anywhere is complete unless I’ve packed food ingredients in my bag to bring home. I’ve brought woks ( three actually ), knives, shitake mushroom, cheese, ridiculous amounts of cheese and pork sausages ( no beef sadly since it is banned in the…

I know that a lot of people don’t think much of Thailand as a holiday option but personally, I think it’s one of the best. It works for so many reasons and once you get out and explore, you’ll fall in love with every aspect of the country and will want to go back again, and again.  I last visited Thailand six years ago when I went to Bangkok and Phuket. Like every over enthusiastic traveler I got completely engrossed in all the shopping Bangkok had to offer me and noticed little else. It was when I reached Phuket that…