Asian Food Archive

Niramish Mochar Ghonto (A Bengali Vegetarian Dish with Banana Blossoms)

  Mochar Ghonto or মোচার ঘন্ট is a Bengali vegetarian dish with banana blossoms. It is an age-old traditional Indian recipe. The word “Mocha” does not relate to coffee in Bengali. Rather, it is the blossom of banana, which grows in plenty all over West Bengal. The best-tasting banana flowers are from ...Read More

#ChaiPakodaDay Special: Pakoras of Ajwain Leaves and Small Shrimps

  When it is raining and you have to cook up something quickly for a crowd, Pakoras are a no-brainer. Thanks to the Mumbai Monsoons and a group of kind friends, I have been eating Pakoras almost every other day for sometime now. Even though I don’t make them everyday at home, ...Read More

Restaurant Review: The Ongoing Malaysian Food Festival at Glasshouse, Hyatt Regency, Mumbai

  Exotic Malay Cuisine is an amalgamation of different Asian food cultures, including a prominent Indian influence. Putting all the right crackling and crunch together, Glasshouse at Hyatt Regency Mumbai, has come up with the Malaysian Food Festival. The festival called Rasa Malaysia is on till tomorrow, the 12th of February 2017. ...Read More

Seven Bizarre Foods from the Streets of Thailand

This blogpost is not for the faint-hearted. While wandering through the streets of Thailand during our recent trip, we came across some foods that might look ugly and unacceptable to one, but might be a delicacy for another! It is just that we are not used to eating these, but does that ...Read More

Restaurant Review: Kanpai Lounge Bar, Bandra

  I was one of the invitees at the pre-launch of Kanpai Lounge Bar, which is Bandra’s newest bar with yum Japanese appetizers. It is located at the Suburbia Mall in Linking Road, Bandra, and is a part of Kofuku, which is considered as one of the popular Japanese restaurants in Mumbai. ...Read More

Restaurant Review: Spending the Year-end with Good Food and Drinks at China Bistro, Worli

  Lured by the urge to discover and re-discover restaurants in Mumbai, I set out to taste the menu of Worli’s China Bistro this time. I was invited by FBAI to partake in an amazing Food Bloggers’ dinner there. It was a group of 12 foodies, seated in a special room equipped ...Read More

Restaurant Review: North Indian Cuisine at Amaya, Phoenix MarketCity, Kurla

  Being a food writer, I often taste different cuisines, but the flavours that ooze out from our rich Indian heritage, are the flavours that I grew up on. Being an Indian foodie, I believe that I have a good understanding of Indian cuisine. This is the cuisine that motivated me to ...Read More

#KitchenBattles for ADF Soul Foods: Caramelised-Onion-Stuffed Spicy Paneer Balls with Tangy Posto Sauce

  Oh, what an exciting week it was! Recently, I was among the seven selected Indian bloggers who participated in the innovative #KitchenBattles using ADF Soul Foods. Each one of us took this fun challenge to use ADF Soul Foods to create a unique recipe that reflects our taste and cooking style. ...Read More

The #DimsumAtMarinePlaza Experience at The Oriental Blossom, Marine Plaza, Mumbai

  It was one-of-its-kind experience when my blogger friend Rutavi Mehta invited ten food bloggers in Mumbai for an awesome learning and hands-on experience on how to make dimsums. The ever-smiling Chinese Chef Huang Tesing (and his Sous Chef), at The Oriental Blossom, Marine Plaza, was kind enough to share his expertise ...Read More

It’s Raining Kulfis at Barbeque Nation!

    This summer, it is time to re-invent the buffet experience at the casual-dining restaurant chain Barbeque Nation. The restaurant has recently introduced a live counter called “Kulfi Nation” as one of its star dessert concepts in the buffet menu, and that too, at no extra cost! Now you can treat your ...Read More