Ordering In or Eating Out — A food lover’s dilemma solved.

When it comes to food, I am rather conventional. I like to go to very few places (unless it is work) and hardly experiment with new things even in old places. And I never order in (no, not even pizza). So when I got to know that Orient Heritage was a delivery kitchen I was …

How Chef Rana Makes the flavours sing at Jade.

"Please do not serve ma'am those chilies, " chef instructs, Hussain, our server. "No, no!" I want it. I interrupt. Sandwiched between his boss and me, Hussain is unsure, when I smile at him and signal to serve me some fried chillies and the sauce. He obliges. The fish that chef has prepared for me …

Biryani — One Dish Many Stories.

“Humari baat maniye Tundey ki nahi, agli gali mein Shakeel ki Biryani khaiyega. Pasand na aaye to paise hum denge.”  I was in Lucknow some years ago when I realized the significance of Biryani in a common man’s life. The rickshaw puller who was taking my friend and me into the lanes of Old Lucknow …

Asian Hawkers Market: Sixth Season of Oriental Flavours

Not so long ago, Asian food often meant corn flour laden gravies served with saucy noodles. At the recently concluded Asian Hawkers Market in Delhi, we discover how the love for Asian food in India has gone far beyond the Chilli Chicken and Hakka noodles combo. About three years ago four avid food lovers felt …

Eest: An ode to Asian flavours

Last week I had the opportunity to visit the newly revamped Eest, an Asian outpost in Westin Gurgaon and sample their new menu by chef Hashimoto, chef Karan, chef Jatsalid and team. The restaurant which opened its gates back in 2010, has recently revamped the space and menu and the renovation has given the restaurant …

The Wine Company — Pairing New Flavours With Old Wines

That Sarah Todd loves Indian food is no surprise. The Model turned chef had won hearts when she made Alu-Gobhi at Master Chef Australia in 2014. Her fan following only grew after she opened Antares in Goa and curated the menu for The Wine Rack in Mumbai. Sarah, however, had so far been absent from …