Lunching At Sancho’s

I’ve always considered Mexican food to be the perfect pick-me-up. Maybe it’s the merry crunch of nachos, or the vibrant salsa, the indulgent cheese, or the heat and the all-round freshness of the cuisine. It hits the spot every time, but sadly, the city has very few favourites for a fun fiesta. After a recent…

Summertime Gladness

The sun is shining bright (with evil intent, if you ask me!) and the mercury seems to be rising by the day. We know what that means – it’s time to ditch everything rich, and bring out the flavours of summer. The Market, at the glitzy Ritz, is flagging off the season in some serious…

Get Some Dim Sum at Yauatcha!

This Michelin-star restaurant had the foodie fraternity of the city buzzing since before it officially opened, and P and I were wondering what all the fuss was about. Some dim sum and a whole lot of cocktails later, we get it. Yes, Yauatcha is everything it promises to be and den sum. We popped in…

When The Egg Came First, At Monkey Bar

I have a habit of asking people what they’d choose if they could eat only one thing for the rest of their lives. Answers have ranged from terrible attempts at humour (food, duh) to the slightly disturbing (onions!), but by far the most practical answer I’ve gotten is from an ex-boss. “Eggs, of course. You…

Citibank Restaurant Week India – Menu at Teppan

When we were invited to review the special menu at one of the participating restaurants of Citibank Restaurant Week India, we were immediately drawn to Teppan – the reviews we heard were great, and yeah, we’re both suckers for Japanese food! As soon as P and I walked into the restaurant (perched above Benjarong in…

A Table With A View

There are plenty (including yours truly) who are convinced that food magically tastes better when it’s served against a spectacular backdrop. So far, the best view I’ve enjoyed with a meal was at Thalassa, Goa, where the sight of the sun sinking into the Arabian Sea, leaving a riot of orange, purple and yellow in…

A Place That Makes You Hoppi!

If you think ‘Hoppipola’ doesn’t sound like a word that you would find in the Oxford Dictionary, you’re right. In Iceland, it means jumping in puddles (a quick Google search threw up a very nice track by Sigur Rós you can enjoy here), but the young and restless of Bangalore will soon know it as…

Three Dishes We Love At Fenny’s

When this Goan-themed waterhole opened doors in Koramangala, party people in the locality cheered. What’s great about it is that it manages to keep the focus on food as well. Here are a few dishes we loved over several visits. 

A Goan Afternoon…

It is the perfect setting for a lazy Saturday afternoon. A semi-al fresco space, gentle rain and a lauded Goan chef for company. Chef Edridge Vaz is in town for Sussegado, the Goan festival at the Hyatt Bangalore, and we’re meeting him over lunch. Chef Vaz appears to be a bashful man, but when he…

Review: Mother Cluckers Bar

A girlfriend was turning the grand old age of twenty-something, and choosing a place for her birthday do was serious business. Going by our track record, especially on nights like these, we wanted a place that would turn a deaf ear to a boisterous table, smile beatifically upon tipsy shenanigans, but still have a menu…

Snacks and the City

My most vivid memories of summer vacations in Kolkata are the ones associated with food. Being a child of two busy parents, and brought up on a steady diet of idli-vada-dosa, dal-rice and the occasional burger, elaborate meals were a rarity. I witnessed food orgies every day. Starting from 9 am in the morning (because,…