• Lifestyle. Travel.,  Overseas Dining.,  Wine & Dine

    Yeast Bistronomy

    If I go to the same restaurant more than once, in a month, it means I really love the food there! I was in Kuala Lumpur for six days and I went twice to Yeast Bistronomy. This cosy French bistro transported me to Paris where you will find the finest breads and pastries displayed on wooden racks in the morning.…

  • Hong Kong,  Overseas Dining.,  Travel,  Wine & Dine

    Nostalgia at Mido Cafe

    Mido Café was started in the 1950s and a landmark at Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei. It is one of the oldest café in Hong Kong and has been featured in many Hong Kong movies and serials. The beautiful mosaic tiles on the floor and walls, the warm cream coloured cushioned chairs, the olive green wooden booth seats and the…

  • India.,  Overseas Dining.,  Telangana.,  Travel,  Wine & Dine

    I Found my Briyani

    Since the age of nine, I have been fascinated with briyani, an Indian rice dish popular with all races. Who doesn’t love a good briyani? I still remember the unforgetteable day vividly when I was a child. I used to be fast asleep, but rudely awakened in the wee hours of the morning by my mother. As soon as I…

  • India.,  Overseas Dining.,  Telangana.,  Travel,  Wine & Dine

    Thai Pavilion

    While in Hyderabad, I suddenly had this craving to eat non-Indian food for a change. Vivanta by Taj Hyderabad offered me the chance. I was hosted to a dinner at the Thai Pavilion Restaurant there. This was my first experience eating Thai food in India. I went there quite sceptical about it, but trust me, at the end of it…

  • India.,  Overseas Dining.,  Telangana.,  Travel,  Wine & Dine

    Of Kebabs and Kormas

      I was all prepared for an authentic Hyderabadi cuisine at the Firdaus Restaurant in Taj Krishna in Hyderabad. For this occasion, I had skipped my lunch and tea so that I could savour every morsel of the rich, traditional Deccan and North West Frontier dishes. Come to think of Firdaus restaurant, only chandeliers, velvet upholstery, ornate wooden columns, elegant…

  • India.,  Karnataka.,  Overseas Dining.,  Travel,  Wine & Dine

    A Land by the Shore

    I have heard and read about the Karavalli restaurant in Bangalore many times and have put it on my list of restaurants to visit when in India. And so there I was not once but twice in a week. Located at the Gateway Hotel, the Karavalli is known for its well-researched home-style Indian recipes from the best of the Konkani,…

  • India.,  Karnataka.,  Overseas Dining.,  Travel,  Wine & Dine

    Eating Kerala in Bangalore

    The Vembanad restaurant is located on the 4th floor of The Paul Bangalore hotel. The young and enthusiastic Executive Chef Sajesh Nair is in charge of all the food outlets in the hotel, including the Masala Dani, Murphy’s Brew House and Sidewalk Café and the Bar. As soon as I entered the restaurant, I knew I was going to be…