Bibimbap Heng Bok, Bandra

Dinners at Heng Bok

It was with some trepidation that I went for dinner to Heng Bok, Mumbai’s first Korean-specialty restaurant, last week. The newly opened restaurant is run by the same owners as Kofuku, a very popular Bandra restaurant whose Americanised-pop-Japanese food I’m not too fond of, but which can be great fun and […]

KFC's Chicken Rice Bowl

The Great Indian Melting Pot

As international fast food chains look for ways to grow in India, expect to see more fusion fare on your plastic trays than global grub on the menu by Antoine Lewis It was just terrible. Everything about it was wrong. We ordered it because Pizza Hut is close to the office and would deliver the […]

Sunrise on the greens

Sunrise on the Greens

About two months ago I decided I was going to cut out carbs from my meals as far as possible. I did that reasonably well by happily turning to red and processed meats and fruits. The only problem was that there wasn’t enough fibre in my diet: I […]

Roasted Corn Salad

Roasted Corn Salad

  This is just a simple, no-fuss salad inspired by Esquites, the Mexican street corn salad. We love buying roasted corn off street carts as much as Mexicans, who also not surprisingly, like the salty, tangy flavours we crave so the recipe didn’t need to be adapted much.  I’ve substituted queso fresco, the  mildly sour-salty, […]

Feijoa, Goa Sausage, Pav

Feijoa Sloppy Joe

Feijoa is one of my favourite foods. A Goan one-pot dish of Portuguese origin it’s ridiculously easy to make and can be eaten with either bread or rice. It also usually tastes better the next day. I discovered feijoa quite late in life; if I remember correctly I […]

Steamed Dim Sum India Jones, Trident, Mumbai

Dim Sum lunch at India Jones

Great service, but disappointing dim sum It’s a been a while since I’ve eaten at India Jones. When it first opened I used to pop in quite often, usually joining chefs Manish Nambiar and Anthony Huang for a late lunch  after the kitchen closed. We’d sit at the […]

Bibimbap-style Rice

Bibimbap-style Rice

It’s easy to fall in love with Dolsot Bibimbap. A beautiful, sunny egg yolk crowns the centre of thinly sliced beef and assorted lightly cooked vegetables arranged on a mound of sticky rice, in a heated stone bowl. You quickly mix the egg with the rice and vegetables […]

Zero Dosage

Naked Champagne

Champagne styles are evolving with time and tastes; one such new thinking is keeping champagne-makers busy. Text: Antoine Lewis The amount of dosage, the sugar solution added to champagne after disgorgement and before corking, does not usually merit much attention by consumers. Dosage, which determines the sweetness of the champagne, has been a largely irrelevant consideration because […]

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