Baked Sea Bass with Yuzu Miso: roasted cauliflower mash pickled cucumber, bell pepper sauce, yuzu miso sauce

A unusual dinner at Tian, Delhi

I’d been looking forward to having a meal at Tian: Asian Cuisine Studio, at the ITC Maurya, New Delhi. Headed by chef Vikramjit Roy, its eclectic menu and its extensive use of molecular gastronomy techniques have made it the most talked-about Asian restaurant in the country. Last month, […]

Corn Salad with dill and bacon

Easy Corn Salad

  I often make up recipes on the spot. As often I forget what I made and more importantly, especially when it comes out successfully, what I put into it. Fortunately, the partner-in-dine remembers, mostly, everything that I’ve cooked (and sometimes things I may or may not have said). And this Sunday afternoon, […]

Bombil Fry

Capturing the Castle

About a fortnight ago my classmates from school got together for a small celebration. About half way through the evening, we separated into two groups: three-fourths of the group were talking about sex and the other one-fourth discussed food and new restaurants. (No points for guessing at which […]

Hamachi and Shrimp Nigiri, Saizen, Colaba low

Dinner at Saizen

I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food at Saizen which opened late last year in place of The Pier in Colaba. In fact, I’d happily rate as one of the better stand-alone Japanese restaurants in the city. Of course, there’d be little hope of success […]

Gyokairui Sarada Salad

A Japanese meal at Citrus

In the cherry blossom’s shade there’s no such thing as a stranger. ― Kobayashi Issa It’s been about five years ago since I visited Japan. The last time I was there everyone was waiting for the cherry trees to start blossoming. Our Japanese hosts would furtively break away to […]

Som tam Grand Platter, India Jones, Mumbai-1

A grand meal at India Jones

It’s been almost a year since I’ve been to India Jones. The last time we went the food was quite a let-down and we weren’t inclined to return. However the partner-in-dine was in the mood for dim sum and we decide to give India Jones a second chance […]

Ham, Cheese, Apple and Arugula Sandwich

Ham, Cheese and Apple Sandwich

I knew what I was going to do with the apples even before I hung up the call from the rep from Washington Apples. One of my favourite sandwiches is my ham, cheese and apple sandwich. It’s a simple sandwich that is based on three well-established combinations: ham […]

Chicken in Sweet Chilli Sauce, All Stir Fry, Gordon House, Colaba

It’s your turn to bowl at All Stir Fry

  Built by an enterprising Englishman Arthur Gordon, Gordon House was a residential building till it was taken over by Mars Hospitality and turned into a boutique hotel in the early noughties. The brainchild of Sanjay Narang, the hotel opened with two restaurants – a seafood restaurant Tides and […]


The Flavours Of Japan

Sushi and sashimi may have become synonymous with Japanese cuisine, but their range of culinary extravagance extends far beyond these bite-sized delicacies. LIVING tantalises the tastebuds with takoyaki, ramen, okonomiyaki, tonkatsu, tempura and other gastronomic delights from the East Asian continent. There still may be some confusion over what they are, but […]

Muligapodi Idly at Tanjore by Angie, Colaba

A fiery find: Tanjore by Angie

Tasty South Indian is now neer by At a time when everyone’s opening patisseries, cafes and Japanese restaurants, a new South Indian restaurant is something of an anomaly, especially in a neighbourhood like Colaba where there’s no dearth of Udipi restaurants. There are two Kamats, a Shubh Sagar […]

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 […]

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 […]


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