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Cup e bong (Kalikapur, next to EM bypass & Prince Anwar shah road crossing, kolkata)

In a nutshell: A cafe conceptualised by one man & fully run by himself as a one man army (one lady to help) – we had some really unforgettable, artisanal, small batch, hand crafted meats, cooked just right, with great attention to detail. Address & other details: cup e bong Facebook: cup e bong Instagram : cup e bong Cuisine type : vegetarian & non … Continue reading Cup e bong (Kalikapur, next to EM bypass & Prince Anwar shah road crossing, kolkata)

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Naimat khana – food from lucknow homes (kaiserbagh, JC Bose road, lucknow)

In a nutshell: Bowled out by the food at naimat khana & attention to detail in each dish – some food cooked by ladies at their homes & supplied here , others cooked here from scratch by ladies, using traditional methods & wisdom. Address & other details: naimat khana Facebook: naimat khana Instagram : naimat khana Meal for 2: ₹500 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian … Continue reading Naimat khana – food from lucknow homes (kaiserbagh, JC Bose road, lucknow)

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Zanotta (leela gurgaon)

In a nutshell: Speechless after eating out at zanotta. We did not even see the menu – we rather asked the chef to feed us whatever he wished!!!! Rest was magic on the plate. Address & other details: zanotta Meal for 2: ₹5000 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & … Continue reading Zanotta (leela gurgaon)

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Wah janaab (Park Circus crossing, on the side of AJC bose road flyover, kolkata)

In a nutshell: Super impressed with the way the guys handle their meats – best ‘multiple beef dishes at one go’ in my recent memory of eating out in india. Address & other details: wah janaab Facebook : wah janaab Instagram : wah janaab Meal for 2: ₹500 onwards Cuisine type : some vegetarian & mostly non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by … Continue reading Wah janaab (Park Circus crossing, on the side of AJC bose road flyover, kolkata)

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A road trip to Narnaul, Haryana – visit to historical sites, local walks & eating at Ram Singh Samose wala.

In a nutshell : A 180 km, 3 hour (each side) drive from gurgaon, to Narnaul , haryana, a place that has both mythology & history attached to it. Description: Contents 1. Mention in Mythology 2. Brief History 3. How we reached Narnaul – the roads 4. Current state of the historical monuments 5. Places to eat Mention in Mythology – in epic Mahabharata, the … Continue reading A road trip to Narnaul, Haryana – visit to historical sites, local walks & eating at Ram Singh Samose wala.

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Kaka Palace hotel (Dawar, Gurez, Kashmir)

This is a part of a series of travelogues on Kashmir – a detailed review of stay & food at kaka palace hotel. Read the detailed travelogue in the links below: Srinagar Kashmir beyond Srinagar Food in Kashmir In a nutshell:  We will remember Kaka Palace hotel due to the super warm hosts (staff), good basic infrastructure, modern day brick & cement building made 5 … Continue reading Kaka Palace hotel (Dawar, Gurez, Kashmir)

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Hotel Dar es salaam (Srinagar, Kashmir, India)

This is a review of stay & food at Dar es salam hotel Srinagar, Kashmir, India This is a part of our travelogue on Kashmir. Read earlier posts below: Part 1 – Srinagar Part 2 – kashmir beyond Srinagar Part 3 – food in kashmir In a nutshell:  A beautiful heritage house, erstwhile stately home, now converted to a boutique hotel by the Nigeen lake, … Continue reading Hotel Dar es salaam (Srinagar, Kashmir, India)

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JKTDC huts & JK Tourism board huts (Achabal, Aharbal, Chatpal, kokernag in Kashmir) us

This is a blog about food at JKTDC & JK tourism board properties in different places of South Kashmir. To read about stay at these huts, please click our detailed post here – travel to Kashmir part 2 If you want to read about the general food culture of kashmir, please click to read our earlier post on this topic here – Kashmir food Giving … Continue reading JKTDC huts & JK Tourism board huts (Achabal, Aharbal, Chatpal, kokernag in Kashmir) us

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Moonlight – The walnut fudge shop since 1896 (Airport Rd, Parray Pora, Hyderpora, & Auqaf Building, New Shopping Complex, Block-A, University Main Road, Hazaratbal, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir)

This is part of a series on our travel to kashmir. Read the 3 part travelogue here – part 1 – Srinagar part 2 – rest of kashmir beyond Srinagar part 3 – food in kashmir In a nutshell: A single item shop that has been around since 1896, selling walnut fudge – after the first bite of the fudge, the hands go into auto … Continue reading Moonlight – The walnut fudge shop since 1896 (Airport Rd, Parray Pora, Hyderpora, & Auqaf Building, New Shopping Complex, Block-A, University Main Road, Hazaratbal, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir)

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Food in Kashmir – A general understanding & experiences during trip to Kashmir. Part 3 of 3

This is an account of food that we had at different places in Kashmir during our trip & our observations about food & beverages habits in general in the region.  Read our Kashmir travelogues here & enjoy the YUMM pictures: 1. Srinagar 2. Rest of kashmir beyond Srinagar In a nutshell: Breads are not made at homes but bought from neighborhood bakeries. Breads are not … Continue reading Food in Kashmir – A general understanding & experiences during trip to Kashmir. Part 3 of 3

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A food, culture & History trip to Kashmir – Part 2 of 3, A 1000+ km drive to rest of Kashmir, beyond Srinagar

Part 1 of 3 – Srinagar Part 3 of 3 – food that we had during the trip This is a travelogue & the idea is to share our experience during travel & provide information on what we saw / heard / gathered from our experiences & conversations. We have attempted to give you a slice of rural life in Kashmir in this day & … Continue reading A food, culture & History trip to Kashmir – Part 2 of 3, A 1000+ km drive to rest of Kashmir, beyond Srinagar

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A food, culture & History trip to Kashmir – Part 1 of 3, Srinagar

Part 2 of 3 – rest of Kashmir Part 3 of 3 – food that we had during the trip This is a travelogue & the idea is to share our experience during travel & provide information on what we saw / heard / gathered from our experiences & conversations. This is not an authoritative research paper on the Political, social & economic situation in … Continue reading A food, culture & History trip to Kashmir – Part 1 of 3, Srinagar

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Farid fish corner (chitli qabar, Jama Masjid area, delhi)

In a nutshell: Lovely fried fish served straight from the wok, piping hot Address & other details: Farid fish Meal for 2: ₹200 onwards Cuisine type : non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill & tips also. http://www.yummraj.com does not have even one featured / sponsored reviews. YUMMRAJ believes … Continue reading Farid fish corner (chitli qabar, Jama Masjid area, delhi)

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Boju’s (1st floor, 32nd avenue, gurgaon)

In a nutshell: If u haven’t been here, you have missed a lovely home cooked Darjeeling meal in gurugram. An unreal experience- home cooked food served in a commercial restaurant. The recipes have not been tweaked much to meet commercial needs. Result – explosion of flavours, interplay of textures & simple food that tastes great. Address & other details: boju’s Instagram: boju’s Facebook: boju’s Meal … Continue reading Boju’s (1st floor, 32nd avenue, gurgaon)

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Harajuku Tokyo Cafe (2nd floor, ambience mall gurugram)

In a nutshell: We loved all that we ate that evening at harajuku – a funky, visually attractive, instafriendly Japanese street food themed cafe – not traditional but pop Japanese food Address & other details: harajuku Facebook : harajuku Instagram : harajuku Meal for 2: ₹750 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by … Continue reading Harajuku Tokyo Cafe (2nd floor, ambience mall gurugram)

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Gul’s kitchen by home chef Gul ali (home delivered, gurugram)

In a nutshell: Bowled over with the Lucknowi kabab & qorma, not the same feeling for dessert. Smooth interaction of placing order & receiving the food. Home delivered thru dunzo. Address & other details: +919871897268 Instagram – Gul’s kitchen Facebook – Gul’s kitchen Meal for 2: ₹1000 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited … Continue reading Gul’s kitchen by home chef Gul ali (home delivered, gurugram)

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Marwadi khana (home chef gurugram)

In a nutshell: Outstanding home made gujias that had thin crisp shells, the right amount of sweetness, the flavour of good ghee, every bite was a medley of textures. Loved both the platters we ordered – one snacky, one lunch. The food in general was really good – it seemed to be made in volume & i guess if cooked in small batches (like home) … Continue reading Marwadi khana (home chef gurugram)

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Chunnilal Tanwar sharbat wale Bikaner (delivered all over India)

In a nutshell: Very high on flavour & low on sweet, the sharbats from 83 years old shop, chunnilal sharbat wala, are pure joy Address & other details: Chunnilal Tanwar sharbat wale Meal for 2: ₹140 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill & tips also. … Continue reading Chunnilal Tanwar sharbat wale Bikaner (delivered all over India)

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The Kerala food festival by Prima kurien (Amaranta, the Oberoi gurgaon)

In a nutshell: We were just blown away by the food at this festival. Period Address & other details: amaranta Meal for 2: ₹2000 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill & tips also. http://www.yummraj.com does not have even one featured / sponsored … Continue reading The Kerala food festival by Prima kurien (Amaranta, the Oberoi gurgaon)

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Saga (vatika atrium, sector 53, golf course road, gurugram)

In a nutshell: Loved eating out at this restaurant on two occasions – great food (only exception being a sad biryani), efficient staff who are always running around – warm personalised interaction on day 1, mostly transactional interactions on day 2, nice seating indoors & mosquito infested, uncomfortable seating outdoors. Address & other details: saga Meal for 2: ₹1000 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & … Continue reading Saga (vatika atrium, sector 53, golf course road, gurugram)

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Ladurèe (khan market, delhi)

In a nutshell: Two separate meals on two occasions – memorable. Great attention to detail on food. One of the best in that category in delhi – French cafe food (often better than at 5 star hotels). Candy shop kind of look & feel, highly Instagrammable. Good formal service. Address & other details: Ladurèe Meal for 2: ₹1000 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non … Continue reading Ladurèe (khan market, delhi)

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Sana-di-ge (Commercial Centre, Malcha Marg, New Delhi)

In a nutshell: An outstanding coastal seafood lunch at a beautiful 3 storied standalone restaurant at Malcha Marg, nice interiors, very warm, well informed, well trained staff. Address & other details: Sana-di-ge Meal for 2: ₹1000 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill … Continue reading Sana-di-ge (Commercial Centre, Malcha Marg, New Delhi)

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Company painting exhibition tour event by Shagufta Siddhi, founder, ganga Jamuni (national museum, Janpath, delhi)

Disclaimer – I am not a student of art history. Neither am I an expert on it. In case you are a student of art history or an expert , I guess you can skip reading the rest of this post as this is an oversimplified narration for common people like us, who are non experts. We went to see an exhibition of company paintings … Continue reading Company painting exhibition tour event by Shagufta Siddhi, founder, ganga Jamuni (national museum, Janpath, delhi)

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A drive to Tonk, trip organized by Shagufta Siddhi (founder of Ganga Jamuni)

In a nutshell : A weekend visit to a city, that does not appear in many tourist maps of Rajasthan – Tonk. Lunch & conversations at a centuries old, haveli of an erstwhile royal family, a stunningly beautiful guest house built centuries ago, beautiful Tonk Masjid with a beautifully painted Mihrab, An Institution that has painfully collected, restored & stored original manuscripts of the medieval … Continue reading A drive to Tonk, trip organized by Shagufta Siddhi (founder of Ganga Jamuni)

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A trip to Bundi (curated & organised by Shagufta Siddhi, founder of ganga jamuni)

In a nutshell : A weekend visit to a hidden gem of Rajasthan – Bundi, that has unparalleled centuries old fresco paintings on ceilings, a compact & beautiful fort built tastefully over generations, unchanged old world charm, simple warm people, amazing artists who still live here & a lot more. Unlike other trips, we traveled in a group, trip beautifully & passionately curated & organised … Continue reading A trip to Bundi (curated & organised by Shagufta Siddhi, founder of ganga jamuni)

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The glory of Gulmarg, a kashmiri Food festival (three sixty one, the oberoi gurgaon)

This is a review of ‘the glory of Gulmarg’ – a kashmiri food festival at three sixty one degrees In a nutshell: absolute terms : very enjoyable. Great ingredients, Brilliant flavors, outstanding texture of meats, overall great spread. Unique about this meal that we were floored about – both the guchchhi dishes. Relative terms : our respect for matamaal (a 6 year old, chef led, … Continue reading The glory of Gulmarg, a kashmiri Food festival (three sixty one, the oberoi gurgaon)

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A stay at Oberoi Amar Vilas (Agra, india) & the story of Mumtaz mahal & architecture of Taj Mahal.

In a Nutshell: Outstanding warmth of staff, efficient service & some really simple yet outstanding, western food at this Taj Mahal facing hotel, where we could see the imposing, breathtaking Taj Mahal from the lobby, our bedroom, our balcony, our bathtub & even from the pot!! Address & other details: Amar Vilas Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries / Hotels reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by … Continue reading A stay at Oberoi Amar Vilas (Agra, india) & the story of Mumtaz mahal & architecture of Taj Mahal.

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A visit to tribal areas of South Odisha & stay at Desia Koraput & Chandoori Sai (Onukudelli, Kunduli, Lakshmipur, Bentalbiri, Goudaguda, koraput district)

  This is a travelogue & the idea is to share our experience during travel & provide information on what we saw / heard / gathered from our experiences & conversations. This is not an authoritative research paper on the Tribes of Odisha.   In a nutshell:   A rich, humbling, thought-provoking, experiential trip to the interiors of Odisha to meet, chat with & experience … Continue reading A visit to tribal areas of South Odisha & stay at Desia Koraput & Chandoori Sai (Onukudelli, Kunduli, Lakshmipur, Bentalbiri, Goudaguda, koraput district)

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Roastery coffee house (south india club, Hindustan park, kolkata)

In a nutshell: A super popular, beautiful looking cafe, located in a restored heritage building, with average service, good but not great food & some good coffee (surely not the best I have ever had). Address & other details: Roastery coffee house Instagram : Roastery coffee house Facebook: Roastery coffee house Meal for 2: ₹1000 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All … Continue reading Roastery coffee house (south india club, Hindustan park, kolkata)

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Indigo delicatessen (quest mall, kolkata)

In a nutshell: Food focussed, superb menu, fabulous food, nice ambience, great service Address & other details: Indigo delicatessen Instagram : Indigo delicatessen Facebook: Indigo delicatessen Meal for 2: ₹1000 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill & tips also. http://www.yummraj.com does not … Continue reading Indigo delicatessen (quest mall, kolkata)

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Waterside cafe, Hyatt regency (EM bypass, salt lake, kolkata)

In a nutshell: Sad service by overburdened, limited staff, fairly good ambience & some really good food. Nothing we had that evening was average or bad. Address & other details: Hyatt regency kolkata Instagram : Hyatt regency kolkata Facebook: Hyatt regency kolkata Meal for 2: ₹1000 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by … Continue reading Waterside cafe, Hyatt regency (EM bypass, salt lake, kolkata)

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Zamzam (opposite quest mall, Park Circus, kolkata)

In a nutshell: Fairly Enjoyable mughlai beef & other meaty dishes in a small, good looking & very well maintained, dining hall, excellent service. Address & other details: Zamzam Instagram : Zamzam Facebook: Zamzam Meal for 2: ₹200 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian also, predominantly non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for … Continue reading Zamzam (opposite quest mall, Park Circus, kolkata)

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Three sixty three (the Oberoi grand hotel, esplanade, kolkata)

In a nutshell: Fully enjoyed a lunch followed by a memorable dinner here, outstanding hospitality & of course the old world charm. Address & other details: the Oberoi grand Instagram : the Oberoi grand Facebook: the Oberoi grand Meal for 2: ₹4000 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he … Continue reading Three sixty three (the Oberoi grand hotel, esplanade, kolkata)

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Christmas Eve dinner at spectra, leela (ambience island, gurgaon)

This is a review of classic western Christmas dishes at spectra. 24th December 2021. In a nutshell: We got exactly what we wanted for Christmas Eve – to have some perfectly cooked western classics which are probably eaten during Christmas. Address & other details: leela ambience gurgaon Instagram : leela ambience gurgaon Facebook: leela ambience gurgaon Meal for 2: ₹6000 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian … Continue reading Christmas Eve dinner at spectra, leela (ambience island, gurgaon)

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Prima kurien (home delivery, Kerala food catering, delhi NCR)

In a nutshell: Outstanding, lip smacking Kerala lunch, catered by prima kurien – we were pleasantly surprised to find that the gentleman who came to deliver, offered to heat, set up the lunch , finish some of the dishes & feed us fresh appams for lunch. What an experience!!!! Wah. Best Kerala food in delhi NCR in my knowledge as of this day …. Address … Continue reading Prima kurien (home delivery, Kerala food catering, delhi NCR)

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Salaam e dilli food festival (longitude bar, le Meridien , gurugram)

4 month pop up from November 2021 to February 2022 In a nutshell: A winter pop by at le Meridien hotel by famous chef talat Mahmood khan, who does mughlai food catering for the high end private parties in delhi. Meal for 2: ₹1000 onwards Address & other details: le Meridien gurgaon Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed … Continue reading Salaam e dilli food festival (longitude bar, le Meridien , gurugram)

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Stay at Amrit bhawan Haridwar & a mountain Village Road drive to kimsar (Uttarakhand)

In a Nutshell: Unparalled warmth of people, efficient service & outstanding home like food made in a commercial set up, by a passionate chef & his team. Each meal at this shuddh shakahari (vegetarian) hotel was either good or better than ‘good’ – commendable. Great place to do a long stay & even a long weekend. Extreme attention was paid while restoration, to this 1950s … Continue reading Stay at Amrit bhawan Haridwar & a mountain Village Road drive to kimsar (Uttarakhand)

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Meher caterers (manackjee Rustomjee Dharamshala, bow street, opposite bow barracks, kolkata)

In a nutshell: A canteen run by a Parsi couple, inside a Parsi Dharamshala, serves fabulous Parsi food – one of the best among many Parsi food experiences we had. To top it, the conversations with the warm & hospitable hosts Mrs & Mr hansotia made the afternoon memorable. Food has to be pre ordered two days prior so that there is no wastage of … Continue reading Meher caterers (manackjee Rustomjee Dharamshala, bow street, opposite bow barracks, kolkata)

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Recca (above Chetana restaurant, kala ghoda, fort, mumbai)

In a nutshell: A Mediterranean food & beverages focussed, large, fine dining restaurant at mumbai fort, that has a fab ambience, by chef Saby (sabyasachi Gorai) Address & other details: recca Instagram: recca Facebook: recca Meal for 2: ₹1500 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for … Continue reading Recca (above Chetana restaurant, kala ghoda, fort, mumbai)

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The Bombay canteen (Ground Floor, Process House, Kamala Mills, S.B. Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai)

New menu – November 2021 In a nutshell: One of those super few places where we have revisited not once, but multiple times. Loved it always. Only comorin comes close to competing with this restaurant when it’s about representing the diversity of traditional food from different parts of india & giving some of them a modern day twist. Address & other details: the Bombay canteen … Continue reading The Bombay canteen (Ground Floor, Process House, Kamala Mills, S.B. Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai)

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The joint cafe (first floor, galleria market, above cafe coffee day, DLF phase 4, gurugram)

In a nutshell: A food-focussed, chef driven, unusual & interesting decor cafe that has a separate burger menu card, excellent & mammoth burgers – no indianization. Loads of other meaty dishes & some vegetarian ones. Passionate about meats that are sourced from Europe & artisinal producers in india. Better burgers than AKU’s I wrote about last week. Note – We are not burger freaks but … Continue reading The joint cafe (first floor, galleria market, above cafe coffee day, DLF phase 4, gurugram)

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AKU’s the brrgrr Co. (Opposite CROSSWORDS. Cyber hub, gurugram)

In a nutshell: A food-focussed, chef driven, no nonsense, burger stall that serves some excellent burgers without indianizing them. The tweaks are in the form of additional options – no bun (read carb) burger, double patty, extras etc. Address & other details: AKU’s Instagram: AKU’s Facebook: AKU’s Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Meal for 2: ₹500 onwards Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed … Continue reading AKU’s the brrgrr Co. (Opposite CROSSWORDS. Cyber hub, gurugram)

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Hello pumpkin (takeaway / home delivery delhi NCR)

This is review of a special bengali set menu (I call it BENgali BENto Box) by this global cuisine eatery. In a nutshell: An eatery who serves select dishes from different parts of the globe, serious about making good food from good local Produce & good quality Imported meats & fishes. Address & other details: hello pumpkin Instagram- hello pumpkin Facebook – hello pumpkin Meal … Continue reading Hello pumpkin (takeaway / home delivery delhi NCR)

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Petite pie shop (ground floor, world Mark, sector 65, gurugram)

Deconstructing the buzz around the new kid on the block In a nutshell: Makers of outstanding baked parathas (outer layer of pie) but average curries with disappeared meat flavors (average filling) when it comes to savoury pies, great hot freshly baked sweet pies for dessert, visually delightful ambience, great place to catch up with a friend, great service. Address & other details: petite pie shop … Continue reading Petite pie shop (ground floor, world Mark, sector 65, gurugram)

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Kuuraku (ground floor, global foyer, golf course road, gurugram)

In a NUtshell A Japanese themed restaurant in gurgaon, part of an international chain, frequented by the travelling Japanese population & also a sizeable Indian population, very good food (not indianized) with a super wide chicken menu, some pork & minimal fish & seafood offering, excellent warm & efficient staff, Japanese style seating, very enjoyable, immersive experience Address & other details: kuuraku Meal for 2: … Continue reading Kuuraku (ground floor, global foyer, golf course road, gurugram)

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Bengali food festival by Pritha sen (the Oberoi gurgaon)

This post is about bengali food festival at three sixty one degrees restaurant, the Oberoi gurgaon dates – 9th to 19th September 2021 In a NUtshell A fabulous bengali pop up by journalist & food historian Pritha sen, ably assisted by Surojit Rout (founder, Ekdalia Road)…… three set menus to choose from – vegetarian, fishy, meaty. Loved most of the dishes – this was like … Continue reading Bengali food festival by Pritha sen (the Oberoi gurgaon)

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Pandit ji kachoriwala (prasanna kumar Tagore lane, Chitpore, notun bajar, kolkata)

In a NUtshell A shop without a sign board, popularly known as pandit ji kachoriwala that sells fab gulab jamuns & pretty good kachoris Address & other details: pandit ji Meal for 2: ₹30 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian only Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill & tips also. http://www.yummraj.comContinue reading Pandit ji kachoriwala (prasanna kumar Tagore lane, Chitpore, notun bajar, kolkata)

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Premium ichi zen (ground floor, global foyer mall, golf course road , gurgaon)

In a NUtshell A Japanese themed restaurant in gurgaon frequented by the travelling Japanese population (we were the only Indians in the full restaurant), very good food (not indianized), good staff, very enjoyable experience Address & other details: premium ichi zen Meal for 2: ₹1500 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ … Continue reading Premium ichi zen (ground floor, global foyer mall, golf course road , gurgaon)

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Aminia ( Ballygunge gardens road, Golpark, kolkata)

In a NUtshell A little bit of nostalgia, a whole lot of (90 years history) past, an average to good present, when it comes to food. Excellent service. Nice ambience. Address & other details: Aminia Meal for 2: ₹300 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian YUMMRAJ rates all the food items & then gives a final overall rating, which is a simple average … Continue reading Aminia ( Ballygunge gardens road, Golpark, kolkata)

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Lalit mangar (foothills of aravallis, off gurgaon faridabad road).

This is a travelogue about staycation at this hotel, activities & food that we had here. In a Nutshell: A post lockdown enjoyable weekend break amidst pure nature, so unbelievably near from the city, no city noise, not too many vehicles, a beautiful drive around the villages in the morning, intense in-house pottery & qawalli sessions, loosening of the mind with a game of carrom, … Continue reading Lalit mangar (foothills of aravallis, off gurgaon faridabad road).

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Daryaganj (Worldmark 1, Aerocity, New Delhi)

In a NUtshell Bowled over by the butter chicken, thoroughly impressed with other dishes that we tried, great ambience, cold + mechanical + professional + efficient staff …… had a great evening here Address & other details: Daryaganj Meal for 2: ₹400 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he … Continue reading Daryaganj (Worldmark 1, Aerocity, New Delhi)

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Shiraz golden ( Park Street , Mullickbazar crossing, kolkata)

This post is about breakfast at Shiraz In a NUtshell Pleasantly surprised seeing a ‘all seats full’ restaurant at breakfast time, a bunch of helmets on the staircase, a long queue of Enfield bullet bikes parked outside & some good food. Address & other details: Shiraz golden Meal for 2: ₹400 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed … Continue reading Shiraz golden ( Park Street , Mullickbazar crossing, kolkata)

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Satish chandra das (Bandha Battala Vivekanada More, Fathepur 1st Lane; Garden Reach, Besides Hari Sabha Ln, Kolkata)

In a NUtshell A 180 year old sweet shop that still makes fabulous sweets using traditional method, unlike many other famous sweet makers who have got in mechanisation to bengali sweet making. Result – the sweets are still as rustic & real as they used to be – most people can surely make out the difference in a blind test. Address & other details: Satish … Continue reading Satish chandra das (Bandha Battala Vivekanada More, Fathepur 1st Lane; Garden Reach, Besides Hari Sabha Ln, Kolkata)

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Gusto by sanhita (home chef, delivered all across delhi NCR)

In a NUtshell We are now getting addicted to the food by full time (week days) corporate lawyer & part time (weekend) home chef, sanhita – home delivered* all over delhi NCR from Chittaranjan park. Low on oil, traditional cooking methods, no short cuts, best ingredients, attempt to Perfection in each & every dish – all done single handedly by one person (no domestic help). … Continue reading Gusto by sanhita (home chef, delivered all across delhi NCR)

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The Mughal plate by jalali’s (home delivered all across delhi NCR)

Read earlier review of food by Osama Jalali & family here – pop up In a NUtshell After eating food from The Mughal Plate, I feel like the need to take my guests for a food walk to Jama Masjid area can be replaced by ordering food from here & taking them otherwise to purani Dilli to get a feel of the place. This Home … Continue reading The Mughal plate by jalali’s (home delivered all across delhi NCR)

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Amma mess (Shastri Market, Gurudwara Road, Karol Bagh, New Delhi)

In a NUtshell A super tiny eatery with first floor seating accessed by a narrow staircase, uninterested service staff, very good biryani, rest average food. Address & other details: Amma mess Meal for 2: ₹250 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill & … Continue reading Amma mess (Shastri Market, Gurudwara Road, Karol Bagh, New Delhi)

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Elahi luxury Dining (on road opposite zeeshan, Jhowtala Rd, Lower Range, Park Circus, Ballygunge, Kolkata)

In a NUtshell Very good mughlai food that did not feel heavy afterwards. Am sure sitting & eating at the restaurant would have been better – We had to do a takeaway (logistics). Meal for 2: ₹750 onwards Address & other details: elahi Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he … Continue reading Elahi luxury Dining (on road opposite zeeshan, Jhowtala Rd, Lower Range, Park Circus, Ballygunge, Kolkata)

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Moonrakers (Othavadai St, Fisherman Colony, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu)

In a NUtshell Excellent quality raw seafood double murdered* & served, in this super retro look & feel restaurant in Mahabalipuram Address & other details: moonrakers Meal for 2: ₹750 onwards Cuisine type : few items vegetarian & mostly non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill & tips also. … Continue reading Moonrakers (Othavadai St, Fisherman Colony, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu)

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Baljeet’s Amritsari koolcha (DDA Market, Block BG 8, Paschim Vihar, New Delhi)

In a NUtshell A kulcha specialist with a small menu & very good food, worth the 30+ km drive from gurugram – only that we ended up eating a month’s quota of butter in one meal!!!! (Pun intended) Address & other details: baljeet’s Meal for 2: ₹180 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian only Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ … Continue reading Baljeet’s Amritsari koolcha (DDA Market, Block BG 8, Paschim Vihar, New Delhi)

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Padmanabham (1st Floor, N Block Market, Greater Kailash 1 (GK 1), New Delhi

In a NUtshell A stunningly beautiful, traditional look, South Indian, vegetarian fine dining restaurant that serves excellent food Address & other details: padmanabham Meal for 2: ₹500 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian only Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill & tips also. http://www.yummraj.com does not have even one featured / … Continue reading Padmanabham (1st Floor, N Block Market, Greater Kailash 1 (GK 1), New Delhi

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Agrawal poha bhandar (Phalka Bazar Rd, in front of Sarobar Plaza, Jayendraganj, Lashkar, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh)

In a NUtshell A small shop with 6-8 people seating, that sells excellent poha & some other vegetarian snack items Address & other details: agarwal poha bhandar Meal for 2: ₹40 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian only Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill & tips also. http://www.yummraj.com does not have … Continue reading Agrawal poha bhandar (Phalka Bazar Rd, in front of Sarobar Plaza, Jayendraganj, Lashkar, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh)

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Baba’s (golf course road, gurugram).

In a NUtshell A retro look, new restaurant in the happening golf course road, that has good service, serves good food, special mention to an unusual but excellent butter chicken Address & other details: baba’s Meal for 2: ₹500 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for … Continue reading Baba’s (golf course road, gurugram).

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A trip to Gwalior & stay at Taj Usha kiran palace

In a Nutshell: An unforgettable, unexpected, unique, culinary experience of ‘farm to table’ thanks to Chef Rakesh Gouniyal, who served us food made from organic veggies grown in his kitchen garden!!! , a lovely stay in this small yet stunningly beautiful palace which was built as an annexe to the main Gwalior Palace, beautiful suites with most things inside it seemed to be a century … Continue reading A trip to Gwalior & stay at Taj Usha kiran palace

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A trip to mahabalipuram & stay at Taj Fisherman’s cove (Tamil Nadu)

In a Nutshell:  A beautiful set of temples carved out of stone 1400 years back at Mahabalipuram – what an amazing amalgamation of art & science. A wonderful experience of a stay at a cottage by the beach – great property, soaking in just the bay of Bengal & the pristine private beach. Priceless. The stay in the main building of the property was quite … Continue reading A trip to mahabalipuram & stay at Taj Fisherman’s cove (Tamil Nadu)

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An eye opener trip to Auroville & Pondicherry, while attending an event there, organized by Exotic echo, Nagaland.   

Background –  We were in Auroville to attend Givers Meet Edition 2, an event organised by exotic echo, Nagaland, where everyone participating explores ways to give back to the society. Edition 1 was held earlier in Diezephe, Nagaland, on the 03 to 05 March 2020, just before Covid restrictions. We came across exotic echo, the organization based out of village Diezephe, near Dimapur, Nagaland, in … Continue reading An eye opener trip to Auroville & Pondicherry, while attending an event there, organized by Exotic echo, Nagaland.   

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Kappa chakka kandhari (Haddows Rd, opp. Shastri Bhavan, Thousand Lights West, Nungambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu)

In a NUtshell A restaurant who is serious about offering the best, ‘almost’ home food, from different parts of kerala, way beyond the obvious items on the menu. Great service, nice interiors. If u r in chennai & not been here, u have really missed something Address & other details: kappa chakka kandhari Meal for 2: ₹1300 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian … Continue reading Kappa chakka kandhari (Haddows Rd, opp. Shastri Bhavan, Thousand Lights West, Nungambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu)

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Cafe La terrace (Solar Kitchen, Anjanaiyar Koviel St, Auroville, Bommayapalayam, Tamil Nadu)

In a NUtshell A nice cafe with semi indoor (no air conditioning) & also outdoor seating, self service, Staff behaviour like in old government canteens, big plates, very good food. Address & other details: cafe la terrace Meal for 2: ₹400 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has … Continue reading Cafe La terrace (Solar Kitchen, Anjanaiyar Koviel St, Auroville, Bommayapalayam, Tamil Nadu)

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Marc’s cafe (Auroville Rd, Auroville, Kuilapalayam, Tamil Nadu)

In a NUtshell A super cool, visually delightful cafe serving One of the best Turkish coffee we have had in india, an unbelievably good cold brew with a mild fermented feel to it, fresh cookies , bakes, the best robusta coffee I have ever had & of course a master class of understanding coffee by Marc, the coffee wizard from Barcelona, who settled down in … Continue reading Marc’s cafe (Auroville Rd, Auroville, Kuilapalayam, Tamil Nadu)

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The right path cafe (Visitor’s Centre, International Zone, Auroville)

In a NUtshell Very good global food, special menu pop ups are interesting , they mostly use produce of Auroville farms, nice outdoor & indoor seating, mixed service – some staff are unenthusiastic & cold, more like in old government run eateries, while other staff are warm & interactive. Address & other details: the right path cafe Meal for 2: ₹400 onwards Cuisine type : … Continue reading The right path cafe (Visitor’s Centre, International Zone, Auroville)

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Coromandel cafe & restaurant (Romain Rolland St, White Town, Puducherry)

In a NUtshell A really beautiful, at times picturesque, Instagram friendly cafe that serves very good food – we had surely had better elsewhere. Address & other details: coromandel cafe Meal for 2: ₹400 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill & tips … Continue reading Coromandel cafe & restaurant (Romain Rolland St, White Town, Puducherry)

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Umami kitchen (Auroville Rd, near Farm Fresh, Kuilapalayam, Tamil Nadu)

In a NUtshell Rarely everything on a randomly chosen long menu is great – this one was an exception. The food was a source of immense joy to our taste buds. Address & other details: umami kitchen Meal for 2: ₹1000 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has … Continue reading Umami kitchen (Auroville Rd, near Farm Fresh, Kuilapalayam, Tamil Nadu)

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A trip to Ranthambore & stay at Nahargarh Ranthambore (Rajasthan)

In a Nutshell: A lovely trip to Ranthambore – our first ever sighting of tiger in a jungle, enjoying the feel of the forest, a detailed tour of Ranthambore fort, an enjoyable long drive (sans a few small stretches) to & fro, stay at a beautiful palace hotel with a gem of a person Ajay ji as our host ……. except that the food in … Continue reading A trip to Ranthambore & stay at Nahargarh Ranthambore (Rajasthan)

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Manzilat’s (by home chef manzilat fatima, phase 3, Kasba industrial estate, kolkata)

In a NUtshell Rarely everything that is laid out on a long menu turn out to be great. Usually there are one or two dishes that end up being suboptimal – this meal we had at manzilat’s was an exception. All dishes were excellent Address & other details: Manzilat’s Meal for 2: ₹1000 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / … Continue reading Manzilat’s (by home chef manzilat fatima, phase 3, Kasba industrial estate, kolkata)

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Mahabelly (restaurant behind DLF mall Saket, delivery kitchen gurugram).

In a NUtshell Good food experience in general from this restaurant, on multiple occasions – dine in as well as delivery Address & other details: mahabelly Meal for 2: ₹1000 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill & tips also. http://www.yummraj.com does not … Continue reading Mahabelly (restaurant behind DLF mall Saket, delivery kitchen gurugram).

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Bahadura sweets (Lohiya bazaar road, naya bazaar, Gwalior)

In a NUtshell Unputdownable laddoos & fab oblong gulabjamuns at this shop were memorable!!! ….. at this 88 year old sweet shop Address & other details: bahadura sweets Meal for 2: ₹300 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian only Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill & tips also. http://www.yummraj.com does not … Continue reading Bahadura sweets (Lohiya bazaar road, naya bazaar, Gwalior)

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Mirai Maia (home chef, Dogri food, delhi NCR) bh

In a NUtshell We could not stop ordering more items on the menu after eating each dish, till we were done with everything that was on offer. Fabulous Dogri food – what a way to get introduced to a new cuisine. Address & other details: mirai Maia Instagram- mirai Maia Meal for 2: ₹300 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants … Continue reading Mirai Maia (home chef, Dogri food, delhi NCR) bh

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Da susy pizzeria (F43, first floor, baani square, gurgaon).

In a NUtshell Among the top 3 pizza places in town. Period. Address & other details: Facebook – da susy Instagram – da susy Meal for 2: ₹750 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill & tips also. http://www.yummraj.com does not have even … Continue reading Da susy pizzeria (F43, first floor, baani square, gurgaon).

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Bhootnath litti & chaiwallah next to Nimtala ghat, kolkata

In a NUtshell Fabulous freshly made mini littis with chatpata YUMM chokha, served after a full show of the making of the food, waiting time 20-30 minutes Address & other details: next to the nimtala ghat (steps going down to river ganga) Meal for 2: ₹100 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian only Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself … Continue reading Bhootnath litti & chaiwallah next to Nimtala ghat, kolkata

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Pashan Garh, A Taj Safari – Panna National Park, Madhya Pradesh

In a Nutshell: A fabulous & memorable experience of a ‘cut off from the world’ jungle stay due to – great property, no phone connection, no wifi, no newspaper, no TV in the room, no library but soaking in just the jungle. This was topped with warm & efficient service by our butler Dilip, walks along the grass path with Lallan ji in the dark, … Continue reading Pashan Garh, A Taj Safari – Panna National Park, Madhya Pradesh

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A trip to Sundarbans, a stay at Sunderbans Jungle camp, Bali village & full day boat rides (West Bengal, India)

 In a Nutshell: This trip to Sundarbans ended up being one of the most intense, enjoyable, uplifting, eye opening & visually delightful trips we have had. A memory of a lifetime.   Address & other details:  Vanasafaris.com – http://www.vanasafaris.com/ Tagore society for Rural development – http://www.tsrd.org/ Sunderbans Jungle camp, Bali village – http://www.helptourism.net Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries / Hotels reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & … Continue reading A trip to Sundarbans, a stay at Sunderbans Jungle camp, Bali village & full day boat rides (West Bengal, India)

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Village degh (home delivered in whole of delhi NCR)

Read earlier review of food by Osama Jalali & family here – mumbai pop up, gurugram pop up Note : in early 2021, Osama Jalali has moved out of & left village degh to his erstwhile business partner & started his own home based kitchen that delivers the same mughalai cuisine all over delhi NCR. THE MUGHAL PLATE is mughlai food cooked at Osama’s home, … Continue reading Village degh (home delivered in whole of delhi NCR)

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Hangul by Home chef rajni Jinsi (home delivered all across delhi NCR)

Read earlier review of a pop up by home chef rajni Jinsi here – Radisson blu Faridabad In a NUtshell Fabulous kashmiri pandit home cooked food that is Low in oil as compared to commercially made food, spices not on the face, excellent flavors, great taste – home cooked & delivered all across delhi NCR Address & other details: Hangul Meal for 2: ₹750 onwards … Continue reading Hangul by Home chef rajni Jinsi (home delivered all across delhi NCR)

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Exploring in & around Corbett national park & a stay at The river view retreat, by leisure hotels, (Corbett , Uttarakhand)

This post is about the stay at Corbett river view retreat (by leisure hotels) Uttarakhand, jungle safari, driving around the place & the 6 hours each side drive from gurgaon.  In a nutshell: A good stay at the Corbett river view retreat, on the bank of river Kosi, thoughtfully done resort with flora that was a treat for the eyes, good but visually not wow … Continue reading Exploring in & around Corbett national park & a stay at The river view retreat, by leisure hotels, (Corbett , Uttarakhand)

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Rambagh palace (Jaipur) u

In a Nutshell: A memorable stay at a real Royal Palace, now converted to a hotel – our third best experience in India after Taj Lake Palace Udaipur & Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad. Address & other details: Rambagh Palace Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries / Hotels reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill & tips also. http://www.yummraj.com does not have … Continue reading Rambagh palace (Jaipur) u

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Yeti, the Himalayan kitchen (collonade, B block, inner circle, CP, same entrance as Hamleys toy shop)

Read earlier review of yeti Hauz khas here – yeti In a NUtshell A lovely restaurant tucked up in the second floor of a CP building – needs an effort to find it, soothing ambient music from the hills, good & simple food, outstanding momos, warm & non intrusive service. I rate cafe lungta gurgaon above yeti in terms of food but this restaurants very … Continue reading Yeti, the Himalayan kitchen (collonade, B block, inner circle, CP, same entrance as Hamleys toy shop)

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Dada boudi hotel (ghosh para road, near barrackpore station, barrackpore, West Bengal)

In a NUtshell Absolutely worth our drive of 1 hour 57 minutes, one way, only to eat biryani here. Super enjoyable only when it is not seen with the lens of kolkata biryani. It is different from both Awadhi & kolkata styles, I call this barrackpori biryani.   Address & other details: dada boudi hotel  Meal for 2: ₹400  Cuisine type :  non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / … Continue reading Dada boudi hotel (ghosh para road, near barrackpore station, barrackpore, West Bengal)

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Cocktails & dreams Speakeasy (sector 15 market, Gurugram)

This is a review of new cocktail menu & the new food. Read the earlier story of this place here – Cocktails & dreams Speakeasy In a NUtshell A beautiful evening spent in the company of great food & fantastic cocktails, topped with a warm , super enjoyable, enriching chat with bar artist, author, speaker Yangdup Lama.   Address & other details: cocktails & dreams Meal … Continue reading Cocktails & dreams Speakeasy (sector 15 market, Gurugram)

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AROI @ 4th FLOOR (delivered all across delhi NCR by home chef sirattiya bora)

In a NUtshell Well, it has now become impossible for us (since the last 1 year) to like Thai food in india. Quite a few restaurants we used to quite like earlier, now seem to be serving OK ish food, ever since we have eaten the food cooked by sirattiya bora, a Thai culinary & visual artist married to an indian visual artist, Anirban Bora. … Continue reading AROI @ 4th FLOOR (delivered all across delhi NCR by home chef sirattiya bora)

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Onam pronam (SOUL FOOD COMPANY)

A delivery pop up (delhi NCR) of fusion onam sadya , bengali dishes by Pritha sen & Malayali dishes by Prima Kurien) This is a series about how eating out is, post COVID lockdown. Read about the previous dining out / takeaway / home delivery experiences after the COVID pandemic lockdown here – amar Jyoti tres spectra threesixtyone Tenali bagundi potbelly divine cafe lungta jamun … Continue reading Onam pronam (SOUL FOOD COMPANY)

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Jamun (Lodhi colony market, New Delhi)

This is a series about how eating out is, post COVID lockdown. Read about the previous dining out / takeaway / home delivery experiences after the COVID pandemic lockdown here – amar Jyoti tres spectra threesixtyone Tenali bagundi potbelly divine cafe lungta  In a NUtshell A visually beautiful, cool, restaurant that serves Tasty, urbanized, moderately firangized, not at all rustic food, from different regions of … Continue reading Jamun (Lodhi colony market, New Delhi)

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Park Street – kolkata Christian food by Home chefs Mrs. Leena Daniels & Ms. Antara Daniels (home delivery in delhi NCR)

In a NUtshell Stunning food that left us speechless, led us to over eat way beyond our routine. Address & other details: Park Street (insta: parkstreetjoint), +919810842901 Meal for 2: ₹ 1200 onwards Cuisine type :  vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill & tips also. http://www.yummraj.com does not have even one featured … Continue reading Park Street – kolkata Christian food by Home chefs Mrs. Leena Daniels & Ms. Antara Daniels (home delivery in delhi NCR)

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SOUL FOOD delivery pop up (hello panda gurugram)

In a NUtshell A delivery pop by soul food that that went horribly wrong. Address & other details: hello panda Meal for 2: ₹675 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill & tips also. http://www.yummraj.com does not have even one featured / sponsored … Continue reading SOUL FOOD delivery pop up (hello panda gurugram)

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Cafe lungta (sector 15 market, gurugram)

This is a series about how eating out is, post COVID lockdown. Read about the previous dining out / takeaway / home delivery experiences after the COVID pandemic lockdown here – amar Jyoti tres spectra threesixtyone Tenali bagundi potbelly divine In a NUtshell A cafe in the same premises (different floor) as gurgaon’s best cocktail bar ‘cocktails & dreams SPEAKEASY’, both run by master bar … Continue reading Cafe lungta (sector 15 market, gurugram)

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Potbelly divine (32nd avenue, earlier 32nd milestone, gurugram)

This is a series about how eating out is, post COVID lockdown. Read about the previous dining out / takeaway / home delivery experiences after the COVID pandemic lockdown here – amar Jyoti tres spectra threesixtyone Tenali bagundi hello panda In a NUtshell A visually nice restaurant with both indoor & outdoor seating, located in 32nd milestone, an open area with restaurants & cafes where … Continue reading Potbelly divine (32nd avenue, earlier 32nd milestone, gurugram)

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Bagundi (opposite Connaught circus fire station, Connaught Place, delhi)

This is a series about how eating out is, post COVID lockdown – dine in, self pick up, home delivery. Read about the previous dining out experiences after the COVID pandemic lockdown here – amar Jyoti tres spectra threesixtyone Tenali hello panda In a NUtshell A beautiful theme restaurant, great place to catch up with friends to chit chat over a good meal, warm staff, … Continue reading Bagundi (opposite Connaught circus fire station, Connaught Place, delhi)

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Hello panda (Bestech central, sector 57, gurugram)

This is a series about how eating out is, post COVID lockdown. This post is about home delivered food from hello panda. Read about the previous dining out experiences after the COVID pandemic lockdown here – amar Jyoti tres spectra threesixtyone In a NUtshell The most impressive home delivered Asian food I have had in a decade, in india. Address & other details: hello panda … Continue reading Hello panda (Bestech central, sector 57, gurugram)

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Tenali – the Andhra kitchen (green park main market, delhi)

This is a series about how eating out is, post COVID lockdown. Read about the previous dining out experiences after the COVID pandemic lockdown here – amar Jyoti tres spectra threesixtyone In a NUtshell A nice theme restaurant, great place to catch up with friends to chit chat over a meal, warm staff, good food for people new to the cuisine. Address & other details: … Continue reading Tenali – the Andhra kitchen (green park main market, delhi)

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Amar Jyoti restaurant (sarojini nagar market, delhi)

11th july 2020. Our First non 5 star dineout experience after the COVID pandemic lockdown Read about the previous dining out experiences after the COVID pandemic lockdown here – tres spectra threesixtyone In a NUtshell It was more than ‘worth the drive’ from gurgaon to sarojini nagar market, just to eat lunch here – special mention to the butter chicken that made our day. Address … Continue reading Amar Jyoti restaurant (sarojini nagar market, delhi)

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Threesixtyone degrees (the oberoi , gurugram)

5th july 2020. Our Second dineout experience after the COVID pandemic lockdown – slightly different from the first. Read about the first dining out experience after the COVID pandemic lockdown here – spectra Read about our first experience at three sixty one here. In a NUtshell A lovely breakfast in a restaurant with great ambience, after 4 months of eating at home – wonderful experience … Continue reading Threesixtyone degrees (the oberoi , gurugram)

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Arq by Home chef Ms. Anamika Bajpai (home delivery in gurugram)

In a NUtshell A very enjoyable lunch, home delivered by home chef, crisp & focussed menu, home like food that tasted super YUMM. Address & other details: anamika Bajpai Meal for 2: ₹ 750 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill & tips … Continue reading Arq by Home chef Ms. Anamika Bajpai (home delivery in gurugram)

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Tres (Lodhi colony market, New Delhi)

In a NUtshell A lovely, freshly prepared, meal (takeaway) at this restaurant that gave us a lot of joy Address & other details: tres Meal for 2: ₹1000 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill & tips also. http://www.yummraj.com does not have even … Continue reading Tres (Lodhi colony market, New Delhi)

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The oversimplified grammar of cooking – only for beginners

Chefs/ already good cooks, pls give this a pass. This is a broad generalisation & there are many exceptions to it. The idea is to explain the logic of cooking & let first timers play around & experiment with food, without imposing DOs & DON’Ts. Keep in mind – EVERYBODY CAN COOK…. ….. you do not need to cook like someone else. You can create … Continue reading The oversimplified grammar of cooking – only for beginners

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Roadtrip mumbai to delhi part 5 – Cinnamon (Jai mahal palace, Jaipur)

In August 2019 we did a road trip from mumbai to delhi. We stopped over at nights in Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Udaipur & jaipur. This is part of of a series of 5 posts about food & travel experienced during the trip.   Read about part 4 of 5 here: Taj Jai mahal palace   This post is about the food at cinnamon, in taj Jai … Continue reading Roadtrip mumbai to delhi part 5 – Cinnamon (Jai mahal palace, Jaipur)

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Roadtrip mumbai to delhi part 4 – Jai mahal palace, Jaipur

In August 2019 we did a road trip from mumbai to delhi. We stopped over at nights in Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Udaipur & jaipur. This is part of of a series of 5 posts about food & travel experienced during the trip. Read about part 3 of 5 here: Taj Aravali resort & spa This current post is about the stay at Taj Jai mahal palace, … Continue reading Roadtrip mumbai to delhi part 4 – Jai mahal palace, Jaipur

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Roadtrip mumbai to delhi part 3 – Taj Aravali Resort & Spa (Udaipur)

In August 2019 we did a road trip from mumbai to delhi. We stopped over at nights in Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Udaipur & jaipur. This is part of of a series of 5 posts about food & travel experienced during the trip. Read about part 2 of 10 here: house of MG This post is about the stay at Taj Aravallis & the food at their … Continue reading Roadtrip mumbai to delhi part 3 – Taj Aravali Resort & Spa (Udaipur)

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Roadtrip mumbai to delhi part 2 – house of MG (Ahmedabad)

In August 2019 we did a road trip from mumbai to delhi. We stopped over at nights in Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Udaipur & jaipur. This is part of of a series of 5 posts about food & travel experienced during the trip. Read about part 1 of 10 here: cafe farohar This post is about our stay at house of MG, Ahmedabad during the trip. We … Continue reading Roadtrip mumbai to delhi part 2 – house of MG (Ahmedabad)

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Rambabu paratha bhandar (belanganj, Civil Lines, Agra)

In a NUtshell A legend, rightly so, that has been around for 90 years – simple decor, outstanding food – unmissable, when u in agra Address & other details: rambabu Meal for 2: ₹200 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian only Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill & tips also. http://www.yummraj.comContinue reading Rambabu paratha bhandar (belanganj, Civil Lines, Agra)

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Roadtrip mumbai to delhi part 1 – Cafe farohar (udvada, Gujarat)

In August 2019 we did a road trip from mumbai to delhi in our jeep. We stopped over at nights in Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Udaipur & jaipur. This is part of of a series of 5 posts about food & travel experienced during the trip. In a NUtshell The drive to surat: The drive from mumbai to surat (after leaving mumbai city limits) was outstanding. It … Continue reading Roadtrip mumbai to delhi part 1 – Cafe farohar (udvada, Gujarat)

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Deviram sweets (Khandelwal colony, Katlupur, Rakabganj, Agra)

In a NUtshell A sweet shop with two branches, that serves YUMM breakfast savouries in addition to some very good sweets. Address & other details: deviram Meal for 2: ₹100 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian only Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill & tips also. http://www.yummraj.com does not have even … Continue reading Deviram sweets (Khandelwal colony, Katlupur, Rakabganj, Agra)

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Peng you quan – Friends restaurant (central plaza mall, golf course road, gurgaon)

In a NUtshell A serious, no nonsense, authentic food restaurant that made me feel several times , that I was sitting at a restaurant in China – look, feel, decor, smell, detailing, vibe. Address & other details: peng you quan Meal for 2: ₹500 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself … Continue reading Peng you quan – Friends restaurant (central plaza mall, golf course road, gurgaon)

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Poppins hotal (cross point mall, diagonally opposite to galleria, DLF phase 4, gurgaon)

In a NUtshell A fun place with a good vibe, great food & a warm host chef subhayan Address & other details: poppins Meal for 2: ₹1000 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill & tips also. http://www.yummraj.com does not have even one … Continue reading Poppins hotal (cross point mall, diagonally opposite to galleria, DLF phase 4, gurgaon)

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Second wife kitchen (Bhubaneswar Puri Road, orissa)

In a nutshell: Super interesting eatery with a super quirky name , super serious about the food they serve Address & other details: second wife kitchen Meal for 2: ₹100 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill & tips also. http://www.yummraj.com does not … Continue reading Second wife kitchen (Bhubaneswar Puri Road, orissa)

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Pop up by home chef Shaista Iqbal (Diya, Leela ambience gurgaon)

In a NUtshell A lovely dinner of Purani dilli recipes by home chef Shaista Iqbal, loved it. Address & other details: diya Meal for 2: ₹2000 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill & tips also. http://www.yummraj.com does not have even one featured … Continue reading Pop up by home chef Shaista Iqbal (Diya, Leela ambience gurgaon)

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Niros restaurant (MI Road Jaipur)

In a NUtshell A restaurant straight out of a 60s movie, not coz it has been recreated that way but coz nothing much has changed in the look, old time waiting staff with an ooze of old world hospitality, crisp menu & finally very enjoyable food Address & other details: niros Meal for 2: ₹800 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All … Continue reading Niros restaurant (MI Road Jaipur)

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A trip to Cambodia – a travel story

We had Cambodia on our list of travel for a long long time. So when I got a chance to make the best use of time between two jobs, this location unanimously came to our mind. The tailor made trip was organised by Veena world, mumbai. Serious appreciation for Mehul Deshpande from Veena world , who put up with hundreds of our questions from beginning … Continue reading A trip to Cambodia – a travel story

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Viet:nom (ground floor, cyber hub, gurgaon)

In a NUtshell Better than many Asian restaurants in delhi NCR in terms of trying to be close to the real cuisine. Few dishes were tweaked to adjust to indian taste. Good service. YUMM food. Lovely ambience. Address & other details: vietnom Meal for 2: ₹1500 Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ … Continue reading Viet:nom (ground floor, cyber hub, gurgaon)

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Comorin (two horizon center, golf course road, gurgaon)

In a NUtshell Day 1 Being a big fan of Indian accent, went here with huge hopes (chef manish Mehrotra is common to both) – impressed but nowhere close to Indian accent, as different as Honda city & an entry level mercedes. Must mention that this restaurant is much cheaper than Indian accent but that does not make a difference to me. I judge the … Continue reading Comorin (two horizon center, golf course road, gurgaon)

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Sonabridge (hotel zhongqiao, golf course road, gurgaon)

In a NUtshell I had to pinch myself to make sure I was not dreaming – the food at sonabridge made me think I was in Guangzhou, no tweaking to meet Indian tastes, ditto same. I had been searching for such a place in the last one & half decades in NCR. Address & other details: sonabridge Meal for 2: ₹800 onwards Cuisine type : … Continue reading Sonabridge (hotel zhongqiao, golf course road, gurgaon)

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Hanglatherium (Prince Anwar shah road, opposite south city mall, lake gardens, KOLKATA)

In a NUtshell A small quirky restaurant by the park, serving some very good Jama Masjid delhi & other mughlai food. Address & other details: hanglatherium Meal for 2: ₹400 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill & tips also. http://www.yummraj.com does not … Continue reading Hanglatherium (Prince Anwar shah road, opposite south city mall, lake gardens, KOLKATA)

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Curry singh (Unitech Arcadia 2, rodeo drive, south city 2, sector 49, gurugram)

In a NUtshell A beautiful cuisine Mis-represented & turned into mindless nightmares on tables in most mainstream eateries in india & abroad, thankfully given a new lease of life at curry singh kitchen – a fab job of presenting home like punjabi food in a restaurant, including a section on seasonal vegetables. Address & other details: curry singh kitchen Meal for 2: ₹800 onwards Cuisine … Continue reading Curry singh (Unitech Arcadia 2, rodeo drive, south city 2, sector 49, gurugram)

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Grand market pavilion (ITC Grand Royal, kolkata)

In a NUtshell A Royal mess in terms of managing the restaurant, cold, over worked & badly trained staff who reminded me of Sukumar ray’s ‘ram garurer chhana, hanste tader mana’ (people who don’t smile), good ambience but nothing Royal about it, HOWEVER, a truely grand spread of dishes & very good food – our taste buds were super happy. Address & other details: grand … Continue reading Grand market pavilion (ITC Grand Royal, kolkata)

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‘Goalondo festival part 2’ by Pritha sen (three sixty one degrees, Oberoi, gurgaon)

In a NUtshell A beautiful evening spent in a lovely restaurant enjoying some absolute art on the plate & some other good bengali food from undivided bengal Address & other details: three sixty one degrees Meal for 2: ₹5000 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for … Continue reading ‘Goalondo festival part 2’ by Pritha sen (three sixty one degrees, Oberoi, gurgaon)

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Alila fort Bishangarh (rajasthan)

This review has two parts – stay (on top) & food (below stay). Please scroll down directly to food section if you want to skip the stay part. In a NUtshell A memorable stay in a beautifully restored & maintained 230 year old fort in Rajasthan, now converted to a hotel, Super warm & efficient staff who always made us feel like a guest at … Continue reading Alila fort Bishangarh (rajasthan)

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Riyasat (south city mall, kolkata)

In a NUtshell Loved eating out here, warm & efficient service, good decor, very good traditional Indian food with a twist, with two dishes as exception. Address & other details: riyasat Meal for 2: ₹2000 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill & … Continue reading Riyasat (south city mall, kolkata)

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Eating out in Cambodia & visits to food market (siem reap)

Part 3 of 3 – siem reap continued To read part 1 of 3, please click here: Phnom Penh To read part 2 of 3, please click here: siem reap we got this customised trip to Cambodia arranged thru Veena world, mumbai – super happy with the attention to detail on everything & patient assistance by Mehul Deshpande. Onway to bantei Srei temple from siem … Continue reading Eating out in Cambodia & visits to food market (siem reap)

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Eating out in Cambodia (siem reap)

Cambodia trip Part 2 of 3 To read part 1 of 3, please click here: Phnom Penh Siem reap We stuck to our resolve that we will eat only local food in siem reap. Our tour guide Sayung (+855 89 809 908) was super enthusiastic & took our food mission very seriously. He actually was constantly thinking of how to give us new & different … Continue reading Eating out in Cambodia (siem reap)

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Eating out in Cambodia & visits to food market (phnom penh)

Cambodia trip Part 1 of 3 In a NUtshell A culinary treat for everyone with a wide palate, lots of vegetables but a bit restrictive for indian vegetarians as there is almost no milk / milk products & pulses in the diet. Address & other details: Cambodia Meal for 2: varied at different restaurants. Details in the note below Cuisine type : vegetarian & non … Continue reading Eating out in Cambodia & visits to food market (phnom penh)

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Kashmiri pandit food festival curated by by Rajni jinsi (radisson blu, Faridabad, NCR)

In a NUtshell Worth a drive from gurgaon to eat at this pop up – beautiful, thin, flavourful gravies that we fondly remember with joy. Not every dish was perfect but the overall joy of eating the food was immense. Address & other details: radisson blu Meal for 2: ₹4000 Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ … Continue reading Kashmiri pandit food festival curated by by Rajni jinsi (radisson blu, Faridabad, NCR)

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Cafe TBQ (chalung house, leh, Ladakh)

This is a review of multiple meals we had at this homestAy in leh, Ladakh & also about the homestay itself. At this cafe all meals are made to order. Walk in customers (not guests at the homestAy) Can also order a day in advance from a set menu Or can discuss with shivendra (the one man chef cum home stay manager cum proprietor) In … Continue reading Cafe TBQ (chalung house, leh, Ladakh)

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Punjab beyond borders – a food pop up by home chef sherry malhotra (Bombay gymkhana, mumbai)

We had been to a pop up by home chef sherry malhotra at mustard & were blown over. So when we heard she is doing a pop up in Bombay gymkhana, we tagged on to a club member. Here is a guest blog by Harinder singh pelia In a NUtshell ‘Punjab beyond borders’ was a pop-up by home chef Sherry at the Bombay Gymkhana. A … Continue reading Punjab beyond borders – a food pop up by home chef sherry malhotra (Bombay gymkhana, mumbai)

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The Canteen Chettinad table – May 2019 (the Bombay canteen, Kamala mills, mumbai)

In a NUtshell A very well planned meal with so many items but did not end up in a situation where one wud feel like bursting out at the end of the meal. The 4 kinds of rasam, the 4 kinds of chutneys were thoughtful & a class apart. Address & other details: the Bombay canteen Meal for 2: ₹3200 for veg & 3600 for … Continue reading The Canteen Chettinad table – May 2019 (the Bombay canteen, Kamala mills, mumbai)

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Ministry of crab ( Zaveri house, khar, mumbai)

In a NUtshell: Absolutely bowled over by the freshness of ingredients, the expertise of cooking crabs & prawns in terms of retaining the perfect taste, texture & flavours – however, I have surely had better curry made by home chef Pia Promina who does crab & other pop ups at her Bandra home. MOC highly recommended for crab mains – u can easily pass off … Continue reading Ministry of crab ( Zaveri house, khar, mumbai)

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Konkani Muslim Ramzan special (3rd to 9th June 2019, neel tote on the turf. Mahalakshmi , mumbai)

In a NUtshell: A super refreshing, very different, excellent ramzan dinner that will remain in our memory for long. Address & other details: Authenticook Meal for 2: ₹2800 Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill & tips also. http://www.yummraj.com does not have even one … Continue reading Konkani Muslim Ramzan special (3rd to 9th June 2019, neel tote on the turf. Mahalakshmi , mumbai)

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Bohagi bidai festival by Gitika’s pakghor (pop up at APB cook studio , Chandivali, mumbai)

In a NUtshell: A brilliant, hardcore, authentic, Assamese tribal food pop up by gitika that marked the end of first month in Assamese calendar. Address & other details: gitika Meal for 2: ₹3400 Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill & tips also. http://www.yummraj.comContinue reading Bohagi bidai festival by Gitika’s pakghor (pop up at APB cook studio , Chandivali, mumbai)

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Cecconi’s (Soho house, Juhu Tara Road, mumbai)

In a NUtshell: A lovely restaurant by the sea, warm & inviting, very good & consistent Italian food, though not the best Italian in town. Address & other details: cecconi’s Meal for 2: ₹2000 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill & tips … Continue reading Cecconi’s (Soho house, Juhu Tara Road, mumbai)

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Tresind (inspire BKC, Bandra Kurla Complex, mumbai)

In a NUtshell: 5/5 on showsha, great place to impress ur firang/ NRI friends who do not have much exposure to the real indian food, saw-tooth experience when it came to the food. It ranged from average to excellent. Nothing was outstanding in terms of taste, flavor & texture. Address & other details: tresind Meal for 2: ₹3000 Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian … Continue reading Tresind (inspire BKC, Bandra Kurla Complex, mumbai)

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Jumjoji (the orb, next to JW Marriott, sahar, mumbai)

In a NUtshell: A beautiful Parsi themed restaurant that has good service & some very good food. Address & other details: jumjoji To reach this place, go to the main entrance of JW Marriott sahar & once car security check is done, turn right. Meal for 2: ₹1500 Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited … Continue reading Jumjoji (the orb, next to JW Marriott, sahar, mumbai)

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Ekdalia Rd (4/2 Ekdalia Road , kolkata)

This is a review of a pop up ‘Firinghee thala’ by food historian & culinary artist Pritha sen, at Ekdalia rd restaurant by Surojit rout, a Finance professional who worked as Solution Architect in Global IT firm who left his job in America to open this restaurant in kolkata In a NUtshell: A pop up that laid out dishes that showcase (with huge success), global … Continue reading Ekdalia Rd (4/2 Ekdalia Road , kolkata)

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Kathiawadi food festival by chef Dhawal Ajmera (Hornby’s pavilion, ITC grand central, mumbai)

In a NUtshell: A meal that gave us as much joy as we experienced after eating at Dum Pukht (not comparing cuisines but the sheer feeling of joy) – loved the chat with chef, his team mate , the thoughtfully laid out festival section, ingredients sourced from Gujarat, fabulous taste & textures & most importantly the fact that chef had the guts to offer home … Continue reading Kathiawadi food festival by chef Dhawal Ajmera (Hornby’s pavilion, ITC grand central, mumbai)

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Garhwali summer pop up menu by Rushina munshaw ghidiyal (APB cook studio, Chandivali, mumbai)

This meal was booked thru Authenticook.com – they arrange very interesting home meals across india. To read earlier reviews of food that we had thru Authenticook.com , pls click here. In a NUtshell: A Garhwali home food pop up that we will fondly remember for long – a beautiful evening spent with fellow foodies (never met before) , a talk about Garhwali food & a … Continue reading Garhwali summer pop up menu by Rushina munshaw ghidiyal (APB cook studio, Chandivali, mumbai)

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Americano (123,nagindas master road, Kala ghoda,fort, mumbai)

In a NUtshell: A 3 day old restaurant started by chef Alex Sanchez (former chef at The Table) in fort, mumbai, that serves slow American food (very different and refreshing offering than what most ‘American’ themed restaurants in india serve. Address & other details: americano Meal for 2: ₹800 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ … Continue reading Americano (123,nagindas master road, Kala ghoda,fort, mumbai)

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Kulcha walas (HUDA market sector 31, opp Bata showroom, gurgaon)

In a NUtshell: A small shop in a sector market in gurgaon with ‘stand and eat’ options for 4 groups of people, serves the finest kulchas compared to all kulchas I have had in gurgaon during my decade long stay. Address & other details: kulcha walas Meal for 2: ₹200 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian only Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were … Continue reading Kulcha walas (HUDA market sector 31, opp Bata showroom, gurgaon)

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Anti clock (park inn by radisson, Moolchand, New Delhi)

In a NUtshell: A nice, evening place, with retro live music , serving Indian food (from across the country) by a chef who has thousands of fans in gurgaon – Sushmit Daniels Address & other details: anticlock Meal for 2: ₹700 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has … Continue reading Anti clock (park inn by radisson, Moolchand, New Delhi)

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Tasallibaqsh (gurgaon india)

Tasallibaqsh is an event conducted in gurgaon every week 6 months in a year – food, conversations and more. U can contact the organisers here In a NUtshell: An unforgettable evening with some great conversations and simply unparalleled food cooked by one man as his staff was away on leave!!!! Address & other details: tasallibaqsh Meal for 2: ₹3000 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & … Continue reading Tasallibaqsh (gurgaon india)

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Gharana e Rampur festival by chef Osama jalali and his family (Asia alive, double tree by Hilton , gurgaon, sector 56)

This is a review of pop up of rampuri food by journalist, food writer, food historian Osama jalali, his mother and his wife. They work with the executive chef and his team Pop up ends 10th March 2019 In a nutshell: This was one of my most memorable dinners of this decade. a beautiful cuisine presented impeccably by Osama. Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed … Continue reading Gharana e Rampur festival by chef Osama jalali and his family (Asia alive, double tree by Hilton , gurgaon, sector 56)

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International Loinloom festival (village diezephe, weaver’s place, near dimapur, Nagaland)

This is a travelogue on stay at weaver’s place and experiencing the Loinloom festival, organised by exotic echo. (Contactexoticecho@gmail.com) In a NUtshell: A memorable home stay in a real naga village, inside a traditional village bamboo hut on stilts, a never before exposure to weaving and weavers, unending conversations with some very interesting, passionate and talented people from around the world, beautiful music in the … Continue reading International Loinloom festival (village diezephe, weaver’s place, near dimapur, Nagaland)

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Hornbill festival (Naga heritage village, Kohima, Nagaland)

This is a travelogue on visit to the annual hornbill festival held in Kohima. This trip was a part of Textile and bio diversity trail organised by exotic echo. (Contactexoticecho@gmail.com) In a NUtshell: A one of its kind showcase of culture, lifestyle and food of the different Naga tribes at one location – unmissable first time experience but might get repetitive on multiple visits. Short … Continue reading Hornbill festival (Naga heritage village, Kohima, Nagaland)

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Rishong’s family kitchen (La maison de Ananda, Majuli, Assam)

Stay at La Maison de Ananda and food at Rishong’s family kitchen was a part of Textile and bio diversity trail organised by exotic echo. (Contactexoticecho@gmail.com) In a NUtshell: A series of 3 dinners of home style food, cooked and served inside a traditional bamboo house on stilts, by a family from the Mising tribe of Assam – as authentic as it can get in … Continue reading Rishong’s family kitchen (La maison de Ananda, Majuli, Assam)

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Majuli island (majuli , Assam)

This is a travelogue on majuli – a part of Textile and bio diversity trail organised by exotic echo (contactexoticecho@gmail.com) In a NUtshell: A wonderful trip to the World’s largest inhabited river island in mid of river Brahmaputra, Assam – a slice each of history, nature, food, performing arts, creative art and immense warmth of its people. Short description- in case u r in a … Continue reading Majuli island (majuli , Assam)

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Meetei Manipuri hotel (karbi Anglong, silonijan, Assam – midway from dimapur to Jorhat)

Lunch at this restaurant was a part of Textile and bio diversity trail organised by exotic echo. In a NUtshell: A Manipuri ‘rice hotel’ with warm people and fabulous food. Address & other details: meetei manipuri Contactexoticecho@gmail.com Meal for 2: ₹800 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has … Continue reading Meetei Manipuri hotel (karbi Anglong, silonijan, Assam – midway from dimapur to Jorhat)

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Naga morsel (EROS lane, DimApur, Nagaland)

In a NUtshell: A very interesting and unusual (for me) lunch that reinforced our thoughts on Naga cuisine, fast and efficient service, basic clean interiors, regular eating place for locals – not a fancy tourist trap. Address & other details:Naga morsel Meal for 2: ₹200 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ … Continue reading Naga morsel (EROS lane, DimApur, Nagaland)

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Lunch at a boha (residence of vaishnavite) of Shri Shri Bengenaati Satra (Majuli island, Assam)

Lunch at this grihasthi satra family home was a part of Textile and bio diversity trail organised by exotic echo. In a NUtshell: A wonderful lunch experience at a grihastra satra (someone’s home) with fantastic vaishnavite Satvik vegetarian food. Address & other details: Contactexoticecho@gmail.com Meal for 2: ₹300 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian, mostly Satvik Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited … Continue reading Lunch at a boha (residence of vaishnavite) of Shri Shri Bengenaati Satra (Majuli island, Assam)

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Lunch at Ms. Lakhiprobha Deori’s traditional deori tribal house (Major Deori village, Majuli island, Assam)

Lunch at this deori family home was a part of Textile and bio diversity trail organised by exotic echo. In a NUtshell: A memorable lunch at a deori tribal home with great conversation and fantastic food and freshly brewed rice wine. Address & other details: exotic echo Contactexoticecho@gmail.com Meal for 2: ₹800 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries … Continue reading Lunch at Ms. Lakhiprobha Deori’s traditional deori tribal house (Major Deori village, Majuli island, Assam)

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Sante spa cuisine (second floor, The White Crow store, Ahmedabad)

In a NUtshell: A unique and outstanding restaurant in town that serves very good and interesting healthy vegetarian fusion food from across the world that tastes good too. Address & other details: Sante spa cuisine Meal for 2: ₹700 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian only Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full … Continue reading Sante spa cuisine (second floor, The White Crow store, Ahmedabad)