|All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ* & he has paid for the full Bill & tips also. www.yummraj.com does not have even one featured / sponsored reviews. YUMMRAJ believes in going to a restaurant in anonymity, as a normal guest, experience everything & give a honest account of the same to you.
A fashionwear business professional, I, YUMMRAJ am a fun loving person and a foodie. I love travelling, adda, movies, books, sketching on paper & drawing on MS paint.On the ‘foodie’ part, I consider myself fortunate to have my childhood best friend as my wife, who is also a foodie. We have together been to all eateries reviewed by me and have written all the reviews together.
Food being a passion, eating out was a part of our regular existence in Delhi NCR. The range of eateries we went to, varied from the tiny old shops of Chandni Chowk, old gurgaon & their relatively new avatars in New Gurgaon to Restaurant chains & Boutique restaurants in star hotels ……. anyone who offers great food.
Having shifted to Mumbai, YUMMRAJ will cover a lot of Mumbai eateries in the months to come.
When someone asks us ‘what is ur favorite cuisine’ or ‘what is ur favourite dish?’, we have no answer coz as long as the food is great, we r happy. We generally try to avoid eateries that are confused about their USP themselves & have signboards saying ‘Indian, Chinese, Mughlai’ – They seem to have separated Mughals from the rest of the Indians owing to the former’s Timurid origins (pun intended)!!!!
While I started with Delhi NCR & that continues to be the highest % of my reviews, there are many reviews of restaurants in other cities like Kolkata, Chennai, Indore, Bhopal, Aurangabad, Khajuraho, Phoenix, Boston, London, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Hampi, Lucknow, Mumbai & more are coming.
I, YUMMRAJ, am a food lover & not a Food Engineer (Chef). So all reviews are as a normal ‘good food’ loving person.
I believe in ‘balance’ in life – So I balance all the foodie excesses with regular workouts. Thankfully that works
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* eateries not visited by YUMMRAJ are classified under ‘Guest Blogger’.
Clarification: What is common with most of the above restaurants in Delhi NCR , however, is that most of the non-veg menu cards are very chicken heavy influenced by the taste of Punjab.……….. to the extent that I heard someone crack a joke in frustration – ‘Chicken seems to be the National bird of Punjab’. Let me make a confession here – For hardcore carnivores like us, broiler chicken actually is the lowest form of non-vegetarian food & is on the borderline of being vegetarian!!!! Desi chicken however is awesome & if cooked well can give u an ultimate culinary experience. Unfortunately I do not know eateries in Delhi that serve Desi Chicken. I have consciously tried to cover all chicken joints, being completely aware of my bias………… Hope I do not disappoint the chicken lovers.
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I just started two new categories –
Guest Blogger – Fellow foodies can contribute to this category . It will be published under their name.There may be restaurant where I have not been to & that willbe mentioned.
Eating Outside India – This is an interesting comparison between local food in some other country vis a vis similar food in India. …… An Indian foodie’s perspective
Looking forward to feedback from all u guys – positive or negetive – just burp out exactly what u feel:)
Would like to contribute to Eating Outside India…
that will b great. please start asap. I am looking for foodies to contribute posts with pics on this.
Hello there yumraj, I need to congratulate you for this effort , very impressive!
Food is my 1st love but i regularly need to lie to my wife that she is..
I am based in gurgaon and would love to connect up with other foodies in the region /
are you a malayali?
no, I am not.
Alrightie 🙂 nice blog. will try out some places. But your images take too long to load. you should use some image sharer instead of using your own stored file links or at least condensed images.
Have you checked out Foodspotting? Quite a different take on identifying joints & dishes with your smartphone – http://www.foodspotting.com/
there is a andhra restuarant near rajendra place metro station called ‘southern corner’.
It serves very good non – veg andhra food and you will also see ‘desi chicken’ item on menu there.
Thanks. Will try to check it out sometime.
Have always been a fan of your writing…drawing inspiration i too have ventured out to this domain…your cultural and region based reviews of the restaurant and then the cuisine style makes one fully aware of what one will bite into….enough said…time to bite!!
That is great news. Pls feel free to share your link. I wud love to read the same:)
Keep up the good work YM – I am ordering based on your reviews and you are usually spot on. You may want to include the price of dishes, as you review and rate them (while you do give the overall cost of the meal).
I usually put a link to the restaurant’s website. some of them have menu cards, others do not. I am wary of putting real prices coz they change from time to time & it is almost impossible to track that:)
Lovely blog with tons of information about food, really helpful for a foodie. I heard many times about your blog but visiting for the first time…..its fabulous. Thanks for the idea and thanks a lot for sharing it with everybody….
Thanks Prateeksha. Great to hear encouraging words from u:)
Yummraj is one of my favorite sites, I like the way you give your feedback for all the places. Your observation is close, meaningful and helpful for others like us. I have nominated you for “Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Here is the link to check the same. http://cooknutritious.wordpress.com/awards/inspiring-blogger-award/. TC
Thanks so much Prateeksha:)
Loved your blog 🙂
I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. You can find the nomination here
I hope you will accept and spread the good cheer.
Thanks so very much. I accept and will spread the word for sure:)
Sorry the link is http://maverickbird.com/2015/02/01/spread-the-cheer/
I would like to contribute as a guest-blogger. 🙂
I really liked the name “Yummraj” 😀 Also I agree with the desi chicken thing. I have had desi chicken like a hundreds of times at home . Though it is a bit low on the quantity of meat , the flavour of desi chicken is far more better and unique. Unfortunately no place in Delhi NCR serves desi chicken.
Also yummraj I have a small blog of my own too called tasteTube tastetube.wordpress.com
Maybe u can check it out and write a guest post someday 🙂 or whenever u r in Delhi we can go for a food walk together .
Thanks so much…
I don’t remember how I chanced upon your gastronomic treasurehouse in the virtual world, but ever since, been hooked onto it pretty neatly. Wonderful job mate !! What I like most in all your analyses of eateries is the perfect balanced details sometimes nuanced, anecdotal or with aphorisms.There is always a subtle but strong undertone and no overt explosion of judgements – even the food journeys that disappoint you, the criticism comes in a very gentle yet impactful civility.
thanks so much, Arks. Thats’ great to hear:)
I mean arka. Sorry for the typo
From last few days I am only reading ur reviews, mostly of Delhi and Lucknow. I have already started planning to visit the old Delhi delites this weekend with friends. Thanks for showing a path to heaven… Food heaven.
We always love reading your gastronomic journey! Welcome to Mumbai now! We would love reading about Mumbai now. Thanks for honest coverage of eating joints.
BTW, we too are foodies and cover food in our travel blog http://traveltwosome.com/ You may pls take a look. Pls let me know if we can send any guest post.
Poorna & Brinda
Hey thanks for writing in. U hv got a lovely blog. Will be happy to do a guest post. Pls lemme know.
Thank you very much. Definitely!! I am giving a link of your Eating out in Old Delhi in our next post on Paranthe Wali Gali. That’s is nice post for any gourmet!!