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Vintage Asia (JW Marriott, near science city, kolkata)

In a nutshell: A visually beautiful restaurant in JW Marriott hotel that has outstanding warm yet professional service, nice ambience and some good Asian food Address & other details: vintage Asia Meal for 2: ₹3000 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & Nonvegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill & tips … Continue reading Vintage Asia (JW Marriott, near science city, kolkata)

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Shizusan shophouse And bar (high street Phoenix, mumbai, Maharashtra)

In a nutshell: A cool eatery and bar with Asian theme, no distraction, a fantastic menu card that can keep u engaged with lots of stories of food, good service and very good food. Address & other details:shizusan Meal for 2: ₹1000 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he … Continue reading Shizusan shophouse And bar (high street Phoenix, mumbai, Maharashtra)

Hahn’s kitchen (one horizon center, golf course road, gurgaon)

In a nutshell:A nice new restaurant in gurgaon that serves mostly (some mindlessly indianized) authentic and YUMM Korean dishes Address & other details: hahn’s kitchen Meal for 2: ₹1000 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & nonvegetarian 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 Hahn’s kitchen (one horizon center, golf course road, gurgaon)

Tamra (Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel, 19, Ashoka Road, near India Gate, New Delhi)

In a nutshell: One of the best German food I have had in Delhi NCR recently & also one of the best buffets I have been to in a while. Address & other details:  Tamra Meal for 2: Rs 3000 onwards. Cuisine type :  vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the … Continue reading Tamra (Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel, 19, Ashoka Road, near India Gate, New Delhi)

Big Wong (SF 55, DLF Galleria, DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon)

In a nutshell Good and tasty chinjabi, japjabi, Thajabi and other punjabized Asian food whose taste u might like a lot if u do not have the ‘authenticity’ Hangup. Address & other details:  Big Wong Meal for 2: Rs. 500 onwards Cuisine type : Vegetarian & nonvegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill & tips … Continue reading Big Wong (SF 55, DLF Galleria, DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon)

Akira Back ( near Mahipalpur, JW Marriott Hotel Aerocity, Asset Area 4, Hospitality District, Aerocity, IGI Airport, New Delhi)

In a nutshell: If u r looking for authentic Korean / Japanese food, avoid this place. If u r open to the idea of YUMM fusion of Korean / Japanese tastes and flavors with Continental / American food, then this is the place to b – A chain restaurant by Korean origin American Celebrity chef Akira Back. Address & other details:  Akira Back Facebook page: … Continue reading Akira Back ( near Mahipalpur, JW Marriott Hotel Aerocity, Asset Area 4, Hospitality District, Aerocity, IGI Airport, New Delhi)

Soi 7 Pub & Brewery (205-208 & 209 A, Cyber Hub, DLF Cyber City, Gurgaon)

In a nutshell: A largely drinking & partying place, this mammoth Resto bar has loads to entertain – A live boxing ring, live music, large screens for watching matches , indoor seating, outdoor seating & much more…………. & they also happen to serve mostly average & some good food. Address & other details: Soi 7 Meal for 2: Rs. 1500 onwards Cuisine type : Vegetarian … Continue reading Soi 7 Pub & Brewery (205-208 & 209 A, Cyber Hub, DLF Cyber City, Gurgaon)

B Bar (4th Floor, Select Citywalk, Saket, New Delhi)

In a nutshell: If u r a connoisseur of great food, if u do not have any dietary restrictions (including being chickenetarian / vegetarian) and if u do not think twice b4 spending on great food, this is the place to be……. Yummraj’s ‘best lunch out ‘so far in 2013!!!! Not to mention the outstanding ambience, the cool music and very good service. Address & … Continue reading B Bar (4th Floor, Select Citywalk, Saket, New Delhi)

Food Republic (Cityplaza, Taikoo Shing, Hongkong)

An Indian foodie’s experience at a Specialized Asian Food court in HongKong

In a nutshell:

It’s a great concept place planned perfectly where u can sample food from all Asian countries & different kinds of cuisines within a country as well.

Food Republic – Asian Speciality Food Court at City Plaza Taikoo Shing, Hongkong

Meal for 2: HK$ 80 onwards

Cuisine Type: Vegetarian & Nonvegetarian

Description:

I was wandering in City Plaza Mall in Taikoo Shing, Hongkong, when I noticed a huge corner with food stalls. The foodie in me cud not resist & I walked in. I started looking around at the stalls soon to realize that it was a well-planned & nicely laid out food court.

peking duck on display

The Design of the food court was uniform for all stalls – in terms of size, façade, Shop fronts etc. This was quite different than the over-cluttered multicolored multi sized facades of stalls in Food courts in India.

Food Republic at City Plaza

What impressed me was the fact that the Mall Guys have actually planned the renting out of stalls to ensure that all Countries & the cuisines of Asia (sans Indian subcontinent) are represented. The shops included a Japanese open live teppanyaki counter, a Chicken rice counter (Singapore), a Noodle & congee shop, a Japanese wazen shop – what was been sold here looked like a lunch box (bento box), a Vietnam stall with many ‘pho’ dishes – of diff varieties like chicken, duck, beef, seafood etc, a Chinese stir fry, a Thai stall, a traditional rice noodle house, a ‘in-house made’ Japanese udon noodles stall, a Shanghai & Sichuan counter, a Korean counter, a Dimsum house & a shop selling Taiwanese food. There is a dessert shop as well. I guess it will take a month for a person to xplore all the shops & may be 6 months to try all dishes sold at these shops.

Roasted meats on display

The first shop on the right was Bread Talk that we have at Spencer’s Gurgaon. Till I saw this I had no idea that this Bakery shop in Gurgaon was an International Chain.

Bread Talk at Hongkong

I must say – amazing variety, amazing planning & great execution & popularity shows – The Food court is always full at meal time.

Some stalls had almost real looking plastic look-alikes of the food that was on offer.

look-alikes of food on display

Some others had all their real roasted food on display.

Roasted meats on display

In case u r visiting Hongkong & want to have a taste of Hongkong & other Asian Countries, get to this place. I wud not say that the food served here is the best in their respective category but they are surely good.

Detailed Description – In case u have time to njoy reading:

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Tomato Restaurant (Shop No. 21, JMD Regent Arcade, besides Sahara Mall, Gurgaon)

In a nutshell:

Interesting Korean Fast food place with outstanding service, some great food & some confused ones.

The logo

Address & Other Details: Tomato

Meal for 2: Rs. 800 onwards

Assorted cutlets @ Tomato Restaurant

Cuisine Type: Predominantly Nonvegetarian with some vegetarian options

Short Description – In case u r in a hurry:

Came to know of this place post shopping at Spencer’s Hypermart the other day. The Korean lady who is either the Owner or the Manager of the Tomato Restaurant was herself distributing pamplets outside the Spencer’s Retail shop. It being unusual, caught our attention & we decided to try out this new Korean Joint run by Korean Nationals.

The Restaurant turned out to be a standard Mall shop in this almost shop-less Mall. By shop-less I mean most shops are unsold / unoccupied. The Glass façade of the Restaurant was covered with a huge poster of the food available in the Restaurant with names of Dishes written both in English & Korean. One can read this standing on the mall walkway without even entering the Restaurant.

pictorial menu card on the facade

The interiors are nice but not overdone.They have a very simple touch & feel.

interiors of the restaurant

The Korean Lady herself came to welcome us with a traditional bow. We were shown a place to sit & soon after along with the menu card came a 1 litre bottle of Korean cold tea (on the house) & 2 empty glasses. The several interactions with the lady & her team-members were a mix of verbal exchange & sign language.

Korean cold tea served on ‘tomato’ table mat

The Place was filled with superb aroma of koraean food. The foodie in me jumped out in joy at the prospect of some imaginary YUMM food. I soon realized that this cud b counter-productive as well for vegetarian guests / those not used to Far Eastern food smells.

The Menu card had pictures of some of the dishes. The corresponding no. of the item in the menu card was mentioned alongside the picture. The pics & text were same as in the huge menu on the outside glass wall of the restaurant.

the 2 page menu card

Soon enough we noticed that except us every other diner were Korean & so were all members of the host team. This seemed to be quite exciting as it showed us a hope of authentic Korean food.

There are three kinds of food available in this restaurant – cutlets, spaghetti & Korean soups & noodles. I had no idea that Cutlets are part of Korean cuisine. A call to my Indian friend who happens to visit Korea frequently answered my question – Cutlet is not a Korean dish.

Cutlet section , Spaghetti section – seemed to be fusion kind & Korean food section

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