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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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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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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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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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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)