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)
In a nutshell: A unique experience of dining as near as possible to the sea, in the open but in s very controlled environment, very attentive service and extraordinary food. Address & other details: Bay view 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 … Continue reading Bay view (Fisherman’s cove, Taj Vivanta, Mahabalipuram Tamil Nadu)
In a nutshell: Worth standing out for an out standing foodie experience, at unbelievable prices. Address & other details: Gomantak 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 have even one featured / sponsored reviews. YUMMRAJ believes in going to … Continue reading Gomantak (301 Miranda Chawl, Kelkar Road, near Shiv Sena Bhawan, Dadar West, Mumbai
This is a part of the series ……. For the Chef in u
Contributed by YUMMRAJ’s favourite Chef ANONYMOUS
Super easy to make & Super good to eat……………
On his fifteenth visit to Hongkong, YUMMRAJ suddenly came across noodle soup by sheer chance – serendipity. He liked it the first time & eventually liked it so much that he had five different versions of the same in four days of his stay. What struck me was the fact that supposedly this takes less than a minute to cook!!!!!
I got only the stories sitting back in India.
So it was my turn to try out something of that kind so that at least I have an idea of how it tastes. Thus began my playing around with ingredients & hence this post.
Well, post that tiny story of mine, lets get to the cookology.
In Hongkong, almost any kind of seafood or meat slice is put into the soup. Sitting in land-locked Gurgaon, I did not have access to a variety of fresh seafood – so had to do with just prawns & fish. I chose betki. U may choose river sole or red snapper as well.
U can also add thin strips of lamb/ chicken / tenderloin.
Marinate the prawns & fish chunks (as shown in the picture) in rice wine vinegar & soya sauce. Use white vinegar in case u cannot get rice wine vinegar.
Very interesting ambience & food – can turn a bit adventurous as well. Check it out if u wanna venture outside the usual Chinjabi (Chinese food Punjabified) stuff that u get in Gurgaon.
Meal for 2: Rs. 300 onwards
Short description – In case u r in a hurry:
From outside it looks like a good Goa shack with outdoor sitting.
As u walk in, u enter a very colorful room with Tibetan pictures & drawings on all walls, fans on the ceiling (did not see airconditioners), British style ceiling with wooden beams.
The menu cards are ‘black & white’ print-outs on normal paper & then laminated. The waiting staff wears a jacket in which the restaurant name is written. They talk to u from ‘one person’ to ‘another person’ level & not ‘trained waiter’ to ‘customer’ level. I admired the innocence of the guy when we asked ‘R the prawns fresh?’ he said ‘of course, I went myself to the market to buy it today’. They are very polite & smiling but I guess under tremendous pressure to deliver.
The adventure bit – The restaurant is located right next to a ‘Wine Shop’. People come in groups, buy booze, have it in open air, bring along with them to the restaurant & drink straight from the bottle. The side effect may be that the guys in the table besides u start laughing 5 times louder at almost non laughable comments post they get drunk etc. So in a way the place might look like a cheap bistro that u get to see in Clint Eastwood movies. The only difference is that some families do come also.
The food is very good but not extraordinary. It is better than the food at Blue Poppy Kolkata.
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