Delhi’s Eating Scene, Down the Ages

The restaurant-scape of Delhi Today’s Delhi encompasses Gurugram and Noida in its wake, and all three go to make up what is one of the largest food cities in the country. From strictly neighbourhood to completely international; from vegan, gluten-free, organic, locavore menus to pages and pages of seafood flown in from all over the…

Steamed Fish Custards

I seem to be in a minority of one. My belief is that chawanmushi, hormok and dab chingri are all related to one another. Everyone else that I have spoken to about my pet theory has heaped scorn on me and told me not to be a fool. ‘Everyone’ includes chefs from the Far East,…

Crepes

One of the joys of our city is stumbling upon a tiny gem of a restaurant where you least expect one. No PR hype, no raised expectations, but when you reach there, you find great food. Crepes are the focus of this tiny little place that is accessible from the middle lane of Khan Market.…

The Grammar Room

The charming greenhouse at 1 Style Mile comes into its own Serves bowl meals, café bites Atmospherics: At last the promotors of Olive have given the greenhouse its rightful place in the sun. It is now a more or less independent entity with a lively buzz all through its opening hours, with an irresistible sun…

Khaaja Chowk

Khaaja Chowk One of the most quirky eateries in the mall Serves North Indian Atmospherics: This is one of Gurugram’s oldest mall restaurants, having opened its doors well before the present stampede for eateries started. Khaaja is the name of the little fried papdis made of what is essentially flaky pastry and what the restaurant…

Cafe Delhi Heights

Still reeling the crowds in Serves Indian, western snacks and one-dish meals Atmospherics: When this, the very first branch of Café Delhi Heights, opened, it took the city by storm with its wildly alternative appeal and its bold menu that dared to be different (read: cater to a demographic that was hitherto ignored). Then, there…

Indigo Deli

The old Deli has moved to Cyber Hub Serves Western Atmospherics: Walk down the length of Cyber Hub and you just cannot miss Indigo Deli, now with prominent signage and an attractive patio area. In that respect, it is as far removed from the dark corner it used to occupy in its previous location in…

Wok Art

Serves Chinese and Thai A surprising island of excellence in an unexpected location Atmospherics: There are a few sectors in Noida that were built exclusively for the armed forces. You can always spot them by the adjoining markets: whereas other markets have grown hip and happening, those attached to the forces’ sectors have remained resolutely…

Travelling with my Chopsticks

What goes round the world, changing yet remaining the same? Marryam H Reshii discovers the answer: Chinese street food In the night market in Taipei, capital of Taiwan, every shopper sauntered around with what looked like a red lollipop. Not to be outdone, I ordered one too. One bite of it, and I was assailed…