Tasty Tangles

Reasonably priced, quality Southeast Asian fare in an informal setting  The crying need of the hour is for an informal restaurant — whether in a mall or outside it — with filling, tasty food at prices that don’t break the bank. I’m grateful that I was dragged by a foodie friend to Tasty Tangles. The…

Kebab Lounge in Jasola

Unknown to many, this hidden gem in a mall serves an authentic Indo – Pakistan menu Hardly anybody visits the Living Style Mall in Jasola, so not many people have heard about Faisal’s Kebab Lounge, which is unfair, because the tiny four-table eatery is one of the few places in our city to boast an…

Ignis

Ignis, the new restaurant in Connaught Place, offers good view, good food Rare is the restaurant that looks like a classic from the day it opens. Yet, that is exactly what Ignis looks like barely a week or two into its inauguration: an icon in the manner of United Coffee House. It has a touch…

From Tokyo, with love

Japanese restaurants will flood the market and Indian regional cuisines will be big If 2007 was the Year of the Chinese Restaurant, 2008 will be the Year of the Japanese Restaurant. Japan bites So far, almost every Japanese restaurant in India served either sushi, teppanyaki or both, but nothing more. Apart from Sakura in Delhi’s…

Malaysian on wheels

I’ve always wanted some enterprising soul to open a Malaysian restaurant in Delhi. The cuisine has more affinity with the Indian palate than, say, Thai, with its many spectacular vegetarian dishes and plenty of spice. So when I was told about Kayalan, a takeaway place started by a Malaysian citizen of Indian origin, my joy…

Ambrosia Bliss

Cuisine: World food Intro: one of the largest restaurants in Connaught Place Atmospherics: whether you choose to sit outside on the two terraces, inside the large naturally lit all-white restaurant, at the bar, in the private dining area or in the nightclub, Ambrosia Bliss embodies the new wave of restaurants that have started to dot…

Amreli

Cuisine: Western, South Indian Intro: The Olive Beach of old makes way for the new kid Atmospherics: Have you ever laboured over a jigsaw puzzle for hours together, and still had a missing piece left over in spite of completing the picture? That’s how you’ll feel when you visit Amreli. It has reverted to Diplomat…

Of Fan, Khajla and Puffs

Light as air and as flaky as a snowdrop – that’s fan for you, never mind the curious name. They’re made by traditional bakers in pockets of Old Delhi, almost always by the Muslim community, and tend to be concentrated in Muslim-dominated localities – Kallan Masjid near Turkman Gate, Pahadi Bhojla and Matia Mahal. They…

Mumbai versus Delhi

Food writer Roshni Bajaj Sanghvi once wrote a piece in Mumbai Boss, a blog about that city, about why she thinks Delhi’s food scores over Mumbai’s. Well, guess what! Here’s why I think Mumbai’s food scene is streets ahead of ours in Delhi. I’m going to have to name communities, but it’s not because I’m…

B Bar

Cuisine: Modern Japanese Blurb: The ambience is deadly and you certainly don’t feel that you’re in a mall, but the food is a shade better than the decor Atmospherics: The music – Asian underground – is one of those love it or hate it things. I personally found it too Indian inspired. The decor on…