Feeding frenzy in Saigon, Vietnam

Yes yes i know i am late by almost  month to write this food blog but life happened and my blogging got relegated to ‘i should do this some day’. I took my ‘not-so-solo’ trip to Vietnam last month and i had a blast – to say the least. My friend accompanied me for a…

Holiday post – Mangalore

Mangalore is home and whenever I am here my brains don’t function. It is so relaxing here and so silent, you really want to shut down. What I normally do when at home, is that I sleep, read and eat. Speaking of eating it actually took me to eat some amazing food today to wake…

Memories and Possessions

I don’t shop during holidays and very little when not on one (ok that isn’t entirely true…). You can say i have consciously stopped buying unnecessary stuff so i can travel more than i already do. While i avoid picking up random ‘things’ from my trips,  I usually like to bring a part of what…

Highway Gomantak: Fresh fish trail

Fresh fish can be bought from the market and made at home. And this happens every week at my place. But what if you are extra lazy on an extra long weekend? And what if your cooks are also in that ‘i don’t want to cook no-more’ mode? So the lazy blogger made her way…

F(e)asting during Ramzan: A Bohri meal experience 

Did you know you eat lesser when you sit on the floor cross-legged to eat versus sitting at a dining table? Did you know that roasted garlic and chillies help you digest mutton and other heavy meals? Did you know that no morsel of food goes waste at a Bohri wedding and that the thaal…

Love makes my world go round..

Valentine’s day and love is all over your timeline. But what do we truly really love? It took me 38 years and a long hard look myself to come to a conclusion of what or who i truly love. Since i always think in lists, here is a list of things i love or who…

Chashu Ramen @ Fatty Bao

Chashu ramen. Pork stock in bacon with braised pork belly, marinated soft boiled egg and scallion. This sounds and tastes like heaven. This is half a portion enough to feel happy and satiated. This had a generous portion of corn, sprouts, long green onions which are typically Japanese in origin Chashu is actually pork belly that…

Nothing is better than home cooked food…

When there are times you want to eat some home cooked food, but dont have the heart or the strength to cook that’s when Ma’Swad comes to the rescue.  The brainchild of Dinesh Kamath, this eatery looks quite non-descript on the outside and you can easily miss it amongst the long line of eateries in…