Sriracha Robata and Contemporary Pan Asian Dining – Indiranagar

Grubitizer is back again after a brief hiatus. A lot has happened in the last 2-3 months, a mix of both positive and negative things, but then let’s save that story for some other day. Right now we’re going to talk about your favourite Pan Asian restaurant in the city, Sriracha! I’m sure a lot of you folks will be familiar with this brand, the iconic Pan Asian restaurant in the uber posh property, UB City! So when I heard that they are opening their second outlet in Indiranagar I was happier because it was now closer to my home. Feb 2019 is when this new place opened its doors to excite the gourmands, what sets this particular outlet different from the other one is the presence of two distinctive experiences, the Live Robatayaki and the Cambodian Khmer cuisine. We were here on a Saturday afternoon to check out the offering and the place was packed, like literally. Read on to know more about our dining experience.

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Grand Gardenia Brunch, the finest Sunday Brunch in Bangalore at ITC Gardenia

Sunday Brunches are probably the most sought after weekly event that a lot of folks out there are eagerly waiting for, I personally get tons of messages asking for the best deal out there in Namma Bengaluru and that’s when I get confused, why? Because of so many options available! This post is for people who are looking at having the most exquisite and premium brunching experience, it is about the Grand Gardenia Brunch at ITC Gardenia! The experience is a culinary celebration in its own right which comes alive through the variety of never ending gourmet food on offer.

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Hawker’s Brunch at High Ultra Lounge

High Ultra Lounge brings you the city’s most exciting brunch, the Hawker’s Brunch. The brunch setup is a combination of live stations that will serve Grills, Maki Sushi, exotic Pan-Asian dishes, Desserts and an elaborate set of options for Main Course buffet. The bartenders do an equally good job at keeping you hydrated with amazing cocktail creations based on your choice of liquor. Sunday Brunch has been an evolving trend where every brand is trying to establish its own USP and the ever hungry crowd of Namma Bengaluru welcomes each unique concept with open arms, so what’s so special about High Ultra Lounge? Well, read on to know more about it!

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Tijouri – Radisson Blu Atria Bengaluru

It has been quite some time that I posted a blog about my dining experience, well that doesn’t mean I was out of the scene, just that I was caught up with random trips outside the city and work took a major toll on me! I still managed to visit some new places with great concepts that I shall be talking about them in my subsequent blogs but this post here is about Tijouri, which remains as the most authentic address for tastes from North and South Frontier regions.

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Lunch Scenes at Blue Frog, Church Street

So there are few places in Namma Bengaluru that flash my mind when it comes to describing the ideal nightspot for partying with DJs who are hosting parties, famous international and local bands coming down to play, various live performances and so on. Blue Frog is one among them, and with a location that is right at the centre of the city, it has managed to do extremely well even in the times of turmoil (read as highway alcohol ban and the dull period when church street was getting renovated) But then, Blue Frog being a casual lounge does offer an amazing array of food and cocktail options to choose from and this post here will give you all a quick glimpse of what a meal for two on a quiet Sunday afternoon looked like for me. Plus, they’ve got a new menu as well so let’s jump in straight to check out what it looks like.

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Celebrate the royal food of Punjab – Cubbon Pavilion, ITC Gardenia

Cubbon Pavillion at ITC Gardenia has to be on your wish list if authentic Punjabi cuisine is what you crave for. The spread is designed in a way that lets you taste the cherished family recipes of Chef Arshdeep and it is closer to how typical Punjabi household meal looks like! So you can find an abundance of hand home-made butter, smashed onions and rustic pickles on your table. Read on to know more about our culinary tales of Punjab!

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Temptey’s – Milkshakes & More, BTM Layout

Milkshakes vs. Thick shakes? If you too are in this confusion then you got to visit Temptey’s. Yes, I know not all Bangaloreans will be aware of this brand and that’s when Grubitizer will come to the rescue 😎 So, Temptey’s as a brand is around a year old and they have opened 13 full-fledged outlets across India in this span one year, well this alone speaks loudly of their favoritism among the crowd. BTM Layout gets Bangalore’s first outlet and the place is so vibrant that will please you from the moment you step in.

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Sea Rock – Speciality Seafood Restaurant & Bar, Seshadripuram

Seafood is comfort food to a lot of folks out there (including me).  But in my case I usually don’t get to eat much of these dishes at home, reasons being difficulty in getting your hands on the best ingredients and complexity of preparation as the meat is overly tender when compared to other meats. There are a lot of seafood restaurants across Bangalore that can satiate your cravings, some of the new and some legendary. This post is about one such legendary place, Searock that is serving some of the most authentic coastal dishes since 1985!! This is by far the best seafood meal I have ever had and if you’ve been following me on Instagram then you’ll know what to expect from this post here, if not you definitely gotta read it to know more about what possibly can be called one of the best coastal cuisine restaurants in Namma Bengaluru.

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Mobydick – your friendly neighborhood cafe, Koramangala 5th Block

Welcome to the first post of October!! It’s been quite a while since I covered a Café on my blog, these days it’s the pubs, new menu launches or food festivals that have been doing the rounds. So I immediately agreed to write about Moby Dick when I received an invite for the same, the café in question is located in one of the best spots in Koramangala 5th Block. Mobydick is a  brand owned and promoted by Mysore Bakery & Restaurants Pvt Ltd that also owns Calvin’s, one of the finest Bakery and Patisserie that I have been frequenting since 2012.

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New Cocktail Menu – Bar Uno, JW Marriott Bengaluru

Ever heard of aged cocktails being served in Namma Bengaluru? Well, if you have then please do share the name of the places that serve them in the comments section below and if not then this post is surely going to excite you! Bar Uno, the signature cocktail lounge at JW Marriott recently launched a new menu that offers a range of exquisite drinks that is specially curated by Bar Chef Abhishek Shevade brings with him the technique of creating infused cocktails and is eager to begin the trend of aged cocktails which is fast growing popularity for its mellow, unique characters and flavours.

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Samosa Singh – Electronic City

We all love Samosas, during my young days it was probably one of the cheapest and easily accessible snacks item in my wishlist! When everything around us is evolving for the good, even the humble lil samosa has evolved to become something that makes it even more tempting. This post is going to talk about Samosa Singh, a venture that was started in Feb, 2016 with an objective of reinventing the king of Indian snacks and presenting it to customers in a way that’ll keep it rooted to its ancestors but at the same time twist the characteristic to make it healthier and gourmet kinds.

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Hawker’s Menu at Mamagoto, Indiranagar

The word ‘Mamagoto’ translates to ‘fun with food’ and the chefs here have always managed to surprise us with their offerings. The on going Hawker’s food festival is inspired by the insanely delicious fare served at Hawker’s carts across Thailand. The vibrant platters and amazing cocktails are a visual treat in itself, so read on to know more about what’s offered as part of this food festival that is on until 31st July.

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Alba at JW Marriott – Neopolitan Food Festival

Alba at JW Marriott can be your best bet if you feel like indulging in authentic Italian specials in a premium and cosy setup that shouts elegance from the minute you step in. They’ve got something really exciting that will pamper your taste buds and impart the wonderful culinary traditions of Alba by sending food lovers through a whirlwind of flours and leaving you to crave for more, and all of this is gonna happen through the on-going Neopolitan Food Festival. The set menu is specially curated by International guest chef Nicola Costa, Senior Chef de partie of Hotel Rottnest in Australia. Read on to know more, you can also find details of the Masterclass with Chef Nicola in the post.

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Tobey – Rediscovering the Colonial Era

Welcome to Tobey, a place that can take you on a unique food trip down the colonial era. The restaurant offers an eclectic fusion of traditional Anglo and Colonial cuisine which is sure to give your taste buds a culinary trip to one of the most revolutionary eras. You get to experience the rich history and flavours behind some of the best ancient delicacies. Read on to know more about this new restaurant housed in the busy streets of Koramangala 6th Block.

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No 10 Fort Cochin – Traditional Kerala Coastal Cuisine, St Marks Road

10 Fort Cochin is the latest entrant in CBD area that is all set to serve you some of the authentic dishes from traditional Kerala Coastal cuisine. The restaurant is located prominently on St Marks Road, it is in the same building as the iconic Open Box to be specific. The restaurant specialises in an array of Seafood Grills and roasts, Kerala Sadya along with a host of other coastal preparations.

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Oven Story – Online Pizza Delivery

Pizza is that one food item which I can probably never get bored of, am sure it is the same with a lot of folks who’re reading this post! Back then when I was a kid we had the usual set of big names selling Pizza and gradually this trend moved to pubs and some of them are giving these biggies a big run for their money. Oven Story is one of the successful food start-ups which is focusing on bringing gourmet pizzas right at your door step, yes it is a delivery only model.

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Roll Over – Thai Ice Cream Rolls at Koramangala 5th Block, Bangalore

One thing which probably sells the most during summer season after Mangoes is Ice Cream and this post here is dedicate to one such Ice Cream joint located in the busy streets of Koramangala that serves Thai style ice cream rolls along with special dessert jars, exotic sundaes and not to forget, their signature dessert called Roll Over’s Chocolate Karma. The brand takes pride in selling 100% vegetarian ice creams which means it can cater to 100% of the ice cream lovers, doesn’t it make life easier when you go there in large groups 😀

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Aamlicious Food Festival at Khandani Rajdhani

Mango is considered to be the king of fruits and the onset of this season is that time of the year where countless Mango lovers rush to get their hands on anything and everything that has the deliciousness of this fruit. Khandani Rajdhani is celebrating the season of Mangoes by letting you relish in an array of lip smacking delicacies which are all derived from Aam.

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Matsuri – The Chancery Hotel: A Japanese Affair!

Japanese food is known for its sophisticated and refined ways of cooking which is said to have a healthier balance of filling in well controlled proportions, it is presented beautifully in tiny dishes and plates and as they say, dining here encourages you to ‘eat with your eyes’, and not just savor the taste. Matsuri at the Chancery Hotel is the place you would not want to miss if you are craving for authentic Japanese food in Bangalore.

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Celebrate Christmas at Santa’s Feast – Flechazo

Flechazo means love at first sight, and this is exactly what happens when you come here for a meal as the entire dining  journey takes you way beyond the norms of munching food, instead it is a wonderful experience altogether. Flechazo takes pride in serving food that is inspired by two famous culinary regions – Mediterranean and Asian, MedeterrAsian cuisine as they say! During this festive season Flechazo has incorporated a brilliant spread which is part of their on-going food festival – Santa’s Feast! I was here on an invite to experience the same and trust me, the vibes inside are nothing short of that in a carnival.

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Rayalseema Ruchulu – Authentic Telugu Cuisine, Indiranagar

The one thing that strikes your mind when you hear the word Rayalseema is super spicy food. So I was all prepared to spit fire when I got an invite to check out this humble looking place located in Indiranagar called Rayalseema Ruchulu (RR), which translates to Taste of Rayalseema. The brand which was set up in 2004 brings out the best in traditional style cooking of the famous Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh. I was here for lunch on a weekday along with a couple of friends, and this post here talks about my dining experience.

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Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) – Palm Oil Demystified

Most of us would be familiar with Palm Oil and various health benefits associated with it. Well, to be frank I was vaguely aware about it but the recent session I attended which was conducted by Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) which did impart a lot of fruitful and fact based information. They say Palm Oil is said to be a nature’s gift to Malaysia and, Malaysia’s gift to the world!

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