A lot of you must have heard of Sriracha, the popular spicy sauce that’s typically served in Vietnamese and Thai food, but in this post, I am going to talk about Sriracha that’s the newest Pan-Asian restaurant housed in the uber premium property of UB City. I was here a month back for a nice round of Saturday lunch where we got to experience the new menu curated by Chef Vikas Seth who also takes lead at Sanchez, my all-time favourite Mexican restaurant in Namma Bengaluru. A laid-back afternoon it was and we were glad to catch up with Chef Vikas himself who started the proceedings with the signature Sriracha’s Som Tam which we all loved, it is a green papaya salad that’s prepared on your table. But this is not it, read on to know more about our entire journey across all the courses of our meal.
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.
Maravanthe, Indiranagar – Seafood Restaurant
A couple of weeks back, hunger pangs led us to explore this new Seafood place in Indiranagar called Maravanthe, which also happens to be one of the most beautiful beaches in South Canara region of Karnataka! This post talks about our dining experience here and if you are a seafood lover you ought to know about this place!
612 East – Indiranagar
612 East is the newest party place in the busy space of Indiranagar, the thumb rule followed here will definitely want you to check this place out and am sure you’re gonna fall in love with it. In their words – There is beauty in simplicity. Created, keeping in mind and soul all the elements that make a destination a home i.e Water, Fire, Air and Earth, 612 East has been designed to let its guests enjoy the simple pleasures that all come together to make a great time out. Whether it be great food, a signature drink, the music you love or impeccable service, 612 East hits home on all fronts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lunch scenes at the newly opened brewery called The Whitefield Arms!
Whitefield used to be one of those places where folks of Bangalore had to think twice before heading there, there are two main reasons for this: 1) Lot of IT parks which remind you of your workplace 2) Scarcity of good restaurants and pubs. Well, I can’t comment about the former as that is still the case with most of us 😀 but, in recent times there has been an upward trend in the quality of restaurants you find in Whitefield. I remember everyone in our office going gaga over Whitefield Social when it was launched, soon there were players like Beer Cafe, The Irish House and Biergarten that came into existence and all of a sudden you realize that Whitefield is not a bad place at all! This post talks about The Whitefield Arms which is a part of The Waverly Hotel & Residences group. TWA is a modern British styled pub located in a peaceful corner of VR Bengaluru.
48 East – Gourmet Asian Food!
48 East is the latest entrant which has managed to create a positive buzz in the online food delivery business. It is a food startup inspired by Asian cuisine and takes pride in serving the best of Asian gourmet food right at your doorstep. Like most of the other online delivery models, this one too offers a weekly changing menu so do keep an eye on their website to know what’s in store on any given day.
KFC – Hangout Cafe at Koramangala!
KFC, Kentucky Fried Chicken is a subsidy of Yum! Brands and it is easily the most popular chicken restaurant in the world. KFC was first opened in 1930 and since then has has witnessed positive growth with time, there are umpteen options for a chicken lover and at the same time vegetarian folks haven’t been left out. Their current count of restaurants stands at 18,875 spread across 118 countries (over 300 in India alone!). All their outlets look alike and this probably makes them a bit less interesting, but then folks at KFC have now come up with a new theme called ‘Hangout’ with KFC, an all-new concept store that is fun, earthly and vibrant.
Helloo Delhi – Koramangala
Koramangala doesn’t shy away from options when it comes to choosing a dining destination, the entire space is packed with every kind of restaurant you can ever imagine of. But then I personally feel that there are relatively few restaurants that cater to true North Indian cuisine. Helloo Delhi is one such place located at the heart of Koramangala, 4th block to be specific (lil ahead of Flipkart Signal when traveling towards Sony world), the brand is well established and their first outlet is located in HSR Layout which was opened 3 years ago.
Health Juice Centre, Bellandur
Health Juice Centre is a nice lil outlet located slightly in the interiors of Bellandur (on road beside Tipsy Bull) and as the name suggests this place deals with food and beverages options that are inclined on the healthier side. Menu here comprises of two sections – Sandwiches and Health Juice/Milkshake, every preparation can be had in two sizes, either Medium or Large.
Made In Punjab – UB City, Lavelle Road
Made in Punjab (MIP) made its presence felt in Bangalore on 23rd September in the most fun and entertaining way, just the way Punjabi’s are known to celebrate. Since then, it has been the go to place for a lot of folks who wish to indulge in authentic Punjabi flavors and interesting set of cocktails and mocktails. MIP is a part of massive restaurants, a venture curated by Zorawar Kara who is also the man behind premium brands like Farzi Cafe, Masala library and Pa Pa Ya. Continue reading
Hoppipola – Kalyan Nagar
The word Hoppipola strikes a near nostalgic connect as this place was frequented a lot during my engineering days. It was the preferred destination because of its exciting and energetic ambiance in a funky rooftop setup, combine it with brilliant pricing and you have very less reasons to skip visiting this place. I have visited the Indiranagar and Church Street outlets umpteen number of times and when I heard that it has now opened in Kalyan Nagar it was good news, mainly for people who stay close by as there are very few happening joints in the vicinity.
Weekend Staycation at Grand Mercure Mysuru
Mysore is the cultural capital of Namma Karnataka, so a visit to this place will make so much more sense when your stay here has all the elements of its rich heritage that revolves around art, music and rich traditions. Grand Mercure Mysuru is one such premium retreat situated in the middle of the city that celebrates royalty along with the guests. The picturesque property houses 146 premium rooms across various categories along with 14 suites. It has all the facilities one can imagine to get that perfect stay, be it business or leisure.
Three Dots & a Dash, Indiranagar
Three Dots & a Dash is probably that one place in Bangalore which takes you to the tropical setting of Hawaii the moment you step in. The name Three Dots & a Dash comes from a drink which was made by one of the greatest cocktail creators ‘Don the Beachcomber, and it symbolizes the letter ‘V’ in Morse Code. V stands for victory which by default means celebration and the drink here was created as a tribute to the American soldiers who fought beside him during World War 2. I was here as part of their anniversary celebrations along with other bloggers which also marked the launch of their new cocktail and food menu.
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.