Goa is the first thing that probably comes to your mind if a vacation in India is what you are planning for. To me, Goa is that one place where the vibes are chilled out, life seems so colourful and the f&b scene there is just next level good. Goa comes to Bengaluru at JW Kitchen is a food festival you cannot afford to miss if you love Goan cuisine and want to revel in the charm of coastal cuisine, so be prepared as Chef Berna from Goa is all set to cast a spell on you!
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.
I’ve been working in an IT company for over 3 years now and one primary source of entertainment for us folks are the traditionally hosted Team outings which in most cases end up in a restaurant! Adding more salt to the wound is when you’re office is in typical localities, i.e around Whitefield or Marathahalli. So after trying out almost all the eateries in these localities in the form of various types of visits – via office, on my own and blog coverage, there was a period of lul. Not many interesting options were left, and then when I heard the news that Dhaba is opening in Marathahalli, I was like okay this is something that I need to check out as my previous two visits to their Indiranagar outlet were so so good. This 30-year-old brand from Delhi has been expanding gradually and this is their 9th outlet in India, and second in Bangalore.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The folks at Maiyas have always believed in serving healthy food in a clean and ultra-hygienic setup. There is always something new and innovative that comes out from the kitchens of Maiyas restaurant, they are also known for specializing in a variety of Ready to Eat food options, Beverages, Frozen foods, sweets, and snacks. Maiyas recently started offering Millets Thali which is available only on Wednesdays and me along with other blogger friends were invited to get a first-hand feel of this Health Thali.
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.
MISU is the latest entrant to occupy the space of fine dine restaurants serving Pan-Asian cuisine. MISU shares space with The Open Box, another iconic restaurant. This new restaurant is going to curb your cravings for food that’s inspired by traditionally rich cuisines of China, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, and Japan.
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 😀
Big Brewsky is one of the most popular micro-breweries in town which is known for its picturesque ambiance, good food that can satisfy any serious food lover and of course the freshly brewed beers! I have been a frequent visitor as it is located very close to my work place, and secondly the entire experience of dining here is just not about great food and drinks, instead it goes way beyond that as the place has amazingly positive and calm vibes all around.
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.
Airlines has been our go to place whenever we (group of friends!) decide to spend a relaxed and peaceful evening on a weekend, sipping on that hot coffee and taking shelter under your own cars is a nice experience altogether. There are many food joints here that can keep your tummies happy and this post here is going to talk about the latest addition Kulfreeze! This humble shack like outlet specializes in fruit bombs which actually contains no preservatives, artificial color or essence, sounds like a healthy way to enjoy your favorite summer dessert rite?!
Spice Terrace is one of the many premium restaurants housed inside JW Marriott which is located steps away from the lush gardens of Cubbon Park and close to the UB City, the heart of CBD. I was here around a week back to experience the launch of revamped Spice Terrace which also included a delectable Awadhi and North West Frontier food trail designed by Master Chef Abdul Quddus.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.