DIY on Asian griddles

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Going out to eat in Japan is a pantomime. Visit an authentic Japanese okonomiyaki restaurant; here actions speak more than words. An okonomiyaki (Japanese pancake) course begins with asssorted bowls of ingredients like shredded cabbage (the Hiroshima version has par-boiled soba noodles), chopped up bits of raw seafood, juliennes of gari (pickled pi

Willy Wonkas on a Roll

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Creating chocolate is an interesting mix of art and science. Precise temperature management in tempering, and achieving ingredient harmony for texture and taste are crucial. So is artistic flair. A small band of chocolatiers today are taking the humble nibs from the cacao tree, native to the Amazon rainforest, on a unique magical journey. In [&hell

Calm in a teacup

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Sri Lanka is slowly becoming the traveller’s cup of tea again. After Covid-19 hit tourism, it is banking on its signature teas to bring travellers back. The Pekoe Trail, a 300-km walk through the central highlands is the enticement. The introduction to the 22-stage trail, which can also be customised to suit time demands, is […]

A rum affair with tiki cocktails

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“Additionally, the Indian palate appreciates the balance of sweetness and complexity found in these cocktails,” believes Badh. Rum is a colonial hangover, pun intended, after the British officials started a distillery in Kasauli in Solan in Himachal Pradesh in 1855. The newly launched Hawaiian-themed restobar Waikiki at Mumbai’s Peninsula Grand Hot

Don’t say just cheesesteak

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Insta cuisine is eccentric at best and downright ridiculous at its worst. The ‘Everything is Cake’ trend is a beguiling social media trick of fantasy and reality: imagine you’re looking at a flower pot packed with mud and blooms in the middle. A hand with a knife appears. Flower pot murder isn’t even Agatha Christie’s […]

A 13-course journey in Mumbai’s Bandra

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Décor: Cupped in toasted woody tones, and warm amber, the intimate restaurant brings in 12 teal hip seaters at the sole table, with an informal bar. The counter has been upcycled from a wooden bar top from The Bombay Canteen. Service: You can expect warm, genuine, effortless service. The playlist sets the vibe easily, with […]

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