How I went from being a poor eater to a foodie

People who know me will say that my appetite is poor. I have never been able to finish food when eating out. If it is a three course meal, be sure that I will be full by the time second course is served. Somehow I was never able to find much pleasure in the act…

Yet another bowl of Ramen in Chennai

I tried Ramen again. This time in GoGo Ramen, a Japanese Ramen restaurant in Chennai.  I have tried Ramen in two other places before. However the taste was not quite the same and it differed from one shop to another. But I loved all the three, probably for their distinct versions. The one I had…

Danish delicacies that will make you swoon

If you are a vegetarian and going to Denmark dreaming about all that good food you could possibly eat, you might be disappointed. Danish cuisine is meat-based and you will not find not more than one option and if you are lucky, two in most restaurants. But that is no reason for not making the…

Nagercoil, where sambar and pulisserry coexist

Adai pradhaman, pulissery olan, ada aviyal and puttu paruppu. They are my favourite dishes my mom makes when I go home. You are mistaken if you think I’m from Kerala. This is a traditional menu in my home town in Tamil Nadu. I hail from Kanyakumari district, which is situated in the Southernmost part of Tamil Nadu….

Sticky rice and seaweed, recipe for longer life

This restaurant in Chennai has always missed my eye. For one it was in a area I do not request and most importantly when I google for top Japanese restaurants Fuji Japanese restaurant does not top the list. So when I visited the place today, it was pleasant surprise. The interiors for me brought the…

Russian Winter Palace in Chennai

Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia was once the official residence of Russian monarchs first built in 1700s. Architecture of the palace resembled that of its European counterparts in the Petrine Baroque style in shades of white and green that resembled snow. So why am I talking about some palace in Russia? You could say…

Japanese cuisine, Teppan style

Teppan is the third Japanese restaurant I have tried in Chennai. Given that it is a Japanese restaurant, vegetarian options were limited and the price was on a higher side. It costs close to Rs 2300 for two people. But the place was cosy and ambiance was good. So  I think I will let it…

Battling caffeine hangover

When you wake up with a very bad headache after gulping down you-forgot-how-many glasses of wine, just the aroma of coffee can stimulate your muddled brain. Take a shot of caffeine, you are almost normal. Coffee is the best hangover medicine. But what if you are suffering a hangover from overdose of caffeine? You just…

An yen for ramen

It was Sunday and I had a yen for ramen. When I searched Zomato, it threw up over 10 restaurants. Somehow Aki Bay Ramen shop caught my eye. At first sight ramen may look like soupy noodles. But they are much more than that. The dish, liked I explained in my previous post, has three…

Cocktail, mocktail and Coffeetail?

I have never tasted a cocktail though I know many. I love the sound of Daiquiri and who doesn’t love a Martini or a Margarita. For people like me, mocktails are the best. I love the blend of fruits that give mocktails unique taste.  But have you ever heard of coffeetails? If there ever was…

Getting high on coffee: Barista training

Is it possible to get high on just coffee? You can, I realised after I attended a barista workshop at the newly launched Lavazza training centre in Chennai. I lost track of how much coffee I drank during the course of the workshop that lasted for over an hour. I learnt about coffee, its origin…

My first Ramen

After reading so much about Japan and its cuisine, it is only natural that I wanted to taste it. Thankfully there was enough Japanese restaurants in South Indian state Chennai and to my knowledge many have cropped up in the last few years alone. This sudden boom is not without reason.  Chennai is renowned as…