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Far & East: Flavours of The Orient

Pan-Asian cuisines have caught the fancy of connoisseurs and food critics alike. Fine-dines offering interestingly curated menus rich with yuzu, kaffir lime, shiitake mushrooms, daikon radish, galangal and other intriguing ingredients from the Far East and South East Asia are today found across the streets of cities that stretch from Boston to Bangalore. There is a surge in demand for Pan-Asian food, considered healthier and tastier to conventional Western diets. And world-class hotel brands ...

Ssaffron – Incredibly Indian

Walk into any Indian restaurant and you’re sure to be overwhelmed by the aroma of spices and flavours that emanate from the kitchen. Being one of the most dynamic cuisines worldwide, bringing together food cultures, dining traditions and regional produce from across India’s states onto one restaurant menu is a herculean task. But Ssaffron, the signature Indian restaurant at Shangri-La Hotel, Bengaluru manages this pretty well. Ambience As you exit the lift on the 18th floor of ...

Maki Brunch

Sunday brunches anywhere in the world are elaborate affairs. But can get ooh-so-monotonous. Come to think of it…the same mundane platters, counters with endless queues, pots of oil-soaked curries and sinfully sweet desserts. We decided to nonetheless give a Sunday brunch a try and headed to ITC Gardenia in Bengaluru. Spread across three chic restaurants in the luxury hotel, this brunch was presented with an appetizing twist. Rows and rows of flavourful delicacies from the Land of the ...

Brunch with Coastal Twist

The Indian port city of Mangalore is heralded for its diverse cuisine that takes inspiration from communities like the Bunts, Konkani-speaking Saraswat Brahmins and Christians, amongst others. An overnight road journey from India’s Silicon Valley Bengaluru, Mangalore boasts of a distinct variety of appetizers like biscoot roti (puffed flour balls coated with semolina and stuffed with spices), mains like tendli bebbe upkari (a preparation of ivy gourd and cashews) and desserts like patholi ...

Hacks to Crack Buffets

How often have you strolled out of a buffet feeling you should have eaten that over this, or eaten more than you actually did? The feeling of not having gotten your money’s worth is common amongst all buffet regulars. A must-do feature for dining destinations across the globe, buffets promise a time to eat-all-you-want. But can you really eat all you want? “No” say chefs who state that an average person can at best consume only 350 gms of food at a time. With varied consumption and ...