Journal

29th October, 2013

Indian Accents – November’s SupperClub Delights

Indian Accents – November’s SupperClub Delights

What a month! There’s Diwali, there’s Guy Fawke’s (although this year the two have happened at the same time and the result will probably be London’s loudest night for years, not to mention brightest with two celebratory fireworks occasions happening simultaneously. Then mid-month I’m taking part in Rumble in the Deli, a culinary boxing match of sorts […]

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09th July, 2012

Vij’s, Vancouver

Vij’s, Vancouver

Whilst there was no shortage of great food on my travels through the Americas, the one bit of eating that is dire across South and North America is Indian. There seems to be a disastrous lack of quality Indian restaurants for the discerning diner. By quality, I naturally mean restaurants of a calibre we have […]

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17th March, 2012

Trishna: Marylebone, London

Trishna: Marylebone, London

Having walked by Trishna many times in Marylebone (most notably for dinner at Roganic) and having missed going to its original form in Mumbai, and then nearly going, but not, I finally made it one afternoon. Being one of the quieter Indian restaurants ticking away in London, its Mumbai counterpart is anything but short of […]

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09th March, 2012

Amaya, London

Amaya, London

Curry fact of the day…It was the Portuguese that brought chillies to India! On a slightly different matter, far from the shores of Goa and Lisbon, lies an upmarket, Michelin star Indian restaurant by the name of Amaya, sister of Chutney-Mary, just off a quiet street in Knightsbridge. Now, my quest for quality desi grub in […]

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11th February, 2012

Eating in Khao Lak, Thailand

Eating in Khao Lak, Thailand

Surely one would think that on a beach in Thailand, eateries would be abundant in their offerings and food would be fresher than dew drops at dawn, and while this theory holds water for the most part, it’s only when one gets a dose of ‘tourist’ food that the grumbling starts. Khao Lak, an hour […]

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23rd November, 2011

Rasoi by Vineet Bhatia

Rasoi by Vineet Bhatia

My expedition of discovering London’s best Indian eateries has been quite a roller coaster this year. Just a week short of going back home to India, I thought I’d give it one last shot at one of the  more upmarket and well known haunts, Rasoi by Vineet Bhatia. A chef who’s been making marks since […]

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16th November, 2011

Tamarind, London

Tamarind, London

My earliest memories of tamarind are as a teenager, sitting on top of a bus in South India, plucking the fruit from the tree overhead with my classmates and friends. Ah, those were the days, footloose and fancy-free for the most part, but there we were, plucking the hard brown fruit, snapping them open and […]

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30th October, 2011

Busaba Eathai

Busaba Eathai

Who doesn’t love Thai food? What’s there not to like about it – spicy, tangy, herby, nutritious, healthy and it’s not all about coconut curries as seems to the stereotype. Typical Thai restaurants come under the general umbrella of typical Asian restaurants, whether it’s Chinese or Indian – they all have lengthy menus offering 1001 […]

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29th October, 2011

Roti Chai

Roti Chai

Sometimes you just want a a meal which is hassle-free and simple in an environment where you can just relax, take a break and have some tasty amazing food. Add to that clean and well-lit, friendly service, a little touch of funkiness and you get thoughts of places like Wahaca, Dishoom, umpteen smart tapas bars […]

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02nd October, 2011

Cinnamon Kitchen

Cinnamon Kitchen

The younger sibling of the juggernaut Cinnamon Club, Cinnamon Kitchen, which opened in 2009 has not only gone from strength to strength, but also further established the Cinnamon domination of fine Indian dining in London.  Following on from the Club’s pioneering modern Indian cuisine, Kitchen is a lighter, funkier and more casual venture with an […]

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