Journal

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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17th November, 2011

Angela Malik’s Cookery School

Angela Malik’s Cookery School

I first met Angela at the Cinnamon Club Diwali dinner 2011, having had social media, namely Twitter, to thank for the initial vicarious introduction. However, it’s always nicer to meet someone and shake their hand and say hello, like us humans used to do in the last century, and that extra human touch got me […]

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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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09th November, 2011

La Portes des Indes

La Portes des Indes

At first glance, an Indian restaurant with a French name could only spell trouble, that is, until one recalls Indian history to bring up French presence in South India. A picturesque town called Pondicherry harks back to the days of the colonial French, with one of the official languages, till this date, being French. Under […]

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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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02nd October, 2011

Quilon

Quilon

There really is no denying it. The subcontinent of India does have the best food in the world. Since ‘curry’ just so happens to be Britains national dish, it’s incredibly satisfying to find top notch Indian restaurants in London. By Indian, I mean real Indian, and not what is passed of as Indian by incompetent […]

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12th June, 2011

Mint Leaf Lounge

Mint Leaf Lounge

I feel hungry, oh so hungry, I feel hungry and starving tonight! And I’m eating, Everything that I can see in sight! (sung to the tune of I feel pretty, from Westside Story) Us chefs are a funny lot. It’s easy to get us turned on and excited – just bring out the food porn! […]

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