I did undertake the Indore journey having seen inviting clicks on Instagram of grub at the Sarafa Bazaar night food market. But, a train journey from Mumbai to Indore and fascinating conversations around food with fellow travellers beckoned a culinary exploration beyond Sarafa's nocturnal food escapades. I loved how people stared at my friends and me in amazement at the mention of our reason to travel to Indore being only to try out its gastronomic offerings. They then were happy to pitch in their knowledge of local food to help us have a memorable time in Indore.
So here are some food/places we tried out based on recommendations recieved on our train journey that formed an interesting part of our culinary exploration of Indore:
The city of Indore in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh has a rocking night food scene albeit vegetarian in the form of Sarafa Bazaar. This place is a jeweller's market by the day but around 9 pm transitions into a street food paradise that attracts tourists and locals alike for its delectable offerings.
From my food escapade in Sarafa Bazaar I have picked up 10 things you must eat amongst the numerous food delights this place has to offer.
Mumbai or rather India would not have been the same had the Parsis and later Iranis not arrived on its soil and imbibed it with their beautiful culture. While their contribution to the business world is remarkable, their distinct, gastronomy is equally illustrious and in a way through the century old Iranis cafés is also the foundation of the eating out and socialising culture in many cities of the country especially Mumbai.
Hence, it comes as no surprise that when millions of Mumbaikars seek nostalgic food experiences in the city, they find themselves landing up at the handful of Irani cafes, bakeries and Parsi dairies still surviving in the city. Bun maska, brun maska, Irani chai, phaeteli coffee, berry pulao, kheema ghotala, patra ni macchi, mawa cake, akuri, poro, mawa ni boi – the list of their culinary enchantments is extensive and one that every Mumbaikar loves to indulge in without drilling a hole in his/her pocket. I, like most Mumbaikars, am a zealous fan of Parsi and Irani food and always on the lookout for experiences that can educate me more about these two, closely related communities.
Since I am blessed with a sweet gum, I have a proclivity for desserts and I am always looking out for new sugar treats to sample during my travels. While most of us have indulged in Baklava and it is the most popular Middle Eastern sweet, there are other sweet treats one should definitely not miss out on whilst travelling to the Middle East.
Below are six such delightful sweet treats:
A visit to this incredible cafe had been on my culinary bucket list for a long time. Hence, I was eagerly looking forward to my trip to Abu Dhabi to experience its food and hospitality. Traditional meeting contemporary, luxury coupled with finesse, grandeur with a touch of warmth was what I experienced when I went in for an afternoon tea here. The menu was riveting and sumptuous to match the plush settings of this opulent cafe and I could not wait to indulge in their gastronomic marvels.
So, here is a look at my gluttony at this magnificent cafe:
I have an inclination for chilled delights and thus love indulging in different kinds of ice-cream whenever I get a chance.
So, here is a list of 6 such international ice-creams, I believe one should not miss out on trying during their trips round the globe:
1. This is the irresistible, rich, velvety DARK CHOCOLATE flavored soft ice cream comprising of authentic Santo Domingo chocolate. I stumbled upon this divine treat at the Godiva Chocolate Café, Dubai. It is nothing short of a regal indulgence and an absolute foodgasmic experience for whom bitter chocolate is bae. For all those attempting to eat this ice-cream all by themselves, do note it is one heavy and filling treat so do work up a decent appetite when you decide to indulge in it.
Dubai has numerous dining options that bring the different , delicious world cuisines to residents and tourists alike. While it's a difficult task to cover all eateries in Dubai in a week's time. I did make it to a few of them and had a beautiful experience.
Here is a look at 6 such special gluttony encounters I had:
Delicious, traditional Emirati food coupled with a chic ambiance and affable service make the dining experience at Logma, Dubai a memorable one. In one visit it is practically impossible to try out a lot of dishes. But, I did end up trying different preparations for breakfast and indeed felt content with my indulgence.
So, here is a look at my gluttony at this restaurant:
1. TRADITIONAL BREAKFAST PLATTER:
The traditional Emirati breakfast platter at Logma was one gluttonous meal comprising of the following:
One cannot visit London and not indulge in FISH & CHIPS. Seen in the image is a generous portion of home fries and fresh batter-fried cod served along with green peas. This was one delicious, hearty meal I had at Liberty Bounds in near Tower of London.
I thoroughly enjoyed MEXICAN BURGER from Handmade Burger Co. in Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh. This burger came packed with comprising of handmade Mexican salsa, hand crushed avocado, tortilla chips, chipotle sauce, jalapenos, tomatoes, lettuce, red onions and a well-done, juicy meat patty. Devouring it was indeed a foodgasmic experience. Also, the ambiance of the restaurant and it beautiful location overlooking the sea added to the overall experience,
The mention of Scotland conjures up images of picturesque landscapes, bagpipers in tartan kilts, whiskey distilleries, scenes from Mel Gibson's movie Braveheart and much more.
My day began by leaving the city of Edinburgh at the break of dawn for Loch Ness situated in the highlands or the region nestled to the north and west of Highland Boundary Fault zone.
The road leading up to the highlands is very scenic and you begin to experience the beauty of this land early on into this journey soaking into the sights of bens or mountains, lochs or lakes and glens or valleys as the Scots refer to them.
- Regional Indian Food & Travel enthusiast