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Experience The Impeccable Taste of Thai Right At The Heart of Delhi

For those of you who follow me strongly on social media might be aware of my previous vacation in Thailand. Visiting Thailand has always been very close to my heart for a number of reasons and of them definitely lies to be its cuisine. The delicious Thai assortments are delicacies every foodie would hold close to heart. Especially after a visit to the Pattaya night market where you get to see a huge spread of Thai delicacies at the most pocket-friendly prices, I bet your heart would definitely crave for the place after you leave it behind.

And when my hunger pangs still couldn’t get over from the hangover of Thai food, “The Taste of Thai” festival at Blooms, Eros Hotel, came to a perfect rescue. While Delhi boasts of multiple Thai cuisine outlets, however discovering the true authentic flavours especially in a set up that reminds of complete Thai culture, is rare to find. And herein, stands out the exclusivity of Eros Hotel, Nehru Place.

The “Taste of Thai festival” that opened its door to the guests on the 13’th of April with an elaborate ceremony that was graced by the presence of esteemed Ambassador of Thailand would run at Blooms Restaurant till 28th April.

The opening day also saw the breathtaking performances by Thai personnel who performed to the intricacies of Indian “Katthak” and live musical performances by singers from Thailand.

The menu has been curated by Chef Nikhil Rastogi wherein he has taken meticulous care of each and every aspect of the Thai cuisine.

The best part is that you have live counters preparing your desired Thai delicacy and serving them with perfection at your table.

The impeccable tastes along with the variety of Thai specialities at the festival is what makes the festival so exclusive and a must visit.

Moreover to offer its guests every authentic flavours of Thailand, there are enthralling set ups created to offer a perfect experience of the Thai culture. The decor, the cuisine along with the music everything combines to take you to the land of Thailand.

The Salad Bar is a must visit to experience the hands on feel of Thai salad prepared by a Thai master chef with unadulterated tastes and flawless perfection. All kinds of appetizing salads with uninterrupted Thai flavors are there for you to try on:

Somtam (Raw Papaya Salad)

Thai papaya salad with roasted peanuts, carrots and long leans in a chilli – lemon dressing

Yum pla krob mamuang (Crispy Fish Mango Salad)

Deep fried crispy fish with spicy mango salad with onion and peanuts

· Larb Gai ,(minced chicken salad)

Thai minced chicken with roasted sticky rice and peanuts.

Here is a quick glance what the Taste of Thai has in Store For You

Gai satay (Chicken)chicken satay marinated with lemon grass ,galangal , light soya sauce milk, salt , turmeric powder

Goong (prawn ) marinated with lemon grass ,galangal , light soya sauce milk, salt , turmeric powder

· Pae (lamb ) marinated with lemon grass ,galangal , light soya sauce milk, salt , turmeric powder with Peanut sauce , sweet chili sauce , Thai chilli dressing

Curry Section

The curry counter has all sorts of vibrant flavors to offer you.

Kaeng ga rhue phak(Mixed vegetables in yellow curry coconut powder , palm sugar, kafir lime, salt)

Kaeng khiew waan kai(chicken in red curry coconut powder , palm sugar, kafir lime, salt)

Goong samun prai( Sweet & sour tamarind prawn with green curry crisp thai basil curry coconut powder , palm sugar, kafir lime etc.

The Fry Counter has an equally delicious journey to offer.

Delicacies like Thod man khao phod (corn cake)- Deep fried corn cake served with cucumber salad, Pho pia phak (Vegetable Spring Rolls) – Crispy fried vegetable spring rolls served with sweet chilli sauce, Kiew thod (Crispy Wonton) -Deep fried minced vegetables wrapped wonton served with sweet chilli sauce seem divine flavours to indulge in.

Deep fried fish cake served with peanut cucumber sauce, Kra thong tong gai (Chicken Golden Baskets), Delicate Golden Baskets with filling of chicken and vegetables, Kra thong tong goong (Prawn Golden Baskets) etc. Make the journey truly appetizing.

Deep fried fish cake served with peanut cucumber sauce, Kra thong tong gai (Chicken Golden Baskets), Delicate Golden Baskets with filling of chicken and vegetables, Kra thong tong goong (Prawn Golden Baskets) etc. Make the journey truly appetizing.

There’s much more to the menu but I leave behind it as a journey to explore yourself. And all these appetizing flavors only at an affordable price of 1999 INR plus taxes.

Kudos to Chef Nikhil Rastogi and The Entire Team of Eros Hotel New Delhi who have so perfectly managed to bring in the vibes right in the heart of Delhi.

The festival would go on till 28th April and if you are a Thai food fanatic, it should never be given amiss.

Satiate Your Love For Traditional Lost Recipes with The Mitti Ki Khushboo Festival in Rennaissance Mumbai

We all nurture a hidden love for those age old recipes that have lost their presence in the worls of pizzas and paastas. And realizing that Renaissance Mumbai has curated an amazing festival for you .

Shaahi Gilaawat Kebab (1)

Fast or Foreign-food can sometimes be a winner when it comes to lunch or dinner in our fast-paced, on-the-move lives. But there is an inherent feeling of something that’s missing for your taste-buds and tummy.  And that’s nothing but the lip-smacking, authentic dish cooked traditionally by our great grandmother that brings moistness to our palate just by a mere mention. No matter how much we actually relish the lust of Italian, Continental or other such dishes, our heart still warms to that magic of traditional food. Renaissance Mumbai is all excited to host Mitti Ki Khushboo festival which revives the lost recipes through the secret of the soil at Nawab Saheb.

Chef Yunus Khan Ka Paneer (1)The menu has been constructed with dishes that are an indispensable part of most Indian thalis with their tasteful variations and peculiarities. The curated menu includes Mitti ka Tandoor dishes such as Gulberi Paneer Tikki, Kankwari Maas, Gokarna Lobster, Gharapur ki Machchli and  Balti ki bhatti preparations like Korari ki Seekh, Belekari ka Jheenga. Mitti Ka Tawa dishes like Jari Bazaar ki Tikki, Luni ki Machchi along with Khurja dishes Khurjewala Murgh, Dahi ki Taliyah and others are included.  Shirazi Kofte, Matke ki Dal, Yakhni Biryani, etc. are the Matka cooked dishes.

Deg preparations like Kaju Makhana ka Deg, Baradari Kaju Kadhai and many more. All this is accompanied by a variety of rice and Indian breads. To top it off, the appealing desserts will include Mishti Doi, Lacchedar Rabri, Matkewali Basundi and other traditional items.

Khoya Awadh (1)Come explore all that our ancient food traditions have to offer and eat as our ancestors ate, delicious food made in clay pots and pans, forever carrying the scent of the soil with them.

 What: Mitti Ki Khushboo

When: 16th to 25th March ‘18

Where: Nawab Saheb, Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel

Time: 07.00 pm – 11.30 pm

Taste the secrets buried deep under the earth during the Mitti Ki Khushboo festival at Nawab Saheb

This Property In Nehru Place is the Perfect Valentine’s Day Destination

Love is in the air and you can feel it everywhere! Well, Valentine’s Day is knocking the door and you might be still in two minds about where to drop in for the perfect Valentine’s Day dinner or lunch. If you are a resident of The Capital City, then there is this plush property that can be the perfect location for chalking out your best Valentine’s Day celebration. And well, if your beloved is a core foodie, this is indeed the best destination to hunt in.

I am talking about none other than the Eros Hotel at Nehru Place!

Love knows no boundaries, so do the chefs at Eros Hotel Nehru Place!

 

Let’s See What’s In Store For You At This Exotic Property

Take your beloved on a romantic date and spend a perfect evening over an elaborate buffet dinner, premium beverages with live entertainment at Blooms restaurant. Or head straight to Empress of China restaurant where a specially curated menu of soulful food with premium beverages and live entertainment awaits you and your loved ones.

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No Valentine’s day is complete without desserts! So let’s add sweetness to this special day by relishing or gifting delightful desserts to your loved ones from Sweet n Crusty at Eros Hotel. Tiramisu, Red Velvet Cup, Berry Cheese Cake, Heart Shape Mould Chocolate, Pink Forest Cake, Apple Berry Crumble among many irresistible varieties of desserts are crafted to give a perfect flavour to this beautiful day.

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Come, celebrate the warmth of togetherness and rejoice this special day only at Eros Hotel, Nehru Place.

 

Venue: Eros Hotel, Nehru Place

Details of Your Valentine’s Day Plans 

Blooms –

Blooms Coffee ShopDate: 14th Feb

Timings: 7pm to 11pm

Price per person: 2999 + taxes

 Empress of China –

empresshotelDate: 14th Feb

Timings: 7pm to 11pm

Price per person: 2495 + taxes

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Sweet n Crusty

Timings: 8am to 8pm

Valid from 12th – 16th Feb

For details or bookings, please contact 011 41223344

So get your Valentine’s Day plans set with this exclusive property located in the heart of Delhi NCR.

What You Shouldn’t Miss In Rang De Basanti Urban Dhaba: a Complete Culinary Guide

Rang De Basanti Urban Dhaba Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Punjabi cuisine has always been my soft corner of taste. The delectable tandooris, the smokey grills, the soft, mouth melting daal makhani are some dishes for which the love never dies.

And especially when you are in the Capital City, the amazing colors of the Punjabi assortments just cannot be missed out. But out of the huge bunch of food outlets that Delhi offers to you for the amazingly delicious Punjabi taste, it is indeed difficult to make the correct pick.  So let us help you a bit by offering you the perfect choice for the Indian cuisine in Delhi.


A few days back I chanced to visit Rang De Basanti, The Urban Dhaba located in Hauz Khas Village and undoubtedly I can claim this outlet to be the paradise for every North Indian foodie. Let me share what’s in store for you at the vibrant, bustling, quirky eatery.


Let’s start the journey with some incredible drinks that this superb eatery has to offer:

Chacch{ To Be More Familiar, Butter Milk}


Though Rang De Basanti has traditional Punjabi dishes, but they decide to offer every dish with a perfect twist and their Chaach is not an exception.


The Tadka Chaach with the fine sprinkling of coriander and cumin tadka proves that even usual butter milk can be given a great innovative taste if mixed with the correctly chosen spices.

The Chaach is also available in flavors of Theekha( a bit chilly and spicy) as well as the plain one.

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Range De Basanti’s Desi Lassi that comes both in the sweet as well as salty varieties are also enriched in tastes with their rich creamy curd textures, heavy enough to quench your thirst and your hunger to a great extent.

Coming to starters, Rang De Basanti once again maintains its ritual of combining the usual conventional Punjabi delicacies with a punch of innovation and their starter menu establishes so to a great extent.

Naanchos

In Love with Naachos? Rang De Basanti has its exclusive version of Nachos, the “Naancho” with Mutton Keema. If wondering what exactly it is, let me elaborate a more.


These were naans shaped and cut in the form of Nachos, a bit harder in texture than the ordinary naans. Naanchos served with mutton keema as a dip is indeed the Punjabi version of the famous Nachos.

Mahi Ambarrasiya

Being a Bong I am a fish fanatic and this dish from the house of RDB fulfilled my cravings for crispy fish to the core. Crispy, crunchy fish fried and served with an exclusive RDB chutney is a dish you cannot afford to miss.

Tangdi Oye Hoye

A lovely chicken legpiece starter smoked to perfection with amazing spices and served with chutney specialties from Rang De Basanti.

Mains: Authentic Punjabi Delicacies On Your Plates

Soya Rara

Soft soyabean pieces served in the form of minimal gravy, commonly known as champ in a tangy, semi-spicy form.

Bhayankar Kadi Chaawal

If you are taken aback by the name, then let me unfold the history behind its nomenclature. It’s not the typical Delhite Kadi Chaawal, but presented with culinary twists. It comes in the form of deep fried balls which contain rice and is served with the Indian curry “Kadhi”.

Hari Mirch Ki Roti

Whichever curries you may try, the Hari mirch ki roti is a must accompaniment for a twist in the normal breads.

Meat Chawal

In case you are a rice addict like me then meat chawal that is basically a pulao with mutton pieces is worth a try.

Dessert Speciality

To end your lavish meal in the perfect manner, the Bhayankari Meetha Paan, an In-house icecream served with beetle leaf and gulkand is a definite try.

Rang De Basanti’ s “Bhayankar” (Danger) Alert

The Dishes with “Bhayankari” taglines are not to be missed at all. While the term “ Bhayankari” is quite misleading with indication to dangerous, but in Rang De Basanti Urban Dhaba, every dish is Bhayankari considering its killing goodness and finger-licking tastes.


So whenever you visit Rang De Basanti Urban Dhaba, never forget to give a try to the signature “Bhayankari” dishes.