A Pinch of Nostalgia and Spice at House of Ming


The Taj Mahal Hotel in New Delhi holds a special place in my heart. From the decadent bull’s eye dessert at Machaan to that chilled cocktail at Rick’s Bar, the hotel and its culinary (and beverage) destinations have been a part of us Delhi-ites’ celebrations, small or large. Another gem here is House of Ming. A Sichuan & Cantonese inspired menu here has been charming the connoisseurs and food lovers of Delhi since time immemorial. So when I was invited for an elaborate meal at House of Ming, of course I…

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Restaurant Review: Ping’s Café Orient

I am a fan of Asian street food. It is soulful, it is wholesome and most importantly it packs all possible flavor profiles. Ping’s Café Orient is a name I’d heard from multiple friends whenever the topic of discussion was about Asian food so I decided to give it a shot. The restaurant is tucked in an old-school market at Lodhi Colony and it’s interiors are reminiscent of a nice neon-lit café in Bangkok. The menu boasts of everything Asian ranging from Baos to street-style noodles and salads. You’d spot…

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Californian Fried Chicken Joint Bruxie Now in India

We all have been enticed by those really satisfying pictures of fried chicken and dips well stacked in metallic platters, mostly seen on Instagram. Hitherto, it was quite difficult to find such deep-fried deliciousness in Delhi NCR. Not that there aren’t any good fried chicken options here but then we have to agree that there aren’t any premium, International level options for the same either. Things change for the greater good of chicken and waffle lovers with the entry of American Waffle & Fried chicken brand ‘Bruxie’. For the first…

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Qla Mehrauli- Just Good Vibes or Good Food Too?

Qla has been long known for its consistent service, an unmatched vibe and the spectacular view of the Qutub Minar that its terrace offers. After having a proper meal there last month, in fact, I would like to add another distinction to this restaurant. When it comes to their food, they surely have an eye for balancing out sophistication & modernity with a mainstream charm in their food. What does that mean? Well, in simple non-Tharoor’ish’ language- their food tastes just as good as it looks.     With their new winter…

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Celebrating 40 Years of Machan- The Iconic Gem in Delhi’s Taj

“We used to line up in front of the Taj Mahal Hotel during night to grab hold of their Cona Coffee that was served for Rs. 4/- at Machan back in our days”, said a middle-aged gentleman who happened to be a patron. Well, this is what spiked my interest in the legacy of Machan- the iconic gem in Delhi’s Taj.  It is easy to see the type of nostalgia that the place ignites in the hearts of the foodies and connoisseurs of the city who have been a part…

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The Gin Lovers’ Paradise: The Gin Garden Brunch at K3, JW Marriott New Delhi


Gin is the next big thing in our country, more so in our lovely capital. Celebrating this wonder liquid, JW Marriott is hosting a gorgeously curated #Ginspired Brunch at their world-cuisine restaurant, K3. The Gin Lovers’ Paradise could be experienced every Saturday afternoon and consists of some of the most beautiful Gin cocktails like the Bombay Punch (a citrusy burst of flavors), Medusa, Rose, smoked Bombay negroni, ‘Drink Me’ and of course the classic G&T done right with the best, Bombay Sapphire Gin. You can enjoy all this & more…

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