Saturday, July 27, 2013

Sausage Ravioli

Things Needed:

Chicken Sausages
Marinara Sauce

Method of Preparation:

1. Chop onions and tomatoes and garlic. Dice in the same size for even cooking.
2. Boil diced sausages. Thaw and saute. Set aside.
3. In a pan, add some oil, onions and tomatoes and cook till it turns golden brown.
4. Add 1 table spoon of Sugar and Salt to taste.
5. Add Marinara sauce to the mix and stir well while keeping the flames medium.
6. Add sausages to the mix. Let it boil for a moment.
7. Garnish it with shredded greens.

Perfect as either a standalone dish or a side to Momos/ Breads/ Rice Cakes. 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Comfort Food- Classic Stuffed Chicken

To me, Food is taste, authenticity and comfort.  Benitos' House Special , Classic Stuffed Chicken is on top of my most favorite comfort foods ever. 

Classic Stuffed Chicken is a perfectly balanced dish which brings together  tender chicken stuffed with sausages and salamy topped with a delicious gravy, a portion of mashed potatoes,french fries, garlic bread and pineapple in sweet apple sauce

Priced at a justifiable INR 365/-, this cuisine is definitely going to please you at dinner. 

Benitos, Sarjapur Road, Bangalore.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Happy Sunday!

Bangkok's China Town

Our last night in Bangkok. I had covered pretty much everything I had in my custom-made itinerary except a visit to China Town, one among the busiest streets of Bangkok. We hired a Tuk-Tuk which took us to end of the main Chinatown street. The place was crowded with pedestrians, vehicles, street hawkers and shop owners. It was slightly raining, but it didn't affect the daily functioning of these people at all. We stopped at a Pa Tong Go Shop for a quick bite.

Pa Tong Go is a famous Thai Dessert which is basically grilled rice buns with hot coconut, chocolate or strawberry syrup. 

Definitely not a waste of TBH 10.

We were pretty hungry, so was eager to find a decent yet new taste. We entered an alley, where we saw this beautiful little lady selling Pork Rice (TBH 40). 

Boiled white rice topped with salted and roasted pork slices, egg and a sweet gravy. That was brilliant. We quickly cleaned our plates and went for a second round. 

We were about to head back, when we saw this beauty! Grilled Octopus. We were given a 4-5 pieces in a plastic bag, seasoned with a light chili sauce. It was salty, spicy and delicious. 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Its a Wonderful Morning!

Hot and Crispy!

South Indian Treat at Adyar Anandha Bhavan.

I am not a fan of South Indian cuisine especially the ones from Tamil Nadu. Certain of their flavors wont agree with me and I am yet to figure out that particular flavor. So to be on the safer side, I tend to avoid Tamil cuisines whenever possible.

Last week I went with a friend to the famous South Indian chain, Adyar Anandha Bhavan. Initially I was a little hesitant to order for myself as the memories of an unpleasant flavor experience came floating up, when I saw the range of curries on display.

But I went against what my instinct had suggested and ordered a plate of Chapattis and Kurma, while my friend opted to have the Veg Thali (Meals on a Plate). 

Chappatti- Kurma , Parathas- Kurma

Veg Thali (Before & After)

I was surprised at the quality of the food I had. The Chappattis (INR 45) were soft and hot and it went well with the delicious Vegetable Kurma.

I quickly finished my round and chose Parathas, (INR 45) over Chappattis for the second, with a kurma variant. And Brilliant it was.

Adyar Anandha Bhavan might not be the best of its kind, but a must-visit for those who are longing for a south indian treat.

Located at BDA Complex, HSR Layout, Bangalore.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

The Food Court of Soul Space Spirit

Soul Space Spirit Mall (Bellandur Central) is a busy mall located rather inconveniently under the Bellandur Outerring road fly-over - Bangalore.

Heard about the new food court which just opened on its 5th floor and went there sunday noon to give it a try.

There weren't many vendors and so the choices were limited. I saw a couple of pizza and ice cream joints and also a very limited line of fast food counters. Kolkatta Express, China Town, Juice Shop, Hot Peel, Namma Sagar and a Momo Station were open at the time.

I chose to try the Chinese and Bengali stations. Ordered a Chilli Garlic Chicken Noodles and a Chilli Fish Gravy from China Town and a Chicken Lachha Roll along with a portion of Chicken Biriyani from Kolkatta Express.

The Chinese food was mediocre with no big letdowns or happy surprises,  So was the Biriyani from Kolkatta Express. But the Lachha Roll was brilliant. It was spicy, well packed and delicious. 

Good Food and Good Night!

What's Your Pick?

Roll 'em Up!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Float 'n Eat! - Taling Chan Floating Market

The city of Bangkok is famous for its floating markets. Taling Chan is one among the most visited weekend floating markets near Bangkok. Located along the shores of Chao Phraya river, Taling Chan is a major hub for boat hawkers selling meat and seafood.

You can select your menu from the wide selection of live seafood, displayed by vendors on their boat.

I chose to have the burnt fish platter (TBH 240) and a portion of red lobster (TBH 200).

The platter was smoking' hot with strong flavors of fish sauce and tamarind. The well-cooked lobster was indeed a treat along with a unique spicy gravy as accompaniment. 

Taling Chan Floating Market : Click here to know more


Saturday, July 6, 2013

Food of Koh-Larn

45 minutes from the coast of Pattaya, there lies the cheerful island,  Koh-Larn (Coral Island).

I primarily went there for the white sandy beaches and crystal clear water, but to my surprise I had a very satisfying meal.

Apart from the expected seafood heavy menu, got to see a lot of alternate cuisine along the shore.

A must-try is the assorted grill buffet with a wide selection of seafood varying from Mackerel to Pomfret and Squid to Octopus.

Another worthy try was the honey glazed barbecued duck.


A basic seafood buffet starts from TBH 200/- . The barbecued duck was marked  a slightly high TBH 180/-