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OMBC probably serves the best salads in town, but this roasted pear salad is super special. Yes, vegetarian, but is quite hearty. Without an overdose of sauce and onions, these are light and refreshing. #chennaifoody#eat #foodporn #foodphotography#food #foodgasm #foodwriter #dine#shotononeplus #foodpassion #foodstagram #fbai #foodtalkindia #food #foodie #foodblogger #foodblog #chennai #salad #healthy #healthyfood #healthy #fit #lactosefree #pear #pistachio #sauce via Instagram

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Chennai Foody Insta

The single best dish of my life, yet. Ironically it was made of things I don't like topped with one of my favorite produce. #oysters with compressed #duck #liver topped with shaved #truffles. No oil, the real truffle. Had it in one gulp and it was #divine. Thanks @chefvikramjitroy for pushing my limits as a #diner. #eat #foodporn #foodphotography#food #foodgasm #foodwriter #dine #shotononeplus #foodtalkindia #fbai #foodpassion #instagram #asian #exotic #degustation #foodstagram #followme #mumbai via Instagram

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Not A Caprese Salad at P.O.H.

Not A Caprese Salad at P.O.H.

Walking into Vikramjit's restaurant is like a blind date. You don't know what to expect, but you hope that it is going to be great. Over the last few years I've known him, my expectation keeps getting bigger and his ability to meet them is outgrowing it. By a big margin. So, when he ditches the comfort of a five star setting and walks out of one of India's largest hotel chains to set up his own, I had to fly down to Mumbai to see it. Letting it settle down after the initial hype, when the restaurant is on cruise mode is my go-to time to test out a restaurant. As luck would have it, they had just opened their doors for lunch and with a flight to take at 1030 PM, I chose lunch. While I've not been to too many stand-alone fine dines in Mumbai, by Chennai's standards, P.O.H that stands for Progressive Oriental House, stands out. The perfect lighting for a degustation dinner, the walls, the sushi/sashimi bar and the linen toget

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Chennai Foody Insta

Chennai Foody Insta

When Chef Gaggan is in town. Yeah. #top50restaurants #asiabestchef #modernindian #modern #asianfood #asia #indian #bangkok #thailand #foodgasm #foodporn #chef via Instagram

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Village in the heart of the city

Village in the heart of the city

"A lot of thalis that you get are half Gujarati and half Rajasthani, so if you want a real Gujju thali, go to Vishalla," said Dr. Gandhi, a Gujarati surgeon. We needed no other affirmation. A quick check on the map showed a travel time of about 45 minutes from the Ahmedabad Holiday Inn Express, but we decided that we were going to go for it. Uber took us to the area in about 30 minutes and then we spent a good 20 minutes looking for the place. It has no sign board. Taking the road diagonally opposite the APMC, Ahmedabad, we lurked around and walked into something that looked like a brick wall. Suddenly the village theme stared at us. Tents, coir cots with a sheet on them are all the 'interiors,' but the open air 'setting' exudes a true village (theme) feel. You choose your thali, pay upfront and get seated on the cots with tables the same height as the cots. Feel comfortable to remove shoes and sit up on the cots if you must. Water in true e

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Chennai Foody Insta

Chennai Foody Insta

Pav bhaji fondue anybody? #chennaifoody #eat #yummyinmytummy #yummy#foodtalkindia #foodgasm #foodporn#foodphotography #foodwriter #dine #shotononeplus #fondue #bread #moleculargastronomy #modern #modernindian #potato #indian #streetfood #creative #cooking #instagram #fbai #hyderabad via Instagram

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Chennai Foody Insta

Chennai Foody Insta

When @vikramjitroy serves you a Caprese Salad, you can be sure that it is anything but. And then you realize that he calls it a NOT A CAPRESE SALAD. No #burrata #cheese and no #tomatoes. 2nd course of a 12 course mind boggling meal. Full write up soon, but could not wait to share already. #chennaifoody#eat #foodporn #foodphotography#food #foodgasm #foodwriter #dine #shotononeplus #bombay #mumbai #asian #asianfood #healthyfood #healthy #fit #lactosefree #followme #greens #mint #raddish #puree #instagram #foodstagram #salad #degustation via Instagram

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Chennai Foody Insta

Chennai Foody Insta

Where is the Vada in my Vada Pav? Modern Indian food presented creatively. #chennaifoody #eat #yummyinmytummy #yummy#foodtalkindia #foodgasm #foodporn #foodphotography#food #fbai #foodwriter #foodphoto #shotononeplus #indian #vegetarian #vada #vadapav #moleculargastronomy #followme via Instagram

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Where is the Vada in my Vada Pav?

Where is the Vada in my Vada Pav?

When a conversation starts with, "Let's go to this nice place. It's veg, but YOU MUST try it," I guess he forgot that I like good food. Vegetarian or non vegetarian, but good food. I think, I've put out such an image that I don't like vegetarian food! Anyways, I was determined to go when he followed it up with, "It's ok, no?" The first look of the place doesn't reveal anything about the surprises I was going to encounter. When he said that he will order for me, I just let go. "One tender coconut water," he said to the waiter. "We'll order the rest when he comes," he said. We were waiting for another person to join us for a meeting. The coconut water arrived with a spoon. A SPOON? I shook the glass and saw transparent liquid with a chunk of something on top, topped with what looked like caviar. He laughed. That is a trick glass, he smirked. The glass has water sealed inside it. The coconut

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Chennai Foody Insta

Chennai Foody Insta

There's a leg piece in my Mutton biriyani! #chennaifoody#eat #foodporn #foodphotography#food #foodgasm #foodwriter #dine #shotononeplus #bakrid #lamb #biriyani #rice #feast #festival #foodpassion #foodtalkindia #fbai #followme via Instagram

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Chennai Foody Insta

When #Onam sadya gets LUXURIOUS! Sunday brunch full of Onam specialties on 3rd September. #grandonamcelebrations #sundaybrunch @ITCGrandChola #chennaifoody#eat #foodporn #foodphotography #food#foodie #foodgasm #foodwriter #followme #foodpassion via Instagram

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Chennai Foody Insta

Karim's Delhi. Check #chennaifoody#eat #foodporn #foodphotography#food #foodwriter #dine#oneplustwophotography #shotononeplus #foodtalkindia #fbai#foodgasm #fbai #bread #naan #delhi #meat #chicken #gravy #indian #yummyinmytummy #yummy #history #foodstagram via Instagram

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My date with Delhi's culinary landmark

My date with Delhi's culinary landmark

"It has lost its charm." "It is not as good as it was." "There are so many new places to try." Among such comments, came the sweetest five words I've heard in a while. "Karim's? You must try it." A friend in need is a friend indeed! During my visit to Delhi after almost 20 years, I didn't care what Karim's had become. I simply wanted my date with this culinary bigwig. Much like Koshy's in Bangalore, I realised that most of those wondering why I wanted to visit Karim's were a lot younger to me. So when my schoolmate, now settled in Delhi agreed that if I've never visited Karim's, it doesn't matter what people say, I was looking for something to gift that gentleman. Since we were only two of us, I was wondering if I will get to taste a few dishes. "Keep ordering, I'll take of it," he assured. Dude, where were you all these years? Since I left my orders to the waiter, every word he

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Chennai Foody Insta

Chennai Foody Insta

When lemon ice tea has Italian lemons and kafir lime leaves....it beats the Delhi heat hands down! #chennaifoody#eat #foodporn #foodphotography#food #foodgasm #foodwriter #dine #shotononeplus #delhi #drink #refreshing #refresh #tea #icetea #lemon #lime #italian #beverage #mall #ice #followme #foodpassion #food #foodie#foodblogger #fbai #foodtalkindia via Instagram

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Where pickle is dessert!

Where pickle is dessert!

Food festivals are exciting if the creators are giving you insights during the meal. When a fellow blogger, who unlike me does significantly more cooking and cooking workshops, is at the helm and I know I can get some inside secrets, I was more than looking forward. But the inside secret came not from Sara Koshy, but from her cousin, who said that in their family, they eat pickle for dessert. More on that later. The Syrian Christian food festival at Hyatt Regency is ticking all the right boxes. When it comes to Kerala cuisine, I need to taste three things. Aapam with stew, Idiyappam with gravy and parota with beef fry. Puttu and other things are secondary to these. What sets apart the cuisine of Kerala from the cuisine of the Christians in kerala? A simple tempering that I promised not to reveal. There is a very subtle difference in flavour that I was able to appreciate, thanks to Sara. The appams (hoppers) were buttery smooth. Crisp outside with soft centres, t

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10 years of Chennai Foody

10 years of Chennai Foody

Yes, I've been around for that long! What started as a small outlet for my writing has taken various pivots to come where it is now. While I don't know what the future holds, I would like to take this chance to thank you! Thank you for reading this post and all of the other posts that you've read. Some you may have liked, some you have hated and sometimes you may have wished you were with me, eating those dishes. I can't take credit for those. I promise, it was the chef who doled out dishes that brought out the creativity in me. I just wrote. This blog has got me connected to so many people, I can't even begin to describe the profound effect it has had in my life. It taught me to write, but later on it taught me to respect, both opinions and points of view. It got me talking to other writers and bloggers and then it taught me food. The more I wrote, the more I learnt. It also showed me the nasty world of hospitality and got me grounded. When I thought that t

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A Bohra Thaal

A Bohra Thaal

Get invited to a Gujarati Muslim house. Right now. A large community plate with Shahi roll, raan, creamy gravy and a nice rich biriyani. Yummy #chennaifoody #eat #yummyinmytummy #yummy #foodtalkindia #fbai #foodgasm #foodporn #foodphotography #food #foodie #foodblogger #foodblog #chennai #foodwriter #oneplustwophotography #followme #foodpassion #foodwriter #dine #lunch #lamb #biriyani #gravy #raan via Instagram

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A beautiful meal

A beautiful meal

I've cribbed about food. Perfectly palatable food. I've judged it, poked fun at it and at times, wasted it. All because I could pay for the food and I wanted value for my money. Money. But money is not a basic need. Food is. Ironically, you need money to buy food, but food is a basic need. A few weeks back, when driving with my friend Bhisham, he stopped by the side and asked me to help take a packet from the back seat. I obliged. He got out of his car, walked over and gave it to a kid on the street. The kid looked up at him, surprised. He came back, but I watched the kid. The kid's happiness had to be seen to be believed. Food makes all of us happy, doesn't it? We celebrate with food. Banquets and parties are all about food. But food is a basic need. We've gone past it, so we may not appreciate it, but it is. For those who scramble food out of dustbins, a clean pack of food given by a stranger is a party. Something that can bring happiness. As I pro

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Street side dosa at Vadodra.

Street side dosa at Vadodra.

Toppings that can put  #pizza to shame. The street side dosa stall at  #Vadodra  has been around for ages apparently. A fantastic dosa that was warm for the  #rainy  day.  #chennaifoody   #eat   #healthyfood #yummyinmytummy   #yummy   #foodtalkindia #fbai   #foodgasm   #foodporn #foodphotography   #food   #foodie #foodblogger   #foodblog   #chennai #foodwriter   #travel   #travelling   #indian #dosa   #streetfood   #chilly   #shotononeplus #vegetarian   #chennaifoodyvideo

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Sev Usal

Sev Usal

Sev Usal. On the streets of Vadodra. Warm, comforting, soft, crunchy, soupy all that the same time. #chennaifoody #eat #healthyfood #yummyinmytummy #yummy #foodtalkindia #fbai #foodgasm #foodporn #foodphotography #food #foodie #foodblogger #foodblog #chennai #foodwriter #oneplustwophotography #followme #travel #streetfood #shotononeplus #bread #snack #soup #crunch via Instagram

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