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Recipe Time - Black Bean Chicken

Recipe Time - Black Bean Chicken

I love trying cuisines and simple cooking techniques from other cuisines and this recipe that I ripped off from a Brazilian food show turned out so nice that it was licked clean and I was stared at for making 'very little.' When food turns out good, no amount is ever enough, so I can't be blamed. A farofa is Brazilian stuff made of tapioca flour and the main course is a name that I cannot pronounce (or spell), made of different parts of beef/lamb, but I made the whole thing with chicken and adjusted the cooking time accordingly. You should try this at home because if you do it right, it is easy and tasty! A detox patient of mine tried it because it had everything that was allowed for her to eat and raved about it! So what do you need? Chicken Breast, marinated for 45 minutes with salt and pepper ( I used two pieces of Real Good Chicken Breast Boneless) 2 cups of black beans, soaked overnight 2 small pieces of ginger, crushed. 1 clove of garlic, crushed. 1 chill

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Katti Kebab Company

Katti Kebab Company

What's up with Kati Rolls in Chennai? After the once famous Tic Tac became quiet for a long time, Tibbs Frankie filled the gap with the frankie , obviously not quite the kati roll, but they were quite popular and survived for long, possibly due the attractive price and reasonably good taste, Bay Leaf served (supposedly) authentic Calcutta Kati Rolls and The Hot Kati Roll Shop set up its service on RK Salai to excellent business! And now one more! Tucked away in one of the outlets, completely away from public view in Wellington Plaza, Egmore (same one that has Donut House, Milky Way, Pizza Republic and a few more), is this new place called the Katti Kebab Company . Now, this outlet is meant to be the base for setting up multiple kiosks around the city and so there is almost no ambiance; just a glorified street shop with a couple of benches and two small tea tables. But among all the kati roll shops in Chennai, this place probably has the widest choice. The two page menu has

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French Macarons at Hilton

French Macarons at Hilton

So I wrote about the rather bad macarons at one of the coffee shops in town last week! So where then do you get good macaron? Accidentally on my way back from the airport, I was hungry and stopped at Hilton's EST, a coffee shop that has reasonably good food and definitely cheaper than the ridiculous food prices at the Chennai airport. Apart from being ridiculously priced, they are ridiculously sub standard! When you charge so much for food, you might as well give something edible! Any way, not to deviate from the topic, I picked up a veg quiche priced at Rs. 95 in a 5 star property and though it wasn't the best quiche I have had before, my eyes spotted the macarons in various colours and the quiche was forgotten! 100g is priced at Rs. 140 plus tax and they give you about 14 pieces for 100g. Compare that to the 50 bucks for two (bad macarons) at the local coffee shop! After she packed the 14, she was gracious enough to give me one, 'just like that for you, sir,' wi

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Woq a Toque

Woq a Toque

"Don't judge a restaurant by it's lunch combo." Seriously. Some good restaurants have forgettable lunch combos, though a few do stand out in how bad the lunches are, in comparison to their regular menu. I had the lunch combo at CHAO and I thought it was a poor imitation of the wonderful food they otherwise serve and Kryptos' lunch buffet is best not spoken about. And then comes a lunch which, for the standards of the otherwise available lunches in town, packs a nice punch! Yes, the restaurant is new and maybe they are trying to make an impression, but right now, this is probably the best lunch combo in town. My friend and I made an impromptu plan and landed at Woq-a-Toque and came out more than just satisfied! Service started off with an excellent dimsum. Now the thickness of the dimsum shell is supposed to be inversely proportional to the skill of the chef and though these days, you get readymade stuff, you can see from the photo, how thin th

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Idly at Marriott

Idly at Marriott

So, number of hotels in Chennai are celebrating a modified version of the German Oktoberfest, but I was glad that one property was celebrating it differently and was rather intrigued when I was invited to the Idly and Beer Festival at Marriott. Oktoberfest here is not the sour dough breads or the various beers and pork, but our very own idly served with beer. And for the good boys like me (and my friend who came along), who don't drink beer, we were given a mocktail. But the bad boys, they don't get just a glass but a whole pitcher of beer! The idly - well, when the non veg platter of idly was served and we picked up one piece, I tasted mutton chukka . And both of us were searching for lamb all over the plate and found none! It was the Kaima Ellu Idly ! Picked up another piece from the platter from a different side and we tasted chicken and ditto - not a single piece of chicken and it was Kozhi Kothamalli Idly ( Chicken coriander idly)! Now, if you are looking fo

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Lloyds Tea House

Lloyds Tea House

Lloyd's tea house is a very nice coffee shop (OK, tea shop), serving some good food and is very typical of a good cafe, albeit serving tea as their specialty. I have written earlier about the food there, but at that time, the teas weren't great, couches weren't there, but food was very good. Lots of things have changed and this time, I found that food has improved, seating has improved, desserts have not, but the biggest improvement for me has been the teas. The same tea that was quite so-so during my first visit, were quite good this time. The tea of the month - Mango Tulsi tea was brewed to perfection. Actually, they place the timer and tell you what the ideal brewing time is, so you are partially responsible for the tea! I loved the tea, while the blooming tea that my friend had was very very good and the he iced teas that the women had have improved a lot too! But that day, the Lloyd's cheese burger, officially put its hands up to be counted among the

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Sugarush

Sugarush

With the growing number of dessert places in Chennai, very few have been able to prove themselves as the go-to dessert destinations and invariably, most places have to have some non-sugar stuff to keep going! When will we ever get a place like Berry'd Alive, Bangalore that survives on desserts? Even Cafe Adoniya has short eats and Sugarush has taken the plunge to add savoury stuff to their menu! 6 of us from CFG were there for a taste off and had a blast. The good things first - their grilled chicken sandwich brought back memories of the wonderful grilled chicken sandwich at Galloping Gooseberry, a few eons ago. While GG has almost disappeared, they were, at one point of time, an outstanding place for great food and this sandwich was something I might have had like a million times! It was great to taste that flavour again. Their stuff on toast were also quite good - we had a mexican stuff on toast and some corn on toast and they were both excellent! And then their sp

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