Unpretentious street food – Al Hilal, Bangalore

I finally found some interesting street food in Bangalore last week. Bangalore is one heck of a place to live in but honestly, its been a little disappointing in terms of roadside food. I knew I was missing something, and had to look a little harder. I stepped out one afternoon and decided to explore…

Road Trip, Bangalore – Superb Continental fare

I had some pretty good Continental food last night at a place called Road Trip. I wasn’t particularly hungry, but once I checked out the menu, there were at least six things on there that I wanted to eat. Like many others in Indira Nagar, this restaurant is a house that has been converted into…

Noor Mohammadi Hotel, Mumbai – insanely good food

Every time I visit Mumbai, something interesting happens to me and my stomach. This Tuesday night’s dinner was truly epic. I made my way to Mohammad Ali Road and entered the historic Noor Mohammadi Hotel. Everything about this place screamed non-veg. As I stood there, taking in the sights and the sounds of the place…

Shah Ghouse, Hyderabad – A haleem review (with video)

I managed to catch the final Haleem of the season last night – and what a Haleem it was! There’s a fantastic video a little later on and you’ll love it if you’re a Hyderabadi. I’d missed out on Shah Ghouse last year and with the move to Bangalore, things were looking pretty bleak for…

Shiro, Bangalore – Awesomely awesome

The new paycheck came in, and celebrations were in order. We headed over to UB city and made a bee line for quite easily, one of the swankiest restaurants I’ve seen in India. Shiro is known for its oriental fare – Japanese specifically – and getting a table wasn’t easy. The place was packed and…

Prince of Persia (and Mehdipatnam)

Yesterday was fun. I watched a movie after work and then went and got some serious Hyderabadi food at Mehdipatnam. We watched Prince of Persia – Sands of Time and then headed over to the famous Prince Hotel in Mehdipatnam for dinner. Being a firm believer in chronology, I’ll get into the movie review first…

More Mumbai food: Seafood at Gajalee + Mucchad paan

Gajalee is an interesting name. It’s also the name of a kick-ass seafood restaurant in Mumbai. I had dinner at the Gajalee in Phoenix Mills last week and it was quite something. I was thinking of ordering crabs, so they brought out the catch of the day and presented me with a specimen that was…