Dinner date series #cuban dinner

I shall keep it simple . Each dinner date is now about trying something we have not tasted before , something exotic or we don’t usually get in our ooru. After a day at two libraries , tonight R chose a Cuban restaurant near fifth avenue. The name of the place made me hum a…

Brinner and a dejavu moment

If you ask me for a list of food which I miss here (since am in the US) the most , the dish that tops the chart is #idlyvada .This used to be my regular fare before I boarded the bus to office. Yesterday the moment I saw this in the menu I ordered it….

My first taste of Haleem in this side of the world

We were exploring a different side of #newjersey today . The area’s name is oaktreeroad (beautiful, isn’t it). The entire afternoon when we walked around, I felt I was still in India , perhaps on a little break from the city, towards the hillstations like Ooty , coonoor etc. It’s the shops and houses and…

শুভ নববর্ষ! ❤ 1426 !

Back then , all through my growing up days, this time of the year was so special. Not only the first day of the year , actually the celebration started on the last day of the year ‘choitro shankranti’ and continued till ‘poila boishakh’. My grandma and mother started cooking since morning. Though no one…

A conversation over jhaal-muri took me years back

A couple of weekends back on a bored Sunday evening, I texted my new neighbor and now friend (the root is the common link that binds us). In an hour I was in the couch in #dwitwiyaardho , my nook in #secaucus , #newjersey , sipping tea and chatting over #jhalmuri that I made for…

Aam-fatale !

Since my Hyderabad days – I have associated #ugadi with #pachadi , I simply love the taste as well as the significance of this dish. Even in Bangalore I got to taste it from some friend or neighbors. This year , I was checking all the online posts , in fact a friend of mine,…

Dol – Holi – down the memory lane

Today’s post is not a typical food or travel related post. It’s more of reliving some fleeting memories, talking about myself , a little bit of my childhood . I guess these are bits and parts, that makes me. Usually Dol was the bengalis’ version and Holi was celebrated a day later by the Hindi…

In the mood for a Mediterranean meal

Last two days I had probably dreamt of falafal and similar other dishes each time my eyelids met each other. I had been thinking of Doner Kebabs too. The weather being amazing today (almost 22°C while Bangalore showed 21°C) we saw most of our neighbors coming out for a walk , skating , etc. We…