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Assignment Sixth Semester
B. Sc -HHA 6 th semester, 2018-19
Attempt all questions. Marks are indicated as per individual questions.
1. Explain in detail the speciality of Spanish cuisine. (10) 2. Explain Tapas and its popularity. (05) 3. “Mezze platter is gaining importance all around the world”. Justify the statement with focus on Mezze and Mediterranean food. (10) 4. Chinese cuisine is one of the diverse cuisines of the World. Support the statement with regional specialities. OR Chinese cuisine is divided into various culinary regions. Explain in detail. (10) 5. List the speciality equipment used in Chinese cuisine. (05) 6. Elucidate Chinese cuisine under the following heads: (a) Regional cooking styles (05) (b) Methods of cooking (05) 7. List the speciality equipment used in Chinese cooking. (05) 8. Give the recipe (four portions) of Tung po mutton. (10) 9. Discuss in detail Italian Cuisine. (10) 10. What are the influences and specialities of Italian cuisine? (05) 11. What are the various types of Pasta (any five) used in Italian cooking? description) (05) 12. ‘Mexican cuisine is closer to Indian cuisine in many ways’. Discuss. (10) 13. Write an essay on German cuisine with reference to geographical location, culture and eating habits. (10) 14. Discuss about the popularity of French cuisine around the world. (10) 15. Indicate and explain special ingredients used in French cooking. (05) Unit-2 16. Define churn frozen dessert. Explain in detail different varieties of churn frozen desserts. (05) 17. The Aztecs and Mayans gave the world cocoa, which was considered to be gift from God. Enumerate the steps and processes in making chocolate. (10) 18. Explain tempering of chocolate. (05) 19. Explain in detail the different types of chocolate. (10) 20. What are the various types of Icings and Toppings used in cake making? (05) 21. Give recipe of Royal Icing and Fondant Icing. (10) 22. Classify frozen desserts. Write the methods of preparing ice cream. (10) 23. Explain in detail internal and external bread faults. Explain their causes and remedies. (10) 24. Explain the role of different ingredients in bread making. (10) 25. Discuss the various steps involved in the manufacture and processing of chocolate. (10) 26. What are the types of Frozen Desserts? (05) 27. List in detail the equipment used in the production of frozen desserts. (05) 28. Explain the role of ingredients in bread making. (10) 29. Explain in detail the manufacturing process of Dark Chocolate. (10) 30. Define Meringue. Explain the various types of Meringue in detail. (10) 31. Discuss in detail the “Break Faults” and their remedies. 32. Differentiate between a) Fondant icing and marzipan (05) b) Still frozen dessert and churn frozen dessert (05) c) Natural bread improver and chemical bread improver (05) d) Dark chocolate and White chocolate (05) e) Pastillage and Sattillage (05) f) Churn frozen and Still frozen desserts (05) Unit- 3 33. What is yield? Explain the importance of yield in kitchen operations. (10) 34. Explain the importance of production planning and production scheduling in relation to quality and quantity control in kitchen operations. (10) 35. Explain in detail the steps or procedures adopted in testing new kitchen equipment. (10) 36. Differentiate between Forecasting and budgeting (05)
Note: · Appox.150 words are required in answering the question of 05marks and 300 words for questions of 10 marks. · Students need to submit the assignment in neatly hand-written form (Essentially in a register). · Duplication of the assignments will be rejected, i.e. if the similar assignments are presented by another group, the later one will be treated as duplicate and will not be accepted in any circumstances. · Failing to submit the assignments before the due date (15 Th March, 2019), would not be considered for submission. · Students are advised not to be dependent on the last date of submission; otherwise it will be too late
Eating out: Maaya Indian Kitchen and Bar Milton Keynes review
Eating out: Maaya Indian Kitchen and Bar Milton Keynes review Maaya Indian Kitchen and Bar MK Published: 18:00 Friday 15 March 2019 Share this article
Inconspicuously tucked away opposite Sainsbury’s in the Hub Maaya Indian Kitchen and Bar is a gem in the Milton Keynes restaurant scene.
Too often you come away from a restaurant and the experience is instantly forgettable, the atmosphere isn’t great or the food not up to scratch. Maaya Indian Kitchen and Bar MK
But not at Maaya. The first thing that struck me was just how busy Maaya was. This was a cold, rainy Thursday night and the restaurant was packed. That always bodes well and as it turns out it was with good reason. As a result the restaurant was abuzz and the atmosphere excellent.
If you haven’t eaten at Maaya you will undoubtedly have heard about it.
I’ve nothing against restaurant chains per se but there are so many examples where standards are inconsistent, particularly amongst the larger operations. It is the independent restaurants where you often find the best dining experience, though. And Maaya ticks that box being the Hub’s first and only independent Indian restaurant.
Maaya is a multi award-winning venue and this is proudly trumpeted on the walls of the restaurant, the decor of which is unmistakably and authentically Indian with a contemporary twist. Maaya Indian Kitchen and Bar MK
And why not after being named the best Indian restaurant in the entire South East in the latest prestigious English Curry Awards. Some accolade.
It comes after Maaya also won the LUX Best Indian Restaurant in Milton Keynes Award in 2018 as well as the highly acclaimed ‘Shortlisted’ award at the British Curry Awards in 2017.
Well I can tell you it is worthy of the recognition.
With attentive but not overly intrusive service and staff who clearly do their homework on the menus and their offering you can’t help but be impressed. That is testament to manager and owner Mo Abdul, who has just announced ambitious plans to move to the former Gourmet Burger Kitchen unit on the central square of The Hub, offering a bigger and more prominent location for his popular restaurant bar. Maaya Indian Kitchen and Bar MK
But we weren’t here to look at the awards or the interior design. We were here to eat and eat we did. A group of friends – we call ourselves the Curry Avengers (because we’re sad like that) – who have eaten at some of the best curry houses in Bucks and beyond assembled to see what all the fuss was about.
The menu is vast and varied. According to Maaya each dish has been carefully created from generations of traditional family cooking and travel across the bustling street bazaars of India.
As part of the ‘Street Snacks’ menu you won’t go far wrong with the Spicy Chilli Chicken. And the Punjabi Samosas were rather eloquently described as ‘banging’ by our very own Ian Wallace making his namesake, Masterchef’s Greg Wallace, look like a certified poet. CREAGH/CARR REVIEW: The Bodyguard, MK Theatre
If you like seafood as part of your Indian the Konkan Kegda is a solid choice. Soft shell crabs dipped in a ajwain and kashmiri chilli batter with devonshire crab, peas and potatoe cake. This was actually inspired by the winning fish course on BBC’s Great British Menu so well worth a try. Maaya Indian Kitchen and Bar MK
If lamb is your bag don’t look much further than the Kosha Mangsho for your main dish. Slow cooked lamb in its own juices with aromatic hot spices and caramelised onion and ginger tastes every bit as good as it sounds. Be warned though this one is pretty hot.
The jewel in the crown on the Maaya menu, though, has to be the Banquet which serves a minimum of two – although it was more than plenty for three of our group.
You will be presented with 11 (yes ELEVEN) individual dishes and it all costs just £19.95. It is the standout offering with all the items presented across the table, so that all guests are able to share and taste each and every dish. And it gets even better still as you can eat as much you like and Maaya will happily refill the main course.
Starting with poppadoms and delicious condiments you then get Onion Garam Pakora, Vegetable Samosas, Murgh Malai (chicken) Tikka and the Tulsi Sheekh lamb kebabs for starters.
Then comes the main course of Chicken Tikka Masala, Lamb Rogan Josh, Garlic Chilli Chicken and Bombay Potatoes Potatoes with a Mushroom and Vegetable Jalfrezi, Basmati pulao rice and assorted bread basket to boot.
It is staggeringly good and even better value given the quality of the cuisine. Maaya Indian Kitchen and Bar MK
There is a wide selection of drinks to wash it all down from signature cocktails to hand-picked wines and Cobra beer. Our group stuck to the King Cobras – and a couple of Cobra Zeros – but the less said about the non-alcoholic version the better. You are better off getting a taxi and getting on the real stuff to round off a perfect evening. Because that’s what Maaya is, pretty much as close to the perfect Indian as you will find, as the awards testify.
If the Hub is the heart of the MK restaurant scene, Maaya is the soul.
Reviewed: March 2019
50+ Dinner Ideas for Bodybuilders
Body Building 50+ Dinner Ideas for Bodybuilders
A hearty dinner ideas for bodybuilders, it helps you for a good sleep and rest. Dinner should not be very heavy but it should be good enough to fulfill the energy requirements.
1. ) Lean meatball pasta Image courtesy: – www.bodybuilding.com
These meatballs are packed in protein and are less of a hassle to make. Add your favorite vegetables and spices to it.
2.) Spinach-Tomato-Feta Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast With Brown Rice
Chicken breast work superb for muscle growth. Here is a little spice up in your routine chicken breast. Make it healthier and tastier.
Find recipe here
3.) Mustard baked salmon with asparagus
One of the healthiest sources of protein and omega 3 fatty acids, salmon is always a favorite for dinner recipe.
Find recipe here
4.) One pan Mexican Quinoa
This one pan Mexican quinoa with black beans and corn is packed with protein. It’s the perfect dinner recipe for body builders.
5.) Cashew Chicken Stir fry
This recipe is protein loaded and gives you a delicious and hearty dinner. Check the interesting recipe here
6.) Sausage and vegetable sauté
This recipe is awesomely delicious, easy to prepare and healthy to eat. If you are vegan and prone to allergies.
Find your recipe here
7.) 21 day soup
A very interesting recipe of soup which will keep you filled without putting on much weight. This light and hearty soup is a perfect dinner for bodybuilders. Find recipe here
8.) Dal methi
This protein filled recipe is quite famous in India. Its good taste and nutrients make it a very healthy breakfast ideas for bodybuilder. Relish it with roti made of whole grain wheat. Required Ingredients: Coriander
9.) Bhindi masala
This northern delicacy tastes amazing and quite healthy to eat with rotis. You can use olive oil or any other low fat oil to cook.
10.) Coconut Dal
A mild variation to the normal Dal. This coconut Dal is nutrients loaded and forms a hearty dinner.
Check recipe here .
A very light and delicious Indian meal is khichdi. It cooked using legumes and rice. You can also add your favorite vegetables to it. It can be eaten with warm yoghurt and chutney.
12.) Cauliflower rice with zucchini
This interesting recipe is a delicious dinner idea for body builders. Try this to have a hearty dinner. Cauliflower is rich in vitamins and its anti inflammatory properties will help in muscle recovery. Image credits: – www.pinterest.com
14.) Butternut Squash and Lentil Soup
A very healthy and protein filled dinner for body builders, this recipe has an added boost of fiber. Butternut is also potassium and vitamin 6 which helps in maintaining bone health.
15.) Blackened chicken with avocado cream sauce
If you are bored with your regular chicken then this recipe is perfect for you. The dish is prepared in very less time and has goodness of avocado.
16.) Maple Pecan crusted salmon
Many of us are fond of seafood but most of the seafood preparations are quite a hassle. So here we have this salmon recipe which gets ready in less than 30 minutes and makes sure you are filled with lots of nutrients.
17.) One skillet chicken sausages and tortellini
The tasty Italian recipe that cokes in one sauce is amazing and it makes a perfect dinner idea for bodybuilders. Recipe at https://www.theseasonedmom.com/one-skillet-chicken-sausage-tortellini/
18.) Spicy shrimp and cabbage stir fry Image courtesy: – www.pinterest.com
A very easy to make, hassle free dinner option is perfect dinner idea for body builders. The food provides with proteins, vitamins and micro nutrients.
19.) Chicken tikka chapatti burritos
This Indian style burritos are delicious chicken pieces marinated in made-from-scratch tikka paste, then grilled or barbecued until just charred. All wrapped up in a chapatti and topped with brown rice, veggies, yogurt and a little mango chutney.
20.) Moroccan turkey and chickpea skillet
This is a delicious gluten free recipe is awesome for a body builders dinner. It is protein filled with goodness of spices like cumin and cinnamon.
21.) 10 minute black bean and corn quesadillas
One of the quickest, simplest and ready in 10 minutes, this recipe is perfect for a quick dinner when you need less of a hassle. Check recipe here
22.) Slow cooker Moroccan lamb stew
Slow cooker Moroccan lamb stew is aromatic and filled with bags of flavor. Recipe is here
23.) Skillet Parmesan Chicken Thighs
One pan skillet meal is healthy and not very high on calories. It fills you with protein and tastes delicious. Check recipe here
24.) Paleo burger with caramelized balsamic onions and avocado
Paleo burgers are served on a sliced of tomato topped with caramelized balsamic ocean. Check recipe here
25.) Creamy chicken Quinoa and Broccoli
This recipe is a real food meets comfort where you can make a protein rich diet in less than 30 minutes. The dish is delicious and a perfect dinner idea for body building. Check recipe here
26.) Ginger peanut lettuce wraps
Ginger is known for its anti inflammatory properties. It helps in muscle recovery after strenuous workout. This wraps are delicious with our favorite peanut butter.
27.) Basil and feta sauce chicken
This delicious recipe has lots of proteins with the tangy taste of basil garlic sauce over it.
Check recipe here
28.) Mozzarella chicken in tomato sauce
If you are lacking time but you want a restaurant quality flavor then this recipe is for you. Delicious and healthy food with perfect flavors is a great dinner idea for body builders. Recipe at https://cafedelites.com/mozzarella-chicken-in-tomato-sauce/
29.) Saucy low calorie chicken
Amazing recipe with low calories and goodness of tender veggies. This recipe provides sufficient protein, vitamins and fibres. The sauce makes it more delicious and its perfect dinner idea for body builders.
30.) Rava Dosa with buttermilk
Rava dosa is an Indian version of crepes. This South Indian recipe is delicious and healthy. Usually white flour is used one can use whole grain wheat flour to make it healthier.
Check recipe here
31.) Creamy coconut vegetarian korma
The creamy korma has lots of vegetables and is gluten free. This recipe takes no more than half an hour to get prepared but is vey delicious.
Check recipe here
32.) Methi malai paneer
A good vegan choice, this preparation includes fresh paneer and fenugreek. Relish this recipe in the dinner with roti or brown rice. If you are vegan you can use tofu instead of paneer.
Check recipe here
33.) Diet Appam (with no coconut)
Appam is a part of Kerala cuisine and relished as a light food. To make it a lighter meal here we are using poha instead of coconut.
Full recipe is given here
34.) Ragi idiyappam
Slightly tough to pronounce but delicious to eat. This south Indian is a low fat and healthy dinner idea for body builders. Recipe is here
35.) Broccoli soup
Broccoli is a rich protein source and can be consumed regularly. This broccoli soup can be your starter for a delicious and hearty dinner.
Recipe is here
36.) Slow cooker chicken ,sweet potato with mango
For all those chicken and sweet potatoes this recipe combines it all and presents a very healthy dinner for body builders.
Recipe is here
37.) Broccoli carrot masala vada
This Tamilnadu recipe is one of the most popular dish but we have a healthier variation of the vada. You can have it if you are planning a light dinner or can be paired up with a soup.
38.) Low fat French onion soup
This low fat food has a mouth savoring flavor, and is quiet healthy dinner idea for body builders. MUST READ 6 Ways to Boost Women’s Health
39.) Asian Sesame Chicken Salad
The goodness of chicken teamed with the crunch of sesame seeds and subtle flavors of tangy dressing. This one comes packed with nutrients and flavors
40.) Creamy Garlic Shrimp
This delicious creamy dish is best for dinner idea of body builders.
41.) One pot creamy Cajun chicken pasta
This pasta gets slightly spicy but you can adjust it by the amount of pepper in it orr can cut it in half for just a little heat, or if you are complete.
Check chicken pasta here
42.) Quinoa Rissoto
Quinoa is highly rich in calcium, fiber and protein. You can give rice a skip and take quinoa instead.
43.) Thai soybean in cabbage cups
The delicious Thai soybean salad is delicious and healthy. It has crunchiness of vegetables, bean sprouts with zing of lemon. The mixture of Thai herbs and spices gives spellbinding flavors.
44.) Jowar medley
If you are tired of using Quinoa or brown rice for your healthy diet tries jowar. This simple recipe will give you a different and delicious dinner option.
It is very light and full of fibre, you can pair it with a glass of buttermilk
45.) Chicken masala without oil.
if i say chicken masala you might feel it is not a healthy option to have but here we are presenting you a recipe which does not have oil.
46.) Steak kababs with Dijon green beans
Try this tasty and creative recipe for your dinner. It has goodness of green beans, olive oil etc. Check recipe here
47.) Seared steak with citrus and avocado salad
This meal will take less time to make yet it would be filling and delicious. Tender butter leaf lettuce, avocado, pomegranate and pistachios, this recipe is quite colorful for eyes and amazing for taste buds.
Check recipe here
48.) Buttermilk tenders
Boneless chicken breast is marinated with buttermilk which tenderizes the meat. This tasty and healthy dinner is perfect for a body builder.
49.) Lemon chicken with veggies
Tangy lemon taste with goodness of veggies, this is surely going to be
Your favorite food. This delicious food is surely going to be one of the best dinners for body builders.
50.) Spanish Mussels with chorizo and saffron broth
A very elaborated and delicious dinner recipe for body builders. The saffron broth with some food elevates the plan dish to taste bud tantalizing dinner recipe.
Check recipe here
51.) Lemon spaghetti with spinach
This spaghetti recipe is perfect after a busy night. It is easy to make, one pot recipe, super delicious and 100 percent vegan.
I’ve found the scots curries are quite different from English ones, main difference being umpteen types of pakora available, spicier I think too scots seem to like the heat (I like it but can’t eat it so have to be careful). Wider variety of rice dishes/accompaniments too. Just what I’ve noticed.
Ditto Chinese, slightly different menus, hotter curries, sweet n sour sauce on the spicier side, it’s sweeter in England.
As I say I’ve also lived outside uk, dim of me but I didn’t remember from first time living elsewhere in Europe as I was very young, but next couple times I was an adult and surprised to discover that in Indian, Chinese etc restaurants the menus and even dishes I thought I knew tasted different. Less heat but more flavour and much garlic (yum) I got talking to one restaurateur once and he explained to me that of course to get & keep the business they adapt to the palate of the country they’re operating in (he’d worked in uk and Germany).
It was also interesting to note the different cuisines available as a result of different countries histories (in particular which other countries they’d colonised or traded with) so in Germany lots of Turkish and polish restaurants (veggie schoarma yum yum, good borscht and dumplings) in Netherlands Indonesian and Japanese food, and of course in uk Indian, Chinese, and if you’re lucky in some parts of uk Kenyan, Nigerian, Egyptian and Jamaican food.
Ridiculous that it was only as part of that conversation I “got” that this was of course why USA more Mexican, Portuguese, Caribbean, Italian, Russian and French (via Canada) food, they don’t have the same connections to Indian & Chinese cuisines.
Even seemingly familiar places like McDonald’s have minor variations across the countries they serve.
Even at a really local level – guaranteed way to start a bun fight on my local Facebook pages is post
“What’s the best Chinese takeaway in town?”
Seriously before it’s even reached 10 posts it gets VERY heated! Partly local loyalties to certain parts of town, then the accusations of “snobs” and “neds” start flying around! Ends up with mods deleting – every bloody weekend!
Luxury Romantic Escapes Down under
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Australia is a wild and wonderful place, with many secret gems, adorable wildlife and some of the best beaches in the world. Unlike other places, Australia’s luxury paradises are exclusive by virtue of their remoteness, special location and the limited number of guests they can accommodate at any one time, which makes traveling down under the ultimate destination for luxury romantic getaways, complete with unforgettable views, experiences, and culinary exposure. Whether you’re looking to relax by a beach, swim with a whale shark or simply want to try something new and adventurous, chances are you will find it in the sunburned country. Longitude 131
If you’re looking for a unique experience, but want the luxury and comfort of a resort, look no further than Longitude 131. Part of the Baillie Lodges collection, Longitude 131 offers an immersion in the Australian outback where you and your sweetheart will get a true sense of stillness and beauty in a desert landscape while sleeping in luxury tented pavilions—it’s the ultimate glamping experience. Set facing the famous rust red monolith, Uluru, Longitude 131 is granted with the best views. Each luxury tent is complete with custom Australian designed furniture, décor adopting the spirit of pioneers while paying homage to the indigenous, floor to ceiling windows yielding unparalleled views, and an expansive balcony with day bed, armchairs and fireplace, for chilly nights under a clear starry sky. Unlike any other tent, this one includes a luxury en suite bathroom, with rain shower and plush bathrobes. For all food and beverage needs, the Dune House is stocked with the best of contemporary Australian cuisine, curated from the finest produce from all around the country. For a unique experience opt-in for Table 131, an exclusive four-course dinner under the stars, complete with resident astronomer and tales of the Southerly Constellations. Guests of Longitude 131 are treated to private experiences such as helicopter tours, walking tours, Segway tours and a private tour of Bruce Monro’s internationally acclaimed solar installation, Field of Light. 50,000 bud-like stems sway as darkness descends over Australia’s spirited heartland, bringing to life a field of light. As far as romantic getaways with a unique twist, it doesn’t get any better than glamping in the middle of Australia’s outback. https://longitude131.com.au/ Capella Lodge
In a world where technology rules, take a well-needed break on a secluded island, in almost the middle of nowhere with only a few hundred people allowed at once and no cell reception. Celebrated as the pinnacle of luxury on World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island, and the first child of the Baillie Lodges collection, Capella Lodge rests atop romantic Lover’s Bay at the foot of two imperious mountains. The premium boutique accommodation commands stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and offers guests a civilized, stylish and sophisticated escape on a treasure island with unparalleled beauty. With only nine contemporary suites, Capella Lodge is exclusive and offers the best in opulence. All suites compliment the pristine natural surroundings, with spacious light filled interiors, timber floors, custom furniture pieces, and a healthy dose of technology, not that you’re going to need it with commanding views of a jewel-toned lagoon and green pastures, all from the comfort of your private spa. Along with breathtaking views, Capella Lodge holds a far-reaching reputation as a knockout dining destination, offering produce from the island and mainland Australia in a beach-house styled Restaurant and Bar. Born from a volcanic eruption 7 million years ago, the island is home to the southernmost coral reef in the world, which offers amazing snorkeling and boat tours, along with hiking trails and a picturesque 9-hole golf course. If you were looking to relax and rejuvenate Capella Spa offers a signature menu of treatments embracing the island’s marine environment and endemic kentia palms. Capella Lodge is the perfect secluded romantic escape you and your sweetheart have been dreaming of. https://lordhowe.com/ Sal Salis
Escape to where the outback meets the reef, at Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef, renowned for its resident whale sharks, manta rays and dolphins. Nestled on a remote stretch of Western Australia’s Indian Ocean Coast is a beach-side safari camp, with fifteen eco-luxe tents and one honeymoon tent hidden amongst the dunes overlooking Ningaloo Reef. Each tent sits on a raised platform, to offer views of the surroundings—no matter where you’re sitting—
while inside is an oasis of comfort with large beds and an eco-en suite bathroom. Take in the extraordinary environment through immersive wilderness experiences, where you will see red kangaroos, echidnas, and emus in their natural surroundings and the chance to swim the world’s largest fish, the Whale shark. Home to over 500 species of colorful fish and 250 coral species, all accessible to you in just a few steps from your luxury tent, Ningaloo Reef is Australia’s best-kept secret. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner from the resident chef on the deck, who loves to incorporate hints of bush food and local, fresh fish. Sal Salis brings a touch of style to a remote and spectacularly beautiful wilderness region, which should be on everyone’s bucket list. http://www.salsalis.com.au/ Qualia
If you haven’t heard of the Whitsundays then maybe you’ve seen the heart-shaped island pop up on your Instagram feed. That is in the Whitsundays, home to the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier. There’s nothing more romantic than an island getaway surrounded by some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, and world-class luxury resort, Qualia. Meaning a collection of deeper sensory experiences in Latin, Qualia is a unique Australian expression of luxury and outstanding design. With a relaxed aspect and mesmerizing calmness, time seems to stretch forever here. Unwind in a waterfront pavilion surrounded by lush tropical bushland and postcard views. Inside, natural tones of timber, stone, and glass reflect the serenity of Whitsundays, providing sweeping views from every room. Venture out to one of the surrounding islands with private beaches, snorkel, golf, sail or simply get a massage from the spa — the possibilities are endless. After a long day, Executive Chef Doug Innes-Will’s cuisine reflects the island, giving you a taste of local produce, including seafood. This is a truly special place to relax the mind while being completely spoilt. https://www.qualia.com.au/ Elements of Byron
Discover the gem of coastal New South Wales, Byron Bay, where locals symbolize an Australian haute-boho lifestyle, which is echoed through their award-winning beachfront resort, Elements of Byron. Featuring freestanding villas submerged in bushlands and designed to delight your inner boho-chic the resort is perfect for a romantic getaway. Getting around is easy with complimentary golf cart services to take you from villa to the beach or main house where you can revel in an adults-only heated pool, with private cabanas, poolside lounges, and a swim-up bar. If you prefer the beach, Elements is the only resort with access to Belongil Beach, a vast and secluded stretch of the sand perfect spot for watching the sunrise. As a treat, Byron Bay is home to the world’s first solar-powered train, which you can catch today and is only a minute walk from the resort. It will take you into town where you can explore boutique shops, restaurants, and hiking trails. Although, you may not need to visit the restaurants in town with all the food and beverage options at the resort. From takeaway delivered to your villa to the Bar and Grill and poolside options, the resort boasts a diverse dining experience helmed by world-class chefs. There are many reasons to visit Byron Bay, one of them being Chris Hemsworth lives there, the other—
Elements of Byron. https://elementsofbyron.com.au/
New gem brings remarkable flavors to Bellmore! | Herald Community Newspapers | www.liherald.com
New gem brings remarkable flavors to Bellmore! Posted Friday, March 15, 2019 1:09 pm By Terry Biener
2920-2922 Merrick Road, Bellmore
While Mango Indian Cuisine only opened several weeks ago, management behind it is quite well seasoned. Sewa Singh, who also owns House of India in Huntington Village, boasts 20 years in the restaurant industry. Joining him at Mango are his son, Virpartap Singh, and his daughter, Simran Kaur. Still a work in progress — as they await table candles and embellishments for the walls — the intimate space is sleek yet cozy, offering rave-worthy Northern Indian food and top-notch service.
Their expansive menu had options for everyone, from meat aficionados and seafood lovers to vegetarians. Lunch Special — soup, Nan, chutney, rice and a main dish — is $11. From the dinner menu, soups, chutneys, salads, breads, and hot appetizers range from $3 to 13. Entrees (chicken, lamb, seafood, vegetable, Tandoori, and Biryani rice specialties), are $15 to $27. Desserts are $6 and $7. Children can be accommodated.
How mild or spicy your food will be is your choice … just ask. If there is something you’d like that’s not on the menu, if they have the ingredients, they are happy to prepare it. Management is friendly and very accommodating. Portions are quite generous.
We started with Mango Lassi, a refreshing, creamy yogurt beverage. Mango Special Variety Tray wowed us with a sampling of hot appetizers — crisp vegetable and meat Samosa, Bhujia (vegetable fritters), potato, cheese and chicken Pakora (batter fried), and a basket of Papadam (spicy Indian crackers) with three chutneys on the side.
Entrees include Basmati rice. Chicken Tikka Masala, boneless white meat, arrived in delicious sauce made with cream, tomato, green pepper, onion and spices. Lamb Mango, so tender, no knife needed, was dressed in a sweet brown mango/saffron sauce. Saag Paneer, a hearty blend of spinach, homemade cheese and curry, was amazing on nan bread or mixed with rice. Garlic Nan, one of 15 freshly baked breads, was served straight from the oven.
All Tandoori items (chicken, fish, lamb, cheese) are cooked on skewers in a charcoal clay oven, served with rice and curry sauce on the side. Mixed Tandoori platter offered a variety — several types of chicken, lamb Boti, and Seikh kebab — minced lamb blended with Indian spices.
Desserts are all made on premises. We shared and enjoyed Rasmalai, a traditional favorite – soft, sweet Indian cheese in cream sauce, served chilled. Gulab Jamun, Kulfi, and homemade ice cream are also on the menu.
Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday. They are closed on Monday. Reservations are suggested. Delivery, catering and take-out are available.
Five Places to eat in London | Food
Five Places to eat in London | Food 15th March 2019 by naffy
It’s been a while since we’ve had a chat about food and eating out so I thought I would share an update on the five places I have discovered to eat in London.
Wazir Turkish Restaurant My latest discovery is this beautiful Turkish restaurant. I went there with a couple of friends and let me say I was blown away. The vibe was great full of stunning Turkish music and the food was delicious. It has everything from Lentil soup to meat dishes such as Lamb Shank. It is a good place to go if you are one of the only vegans or vegetarians among big meat eaters as the options are mouthwatering. I am actually planning to go back quite soon.
Coppa Club This one is a good place to go if fancy nibbles and a good place to chat. The vegan options are there but are minimal. I had the vegan burger and it was tasty (albeit a little bit greasy) The main reason to visit this place though is the ambience. It is just by the River Themes and the lights and the vibe of the place make it special and a night you would remember. Just maybe don’t go there if you are hungry and looking for a good vegan option.
Wulf and Lamb My vegan brunch spot of choice. I haven’t been here in a while because I’ll admit, it’s a place I would go if I want a treat. It has everything from vegan pancakes to scrambled Ackee and the densest vegan carrot cake to die for. I am the type of person who prefers a birthday brunch rather than dinner and this is definitely the spot. It’s just off Kings Road so you can have a lovely afternoon playing around the Saatchi Gallery and independent book stores. A blissful Sunday if you ask me. Dishoom I haven’t been here since 2018 but let me tell you now I still talk about the Bombay Potatoes and Okra fries I had at Dishoom. If you haven’t been there before, be warned, there will be a bit of a wait but it will be worth it. Once you’re in you’re good to go. They have a special vegan menu which I love. They also do a good Indian brunch which I need to go too at some point.
Saravana Bhavan If you know anything about Indian cuisine you will have heard of Dosa’s. They are essentially crepes filled with whatever you could want. I was told about this place by my roommate and was told specifically about the Dosas and I have to say I adored it. I had the potato one (the only vegan one) it was light and delicious. They also have noodles, curries and other food to choose from if you don’t fancy a Dosa.
The London food scene is so massive I feel like I have only scratched the surface. Let me know if you have any recommendations.
Food Blogging – How to Rate a Restaurant
2 – Average 1 – Poor These food reviewers consider various parameters like food, service, ambience etc to rate a restaurant (and some even give sub-ratings for each parameter). Some food reviewers use “ stars ” instead of numbers to rate restaurants – but it is basically the same rating system. MY RESTAURANT RATING SYSTEM My restaurant rating system is different. I rate restaurants on the number of Pegs of Booze (Rum/Whisky) you are advised to drink – the amount of alcohol you must imbibe – before proceeding to eat food in the restaurant . Yes: I rate restaurants on a scale of “ 0 ” to “ 6 ” (Zero to Six) – “ 0 ” Pegs ” to “ 6 Pegs ” – Zero Pegs to 6 Pegs – to be precise . Of course – the “ Peg ” referred to is a “ Large Peg ” – which is “ 60 ml ” of Rum/Whisky . And yes – this rating mainly applies to Indian Cuisine. It is my experience that alcohol does not go well with Indian Cuisine which is highly flavorsome. Alcohol dulls the taste buds – and olfactory sensation – and encumbers the unmitigated enjoyment of good food. “ 0’ PEGS ” TO “ 6 PEGS ” RESTAURANT RATING SYSTEM Let me explain a bit about my “ 0 ” Pegs ” to “ 6 Pegs ” restaurant rating system. As I told you earlier: The Restaurant is Rated on the Number of Large Pegs of Booze (Rum/Whisky) you are advised to drink before proceeding to eat food in the restaurant . At one end of the scale – you have a “ 0 ” Large – or “ Zero Peg ” Restaurant . “ 0 ” Large ( “ Zero Peg ” ) Restaurant is one that serves Pristine Food. If you are going to have an authentic Indian “ Pure Vegetarian Thali Meal ” prepared hygienically with pure ingredients in clean surroundings – you will ruin the eating experience if you drink alcohol before this pristine food. This will therefore qualify for a “ 0 ” Large or “ Zero Peg ” rating. It is recommended that you not drink any alcohol before proceeding to such a “ Zero Large ” restaurant. At the other end of a scale – you have a “ 6 Large ” Restaurant . A “ 6 Large ” Restaurant serves hard-core “T rencherman ” style food – for which you need to fortified by alcohol – and you require a “ cast iron stomach ” to digest the food . “ 6 Large ” Rated Restaurants serve hard-core street-food – like oily spicy greasy mutton curry prepared in most unhygienic earthy manner and eaten in noisy, crowded, polluted, filthy surroundings . Such “ robust ” food which requires a “ cast iron stomach ” to digest and fit only for a seasoned Trencherman – will qualify for a “ 6 Large ” rating. It is recommended that you drink 6 Large Pegs of Rum/Whisky before you proceed to such a restaurant. You have got the drift – haven’t you…? “ Zero ” Large to “ 6 Large ” Restaurant Rating Scale One end of the scale ( “ Zero Large ” ) pertains to delicate refined pristine food to be savoured by the high-falutin Gourmand . The other end of the scale ( “ 6 Large ” ) pertains to fiery robust earthy food fit only for a tough Trencherman . My shipmates were going to a “ 3 Large ” Eatery for Mutton Biryani in the heart of the city. There was a “ 2 Large ” Eatery nearby too which served a more “refined” biryani. And – of course – there were a few “ 5 Large ” street-joints where you got earthy “Kababs” and “Bheja” dishes too. In my entire life – I have rated only one eatery with the top “ 6 Large ” rating – and I have never dared to go there again. Of course – I have eaten in many ‘pristine’ restaurants which qualified for a “ Zero Large ” rating. “ ZERO LARGE ’ to “ 6 LARGE’ RATING FOR HOME COOKED FOOD I have observed that the “ Zero Large ” to “ 6 Large ” Food Rating Scale works for “ Home Cooked Food ” too . After success with restaurants – I started applying my “Zero ” Large to “ 6 ” “Large” Rating System ” – whenever someone called me home to dinner . Those days – I was known to be a passionate drinker. Y es – I was a true “drunkard ”. We had been invited to dinner at a friend’s place. My friend was surprised when I declined his offer of my favourite “ Rum-Pani ” drink. “You don’t want a drink…? What’s wrong with you…?” my friend asked me. I said to my friend: “Nothing is wrong with me. Your wife is truly an excellent cook. I visited the kitchen – and I have seen in the kitchen all the delicious dishes she has made for dinner. So – I don’t want to spoil my eating experience by drinking alcohol which dulls the taste buds. Your wife ’s cooking has the best “ Zero Large ” rating… ” This is what I told my friend. My friend’s wife had overheard our conversation. “ What do you mean by “ Zero Large ” rating…? ” my friend’s wife asked. I explained my “Zero ” Large Pegs to “ 6 ” Large Pegs ” restaurant rating system – and I said to her: “ Ma ’am – I saw you cooking food in the kitchen – and – you seem to cook so well – that your food deserves the topmost “ Zero ” Large Peg rating. So – I don’t want to ruin my eating experience by drinking Rum and dulling my taste buds …” She glowed with pride and happiness. Another friend’s wife overheard our conversation. She gave me an angry look. She had called us for Dinner a few days ago – and I had downed “ 5 Large ” Pegs of Rum at her place before daring to sample her cooking . In fact – after tasting her “ mutton curry ” – I had insisted on “ one more drink ” – to facilitate swallowing the terrible food down my gullet (esophagus). Ha Ha – it was truly a mutton curry worthy of a “ 6 Large ” rating … So – Dear Foodie: The next time I ask you to rate a restaurant – please don’t give me numbers – just say anything from “ Zero Large ” to “ 6 Large ” – say – “ 3 Large ” – or – “ 4 Large ” – and I will know how many Large Pegs of Rum/Whisky to imbibe before I go to eat in that restaurant. Moot Question: You may ask me: “W hy do you limit the restaurant/food rating to “ 6 Large ” …? Why have an upper limit of “ 6 Large ” Pegs of Booze…? ” My answer is simple. “ 6 Large ” pegs is nearly half a bottle of Rum/Whisky . If you drink more than “ 6 Large ” pegs of Rum or Whisky – after drinking so much alcohol – your senses will be totally dulled – and the taste buds on your tongue will hardly be able to discern the taste of the food you are eating. Dear Foodie Friends: Happy Eating – and – “ Hic ” – make sure you imbibe the appropriate number of pegs of booze as per the restaurant rating – before you proceed for eating out in a restaurant… VIKRAM KARVE 1. If you share this post, please give due credit to the author Vikram Karve2. Please DO NOT PLAGIARIZE. Please DO NOT Cut/Copy/Paste this post © vikram karve., all rights reserved. Disclaimer: 1. This article is a spoof, satire, pure fiction, just for fun and humor, no offence is meant to anyone, so take it with a pinch of salt and have a laugh. 2. All stories in this blog are a work of fiction. 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Enjoying Asian Food Denver CO
By Susan Anderson
Asia is a diverse continent. It is a continent of many variables. There are many unique sights and sounds in Asia. The real definition of Asia is embodied by Asian food Denver CO . This food has adventure in its soul. Tasting an Asian meal is an experience of a lifetime. This kind of delicacy will leave a person with a memorable experience. Eating should be an experience. It is an experience that is best enjoyed in a social setting. Eating must never be a mechanical affair. One needs to enjoy every bit of the eating experience. Doing so will unlock a better life.
Every human being should make a point of visiting Asia when still alive. One will be able to visit a number of countries during the Asia trip. This journey should not be over until one has made a point of visiting the biggest countries in Asia. During the Asia trip, one should make a point of enjoying various Asian dishes.
If there is one reason to visit Asia then it is the culinary reason. Asia is a culinary wonderland. It has a lot to offer to the seasoned food fanatic. The good news is that the Asian food experience can be enjoyed right in the heart of Denver, Colorado. That is because there are a number of Oriental and Indian restaurants.
The choice of restaurant matters. It will determine whether a person will end up with a memorable experience or he will end up with a bad taste in the mouth. Not all restaurants in Denver are the same. Of course, there are restaurants that have a good reputation and there are also those that have a bad reputation.
A top restaurant is in a strategic location. It is in a nice place of the city. Such a place is safe and secure and has ample parking space. One should opt for restaurants that are in up market locations. While in a first class restaurant, a person will enjoy amazing views of the outside environment while taking his meals.
When talking of the various Oriental foods that can be enjoyed in the United States of America, the first delicacy that will come to mind is rice. As a matter of fact, rice is Asian in every sense and respect. That is due to the fact that rice was first grown in Asia. Countries in Asia are some of the biggest exporters of rice.
Rice is a versatile food. It can be taken at any time of the day. In addition, it can easily fit in well with most foods. A mixture of rice and beef will be an amazing one. Rice can also be mixed with chicken and a host of other ingredients. Rice can be taken for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Asia has given the world many great things. It is the Chinese who invested paper as well as currency. The Indians have contributed a lot in the fields of medicine and engineering. Asians have also contributed in the world of culinary and cooking. Some of the best cuisines on earth come from either the Far East or Central Asia.
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