Batangas eats: Lima Park Hotel opens new Asian restaurant

Batangas eats: Lima Park Hotel opens new Asian restaurant

MALVAR, Batangas — Lima Park Hotel recently opened its new Asian restaurant Plum, replacing its former outlet Asian Flavors.
Lima Park Hotel’s new restaurant Plum. Jeeves de Veyra The hotel, which caters to the locators of the nearby Lima Technology Center ecozone, started with a Japanese restaurant 10 years ago, when the business park mostly had Japanese companies. When Koreans, Indians and other Asian firms moved in, the hotel changed it to Asian Flavors to cater to the varied tastes of the ecozone occupants.
But after the hotel underwent renovations, it was also time for the restaurant to get another update. Opting for a look and menu for a younger and more contemporary Asian community, Lima Park came up with Plum, showcasing the best of pan-Asian food.
Even the interiors are were given a makeover. Compared to the old Asian Flavors restaurant, Plum is more spacious and is brimming with character due to the Asian objets d’art tastefully placed around the space. Adding to its charm is the open lawn that serves as the event space, seen from Plum’s floor to ceiling windows.
Watch more in iWant or TFC.tv While Plum still serves some Japanese entrees, bold spicy flavors from Indonesian, Thai, Malaysian, and Singaporean cuisine are prominently featured in Plum’s new menu.
Here’s what you can expect:
Start with a drink. Plum mixes a refreshing Mango Mojito as well as a variety of juices and shakes.
The Chinese cua pao is filling with generous slices of tender sweet pork.
These steamed dumplings are filled with tinapa and ground fish wrapped in an ube wonton wrapper.
The Chili Shrimp packs a lot of heat, and the sauce used is like the one used in Singapore’s famous Chili Crab.
Plum’s Beef Rendang has a tinge of yellow from the curry. It’s not as spicy as would be expected with a hint of sourness. Guests can ask the wait staff to adjust the spiciness to their tastes.
From Indonesia, Plum has its version of Nasi Lemak, coconut rice with dilis, an egg, and chicken satay.
The hot and sour Tom Yum is nicely filled with shallots, shrimp, mushrooms, tomatoes.
Filipino cuisine was not forgotten as Plum’s Batangas Bulalo is indulgently filling.
Their Korean-Filipino Chapchae Palabok uses the chewy potato-based Korean noodle with the usual shrimp gravy of the local pancit favorite.
Plum’s Asian Street Food Platter is perfect to munch over a round of beer.
Plum has a selection of desserts including turonitos with brown sugar sauce and ube ice cream and almond jelly with lychee. Its version of coffee jelly has bits of cake and ground up “favoritas,” cookies made in Batangas.
The breads section at the breakfast buffet has all the toasted mamon and favoritas you can eat.
PLAY AND PRAY
The 4-star 160-room Lima Park Hotel sits right on the periphery of the ecozone. The sprawling layout is airy and spacious. As it is built on a large property with connecting wings, it feels more like a resort than a hotel. A spacious central area with the pool right outside the restaurant is a breezy place to chill out.
In the lobby is the hotel’s own coffeeshop, Brew Company, where guests can get a strong cup of brewed Batangas barako, hot and cold coffee creations, and pastries.
Brew Company is the place to enjoy Batangas barako. Jeeves de Veyra The hotel also has a ballroom and a dedicated events pavilion. Its relatively isolated location makes it a top choice for teambuilding activities and out-of-the-city conferences.
Lima Park Hotel is a proud partner of the Department of Tourism and the Batangas Tourism Council providing families a comfortable place to stay while exploring the Lipa area. The hotel even runs its own open-air tourist bus that brings guests to places of interest.
Lima Park Hotel’s tour bus. Jeeves de Veyra A 40-minute bus-ride down to Barangay Poblacion is the Taal Lake shore. Guests can enjoy a late afternoon cruise on Taal Lake. The hotel can arrange for the boat to dock at the MaNaKah picnic grounds to watch the sunset with drinks and snacks.
This section of Batangas is big on faith-based tourism with Lipa having one of the densest concentration of cathedrals, shrines, and churches. Lima Park is a nice jump-off point for pilgrimages to the National Shrine of Padre Pio in Sto. Tomas, the Lipa Cathedral, and the Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Chapel.
The Marian Orchard is maintained by First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities (FAITH), a sister organization of Lima Park Hotel, in nearby Barangay Malabanan. A must-visit for Marian devotees, the orchard is filled with greenery, sculptures, and alcoves for worship and prayer.
Watch more in iWant or TFC.tv As part of its religious tourism advocacy, Lima Park Hotel even hosts a Bisikleta Iglesia event every Palm Sunday where cyclists are invited to ride through a 50 kilometer route to visit landmark landmark Batangas churches. This year, it will be held on the morning of April 13, the Saturday before Palm Sunday. Visit the Bisikleta Iglesia event page for details.
All of these make Lima Park Hotel a great place for work, play, and pray.
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The malting pot – SUPPLEMENTS News – Issue Date: Mar 18, 2019

ISSUE DATE: March 18, 2019 UPDATED: March 8, 2019 16:12 IST John Distilleries launched their newest, and the first of their peated malts, Bold, in the capital last month
For the uninitiated, uninspired or unmoved by the perceived pretentiousness around single malts, a conversation with Paul P John, founder-owner of John Distillerires can be the epiphany that bridges the distance between a whisky and a single malt. Knowledge may involve understanding that while alcohol made from any kind of grain is called whisky, single malts are made from malted barley, but wisdom springs from appreciating the technology that goes into crafting a single malt, time taken to ferment the mash, quality of the barley and the place it has aged in, processing, and making sure that you get it right at every stage from drum to dram.
The Paul John single malts were first introduced in the U.K. in 2012. “We were so confident about the product that we jumped straight into the deep end and took the risk. The response was tremendous and that gave us the confidence to take it across other to countries. Only once we were an established brand abroad, did we launch in India, where we introduced ourselves as an internationally award-winning whisky brand, or else nobody would have paid attention. We have recently been listed among the world’s top ten trending whisky brands, he says.” His newest expression, Paul John Boldpart of the flagship expressions of Paul John Single Malts which include Brilliance and Edited as wellcharacterises the exhilarating vibe of Goa with aromas of honey, spice and bourboneque liquorice overriding the initial smoke. The end result is a weighty whisky that is complex yet delectably bold. ” Paul P John of John Distilleries
What type of food and cuisine pairs best with Bold? Barbequed meats and chocolates pair well with the malt. It also works well with Indian cuisines, especiallytandoori chicken and kebabs.
The connoisseur’s spot Personally, I used to like Glenmorangie before I started making single malts. I also like the Talisker 16 YO; when it comes to eclectic, I prefer the Taiwanese Kavalan single malt and Japanese single malts.
The best way to drink a single malt is… You don’t have to be a connoisseur in order to understand a single malt’s journey. At the end of the day if you like what you are drinking then that is what matters. We have rare tropical flavours in our single malts which you don’t get from other whiskeys. We highly recommend having it without water. If at all you find it too pungent, add one or two teaspoons of water. Cold suppresses the flavours so adding ice is a big no.
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3 months business stay

I have now stayed two out of my three months here at The Leela, and I cannot think of a single time where the service, accommodation and hospitality have let me down.nnThe room itself have been clean and neat, with housekeeping doing their utmost to keep it clean while trying to maintain as much as a “home” feeling for me. They also have an exemplary laundry service, which is fast and after my instructions they place the clothes where I want them to be for my convenience. The bathrooms have all the necessities you need as a traveler and are dutifully replenished and accommodated to ones need.nnAs I have long days in the office I usually have both breakfast and late dinner at the hotel. The breakfast buffet offers a wide variety of hot and cold food, both suited to a European and Indian pallet. For the weekends my tip is to come in a bit earlier, as it is quite busy – or head down to their second breakfast location in the basement as it is usually less busy. For the diners they have a restaurant that will suit any taste, ranging from Japanese cuisines, Indian, and Italian, while also serving continental food as regular sandwiches and salads. Do try their vegetable baked lasagna!nI have also been an avid user of the gym (which is located next to the Spa in the basement, tad difficult to find the first time, but its there!). The gym is kept nice and clean, and if you want a really good work out ask the personal trainers to guide you, and they will come up with a program that will challenge even the most athletic person. It is always nice to head into the sauna and steam shower after a long work out, conveniently placed next to the gym. The beauty salon I have also used once, where you will get a very nice haircut, massage and wash at a reasonable price.nnAs a long staying guest the hotel will also set you up with a one person contact point, and have been Mrs. Pratiksha Pais. At the beginning of my stay sat down for an introductory meeting where I could instruct her of any particular needs, requirements and how I would like my stay to be in detail. Furthermore, it was also very nice to get acquainted at a more personal level thus feeling me more like home than as a guest. She has been super service minded, arranging pick up at the airport for both me and my guest and been able to accommodate me to larger rooms when needed. I can only praise her for her service mind, doing the outmost to feel me at home.nnI would strongly recommend anyone to stay at The Leela, for anything from one night to longer stays, you will always feel at home here.

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Tostidos salsa = Indian food?

by M. Oniker
File this under creative WTF cooking techniques.
I had some chicken thighs that needed cooking before they became instruments of death. I have some plain Greek yogurt that also has a clock ticking. Chicken + yogurt had me thinking Indian food. I love Indian food. I surfed the web for recipes, found many, but most weren’t what I was looking for or they called for ingredients not on my shelves. Notably a lot were calling for diced tomatoes, garlic and onion… hey wait. That’s salsa!
I check the shelves, and I had a full bottle of Tostidos salsa. It doesn’t appear to have oregano, which Mexican food often includes and Indian food doesn’t.
I dumped the salsa into a slow-cooker, along with a bunch of Indian spices and some hot sauce. (If the “flavorings” listed on the bottle does include oregano, then the plethora of other spices drown it out.) Cubed chicken was tossed into the pot and stirred to cover with the sauce. I cooked the chicken in this mix until the chicken was firm but done, then I added the juice of one lemon and big globs of the yogurt to get a thickly textured sauce. This was cooked for about another hour and then served over basmati rice. Yum.
Now, this may not be up to real Indian cuisine standards. I’ve cooked many a meal using authentic ingredients from local Indian groceries when I lived in places where I could get such things. I followed recipes. But honestly? This Mexican Indian dish is pretty durned good. There are leftovers, and I hope the yogurt sauce holds up to reheating. I should make some naan.
I come from an adventurous school of cooking, where thinking if you use decent ingredients and a firm knowledge of the basics, then you can then create without a recipe. 99% of the time it’ll be OK. Maybe not stellar, but decent. Sometimes stellar. This approach is annoying to people who then ask for you to make “it” again, and you have no idea what you used, or the quantities.
Kitchen wisdom: Show no fear and don’t get hung up on stuff like salsa is for Tex-Mex. Share this:

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15 Sindhi Culture Photos by Emmanuel Mansingh on Instagram

Arts & Culture > Culture 15 Sindhi Culture Photos by Emmanuel Mansingh on Instagram
How much do we really know about Sindhi Culture? We showcase 15 breathtaking Instagram photos by Emmanuel Mansingh, reflecting Sindh province of Pakistan. March 6, 2019 Arts & Culture sponsored by “Always so interesting to learn about Sindhi culture from you.”
Emmanuel Mansingh also familiar by his Instagram username @Guddupakistani, uses his passion for photography to share Sindhi culture with the rest of the world.
Emmanuel first started uploading his photos onto social media in 2009. He has managed to grow his Instagram following to over 4000 followers.
He works for a local newspaper with the main focus of photographing Sindhi culture , especially the side that some people rarely get to see.
Emmanuel wishes that someday his photography will take him to another level where he can provide more for himself and his four children.
He captures a range of topics through his pictures, including people, monuments, sports, food, fashion and much more.
His passion for different cultures began at a young age. Since then he has always aspired to create something for himself and his photography.
The raw beauty behind Emmanuel’s photos is hard to ignore. There is a sense of emotion in every image, face, and person that he highlights. School and Education
Here is a young innocent girl from Tharparkar Desert in Sindh, Pakistan attending what seems to be a village school.
Emmanuel first uploaded the mid-close-up photo on April 04, 2019.
The girl is holding a slate in her hand to practice and improve her writing. The picture does reflect the difference between the rich and the poor.
This young girl with a pierced nose probably cannot afford good schooling. Hence, under the sun, she is sitting on the floor in what is a makeshift school.
The feudal influence on families in the province does not even encourage females from a poor background to study. Lack of encouragement applies more to children coming from a minority group.
However, on the bright side, she adorns vibrant colour clothing. Covering her head is a sign of modesty and respect.
The child is wearing different colour bangles on her arms, along with jewellery around her neck. Glitter forms part of the girl’s makeup. Tattoos
Emmanuel first shared this photo on May 13, 2018, showing how tattoos are a significant part of Sindhi culture.
The woman in the photo has many tattoos on her hands and elbows. She is holding what appears to be a metal tray, with ethnic silver bangles on her wrists.
Many people get tattoos to signify what tribe they are from. It could be a sense of identity for some people in Sindh.
Many women from the province have tattoos on their arms, hands and even their faces. Many men also do the same.
Having said that people usually get tattoos using needles and unhygienic equipment.
On the @Guddupakistani Instagram page, there are a variety of images showing Sindhi people with small and large tattoos on their body. Food
A lot of the food and dishes in Sindh usually consist of wheat-based flatbread, rice and two other dishes.
In this close up image posted by Emmanuel on August 5, 2018, we can see a silver bowl with bhindi (okra) in it.
As evident in this image, some chapatis (rotis) accompany this meal. Bhindi is a popular dish in Sindh.
Going by comments of the picture on Instagram, this dish is a favourite of many, including Emmanuel.
As with all provinces of Pakistan, a lot of time and care is spent when preparing and making traditional cuisine.
In rural Sindh, some people make the food in clay pots. Malakhra (wrestling)
This image uploaded to Instagram by Emmanuel on August 14, 2018, shows M alakhro, which is a form of Sindhi wrestling. This is a popular sport amongst men in Sindh.
Emmanuel has captured the moment when one opponent is holding on to the other’s waistcloth. Along with the image, he describes the sport with a caption:
“An action during Malakhro.
“Malakhro is an ancient Sindhi form of wrestling in Pakistan and India, which dates back 5000 years.”
Emmanuel captures this photo just moments before the wrestler in green is down on the floor. Therefore, leaving his opponent to claim victory.
These matches usually take place on a Friday during festivals, special occasions and holidays.
Most of the Malakhro wrestlers maintain a diet comprising of ground almonds, butter and milk. Makli Necropolis
Emmanuel posted a picture of this UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) recognised world heritage site on September 9, 2018, along with a caption reading:
“Amazing stone art at Makli Necropolis, which is full with at least 500,000 tombs, in Thatta, Sindh Pakistan.
“It is a large funerary monuments belonging to royalty.”
The close-up photo exhibits the finer details of the artwork.
The site also has single tombs, including many, which are large and rather extravagant. But they are wonderful to look at and observe.
It is such tombs and monuments that attract tourists, sparking much interest from Pakistan and around the world.
Over time, Makli has become famous for housing tombs of respected Sufi saints. Piercings
This extreme-close up photo by Emmanuel showing a woman with a variety of different piercings was available from October 6, 2018.
It seems the woman belongs to a particular tribe and possibly is wearing a traditional hat.
The piercing of the ears is a spiritual ceremony performed on some of the men and women in rural Sindh.
It signifies the child’s inner ears opening up. Sindhi people believe it enables the child to listen out for sacred sounds. And by doing so it prevents them from sinning, keeping the child pure.
Many of these piercings take place in an unhygienic environment using unclean equipment.
Despite many generations doing the same, there is always a high chance of infection. Music
Emmanuel captures a man from the Kachi Kohli community who appears ready to sing as he plays his Tambora instrument. This photo made its way onto Instagram on October 29, 2019.
This unique instrument, which derives from the Spanish word ‘tambor’ meaning drum has links to the Dominican Republic. This points to the rich influence of music in Sindh.
The man covered in the image is clearly of old age. Usually, in Asian cultures, older people are the wisest and therefore the most respectful.
With Sindh boasting of many different communities, Emmanuel certainly highlights the diversity of the province through this photo. Caps (Topis)
This photo shared by Emmanuel on November 25, 2018, is of his young boy Arthur wearing a Sindhi Topi (cap). This cap can found in other parts of Pakistan and the Indian subcontinent too.
Sindhi caps are often viewed as a mark of respect, with people normally presenting them as a special gift. Hard labour and time go into making them.
They are designed and embroidered with many different geometric shapes on them. As with this image, sometimes small mirror pieces are sewn into them as well.
These precious caps (topis) are also hand woven, which is a big part of Sindhi culture. In fact, many garments of Sindh are hand stitched and made by crafted people. Colourful Sindh
Posting the photo on December 12, 2018, Emmanuel describes the woman holding a solar light with the caption: “Colours of Sindh.”
Sindhi people are known to wear vivid attire as part of their culture, just like this woman who is wearing a floral theme dress.
From her wrist to upper arm, she is covered in orange and pink bangles. Her necklace and large nose ring indicate that she has been married for a few years.
With very little electricity in rural Sindh, this is where the solar light comes into the equation. Women and Water
Emmanuel put up this photo on January 12, 2019. The image depicts the real way of life in rural Sindh.
T he women are said to have a deep connection with water and that is why they often go and collect some when required.
They are sometimes made to walk miles at a time in order to get water from filters, which do not require any electricity.
These women live in places where there is a lack of technology in comparison to more urban Sindh.
Similarly to the previous photo, the women in the image are wearing bright colour clothing, along with many bangles. Landmark
On December 15, 2018, Emmanuel captures this beautiful image with a brief historical description: which reads:
“The boats are adding more Beauty to The Lansdowne and Ayub Bridges Sukkur, Sindh Pakistan.
“Landsdowne bridge’s construction work completed in 1889 and that time known as longest bridge in the world.”
The two colourful boats possibly for tourists to cruise go well with the colours of Sindh theme. The two bridges in the background are quite a contrast to the boats, completing the perfect picture.
Landsdowne is a road bridge, which made the New South Wales State Heritage Register list on June 20, 2019.
A user on TripAdvisor commenting about the bridge posts:
“Lansdowne Bridge is accompanied by one rail road bridge named Ayub Bridge. Both of them are parallel and there is only few feet distance between them.
“Steel structures are not common in Indo-Pak region so it is good to see these steel bridges.” Creativity
In this photo shared by Emmanuel on December 31, 201s, we see the process of hand stitched work.
The woman in the image is sewing a traditional bedsheet made from different pieces and coloured clothes. This is how women in rural Sindh be creative and put their skills to best use.
The woman hiding her face is crouching down instead of sitting on a chair or stool.
The woman could well be doing this as a profession or making it for herself. In the background, we can see muddy walls. The Lost City
This photo of a lost city uploaded by Emmanuel on January 22, 2019, shows an archeological site from Sindh.
Other than the image, the photographer adds a caption to it, which states:
“Moenjo Daro lost city belongs to one of the earliest civilizations in the world.”
“Contemporaneous with Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, the Indus Valley Civilization was, as the name suggests, centered around the Indus River basin.
“However, little was known about this ancient culture until the 1920s, when a couple of long-buried cities were first excavated by modern archaeologists. One of these rediscovered sites was Mohenjo-Daro.”
According to National Geographic, the city was filled with “skilled urban planners with a reverence for the control of water.”
The control and symbolism of water is still a major aspect of Sindhi culture in modern times. Mohenjodaro got World Heritage Site status in 1980. Weddings
Emmanuel posted this photo of a groom from the Kanchi Kohli community on February 11, 2019.
The man in the image from the Gujarati community is wearing a white shalwar kameez, along with a very colourful hat. He has a few tattoos on his face and some heavy silver jewellery around his neck.
Weddings in Sindhi culture are different from western ceremonies. Weddings involve a number of rituals before, during and after the different ceremonies.
In the background, we can a few kids and beyond that some agricultural fields. Hand Pump
Emmanuel had put this photo up on February 24, 2019. The picture shows a woman covered in bangles washing her hands, courtesy of a hand pump.
To alleviate a shortage of water in Sindh, there are many hand pump installations in rural Sindh.
The hand pumps usually release fresh clean water, ideal for cleaning, drinking. In some cases, people use them to have a bath.
Commenting on this, a user on Instagram expresses:
“Wow! Always so interesting to learn about Sindhi culture from you.”
Indeed fellow Instagrammers are educating themselves about Sindhi culture after seeing Emmanuel’s photos.
Sindhi culture is present and strong throughout all Instagram posts of Emmanuel. These beautiful photos are definitely an eye-opener to the rest of the world in terms of how people from Sindh live.
Despite covering a range of photo subjects, Emmanuel specialises in rural Sindh and human interest stories.
Emmanuel who uses a Nikon D5300 for his photos wants to purchase a Canon 70D as and when he can afford it.
DESIblitz wishes Emmanuel Mansingh the very best for the future, especially in his quest to become more financially stable.
Meanwhile, we hope to see him continue his passion and see more photos reflecting the beauty of Sindhi culture.

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Where to Eat in Vancouver (Vegan) — Plant-based food lawyer and writer in Vancouver, Canada

by Anna Pippus At last, my guide to vegan eating (and shopping) in Vancouver! I’ve put several years of R&D into this post… which means I’ve eaten lots and lots of delicious food, you’re welcome. Whether you’re a Vancouverite looking for your next tasty bite or a visitor touring our vegan scene, this list is for you. I’m sure I’ve left some winners out. There are so many restaurants adding vegan menus these days, and I can’t keep up! My family doesn’t actually eat out a ton, so we haven’t tasted every possible option. If I’ve left out your faves, please add them in the comments—I will update this guide if we discover new spots. Where to Get Brunch I’m highlighting these restaurants for their brunch menus, because vegan brunch can be a little harder to come by and we all know brunch is the most important meal of the weekend. But they all do lunch and dinner as well, so it’s worth checking them all out later in the day, too, if that fits your schedule or needs better. Heirloom Heirloom is a vegetarian restaurant with two locations (South Granville and North Van). They do upscale, health-conscious yet flavourful food in an elegant space. This is where we take more conservative family members when they’re visiting, or treat ourselves to a parents-only meal out.
Virtuous Pie brunch pizzas Virtuous Pie This is a pizza spot, but they do a really unique brunch with innovative ingredients and house-made cheeses. In Vancouver, you can find them in Chinatown and at UBC (they also have locations in Portland and Toronto). Try any of their brunch pizzas—they’re all good. The breakfast sandwich is also a popular option. Chickpea Chickpea is a fun, friendly all-vegan spot doing Mediterranean comfort food. I especially appreciate that the brunch menu offers something a little different than your standard tofu scramble (not that I don’t absolutely love tofu scramble, but some variety is nice). I like the frittata, Arden likes the chickcheese sandwich, and the kids like the French toast. Bonus: during the day, they have a little play area for the kids, which if you’re a parent you know is worth millions of dollars. (They also have a roving food truck .)
Tofu scramble from the Naam, with plenty of guacamole and a delicious salad dressing on the side. The Naam The Naam has been around since 1968 and they’re still serving that straight-up vegetarian comfort food of yore. I went vegetarian in the 90s so this place has a certain nostalgia for me, although these days I find the menu to be mostly things I can make myself at home more easily than hauling my family to a restaurant. Nevertheless, the brunch is inexpensive and hearty, the portions huge, and the food good quality. When we’re in Kitsilano and in the mood for a filling sit-down meal, this is our go-to. The Naam is open 24 hours, if you’re hungry at an unusual hour of the day. Bandidas Taqueria Bandidas does a hearty vegetarian Mexican-influenced brunch, with fresh ingredients, fair prices, generous portions, and excellent handmade tortillas. It’s owned by a pair of female entrepreneurs who are dedicated to supporting community, which is reason enough alone to get yourself to this warm, inviting spot. Bring the kids because they’re most welcome there. Wallflower The Wallflower is a non-veg restaurant geared towards a younger crowd. They do a full vegan menu, because this is Vancouver, where a vegan menu is a must if you’re a restaurant geared towards a younger crowd. If you’re in the neighbourhood and in the mood for a diner-style brunch, this is a good option. The vegan omelet is especially tasty. Where to Get Lunch For me, lunch means something more casual and quicker than dinner. Obviously the dinner spots can double as lunch spots if that fits your schedule and needs better. Juice Truck The Juice Truck started off as a… juice truck… but it has expanded to multiple locations with a menu that’s so much more than just juice. They also host community events, from workshops to book launches, and are just generally the kind of business that enriches the world. The menu rotates so be sure to check the site to see what’s cooking while you’re nearby. This is a great spot for expertly prepared bowls, salads, smoothies, juices, and healthier treats.
Burrito boys Arden and toddler Harlan at Budgie’s. They also do kids burritos for a bargain price. Budgies Burritos Budgie’s is a casual vegetarian burrito spot near Main and Broadway. Order the jamedog burrito with garlic roasted potatoes, and don’t miss the smoky house-made “chili paste” (it’s not actually that spicy) that is epically delicious and totally unique. Kokomo Kokomo has two locations—Chinatown and Kitsilano—and a rotating, health-conscious, delicious fully plant-based menu. This is your spot for a casual bowl in a beautiful space when you’re exploring Chinatown or chilling at Kits. The golden laksa noodles are to die for. Turf Turf is an interesting concept executed beautifully: a workout studio, cafe, and shop along bustling 4th Ave in Kits. They have a mostly plant-based menu that changes often, so check the site when you’re nearby. If you’re in the mood for a next-level toast, this is your spot—and just now I see they’ve added an eggplant reuben, which is my love language so I’ll be sure to try it and report back. Chau I’m partial to noodles and Asian flavours, so this delicious Vietnamese-inspired plant-based spot is near the top of my list of faves. Actually, they have two locations: a take-out kiosk at Granville Island Market, and a counter-service restaurant at Victoria and 34th. I love the golden temple soup and the tropical rainstorm bowl. Don’t miss their unique ice cream offerings, with rotating flavours like Thai milk tea and caramelized banana. Eternal Abundance Eternal Abundance is an all-organic, all-vegan grocer and cafe on Commercial Drive. If you’re in the area and in the mood for a snack, try the miso-walnut nori rolls. The raw onion bread is also surprisingly addictive. You can also pick up all kinds of useful and delicious things, from veggie starts in the spring/summer (where my fellow gardeners at?) to cookbooks. They also stock Miyoko’s vegan cream cheese, hallelujah. Where To Get Dinner Meet Meet has three all-vegan locations: Main Street, Gastown, and Yaletown, all of which are beautiful and hip. This is vegan dining 2.0 and an absolute must if you’re visiting. They have an interesting, varied food menu and are always experimenting with innovative specials. The drink menu is great too. I like the meet burger, the angry burg(er), the Seoul bowl, and the macro bowl. (Bowls = ask for extra sauce.) Po Kong Po Kong is at the top of my list of faves, and it’s always where I want to go with my family on my birthday. This vegetarian Chinese institution used to be on Main and 14th, one of Vancouver’s only vegetarian restaurants at the time. I first had seitan here about 20 years ago and couldn’t believe it wasn’t meat. While the next generation of delicious vegan meats are rightly getting lots of buzz these days, Chinese Buddhists have been perfecting the art of animal-free meats for centuries and have it down, too. Thanks to Vancouver’s large Chinese population and corresponding restaurants, I consider vegan Chinese a must if you’re in town, and Po Kong is my go-to—for dim sum, or for dinner. Go with the biggest group you can rally because the portions are huge and you order family-style. We like the jai combo (mixed cold seitan appetizer), the hot and sour soup, the bean curd skin rolls with black bean sauce (never met a person who doesn’t flip for these), sweet and sour pineapple delight, kung po chicken (not on the fixed menu, find it on the table card), vegetarian cutlet with orange sauce, and sizzling black pepper steak. Round it out with a noodle dish, some rice, and a vegetable dish.
Plates at The Acorn are works of art. The Acorn The Acorn is elevated vegetarian dining, and it’s the place to bring your foodie friend or lover for a special-occasion meal. The menu changes seasonally—ask your server for current vegan recommendations. Get there early or be prepared to wait for a table, because this is a small space and it’s popular. The Arbor The Arbor is the casual sister restaurant to The Acorn. The vegetarian menu is innovative, indulgent, and unique, and no I didn’t pick those three “i” adjectives only for the alliteration satisfaction. For something a little different, try the fried artichoke sandwich with eggplant bacon, avocado mousse, coleslaw, and spicy mayo, and if you’re there on a warm day, be sure to check out the beautiful back patio. Vegan Pizza House If, like me, you grew up ordering special occasion pizza and baked pasta from those westernized Italian joints that use a little bun to prop the pizza box up, you’ll enjoy this underrated hole in the wall as much as I do. My idea of the ultimate in comfort food is a meat lover’s pizza, and a baked lasagne with vegan meatballs and mushrooms. Order a ranch dip for your pizza crusts and please enjoy the trip down memory lane. House of Dosas If you’ve never had dosas before, I insist you try one immediately. If you’re not familiar, dosas are enormous fermented crepes commonly served for breakfast in South India. They have a strong flavour though and are really filling, so for us, this is more of a dinner food. We always go for the plain old masala dosa, which is stuffed with perfectly seasoned potato and served with chutneys (coconut and tomato) and a spicy red lentil soup. There are plenty of decent dosa spots in Vancouver—we go to House of Dosas because it’s closer to us, the dosas aren’t too spicy for the kids, and they’re delicious and inexpensive. But don’t go out of your way if there’s a highly rated one closer to you. Nuba Many years ago I was living on Davie Street and a little Lebanese restaurant called Nuba opened a counter service location on Seymour, around the corner from me. One bite of the lemony “Najib’s special” cauliflower and I was hooked. In those days, the bursting, complex, inherently plant-based flavours of Lebanese food were new to me and I was like WHAT DID I JUST EAT. I haven’t actually been to Nuba in years, but if you like Lebanese food (who doesn’t?) you can’t go wrong here. They have four locations (Gastown, Kits, Mt Pleasant, and Yaletown). Jam Jar On a similar note, Jam Jar does fresh, flavourful Lebanese food that is naturally very vegan-friendly, thanks to the cuisine’s focus on falafel, hummus, tahini (vs dairy) for creaminess, and plenty of vegetables. Jam Jar has locations in South Granville and Commercial Drive, which is in our ‘hood and a go-to spot for us for a nicer meal out. Whatever you do, don’t miss the makali—cauliflower tossed with pomegranate molasses. What’s Up Hot Dog What’s Up Hot Dog is a fun, punky pub in Hastings-Sunrise with plenty of vegan options. (I know it’s the pinnacle of dorky mom to refer to a hipster bar as “FUN!” but, I mean, they dress up as Bob’s Burgers for Halloween, I rest my case.) It’s on the grungy side, so probably not the place to bring your suburb-dwelling boomer relatives, and it’s a tiny space, not ideal for larger groups. Monday nights are vegan wing nights, with variety of flavours and dips. I’m partial to hot wings with dill ranch sauce, which pair well with the tangy caesar salad with fried capers, and a pint of beer. Fassil Ethiopian If you’re not familiar, Ethiopian food is a dream for vegetarians. Lentils, split peas, and veggies are seasoned to high heaven then served on injera, a giant spongy sourdough crepe made from teff. Teff is a powerhouse grain that’s particularly rich in iron, among other minerals and vitamins. I’ve tried all of the Ethiopian spots in Vancouver and Toronto and Fassil is my fave—not overly oily (a hazard with this cuisine) and a good mix of dishes. Alister is partially made of Fassil’s veggie combo because this is what I craved while pregnant with him.
Take-out vegan feast from Kulinarya. Bring your own containers, they’ll happily use them instead of single use! Kulinarya Filipino food is known for being heavy on animal ingredients, but this welcoming spot on the Drive has a separate vegan menu and a sign out front reading “vegans welcome!” I’d make a special effort to get here, if only because vegan filipino food is such a rarity. Try the batil patong (noodles), talong ensalata (grilled eggplant salad), ginataang kalabasa (squash curry), and sizzling tofu sisig (crispy tofu). East is East If you’re in the mood for a sensuous eating experience, East is East offers Eastern fusion in a magical atmosphere. Although not fully vegan, the cuisines they draw inspiration from (Afghani, Persian, Indian, Lebanese, Tibetan) are naturally vegan-friendly, thanks to an emphasis on legumes and minimal use of dairy. East is East has been around for a long time, with two locations—Main St and Point Grey. Go with a date and order the Chai Feast , a tasting menu that allows you to sample from all over the menu. Yew Yew is the swanky restaurant in the Four Seasons, and they have a separate vegan menu that changes often. It’s located in the heart of the financial district downtown. It’s easily the priciest spot on this list, but if you have a meeting with a client or colleague that calls for professional-level hospitality and a more private table, this is your best option. Where to Get a Treat Cartems I’m just going to go ahead and say these are the best donuts ever . I’m not the only one who thinks so, which is probably why this dedicated donut shop has already expanded to three locations (downtown, Mt Pleasant, and Kits). You can also find them around town, including The Drive Coffee Bar in my ‘hood. Not all of their donuts are vegan, but most are. The apple fritter is perfection but personally I can’t resist the stuffed donuts (which rotate monthly, I believe). Umaluma Don’t miss this dairy-free ice cream spot in Chinatown! Umaluma does creamy, rich ice cream in innovative and constantly evolving flavours with quality ingredients. You can also find some of their more popular flavours in pints all over town. To Die For This is a wholesale vegan bakery using small-batch ingredients and methods to make the BEST banana bread and lemon loaf—vegan or not. They also make energy balls and breakfast cookies for a more nutrient-packed bite that’s equally delicious. Thanks to their wholesale model, To Die For ensures that vegan treats are available all over town. No trip to Vancouver is complete without a slice of the lemon loaf. Chocolate Arts If you need a box of beautiful, delicious chocolates, head to Chocolate Arts , which has a wide selection of vegan chocolates, including some filled ones. The staff are very knowledgable about their offerings, so just ask what’s vegan. Treat yourself to a hot chocolate while you’re there, after sampling from among their single-origin chocolate chips and making your selection. Fairy Cakes I was recently at a baby shower and they served a cake from Fairy Cakes that was absolutely delicious. Everyone was raving about it! This will be my new go-to spot for when I want to order a cake for a special occasion. Their storefront is conveniently located next to vegan shoe store Nice Shoes (see below). Sweet Cherubim Sweet Cherubim is a vegetarian cafe and grocer doing mostly Indian cuisine. They have a dazzling display of health-conscious vegan treats. Try the chocolate-dipped macaroon, which is almost as big as your face. I also like the Turtles-inspired pecan bars. Where to Shop Vegan Supply An all-vegan grocer and retail store ! This is well worth checking out if you’re vegan and you like to peruse the many products now available while reflecting on how the movement is exploding. It’s also worth checking out if you’re not vegan and need to be convinced that there’s an option for everything. You can pick up personal hygiene products, apparel and accessories while you’re there, too. Blue Heron Blue Heron is Vancouver’s only vegan cheese shop. They’re open for limited hours on the weekend at their production space on Main Street. I haven’t actually made it to the store myself, but I’ve tried their cheese, and as you’d expect for plant-based cheeses cultured in the traditional cheese-making way, it’s delicious. Go here if only because going to a vegan cheese shop is a novelty. Nice Shoes If you need footwear, be sure to check out Canada’s first vegan shoe store, aptly named Nice Shoes and run by a local family. They stock a wide range of shoes—dress, casual, boots etc—as well as bags, belts, wallets, and other accessories. Native Shoes Global vegan shoe company Native Shoes recently opened up a flagship store in Gastown, which is a beautiful space with a living wall and worth checking out if you’re in the area (it happens to be across the courtyard from Meet in Gastown). Their Liteknit hightops are my current everyday shoes. Phew, that’s a long list! Next up, I’m putting together a weekend itinerary. Stay tuned…

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Nassau: A Bahamian Bon Voyage

Nassau: A Bahamian Bon Voyage March 6, 2019 March 4, 2019 By Goldie Tock There’s something about flying into the Caribbean and looking down through the clouds to the vivid blue waters that’s breathtaking. The warm breeze on your face instantly makes you feel relaxed and on island time. It was a hop, skip, and a jump from the Nassau airport to our hotel, the RIU Palace Paradise Island. On arrival we were greeted with welcome cocktails, smiling staff and an opulently-decorated lobby. Whether you’re away for business or pleasure, it’s the perfect place to stay. Our room was furnished with all the trimmings, mini fridge and bar, equipped with a regularly replenished liquor dispenser, modern décor, and a balcony fit with a pristine ocean view. To the left of the lobby is a stunning coffee bar, Capuchino, where you can start your day indulging in aromatic espresso and a buttery croissant. Lay by the beach in the afternoon and enjoy fresh cuisine poolside from the new Jerk Chicken hut. The beach is just a few steps down from the pool deck, which allows you to easily toggle between beach bumming and pool lounging. Fancy a drink? Enjoy poolside service or float over to the swim-up bar. The RIU Palace Paradise Island was recently renovated and is now an all-inclusive resort exclusively for adults. It’s perfectly situated beside the Atlantis, which allows you to stroll over to shop designer brands and visit the world-famous casino. High roller or not, you can live the high life night or day; between shows at the RIU and excursions throughout the capital, Nassau has something for every type of traveller. After unpacking and exploring our surroundings we enjoyed a decadent dinner at Krystal Restaurant. There were too many mouth-watering options to choose from so I shared a seafood risotto dish and beef tenderloin with my travel partner. I was slightly nervous as I suffer from many food allergies, but once I let our waiter know they were beyond accommodating — the chef even came out and spoke with me directly. Satiated, we went up to our room and turned in for the evening after a nightcap on our private balcony. Off we went the next day on a Sunwing Experiences catamaran tour of the Bahamian coast. We basked in the sun as our guides provided an exciting sail and snorkel outing from Nassau to Paradise Island. One of the best parts of a catamaran ride is laying on the net above the open ocean. The crisp air flowing through your hair as you hear the waves crashing on the hull of the boat is exhilarating. Anchoring off Athol Island, we were adjacent to the vibrant coral reef. If you fancy a snorkel, you barely have to submerge yourself below the waterline to be surrounded by marine life. A local pulled aside our boat and sold fresh coconuts that he cut open with a machete. Talk about a taste of paradise; the coconut milk was sweet and refreshing. After many jumps off the boat we worked up an appetite and headed to the farmers’ market at Potter’s Cay Dock for some authentic fare. Fresh, frittered or fried, you will be delighted by the island’s local delicacy, conch. I’m a sucker for an experience, so watching a fisherman pluck a conch out of the bottom of the bay, crack it and chop up the crustacean was thrilling. It’s one of the many wondrous things you’re sure to see under the Nassau bridge. The resort made it easy to enjoy yourself at the bar, beach or in your room. Many bubbly libations were sipped at the Calypso Lounge before and after dinners at the varying à la carte restaurants within the RIU. A fabulous perk of the hotel is that you can indulge in many à la carte restaurants, including the new Indian restaurant, Chutney. We cleaned up for the evening and headed down to feast. Among the candlelit tables, we were able to taste various traditional dishes in a family-style setting. The next day was spent in town, where we were impressed by the colonial architecture of Rawson Square. It was one pastel building after another, and then off to Fort Fincastle, which provides a panorama of the city. Following our city tour we stopped at Graycliff Hotel, which is as lavish as could be. The Graycliff is home to a stunning pool, restaurant, cigar company and chocolate shop. We were able to tour the cigar rolling facilities and watch the torcedores at work. If you’re looking for a relaxing (long) weekend away, the Caribbean is a short flight south. Filled with beaches, sun, fresh cuisine and stunning places to see, Nassau should be the next locale crossed off your bucket list. Although we were sad to go, the Bahamas left us wanting more and dreaming of our next paradisiacal escape.

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International Women’s Day 2019: 15 places in Mumbai to celebrate with your girl gang

written by Sonali Pimputkar March 7, 2019 1:24 am Women’s Day is just a few hours away and restaurants in Mumbai are offering some amazing food deals for all the lovely ladies. From free cocktails to 50 per cent off on your total bill, to specially curated menus, the ladies in Mumbai are in for a special treat. Here’s a curated list of the food deals in Mumbai on the International Women’s Day. Toro Churro – For a discount equivalent to the number of people Traditional Spanish delights are here in the heart of Mumbai to satiate your churro cravings. Celebrate Women’s Day with your girls and avail amazing discounts. Turn up in 2 for a 20 per cent discount, 30 per cent when you come in a group of 3, 40 per cent when there are 4 of you, and 50 per cent when you’re a gang of 5 or more. When: March 8 Where: Toro Churro, Shop No 14, Sukh Sagar Building, N.S, Nanda Patkar Rd, Sea Face, Chowpatty, Girgaon Via Bombay – For 20 per cent off on the bill Via Bombay is offering a discount of 20 per cent on the bill of an all-women table. So, grab your girl tribe and celebrate each other on the International Women’s Day. Celebrate with scrumptious North Indian, Mughlai, Parsi, and Chinese, South Indian, Maharashtrian Food, all an exemplary depiction of the adaptable culinary cuisines to suit your taste buds from around India. Say cheers with delightful cocktails from different nook and crannies of India and laugh out loud as you make new memories. When: March 8 all day along Where: Via Bombay, Jewel of Chembur, 1st Road, Opposite Bmc Office, Near Natraj Cinema, Chembur Le Café – For BOGO on Wine and Sangria To celebrate Women’s Day, Le Cafe has come up with a BOGO offer, where you buy a glass of sangria or wine and get another complimentary on the house. So, let down your hair and party the night out with your girl gang. When there enjoy a delectable European, Italian cuisine comprising of pizzas, pasta, salads and beverages. When: March 8 Where: Le Cafe, 1st Road, Opp B.M.C Office, Near Natraj Cinema, Chembur Sahara Star – For 50 per cent off on buffet Cherish sweet moments with the special women in your life and accompany them to a feast of a specially cooked meal at Earthplate in Hotel Sahara Star. Get into a mood of celebration and gorge on home-style cooked seafood, meat and healthy vegetables and avail a discount of 50 per cent at the buffet. A great spread is incomplete without a selection of undeniably delicious desserts. Unwind with a widespread dessert menu and pamper yourself to the fullest. When: March 8 from 12:30 pm to 3 pm and from 7 pm to 12 am Where: The Earthplate, Hotel Sahara Star Cost: Rs 2,300 for lunch and Rs 2,700 for dinner Grandpa’s Den – For 25 per cent off on the bill Grandpa’s Den in Lower Parel is taking off 25 per cent of your entire bill when you party there with your girl gang. With food from Grandmama’s cafe and delightful cocktails from Grandpa’s Den, you can be assured of a fulfilling experience. Journey to the entire world through grandpa’s treasured drinks, each with a story of its own – Celebrate ‘ The Day Of The Dead’ in Mexico or feel like a queen with ‘The Royal Tea Service’ of London. Whether you’re a lady who likes her wine or if whiskey is your poison, Grandpa has got you covered! It’s time to let loose, breathe and go on an adventure that you will forever remember with Grandpa’s Den! When: March 8 Where: Grandpa’s Den, Inside Grandmamas cafe, High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel The Runway Project – For 1+1 on Vodka The Runway Project is serving one plus one on Vodka and Gin based drinks for all the women on March 8. Ladies can try their signature Gin and Vodka-based cocktails like Graffiti – a potent concoction of Blue Pea flower infusion with a splash of Gin, Espresso Martini – a modern classic with a smoky twist and many more. When: March 8 Where: The Runway project, S-1, Second floor, Skyzone, Phoenix Mill Compound, S.B. Marg, Lower Parel Smoke House Deli – For Women’s Day special menu Dig into a meal fit for a queen, followed by some indulgent desserts, as you partake in a variety of luxury cocktails, curated by the mixologists at Smoke House Deli. The Women’s Day special menu includes Strawberry And Mint Vichysoisse Soup, Corn and Spinach Chowder, Tropical Fruit and Rocula Salad, Saffron Papparadelle with Roasted Mushroom, Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Ravioli, 8 Hour Slow Braised Lamb Shanks with Apricot and Mint Yakhni Pulao, Burnt Chili, Peanut and Garlic Rubbed Surmai and Smoked Gouda and Chickpea Gnocchi with Roast Butternut Squash Cream. When: March 8 Where: Across all Smoke House Deli outlets Bombay Cocktail Bar – For free cocktails There is no better way to celebrate powerfully, and strong women than with free cocktails and at Bombay Cocktail Bar. Also, enjoy special superwoman photo booth and special acts for the night! So all superwomen out there, spread your wings and gather your girl gang to celebrate the spirit of womanhood at Bombay Cocktail Bar. When: March 8 till 10 pm Where: Bombay Cocktail Bar, Deluxe House, Ground Floor, Plot No. B-50, Off New Link Road, Andheri West The Peppermill – For sangrias on the house What better than celebrating Women’s Day with specially crafted in-house sangrias for free? Also, enjoy 20% off on all food items. Choose from their array of appetizers like Baby Quiches, Homemade Fries, and Homemade Nachos. They also have a variety of Thin Crust Pizzas to pick from with options ranging from the PepperMill’s Pizza, Pizza Charcoal BBQ Chicken. Given the culinary richness and scrumptious variety of experiments, sip on the perfect signature cocktails. When: March 8 all day along Where: The Peppermill, 31, Hill Road, Opposite Globus, Bandra West Bayroute – For free chocolates At the city’s favourite middle eastern eatery, all the women visiting Bayroute will be given a surprise with specially curated middle eastern chocolates for women’s day to add sweetness to their special day! When: March 8 Where: Across all Bayroute outlets Khandani Rajdhani – For 50 per cent discount Khandani Rajdhani offers all its female patrons a flat 50% discount this Women’s Day. On March 8, all the ladies who dine at Khandani Rajdhani will pay half the menu rates as a little gesture of love from their favourite thali place. The offer is available for both, lunch as well as dinner. When: March 8 Where: Across all Khandani Rajdhani outlets Mad over Donuts – For a discount equivalent to your age This 8th of March – Women’s Day, get a discount equivalent to your age across all Mad Over Donuts stores in the city. All you have to do is show your Government approved identity card as valid age proof and avail your age per cent off on the total bill amount. When: March 8 Where: Available across all Mad over Donuts Outlets White Charcoal – For nearly 50 % off on the bill For every group of lady diners, White Charcoal offers a near-50 per cent discount off the main bill. All you have to do it total the number of women on the table, and round it off to the lower whole number to know how many ladies can eat. For instance, on a table of two women, you pay half the bill price. In a party of five women, you pay for just three. And if you’re a mixed group of say four women and three men, the meal for two ladies dine is on the house. No matter your group size, there’s a lot of free food coming to your table! When: March 8 Where: White Charcoal, SAB TV Lane, Oberoi Complex, Off New Link Road, Andheri West Gymkhana 91 Bar & Kitchen – For Unlimited Lunch at Rs 699 Gymkhana 91 Bar & Kitchen is offering an unlimited lunch menu at Rs 699 with an array of multi-cuisine foods along with one complimentary glass of Sangria or House Special Mocktail. Their extensive menu offers the best of Vegetarian and Non-vegetarian dishes the place has to offer. Few of the ones not to miss out are Arabic Kuber Kulcha, Tuss Pao, Sri Lankan Sambal Curry, Mellow Fungi Flatbread, Black Button Mushroom Dimsum, Berry Pulao and Hazelnut Brownie with Ice Cream. When: March 8 Where: Gymkhana 91 Bar & Kitchen, Raghuvanshi Mills, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel Talli Turmeric – For free cocktail To celebrate Women’s Day, Talli Turmeric, a newly launched restaurant in Atria Mall, has come up with an irresistible offer of either a complimentary cocktail or a mocktail from the menu. Relish the complimentary beverages with signature dishes like Gunpowder Potatoes, from Andhra Pradesh, Oorgai Idli Vithkal all the way from Kanchipuram, Mangalorean Kozhi ghee roast, the kebabs from Lucknow, melt-in-your-mouth tandoors, Laal Maas from Rajasthan and a whole lot more. Join us with your best friends to avail most of the offer. When: March 8 Where: Talli Turmeric, Ground Floor, Atria Mall, Worli

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Black Cumin Seed Oil Market Competitive Dynamics & Global Outlook 2017 – 2025

Home Food and Beverage Industry News Black Cumin Seed Oil Market Competitive Dynamics & Global Outlook 2017 – 2025 Black Cumin Seed Oil Market Competitive Dynamics & Global Outlook 2017 – 2025 Black cumin seed oil, which also goes by the name of black seed, Nigella sativa and Kalonji is native to southeastern Asia and North America. With a taste and aroma reminiscent of black pepper, onions and oregano, the black cumin seed oil has gained acknowledgement for use in Indian or Middle Eastern cuisine, such as curries, soups, vegetables and meat dishes for a peppery flavor. Additionally, the black cumin seed oil has manifold characteristics pertaining to health and wellness such as anti-bacterial, analgesic, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiviral, anti-hypertensive, insulin sensitizing and others. The various components present in the black cumin seed oil which are responsible for its diverse applications are primarily Thymoquinone, Thymohydroquinone, and Thymol amongst several other micro-components such as myristic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, palmitoleic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid, arachidonic acid, proteins and vitamins B1, B2,B3, calcium, folate, iron, copper, zinc and phosphorous. The black cumin seed oil is anticipated to expand at a considerate CAGR during the forecast period. Request to view Brochure Report: https://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/sample/sample.php?flag=B&rep_id=29501 Black cumin seed oil market is segmented on the basis of form which includes oil as well as encapsulated soft-gel capsules. The soft-shelled capsules are gaining relatively more traction associated to the black cumin seed oil market on the backdrop of consumer convenience. Black cumin seed oil market is segmented on the basis of application which includes cosmetics & personal care, dietary supplements, and culinary. Amongst these applications, the dietary supplement segment is anticipated to flourish with a healthy CAGR owing to its manifold utilizations gradually receiving the attention of consumers for instance the ability of black cumin seed oil to counter tumor effects of cancer, treating type 1 and 2 diabetes, improve digestion, inducing weight loss, strengthening hair follicles, benefiting the skin and even helping to heal scars, and fighting infections most importantly MRSA. Black cumin seed oil market is segmented on the basis of the end use which includes retail and industrial. The retail segment is further sub-segmented as distribution channel which includes online stores, hypermarkets/supermarkets, specialized drug stores, and convenience stores. The black cumin seed oil is gaining widespread popularity on the backdrop of its manifold advantages offered by the same. Some of the properties of black cumin seed oil which are primarily driving the black cumin seed oil market are its potential use to alleviate asthma, allergies, and other respiratory issues, that balance the immune system, reduce cancer tumor, induce anti-inflammatory properties for encephalomyelitis, colitis, peritonitis, oedama, and arthritis through suppression of the inflammatory mediators prostaglandins and leukotriens, fight microbes including bacteria, viruses, helminths, and fungus, aid digestion and decrease gas, bloating and stomach pain, to treat skin problems like eczema and psoriasis, promote healthy cholesterol levels, normalizes blood pressure, Inhibits Candida and fungus growth. The restraints of black cumin seed oil market are relatively few however are potential to affect the market and include the weak penetration in the market owing to the lack of awareness amongst the population regarding the product and selection of potential alternatives. Also, a few cases have been reported owing to the side-effects of black cumin seed oil for instance the onset of contact dermatitis, hypotension, and other allergic reactions. Request for Customization @ https://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/sample/sample.php?flag=CR&rep_id=29501 The South Asian countries such as India, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and others lead as the top exporters as well as manufacturers of the black cumin seed oil market followed by North America and Europe. Most imports have been witnessed by the countries like U.S, Germany, U.K, China, Saudi Arabia, France, and others. Asia will remain as a potential market attributing to the growing economies of India and China. Furthermore, great potential in the black cumin seed oil market can be attributed to its diverse uses.

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The much awaited ‘Ministry Of Crab’ opens in Mumbai

The much awaited ‘Ministry Of Crab’ opens in Mumbai March 7, 2019 at 3:15 pm An opulent, crustacean centered culinary restaurant in Mumbai charts new waters for Gourmet Investments Pvt Ltd (GIPL) – and is the city’s biggest and most awaited launch of the financial year 2018. A huge Crab logo, along with installations across the city, reveals the name behind Chef DharshanMunidasa’s iconic restaurant– Ministry of Crab, from Asia’s 50 Best Restaurant list, located at, Zaveri House, Khar, Mumbai. An evening hosted by GIPL spokespersons, Mr. Ramit Bharti Mittal (Director and CEO) & Mr. Deepinder Batth (Director and COO) along with Chef Dharshan Munidasa and cricketers Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara, witnessed numerous guests coming to experience iconic delicacies of Ministry of Crab. The evening saw a mélange of Bollywood stars and cricketing champions; Anil Kapoor, Khushi Kapoor, Shanaya Kapoor, Zaheer Khan, Yuvraj Singh, Ajit Agarkar, and Shobhaa De were amongst the few distinguished names who were present to celebrate the launch, with Ministry of Crab family. Ministry of Crab is known for being Sri Lanka’s first restaurant dedicated to serving export quality lagoon crabs and is the brainchild of celebrated Chef and restauranteur Dharshan Munidasa. Partnering with Sri Lankan Cricketing Legends Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara, MOC was launched in Sri Lanka on 12 th December, 2011 and is housed in the renovated 400-year-old Dutch Hospital, where it has successfully hosted some of the most renowned celebrities from various fields of art, culture, and sport, and has become a bucket-list must. A veteran of several landmark restaurant launches in India (PizzaExpress, Typhoon Shelter, The Bandra Project, The Runway Project, The Market Project, The Poona Project), GIPL has created a new ethos for the food and beverage industry. Brings MOC, it’s legacy and cuisine intact, as a relaxed luxury dining restaurant with an ambiance attractive to India’s globe-trotting clientele, hence opulent interiors and a size of 6000sq. ft, the restaurant hosts private dining room for up to 24 In the basement and a block-long floor exclusive as its bar, the restaurant hosts a three-story magnificent experience. Naturally, all furnishings across the three-tiered restaurant are bespoke and sit with an outdoor patio for those who enjoy the sheer vastness of a flush of green. The designer, behind the curation of this experience, is none other than our very own Ayaz Basrai. Intimate, impressive and impulsive – the giant board highlighting the catch of the day, a signature of the brand’s popular restaurant in Colombo, Sri Lanka, allows for its customers to make their pick, serviced from its open kitchen. The restaurant management team including chefs went through an intense training program in Colombo over 3 weeks. Chef DarshanMunidasa had numerous interactive sessions enlightening the team about his culinary history, wisdom and educating them about the Ministry of Crab’s overall ethos and philosophy. Teams were given a deep understanding of crab sourcing, sorting, and selection. The Bar at Ministry of Crab is a destination bar in its own right and is proud to hold the city’s largest collection of a wine list, with the world’s best vintage collection. The bar serves an expert cocktail list, Cocktails to Whet Your Senses, which champions a more sustainable approach to cocktail craftsmanship. The bar is beautifully conceived and creates an instant connection to those seeking luxury in a relaxed atmosphere, as well as a damned sexy one, obviously.Mr. Ramit Bharti Mittal, CEO of Gourmet Investments Pvt. Ltd., says, “We aim to offer an elegant respite from the world outside, where you can feast on the legacy cuisine of Ministry of Crab and sip on the finest vintage sparkling.” Mr. Deepinder Batth, COO of Gourmet Investments Pvt. Ltd., says, “We wanted to bring some fun and excitement to a luxury dining experience to the city, with the magic mix of a compelling physical environment, and as always our unparalleled romance with gourmet food. There was no better brand to achieve this than, right from the list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants – Ministry of Crab.” Complementing the foundation of Ministry of Crab, Colombo, the ingredients used aren’t just the best, but also the freshest. While Mumbai will be served the “old favorites”, Crab Curry, Clay Pot Prawn Curry, and Chicken Curry Rice. Ministry of Crab Mumbai promises to offer its loyalists not only long-standing favorites from Sri Lankan menu but also an elaborate luxurious bar offering. A brand new nibbles menu for The Bar at The Ministry of Crab has also been curated by Chef Munidasa for those who are looking for just that experience. On coming to India, Chef Dharshan Munidasa says, “We are looking forward to working in the Indian market with Indian Crabs and the young Indian Chefs. We are happy to have partnered with Gourmet Investments, as they have shared our value system and are committed to bringing the DNA of The Ministry of Crab to give our guests an authentic experience.” About Gourmet Investments Private Limited Gourmet Investments Pvt. Ltd., supported by its parent company Bharti Group, creating a benchmark name in the F&B industry in India with best in class restaurants, both homegrown and international brands. As a company, GIPL brings in the best of talent, quality service, and high pedigree food & beverage products. Some of the homegrown brands sit under “The Project” series, namely The Bandra Project, The Runway Project, The Market Project & The Poona Project, all community-centric properties with steps of service and quality unparalleled. Yet another concept homegrown brand is “The Typhoon Shelter”, an authentic Chinese cuisine developed by celebrity chef “Christian Yang”. Some of the international brand partners we work with are PizzaExpress, Ministry of Crab, Nihonbashi amongst others joining hands this year. With 14 operational restaurants and over 7 new openings within the financial year, GIPL aims to open over 80 restaurants by 2020, in India and globally. Related Posts

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