Brand New Eateries to Check Out in Los Angeles

Brand New Eateries to Check Out in Los Angeles

The Cove The Cove [Official Photo] This is a weekly compilation of noteworthy restaurant openings throughout Los Angeles . These are under-the-radar places to to take note of in and around the city, from the Valley to the South Bay, from the Westside to the San Gabriel Valley. Let’s dive right in. March 13, 2019 Norwalk— Head to The Cove for saucy Cajun-style seafood preparations, as well as the classic deep-fried stuff too. There’s crawfish, shrimp, and snow crab boiled by the pound, along with fried baskets of catfish and shrimp. 12209 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk. Tarzana— Lebanese food aficionado Mona Kalout is dishing up homey fare here in The Valley at Mona’s Kitchen . On the menu is a range of Lebanese specialties including hummus topped with meat and pine nuts, makanek (sausages), and namoura (semolina cake). 18970 Ventura Blvd., Los Angeles. Temple City— Sichuan-style hot pot specialists are on the rise and the latest newcomer is Chun La Hao Chong Qing Hot Pot , a Beijing-based restaurant. With five different soup bases and dozens upon dozens of mix-ins, like bullfrog and boneless duck feet, there truly is something for everyone here. 5701 Rosemead Blvd., Temple City. Century City— The second outlet of Rock House Sliders has popped up in Century City bringing mini burgers to Westsiders. Classic toppings like cheese, pickles, and lettuce are available, along with wilder add-ins like tempura crumbs and mint chutney. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. Rosemead— Hong Kong cafe comforts is the name of the game at E.A.T. Bistro . Open until 1 a.m. nightly, crowds gather for Chinese-British mashups like baked spaghetti bolognese and prime rib with corn niblets. 8168 Garvey Ave., Ste. B, Rosemead. March 6, 2019 South Pasadena— The surrounding neighborhood has been a hotbed for Chinese concepts in recent years but Korean restaurants are still hard to come by. KJ Korean Tofu & BBQ serves homey fare like tofu stews and kimchi fried rice. 800 Fair Oaks Ave., South Pasadena. West Covina— Here at Titas of Manila Filipino Kitchen , diners will find fairly traditional renditions of classic Pinoy fare like the lechon kawali (deep-fried pork belly) and beef tapa , a kind of jerky served with vinegar for dipping. 2532 S Azusa Ave., West Covina. Long Beach— Located inside East Long Beach’s LBX complex is the latest effort from Amor y Tacos’ chef Thomas Ortega: Amorcito . The menu boasts potato taquitos dressed to the nines and charred Brussels sprouts. 4150 McGowen St., Unit 13, Long Beach. Diamond Bar— Hong Kong-style barbecue is the focus at Tasty Box , a fast-casual spot housed in a totally contemporary space. Cozy up to noodle soups or rice plates served with the restaurant’s signature roasted proteins. 269 S. Diamond Bar Blvd., Diamond Bar. Van Nuys— Dig into Mexican-style seafood at Catch 818 Mariscos . The menu is straightforward with tostadas, tacos, cocteles , and the like. Early word says that the micheladas are a must. 7900 Woodley Ave., Los Angeles. February 27, 2019 Rowland Heights— While new Sichuan spots are opening every day, Hunan specialists are still a rarity in the greater SGV. Red Chili Hunan Restaurant brings regional specialties like red-braised pork and spicy frog legs to the table. 18977 Colima Road, Rowland Heights. La Verne— Locals are warming up to wings, burgers, BBQ, and beer at the second outpost of Next Republic . Appetizers include cream cheese wontons and poke nachos, while the aforementioned mains are as traditional or innovative as one desires. 1965 Foothill Boulevard, La Verne. West Hollywood— A new fast-casual burger spot comes by way of By the Way Burger in the now closed BCN space. The menu boasts signature BTW burgers and sliders, as well as options with turkey, chicken, and salmon. The onion rings are an early hit with crowds. 8719 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood. Panorama City— For those who love hamburgers and queso , head to HamburQueso for the best of both worlds. The menu includes standard burgers, as well as ones served with a boat of homemade queso on the side for dipping. 8620 Van Nuys Boulevard, Los Angeles. Koreatown— New inside the food court at Wilshire Center is Calibunga Fish Co , a seafood-forward vendor serving grilled and fried fish platters, as well as sandwiches with fries. 3500 Wilshire Boulevard, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles. February 20, 2019 East Hollywood— Meet Besties Vegan Paradise , a new vegan grocery store with limited food offerings from permanent pop-up Vrank’s, a New York-style hot dog cart serving hot dogs, chili cheese dogs, sausages, and mozzarella sticks. 4882 Fountain Ave., Los Angeles. Boyle Heights— George’s Burgerstand , which has been a part of the neighborhood since the 1960s, is now under new ownership and management. The menu is largely comprised of classic fast-food diner fare made without frozen meat or microwaves. 2311 East Cesar E. Chavez Ave., Los Angeles. West Hills— West-Valley Filipino food aficionados can now get their fix at Cebuchon Sa Barrio , a fast-casual point-point joint serving crowd-pleasing classics like crispy lechon and freshly fried lumpia . 22720 Roscoe Blvd., Los Angeles. Temple City— Northern Chinese-style breakfasts, dumplings, noodles, cold appetizers, and porridge are served all day at Ming Men , a casual neighborhood spot. Swing by after 5 p.m. for intriguing grilled meats on a stick like sheep kidney and lamb fat. 5953 Temple City Blvd., Temple City. West Covina— Indo Bistro popped up in the Hong Kong Plaza food court. The menu, displayed on flat screen monitors, is fairly standard with satays, noodles, and rice dishes making up the bulk of choices. 989 S. Glendora Ave., Ste. 16, West Covina. February 14, 2019 Koreatown— There is no shortage of barbecue specialists in this neighborhood and Round Table is the latest newcomer. The menu features both surf and turf as a notable differentiator among competing joints. In addition to the usual cuts of meat, like marinated short ribs, rib eye, and pork belly, are fruits of the sea like Manila clams, oysters, and scallops. 3465 W. 6th St. Ste. 50, Los Angeles Mid-Wilshire — Eleven City , a new-school diner and delicatessen from owner Bradley Rubin, serves straightforward renditions of classic diner fare with a side of nostalgia. The menu includes things like patty melts and all-day breakfast staples, as well as Junior’s cheesecakes and ice cream floats and sundaes for dessert. 5400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles Alhambra — Roasted chickens, served whole, halved, or quartered, and with a side of naan bread, is the basic premise of The Chicken Coop . Also on hand are sandwiches, wraps, bowls, and soups, and crowd-pleasing sides like mac and cheese, plantains, and Brussels sprouts. 101 W Main St., Ste. C, Alhambra Arcadia— China’s Mydo Pie , which boasts 3,000 locations worldwide, has made its way stateside and settled into the Santa Anita Mall. The specialty here are savory, freshly-baked meat pies filled with things like spicy chicken, black pepper beef, and curry beef. 400 South Baldwin Ave., Arcadia San Gabriel— Crowds are filing into Yunnan Restaurant for Yunnanese and Sichuanese specialties like Across the Bridge Noodles, cumin-crusted toothpick lamb, and sizzling rice cakes. 937 E. Las Tunas Drive, San Gabriel February 6, 2019 West Covina— South Asian carbohydrates of all stripes is the specialty at Prata House . There are over half a dozen different pratas including ones with egg, mutton, and even chocolate. Rounding out the menu are dosas , biryanis , and mutabbaq (stuffed and folded pancakes). 360 S Glendora Ave #3, West Covina Arcadia— The specialty at Paper Pot Shabu is kami-nabe , a Japanese-style of hot pot that involves lining the cooking vessel with specially-coated paper. Diners can swish-swish the usual beef, noodles, and vegetables, along with lamb, pork, and chicken. 1236 S Golden West Ave, Arcadia Santa Monica— Build-your-own Asian-inflected bento boxes, as well as wraps and bowls, at Bento Moderno . The lunchtime menu includes crowd-pleasing things like chicken potstickers and a spicy tuna sushi burritos. 3101 Ocean Park Blvd Ste. 105, Santa Monica Alhambra— Shanghainese fare reigns supreme at Jiang Nan Spring . Start with an order of hot and sour soup, then settle in for seaweed-flecked fried fish sticks and baby back ribs. Finish with chewy tapioca balls filled with black sesame floating in a fermented rice brew. 910 E Main Street, Alhambra Whittier— Tuck into vegan and vegetarian fare made with Southern Californian flare at Modern Shaman . On the plant-based menu is vegan menudo, an Impossible vegan burger, and something called Happy the Corndog, a vegan hotdog in a hempseed-cornmeal batter. 6744 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier January 31, 2019 Little Tokyo— There’s no shortage of doughnut shops around town, but enthusiasts are happy to welcome any and all newcomers with open arms. Donatsu is the newest kid on the block boasting vegan wares in a variety of flavors including creme brulee, pistachio, ube, and mocha latte. Look for kombucha on tap too. Inglewood— The menu is simple at Wingopolis offering just buffalo wings, French fries, and drinks. The shop’s signature wings come in flavors like Volcanic Buffalo, Lemony Lemon, and Honey BBQ. San Gabriel— The number of Sichuan restaurants in the neighborhood has exploded in recent years and the newest spot is Zaza Noodle, a spicy noodle specialist. Consider the Piquant Intestine noodle, Chengdu Hot and Sour Noodle, or the signature Zaza Noodle Soup. Historic Filipinotown— Hi-Fi Kitchen founder Justin Foronda promises “Filipino-American comfort food born and raised in Los Angeles” at this casual neighborhood spot. There is chicken adobo, of course, and a mushroom alternative for vegetarians, as well as Sweet Spaghetti with hotdogs and meatballs. Torrance— Thai street food and sweets is what it’s all about at Thai Hub . South Bay residents craving Southeast Asian fare can dig in to mussel pancakes and chicken sate, along with the usual pineapple fried rice and pad thai noodles. January 23, 2019 City of Industry— For those who want eggs Benedict all day, every day there’s The Benediction by Toast . Consider 13 different varieties of this brunch-time staple including special takes with lobster and corned beef. Also on hand are pancakes, waffles, three-egg omelets, and avocado toast. Downtown— The Nashville hot chicken trend keeps getting hotter and the latest newcomer is The Red Chickz . Whether the mood strikes for tenders, wings, or sandwiches, there’s six different spice levels and things like potato wedges, coleslaw, and baked beans on the side. Florence-Firestone— The LA barbecue scene has a new player with the opening of Smokin’ Telle’s BBQ and Grill . This is the brick and mortar location of former catering-only business, A-TaylorD Affaire. There’s ribs, chicken, brisket, and sausages on the smoker and elote , baked beans, and mac and cheese on the side. Van Nuys— For a rotisserie chicken specialist with a build-your-own Mediterranean bent check out Chick Me Out Grill . Diners choose from a variety of bases (rice, salad, or pita), spreads (like hummus and creamy feta), proteins (chicken, steak, or falafel), and toppings. Palms— There’s no shortage of quality Mexican food in every corner of the city and La Esquina is hoping to stand out with its pared-down menu of breakfast favorites, beloved small bites, salads, and tacos. January 16, 2019 Eagle Rock— Head to Colorado Boulevard for all-day breakfast and sandwiches with “gourm-Asian” flare at Bite Me . For a breakfast burrito that really sticks to one’s ribs there’s one filled with ramen noodles, eggs, cheese, and Chinese sausage. Cerritos— A poutine specialist has popped up in the South Bay at Sauced Up . The Quebecois specialty is served traditionally, as well as with flair thanks to different bases (tater tots, wraps, nachos, and white rice) and toppings (lobster and poke). Hollywood— Tony Khachapuri shares the same kitchen as Banh Oui . Here, the Georgian breakfast staple called khachapuri is the star. The boat-shaped flatbread comes topped with a blend of cheeses, runny eggs, and a few pats of melted butter. Alhambra— The food of Northwest China, which is predominantly Halal due to the Islamic population, is the specialty at Dolan’s Uyghur Cuisine . Consider ordering the “big plate chicken,” lamb of all stripes, and house-made dumplings. Koreatown— Comforting cauldrons of chicken-based Korean soups and stews is the specialty at Bon Ga Ginseng Chicken Soup . There’s ginseng chicken soup, as well as braised chicken, chicken noodle soup, and spicy chicken feet. January 9, 2019 Chinatown— The Filipino food movement is going strong and the latest newcomer is Ord & Broadway . The menu brings together traditional Pinoy cooking with contemporary touches, like the oxtail adobo with roasted bone marrow and pandesal crostini and an ube funnel cake ice cream sandwich. La Cañada Flintridge— For the latest and greatest food trends in an idyllic suburban setting there’s Kokoroll Cafe . The menu has matcha lattes, Hawaiian poke, and even Kazu Nori-esque hand rolls. El Monte— For the sauciest of sandwiches that never fails to fill bellies, head to Torta Ahogadas El Rey . The Guadalajaran specialty is most popularly filled with braised or roasted pork and drenched in a chile sauce. Mid-Wilshire— Supremo Ristorante takes a cue from the pizza and pasta purveyors around town and serves up a mostly predictable menu that includes gnocchi with pesto, linguine with braised short ribs, and a risotto of the day. Alhambra— All-you-can-eat lunch and dinner sushi specials are what it’s all about at Sushi Me . There are two tiers of sushi available (premium and regular) with incremental prices to match. Don’t forget to read the fine print including a 90-minute time limit and a charge for leftovers. January 4, 2019 Pasadena— When the sun sets over Gabriel’s Auto Service, the folks at Smosh Town pop up and pop out smashed burgers. There are only two burgers on the menu, the Smosh Town Classic with raw onions, cheese, pickles, mustard, and ketchup, and The O’s Way with grilled onions and all the fixings. Both are priced at $7 and are made with Wagyu beef. West Covina— El Monte’s beloved purveyor of Vietnamese noodle soup, Pho Filet , has set up its third location in the same building as Garlic Crab. Expect dependable bowls of beef noodle soup with fresh herbs and bean sprouts to garnish. Downtown— MOA Kitchen takes a cue from New York City’s ubiquitous pay-per-pound buffet bars serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner of classic American and Asian-American fare. Stumptown coffee is on hand too. Encino— From schnitzel to pad Thai and orange chicken, there’s something for everyone at Chicken Star . The specialty is a build-your-own Chicken Star Baguette, which includes a choice of meat (chicken or beef), choice of flavor (from red curry to garlic pepper), and choice of vegetable (from mushrooms to jalapeños). Bellflower— Pinoy Fusion BBQ serves up classic Filipino fare in a no-frills setting. Point to what looks good and the person behind the counter will serve it right up. Choose from stir-fried pancit noodles, adobo , and halo-halo for dessert. December 19, 2018 Koreatown— The shaved ice and brick toast are standard for the neighborhood, but the namesake pancake souffles at Souffles offer a fluffy change of pace. Flavors range from plain to tiramisu, matcha, and even banana caramel. City of Industry— The latest outlet of Teddy’s Tacos brings more of the same hearty Mexican fare that diners have come to expect. Choose from barbacoa, chorizo, and asada to fill tacos, tortas, burritos, and mulitas. Whittier— Mexican fare goes meatless at Veggie y Que , a plant-based “deli” serving a strictly vegan menu. There’s chilaquiles on the menu smothered in tomatillo salsa and dairy-free mozzarella, as well as “al pastor” tacos made with marinated soy protein on organic corn tortillas. West Covina— Hidden inside the West Covina Mall is Chicken Xing , a new purveyor of popcorn chicken and house-made bottled tea drinks. “The O.G.” popcorn chicken comes with ranch, garlic aioli, or buffalo dipping sauce, while the “Swoosh” comes with a sweet vinaigrette. Koreatown— The latest newcomer in LA’s already saturated ramen market is Iki Ramen . Starters on offer are more varied than usual with salmon burrata and pork bao making an appearance. Ramen runs the gamut from simple shio to suped-up truffle butter tonkotsu . December 13, 2018 Koreatown— There’s no shortage of spicy fried chicken specialists in these here parts and Michin Dak is the latest newcomer. The menu features wings, tenders, popcorn chicken, and a chicken burger. Pair your cluck of choice with fries, pickled radishes, pickles, or slaw. Studio City — Gray Tavern serves up Spanish-Mediterranean gastropub fare from Jason Francisco. On the menu are large and small plates like salmon paella with shishito peppers and classic patatas bravas. There’s wine, craft beer, and cocktails on the drinkable side of things. Alhambra — It’s all about sizzling skillets with a Japanese bent at Pepper Lunch , “the original Japanese D-I-Y teppan restaurant.” Choose from steaks, seafood, pastas, and curry dishes, then mix in rice, butter, and vegetables to finish. The platters are legitimately hot, so proceed with caution. Artesia— Omar’s Kitchen , formerly known as Omar’s Restaurant, has finally reopened after a massive remodel. The specialty here is Islamic Uyghur cooking, which means plenty of lamb kebabs, meat pies, and hand-pulled noodles. Sherman Oaks — The Valley’s got a new spot for fried chicken sandwiches and tenders at Hot Motha Clucker . Every order comes with fries, slaw, and choice of heat level—from “no heat” to “clucked up.” December 3, 2018 USC— Ramen Kenjo is a new Japanese noodle spot next to USC that seems designed for busy and cost-conscious students. With a decent set of ramen bowls like tonkotsu, chicken shio, and spicy miso with a slew of toppings, there’s a few wild card menu picks like the K-Town, with pan-fried kimchi. Order sides like karaage or gyoza and it’s a meal under $20. Torrance— Anyone who likes Raising Cane’s could reach for the fried chicken tenders at Top Tenders , a new fast-casual restaurant in Torrance from the folks behind Chicken Maison. Choose from a variety of flavors like lemon pepper, garlic parmesan, or spicy buffalo, then order with waffle fries, cole slaw, or Texas toast. Beverly Grove— Just in time for chilly evening LA weather, The Osso Good Company serves bone broth to health-conscious West Hollywood denizens at a new Beverly Grove location along West Third Street. Beyond soup, there’s waffles and “superfood” smoothies for when the weather doesn’t call for hot broth. Koreatown— The corner restaurant spot on 6th and Western keeps changing, and the latest place is yet another soondae, or blood sausage, specialist called Moobongri Soondae BBQ . Since they want to basically serve everything, there’s pork belly barbecue, the namesake soondae, and even fresh beef sashimi. Truly nose to tail dining, Korean style. Little Tokyo— An onigiri restaurant called Rice & Nori has opened in Little Tokyo serving creative renditions of the popular Japanese snack. Priced at around $3 apiece and served on paper trays, the varieties include spam & egg, salmon yuzu miso, and beef sukiyaki. The place serves sashimi and hand rolls too, in case the cute triangular bites aren’t enough. November 14, 2018 Venice— A new noodle spot called Ramen Go opens in the former Osteria Venice and Piccolo space serving tonkotsu and other classic ramen just steps from the ocean. Early reviews seem to be pretty darn good, with high praise for the spicy miso and vegan ramen bowls. While the place should see brisk business during colder months, one wonder how a ramen shop will do in Venice during the thick of summer. Either way, right now is the time to go (ha) to Ramen Go. 5 Dudley Avenue, Venice, CA Culver City— The former Wheelhouse cheese shop in Culver City’s Washington Boulevard stretch has turned into Kustaa , another local cheese and wine shop serving boards and charcuterie. The menu expands to things like toasts, salads, and sandwiches that should help feed this rather sleepy part of the Westside. Kustaa opened in late September. 12954 W Washington Boulevard Little Tokyo— A new fusiony taco spot called Bad Son Tacos has debuted as of early October inside the Little Tokyo Galleria market with sort of a Guisados-like menu of stewed and grilled meat tacos. They also press tortillas into a slightly thicker shape like at Guisados. Taco types include chicken tinga, mole, chorizo, and chile verde, with sides of queso fundido, elote, and rice. There’s even burritos, which should quell any big lunchtime hunger pangs. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 333 S. Alameda Street Suite 100. Koreatown— Koreatown keeps getting busier, with a new soup destination called Haemaru that’s open for nearly 22 hours a day. Yes, Haemaru opens at 6:30 a.m. and closes at 4 a.m., which means it works as breakfast, late night, or hangover cure for Koreatown nightlife revelers. A Wagyu ox bone soup with prime brisket costs just $6.99 before 10:30 a.m. while the bowl runs just $9.99 until 2 p.m. Other Korean soups include haejangguk, or hangover soup, and dried cabbage soup with beef brisket. With plenty of drinking taking place all over the neighborhood, this place should come as welcome relief, especially during winter months. 3498 West 8th Street. Manhattan Beach— A fancy six-seat omakase destination from the Inaba group (which runs Inaba and Ichimiann in Torrance) opened in the middle of last year in Manhattan Beach serving some of the best quality sushi and fish in the South Bay. Though it opened a while ago, some Food Talk Central members are just starting to uncover how great the place is. Located just a few steps from the beach, Sushi I-naba has that rare upscale omakase vibe that reviewers think compares to some great sushi spots around the world. Prices start at around $120 and go up to $180 though there’s no set menu. Lunch prices are a bit more reasonable for anyone looking to try the fish without dropping hundreds of dollars. 1300 Highland Avenue, Suite 107, Manhattan Beach November 7, 2018 West Hollywood— Palms poke restaurant Tikifish has opened a second location as of two weeks ago on the ground floor of the new Trader Joe’s strip mall in West Hollywood along Santa Monica Boulevard. With more of a sushi-like approach to poke, chef Lionel Killens draws a bit from his Filipino heritage on some new dishes here, with Bobby Hundreds (of The Hundreds design company) contributing design and artwork. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday, but daily starting November 12. 7318 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood Pasadena— A catch-all breakfast through dinner spot called The Pan has opened on Holly Street in the former Lost at Sea space serving everything from pizza and waffles to loaded fries and fried chicken. Early reviews on Yelp seem to be pretty positive for this directionless but still tasty-looking restaurant rocking fairly reasonable prices. 57 E. Holly St, Pasadena Eagle Rock—Truly oddball from beginning to end, The Cloudy Garlic is a new sandwich shop at an Eagle Rock strip mall serving everything from garlic meatball rice bowls to Korean barbecue sandwiches. Early feedback seems to be overwhelmingly positive despite its rather strange menu mostly because the place delivers on flavor and service. 2750 Colorado Boulevard, Eagle Rock Century City— Boba shop Red Straw brings the Instagram-friendly vibe to Century City with colorful iced teas and more at the Westfield Century City. Apparently they don’t use any artificial flavors or powders, which is a nice change of pace from other bubble tea shops. Hours run 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, making the teas a nice companion to some high end shopping. 10250 Santa Monica Boulevard, Century City Koreatown— A Koreanized rotisserie chicken and rice bowl spot called Kind People Kimchi opened serving whole roasted chickens that come with grilled sausages, japchae, and stir-fried kimchi. There’s also these mini rice bowls called “cup bob” topped with barbecue prime beef, spicy pork butt, or more of that japchae. Open from noon to 8 p.m. daily, except Sunday. 4220 Beverly Boulevard. October 31, 2018 Redondo Beach — The Rockefeller opened a Redondo Beach location a few weeks back, and the menu is ambitious for what could be mistaken as just a beer bar. The 24 local and regional beers on tap are a good start, and the menu is 100 percent comfort food, with chicken pot pie, a short rib cheesesteak sandwich, and braised pork cheeks over creamy polenta. 1707 S Catalina Ave, Redondo Beach, CA Long Beach — 21M Express Cafe opened in Downtown Long Beach in mid-October, and while bubble tea seems like the draw, the reasonably-priced full menu shouldn’t be overlooked either. Diners can create a custom box with a favorite protein over steamed rice, noodles, or fried rice, or choose one of 21M’s deep-fried crispy boxes with spicy mayo shrimp, or chicken wings. — 515 Long Beach Blvd Long Beach, CA North Hollywood — Open for one month, the Brews Brothers is on a mission from the craft beer gods in North Hollywood’s Arts District. They’re doing this with 42 taps that include American and Belgian ales, light and wheat, ciders, kombucha, and several beers on nitro. The kitchen pushes out small plates, charcuterie, sandwiches, and salads, while customers play foosball, board games, and pool tables. — 5140 Lankershim Blvd Los Angeles, CA Koreatown — Boolieya joined the ranks of K-Town sports bars three weeks ago. And while TVs fill the darkened room, the owners are calling Boolieya an “Fusion Grill.” The communal-style dishes and seating makes for some colorful and tables filled with stir-fried octopus, fondue, and a heavy lean towards seafood selections. 3959 Wilshire Blvd B211, Los Angeles, CA Historic South Central – Chef Jason Harley took a moment away from his Downtown Birdies’ doughnuts and fried chicken restaurant, and opened burger joint Baby J’s Burgers a few months back. Baby J’s has a truly simple menu with classic single or double cheeseburgers, with fries, along with old-school desserts and milkshakes. Be mindful that Baby J’s interior is positively tiny. — 1030 E 25th St, Los Angeles, CA October 25, 2018 East Hollywood — Sea Salt is what happens when H. Salt Fish & Chips gets a modern upgrade and moves into East Hollywood/Los Feliz. Only open for three weeks, Sea Salt fully embraces its deep-fried identity with fish and chips, popcorn shrimp, and some delicious add-ons, including clam chowder, hush puppies, and submarines, which are simply rolls filled with lobster, crab, or any fried fish of choice. 4732 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, CA Koreatown — As if anyone needed a reminder that Koreatown has far more than Korean food, Rikas Peruvian opened its doors near Vermont and 3rd only a few days ago. Rikas is traditional Peruvian, with a reasonably-priced beefy lomo saltado, along with the signature Peruvian chicken a la brasa , and fried rice, aka arroz chaufa. 3553 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA Westlake — There’s a handful of Indian restaurant in Westlake, and the two-week old Bombay Beach is giving the neighborhood a go. The room is a pleasant place to eat with tiles, wood, and cheerful blue and white colors. Bombay Beach maintains a limited Punjabi menu at the moment, with chicken tikka, butter chicken, chana masala, naan, and samosas. 1338 W 7th St Los Angeles, CA Silver Lake — Locals might remember the longstanding Leela Thai. A few months ago, new owners took over and transformed it into The Silver Lake House. There’s also a new traditional menu for the centrally located restaurant, complete with papaya salads, spring rolls, and pineapple fried rice. 1737 Silver Lake Blvd Ste 1 Los Angeles, CA Torrance — There’s a new pizza delivery and takeout spot in Torrance called Pizzoun (oddly open just a few doors down from a Domino’s) that uses some high quality ingredients like local produce, organic flour, and South Bay-produced cheese. The pies come out in larger sort of shoe-like shapes and there are currently only four topping combinations, one of which is called the bacon and egg. In addition, a lot of the sprouts and greens are grown inside the restaurant on racks. Hours are currently 12 to 8 p.m. though they should expand as the shop continues to operate past its initial opening. 24422 Hawthorne Boulevard, Torrance, CA. October 18, 2018 Chinatown — MasterChef semi-finalist Becky Reams, and Yeekai Lim of Cognoscenti Coffee built Chinatown’s friendly breakfast and lunch addition, Lately . The cozy space and menu opened late-August, and the easy menu pleases with Reams’ green tomato sandwich, cake donuts, and country-fried steak sandwich. It’s window-service only for now, with plans for dine-in planned for the fall. 970 N Broadway Ste 114 Los Angeles, CA Exposition Park — Earlier this summer, Taqueria El Taco Loco took over the fourth SoCal location for Hamburger Dan’s, and installed a traditional Mexican to crank out tacos, tostadas, flautas, and combination platters. The location is ideal for any one of the million activities nearby, including the California Science Center, Banc of California Stadium, the Natural History Museum, or the LA Memorial Coliseum. 3764 S Normandie Ave Los Angeles, CA Hawthorne — One of LA’s oldest independent restaurant chains expanded to Hawthorne this month. Bossa Nova Brazilian Cuisine’s new Hawthorne location includes a full-service restaurant, but also put together a deli, Brazilian grocery store, and cafe. The Brazilian eatery already has longstanding locations in Hollywood, West LA, West Hollywood, and another is planned for DTLA’s South Park this year. Koreatown — Jeong Yuk Jeom is a recent and spacious addition to K-Town’s unusually-shaped mini mall, Ma Dang the Courtyard. The modern ambience is striking, with high ceilings, bamboo, and floor-to-ceiling windows. The food is traditional, with Korean barbecue, galbi soup, soybean paste soup, and cold noodles. 621 S Western Ave Ste 100 Los Angeles, CA Beverly Hills — Finding quality dim sum west of the San Gabriel Valley has its challenges, but Capital Seafood hopes to make it easier. Capital Seafood took over the massive space that formerly housed New Port Seafood, after a three-year stint on Restaurant Row. The costs are slightly higher than in SGV, but the savings on gas should make up for it. — 50 N La Cienega Blvd Ste 130 Beverly Hills, CA October 10, 2018 Manchester Square — The Authentic Philly At The Corner is what happens when South LA cuisine meets the Philly cheesesteak. The new shop opened slightly east of Inglewood in August, and options include Philly cheesesteaks, hero sandwiches, salads, and a signature asada hot Cheeto burrito. 1855 W Manchester Ave Los Angeles, CA Long Beach — Hortencias Mexican & Seafood had big shoes to fill when Long Beach favorite Baja Sonora closed in Bixby Knolls. The new Mexican eatery opened a few weeks ago, with a menu that leans towards seafood, including lobster tacos. 3502 Atlantic Ave Long Beach, CA Santa Monica — It took a year, but Silverlake Ramen finally opened its new location on Third Street Promenade this week. The new outpost took over Bravo Cucina , and is the restaurant’s first step into a franchising model, featuring the same crowd-pleasing menu at the original location, Highland Park, and in Echo Park. 1319 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA Rolling Hills Estates — In late August, a charming wine bar opened in a sleepy part of the South Bay. Driftwood Wine Bar & Kitchen is the work of chef/owner Andie Hubka, who designed a relaxed menu to accompany the wine flights and craft beer. 767 Deep Valley Dr Rolling Hills Estates, CA Echo Park — LA’s second Baby Blues BBQ location opened late last month, complete with a massive mural of Dodgers third baseman, Justin Turner overlooking the former Costa Alegre space. It’s open early, and keeps serving until 10 p.m., right in the heart of Echo Park. 1901 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA August 13, 2018 Palms— There’s a new casual Indian restaurant called Tandoori Eats that takes over a former butcher shop in Palms, just across the way from the Expo Line station. Opened last Friday, the eatery serves a slew of Indian and Pakistani classics like biryani, karahi, goat curry, and chicken tikka masala. Prices are reasonable, the place is already packed with locals. 10004 National Boulevard. Koreatown— A new chicken spot called The Pollo does a sort of non-chain version of roasted chicken and sides that one might find at El Pollo Loco, but with a bit more quality. Opened on August 1, early reviews seem very positive for the affordable fast casual chain-in-the-making. 3183 Wilshire Boulevard. Suite 172. Culver City— The former OOAK in Main Street Culver City has turned quickly into a new dim sum destination called Fifty One . The extensive menu also goes into some fusion-style dishes, with a large portion of vegetarian plates as well. There’s even koi-shaped fish pudding, something that likely hasn’t cross over the 110 freeway, ever. 9540 Washington Boulevard. Redondo Beach— Another day, another South Bay ramen spot, this one called Rakkan that opened just steps from the beach. This ramen spot focuses on vegan broth, andalready has a location in Little Tokyo . Like its Downtown LA counterpart, they’ve got ramen bowls with everything from miso and shio to tomato and soy sauce. 629 South Pacific Coast Highway. Mission Hills— It’s not every day that a new Laotian restaurant opens in LA. A new place called Kop Jai Lai serves a combination of Thai and Lao dishes that has all the hallmarks of a homecooked meal. There’s a Lao-style papaya salad, spicy chicken mint, and larb. Fans of northeastern Thai or Isaan cuisine might really enjoy Kop Jai Lai, as a lot of those Isaan dishes are actually Thai versions of classic Lao fare. 15423 Chatworth Street. August 6, 2018 Burbank— A taste of Rome is hitting Burbank thanks to Gourmet Romano . Its multigrain dough is fermented for 72 hours, and serves as a backdrop for toppings like prosciutto, ndjua, and smoked salmon. There’s also panini, suppli (rice balls), and salads for the full Italian experience. 4017 W Riverside Dr Unit C, Burbank Hollywood— It’s nice to see hometown Korean food breaking out of K-Town. BBQ + Rice is attempting to do just that with a simple menu of rice bowls and salads . Select from proteins like bulgogi, spicy pork, black pepper chicken, and galbi , or braised short ribs. There’s even mandoo and Korean fried chicken for all sorts of Korean snack cravings. 7363 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles Koreatown — K-Town sure does love its cutesy coffee shops, as another one has opened, this time adjacent to California Ramen Factory. Dubbed Mint Whale 2018 , it is unclear whether or not the name will change with each passing year. With a full roster of espresso drinks, fruity beverages like smoothies and mojitos, and sugary ice blended concoctions, it seems like a nice post-ramen treat. Bonus points for an Instagram-worthy purple flower ceiling . 4008 W 3rd St, Los Angeles Inglewood — While there may not be enough Caribbean restaurants in LA, drive south of the 10 to satisfy jerk cravings. And with Karuba’s Yardy Kitchen , there are more places for a taste of the islands . The strip mall contender on Centinela sounds like an outstanding place for oxtails, curry goat, and even the Jamaican classic ackee and salt fish. 1300 Centinela Ave Unit 103, Inglewood Highland Park — While Korean fried chicken is definitely a thing in LA, dedicated Thai chicken specialists haven’t quite broken the mold. That is until now with the opening of Hot Gai Thai Fried Chicken . As the name intimates, it’s all about the fried bird here , with a tight menu that also includes an interesting fried chicken laab and phanaeng curry fries. 5043 York Blvd, Los Angeles July 26, 2018 Chinatown— Hoping to give Tsujita a run for its money as the best tsukemen specialist in LA is Okiboru House of Tsukemen . The Chinatown shop makes its own noodles, a thicker variety ideal for dunking in the restaurant’s long-simmered broth. Beyond the standard chasu offerings, the specialty here is grilled pork ribs that adorn the “okiboru,” or “big bowl.” 635 N Broadway, Los Angeles Koreatown— Koreatown sure does love its drinking dens, where locals congregate over free-flowing soju and beer. Secret IZT is a new bar that encourages imbibers to pour their rice wine over cotton candy while nibbling on K-Town favorite corn cheese and dried cuttlefish. 301 S Western Ave. Ste 201, Los Angeles Downtown— The Spring Street Arcade has another business to its name, and although Los Angeles is most certainly a taco town, this one specializes in burritos . Calavera Burrito Co goes beyond that standard offerings with options that include chile relleno, beef birria, and chili verde shredded chicken. The burritos even come with chips and guacamole included. 541 S Spring St. Ste 106, Los Angeles Pico-Union— It isn’t often that one hears of a modern Nicaraguan restaurant opening up in the City of Angels. Portobanco’s Restaurant on Venice Boulevard brings people together over plates of fritanga and tostones in a nicely revamped, expansive space. 1225 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles Eagle Rock— Pasadena’s My Vegan opened a second location on Eagle Rock’s Colorado Boulevard. While the menu leans heavily Thai, there are plenty of eclectic options that include vegan chili cheese fries and an assortment of Impossible burgers. With a hipster-friendly space adorned with exposed light bulbs and concrete walls, it should surely become a welcome addition to the neighborhood. 1759 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles July 18, 2018 Koreatown— Another day, another home-style Korean restaurant opening in K-town. With a name like YUKGA gogi house , it’s clear the restaurant focuses on meat, or gogi in Korean. Diners can expect plenty of meaty offerings in the form of soups like suhlungtang , braised short ribs galbi jjim , and hot stone bibimbap. 608 S New Hampshire Ave, Los Angeles Pico-Robertson— Hoping to bring a taste of Chicago to LA is Mild Sauce , a retailer specializing in the beloved condiment from the Windy City. The sweet and slightly spicy sauce apparently is prevalent at chicken joints and other restaurants in the city’s West and South sides. At the new eatery on Olympic and La Cienega , get it doused on chicken, catfish, shrimp, and okra in a fast-casual setting. 8500 W Olympic Blvd Ste B, Los Angeles Downtown— Taking over the former Tacos Tu Madre address Downtown is Chiquitita , a similar concept that also serves Mexican fare. The new Corporation Food Hall tenant serves everything from breakfast tacos and burritos to spicy tuna tostadas. 724 S Spring St, Los Angeles Mid-Wilshire — LA sure does love its casual taco spots, as yet another strip mall contender, Soto’s Kitchen , has opened up on on La Brea. The eatery currently operates within the extremely limited hours of Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The family-owned Mexican cafe sells simple breakfast and lunch fare of tacos, burritos, and tortas. 1292 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles Exposition Park — There aren’t nearly enough Turkish restaurants in LA. Luckily for USC students, a catering company, Halaloglu , has opened a brick-and-mortar location that specializes in halal bowls, sandwiches, and wraps. Certainly seems like a nice break from the massive number of surrounding poke and sandwich joints. 3742 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles July 13, 2018 Koreatown— With this blazing heat, it’s officially cold noodle weather in Los Angeles. And given the long lines at Koreatown hot spots like Yuchun, it’s nice to see a new entrant in the noodle game. Wonsan Myunok on Western is currently hawking a menu of all the summertime favorites like naengmyun , or chewy noodles that come served in an icy beef broth or spicy sauce. Tack on an order of mandoo , or Korean dumplings and kalbi , and call it a perfect afternoon. 901 S Western Ave Ste 101, Los Angeles Koreatown — Wonsan Myunok isn’t the only new opening in Koreatown, as the neighborhood rife with strip mall eateries has yet another newcomer. Bukchon offers a more varied menu of homestyle classics that range from whole chicken soup samgyetang and soybean stews. 361 S Western Ave Ste 101, Los Angeles Fairfax — An ultra hip new Thai joint has opened west of Thai Town on West Third. Dubbed The Thai Thing , the sleek space with subway tiled accent walls should certainly be a welcome addition to the neighborhood that could use a solid Southeast Asian restaurant. Expect all the standard dishes like ka prao, curries, pad see ew, and, of course, pad thai, that can be ordered with a selection of proteins. Bonus points for a quaint patio lit with bistro lights. 6015 W 3rd St, Los Angeles Studio City— Breakfast for lunch is officially a thing at the Valley’s new Belgian Waffle House . Similar to Orange County’s beloved Bruxie, sweet and savory waffles are the name of the game here, along with a full roster of espresso drinks. Think options like the prosciutto and scrambled egg, and the smoked salmon croque madame. 11211 Ventura Blvd Ste 102, Los Angeles East Hollywood— Breaking out of the standard Thai restaurant mold is Love Shrimp Thai Thai . The appropriately named eatery combines the concept o f peel-and-eat shrimp spots with Thai flavors . With lobster, snow crab legs, and Thai seafood soup, it sounds like a haven for crustacean lovers. 4814 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles July 6, 2018 Redondo Beach— Remember when Suburbia opened at a Redondo Beach strip mall? After a few years, Tin Vuong has converted the all-around restaurant into another branch of his Southeast Asian-inflected Little Sister , placing it just a few miles away from the Manhattan Beach original. It’s not clear when the flip took place, but the last Yelp reviews for Suburbia came out in May 2018. Either way, early results for the third Little Sister branch (the other is in Downtown) are pretty solid out of the gate. 247 Avenida Del Norte, Redondo Beach, CA. Montrose— C’est la Vie , from Little Flower’s Christine Moore, has closed and made way for another friendly neighborhood eatery called Cafe Montrose . Some of the ownership is the same, as is much of the food, which leans on seasonal and easy-going sandwiches, salads, and pastries. 3459 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale, CA. Little Tokyo— A new Korean fried chicken joint called BBQ Chicken ( which has another location in K-Town ) has opened in Little Tokyo with a slew of sweet-savory-spicy chicken and some comfort fare to go on the side. It’s a pretty affordable affair, with whole chickens running around $24, good for two to three people to share. 442 East 2nd Street, Little Tokyo. Glendale— Another fried bird specialist, this one called Trap Fried Chicken , has opened on Chevy Chase Drive in Glendale. Serving Instagram-friendly fried chicken sliders, mac & cheese, and grilled corn, this one’s been drawing long lines since opened a few weeks ago. Open 6 p.m. to midnight, which is a pretty late closing time for Glendale. 1600 E. Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale, CA. North Hollywood— Muddle & Twist is a strange combination of a barbecue joint and trendy watering hole at Magnolia Square in North Hollywood. Early reports for the smoked meats are fairly solid, with a parking lot patio and late hours which works well for any studio workers coming out of Burbank. 10865 Magnolia Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA. June 27, 2018 Sawtelle— The Korean fast-casual chain Bibigo , which wants to give Chipotle a run for its money with sizzling hot bibimbap bowls, has opened a bright new location on Sawtelle. They’ve got a few new innovations at this spot, like scrambled egg poured right into the stone bowls, traditional crispy Korean seafood pancakes, and bulgogi steak. It’s Bibigo’s return back to standalone restaurants vs. the mall-based model they’d tried for a while. 2210 Sawtelle Blvd. Los Angeles, CA Century City— Westfield Century City’s food court has a new Brazilian barbecue option called La Vaca , which serves churrasco in a by-the-pound cuts like picanha, garlic chicken, and liguica sausage paired with a buffet-style salad bar. It’s similar to the popular Pampas, which occupies space at The Original Farmer’s Market and Culver City. Hours run 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily., with a later closure on weekends. 1 0250 Santa Monica Blvd. Century City West Hollywood— A new sushi roll and ramen spot takes over a prime slot in West Hollywood called Akuma . The casual roll specialist serves reasonably priced tuna and crispy rice along with some standard-looking tonkotsu ramen. The happy hour prices are very good, and there’s even a nice patio space for summer outdoor dining. 8267 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood Inglewood— A unique new Mexican seafood spot called Lalo’s Mariscos combines Italian pasta with shellfish cocteles. Located just a few miles from LAX, they’ve got reasonably priced pasta bowls with shrimp and scallops, along with large salsa-laden fresh seafood cocktails. Despite the odd pairing, early reviews are pretty solid. 4820 West Century Blvd. Melrose— One of LA’s earliest acai bowl spots , Ubatuba , has expanded to West Hollywood on Melrose just east of Fairfax. The menu here hews closer to what one might find in Brazil, and they’ve even got pao de quiejo (chewy tapioca cheese balls), which works as a nice after school snack for nearby Fairfax high school students. 7751 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood Eater LA Sign up for our newsletter. Enter your email address Subscribe By signing up, you agree to our Privacy Policy and European users agree to the data transfer policy.

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Visiting Sikkim | The Best Global Travel Guide

Sikkim – The Himalayan Fantasy
Sikkim is one of the most beautiful places in entire world. In short it is one of the beauties when it comes to the north eastern part of India. This is a place that is nicely tucked away and is beautifully landlocked in the Himalayan mountain range with immense natural beauty. This is a place that has all the required components that would soon sooth you from the tiredness of the day to day activities. Apart from the stunning sights one can also experience blissful snow fall in Sikkim while being on their holiday. In order to make this as one of the best experiences have a look at the places given below and then adding them up in your plan. Let’s have a look at them in detail below.
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Gangtok: Gangtok is the capital of the mountainous northern Indian state, Sikkim. It is reachable by car or bus from the Bagdogra airport and the New Jalpaiguri railway station located in the city named Siliguri. It was established as a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the 1840s and today it is also the most favourite destination for hikers planning treks in the famous Himalayan mountain range. Some of the top places to see in and nearby Gangtok are Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Hanuman Tok, Enchey Monastery, Tashi View Point, Sikkim Himalayan Zoological Park, Banjhakri Falls and Energy Park, Bakthang Waterfall, Ranka monastry, Rumtek Monastry, Lachung – Lachen – Gurudongmar lake and of course the great and famous Changu Lake which remains frozen most of the year (Also known as Lake Tsomgo)
Yuksom: Yuksom is one of the oldest historic town. And this is why it is considered to be one of the best places that you must not miss to make a visit. This is a place for all those individuals who love to be a part of the natural beauty. It is also an uninterrupted trail for the trekkers. So, if you are willing to spend some of your best moments in the shadow of nature by being away from the hustle and bustle of the city, then this is the best place for you. Some of the major attractions here are the historic Norbugang Park, the Tashi tenka, which was a historic royal palace and promises wonderful views, The oldest monastery, the Dubdi Gompa, Kathok Wodsalin Gompa – a newly constructed monastery, also famous for the statue of Guru Padmasambhava, the Goechala Trek and the last but not the least Kanchenjunga National Park. One of the precautions you need to take is the lighting. It has poor lighting. The best time for you to visit here is March to June and September to November.
Momo (Dumplings): Momo’s who does not love them. Sikkim and Momo’s are complimentary to each other. This is a place that is going to serve you with one of the best Momo’s that you have ever tasted in your life. Believed to be the origin of the Tibetan and modulated by the Nepalese cuisine, the Momo’s are the best things in Sikkim. This is a small steamed bun with some fillings inside it. Momo’s come in two parts. And they are the cover and the fillings. The cover Momo’s are made up of the white flour and water. Sometimes even the yeast and the baking soda is being added into it in order to enhance the texture of Momo’s. Originally this is a dish that is made up of the ground meat fillings, with a lot many modifications that have made the dumplings really very better.
Lachung, Lachen and Yumthang Valley: The Lachung, Lachen and Yumthang Valley is a district village in the North Sikkim and the winter home for all the Tibetan Nomadic Tribes. It is also a very high-altitude village resided by the Tibetan and Bhutia People in North Sikkim. This is a place that is beautifully bounded by the snow-capped Mountains. All the three are one of the most extremely beautiful tourist’s places for you to visit in Sikkim. One must not miss to make a visit to this place as it’s one of the most famous places, that you must not miss to make a visit in North East India. This is a place where you can experience the best snow fall ever. Some of the best places you must not miss to visit here are The picturesque journey from Lachen to Gurudongmar Lake, the Gurudongmar Lake which is often frozen in winters, The colorful rhododendron bloom, Lachung Gompa where the largest Buddhist shrine is located, the Lachung Monastery, Handicraft village and Lachung Village, Mt Pandim, Mt Kabru, Mt Simvo, Mt Jopuno, Mt Kanchenjunga and Mt Siniolchu enroute Gangtok, Rhododendron Sanctuary, and the last but not the least, the Sub-zero temperature and 360 degree snowcapped highlands at Yumesamdong / Zero-point. The best time to visit here is March–June when it is very pleasant; and December–January if you want to see snowfall.
Phagshapa : Phagshapa is lesser known but is yet one of the most loving food of Sikkimese cuisine, and is something that each and every pork lover must give a try. This is a dish that gives a tangy and spicy kind of an endeavor that will just blow up your mind doing wonders. Made with lots of pork and radish one can actually not have less when it comes to a dish like this. Phagshapa is a dish that is a health-conscious kind of food without any one giving a second thought about it. With enough of vegetables and oil this is one among those dishes that will help you treat the taste buds, as well as the health at the same time. Well for all the vegetarians there is no substitute when compared to the pork so there is nothing much that you can actually do about it.
Tsomgo Lake: Tsomgo Lake is located 38 kms from the capital city of sikkim, Gangtok and it is one of the most popular tourist places in Sikkim. This is a place that has a snacky road through the mountain topography and the strident mountains, and directly takes you to the Tsomgo lake. This this is a place that is filled with a lot of adventure and if you looking for some of the best places to visit in Sikkim then you must not miss this place for sure. Some of the major attractions here are Migratory ducks like the Brahmini, The beautiful flowers such as Primulas, Blue and Yellow Poppies, and Irish, and the last but not the least, Yaks and pony ride. One of the precautions you need to take here is Start early in order to avoid the late-night travel as the roads are not properly laid out. The best time for you to visit here is Jan to Mar – for snow and April to May – for Rhododendrons and Orchids.
Sha Phaley: This is one of the most famous dishes of the Tibetan origin and is literally believed to be a heaven when it comes to the taste buds. Every one loves bread. Everyone loves the deep-fried stuff, after all deep fried is something that you have to be aware about when it comes to this dish. This is a dish that is crispy outside and is heavenly inside as this is what you actually get when you take the first bite. With different people having different demands, a lot many variations have been done on the dish and people have actually accepted the addition of cheese and tofu to the stuffing.
Namchi: Namchi is a place that is blessed with the fresh air and is fragmented with the aroma of lush flora. This beautiful sight of the snow-capped mountains and the woodland mountain valleys adding the scenery and making it to the most important spot among the places to visit in Sikkim. Some of the major attractions here are the Kanchenjunga range, the Sherdup Choeling Monastery, The beautiful tea gardens, Rock Garden and the last but not the least Namchi Mahotsav in October. One of the major precaution that you need to take here is travel safely while being on the road. The roads here are not laid in the right manner and are very rough. The best time for you to visit this place is from the month of March–June and from the month of October–November. So do make sure that you have a visit made to this place.
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We did the same – eating where we stayed. And we stayed in about 10 different homestays during our trip.
It’s not that is was bad. Beside 3 meals, we found Sri Lankan food simply not as good and flavorful as other asian cuisines in general, and curries in particular.
So either we were unlucky throughout our stay, or we essentially find Sri Lankan cuisine to be more bland when compared to other Asian cuisine such as Indian, Thaï or from Hong Kong or Indonesian and Singapore .
For what it’s worth, I also find Philipino cuisine to also be bland (and usually way too sweet) compared to other asian food…

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Malaysians are number one fans of their own cuisine – but other nations aren’t liking it that much, study finds

March 15, 2019 Pixabay
Tender chicken pieces grilled on a satay stick and the sweetness of an apam balik never fail to brighten a Malaysian’s day. This is the stuff dreams are made of right? Well, apparently, not for everyone.
A study of 24 countries has found that the biggest fans of Malaysian cuisine are none other than Malaysians themselves, with a whopping 97 per cent of them indicating that they like it.
But the love is not shared. The survey of 25,000 people by market research company YouGov also found that most people from other nations aren’t big on Malaysian cuisine. Among those who have tried Malaysian cuisine, less than half, or 48 per cent, indicated that they like it.
The study, which was published on Wednesday (March 13), was conducted across 24 countries.
Malaysian cuisine is the 20th most popular cuisine out of 34 national cuisines, YouGov said. Neighbouring Singapore and Indonesia didn’t fare too well either, at 18th and 19th spots (with the same score) on the list.
The top five cuisines globally are Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai and French, while the least popular cuisines include Peruvian, Finnish, Saudi Arabian, Filipino and Norwegian foods. Spanish cuisine is in sixth place, followed by American, Mexican, and Indian cuisines. YouGov
A large majority, or 84 per cent, of respondents said they enjoy Italian cuisine, with pizza and pasta being among the most popular foods.
Countries where a large majority of those who tried Malaysian food and did not like it include Finland, France, the US, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Saudi Arabia and Italy.
Additionally, there were four Asian countries where less than half of the people said they like Malaysian cuisine. They include Vietnam (44 per cent), China (41 per cent), Thailand (34 per cent) and Japan (25 per cent).
Japan is also the least out of all the countries to enjoy foreign food.
Among them all, Italians are the least impressed by what Malaysia has to offer, with only 21 per cent of respondents there liking the food, followed by Spain at 24 per cent.
But on the bright side, there are many nationalities who appreciate Malaysian cuisine. Apart from Malaysians themselves, the second biggest fans of Malaysian cuisine are Singaporeans, with 91 per cent of them indicating that they like it.
Other countries which take a liking to Malaysian cuisine are all in Asia Pacific – the Philippines, Australia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Indonesia, where more than 60 per cent of respondents said that they like it. Each nation’s average attitude towards all 34 cuisines. YouGov
Malaysians’ most well-loved cuisine – apart from their own – is Thai, which 91 per cent of respondents said that they like, followed by Indonesian cuisine, with a rating of 80 per cent.
Tied in third place are Italian, Chinese and Singaporean cuisines, which 74 per cent of respondents indicated that they like.
The least favourite cuisine among Malaysians is Peruvian, which had a 19 per cent approval rating. This is followed by Argentinian (24 per cent) food, and Finnish and Brazilian (26 per cent) cuisines.
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A celebration of culture – International Festival Week

Campus Reporters A celebration of culture – International Festival Week International Officer Aanchal Rawal along with the International Students Network came together to create a festival week full of opportunities for students to embrace a variety of cultures. 0 March 15, 2019 14:35 by Marvel Kalu
As the International festival week draws to a close, Impact spoke to Aanchal Rawal, the International Officer, about the hard work that herself and the International Student Network have done to put together an unforgettable Festival week for students at UoN.
Q. What does the international festival week mean to you? A. When I became the International Officer, two of the things I wanted to achieve was inclusivity and diversity. International Festival Week does that. A multitude of events, try-it sessions, exhibitions were on around the university. The week was a celebration of UoN culture, UoN societies for UoN students. I feel proud to be running this network event along with the ISN committee. Planning and executing this massive event will definitely be the highlight of my university experience.
Q. What are you looking forward to during the festival week? A. Personally, I am looking forward the most to the outdoor food market (runs 4 times this week), Ikebana and henna workshops, Indian Dance Society workshop, NU and Belly dance sessions along with Swedish and Latin Film festivals. On a slight bias note, really excited for the ISN Grand Finale event on the last day of the week (Friday, 15th March).
Q. What should students look forward to for international festival week that they’ve never seen before? A. This year, we have Wing Chun martial arts sessions twice in the week, Chinese Crafts Workshop, Latin Film Festival (running three times), BME Network’s ‘building international network solidarity’ event. The outdoor food market is something really new and exciting with different cuisines to try (Korean, Indian, Bubble tea).
During the week there has definitely been a buzz on campus with flashmobs being performed at various locations – it has been a true celebration of culture. Despite the fact that we’ve come to the end of the festivities there are still plenty of activities taking place today, be sure to check out their Facebook page here and make sure to not miss out on the grand finale tonight on campus.
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An Eater’s Guide to Montreal

Flipboard Easily the largest French-speaking metropolis in North America, Montreal is a cultural junction — and its wide array of food, from poutine to fine French cuisine, reflects that. From internationally famous restaurants to low-key neighbourhood haunts, this guide will direct you to the best food and drink Montreal has to offer. Welcome to the Land of Maple With the obligatory maple reference out of the way, let’s clear something up: Montreal is not France. Some visitors see a few cobblestone streets and subsequently describe the city as “so European”, but that’s not so, although Montrealers do speak French. The city is French-influenced, but also takes cues from the hefty expanses of English North America around it — that’s why you can find a decent burger, for example. A distinctive immigrant diaspora also makes the city unique. Newcomers to Montreal are often from French-speaking countries, like Haiti or Algeria, giving the city different demographics — and cuisines — to English-speaking Toronto. This means that no one influence — French, American, Caribbean — defines Montreal. This allows for a certain creativity: French techniques are re-applied to eminently local products, like bison. Meat is big (read: Au Pied de Cochon ), but a love for all sorts of local produce has crept in, at places like Manitoba , Candide , and many more. Don’t avoid the less-expensive options, though — from a poutine at any number of old school casse-croûtes to a meaty platter at a Haitian hub like Méli Mélo . Where to Start on Eater Montreal’s Top Maps Eater puts out a numerous maps detailing the top places and things to eat and drink within a wide range of categories in Montreal. Below, we selected some notable points on our most popular maps to help time-starved eaters prioritize which spots to visit. Old Montreal by night Shutterstock Essential Restaurants: There are 38 great places on this guide , but commonly cited “can’t miss” spots are the oh-so-Québécois Au Pied de Cochon (not recommended for anybody looking to eat light), Normand Laprise’s famed part-French, part-local-produce Old Montreal spot Toqué , and the ridiculously creative Le Mousso . Derek Dammann’s Plateau restaurant Maison Publique is also a worthy examplar of Canadian cuisine, and Montréal Plaza merits attention for something a little more wild. New Restaurants: This guide covers restaurants open six months or less, particularly those that are popular or show great promise: the biggest deal right now is Monarque , a stunning modern French spot, with both a brasserie and formal dining room. Then, consider Bar St-Denis for creative, upscale bar food from two pro chefs, or classic Italian flavours at Moccione . Brunch: Warning: Montrealers will line up in temperatures well below freezing for brunch, and places on this map are prone to such queues. Lawrence , with slightly British vibes, is a long-time neighbourhood favourite, while Jewish-deli-meets-brunch-spot Arthurs draws endless lines. For homey fare, Chez Régine is a staple among Rosemont locals, and serves brunch on weekdays (for weekday breakfasts, try this guide ). Québécois Eats: For something a bit more unique to the city or the province of Quebec , Le Club Chasse et Pêche has a solid focus on Quebec’s terroir, while Manitoba just feels so darn Canadian. Joe Beef is oft-cited as a pinnacle of local food, but nabbing a table can be tricky — it’s often reserved three months in advance. Eater Montreal Sign up for our newsletter. Enter your email address Subscribe By signing up, you agree to our Privacy Policy and European users agree to the data transfer policy. Jewish Eats: Jewish culinary traditions have shaped Montreal. For staple smoked meat, tourists always visit Schwartz’s , but there are alternatives — Snowdon Deli is very good, and doesn’t have line-ups. Fairmount Bagel and Saint-Viateur Bagel are thetwo places for Montreal-style bagels (most people have a semi-arbitrary preference for one or the other, although St-Viateur has multiple locations). For something more modern, Hof Kelsten and Fletchers both do intriguing takes on Jewish cuisine. Poutine: Quebec’s national dish is available all over the city — guidebooks channel tourists towards La Banquise , which is fine, but neighbourhood spots like Chez Claudette and Paul Patates are better in the eyes of many locals. Among newer arrivals, Chez Tousignant is best. Dispatch, one of the city’s top cafés, started out as a truck and now counts three locations Dispatch Coffee/Facebook Coffee: Third-wave cafes have popped up everywhere in recent years; Café Myriade is oft-credited as the one that kicked it all off, while Dispatch is the most interesting at present. Café Saint-Henri and Pikolo are also worthy of some love. Cocktails: The city has had a cocktail renaissance in recent years; Le Lab , Cold Room , and Nacarat are three at the top of their games. French: It might not be France, but there’s some pretty good French fare on offer here . L’Express is the big-name go-to, but La Chronique is an impeccable alternative. Leméac or the underrated Café Cherrier also merit some attention. Caribbean: Montreal has been a hub for various Caribbean diasporas for a few decades now — including a particularly large Haitian community. Méli Mélo is a longtime Haitian staple (particularly for griot), while Agrikol (owned by members of famed Montreal band Arcade Fire) is a fun sit-down affair. For curry-laden roti, head out to Caribbean Curry House . Pastries: Montreal has a lot of great patisseries — Maison Christian Faure is a big-name French spot, and Patrice Pâtissier leans French with a more modern take. Rhubarbe is a treasured spot for locals, and Cheskie’s does rich-as-all-get-out babka among other Jewish treats. Others: We already mentioned poutine and smoked meat, but there’s a guide featuring some other iconic local eats right here . Montreal isn’t a bad burger city , either; the same goes for sandwiches . Looking to save on booze? Try one of the city’s many bring-your-own-wine haunts . Lastly, if you’re headed to Quebec City, we have the best restaurants covered for that city too . Related Your Guide to the Dining Essentials of Quebec City Montreal Food ’Hoods to Know Montreal is broken up into a number of boroughs, but many of those boroughs are made up of smaller neighbourhoods. Here are a few key areas for visitors — especially the food-oriented. For other areas, consult our list of neighbourhood guides . Famed Plateau restaurant L’Express Plateau Officially known as Le Plateau Mont-Royal, the Plateau is a large swath of picturesque residential streets, punctuated with major commercial streets like St-Laurent Boulevard and Mont-Royal Avenue. Those arteries are lined with restaurants, shops, and (in some cases) empty storefronts, where incessant roadwork has driven business away. Au Pied de Cochon , along with Schwartz’s (for smoked meat), and La Banquise (for poutine) are three big tourist spots, but there’s much more to see. The corner of Rachel and St-Laurent is the hub for Montreal’s Portuguese community, and you can quite literally smell the grilling in the air at times — rotisserie chicken with a bucketload of seasoned fries from Romados is a staple. The Plateau is also home to numerous institutions — from the extremely French L’Express to Jewish steakhouse Moishes . On the cheaper end are diner-y spots like Beautys , Leonard Cohen fave Bagel Etc ., and Patati Patata for tiny burgers and tasty poutines. Lastly, there are some gems tucked off the commercial thoroughfares — Le Chien Fumant and Le Quartier Général are stylish neighbourhood bistros. Atwater Market, on the edge of Little Burgundy and Saint-Henri Shutterstock Notre-Dame West and Surrounds ( Griffintown , Little Burgundy , St-Henri ) Occasionally dubbed “restaurant alley,” this roughly three-kilometre stretch of the Sud-Ouest borough has seen an enormous number of restaurant openings in recent years — so much so that the city changed zoning laws in the area to encourage a more mixed set of businesses. Some say Joe Beef’s success attracted so many more restaurants, but the proximity to downtown probably helped. Joe Beef is typically booked solid, but other worthy spots include its siblings, Liverpool House and Le Vin Papillon ; the creative Le Fantôme ; fiery Foxy ; and Italian-tinged Tuck Shop . Slightly more midrange are taco masters Grumman ’78 , shawarma from Sumac , and Singaporean cuisine at Satay Brothers . Finally, don’t go past cheap local mainstays like Green Spot if you’re just in the mood for a burger or poutine, and the Atwater Market has a host of good bets , particularly in warmer months. Wilensky’s Light Lunch in Montreal’s Mile End Mile End Technically part of the Plateau but a distinct neighbourhood, Mile End has been shaped by Greek communities (not so present anymore) and Jewish ones, and is known as a major arts hub. That’s shifting recently, but it’s still a lovely place even if rising rents are pushing out some iconic hubs . Tourists will go for bagels (either at Fairmount or St-Viateur ), but a special at Wilensky’s is arguably more of an experience. Neighbourhood spots abound here — Le Butterblume does creative German-inspired breakfasts and lunches, while Larrys is an excellent go-to for anything from wine to cocktails, breakfast to dinner. For something formal, Milos is a Greek classic, or Larrys’ big brother Lawrence, . Don’t leave the area without grabbing a fresh and fruity ice cream from Kem Coba (closed in winter). The Jean-Talon Market, near Little Italy Shutterstock Little Italy and “Mile Ex” Visitors will often come to this area to visit the Jean-Talon Market (which has solid food on-site ), but it’s worth sticking around for a few meals. For Italian, Impasto and Pizzeria Gema are best, or consider grabbing great Thai at casual counter Epicerie Pumpui . Just west of Little Italy and St-Laurent Boulevard is so-called “Mile Ex” (official name Marconi-Alexandra), irritatingly billed as the up-and-coming neighbourhood in Montreal. This is a little confusing, as there’s not actually much in the neighbourhood — but what’s there is good. Dinette Triple Crown will pack you a picnic basket full of Southern fried chicken and smoked brisket as good as you can get in the South, while Manitoba and Le Diplomate do creative gastronomy with local flavours. Grab a pulled-pork sandwich from Dépanneur Le Pick-Up (also available in vegan form), a coffee from Dispatch , and hang out at extremely chill local fave Alexandraplatz for a drink (only open in the warmer months). Inside Un Po’ di Più Old Montreal Courtesy of its cobblestones and general oldness, Old Montreal (sometimes referred to as “the Old Port”) is the biggest tourist area in the city, and has correspondingly high numbers of shitty restaurants. High-end spots like Toqué and Le Club Chasse et Pêche offer something uniquely local. It can be tougher to find something more casual — but of late, places like Un Po’ di Più and Venice have shaken up the neighbourhood’s reputation of consisting of only high-end fare and tourist traps. Olive & Gourmando (for sandwiches and general lunching) and Stash Café (Polish) are two older exceptions to this rule; check out the magnificent Crew Collective & Café , too. Place des Arts in summer Getty Images Place des Arts/Quartier des Spectacles Not really a neighbourhood, but a section of the city where large events like Just For Laughs and the jazz festival happen — as a result, visitors will often find themselves searching for food in the area. On the higher end, Bouillon Bilk’s French-but-modern fare (see also: slightly less formal sibling Cadet ) is the most reputable option, but hot new Japanese-Peruvian spot Tiradito merits attention; Taverne F ’s Portuguese menu in the heart of Place des Arts is a fine offering from local mini-empire the Ferreira Group. Darbar is a solid bet for northern Indian eats, and a little cheaper, but if you’re really budgeting, just hit up the Pool Room for a poutine or steamé (hot dog), since the cheap options around here are a very mixed bag. Some Notes on French With rare exceptions, French must come first on signage — and menus — in Montreal Shutterstock A quick note on the whole French-language thing in Montreal: French is the sole official language in the province of Quebec, including Montreal — not English, just French. Since the ’70s, the Quebec government passed a variety of laws ( most notably Bill 101 ) aimed at protecting the French language, requiring that signage be in French first and giving consumers an absolute right to be served in French. What this means as a visitor or diner is that you may be addressed in French first — but in the restaurant world, it’s rare to find a server with no English ability, particularly in areas with lots of tourists. Locals will rarely ask servers if they speak English. That said, specials boards are often in French only (a good server should translate). It’s possible you may encounter a French-only menu, particularly if you go east into more francophone parts of town — and it’s not a given that all servers are proficient in English, so be kind and reasonable about this. On the flip side, if you speak French, feel free to use it, but service staff may detect your first language and address you in English — this is out of politeness, and is not a slight on your language abilities. If your French is middling, go ahead and try, but don’t forget that they’re a server, not a French tutor. Montreal’s seemingly endless summertime construction work Getty Images Montreal (and Quebec) Glossary of Terms Déjeuner, dîner, and souper This is breakfast, lunch, and dinner (respectively) in Quebec French. These terms are different to France, where it’s petit déjeuner, déjeuner, and dîner, in that order. 5 à 7 Literally “five to seven,” but always pronounced in French (“cinq à sept”) — it means “happy hour.” Yes, happy hour is two hours (you’ll sometimes encounter “4 à 7s” as well). Casse-croûte “Snack bar” is the official translation, although a casse-croûte usually resembles a diner, serving poutine, burgers, hot dogs, and greasy breakfasts. Table d’hôte Roughly the same as prix fixe: a set-price menu with just a few options under each course. Terrasse A restaurant or bar patio. Smoking is banned on terrasses and rooftops in Quebec. Poutine Some dub it Canada’s national dish, but it’s a Quebec specialty, and this is the only province where you can reliably find good takes on it. A classic poutine has fries and cheese curds (grated cheese is an aberration), topped with a gravy. Diners are a good place for it; they’ll sometimes sell countless permutations with toppings like bacon, sausage, or vegetables. Must I eat a poutine? Honestly, it’s up to you. For some folks, it’s much more of a drunk or hangover food than a delicacy. If you can handle the grease, it’s also a great winter warmer — but it’s understandable if a pound of cheese, potatoes, and gravy is not appealing on a sweltering summer day. If you go for it, just don’t get it at a chain store like McDonald’s. A garden-variety poutine Shutterstock Sugar shack (cabane à sucre) A restaurant typically found on a maple farm, serving greasy food (ham, pancakes, eggs) that you’re meant to douse with maple syrup. They’re usually open around March and April, when maple trees are being tapped for sap, and are located outside the city (although a few restaurants in the city offer sugar shack menus). They’re often family-oriented, but there are fancy ones too, like the Au Pied de Cochon version near Mirabel. Smoked meat A Montreal specialty: beef brisket cured in spices, then smoked, served on rye with mustard at Jewish delis like tourist hubs Schwartz’s and Snowdon Deli . Montrealers don’t eat it as much as tourist books would have you think. Inside St-Viateur Bagel Getty Images Montreal-style bagels Wood-fired bagels of Jewish origin, unique to Montreal. They are smaller than New York bagels, much less doughy, and have a hint of sweetness. St-Viateur Bagel and Fairmount Bagel are the two big bakeries. Eat them fresh or freeze them — they turn into rocks if left out for long. Tourtière A large meat and potato pie often cooked around Christmas season. It’s more of a rural Quebec specialty, and isn’t terribly common in Montreal. Pouding chômeur Literally “unemployment pudding” — a cakey, syrupy dessert born in Depression-era Quebec. Hot chicken Not to be confused with Nashville hot chicken, this Quebec specialty consists of plain ol’ white bread with rotisserie chicken inside, topped with gravy and peas. Nominally a sandwich, it’s a knife-and-fork job, obviously, and usually served at diner or casse-croûte type spots. Pizzaghetti Exactly what it sounds like — pizza and spaghetti on one plate (sometimes the pasta is on top of the pizza). This strange and tacky dish is endemic to Quebec , and is most often found at family restaurants or casse-croûtes. It’s not something you need to try. Bar and restaurant rules In Quebec, most restaurants hold permits that only allow for alcohol to be sold with meals — so if a restaurant refuses to let you drink without eating, it’s usually because of this rule. This law was recently revised , but restaurants are still waiting for the go-ahead to serve booze with no food. Nobody knows when it’s going to happen. Dépanneur A convenience store that sells beer and bad wine. If you want good wine or hard liquor, you’ll have to go to the government-owner liquor store, the SAQ. Inside an SQDC store AFP/Getty Images What About Weed? Canada legalized recreational marijuana in October 2018, but no cannabis café-type establishments are allowed to exist yet. You can only purchase it at government stores — the SQDC — in Montreal, and edibles are not yet permitted for sale . The City of Montreal generally permits smoking marijuana outdoors (anywhere that regular smoking is permitted), and it’s certainly not allowed in restaurants or bars, including on terrasses. Outside Little Burgundy’s Joe Beef Randall Brodeur/Eater Montreal Reservations to Make in Advance Joe Beef and/or Liverpool House — David McMillan, Fred Morin and Allison Cunningham’s earthy restaurant is obscenely popular, with reservations sometimes only available months in advance, so consider sister restaurant next door, Liverpool House. (Vin Papillon and Mon Lapin, the younger of the Joe Beef four, do not take reservations). Reservation app Dinr will also occasionally offer tables from last-minute cancellations. Park — Montreal isn’t a great sushi or sashimi city, but much-loved chef Antonio Park’s omakase menus are a major exception to this rule. Au Pied de Cochon — Martin Picard’s famed Plateau spot probably epitomizes Quebec cuisine better than any other place in the city. Considering heading out of the city to the accompanying sugar shack if you’re here during the right season. Toqué — Normand Laprise’s famed Old Montreal restaurant has been credited as a major influence in putting Quebec’s produce on the map. Maison Boulud — let’s not pretend this is the most uniquely Montreal experience available, as it’s one of several Daniel Boulud restaurants around the world, but it is very good. Montréal Plaza — while many of the most prominent meals in town come from doyens, there are bucketloads of great younger restaurants, and Charles-Antoine Crête and Cheryl Johnson’s spot checks off so many boxes. Le Mousso — another rave-worthy younger restaurant is Antonin Mousseau-Rivard’s operation near the Village. He’s extraordinarily creative, without ever falling into the trap of being overworked or dour and overly conceptual. Inside Montréal Plaza Randall Brodeur/Eater Montreal Follow the News Eater Montreal is updated every weekday with breaking news stories (restaurant openings, closings, etc.), maps, features, and more. Here are a few ways to stay in the loop: Keep an eye on the Eater Montreal homepage . New stories will always appear near the top and flow down toward the bottom of the page as they get older, while important recent stories will stay pinned right at the top. Also, check out our big sister, Eater.com , for national and international food news. Subscribe to our newsletter , which goes out twice weekly and includes links to top stories. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for updates on new stories and more throughout the day. Interested in upcoming restaurant openings? Check out the Coming Attractions tag , or follow our stream of restaurant openings . Houses on the Plateau Richard Cavalleri/Shutterstock Get in Touch Have questions not answered here? Want to send in a tip or a complaint or just say hello? Here are some ways to get in touch with the Eater Montreal staff: Email us at montreal@eater.com Send us a tip, which can be anonymous if you choose, at our tipline . Connect with us on Facebook or Twitter .

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New Delhi: Attributing unique culture, heritage, tradition and ethnic cuisines of the state, the 3rd edition of Odisha Parba commenced in New Delhi Friday.Former President and Bharat Ratna Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the three days long festival and addressed the Odia community here.“It’s indeed a privilege for me to present amongst you. I’m happy that Odia Samaj, particularly in Delhi, has been organizing this Parba since 2017. It has received very wide acceptance and response from the large number of Odia community, who are living in Delhi. Many important feature of Odisha’s legacy particularly of its maritime exercises has been displayed in this festival,” said Mukherjee.Pranab Mukherjee also lauded the rich history of Odisha. “The theme ‘maritime legacy of Odisha’ for this festival is quite relevant. Odisha has a very rich history in various fields. Odisha has begun its maritime exercises 350 BC. In the 1st century, Odisha was considered as one of the prominent state of the country in maritime trade. For this reason, the state was involved in maritime trade in the entire South-East Asia. Starting from China Sea to Indian Ocean, Odias had spread their empire in maritime trade,” said Mukherjee.He also said that there are references in the Buddhist literature which tells that in ancient times the people in Odisha were interested in maritime exercises starting from the ship building to sailing across the sea.Spread over a large area at the India Gate here, the Odisha Parba has brought plethora of delicious treats, traditional handloom sarees, dress materials and handcrafted jewellery to Delhiites.In the food section, the street food from Cuttack, Berhampur and Sambalpur and Odia thali, Salepur Rasgulla has been displaying the rich cuisines of Odisha.Top names from the entertainment industry of Odisha enthralled the audience. Gananayak Panchakam by Debadhara Group, Mahuria dada, a colourful dance by Bhumia tribes of Odisha, Traditional Mukha dance, an Odissi dance titled ‘Moksha’ and a fusion of Odissi and Bharatnatyam titled ‘Tandanu’ by Guru Madhumita Raut and troupe spellbound the audience on the inaugural evening.

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Chef Kunal Kapur Explores India Through Thalis in Latest Food Show

1-min read Chef Kunal Kapur Explores India Through Thalis in Latest Food Show Kapur believes the show will give viewers a previously unseen glimpse into the different foods of the country; it certainly was eye-opening for him. Updated: November 16, 2017, 6:13 PM IST Still from the show (All images courtesy: Utsav: Thalis of India) Loading… Whether served on a banana leaf, an earthenware dish, a wooden platter or a gleaming metal receptacle filled with smaller but equally shiny containers, the concept of a Thali is a universal to the myriad cuisines of India. Much like the ubiquitous khichdi, the thali permeates every region of the country, perhaps different in form and execution but identical in conception. Indeed, the entire science behind the thali, the balancing of flavors and the medleying of ingredients to create a complete culinary experience, is quite similar to that of the khichdi. In his show, Utsav: Thalis of India on Living Foodz, Kunal Kapur, executive chef at the Leela Kempinski, Gurgaon — who is familiar to Indian audiences as one of the hosts of MasterChef India , as well as his own shows including Pickle Nation , Fit Foodie and My yellow Table — travels across the country, stopping by 18 cities to sample their wares, as it were. “The idea developed while I was shooting for a previous show in which I got to travel across the country. There are so many hidden treasures out there and the thalis of different regions is a great way to showcase the dishes typical to that cuisine,” said Kapur, speaking to News18.com . Describing the show as literally “India on a platter”, he said, “There were so many different thalis that it was impossible to show them in a single season. So you get to see 30 thalis , which is what we thought we could do justice to.” Noting that the show adheres quite faithfully to the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative, Kapur believes the show will give viewers a previously unseen glimpse into the different foods of the country; it certainly was eye-opening for him. From exploring marketplaces in Hyderabad to visiting kitchen gardens in Coorg to eating at the homes of local residents everywhere he went, Kapur experienced a gamut of regional Indian dining traditions, techniques and meals; he hopes to bring that same immersive journey to TV screens. However, his next project is online: a web-series in which Kapur is completely himself, exploring his various passions, and of course, food. Stay tuned. Or should we say, log on.

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Reggie’s Deli
Samosa House
Say Cheese
Spice
Sticky Rice Echo Park
Taix
The Farm of Beverly Hills
The Grill on The Alley
The Main Course
What the Fish
Wood Handcrafted Pizza
Zankou Chicken
Annapurna Cuisine
BiiBiip
City Tavern
Element 29
Gaby’s Mediterranean
Grilliant
Mayura Restaurant
Meet In Paris
Public School 310
Quicksand
Robeks Juice
Rocco’s Tavern
Seasalt Fish Grill
Signature Catering
Yalla Mediterranean
Absolutely Phobulous
Baba Ghanooj
C.O.D Seafood House & Raw Bar
Commerson
Crazy Rock’n Sushi
Dok Dok Chicken
Elbow Room
Feast Kitchen Grill
Glass Lounge
Got Kosher?
Happy Slice Pizza
IHOP #005
KMR Gourmet Catering
Kung Pao China Bistro
La Poubelle
Le 42 Cafe
Lemonade
Loteria Grill
Massis Kabob
Open Sesame
Port Royal Cafe
Schwartz’s
Simplethings
Soto’s Kitchen
Thai Angel
Walter’s Cafe
West Jeff To-Go
Yogurtland
Backhouse
Bamboo Chinese & Sushi Cuisine
Dosanko Ramen
Home
DK’s Donuts & Bakery
Hasiba
Plan Check Kitchen + Bar
Scrumptious Cafe Bakery

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