This new restaurant is selling chicken Marsala with a side of Surrey pride
This new restaurant is selling chicken Marsala with a side of Surrey pride
Savouring Surrey is a week-long series looking at the history and the future of Surrey through its many restaurants and the people who make up the diverse community.
One of the newer food and beverage spots in Surrey is the Dominion Bar and Kitchen.
One thing is for sure, the owners really, really want to be in this fast growing city.
Their website states: “Proudly Surrey, Uniquely Surrey.”
Surrey pride The restaurant sits at the base of the new Civic Hotel, a 23-storey tower, next to the 52-storey residential tower at the Surrey Central SkyTrain station.
The hotel and restaurant, part of the Century Group, have put their roots down for good in this spot, says Darren Pierce, the general manager.
Special Series: On The Coast Explores the Cuisines of Surrey “We are very proud of the neighbourhood we are in. The concept is to create a restaurant and a bar for the local people. [This city] is overlooked on far too many occasions, and Surrey has some negative connotations. That’s not the case. We are proud of it.”
In the week-long series Savouring Surrey, CBC’s Lisa Christiansen looks at the history and the future of Surrey through its many restaurants. (Peter Scobie/CBC) Another reason for opening the Dominion was to give people a reason to stay in Surrey instead of heading into Vancouver for their dining and entertainment.
“We wanted to create a downtown feel in your local neighbourhood. It is one of the comments we hear, ‘It reminds me of someplace downtown,’ so we do try and bring that vibe.”
Savouring Surrey Take me out to the Round-Up, where baseball and comfort food combine Variety is the spice of Surrey Darren has managed the restaurant for the past year and has already seen a lot of change in Surrey — the opening of Kwantlen Polytechnic University, an increase in the number of highrise buildings in the city and the rejuvenation of the SkyTrain station.
General manager of Dominion Bar and Kitchen Darren Pierce moved to Canada from Ireland 15 years ago. He said customers come to the hotel from all over Surrey, including students and local business owners. Surrey is extremely diverse meaning customers also come from all over the world.
Savouring Surrey Surrey’s Indian cuisine: Food solace for the new girl in town Darren enjoys meeting new Canadians because he too immigrated to B.C. 15 years ago from Ireland.
“I love nothing more than sharing my experience, how I got here and hearing how they got here. It’s what this country was built on, everyone coming together. A lot of people can relate back to Ireland for some reason.”
The restaurant also boasts another newer Canadian, executive chef Rajeev Arora.
The restaurant sits at the base of the new Civic Hotel in Surrey. (Peter Scobie/CBC) He was born and learned his trade in India and spent time in Hong Kong. There were stints on cruise ships, cooking shows and now he’s put his roots down in Surrey where he works to keep the menu a constantly shifting collection of dishes that reflect his own tastes and the tastes of the people who visit and share their thoughts.
SAVOURING SURREY So you think pizza is Italian? Surrey says think again One of the menu highlights is a Jägermeister-brined chicken breast in a Marsala mushroom cream sauce. What else would you expect from an Indian-born chef?
Dominion Bar and Kitchen executive chef Rajeev Arora was born in India, which is also where he learned to cook. (Peter Scobie/CBC)
Launching Indian Fast Food in Bulgaria
The coun get a line I would fill to show the Indian Fast Food would be Bulgaria. In order to gauge the grocerying dodge we have to make query and to discover the differences amongst the Bulgarian and the UK market 1. Fast victuals in Bulgaria There is a little amount of information regarding the unwavering provender market vindicate on internet. A survey, d integrity by Synovate (Synovate, 2009), shows that the Bulgarians love immobile food more than that Americans and the Brits. According to the survey more than 68% of the plenty in Bulgaria confirm that they like so much the taste of the speedy food that they cant give it up.The survey also shows that there is a real passion for fast food in Bulgaria. Comp bed to the matured market like US and the UK the Bulgarians still find the quick returns restaurants quite an trendy and creative. Moreover there is no sign of the consumption to go down. The main(prenominal) players on the market ar McDonalds (since 1994), KFC ( since 1994), SubWay (since 2008). In Bulgaria there is difference amidst the burger and sandwich fast food and the regular(prenominal) Bulgarian fast food, which offers pre-cooked or fast prepargond dishes.Typical Bulgarian fast food chains are Happy, Ugo, Divaka. They all are quick service restaurants. And all of the fast food chains international and domestic are experiencing substantial growth during the years. 2. Indian restaurant in Bulgaria The next measure is to check the market and the appearance of Indian food in the country. in reality after a short interrogation in the internet I have found just four Indian restaurants Gurkha, Saffron, Kohinoor and Taj Mahal (Inyourpocket, 2012), all of them are in Sofia.Checking the online published bills confirm that the Indian food is expensive and and then is accepted as exclusive high standard cuisine. 3. Demographic research The third issue is demographic research. Are there any Indian groups living in Bulgaria? In the rese arch done online there are no traces of substantial number Indians living in Bulgaria. 4. Identifying the differences in the selling strategy Armed with the research information I would point the showtime difference from the original projects. The two discussion sections of consumers identified in UK are non applicable in Bulgaria.There is no Indian society and the people are non familiar with the Indian food. A new primary research should be conducted in order to identify and segment the clients. Next- the marketing strategy should be changed to meet those needs. In the UK in terms of consumer value created we are dismission to meet stated needs by the interviewed potential clients. In Bulgaria we depart have to create value by religious oblation alone new cuisine. We need to create hunger for Indian food in the potential clients. We go out do it with the mystic of the Indian food offering it at a very good price.So in terms of spatial relation strategy we will compete mainly with the fast food restaurants offering cooked food and not much with the sandwich and burger fast food. Competing with the Indian restaurants will be in the part of food delivery and again targeting the fast food segment we wont have big difficulties licking them with better prices. Beca persona of the huge demographic differences in the country I do not believe that the service should be offered nationally. I would rather choose between three and four big cities for launching the restaurants.Another interesting staining to open a fast food restaurant is on the highway. The segment targeted will completely differ from the two identified in the UK Market. As potential clients I would point the people practicing Yoga. 5. Identifying differences in the marketing tittup Because the product will be completely new for the local clients the menu variety must be easily recognizable. The primary research will give a better idea about the taste of the people and expectations they h ave. In terms of pricing there is huge difference between the UK and Bulgaria so the prices should be adjusted accordingly.And again the prices should be in a close competition with the fast food restaurants offering cooked meals. The places for the restaurants are going to differ from those in the UK for example. The reason is that in Bulgaria the train stations are usually used by the people below or around the poverty line. So the locations should be chosen carefully. I would start with one in the city center in Sofia, another in some(prenominal) of the city malls and third in the biggest business park where more than 10000 are working every day.Again changes in the promotions should be made not only to make the clients enter the restaurants besides also to make them try the food. A promotion mix should be selected very carefully so to turn every new client into regular one. With having most of the main differences identified I still believe that launching Indian fast food res taurants will be successful. First because the people love it, present moment because they use it on daily basis, third because the dining out nicety is highly accepted in the bigger cities.Another reason is that the people use for centuries the Indian species, moreover we love spicy hot dishes, and finally but not least Bulgarians are open to try new things especially when it comes to food. Inyourpocket, 2012. Inyourpocket. Online Available at http//www. inyourpocket. com/Bulgaria/Sofia/Restaurants-and-Cafes/Indian Accessed 22 11 2012. Synovate, 2009. Softpedia. Online Available at http//news. softpedia. com/news/Bulgaria-Is-the-Real-Fast-Food-Nation-Study-Reveals-113448. shtml Accessed 22 11 2012.
Where to Eat Your Way Through OC Restaurant Week
Where to Eat Your Way Through OC Restaurant Week Where to Eat Your Way Through OC Restaurant Week By Whitney Lauren Han on March 1, 2019 Blog , OC , Orange County Events , Orange County Food + Drink , Orange County Restaurants , Orange County Things To Do , recent , recent oc , SoCal Food + Drink , SoCal Things To Do Rally up your friends and family to take on the annual OC Restaurant Week. With 150 Orange County restaurants participating, there’s no way you can visit all of them in one week … but we made a curated list of under 40 restaurants you should make reservations at. By Whitney Lauren Han.
887 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, 714.772.1381. Featured drinks : Ketel Rosemary Lemon Drop, Makers Old Fashioned or Chambord Kir Royale. Dinner menu : First course—sweet stuffed peppers and tempura artichoke hearts, followed by enjoying the White House greens salad. Main entrée—hanger steak, Pizza ai Carciofi, chicken tarragon, salmon chocolat, whitefish or rigatoni carbonara. Dessert—tiramisu, a family recipe of Savoiardi sugar biscuits dipped in espresso and dark rum, topped with mascarpone sweet cream cheese sprinkled with cocoa.
CATAL RESTAURANT (Lunch $25) Downtown Disney District, 1580 Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, 714.774.4442. Lunch menu : Appetizers—manchego salad or ahi bruschetta. Main entrée—hanger steak with roasted fingerling potatoes, roasted mushrooms and red wine sauce; or chicken paella featuring roasted chicken, chorizo de bilbao, saffron bomba rice, peas and saffron aioli. Dessert—chocolate mousse cake or cheesecake with gingersnap crumble, mixed berry sauce and fruit compote.
THE RANCH RESTAURANT & SALOON (Dinner $50) 1025 E. Ball Road, Anaheim, 714.817.4200. Featured cocktail : Blood Orange Sour ($11) made with Ketel One Oranje, fresh squeezed blood orange, fresh squeezed lime juice, agave syrup, egg white and Angostura Bitters. Dinner menu : Starter—Di Stefano Burrata; house-made carrot cavatelli featuring veal and ricotta sausage, local English peas and house smoked mozzarella; or blue crab stuffed Poblano chile Relleno (supplement $10). Main entrées—Baja striped bass; chipotle and blackberry braised duck leg; and Aspen Ridge prime flat iron (supplement $15). Dessert—República Del Cacao Amazonia chocolate Creémeux made with dulce de leche, vanilla bean and caramelized banana ice cream (supplement $10); sticky toffee pudding; or key lime cheesecake.
THE BUNGALOW RESTAURANT (Lunch $20 and Dinner $40, $50) 2441 East Coast Hwy., Corona Del Mar, 949.673.6585. Lunch menu : First course—corn chowder or Bungalow salad. Entrée—Bungalow burger, beef dip sandwich, Santa Fe chicken wrap, fish tacos, grilled mahi mahi and wild rice, Joanie’s New Orleans grilled cheese, Bungalow Cobb salad or grilled lime chicken salad. Dessert (supplemental $5)—chocolate mousse in a dark and white chocolate tulip cup. Dinner menu : First course—same as lunch above. Entrée—prime filet medallions, bone-in short ribs, California chicken breast or blackened King salmon. Dessert—same as lunch above, but not supplemental.
FARMHOUSE AT ROGER’S GARDENS (Dinner $50) 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road, Corona Del Mar, 949.640.1415. Dinner menu : First course—seasonal soup shooter or crispy potato cake and mushroom “caviar.” Second course—roast asparagus and burrata cheese made with cara cara oranges, arugula, citrus vinaigrette and pickled spring onions. Main entrée—red wine braised lamb shanks; or seared curry and turmeric-dusted sea scallop and shrimp. Dessert—orange thyme angel food cake made with strawberry rhubarb compote, vanilla crème anglaise and toasted almonds. Pair with an award-winning cocktail for $11 (aged cocktails excluded ) .
DESCANSO RESTAURANT (Lunch $15 and Dinner $30) 1555 Adams Ave. #103, Costa Mesa, 714.486.3798. Lunch menu : First course—Caldo de hongos sopa or Mexican slaw. Second course—two steak tacos, two Al Pastor tacos, two carnitas tacos, two pollo asado tacos, two mahi mahi tacos, two chile relleno tacos and quesadillas with a choice of tres quesos, sirloin steak, al pastor, pollo asado or grilled vegetables. Dinner menu : First course—same as the lunch menu. Main entrée—pescado empapelado, steak albanil, pechuga de pollo asada, mezcal glazed shrimp, steak alambre or shrimp alambre. Dessert—conchas con Helado made with Mexican sweet bread, vanilla bean ice cream and seasonal fruit jam . Featured cocktail : “Cucumber + Sal Margarita” ($11) made with cucumber infused El Tesoro Silver Tequila, cilantro syrup, limes and smoked black sea salt.
PLAYA MESA (Lunch $15 and Dinner $20) 428 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, 949.287.5292. Lunch menu : Petite guacamole and an entrée choice of tacos (asada, pollo asada, vegetariano, pescado or carnitas), enchildads queso or suizas pollo. Dinner menu : Enjoy the same items but with an addition of mini buñuelos for dessert. Add a El Jimador margarita for $5.
TERRACE BY MIX MIX (Lunch $25 and Dinner $50) South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bear St. Unit 316, Costa Mesa, 657.231.6447. Lunch menu : Snack—albacore tostada; goat cheese toast with grapes, pistachios, saba and olive oil; endive salad made with grapes, apple, blue cheese, walnuts and honey sherry vinaigrette; or chicken liver toast with shallot marmalade and chives. Main plate—Filipino pork longanisa with garlic fried rice and a poached egg; house made agnolotti made with herb ricotta, asparagus, oven dried tomato and Parmesan; market fish; New York steak (supplemental $10). Dessert—chocolate hazelnut panna cotta or tropical verrine. Dinner menu : First course—albacore tostada; goat cheese toast or endive salad. Second course highlights include a choice of soft egg raviolo, fried rice pork adobo or seasonal soup. Main course entrée—house made agnolotti featuring herb ricotta, asparagus, oven dried tomato and Parmesan; Market Fish; crispy duck leg with mushroom risotto arancini, caramelized blackberries, roasted carrots and cider duck sauce; or New York steak (supplemental $10). Dessert—chocolate hazelnut panna cotta or tropical verrine.
AVEO TABLE + BAR (Dinner $50) Monarch Beach Resort, 1 Monarch Resort Drive, Dana Point, 949.234.3915. Dinner menu : First course—fillet of beef carpaccio in aged Temecula balsamic or tangerine apple arugula salad. Main entrée —roasted rosemary half chicken; pan roasted scallops with potato risotto and celery root chips; Spanish chorizo lobster pain perdu (part of the “Breakfast for Dinner” OC Restaurant Week special); or Angry Crab Benedict honey sriracha pork belly with ginger fruit salad (part of the “Breakfast for Dinner” OC Restaurant Week special). Dessert—tiramisu with salted caramel sauce and pistachio biscuit; or Rocher featuring a chocolate-hazelnut sphere and yuzu macaron.
BOURBON STEAK ($80 “Luxe” Menu) Monarch Beach Resort, 1 Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, 949.234.3900. Featured cocktail : Old-School Moscow Mule ($11) with Ketel One Vodka, lime juice and ginger beer. “Luxe” menu : First course—farmer’s market salad; Michael’s ahi tuna tartare with Asian pear, pine nut, scotch bonnet, mint and sesame; or “instant” bacon made with daikon, kimchi, masago arare and bourbon-soy glaze. Second course—Allen Bros Angus filet mignon; Honjake salmon; or “Cauliflower Five Ways” including purée, rice, steak, pickled, roasted and pine nut butter. Third course—Bourbon chocolate bar; or coconut layer cake with ginger white chocolate ice cream and charred pineapple glaze.
BLUEGOLD (Dinner $50) 21016 Pacific Coast Hwy. D200, Huntington Beach, 714.374.0038 Dinner menu : Starter—milk rolls with hazelnut honey and citrus conserva. Appetizers—butter lettuce salad, simple salad, salt roasted red beet, crispy Brussels sprouts, onion soup, yellowtail sashimi, steak tartare, octopus tonnato, wild mushroom toast, albondiga (yogurt-braised, lamb meatball), pork jowls and black rice, Spanish omelette, Moorish lamb roti or eggplant meatball. Entrée — “Indian spiced” pork short ribs, wild salmon, day boat scallops, skull island prawn, rotisserie chicken, pappardelle a la arrabiata, braised short rib, daily steamers, Manhattan clam chowder, Maine lobster & sweet white corn, cioppino, pan roast or shellfish pot. Dessert—chef’s selection.
TANNER’S (Lunch $20 and Dinner $40) Paséa Hotel & Spa, 21080 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 714.698.6130. Lunch menu : Appetizer—fried calamari, curried squash soup or grilled little gem salad. Entrée—blackened salmon tacos, chicken teriyaki bowl or the shishito burger. Dinner menu : Small plate appetizer—tuna poke nachos, lumpia or grilled little gem salad. Entrée—roasted salmon, roasted organic half chicken or prime flat iron steak. Dessert—Tanner’s s’mores or butterscotch pot de crème.
AGORA CHURRASCARIA (Lunch $25 and Dinner $40) 1830 Main St., Irvine, 949.222.9910. Lunch menu : Table served sides—Brazilian cheese bread and fried banana. Salad bar—Caesar salad, mixed greens, roasted beets, eggplant salad, gravlax, artichokes, Harts of Palm, asparagus, shrimp cocktail, potato salad, sun-dried tomatoes, sliced tomatoes with fresh mozzarella, tabbouleh, yellow and red bell peppers, seasoned cucumbers, pickled onions, sautéed shiitake mushrooms, apple yogurt, broccoli cauliflower salad, a selection of cold cuts and fine cheeses. Hot food bar—black bean stew (fejioada), chicken stroganoff, garlic rice, salmon, mussels, sautéed collard greens, red bliss potatoes and mashed potatoes. Churrasco meats—picanha (top-sirloin cap), chicken kabobs, garlic picanha, tri-tip, skirt steak, filet wrapped in bacon, leg of lamb, chicken drumstick, pork ribs, Brazilian pork sausage and chicken hearts. Dessert—Brazilian flan. Dinner menu : Table served sides and salad bar—same dishes as lunch above. Churrasco meats—sameas lunch menu above, with the addition of filet mignon, lamp chops and beef ribs. Dessert—Brazilian flan.
ANDREI’S CONSCIOUS CUISINE & COCKTAILS (Lunch $20 and Dinner $40) 2607 Main St., Irvine, 949.387.8887. Lunch menu : First course choice of Farm Field Greens (vegan and gluten-free), daily seasonal soup, portobello steak fries (vegetarian). Second course choice of Andrei’s chop salad; Market fish tacos; flank steak chilaquiles; vegetable ragu (vegan and gluten-free); Andrei’s cheeseburger featuring wagyu beef patty in a brioche bun; or Italian chicken panini. Dessert—Andrei’s signature cheesecake. Dinner menu : First course choice of daily seasonal soup, California Caesar, calamari or rainbow beets salad (vegetarian and gluten-free). Second course choice of wild-caught lingcod with a red miso glaze; 8-ounce “Sunny Side Up” New York Block; Petrale Sole with rosemary roasted Yukon gold potatoes; lamb lollipops (gluten-free); or vegetable ragu (vegan and gluten-free). Dessert—black forest cheesecake with a chocolate truffle crust or cinnamon apple turnovers with brown sugar gelato.
BISTANGO (Lunch $25 and Dinner $50) 19100 Von Karman Ave., Irvine, 949.752.5222. Lunch menu : Starter—Caesar salad, baby mixed greens or chef’s soup of the day. Entrée—chicken scallopini sandwich, fettuccine pasta with marinated filet of beer or seared tilapia with lemon zest risotto. Dessert—white chocolate cheesecake. Dinner menu : Starter—ahi tuna tartare, fresh tomato and mozzarella salad or wedge salad. Entrée—Tamarind-chile glazed Ōra King salmon, 8-ounce prime Angus New York steak with thyme garlic roasted creamer potatoes or roasted kurobuta pork chop. Dessert—whiskey raisin bread pudding.
DAVIO’S NORTHERN ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE (Lunch $25 and Dinner $50) Irvine Towers, 18420 Von Karman Ave., Irvine, 949.477.4810. Lunch menu : Antipasti—”Kale, Smoked Slab Bacon, Eggs” salad with Champagne vinaigrette; or potato leek soup. Piatti Del Giorno—free-range chicken; Spaghettini made with Davio’s sausage and arrabiata; crispy haddock; or grilled hanger steak with sautéed wild mushrooms and aged balsamic (supplemental $10 ). Dessert—chocolate chip cookie. Dinner menu : Antipasti—burrata, potato leek soup or hamachi tartare. Piatti Del Giorno—free-range chicken Milanese, bucatini or pan-seared whole branzino. Dessert—blood orange chiffon cake or chocolate mousse. Featured cocktail : Chambord Lemonade made with Ketel One Vodka, chambord, lemonade and lime garnish, served on the rocks in a highball.
HEIRLOOM FARMHOUSE KITCHEN (Lunch $20 and Dinner $40) Marriott Irvine Spectrum, 7905 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, 949.759.0200. Featured cocktails : “Self-Sufficient” (Ketel One grapefruit rose, Giffard Banane du Brésil, bay leaf syrup and lemon juice), “Master-Planned Perfection” (Maker’s Mark, Don Ciccio ferro-kina amaro and grapefruit-vanilla oleo), “Improve With Age” (mezcal, green chartreuse, lime juice, Chambord, simple syrup, egg white and laphroaig rinse) and “Time Is On Your Side” (Hornitos, Giffard Pamplemousse Rose, lime juice, ginger syrup and prosecco ). Lunch menu : Starter—cauliflower mac with honey roasted bacon and fiscallini cheddar fondue; charcuterie with chef’s selection of house made patè, cured meats, chicken liver mousse and cheeses; or Heirloom salad. Entrée—Baja California bowl, adobo quinoa bowl or Pacific salmon with squash risotto. Dessert—miniature brick oven cinnamon bun. Dinner menu : Small plates—charcuterie with chef’s selection of house made patè, cured meats, chicken liver mousse and cheeses; gnocchi of braised short ribs and forage mushrooms; and Farmhouse Cobb. Large plates—grilled skirt steak, brick roasted jidori chicken, Pacific salmon or smokehouse Benedict. Dessert—miniature brick oven cinnamon bun.
PUESTO LOS OLIVOS // PUESTO PARK PLACE (Lunch $15 and DInner $30) 8577 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, 949.608.9990 // 3311 Michelson Drive, Irvine, 949.608.7272. Lunch menu: Antojito—Puesto Perfect Guacamole (gluten-free), Nogada guacamole (gluten-free and plant based) or Esquite (gluten-free and vegetarian). Tacos (mix and match two)—chicken al pastorm filet mignon (extra $2 each), carnitas, Maine lobster (extra $3.50 each), grilled rockfish, verduras or grilled portobello.
RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE (Dinner $50 and $80 “Luxe” Menu) 2961 Michelson Drive, Irvine, 949.252.8848 . Featured cocktail : Choice of one signature cocktail—Luxerita Margerita, Makers Smash, Classic Mule or Raspberry Lemondrop. Dinner menu : Starter — Louisiana seafood gumbo, Caesar Salad or steak house salad. Entrée—Petite Filet, 12-ounce New York strip, wild salmon or stuffed chicken breast. Entrée additions (supplemental charge)—bleu cheese crust ($5), lobster tail ($17) or six large shrimp ($15). Personal side item—creamed spinach, cremini mushrooms or garlic mashed potatoes. Dessert—mini chocolate sin cake with fresh berries or a mini cheesecake with fresh berries. “Luxe” menu : Starter—same as dinner above. Entrée—filet;16-ounce ribeye; or surf & turf 6-ounce filet and twin lobster tails. Entrée additions (supplemental charge)—same as dinner above. Personal side item—same as dinner above. Dessert—mini chocolate sin cake, mini cheesecake or mini break pudding with Makers Mark Whiskey sauce. Featured appetizer : Seared ahi-tuna ($10) complemented by a sauce with hints of mustard and beer. Featured side : South Western lobster mac ‘n’ cheese ($20) made with tender lobster, blend of three-cheeses and mild green-chilies. Optional wine pairings : Santa Rita Secret Reserve Cabernet ($10/glass, $35/bottle) and Santa Rita Private Reserve Chardonnay ($10/glass, $35/bottle).
MOZAMBIQUE (Lunch $20 and Dinner $40) 1740 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.715.7777. Lunch menu : Appetizer—peppadrop wedge salad, Mediterranean salad; or fave bean and wild mushroom minestrone soup. Entrée—8-ounce mahi mahi, Prego steak sandwich, penne pasta Mozambique or grilled 7-ounce Peri-Peri chicken sandwich. Dessert—macadamia nut, banana and white chocolate pudding bread; or New York-style cheesecake. Dinner menu : Appetizer—Mozambique Caesar; beet salad; or fave bean and wild mushroom minestrone soup. Entrée—6-ounce prime center cut filet mignon with 6-ouce lobster tail, wood grilled 8-ounce Atlantic salmon, penne pasta Mozambique or Peri-Peri chicken. Dessert—macadamia nut, banana and white chocolate pudding bread; or flourless chocolate ganache.
SAPPHIRE LAGUNA (Lunch $20 and Dinner $40) 1200 S. Coast Hwy. #101, Laguna Beach, 949.715.9888. Featured wines and beers : Chardonnay, William Hill ($11), Cabernet Sauvignon, William Hill ($11), Abita Light, Louisiana ($6.50) and Hinano Lager, Tahiti ($6.50). Lunch menu : First course—kale salad and cream of celeriac soup. Second course—miso salmon salad, kobe beef Havarti cheeseburger or Thai chicken lettuce wraps. Third course—mango sorbet with fresh berries and raspberry chamoy coulis or chocolate crème brûlée. Dinner menu : First course—Burnese fermented tea salad; pork and shrimp dumplings; or vegetable mulligatawny soup. Second course—Hawaiian-style steamed barramundi, braised beef cheek mole or buttermilk fried half jidori chicken. Third course—chocolate crème brûlée or apple croustade. Featured cocktails : Buddha Margartia ($13), Apple Old Fashioned ($13) or Turkish Lemonade ($13).
BACK BAY BISTRO (Lunch $25 and Dinner $50) Newport Dunes Waterfront Beach Resort, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, 949.729.1144. Featured cocktail : Ketel One Moscow Mule ($11). Lunch menu : First course—seafood chowder or soup du jour. Second course—bistro salad or kale Caesar salad. Main course—Parisian chicken sandwich, Tuna By The Bay, New York Reuben or grilled Baja fish tacos. Dinner menu : First course—Bay scallop ceviche, shrimp cocktail. Second course—bistro salad or kale Caesar salad. Main course — Parisian chicken sandwich, over roasted Cornish game hen, slow cooked short rib, King salmon or breakfast burrito (part of the Breakfast for Dinner special). Dessert—choice of one of any dessert.
BAYSIDE RESTAURANT (Dinner $40) 900 Bayside Drive, Newport Beach, 949.721.1222. Dinner menu : First course—Bayside house salad, petit chopped heart of romaine salad or soup of the day. Second course—pan roasted Scottish salmon, linguine scampi, American Kurobuta pork chop, 10-ounce top sirloin “culotte” steak or oven roasted Shelton Farm chicken breast. Dessert—daily dessert selection.
THE BEACHCOMBER (Lunch $20 and Dinner $40) 15 Crystal Cove, Newport Coast, 949.376.6900. Lunch menu : Starter—The Cove salad; yellow tomato gazpacho; or romaine and kale Caesar. Main course—ahi burger, buttermilk fried chicken sandwich or shrimp pasta. Dinner menu : Starter—same as lunch menu above. Main course—macadamia crusted Alaskan halibut, Mediterranean roasted chicken or Tamari braised pork belly. Dessert—tiramisu or strawberry shortcake.
CHIHUAHUA CERVEZA (Lunch $10 and Dinner $20) 3107 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, 949.771.8226. Lunch menu : Choice of any two tacos and one side of esquites—carnitas, carne asada, al pastor, pollo asado, shredded beef, fish, chicken tinga and jackfruit. Dinner for two menu : Guacamole to share, a choice of any four tacos (same choices as lunch above) and two sides of esquites.
LIGHTHOUSE BAYVIEW CAFE (Lunch $15 and Dinner $30) 1600 W. Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach, 949.933.1001. Lunch menu : Appetizer—crisped Brussels sprouts, Parmesan spinach dip, New England clam chowder or soup of the day. Entrée—herb de provence roasted chicken salad, New England lobster roll, turkey sandwich or Chipotle marinated shrimp tacos. Dinner menu : Appetizer—crisped Brussels sprouts, Parmesan spinach dip, The Newport salad, New England clam chowder or soup of the day. Entrée—grilled Duroc pork chop, spaghetti diablo shrimp pasta, The Harbor Special or BBQ chicken. Dessert—cinnamon sugar beignets or chocolate crunch cake.
OAK GRILL (Lunch $25 and Dinner $50) Fashion Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.760.4920. Lunch menu : Starter—seasonal soup, tortilla soup or hummus and pita. Entrée—Chinese chicken salad, classic burger with a brioche bun or shrimp scampi. Dinner menu : Starter—beef carpaccio, wedge salad or prawn cocktail. Entrée—New York steak frites, chicken piccata or Atlantic salmon. Dessert—chocolate Guinness cheesecake.
RED O RESTAURANT (Lunch $20 and Dinner $40) Fashion Island, 143 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.718.0300. Lunch menu : Appetizer—Mary’s duck taquitos; fresh corn & goat cheese tamales; or Red O Caesar salad. Entrée—enchiladas suizas, short rib barbacoa torta or pescade del dia (fish of the day). Dessert—tres leches with fresh assorted berries. Dinner menu : Appetizer—pork belly sope; fresh corn & goat cheese tamales; or Red O Caesar salad. Entrée—Baja shrimp scampi, slow braised carnitas, enchiladas suizas or pescado del dia (fish of the day). Dessert—same as lunch above.
SUSHI ROKU (Lunch $25 and Dinner $50) Fashion Island, 327 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.706.3622. Lunch menu : First course—organic kale salad, avocado hanabi or tuna carpaccio. Second course—six-piece sushi assortment and spicy tuna roll (tuna, yellowtail, albacore, salmon, shrimp and fluke); tuna poke; or beef donburi featuring a N.Y. steak, vegetables and rice. Third course—mini chocolate volcano or mix mochi ice cream ( chocolate and green tea). Dinner menu : First course—San Ten Mori / Trio of Appetizers From Sea, San Ten Mori / Trio of Appetizers From Farm. Second course—Roku signature style sushi and baked crab hand roll; grilled salmon; or filet mignon Japonais. Third course—mini chocolate volcano or sorbet and mixed berries.
HAVEN CRAFT KITCHEN + BAR (Lunch $25 and Dinner $50) 190 S. Glassell St., Orange, 714.221.0680. Lunch menu : First course—chicken liver toast, skillet cornbread or kale Caesar. Second course—vodka battered fish ‘n’ chips, pork tacos or fried Jidori chicken sandwich. Dessert—cinnamon beignets, ice cream sundae (six flavors to pick from) or coconut panna cotta. Dinner menu : First course—same as the lunch menu above. Main course highlights—Ōra King salmon or roasted local half chicken. Dessert—same as the lunch menu (above).
ORANGE HILL (Dinner $50) 6410 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, 714.997.2910. Dinner menu : First course—calamari, crispy Brussels sprouts, spinach artichoke dip or Caesar salad. Second course—roasted Jidori chicken, Skuna Bay salmon cioppino, USDA prime skirt steak or herb roasted prime rib. Supplemental entrées—miso marinated Chilean sea bass or Cape Grim 10-ounce flat iron. Third course—chocolate lava cake, sticky toffee pudding or butterscotch pudding.
MIX MIX KITCHEN BAR (Lunch $25 and Dinner $50) 300 N. Main St., Santa Ana, 714.836.5158. Lunch menu : Snack—albacore tostada; chorizo and potato croquettes; seasonal salad; or seasonal soup. Main plate—pork cheek adobo, house-made fettuccine with spicy garlic tomato basil sauce; market fish; or kobe burger. Dessert—chocolate fondant or tropical verrine. Dinner menu : First course—albacore tostada, seasonal salad or seasonal soup. Second course—yellow fin tuna, pork cheek adobo or shrimp lumpia. Main course—market fish, pork ribeye, New York steak or house-made fettuccine. Dessert—chocolate fondant or tropical verrine.
MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE (Dinner $50) 1641 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, 714.444.4834. Dinner menu : Soups & Salad—cup of “Baked Five” onion soup, cup of lobster bisque (supplemental $3), Morton’s salad, Caesar salad, Wedge salad or sliced beefsteak tomato & blue cheese. Entrée — 8-ounce center-cut filet mignon, 16-ounce double-cut prime pork chop, honey-balsamic glazed salmon, “Chicken Christopher,” chicken bianco or shrimp scampi capellini. Accompaniment — horseradish mashed potatoes, “twice baked” au gratin potatoes, sauteed broccoli florets or creamed spinach. Dessert—double chocolate mousse, key lime pie or Morton’s legendary hot chocolate cake (supplemental $6).
TANGATA RESTAURANT (Lunch $20) Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, 714.550.0906. Lunch menu : First course—seared albacore tuna tostada. Second course—pan-roasted Jidori chicken. Third course—mini ice cream sundae. Menu subject to change. Tax and gratuity not included. Menu available: Tu-Su 11 a.m.-3 p.m., closed Monday.
JT SCHMID’S (Lunch $20 and Dinner $30) The District at Tustin Legacy, 2415 Park Ave., Tustin, 714.258.0333. Lunch menu : Appetizer—Not Your Mom’s Deviled Eggs, Brussels sprouts or green bean fries. Entrée—spicy ahi salad, pastrami Reuben, ahi steak sandwich, classic cheeseburger, blackened chicken sandwich, impossible burger (vegan) or turkey burger. Dessert—lemon ripieno, four layer chocolate cake (petite cut) or banana brioche & cream (petite cut). Dinner menu : Appetizer—Not Your Mom’s Deviled Eggs, Brewhouse pretzel, buffalo cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, green bean fries or walnut & pear salad. Entrée—world famous French dip; blackened mahi tacos; halibut fish & chips; jalapeño mac & cheese; wild mushroom and chicken pasta; baby back ribs (supplemental $5); 16-ounce rib-eye (supplemental $7); hibachi filet steak (supplemental $5); or grilled salmon (supplemental $5). Dessert—lemon ripieno, four layer chocolate cake or banana brioche & cream.
THE WINERY RESTAURANT & WINE BAR (Lunch $25 and Dinner $40) The District at Tustin Legacy, 2647 Park Ave., Tustin, 714.258.7600. Lunch menu : Starter—soup du jour, seasonal heirloom tomato salad or The Winery house salad. Main course—prime rib dip, Pacific red snapper “a la “Plancha” or grilled chicken sandwich. Dessert—selection of ice cream and sorbet; or Tahitian vanilla bean crème brûlée. Dinner menu : Starter—The Winery house salad, soup du jour or seared rare ahi tuna. Main course—Brandy flatiron steak-frites, King salmon “a la Plancha” or Zinfandel braised Angus beef shortrib. Dessert—The Winery cheesecake, Tahitian vanilla bean crème brûlée or a selection of ice cream and sorbet.
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Chinatown – should I ? – London
Hi again! So, I’m from just outside NYC , which is has probably the most famous Chinatown in the U.S. I’ve never had a meal there that I can recall and I probably wouldn’t go of my way to do so now because on the very rare occasions that I get into the city, I usually eat closer to one of the museums I’m visiting. I like Chinese well enough – Long Island (suburbs of NYC) as tons of neighborhood Chinese restaurants, and I go to one near my house on a regular basis. This is Chinese-American, though – of the chicken and broccoli variety. London is as much of a melting pot as NYC is, so I’m trying to make sure I sample different ethnic cuisines. Would you recommend a lunch or dinner in Chinatown ? If so, any recommendations would be appreciated. *While I’m at it, I should probably make a point to eat Indian – I LOVE Indian food, and I can’t not have Indian while in London. Thanks !
Qatar- ‘Cooking became my passion because it gave me life’
Gulf Times) The life and achievements of 60-year-old Mohammad Ajman Miah, better known as Tommy Miah, have been nothing short of a saga where he was brought down by challenges, but he rose up again with an increased passion for success. Tommy is a Bangladeshi-born British celebrity chef, owner of an award-winning Raj Restaurant and founder of the International Indian Chef of the Year Competition. He is often recognised as the ‘Curry King’ in Britain. Born in a village in Moulvibazar, Jalalabad, Bangladesh, he arrived at the age of 10 to Birmingham, England, with limited knowledge of English. He became interested in food and cooking due to which he began working in the catering industry. The rest of his successful journey so far was shared by the Curry King with Community recently as he was in Doha for a short period of time. Introducing himself, the chef said: ‘The name Tommy was given to me by a teacher when I was 10-year-old working in the UK in 1969. I have a brother and two sisters. They were all are born in the UK. My wife and I have three children, one daughter and two sons. ‘I left my village when I was 10 and had no formal education. In the UK, I went to a junior school but I could not concentrate on my education because my dad was not earning enough. I had to work and support him. I started washing dishes when I was 10. I started working with a restaurant Bengal Room. At the same time, I started learning how to cook at my home from my mother. I started working as a chef with Gaylord Restaurant in Birmingham in 1976. ‘That was the start that has no ending so far. Cooking has become my passion because it gave me my life. I do not think if I had gone to some university, I would have supported my family the way I had. Cooking gave me everything. At the early age, I just wanted to earn some money. With the passage of time, I started loving cooking and thought I could add something valuable. Cooking is an art. You have to have basic knowledge and training and then you can create your own dishes. Regarding how he started his own business, Tommy said: ‘When I was 17, I decided that I would not work for somebody. I wanted to have my own business. That was when I started my first take away business. I started a restaurant with the name of Miah’s Takeaway in 1977. My wife used to help me in the restaurant where we targeted low income class. The business was not good and I had to do two other part time jobs. I hired my first employee, a lady, but I could not pay her any wages. I used to give her my curry for her work. ‘A real push came for me, when I moved to Edinburgh. On February 6, 1981, I started my fine dining restaurant with the name of Verandah in partnership with one of my friends. It was a Bangladeshi high end restaurant. It fast became a celeb restaurant. That gave us real recognition. Palak ghosht became one of our signature dishes. When asked what new recipes he has invented so far, the chef said: ‘Green Bengali fish is my signature dish. It was not too heavy. I also improved upon shatkora chicken and mezban ghosht. ‘In 1983, I bought an old cinema building and converted it into a restaurant. I started the restaurant in 1986 with the name of The Raj. To attract more and more people, my restaurant was inaugurated by a famous elephant in UK. It gave me huge media coverage. There were queues outside my restaurant. I added new dishes. I promoted Bangladeshi cuisine. In 1987, I launched my first book Best of Bangladesh sponsored by British Airways. There were very few Bangladesh restaurants in the UK. ‘I have written 20 cook books. I have written mainly for Bangladeshi market. The British press started calling me Curry King, I think some time in mid 1990s. Still they call me Curry King. When asked what it means to be a cook, he said: ‘Somebody has said that Tommy has made curry look sexy. They say that I have taken it to another level. In 1991, I launched International Chef of the Year competition. It still goes on. ‘For me the art of cooking is like sharing my experience with others. I have 20, 000 students so far. I started from a small kitchen and now I have three campuses of my cooking institute. Cooking is my passion and my life. It is everything for me. My love for cooking has made me what I am today. About the role of UK in his success, Tommy said: ‘If I had stayed in the village where I was born, I would not have been where I am now. It taught me so much. I learnt through hard work and dedication. It gave me confidence. I am able to help others. I am running an orphanage in Bangladesh with 600 children. Advising the young aspiring chefs, he said: ‘My piece of advice is that you should have dedication, hard work and honesty. If you have that, you will be successful in your life. Regarding his plans in future, he said: ‘I feel l am still 20-year-old with my passion. If I have done something today, I will still be doing something tomorrow. I still have the hunger in me. I am always there to support younger generations with my hospitality institute that I have been running. Hospitality is a big industry. Sharing some extraordinary incidents in his life, he said: ‘I have visited 10 Downing Street in 1990s. Her Majesty the Queen of England has written a forward to one my of cook books Recipes of The Raj. I have made curry for many celebrities of their choices. In 2013, I did a Bangladesh Food and Culture Festival at La Manga Club Spain. I have also done events in Tokyo and Brussels. I have introduced curry all over the world.
Yogesh Upadhyay, Chef FLOUR Restaurant
Yogesh Upadhyay, Chef FLOUR Restaurant on March 3, 2019
Chef Yogesh Upadhyay of FLOUR Restaurant in Plaza Damansara shares with The Yum List some insight into what goes into making Indian food.
What do you do and how did you get into the industry? I think I was always a restaurateur. My father has been running successful restaurants in Mumbai, India since 1966. I learnt the art of using spices from him and did my hotel management training eventually. But, as life is always changing, so did mine. I left the kitchen and got into corporate life. The fact is though, I could never walk away. I kept going back to cooking in some way or the other and finally quit corporate life and opened my own restaurant in Kuala Lumpur after a lot of pushing from my wife, Natasha who is a Malaysian.
Share with us an interesting story from behind the scenes. Working in FLOUR’s kitchen is a high-pressure job, which requires a complete focus. Once, I got butter chicken made by one chef and the colour was very red. I tasted it and asked who made it? Chef replied, myself chef! I asked him did you speak with your wife today in India? He said, “Yes chef.” I said, “Ok.” He asked why did I ask? I said, “My assumption is that the discussion with your wife didn’t go well. He said, “Correct. How did you know?!?!” I showed him the butter chicken. I said. “It’s red! Your anger is reflecting in the butter chicken! The entire kitchen burst out laughing….
What’s the best/ worst part of your job? There is no worst part!! It’s amazing to discuss Indian food with guests. I have come to realise that people really don’t know much about Indian food. They often think it’s only about curries. I feel nice when I explain origins, influences on the cuisine and how we recreate or create some curries and other Indian dishes at FLOUR. There is so much to share. In the kitchen, most of my time now is in creating new things with spices.
What’s your favourite meal/ drink? Simple food! I love having local Malaysian’s butter kaya toast, half boiled eggs with the Chinese Malaysian creation tea called chum (mix of coffee and tea).
The perfect day off would be… Doing nothing and relaxing as life as an entrepreneur and executive chef at the same time means no life at all.
A day in the life of a chef is… … very busy. Wake up early, check the schedule for the day, reach the restaurant and give directions to the kitchen, do final finishing to the dishes, talk to guests, food trials, attend meetings and this repeats daily.
What do you do for fun? I cook! Yes, my fun time is experimenting with food. It’s really a sight when Balwant (sous chef) and I are experimenting in the kitchen.
What’s something you’d like guests to know about FLOUR? Indian food is made from spices. Chillies do not contribute to the major part of the cuisine, it’s the spices. Chillies should complement but not dominate any dish.
What’s your favourite food and beverage pairing at FLOUR? Kaleji (foie gras) with a glass of Champagne
What’s your view of the cafe scene in Kuala Lumpur? In Kuala Lumpur, cafes are fantastic! I see a huge Australian influence.
What’s something you’d like guests to know about Indian food? Indian food is by far the most difficult to prepare when started from scratch.
What’s in store for you in the upcoming months? FLOUR just launched its new menu on the first of February 2019. Coming up are a Biryani festival for Ramadan month, Game meat and dessert festival for Diwali and MAYBE a chef’s table in June for three days.
WARMINGTON: India-Pakistan tension melts away in Toronto |
If only Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi could come to Gerrard Street.
They would see what getting along peacefully looks like.
“In 20 years I have never had a problem with anybody from Pakistan,” said Indo-Canadian Sukhi Singh. “Everybody gets along great.”
His Famous Indian Cuisine at 1410 Gerrard St. E. brings in people from all backgrounds for his daily buffet. But when he has a hankering for Pakistani grub, he walks across the street to equally as famous Lahore Tikka House at 1365 Gerrard St E.
Sukhuair Singh, at Famous Indian Cuisine along the Gerrard India Bazaar along Gerrard St. E. in Toronto, Ont. on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. (Ernest Doroszuk/Toronto Sun/Postmedia)
“The food there is very good and so are the people,” said Sukhi.
These legendary restaurants are a shining example of how the India/Pakistan relationship can be.
“My late husband Alnoor always said staff and customers should keep the politics out of the restaurant,” said Gulshan Allibhai, owner of Lahore Tikka House. “We have done that from the beginning and we still do that.”
In fact, in her place “we have staff who come from both sides” and “get along great.”
I saw that first hand because she introduced me to two of her managers and one of her cooks.
Gulshan Allibhai, owner of Lahore Tikka House along the Gerrard India Bazaar along Gerrard St. E. in Toronto, Ont. on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. (Ernest Doroszuk/Toronto Sun/Postmedia)
Muhammed Nasir Baig is and from Lahore, Pakistan. Rafik Patel from central India. Cook Vinay Nair is from Delhi India.
“We are all best of friends,” said Nair. “Nothing that happens over there will affect our friendships and working relationships.”
Said Baig: “It’s just politicians who focus on the issue. The people don’t — here or there. We do not let anything influence our situation here.”
That said, it does not mean these tensions or divisions are immune to Toronto.
We saw that first hand here at PostMedia Place last Sunday — since our building is also home to the India Consulate.
Supporters of India during a protest out front of the India Consulate at 365 Bloor St. E. in Toronto on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. (Joe Warmington/Toronto Sun/Postmedia.com)
One side of the front doors at 365 Bloor St. E. were about 30 pro-Pakistan demonstrators who showed up to protest India in the ongoing battle over Kashmir.
On the other side of those same front doors were about the same number of protestors standing up for India against Pakistan’s aggressions in the controversial matter.
You could hear the yelling and chanting from six floors up and three streets away.
It went on for hours but despite the emotion, not one punch thrown or projectile lobbed.
Supporters of Pakistan during a protest out front of the India Consulate at 365 Bloor St. E. in Toronto on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. (Joe Warmington/Toronto Sun/Postmedia.com)
In fact, if someone from one side or the other decided it was time to go and they needed to go through the other side’s protest line, the seas would part and full accommodation was given.
The political lines were drawn but it didn’t rise to violence. Toronto Police were impressive too. Respect to both sides.
However, things heated up four days later when word broke that Pakistan had shot down two India fighter jets.
FATAH: Nuclear rivals India and Pakistan on a warpath Pakistan says 2 Indian warplanes downed, 1 pilot captured Just like that, this battle was starting to have an effect on local people.
In fact, with photographer Ernest Doroszuk, I went out to Pearson airport to meet people who were on Air Canada flight 042 to Delhi, which was turned around and brought back to Toronto for safety reasons.
Even those people didn’t seem to harbour ill feelings.
Back on Gerrard St., Pakistani-born Parveen Zahid said in her time in Canada she has found no problems.
The area she is walking is nicknamed Little India but she said whether one is from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka or Africa, everybody feels it’s their place.
“It’s safe here,” she said.
Inder Jandoo, who along with his wife owns Sonu Saree Palace at 1420 Gerrard St. E., has taken that same philosophy for 40 year.
“We have staff from every country in the region and everybody loves each other,” he said.
His wife Bhupinder told us that women from every country come into her shop for Saree’s and they all feel the warmth that they should.
Bhupinder Jandoo, owner (right) and Iman Ahmad, who goes by Ayesha Sadiqa, a salesperson at Sonu Saree Palace along the Gerrard India Bazaar along Gerrard St. E. in Toronto, Ont. on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. (Ernest Doroszuk/Toronto Sun/Postmedia)
“We are seeing more mixed marriages now as well which means we are fitting Sarees into different backgrounds and it’s all positive,” she said.
Iman Ahmad is her right hand manager and from Pakistan.
“I have been here for 15 years and they have never looked at me as if I am from Pakistan but as a member of the family,” she said. “I feel the same way.”
Khan and Modi should visit Gerrard Street.
BANGLADESHI FOOD IS WORTH GETTING TO KNOW, SAYS FORMER MASTERCHEF FINALIST SAIRA HAMILTON
In her new book, My Bangladesh Cookbook, the chef and food writer shares recipes from her childhood. Ella Walker finds out more.
When Saira Hamilton talks about Bangladesh, it makes no sense that it’s not more of a travel destination, because if you’re seeking beauty, culture and good food, apparently it’s a-buzz with all three.
“A lot of people go to [neighbouring] India,” says Hamilton, “but Bangladesh looks different, it feels different. Visually, it’s much more like Thailand, it’s very lush and green and jungly.”
And while mega-city capital Dhaka is a rush of colour, throbbing with people and the crush of traffic (“I go mad for shopping when I get there, lots of saris and lovely textiles”), if you venture out into the countryside, the city hum subsides, and it’s like “nothing’s changed, ever since I was a kid”, says Hamilton.
Although she grew up in Britain, Hamilton and her family spent their summer holidays in her father’s home village, Dampara, where the landscape floods every year, leaving behind fertile land for paddy fields. “It’s incredibly peaceful. You have these wonderful vistas of water and palm trees and very low-rise buildings, it’s very beautiful,” she says. “I feel really privileged that I got to spend so much time there.”
Her memories, and the gratitude threaded through them, mingle with Hamilton’s love of cooking. Hence why she has steadily been bringing Bangladeshi food to a wider audience since becoming a MasterChef finalist in 2013, when she impressed judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace with recipes and spicing from her heritage.
“I grew up around really good food – my mum was a great cook, my dad was a great eater,” says Hamilton, and her new cookbook, My Bangladesh Kitchen, reflects a desire to write “a comprehensive collection of what Bangladeshi food is”.
“I wanted to show people what was different about it,” she says. “Indian cuisine sometimes gets all lumped together, but the sub-continent is as big as the whole of Europe. It’s like trying to talk about Norwegian cuisine as the same as Greek.”
Although, funnily enough, she notes, particularly in the south and southeast of Britain, the majority of Indian restaurants are run by people from the Bangladeshi community – spotting shatkora (a cross between a lemon and grapefruit) on the menu is a good indication.
For those entirely new to Bangladeshi cuisine, seafood is a staple – Bangladesh has a huge coastline – particularly prawns, as well as lentils, rice and lots of vegetables. Hamilton calls it a “light and bright palette of flavours”, where things are cooked speedily to keep their crunchiness and colour. “It’s not really rich and heavy and covered in sauce.”
Store cupboard essentials include the likes of panch phoran, or Bengali five spice, a “fragrant and aromatic” blend of whole fennel, cumin, mustard, nigella and fenugreek seeds.
Then there’s heat: “You’re probably going to get through a lot of chillies,” says Hamilton with a laugh, recommending you stock up on little green hot ones.
In Bangladeshi cooking though, instead of being chopped, they tend to be chucked into curries whole. “It keeps it much fresher, it infuses the flavour as well as the heat,” she explains. “[You get a] gentle flavour, rather than really, really hot chilli – unless you mistakenly eat one.”
There’s a way of cooking, but there’s also a way of eating, that is central to Bangladesh’s “culture of hospitality”. Hamilton recalls there being a “lot of parties” while she was growing up.
The house would be full of ‘aunties’ and ‘uncles’ and music. “Bangladeshi people are very proud of their culture, arts and literature,” says Hamilton – and there would always be food, swathes of it, with every guest bringing a little something to add to the table.
“[You have] lots of different things on your plate at the same time, you don’t have masses of anything,” she says of Bangladeshi buffet etiquette. “You’d have a bit of fried fish, a bit of the curry, always some kind of chutney, salad, and always little slices of lime or shallots on the side, to zhuzh things up.”
In the book, she covers the gamut of Bangladeshi eating, from food suitable for a Wednesday-night family supper (vegetable, rice, dal), to celebration dishes you’d see at a Bangladeshi wedding (biryanis, lamb rezala, Bengali ‘roast’ chicken), and snacky street-foody bits too. “There’s a lot of outdoor eating,” says Hamilton, describing grabbing a samosa and eating puris (“Like a savoury doughnut”) from newspaper parcels stapled in the corners. “That’s super-duper Bengali.”
Aside from writing a food column in her local paper and running food demos and catering (smallaubergine.com), Hamilton is also a senior strategy advisor for Defra, and still, of course, watches MasterChef (“Thank goodness for iPlayer!”).
“I love it. I particularly like the amateur one because the opportunities that it gives you are just amazing. I would never have dreamed of doing the things I did. Working in professional kitchens, having input and classes from some of the best chefs in the country, and the world in fact, was just wonderful,” she recalls. “I didn’t realise I could smile that much.”
As she did on MasterChef, and now with the cookbook, she says she feels “a great responsibility” for sharing Bangladeshi cooking: “I want people to ‘get’ it, and to love it.” With Hamilton, we’re in safe hands.
My Bangladesh Kitchen: Recipes And food memories From A Family Table by Saira Hamilton, photography by Ian Garlick, is published by Lorenz Books, priced £20. Available now.
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https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC-SCPWD-PWDHCSQ8002-Agarbatti-Packer-09.03.2018.pdf 6 Skill Council For Persons with Disability Retail Trainee Associate PWD/RAS/Q0103 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_PWD-RAS-Q0103_Trainee-Associate_11-09-2017.pdf 7 Skill Council For Persons with Disability Sewing Machine Operator PWD/AMH/Q0301 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_PWD_PWD-AMH-Q0301_Sewing-Machine-Operator_08-09-2017.pdf 8 Skill Council For Persons with Disability Room Attendant PWD/THC/Q0202 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_PWD_Corrected_PWDTHCQ0202_Room_Attendant_11_09.2018.pdf 9 Skill Council For Persons with Disability Handmade Gold and Gems-set Jewellery – Polisher and Cleaner PWD/G&J/Q0701 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_PWD_PWD-G%26J-Q0701_Polisher-Cleaner_08-09-2017.pdf 10 Skill Council For Persons with Disability Pickle Making Technician PWD/FIC/Q0102 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_PWD_PWDFICQ0102_Pickle-Making-Technician_30.10.17.pdf 11 Skill Council For Persons with Disability Packer PWD/AMH/Q1407 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_PWD-AMH-Q1407_Packer_25-09-2017.pdf 12 Skill Council For Persons with Disability Jam, Jelly and Ketchup Processing Technician PWD/FIC/Q0103 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_PWD_PWDFICQ0103_Jam%20Jelly%20and%20Ketchup%20Processing%20Technician_01.11.2017.pdf 13 Skill Council For Persons with Disability Telecom -In-store promoter PWD/TEL/Q2101 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_PWD_PWD-TEL-Q2101_Telecom_In-Store-Promotor_11-09-2017.PDF 14 Skill Council For Persons with Disability Hand Embroiderer PWD/AMH/Q1001 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_PWD_PWDAMHQ1001_Hand%20Embroiderer_31.10.2017.pdf 15 Skill Council For Persons with Disability Dairy Farmer/ Entrepreneur PWD/AGR/Q4101 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_PWD_PWDAGRQ4101_Dairy-Farmer-Entherpreneur_17-11-2017.pdf 16 Skill Council For Persons with Disability Customer Care Executive (Call Centre) PWD/TEL/Q0100 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_PWD_PWD-TEL-Q0100_Customer-Care-Executive_12-09-2017.pdf 17 Tourism and Hospitality Skill Council Food & Beverage Service-Steward THC/Q0301 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_Rev_THCQ0301_F_and_B_Steward_v1.1_19.04.2018.pdf 18 Skill Council For Persons with Disability CRM Domestic Non -Voice PWD/SSC/Q2211 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_PWD_PWD-SSC-Q2211_CRM-Domestic-Non-Voice_11-09-2017.PDF 19 Skill Council For Persons with Disability Domestic Data entry Operator PWD/SSC/Q2212 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_PWD_PWD-SSC-Q2212_Domestic-Data-Entry-operator_15-09-2017.pdf 20 Retailers Association’s Skill Council of India Sales Associate I/RAS/Q0104 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_Sales-Associate-International-01-8-2017.pdf 21 Capital Goods Skill Council Fitter Mechanical Assembly CSC/Q0304 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_CSC-Q0304_Fitter-Mechanical-Assembly_1.pdf 22 Capital Goods Skill Council MIG MAG or GMAW Welder I/CSC/Q0209 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_MIG_MAG_GMAW-Welder_International-01-8-2017.pdf 23 Construction Skill Development Council of India General Mason I/CON/Q0103 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/Model-Curriculum-Mason-General-Global-version-01-8-2017.pdf 24 Construction Skill Development Council of India Foreman Electrical Works (Construction) I/CON/Q0604 5 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/Model-Curriculum-Foreman-Electrical-Works-Transnational-01-8-2017.pdf 25 Power Sector Skill Council Assistant Technician -Street Light Installation & Maintenance PSS/Q6003 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_PSS-Q6003_Assistant-Technician-Street-Light-Installation-n-Maintenance_0.pdf 26 Power Sector Skill Council Attendant Sub – Station (66/11, 33/11 KV)-Power Distribution PSS/Q3002 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_PSS-Q3002_Attendant-Sub-Station-%2866-11%2C-33-11-KV%29-Power-Distribution_0.pdf 27 Power Sector Skill Council Technician- Distribution Transformer Repair PSS/Q3003 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_PSS-Q3003_Technician-Distribution-Transformer-Repair_0.pdf 28 Power Sector Skill Council Assistant Electricity Meter Reader, Billing and Cash Collector PSS/Q3001 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_PSS-Q3001_Assistant-Electricity-Meter-Reader%2C-Billing-and-Cash-Collector_0.pdf 29 Skill Council For Persons with Disability Housekeeping Attendant (Manual Cleaning) PWT/Q0203 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_THC_Q0203_housekeeping_attendant_manual_cleaning_0.pdf 30 Tourism and Hospitality Skill Council Food and Beverage Service -Steward I/THC/Q0301 4 31 Automotive Skills Development Council Auto E-Rickshaw Driver/ Assistant Service Technician ASC/Q9719 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_ASC_Q9719_auto_e_rickshaw_driver_assistant_service_technician.pdf 32 Tourism and Hospitality Skill Council Travel Consultant THC/Q4404 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_THCQ4404_travel_Consultant_31.05.2018.pdf 33 Tourism and Hospitality Skill Council Room Attendant THC/Q0202 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_THCQ0202_Corrected_MC_Room_Attendant_01.08.2018.pdf 34 Tourism and Hospitality Skill Council Street Food Vendor-Standalone THC/Q3007 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_THC-Q3007_Street-Food-Vendor-Standalone.pdf 35 Tourism and Hospitality Skill Council Counter Sale Executive THC/Q2903 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_Rev_THCQ2903_Counter_Sales_Executive_v1.1_19.02.2018.pdf 36 Skill Council For Persons with Disability Food & Beverage Service-Steward PWT/Q0301 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_THC-Q0301_Food-n-Beverage-Service-Steward.pdf 37 Tourism and Hospitality Skill Council Front Office Associate THC/Q0102 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_Rev_THCQ0102_Front%20Office%20Associate_v1.1_19.04.2018.pdf 38 Tourism and Hospitality Skill Council Home Delivery Boy THC/Q2902 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC-THC-Q2902Home-Delivery-Boy-12-05-2017.pdf 39 Tourism and Hospitality Skill Council Housekeeping Attendant (Manual Cleaning) THC/Q0203 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_THC-Q0203_Housekeeping-Attendant-%28Manual-Cleaning%29.pdf 40 Tourism and Hospitality Skill Council Multi-cuisine Cook THC/Q3006 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_THC-Q3006_Multicuisine-Cook-500-hrs_24-07-2017_0.pdf 41 Textile Sector Skill Council Hank dyer TSC/Q7201 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_TSC-Q7201_Hank-dyer.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_Hank%20dyer.pdf 42 Textile Sector Skill Council Ring Frame Doffer TSC/Q0202 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/Rev-MC-TSCQ0202-Ring-Frame-Doffer-23.06.2017.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_Ringframe_doffer.pdf 43 Textile Sector Skill Council Ring Frame Tenter TSC/Q0201 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_TSCQ0201_Ring_Frame_Tenter_16.04.2018.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_Ring_frame_Tenter.pdf 44 Textile Sector Skill Council Stenter Machine Operator TSC/Q5401 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_TSC-Q5401_Stenter-Machine-Operator.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_%20TSC-Q5401_Stenter-machine-operator-23-10-17.pdf 45 Textile Sector Skill Council Two shaft Handloom Weaver TSC/Q7303## 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_Rev_TSCQ7303_Corrected_Two_Shaft_Handloom_Weaver_v1_21_09_2018.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_%20TSC-Q7303%20_Two%20shaft%20Handloom%20Weaver-23-10-17.pdf 46 Textile Sector Skill Council Warper TSC/Q7302 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_Rev_TSCQ7302_Warper_05.07.2018.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_%20TSCQ7302_Warper_23-10-17.pdf 47 Telecom Sector Skill Council Sales Executive (Broadband) TEL/Q0201 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_TEL-Q0201_Sales-Executive-%28Broadband%29.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG-TELQ0201-Sales-Executive-%28Broadband%29-09-03-2018.pdf 48 Telecom Sector Skill Council Telecom Terminal Equipment Application Developer (Android Application) TEL/Q2300 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_TEL-Q2300_Telecom-Terminal-Equipment-Application-Developer-%28Android-Application%29.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG-TELQ2300-Telecom-Terminal-Equipment-Application-Developer-%28Android%29-09-03-2018.pdf 49 Telecom Sector Skill Council Telecom- Tower Technician TEL/Q4100 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_TEL-Q4100_Telecom-Tower-Technician.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_TELQ4100_Tower-Technician_16-11-2017.pdf 50 Textile Sector Skill Council Autoconer Tenter TSC/Q0301 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_TSCQ0301_Autoconer_Tenter_revised_16.04.2018.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_Autoconer_Tenter.pdf 51 Telecom Sector Skill Council Distributor Sales Representative TEL/Q2100 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_TEL-Q2100_Distributor-Sales-Representative.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_TELQ2100_Distributor-Sales-Representative_16-11-2017.pdf 52 Telecom Sector Skill Council Field Sales Executive-Telecom Plan & Services TEL/Q0200 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_TEL-Q0200_Field-Sales-Executive-Telecom-Plan-%26-Services.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG-TELQ0200-Field-Sales-Executive-Telecom-Plans-%26-Services-09-03-2018.pdf 53 Telecom Sector Skill Council Grass Root Telecom Provider (GRTP) TEL/Q6207 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_TEL-Q6207_Grass_Root_Telecom_Provider_13.06.2017.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG-TELQ6207-Grass-Root-Telecom-Provider-09-03-2018.pdf 54 Telecom Sector Skill Council Handset Repair Engineer TEL/Q2201 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_TEL-Q2201_Handset-Repair-Engineer.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_TELQ2201_Handset-Repair-Engineer-L-II_16-11-2017.pdf 55 Telecom Sector Skill Council Telecom -In-store promoter TEL/Q2101 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_TEL-Q2101_Telecom–In-store-promoter.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_TELQ2101_ISP_15_01_2018.pdf 56 Telecom Sector Skill Council Optical Fiber Technician TEL/Q6401 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_TEL-Q6401_Optical-Fiber-Technician.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_TELQ6401_Optical-Fibre-Technican_16-11-2017.pdf 57 Rubber Skill Development Council Rubber Nursery Worker – General RSC/Q6005 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC-Rev-RSC-Q6005-Rubber-Nursery-Worker-20.07.2017.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG-RSCQ6005-Rubber-Nursery-Worker-General-06-02-2018.pdf 58 Rubber Skill Development Council Latex Harvest Technician (Tapper) RSC/Q6103 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC-Rev-RSC-Q6103-Latex-Harvesting-technician-20.07.2017.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG-RSCQ6103-Latex-Harvesting-Technician-%28Tapper%29-23-01-2018.pdf 59 Rubber Skill Development Council General Worker – Rubber Plantation RSC/Q6107 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC-Rev-RSC-Q6107-General-Worker-Rubber-Plantation-20.07.2017.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG-RSCQ6107-General-Worker-Rubber-Plantation-FG-25-01-2018.pdf 60 Management & Entrepeneurship and Professional Skills Council (MEPSC) Unarmed Security Guard SSS/Q0101 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_SSS-Q0101_Unarmed-Security-Guard.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_SSSQ0101_Unarmed-Security-Guard_21-11-2017.pdf 61 Sports, Physical Education, Fitness & Leisure Skills Council Fitness Trainer SPF/Q1102 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_SPF_Q1102_Fitness-Trainer-.pdf 62 Sports, Physical Education, Fitness & Leisure Skills Council Life Guard-Pool & Beach SPF/Q1104 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_SPF-Q1104_Life-Guard-Pool-%26-Beach-.pdf 63 Sports, Physical Education, Fitness & Leisure Skills Council Sports Masseur SPF/Q1103 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_SPF-Q1103_Sports-Masseur.pdf 64 Telecom Sector Skill Council Customer Care Executive (Call Centre) TEL/Q0100 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_TEL-Q0100_Customer-Care-Executive-%28Call-Centre%29.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_TELQ0101_CCE_CC_15_01_2018.pdf 65 Telecom Sector Skill Council Customer Care Executive (Relationship Centre) TEL/Q0101 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_TEL-Q0101_Customer-Care-Executive-%28Relationship-Centre%29.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG-TELQ0101-Customer-Care-Executive-%28Relationship-Center%29-09-03-2018.pdf 66 Rubber Skill Development Council Junior Rubber Technician / Technical Assistant RSC/Q0831 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/RSC-Q-0831_Model_Curriculum-Junior_Rubber_TechnicianV1.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG-RSCQ0831-Junior-Rubber-Technician-06-02-2018.pdf 67 Power Sector Skill Council Consumer Energy Meter Technician PSS/Q0107 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC-PSS-Q0107_Consumer_Energy_Meter_Technician19-7-17.pdf 68 Retailers Association’s Skill Council of India Retail Sales Associate RAS/Q0104 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_Rev_RASQ0104_Retail_Sales_Associate_25.04.2018.pdf 69 Retailers Association’s Skill Council of India Retail Trainee Associate RAS/Q0103 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/Rev-MC-RASQ0103-Retail-Trainee-Associate-30-01-2018.pdf 70 Retailers Association’s Skill Council of India Distributor Salesman RAS/Q0604 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_RAS-Q0604_Distributor-Salesman.pdf 71 Rubber Skill Development Council Mill Operator RSC/Q0101 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_CSSM_JR_Correction_RSCQ0101_Mill_Operator_16.07.2018.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_RSCQ0101_Mill%20Operator_15_01_2018.pdf 72 Rubber Skill Development Council Material Handling and Storage Operator RSC/Q0108 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_RSCQ0108_Material%20Handling%20and%20Storage%20Operator_10.11.2017.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG-RSCQ0108-Material-Handling-and-Storage-Operator-23-01-2018.pdf 73 Rubber Skill Development Council Pneumatic Tyre Moulding Operator RSC/Q0211 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_RSCQ0211_Pneumatic%20Tyre%20Moulding%20Operator_10.11.2017.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_RSCQ0211_Pneumatic_Tyre_Moulding_Operator_09.05.2018.pdf 74 Rubber Skill Development Council Compression Moulding Operator RSC/Q0205 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_RSC-Q0205_Compression-Moulding-Operator-23-2-18-.pdf.PDF https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_RSCQ0205_Compression%20Moulding%20Operator_15_01_2018.pdf 75 Rubber Skill Development Council Injection Moulding Operator RSC/Q0207 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_RSC-Q0207_Injection-Moulding-Operator-.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG-RSCQ0207-Injection-Moulding-Operator-25-01-2018.pdf 76 Indian Plumbing Skills council Plumber (General) PSC/Q0104 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_Rev_Hrs_PSCQ0104_Plumber_General_30.04.2018.pdf 77 Indian Plumbing Skills council Plumber (After Sales Service) PSC/Q0303 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_PSC-Q0303_Plumber-%28After-Sales-Service%29.pdf 78 Indian Plumbing Skills council Plumbing Product Sales officer PSC/Q0302 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_CSSM_JR_Correction_PSCQ0302_Plumbing_Product_Sales_Officer_16.07.2018.pdf 79 Power Sector Skill Council Distribution Lineman PSS/Q0102 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_CSSM_JR_Correction_PSSQ0102_Distribution_Lineman_16.07.2018.pdf 80 Skill Council For Mining Sector Mine Electrician MIN/Q0416 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_CSSR_JR_Correction_MINQ0416_Mine_Electrician_16.07.2018.pdf 81 Skill Council For Mining Sector Mine Welder MIN/Q0423 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_MIN-Q0423_Mine-Welder.pdf 82 Paints and Coatings Skill Council Powder Coater PCS/Q5102 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_PCS-Q5102_Powder-Coater.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG-Eng-PCS-Q5102-Powder-Coater_Facilitator-Guide-1-11-2017_0.pdf 83 Skill Council For Mining Sector Mining – Wire saw Operator MIN/Q0203 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_CSSR_JR_Correction_MINQ0203_Wiresaw_Operator_16.07.2018.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG-MINQ0203-Wire-Saw-Operator-14-12-2017.pdf 84 Skill Council For Mining Sector Loader Operator MIN/Q0208 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_Rev_MINQ0208_V1_Corrected_Loader_Operator_25_09_2018.pdf 85 Skill Council For Mining Sector Mechanic / Fitter MIN/Q0304 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_MIN-Q0304_Mining—Mechanic-Fitter_0.pdf 86 Skill Council For Mining Sector Bulldozer Operator MIN/Q0205 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC-Rev-Hrs-MINQ0205-Bulldozer-Operator-03-08-2018.pdf 87 Skill Council For Mining Sector HEMM Mechanic_v2 MIN/Q0433 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_MIN-Q0433_Mining-HEMM-Mechanic.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG-MINQ0433-HEMM-Mechanic-15-12-2017.pdf 88 Skill Council For Mining Sector Mining – Safety Operator MIN/Q0437 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_MIN-Q0437_Mining—Safety-Operator.pdf 89 Skill Council For Mining Sector Mining Shot Firer/Blaster MIN/Q0428 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_MINQ0428_V1.0_Mining%20Shot%20Firer%20or%20Blaster_To%20be%20%20Replaced_11.01.2019.pdf 90 Media & Entertainment Skill Council Animator MES/Q0701 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_MESQ0701_Animator_To%20be%20Replaced_28.02.2019.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG-MES-Q0701-Animator-28-11-2017.pdf 91 Media & Entertainment Skill Council Make-up artist MES/Q1801 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_MES-Q1801_Make-up-artist.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_MESQ1801_Make-Up-Artist_23-11-2017.pdf 92 Media & Entertainment Skill Council Hairdresser MES/Q1802 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_MES-Q1802_Hairdresser.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_MESQ1802_Hairdresser_23-11-2017.pdf 93 Media & Entertainment Skill Council Character Designer MES/Q0502 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_MES-Q0502_Character-Designer.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG-MESQ0502-Character_Designer_Facilitator-Guide-21-11-2017.pdf 94 Media & Entertainment Skill Council Editor MES/Q1401 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_MES-Q1401_Editor.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG-MES-Q1401-Editor-28-11-2017.pdf 95 Media & Entertainment Skill Council Roto Artist MES/Q3504 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_MES-Q3504_Roto-Artist.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG-MESQ3504-Roto_Artist_Facilitator-Guide-21-11-2017.pdf 96 Media & Entertainment Skill Council Modeller MES/Q0401 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_MES-Q0401_Modeller.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_MESQ2501_Modeller_23-11-2017.pdf 97 Media & Entertainment Skill Council Sound Editor MES/Q3404 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_MES-Q3404_Sound-Editor.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_MESQ3404_Sound-Editor_04-12-2017.pdf 98 Logistics Sector Skill Council Courier Delivery Executive LSC/Q3023 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_CSSM_JR_Correction_LSCQ3023_Courier_Delivery_Executive_16.07.2018.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_LSC_Q3023_Emp_Courier_Delivery_Executive_Eng_Web_23-10-17.pdf 99 Logistics Sector Skill Council Warehouse Picker LSC/Q2102 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_LSC-Q2102_Warehouse-Picker_0.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_LSC_Q2102_Facilitator_Guide-Warehouse_Picker_23-10-17.pdf 100 Logistics Sector Skill Council Warehouse Packer LSC/Q2303 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_LSC-Q2303_Warehouse-Packer_0.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_LSC_Q2303_Facilitator_Guide-Warehouse_Packer_23-10-17.pdf 101 Logistics Sector Skill Council Inventory Clerk LSC/Q2108 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_LSC-Q2108_Inventory-Clerk.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_LSC_Q2108_Facilitator_Guide-Inventory_Clerk_23-10-17.pdf 102 Logistics Sector Skill Council Consignment Booking Assistant LSC/Q1120 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_CSSM_JR_Correction_LSCQ1120_Consignment_Booking_Assistant_16.07.2018.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_LSC_Q1120_Emp_Consignment_Booking_Web_23-10-17.pdf 103 Logistics Sector Skill Council Consignment Tracking Executive LSC/Q1121 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_CSSM_JR_Correction_LSCQ1121_Consigment_Tracking_Executive_16.07.2018.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_LSC_Q1121_Facilitator_Guide-Consignment_Tracking_Executive_23-10-17.pdf 104 Logistics Sector Skill Council Documentation Assistant LSC/Q1122 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_CSSM_JR_Correction_LSCQ1122_Documentation_Assistant_16.07.2018.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_LSC_Q1122_Emp_Documentation_Assistant_FW_Web-23-10-17.pdf 105 Life Sciences Sector Skill Development Council Medical Sales Representative LFS/Q0401 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_Rev_LFSQ0401_V1.0_Medical%20Sales%20Representative_To%20be%20Replaced_13.12.2018.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_LFSQ0401_Medical_Sales_Representative_20.07.2018.pdf 106 Life Sciences Sector Skill Development Council Fitter Mechanical – Life Sciences LFS/Q0213 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_Rev_LFSQ0213_V1.0_Fitter%20Mechanical%20-%20Life%20Sciences_To%20be%20Replaced_13.12.2018.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_LFSQ0213_Fitter_Mechanical_20.07.2018.pdf 107 Life Sciences Sector Skill Development Council Lab Technician/ Assistant – Life Sciences LFS/Q0509 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_Rev_LFSQ0509_V1.0_Lab%20Technician_Assistant%20Life%20Sciences_To%20be%20Replaced_16.01.2019.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_LFSQ0509_Lab_Technician_Assistant_29.06.2018.pdf 108 Life Sciences Sector Skill Development Council Store Assistant/ Helper – Life Sciences LFS/Q0604 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_LFSQ0604_V1.0_Store%20Assistant%20-%20Life%20Sciences_To%20be%20Replaced_21.01.2019.pdf 109 Leather Sector Skill Council Shaving Operator LSS/Q0501 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_LSS-Q0501_Shaving-Operator.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_Eng-LSS-Q0501-Shaving-Operator-1-11-2017.pdf 110 Leather Sector Skill Council Skiving Operator ( Machine) LSS/Q2401 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_Rev_LSSQ2401_Skiving_Operator_%28Footwear%29_16.07.2018.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_Eng_LSS-Q2401-Skiving-Operator-%28Footwear%29-1-11-2017.pdf 111 Leather Sector Skill Council Stitcher (Goods & Garments) LSS/Q5501 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_LSSQ5501_for_Stitcher_Goods_and_Garments_16.06.2017.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_ENG_LSS-Q5501-Stitcher-%28G_G%29-1-11-2017.pdf 112 Leather Sector Skill Council Stitching Operator LSS/Q2501 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_Rev_LSSQ2501_Stitching_Operator_%28Footwear%29_16.07.2018.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_Eng_LSS-Q2501-Stitcher-Footwear-2-11-2017_0.pdf 113 Life Sciences Sector Skill Development Council Production/ Machine Operator – Life Sciences LFS/Q0207 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_Rev_LFSQ0207_V1.0_Production%20Machine%20Operator-Life%20Sciences_To%20be%20Replaced_13.12.2018.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_LFSQ0207_Production_Machine_Operator_Life_Sciences_20.07.2018.pdf 114 Leather Sector Skill Council Cutter-Goods & Garments LSS/Q5301 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_LSSQ5301_Cutter_Goods_and_Garments_16.06.2017.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_Eng_LSS-Q5301-Cutter_G_G-1-11-2017.pdf 115 Leather Sector Skill Council Cutter- Footwear LSS/Q2301 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_Rev_LSSQ2301_Cutter_%28Footwear%29_16.07.2018.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_Eng_LSS-Q2301-Cutter_Footwear-1-11-2017.pdf 116 Indian Iron and Steel Sector Skill Council Gas Tungsten Arc Welding ISC/Q0911 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_CSSM_JR_Correction_ISCQ0911_Tungsten_Inert_Gas_Welding_%28GTAW%29_16.07.2018.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_ISCQ0911_Tungsten_Inert_Gas_Welder_18.04.2018.pdf 117 IT-ITeS Sector Skill Council CRM Domestic Non -Voice SSC/Q2211 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_SSCQ2211_V1.0_CRM%20Domestic%20Non-Voice_To%20be%20Replaced_11.01.2019.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_SSCQ2211_CRM_Domestic_Non_Voice_20.07.2018.pdf 118 IT-ITeS Sector Skill Council CRM Domestic Voice SSC/Q2210 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_To%20be%20Replaced_SSCQ2210_V1.0_BPM%20CRM%20Domestic%20Voice_26.11.2018.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_SSCQ2210_CRM_Domestic_Voice_23.01.2019.pdf 119 IT-ITeS Sector Skill Council Domestic Biometric data operator SSC/Q2213 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC-SSC-Q2213-Domestic-Biometric-Data-Operator-03-08-2017.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_SSCQ2213_Domestic_Biometric_Data_Operator_20.07.2018.pdf 120 IT-ITeS Sector Skill Council Domestic Data entry Operator SSC/Q2212 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_Corrected_SSCQ2212_V1.0_Domestic%20Data%20Entry%20Operator_31.10.2018.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_SSCQ2212_Domestic_Data_Entry_Operator_12_02_2019.pdf 121 IT-ITeS Sector Skill Council Domestic IT helpdesk Attendant SSC/Q0110 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_SSCQ0110_V1.0_Domestic%20IT%20Helpdesk%20Attendant_To%20be%20Replaced_10.12.2018.pdf 122 IT-ITeS Sector Skill Council Junior Software Developer SSC/Q0508 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC-SSC-Q0508-Junior-Software-Developer-03-08-2017.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_SSCQ0508_Junior_Software_Developer_20.07.2018.pdf 123 Indian Iron and Steel Sector Skill Council Bearing maintenance ISC/Q0906 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_ISCQ0906_Bearing_Maintenance_31.05.2018.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG-ISCQ0906-Bearing-Maintenance-31-01-2018.pdf 124 Indian Iron and Steel Sector Skill Council Fitter – Instrumentation ISC/Q1102 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_ISCQ1102_Fitter_Instrumentation_16-04-2018.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG-ISCQ1102-Fitter-Instrumentation-31-01-2018.pdf 125 Indian Iron and Steel Sector Skill Council Fitter : Levelling , alignment , balancing ISC/Q0905 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_ISCQ0905_Fitter_Levelling_alignment_balancing_31.05.2018.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_ISCQ0905_Fitter_LAB_15_01_2018.pdf 126 Indian Iron and Steel Sector Skill Council Fitter Electrical Assembly ISC/Q1001 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_ISCQ1001_Fitter_Electrical_Assembly_16-04-2018.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_ISCQ1001_Fitter%20Electrical%20Assembly_15_01_2018.pdf 127 Indian Iron and Steel Sector Skill Council Fitter Electronic Assembly ISC/Q1101 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_ISC-Q1101_Fitter-Electronic-Assembly.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG-ISCQ1101-Fitter-Electronic-Assembly-31-01-2018_0.pdf 128 Indian Iron and Steel Sector Skill Council Iron & Steel: Machinist ISC/Q0909 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_CSSR_JR_Correction_ISCQ0909_Machinist_16.07.2018.pdf 129 Indian Iron and Steel Sector Skill Council Plasma Cutter – Manual ISC/Q0910 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_ISC-Q0910_Plasma-Cutter-Manual_0.pdf 130 Indian Iron and Steel Sector Skill Council Rigger : Rigging of heavy material ISC/Q0908 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_ISCQ0908_Rigger_16-04-2018.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG-ISCQ0908-Rigger-Rigging-of-Heavy-Material-31-01-2018.pdf 131 Healthcare Sector Skill Council Emergency Medical Technician – Basic HSS/Q2301 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_HSS-Q2301_Emergency-Medical-Technician—Basic.pdf 132 Healthcare Sector Skill Council Front Line Health Worker HSS/Q8601 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_Rev_HSS-Q8601_Frontline-Health-Worker_25-07-2017.pdf 133 Healthcare Sector Skill Council General Duty Assistant HSS/Q5101 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_HSS-Q5101_General-Duty-Assistant.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_HSSQ5101_General_Duty_Assistant_07_09_2018.pdf 134 Healthcare Sector Skill Council Home Health Aide HSS/Q5102 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_Rev_HSS-Q5102_Home-Health%20Aide_25-07-2017.pdf 135 Healthcare Sector Skill Council Pharmacy Assistant HSS/Q5401 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_Rev_HSS-Q5401_Pharmacy-Assistant_25-07-2017.pdf 136 Healthcare Sector Skill Council Vision Technician HSS/Q3001 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_HSS-Q3001_Vision-Technician.pdf 137 Infrastructure Equipment Skill Council Backhoe Loader Operator IES/Q0101 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_IES_Q0101_Backhoe_Loader_Operator.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG-IESQ0101-Backhoe-Loader-Operator-23-01-2018.pdf 138 Infrastructure Equipment Skill Council Excavator Operator IES/Q0103 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_IES_Q0103_Excavator_Operator.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG-IESQ0103-Excavator-Operator-25-01-2018.pdf 139 Infrastructure Equipment Skill Council Junior Backhoe Operator IES/Q0102 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_IES_Q0102_Junior_Backhoe_Loader_Operator.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG-IESQ0102-Junior-Backhoe-Loader-Operator-23-01-2018.pdf 140 Infrastructure Equipment Skill Council Junior Excavator Operator IES/Q0104 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_IES_Q0104_Junior_Excavator_Operator.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG-IESQ0104-Junior-Excavator-Operator-25-01-2018.pdf 141 Infrastructure Equipment Skill Council Junior Mechanic Elec/Electronics/ Instruments IES/Q1106 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_IES_Q1106_Junior_Mechanic_Electrical_Electronics_Instrumentation.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_IESQ1106_Junior_Mechanic_Electrical_Electronics_Instrumentation_30_03_2018.pdf 142 Infrastructure Equipment Skill Council Junior Mechanic (Engine) IES/Q1102 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_IES_Q1102_Junior_Mechanic_Engine.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_IESQ1102_Junior_Mechanic_Engine_Facilitator_Guide_16.03.2018.pdf 143 Infrastructure Equipment Skill Council Junior Mechanic (Hydraulic) IES/Q1104 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_IES-Q1104_Junior-Mechanic-%28Hydraulic%29.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_IESQ1104_Junior_Mechanic_Hydraulic_21.03.2018.pdf 144 Infrastructure Equipment Skill Council Junior Operator Crane IES/Q0111 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_IES_Q0111_Junior_Operator_Crane.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG-IESQ0111-Junior-Crane-Operator-31-01-2018.pdf 145 Healthcare Sector Skill Council Diabetes Educator HSS/Q8701 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_HSS-Q8701_Diabetes-Educator.pdf 146 Infrastructure Equipment Skill Council Junior Batching Plant Operator IES/Q0117 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_IES_Q0117_Junior_Batching_Plant_Operator.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG-IESQ0117-Junior-Batching-Plant-Operator-06-02-2018.pdf 147 Healthcare Sector Skill Council Diet Assistant HSS/Q5201 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_HSS-Q5201_Diet-Assistant.pdf 148 Infrastructure Equipment Skill Council Junior Transit Mixer Operator IES/Q0119 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_IES_Q0119_Junior_Transit_Mixer_Operator.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG-IESQ0119-Junior-Operator-Transit-Mixer-12-02-2018.pdf 149 Handicrafts and Carpet Sector Skill Council Stamping Operator (Metal Handicrafts) HCS/Q2802 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_Rev_Hrs_HCSQ2802_Stamping_Operator_%28Metal_Handicrafts%29_30.04.2018.pdf 150 Handicrafts and Carpet Sector Skill Council Engraving Artisan(Metal Handicrafts) HCS/Q2902 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_HCS-Q2902_Engraving-artisan.pdf 151 Handicrafts and Carpet Sector Skill Council Hand Rolled Agarbatti Maker_v2 HCS/Q7901 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_Rev%20Hrs_HCSQ7901_Hand_Rolled_Agarbatti_Maker_30.05.2018.pdf 152 Handicrafts and Carpet Sector Skill Council Handloom Weaver (Carpets) HCS/Q5412 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_Rev_Hrs_HCSQ5412_Handloom_Weaver_%28Carpets%29_30.04.2018.pdf 153 Gem & Jewellery Skill council of India Jewellery Retail Sales Associate G&J/Q6802 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_G-n-J-Q6802_Jewellery_Retail_Sales_Associate.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_GnJ_Q6802_Retail-JRSA_Basic_23-10-17.pdf 154 Skill Council for Green Jobs Solar PV Installer Civil SGJ/Q0103 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_SGJ-Q0103_Solar-PV-Installer-Civil.pdf 155 Skill Council for Green Jobs Solar PV Installer – Electrical SGJ/Q0102 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_SGJ-Q0102_Solar-PV-Installer—Electrical.pdf 156 Skill Council for Green Jobs Solar PV Installer (Suryamitra) SGJ/Q0101 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_Corrected_SGJQ0101_Solar_PV_Installer_%28Suryamitra%29_23.07.2018.pdf 157 Skill Council for Green Jobs Wastewater Treatment Plant Helper SGJ/Q6602 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_SGJ-Q6602_Wastewater-Treatment-Plant-Helper.pdf 158 Skill Council for Green Jobs Wastewater Treatment Plant Technician SGJ/Q6601 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_SGJ-Q6601_Wastewater-Treatment-Plant-Technician-.pdf 159 Handicrafts and Carpet Sector Skill Council Agarbatti Packer HCS/Q8002 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/Rev_MC_HCSQ8002_Agarbatti-Packer_24-11-2017.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_HCSQ8002_Agarbatti-Packer_07-11-2017.pdf 160 Handicrafts and Carpet Sector Skill Council Bamboo Basket Maker HCS/Q8704 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC-Rev-HCSQ8704-Bamboo-Basket-Maker-12-12-2017.pdf 161 Handicrafts and Carpet Sector Skill Council Bamboo Mat Weaver HCS/Q8702 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_Rev_Hrs_HCSQ8702_Bamboo_Mat_Weaver_30.04.2018.pdf 162 Handicrafts and Carpet Sector Skill Council Bamboo Utility Handicraft Assembler HCS/Q8705 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_Corrected_HCSQ8705_V1.0_Bamboo%20Utility%20Handicrafts%20Assembler_16.01.2019.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_HCSQ8705_Bamboo-Utility-Handicraft-Assembler_07-11-2017.pdf 163 Gem & Jewellery Skill council of India Assorter (Basic) G&J/Q3601 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_GJ-Q3603_Diamond-Processing-Assorter-Basic.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_GnJ_Q3601_DP-Assorter_basic-23-10-17.pdf 164 Gem & Jewellery Skill council of India Diamond Processing-Assorter (Advanced) G&J/Q3603 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_GJ-Q3601_Diamond-Processing-Assorter-Advanced.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_GnJ_Q3603_DP-Assorter_Advanced_23-10-17.pdf 165 Gem & Jewellery Skill council of India Cast & Diamonds set Jewellery-Wax Setter G&J/Q1701 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_G%26J-Q1701_Cast-%26-Diamonds-set-Jewellery-Wax-Setter.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_GnJ_Q1701_HMG-Wax_Setter_23-10-17.pdf 166 Gem & Jewellery Skill council of India Goldsmith: Component Maker G&J/Q0603 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_G-n-J-Q0603_Handmade_Gold_and_Gems_set_Jewellery_Goldsmith_Components.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_GnJ_Q0603_HMG-Goldsmith_Components-23-10-17.pdf 167 Gem & Jewellery Skill council of India Goldsmith: Frame Maker G&J/Q0604 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_Rev%20Hrs_G%26JQ0604_V1.0_Goldsmith%20Frame%20Maker_05.11.2018.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_GnJ_Q0604_HMG-Goldsmith_Frame_23-10-17.pdf 168 Gem & Jewellery Skill council of India Handmade Gold and Gems-set Jewellery – Polisher and Cleaner_v2 G&J/Q0701 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_GnJ_Q0701_CDS-Polisher_Cleaner-23-10-17.pdf 169 Furniture & Fittings Skill Council Carpenter Wooden Furniture FFS/Q0102 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_FFS-Q0102_Carpenter-Wooden-Furniture.pdf 170 Furniture & Fittings Skill Council Fitter- Modular Furniture FFS/Q5702 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_FFS-Q5702_Fitter–Modular-Furniture.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_FFSQ5702_Fitter%20Modular%20Furniture_15_01_2018.pdf 171 Gem & Jewellery Skill council of India Designer – CAD G&J/Q2303 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_CSSM_JR_Correction_G%26JQ2303_Designer_CAD_16.07.2018.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_GnJ_Q2303_CDS-Designer_CAD_23-10-17.pdf 172 Gem & Jewellery Skill council of India Cast and diamonds-set jewellery – Hand Sketch Designer (Basic) G&J/Q2301 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_G-n-J-Q2301_Cast-and-diamonds-set-jewellery-Hand-Sketch-Designer-Basic.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_GnJ_Q2301_CDS-Handskech_designer_23-10-17.pdf 173 Electronics Sector Skills Council of India TV Repair Technician ELE/Q3101 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_ELE-Q3101_TV-Repair-Technician.pdf 174 Food Industry Capacity & Skill Initiative Baking Technician/Operative FIC/Q5005 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_Rev_FICQ5005_V1.0_Baking%20Technician%20Operative_23.10.2018.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG-FICQ5005-Baking-Technician-Operative-15-12-2017.pdf 175 Food Industry Capacity & Skill Initiative Craft Baker FIC/Q5002 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_FIC-Q5002_Craft-Baker.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG-FICQ5002-Craft-Baker-15-12-2017.pdf 176 Food Industry Capacity & Skill Initiative Jam, Jelly and Ketchup Processing Technician FIC/Q0103 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_Rev_FICQ0103_V1_Jam_Jelly_and_Ketchup_Processing_Technician_09_10_2018.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG-FICQ0103-Jam-Jelly-and-Ketchup-Processing-Technician-15-12-2017.pdf 177 Food Industry Capacity & Skill Initiative Pickle Making Technician FIC/Q0102 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_Rev_FICQ0102_V1_Pickle_Making_Technician_09_10_2018.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG-FICQ0102-Pickle-Making-and-Processing-Technician-15-12-2017.pdf 178 Food Industry Capacity & Skill Initiative Plant Biscuit Production Specialist FIC/Q5003 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_Rev_FICQ5003_V1.0_Plant%20Biscuit%20Production%20Specialist_29.10.2018.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG-FICQ5003-Plant-Biscuit-Production-Specialist-23-01-2018.pdf 179 Electronics Sector Skills Council of India Mobile Phone Hardware Repair Technician ELE/Q8104 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_Rev_ELEQ8104_Mobile_Phone_Hardware_Repair_Technician_20.06.2018.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_ELEQ8104_Mobile_Phone_Hardware_Repair_Technician_18.04.2018.pdf 180 Electronics Sector Skills Council of India Solar Panel Installation Technician ELE/Q5901 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_ELEQ5901_Solar_Panel_Installation_Technician_V1.1_16.04.2018.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_ELEQ5901_Solar_Panel_Tech_26_02_2018.pdf 181 Electronics Sector Skills Council of India DTH Set Top Box Installation & Service Technician ELE/Q8101 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_Rev_Hrs_ELEQ8101_DTH_Set_Top_Box_Installation_%26_Service_Technician_03.05.2018.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG-ELEQ8101-DTH-Set-Top-Box-Installer-and-Service-Technician-09-03-2018.pdf 182 Electronics Sector Skills Council of India Field Technician Computing and Peripherals ELE/Q4601 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_Rev_Hrs_ELEQ4601_Field_Technician_Computing_and_Peripherals_03.05.2018.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG-ELEQ4601-Field-Technician-Computing-and-Peripherals-09-03-2018.pdf 183 Electronics Sector Skills Council of India Field Technician Networking and Storage ELE/Q4606 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_ELEQ4606_FT_Network_and_Storage_V1.1_16.04.2018.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG-ELEQ4606-Field-Technician-Networking-and-Storage-09-03-2018.pdf 184 Electronics Sector Skills Council of India Field Technician Other Home Appliances ELE/Q3104 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/Rev_MC_ELE%20Q3104_FT_Other_Home_Appliances_12-09-2017.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG-ELEQ3104-Field-Technician-Other-Home-Appliances-09-03-2018.pdf 185 Electronics Sector Skills Council of India LED Light Repair Technician ELE/Q9302 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_ELEQ9302_V1.0_LED%20Light%20Repair%20Technician_To%20be%20Replaced_14.01.2019.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_ELEQ9302_LED_Light_Repair_Technician_21.03.2018.pdf 186 Domestic Workers Sector Skill Council Child caretaker DWC/Q0201 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_DWC-Q0201_Child-Care-taker.pdf 187 Domestic Workers Sector Skill Council General Housekeeper DWC/Q0102 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_DWC-Q0102_General-Housekeeper.pdf 188 Domestic Workers Sector Skill Council Housekeeper cum cook DWC/Q0101 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_Rev_Hrs_DWCQ0101_Housekeeper_cum_Cook_02.05.2018.PDF 189 Domestic Workers Sector Skill Council Elderly Caretaker (Non-Clinical) DWC/Q0801 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_DWC-Q0801_Elderly-Caretaker-%28Non-Clinical%29.pdf 190 Electronics Sector Skills Council of India CCTV Installation Technician ELE/Q4605 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_Rev_ELEQ4605_CCTV%20Installation_Technician_25.04.2018.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG-ELEQ4605-CCTV-Installation-Technician-09-03-2018.pdf 191 Construction Skill Development Council of India Construction Painter and Decorator CON/Q0503 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_Rev_CON-Q0503_Construction-Painter-and-Decorator_20-07-2017.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_CONQ0503_Construction-Painter-%26-Decorator-06.04.2018.pdf 192 Construction Skill Development Council of India Bar Bender and Steel Fixer CON/Q0203 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_Rev_CON-Q0203_Bar-Bender-Steel-Fixer.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_Rev_CONQ0203_Bar%20Bender%20%26%20Steel%20Fixer_06.04.2018.pdf 193 Construction Skill Development Council of India Shuttering Carpenter System CON/Q0304 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_Rev_CON-Q0304_Shuttering-Carpenter-System_20-07-2017_0.pdf 194 Construction Skill Development Council of India Assistant Electrician CON/Q0602 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_Rev_CON-Q0602_Assistant-Electrician_20-07-2017.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_CONQ0602_Assistant%20Electrician_21.03.2018.pdf 195 Construction Skill Development Council of India Mason General CON/Q0103 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_Rev_CON-Q0103_Mason-General_20-07-2017.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_CONQ0103_Mason%20General_21.03.2018.pdf 196 Construction Skill Development Council of India Mason Tiling CON/Q0104 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_Rev_CON-Q0104_Mason-Tiling_20-07-2017.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_CONQ0104_Mason%20Tiling_11.04.2018.pdf 197 Construction Skill Development Council of India Mason Concrete CON/Q0105 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_Rev_CON-Q0105_Mason-Concrete_20-07-2017.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_CONQ0105_Mason%20Concrete_06.04.2018.pdf 198 Beauty & Wellness Sector Skill Council Yoga Instructor BWS/Q2201 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/Rev_MC_BWSQ2201_Yoga_Instructor_13.07.2017.pdf 199 BFSI Sector Skill Council Of India Mutual Fund Agent BSC/Q0601 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC-BSC-Q0601-Mutual-Fund-Agent-V2-30-05-17_0.pdf 200 BFSI Sector Skill Council Of India Equity Dealer BSC/Q0201 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC-BSC-Q0201-Equity-Dealer-V2-30-05-17.pdf 201 BFSI Sector Skill Council Of India Business Correspondent & Business Facilitator BSC/Q0301 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_BSC_Q0301_Business_Correspondent.pdf 202 BFSI Sector Skill Council Of India Life Insurance Agent BSC/Q0101 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_BSC_Q0101_Life_Insurance_Agent.pdf 203 BFSI Sector Skill Council Of India Debt Recovery Agent BSC/Q0701 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_BSC_Q0701_Debt_Recovery_Agent.pdf 204 BFSI Sector Skill Council Of India Accounts Executive (Accounts Payable & Receivable) BSC/Q0901 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_BSC_Q0901_Accounts_Executive_Accounts_Payable_and_Receivables.pdf 205 Capital Goods Skill Council CNC Operator – Turning CSC/Q0115 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_CSC-Q0115_CNC-Operator—Turning.pdf 206 Capital Goods Skill Council Draughtsman – Mechanical CSC/Q0402 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_Rev_CSCQ0402_Draughtsman-Mech_21.07.2017.pdf 207 Capital Goods Skill Council Fitter Electrical and Electronic Assembly CSC/Q0305 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_CSC-Q0305_Fitter-Electrical-and-Electronic-Assembly_1.pdf 208 Capital Goods Skill Council Fitter – Fabrication CSC/Q0303 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC-Rev-CSC-Q0303-Fitter-Fabrication-21.07.2017.pdf 209 Capital Goods Skill Council Manual Metal Arc Welding/Shielded Metal Arc Welding Welder CSC/Q0204 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_CSC-Q0204_Manual-Metal-Arc-Welding-Shielded-Metal-Arc-Welding-Welder_0.pdf 210 Capital Goods Skill Council Metal Inert Gas / Metal Active Gas /Gas Metal Arc Welder (MIG/MAG/GMAW) CSC/Q0209 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC-CSCQ0209-MIG-MAG-GMAW-Welder-07-12-2017.pdf 211 Beauty & Wellness Sector Skill Council Assistant Nail Technician (Version 1) BWS/Q0401 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_CSSM_JR_Correction_BWSQ0401_Assistant_Nail_Technician_16.07.2018.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_BWSQ0401_Assistant%20Nail%20Technician_10.11.2017.pdf 212 Beauty & Wellness Sector Skill Council Assistant Hair Stylist BWS/Q0201 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_BWS-Q0201_Assistant-Hair-Stylist.pdf 213 Beauty & Wellness Sector Skill Council Hair Stylist (Version 1) BWS/Q0202 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_CSSM_JR_Correction_BWSQ0202_Hair_Stylist_16.07.2018.pdf 214 Beauty & Wellness Sector Skill Council Assistant Beauty Therapist BWS/Q0101 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC-BWS-Q0101-Assistant-Beauty-Therapist.pdf 215 Beauty & Wellness Sector Skill Council Beauty Therapist BWS/Q0102 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_CSSM_JR_Correction_BWSQ0102_Beauty_Therapist_16.05.2018_0.pdf 216 Automotive Skills Development Council Welding and Quality Technician ASC/Q3109 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_ASC-Q3109_Welding-and-Quality-Technician.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_ASCQ3109_Welding_and_Quality_Technician_21.03.2018.pdf 217 Automotive Skills Development Council Machining and Quality Technician ASC/Q3509 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_ASC-Q3509_Machining-and-Quality-Technician.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_ASCQ3509_Machining_and_Quality_Technician_04.06.2018.pdf 218 Automotive Skills Development Council Dealership Telecaller Sales Executive ASC/Q1011 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC-Rev-ASCQ1011-Dealership-Telecaller-Sales-Executive-12-12-2017.pdf 219 Automotive Skills Development Council Dealership Sales And Value Added Services Executive ASC/Q1012 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_ASCQ1012_V1_Dealership_Sales_and_Value_Added_Services_Executive_25_09_2018.pdf 220 Automotive Skills Development Council Showroom Hostess – Customer Relationship Executive ASC/Q1111 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC-ASC-Q1111-SHOWROOM-HOSTESS-Customer-Relationship-Executive-V2-30-05-17.pdf 221 Automotive Skills Development Council Car Washer and Assistant Service Technician ASC/Q1417 2 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC-ASC-Q1417-Car-Washer-and-Assistant-Service-Technician-V2-30-05-17.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_ASCQ1417_Car_Washer_and_Assistant_Service_Technician_21.03.2018.pdf 222 Automotive Skills Development Council Chauffeur / Taxi Driver ASC/Q9714 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_ASC-Q9714_Chauffeur-Taxi-Driver_0.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_ASCQ9714_Chauffer_Taxi_driver_07_09_2018.pdf 223 Beauty & Wellness Sector Skill Council Assistant Spa Therapist (Version 1) BWS/Q1001 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/Rev-MC-BWSQ1001-Assistant-Spa-Therapist-14-12-2017%20.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_BWSQ1001_Assistant%20Spa%20Therapist_14.11.2017.pdf 224 Beauty & Wellness Sector Skill Council Pedicurist and Manicurist BWS/Q0402 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_BWS-Q0402_Pedicurist-%26-Manicurist_30.10.2017.pdf 225 Automotive Skills Development Council Commercial Vehicle Driver Level 4 ASC/Q9703 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_ASC-Q9703_Commercial-Vehicle-Driver-Level-4.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_ASCQ9703_Commercial_Vehicle_Driver_07_09_2018.pdf 226 Automotive Skills Development Council Forklift Operator (Driver) ASC/Q9707 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC-Rev-ASC-9707-Forklift-Driver_21_07_2017.pdf 227 Automotive Skills Development Council Automotive Service Technician (Two and Three Wheelers) ASC/Q1411 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC-ASC-Q1411-Automotive-service-technician-Two-and-Three-wheelers-V2-30-05-17.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_ASCQ1411_Automotive_Service_Technician_Two_and_Three_Wheelers_04.06.2018.pdf 228 Apparel Made-Ups & Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council Export Assistant AMH/Q1601 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_AMH-Q1601_Export-Assistant.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_AMHQ1601_Export_Assistant_07_09_2018.pdf 229 Apparel Made-Ups & Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council Hand Embroiderer AMH/Q1001 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_AMH-Q1001_Hand-Embroiderer.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG-AMHQ1001-Hand-Embroiderer-12-02-2018.pdf 230 Apparel Made-Ups & Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council Inline Checker AMH/Q0102 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_AMH-Q0102_Inline-Checker.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_AMHQ0102_Inline_Checker_29.06.2018.pdf 231 Apparel Made-Ups & Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council Packer AMH/Q1407 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_AMH-Q1407_Packer.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_AMHQ1407_Packer_20.07.2018.pdf 232 Apparel Made-Ups & Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council Pressman AMH/Q0401 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_AMH-Q0401_Pressman.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_AMHQ0401_Pressman_04.06.2018.pdf 233 Apparel Made-Ups & Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council Self Employed Tailor AMH/Q1947 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_AMH-Q1947_Self-Employed-Tailor.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/Rev-FG-AMHQ1947-Self-Employed-Tailor-12-02-2018.pdf 234 Apparel Made-Ups & Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council Sewing Machine Operator AMH/Q0301 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_AMH-Q0301_Sewing-Machine-Operator.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG-AMHQ0301-Sewing-Machine-Operator-25-01-2018.pdf 235 Apparel Made-Ups & Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council Sewing Machine Operator- Knits AMH/Q0305 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_AMH-Q0305_Sewing-Machine-Operator–Knits.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_AMHQ0305_Sewing_Machine_Operator_%28Knits%29_04.06.2018.pdf 236 Apparel Made-Ups & Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council Washing Machine Operator AMH/Q1810 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_AMH-Q1810_Washing-Machine-Operator.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_AMHQ1810_Washing_Machine_Operator_04.06.2018.pdf 237 Agriculture Skill Council of India Small Poultry farmer AGR/Q4306 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_AGR-Q4306_Small-poultry-farmer-.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/Rev_FG_AGRQ4306_Small-Poultry-Farmer_20-11-2017.pdf 238 Agriculture Skill Council of India Tractor operator AGR/Q1101 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_AGRQ1101_Tractor_Operator_16-04-2018.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_AGRQ1101_Tractor-Operator_27-11-2017.pdf 239 Agriculture Skill Council of India Greenhouse Operator AGR/Q1003 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_AGR-Q1003_Greenhouse-Operator.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/Rev_FG_AGRQ1003_Greenhouse-Operator_20-11-2017.pdf 240 Agriculture Skill Council of India Micro irrigation technician AGR/Q1002 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_AGR-Q1002_Micro-irrigation-technician.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/Rev_FG_AGRQ1002_Micro-Irrigation-Technician_20-11-2017.pdf 241 Agriculture Skill Council of India Organic Grower AGR/Q1201 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_AGRQ1201_Corrected_Organic_Grower_31_08_2018.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_AGRQ1201_Organic-Grower_27-11-2017.pdf 242 Agriculture Skill Council of India Quality Seed Grower AGR/Q7101 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_AGR-Q7101_Quality-Seed-Grower.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_AGRQ7101_Quality-Seed-Grower_27-11-2017.pdf 243 Agriculture Skill Council of India Gardener AGR/Q0801 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_Corrected_AGRQ0801_V1.0_Gardener_31.10.2018_0.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_AGRQ0801_Gardener_20-11-2017.pdf 244 Agriculture Skill Council of India Animal Health Worker AGR/Q4804 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_AGR-Q4804_Animal-Health-Worker-.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/Rev_FG_AGRQ4804_Animal-Health-Worker_20-11-2017.pdf 245 Agriculture Skill Council of India Aquaculture worker AGR/Q4904 3 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_AGR-Q4904_Aquaculture-worker.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_AGRQ4904_Aquaculture-Worker_23-11-2017.pdf 246 Agriculture Skill Council of India Dairy Farmer/ Entrepreneur AGR/Q4101 4 https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/MC_AGR-Q4101_Dairy-Farmer-Entrepreneur_1.pdf https://nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/FG_AGRQ4101_Dairy-Farmer-Entrepreneur_23-11-2017.pdf
Stay Local, Eat Global
Stay Local, Eat Global Mar 01, 2019 03:10PM
Take your palate on a trip around the world with flavorful plates from these internationally inspired eateries, all right in our backyard. From the perfect buttery croissant to steaming pho, jagerschnitzel, and biryani, there’s a host of decadent dishes to try that might just become a new favorite. Afghanistan Bamiyan
1121 White Rock Road, El Dorado Hills, 916-941-8787, bamiyanafghan.com
Known for its friendly service and unique meat dishes, this family-owned dine-in or takeout Afghan eatery is also vegetarian- and vegan-friendly with a full bar to boot. Even the most carnivorous diners can’t get enough of the eggplant dishes.
Must-try dish: Brony Bojan (sliced eggplant layered with tomato sauce, yogurt, and herbs) Brazil Brisas Do Sul
380 Palladio Parkway, Suite 305, Folsom, 916-883-2747, brisasdosul.com
Go rodizio or go home at Brisas Do Sul, a dining style where a perpetual stream of meat skewers flows out of the kitchen and is carved at your table until you’ve had enough. Don’t miss the globally infused cocktails, like the Brazilian Bloody Mary or Brazilian Iced Tea.
Must-try dish: Brisas Cocktail Camarao (wild-caught jumbo shrimp served with a specialty malagueta sauce) Flame & Fire
963 Pleasant Grove Boulevard, Suite 100, Roseville, 916-790-5750, flameandfire.com
“Where’s the beef?” is one question you won’t ask at Flame & Fire. Here, meats like filet mignon, top sirloin, and pork shoulder arrive in endless hefty portions to your table, where it’s dinner and a show when gaucho chefs slice them tableside with a bit of fanfare.
Must-try dish: Picanha (prime cut of top sirloin) China Folsom Palace, Photo By Ray Burgess Folsom Palace
1169 Riley Street, Folsom, 916-983-8880; 3941 Park Drive, Suite 10, El Dorado Hills, 916-936-0909, folsompalace.com
Sleek décor, a shady patio, and an extensive wine and sake list set the scene for spirited socializing over Asian fusion dishes and shareable plates. An emphasis on Chinese fare ensures all the usual suspects, plus savory picks from Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, and more.
Must-try dish: Wor Wonton Soup (chicken, shrimp, oyster mushrooms, bok choy, cauliflower, chayote, carrots, and green onions with wontons in chicken broth) Golden Dragon
1341 Broadway, Placerville, 530-621-1568, goldendragonca.com
This casual neighborhood cornerstone touts delightful hard-to-find dishes, like steaming clay pots full of chicken curry or seafood, and sizzling plates piled with scallops or shrimp. Authentic options don’t stop there: chow mein and chow fun are both available Hong Kong style if you please.
Must-try dish: House Special Chow Fun (stir-fried meat, wide rice noodles, bean sprouts, and vegetables) Lotus 8
199 Blue Ravine Road, Folsom, 916-351-9278, lotus8ca.com
Named for the lotus flower, which rises from the mud to bloom before sinking underwater at night and resurfacing again at dawn, and the number eight, which is considered lucky because its Chinese pronunciation sounds similar to “prosperity,” this restaurant meshes modern techniques with traditional flavors.
Must-try dish: Honey Walnut Prawns (honey-glazed walnuts with prawns in a light cream sauce) Rose Garden Chinese Restaurant
1079 Sunrise Avenue, Suite 1, Roseville, 916-781-3823, rosegardenroseville.com
Big round tables and comfortable booths make this Mandarin-Szechuan restaurant perfect for a family night out, with combination dinners and shareable feasts, plus a selection of beer and wine.
Must-try dish: BBQ Pork Fried Rice (barbecued pork, peas, scrambled egg, carrots, and green onions) Sunny Garden
25085 Blue Ravine Road, Folsom, 916-983-8882, folsomsunnygarden.com
Bay Area restaurateurs and husband-and-wife team Sam and Elaine opened Sunny Garden in 2006, vowing to keep their cooking style fresh and made from scratch. Offerings range from Chinese staples to other Asian and Thai selections.
Must-try dish: Mushroom Chicken (mushrooms and chicken in oyster sauce) El Salvador El Salvador Market & Restaurant
3021 Sunrise Boulevard, Rancho Cordova, 916-851-0733
This tucked-away treasure and family-run affair is all about authenticity. Don’t miss the sweet fried plantains, and while you’re there, pick up a tamale to go.
Must-try dish: Chile Relleno Salvadoreño (fried, batter-dipped pablano chile stuffed with meat and bell peppers; served with rice and salad) Fernando’s Costa Del Sol Photo by Dante Fontana Fernando’s Costa Del Sol
2650 Cameron Park Drive, Suite 170, Cameron Park, 530-676-4460, fernandoscostadelsol.net
Lifelong chef Fernando Sierra and his wife Martha dish out Salvadorian and Mexican fare in Cameron Park with a comprehensive menu spanning wet burritos, classic eats from El Salvador, nine soups, and eight salads.
Must-try dish: Salvadoran Sampler (Cheese Pupusa, Fried Yuca, Tamale, Fried Plantain) Nuby’s Cafe
329 East Bidwell Street, Folsom, 916-358-9210, nubyscafe.com
Don’t let the unassuming interior fool you: This taqueria and pupuseria’s food is on point, with menu highlights that include a one-pound burrito (yes, really) and street tacos. Stop in for a quick bite and a cold Corona or add to your GrubHub queue for your next Netflix night.
Must-try dish: Mixed Pupusa (pork, beans, and cheese in a thick corn tortilla) France Allez
4242 Fowler Lane, Diamond Springs, 530-621-1160, allezeldorado.com
Napa hospitality veteran Jennifer Masse took one bite of a tarragon sauce at a new French restaurant in town and declared that she was going to marry the chef—and then she did. Born and trained in France, Chef Christian Masse and Jennifer joined forces to open their French gourmet restaurant in Diamond Springs.
Must-try dish: Bouef Bourguignon (beef stew simmered in red wine, pearl onions, mushrooms, and carrots) Julian’s Patisserie and Cafe Photo By Ray Burgess Julian’s Pâtisserie and Café
6610 Folsom-Auburn Road, Suite 7, Folsom, 916-936-4735, julianscafe.com
Mouthwatering pastries and an assortment of sweet and savory crêpes plus other quick bites draw crowds to this bright, family-owned sidewalk café, where everything is freshly prepared on the premises and promises a memorable meal.
Must-try dish: Lemon Blueberry Crêpe (blueberries and lemon cream in a thin pancake; served with vanilla chantilly cream) La Provence Photo by Dante Fontana La Provence
110 Diamond Creek Place, Roseville, 916-789-2002, laprovenceroseville.com
A tried-and-true crowd favorite, this undeniably romantic love letter to French country cuisine with a Californian twist serves up Provençal classics, tapas, delightful brunch options, and a short but sweet vegetarian menu.
Must-try dish: Beef Wellington (6 oz. filet mignon, puff pastry, mushroom duxelles, and prosciutto; served with mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables) Germany Kathrin’s Biergarten
4810 Granite Drive, Suite A1, Rocklin, 916-251-7502, kathrinsbiergarten.com
German native Kathrin Grosse believes that thirst is worse than homesickness, so what’s a European in the states to do? Bring a sip—and slice—of home to share with her new neighbors, of course. Expect elevated German and Austrian fare in a beer hall plus a breezy beer garden to boot.
Must-try dish: Oktoberfest Sampler (one schnitzel, three choices of specialty sausages, two pork links, and one frankfurter; served with sauerkraut, rotkraut, mustard, and fries) The Forester Pub & Grill
4110 Carson Road, Camino, 530-644-1818, foresterpubandgrill.com
Nestled in the heart of Apple Hill among mature cedars sits a cheery pub with small-town vibes, complete with an outdoor patio and horseshoe pit, mini arcade, and pool table. The acclaimed neighborhood spot offers comforting classics like steak sandwiches and buffalo burgers as well as German nosh.
Must-try dish: Wienerschnitzel (tender breaded pork cutlet served with “schlag sauce,” spätzle, and red cabbage) Greece Extreme Hummus
7820 Zenith Drive, Citrus Heights, 916-727-2500, extremehummusgyro.com
Complete with a drive-thru, this Greek spot is perfect for on-the-go munchies or a quick dinner. With a kosher and halal menu that’s vegetarian- and vegan-friendly, expect full plates, plenty of sandwich options, and a heap of fun twists on hummus (think cilantro jalapeño or artichoke and pesto).
Must-try dish: Greek Wrap (lettuce, red cabbage, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, rice, feta, and your pick of signature hummus in warm flatbread) Kabob House Photo by Ray Burgess Kabob House
648 East Bidwell Street, Folsom, 916-983-6619, kabobhousefolsom.com
Succulent skewers are lovingly prepared at this Greek eatery, with kebab options ranging from lamb to sirloin, plus pita sandwiches and amped-up appetizers like babaganoush. Stay in the quaint dining room or enjoy the grape arbor canopied patio.
Must-try dish: Ground Sirloin Kebab (a skewer of seasoned ground top sirloin served with pita, rice, and Greek salad) Petra Greek
230 Palladio Parkway, Suite 1213, Folsom, 916-693-6397, petragreek.com
This casual restaurant blends family recipes with locally sourced ingredients, delivering plates packed with flavor and toasty stuffed pitas. Enjoy fun appetizers like saganaki (fried cheese flambéed with a shot of Greek cognac) all day or at happy hour.
Must-try dish: Chicken Souvlaki Pita (chicken cooked over an open flame with tomatoes, onions, parsley, and fries on a warm pita with tzatziki sauce) Hungary Crepetown Cafe Photo by Dante Fontana Crêpetown Café
4064 Mother Lode Drive, Shingle Springs, 530-677-5993, crepetowncafe.com
An ideal spot for all-day brunching and dinner, this homey and eclectic nook offers a host of sweet and savory goods (we’re talking beef burgundy crêpes and fries dusted with Hungarian paprika).
Must-try dish: Chicken Paprikash (skinless chicken thighs cooked in a mild creamy paprika sauce served with homemade spätzle or mashed potatoes) Farmer’s Delicatessen & Bakery
3952 Cambridge Road, Cameron Park, 530-672-6800, farmersdeli.net
First-generation Hungarian-American chef and owner Christine Ondrus-Lykos grew up surrounded by flavors of her family’s homeland swirling around the kitchen, as her grandmother made strudel from scratch. Now she serves up fresh pastries, sweets, and breads, plus other hearty European bites at her very own brick-and-mortar in Cameron Park.
Must-try dish: Lemon Tart (gluten-free almond flour crust filled with fresh-squeezed lemon curd)
Bawarchi Photo by Dante Fontana Bawarchi
2085 Vine Street, Suite 102, El Dorado Hills, 916-222-8222, edhbawarchi.com 711 Pleasant Grove Boulevard, Suite 140, Roseville, 916-633-6000, rosevillebawarchi.com
Specializing in biryani, the ultimate dish for rice lovers (a one-pot delight of aromatic spices, meat, and rice), this Indian restaurant also touts tandoor and Indo-Chinese specialties. Originally a Bay Area venture, the eatery has expanded across the state, adding its vibrant and chic dining room to El Dorado Hills and Roseville.
Must-try dish: Hyderabad Chicken Dum Biryani (a mixture of aromatic basmati rice, Indian herbs, and tender chicken cooked in the traditional hyderabadi dum method) Curry Club
196 Blue Ravine Road, Suite 130, Folsom, 916-353-0855
A crowd favorite for its lunch buffet and takeout, Curry Club offers authentic favorites in casual digs. Regulars rave about the butter chicken and aloo gobi, and rumor has it that if you’re a spice fiend, you can request extra spicy and perhaps finally meet your match.
Must-try dish: Butter Chicken (chicken in a mildly spiced, buttery tomato sauce) Mehfil Indian Photo by Dante Fontana Mehfil Indian
1605 Douglas Boulevard, Roseville, 916-791-1199, mehfilindianrestaurant.com
Eat your fill of naan at this unfussy outpost, with twists on the traditional bread like peshwari (dried fruit), paneer (homemade cheese), and keema (minced lamb). Of course, there’s also an extensive menu of tried-and-true favorites spanning lamb to seafood and chicken to veggie.
Must-try dish: Punjabi Bakra (bone-in goat meat cooked in a rich curry of fresh herbs, spices, and masala) Mylapore
1760 Prairie City Road, Suite 160, Folsom, 916-985-3500, mylapore.us
A favorite stop for Tahoe weekenders and locals alike, this entirely vegetarian hangout specializes in South Indian cuisine—think tangy chutney and savory dosa (crisp, savory pancakes).
Must-try dish: Bhel Puri (popular Indian snack made with puffed rice, tomatoes, onions, garbanzo beans, and sweet and tangy chutneys) Italy Ciao Restaurant
1410 East Roseville Parkway, Roseville, 916-782-0404, ciaoroseville.com
American fare meets Italian flair in this chic space with a roomy dining room and crescent wine bar. House-made pastas and sausages are sprinkled across the menu that also offers sizable handhelds (lamb burger, anyone?) and ribeye.
Must-try dish: House Ragu (slow-simmered meat ragu, house-made pappardelle, and grana) Papa Gianni’s Photo by Dante Fontana Papa Gianni’s
3450 Palmer Drive, Cameron Park, 530-672-2333, papagiannis.net
For two decades, family-owned Papa Gianni’s has been a Cameron Park tradition. Pair a glass of wine from El Dorado and Amador Counties—as well as Italy and Napa—with traditional Italian dishes and a roster of Perri family recipes. The comfy spot sports a bright mural, cozy booths, and friendly service.
Must-try dish: Penne alla Rabiata (spicy marinara made with ample chili peppers and garlic atop penne; served with garlic bread) Vaiano Trattoria
7160 Douglas Boulevard, Granite Bay, 916-780-0888, vaianotrattoria.com
Named after the hometown of its two founding partners, this restaurant specializes in Tuscan fare in a modern and industrial setting, complete with art-adorned walls. Fan favorites include the wild boar pappardelle and veal marsala.
Must-try dish: Pollo alla Parmigiana (chicken breast with homemade tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella, then baked and topped with parmesan and fresh basil) Visconti’s Photo by Ray Burgess Visconti’s
2700 East Bidwell Street, Suite 700, Folsom, 916-983-5181, viscontisristorante.com
With family recipes from Sicily and Calabria passed down through generations, this family-run restaurant has old-world vibes meshed with strong community ties. Founded in 1992, the kitchen whips up its signature marinara sauce fresh every day. Pro tip: Save room for the cannolis.
Must-try dish: Linguini con Gamberi & Asparagus (linguini with shrimp and asparagus sautéed in olive oil and garlic) Jamaica JD’s Bakery & Caribbean Cafe
3700 Midas Avenue, Suite A1, Rocklin, 916-624-3350, justdivine.cafe
Delicious pastries, loaded omelets, and a heap of vegan options have been the focus of this local fixture since 1989, but it’s also bringing a taste of the Caribbean to Rocklin with unforgettable Jamaican patties, beef, and jerk chicken.
Must-try dish: Jamaican Patty (a flaky pastry filled with savory spices and veggies or chicken and beef) Japan Hisui Sushi Photo by Ray Burgess Hisui Sushi
25004 Blue Ravine Road, Suite 107, Folsom, 916-985-7778, hisuisushi.com
Smooth service, lofty ceilings, and a cool blue backlit bar are three hallmarks of this contemporary sushi hangout that serves up tapas, a comprehensive list of special rolls, and lunchtime all-you-can-eat sushi.
Must-try dish: Prisoner (deep-fried shrimp, cucumber, spicy tuna, real crab, avocado, BBQ albacore, masago, and tempura flakes) Kazoku Teriyaki
5131 Foothills Boulevard, Suite 1, Roseville, 916-784-8646, kazokuteriyaki.com
This family owned and operated spot—kazoku literally means “family”—offers authentic Japanese fare with fun surprises like Hawaiian shave ice, a tribute to relatives from the islands. In addition to teriyaki specialties and sushi, stop into the market stocked with fresh fish to make your own rolls at home, plus Asian sweets, snacks, and sauces.
Must-try dish: Chicken Teriyaki (chicken soaked and cooked in teriyaki sauce with steamed rice; served with a side or as a bento box) Mikuni
Locations in Folsom, Roseville, Fair Oaks, and Sacramento; mikunisushi.com
With the finest ingredients and attentive service, you can have a taste of Japan and enjoy sushi specials from myriad menus (including a gluten-free and kid-friendly one) that are sure to make your mouth water.
Must-try dish: Albacore Pepperfin (thinly sliced albacore tuna, citrus soy dressing, jalapeños, sesame seeds) Umi Sushi
107 South Harding Boulevard, Suite A, Roseville, 916-788-8333, umiumiumi.com
If you don’t like sushi yet, Umi might just be where you change your mind. This all-day happy hour spot offers an inventive lineup of cooked and vegetarian rolls in addition to creative picks for sushi veterans, plus savory ramen bowls and consistently solid entrées.
Must-try dish: Everything Roll (tempura shrimp, avocado, cucumber, crab salad, and spicy tuna topped with assorted fish, spicy mayo, masago, and unagi sauce) Yuki Sushi
3470 Palmer Drive, Suite 1, Cameron Park, 530-672-9854, cameronparksushi.com
This Cameron Park keeper offers the typically pricey cuisine for all, with constant half-off deals and a complimentary roll when you order two. Other tasty options include udon noodle bowls, teriyaki plates, and oyster shooters.
Must-try dish: Tonkatsu (deep-fried panko-breaded pork over steamed rice with katsu sauce) Korea Blue House
2030 Douglas Boulevard, Roseville, 916-472-6598, bluehouseusa.com
Electric blue lighting amid industrial chic décor set the scene for a unique dining experience. Smokeless grills function as centerpieces at the tables, where the sizzle and flash make for an entertaining evening as you cook your own feast. If you’re looking for the night off, the kitchen will prepare your meal for you, but either way, you’ll probably have leftovers—regulars warn that portions are delightfully huge.
Must-try dish: LA Galbi (house-marinated prime beef short ribs) Gangnam Ave. Photo by Dante Fontana Gangnam Ave.
2216 Sunrise Boulevard, Rancho Cordova, 916-840-5645, gangnamavebbq.com
Bring your appetite to Gangnam Ave., an all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ with a hip, ultra-modern backdrop. Prompt service and great value are two pluses here, not to mention the steady stream of morsels to stuff yourself with. Whether you’re an adventurous eater—think marinated intestines and pork jowl—or more timid (short rib and garlic shrimp), you’ll get your fill here.
Must-try dish: Beef Bulgogi (beef marinated in traditional Korean sauces and grilled on a BBQ) Lebanon Wally’s Cafe
2110 Sunset Boulevard, Rocklin, 916-580-0850 , facebook.com/WallysCafeRocklin
Thoughtful service, fresh ingredients, and authentic flavors sing at this hidden gem. Regulars warn that one bite into your meal, you’ll already be planning a return trip. And, whatever you do, save room for dessert: All meals come with a helping of baklava, made fresh daily.
Must-try dish: Chicken Shawarma Wrap (chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, and garlic or yogurt) Mexico Carmelita’s Restaurant
204 Riverside Avenue, Roseville, 916-783-0411, carmelitasgroup.com
Welcome to the mecca of margaritas, with freshly squeezed limes and agave nectar setting the stage for sweet or savory stars like raspberry basil and grilled pineapple jalapeño. Pair your cocktail with scoops of to-die-for guac before setting your sights on the house specialties. Oh, yeah: They also do brunch.
Must-try dish: Chipotle Eggs Benedict (avocado, sliced bacon, pepper jack cheese, house-made chipotle lemon hollandaise, and poached eggs over toast; served with ranchero chili herb potatoes) Hacienda del Rio
702 Sutter Street, Folsom, 916-351-1800, hacdelrio.com
Quality is something you can taste in every bite at Hacienda del Rio. From their flavor-packed fajitas to gooey enchiladas, anything on their menu will have you walking away with a full belly and happy taste buds.
Must-try dish: Chile Verde (diced, slow-cooked pork in homemade tomatillo sauce; served with rice, beans, sour cream, and tortillas) Mexquite Photo by Ray Burgess Mexquite
25095 Blue Ravine Road, Folsom, 916-984-8607, mexquite.com
If you’re looking for a comfortable, family-owned Mexican restaurant with handcrafted margaritas, high-quality food at affordable prices, and fresh flavors straight from the kicthen to your table, Mexquite is just the place for you.
Must-try dish: Veggie Fajitas (sautéed bell peppers, onions, cauliflower, carrots, tomatoes, corn and spinach; served with guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, cilantro rice, and black beans) La Rosa Blanca
402 Natoma Street, Folsom, 916-673-9085, larosablancarestaurant.com
What began as a weekly chore of cooking dinner quickly morphed into a passion for owner and chef Patty, who still uses some of her mother’s thoughtful recipes in the restaurant. Expect a colorful, festive ambience and live music on Fridays.
Must-try dish: Mama’s Chicken (tender chicken in tomato and jalapeño sauce; served with rice, beans, and tortillas) Nixtaco
1805 Cirby Way, Suite 12, Roseville, 916-771-4165, nixta.co
Decked out in bright subway tile and string lights, this hip taqueria has a bit of a cult following, offering superb tortillas (ground in-house) spun street taco style, burritos, and other goodies with friendly counter service. P.S. Don’t miss the chilaquiles at brunch.
Must-try dish: Taco Sampler (six, 2.5-inch tacos with chicharron, picadillo, chicken mole, shrimp, short rib barbacoa, and rajas with cheese) Tijuana Taqueria
1762 Broadway, Placerville, 530-622-9517
Unfussy, authentic, and deliciously greasy, this traditional taqueria scores points for its humongous burritos and al pastor tacos. Another major draw is the carnitas, which are available for purchase by the pound.
Must-try dish: Carnitas Burrito (beans, cheese, carnitas, rice, sour cream, and lettuce) Pakistan Kabab Hut Photo by Dante Fontana Kabab Hut
6661 Stanford Ranch Road, Suite J, Rocklin, 916-315-3315
A one-man show, chef and owner Guddu Haider made his debut in Rocklin last year after leaving his restaurateur life in San Francisco behind. Strong Pakistani roots and a dash of Indian inspiration result in unforgettable dishes.
Must-try dish: Chicken Tikka Masala (marinated chicken in spiced curry sauce with rice) Tandoori Nights
This restaurant’s namesake is from the tandoor, a clay oven that creeps up to a blistering 900˚, used to make authentic Pakistani and Indian dishes. Adventurous foodies will find lamb brain on the menu, while more reserved diners can eat their fill of chicken or vegetable dishes.
Must-try dish: Nihari (slow-cooked boneless beef curry) Shalimar Photo by Ray Burgess Shalimar
711 East Bidwell Street, Suite 5, Folsom, 916-936-4200
With no-frills and counter service, this unassuming eatery wows with rich and flavorful curries and complex flavors that regulars note even their kids love.
Must-try dish: Murghi Korma Shahi (chicken in a creamy, mildly spiced, yogurt-based curry) Peru La Huaca Photo by Dante Fontana La Huaca
9213 Sierra College Boulevard, Suite 140, Roseville, 916-771-2558, lahuacarestaurant.com
Today’s Peruvian cuisine owes its flavorful fusion to a history of Spanish, French, Italian, Asian, and African influence. At La Huaca, the kitchen keeps it elegant and playful, with photogenic plates, inventive pairings, and authentic roots.
Must-try dish: Ceviche Clasico (white fish cured in lime juice, red onions, and hot peppers) Thailand Chantara
4361 Town Center Boulevard, Suite 110, El Dorado Hills, 916-939-0389, chantaraeldoradohills.com
A spectacular El Dorado Hills mainstay, this restaurant boasts a beautiful carved bar and intricate décor that serve as a backdrop for some of the best Thai food in town. An exhausting—in the best way possible—menu offers options for all moods and palates, covering all of the expected fare plus rare treats like angel wings: tempura-style boneless chicken wings with honey plum dipping sauce.
Must-try dish: Duck Curry (boneless roasted duck with tomatoes, pineapple, bell peppers, and sweet basil simmered in creamy red coconut curry) My Thai Kitchen
1465 Eureka Road, Roseville, 916-781-7811, eatatmythaikitchen.com
Owner and wok master Joy Palmer is on a mission to show reluctant newbies to Thai cuisine that it doesn’t have to be spicy (although if heat is your thing, she can do that too). Gluten-free and vegan options are plentiful, plus there’s a daily happy hour.
Must-try dish: Avocado Curry (avocado, bell peppers, carrots, and snow peas with your choice of protein in creamy green coconut curry; served with rice) The River Thai Photo by Ray Burgess The River Thai
424 East Bidwell Street, Folsom, 916-983-7388
Fresh textures and subtle flavors sing at this warm, inviting dining room. Here, the papaya salad is heavenly and the curries are all they’re cracked up to be, with generous portions and devoted authenticity.
Must-try dish: Papaya Salad (shredded green papaya, tomatoes, peanuts, shredded carrots, green beans, and garlic in a spicy lime dressing) Thai Paradise Photo by Ray Burgess Thai Paradise
2770 East Bidwell Street, Suite 100, Folsom, 916-984-8988, thaiparadisefolsom.com
From the former chef of a five-star hotel in Bangkok comes elevated Thai fare in an equally sophisticated dining room. Locavores will love that nearby farms supply the bulk of the ingredients, making the curries and entrées as fresh as can be.
Must-try dish: Drunken Noodles (pan-fried flat rice noodles, green beans, onions, snow peas, red bell peppers, jalapeños, tomatoes, bean sprouts, green beans, basil, and garlic chili sauce) Thai House
3181 Cameron Park Drive, Cameron Park, 530-350-8020
Unique décor, cheerful art, and genuinely kind service elevate this casual space that’s known for its fresh, tasty curries. Expect typical fare, surprisingly good green beans, and large portions.
Must-try dish: Thai House Delight (sautéed shrimp, scallops, mussels, calamari, and fish mixed with egg, onions, bell peppers, and celery in mild yellow curry) Turkey Anatolian Table
6504 Lonetree Boulevard, Rocklin, 916-772-3020, anatoliantable.com
Traditional Turkish fare delights at this warm eatery with roomy tables for big parties as well as booths for more intimate dining. Expect shareable appetizer platters for sampling new flavors, plus dreamy kebabs, fluffy pita bread, and charming décor.
Must-try dish: Turkish Ravioli (house-made pasta filled with beef and served with yogurt and spices) Northstar Home Baking
2830 Sunset Boulevard, Rocklin, 408-656-0830, northstarhomebaking.com
This boutique bakery offers a lineup of European and Mediterranean pastries, eye-catching desserts, and more substantial entrées, including better-than-grandma’s baklava and super-moist cakes. Keep it in mind for a morning or afternoon pick-me-up, or to cater your next party.
Must-try dish: Simit (a circular bread—similar to but softer than a bagel—encrusted with sesame seeds) Vietnam DT Noodle
5015 Foothills Boulevard, Suite 3B, Roseville, 916-797-8883, dtnoodle.com
If you’ve never had a good bahn mi, now’s the time to change that. The Vietnamese staple is a single-serving baguette stuffed with pickled veggies and meat, and DT Noodle offers six variations of them. Expect a lengthy authentic menu, imported beer list, and casual, cafeteria-style vibe.
Must-try dish: Bahn Mi Heo Nuong (grilled pork, cilantro, cucumber, jalapeños, pickled carrots and daikon; served on a fresh-baked French baguette) Pho ABC
602 East Bidwell Street, Folsom, 916-817-8588, phoabc.com
This award-winning, family-owned pho hub lives up to the hype, pouring steaming hot and flavorful bowls of its namesake soup, in addition to life-changing egg rolls, charbroiled specialties, and an extensive list of smoothies and other unique beverages. Note: The pho comes in small, large, and extra-large.
Must-try dish: Chicken Rice Noodle Soup (chicken, baby bok choy, scallions, and rice noodles in broth; served with bean sprouts, basil, jalapeños, and lime wedges) Pho Hang
916 Pleasant Grove Boulevard, Suite 150, Roseville, 916-771-2565, phohang.net
Always a winner, this casual and brightly lit pho hangout is usually buzzing with hungry patrons. The warming and soothing soups still come out of the kitchen in a timely manner, making it an easy choice for a quick meal, plus you can order delivery online.
Must-try dish: House Fried Rice (pork, shrimp, egg, sausage, peas, and carrots; served with a cup of soup) Pho Tahoe
6530 Pony Express Trail, Pollock Pines, 530-344-7924, photahoe.com
After moving to South Lake Tahoe from the Bay Area, everything was perfect—except there was no pho. But if you build it, they will come, so these industrious owners opened their own pho spot in Pollock Pines. Something else they missed? An awesome sports bar to catch the game, so Pho Tahoe became that too.
Must-try dish: Grilled Pork Vermicelli (vermicelli noodles, shredded lettuce, grilled pork, bean sprouts, and cilantro—topped with sliced daikon, carrots, and crushed peanuts with Vietnamese dipping sauce) Pho Tam Photo by Dante Fontana Pho Tam
25004 Blue Ravine Road, Folsom, 916-542-7913, photamfolsom.com
Conveniently located next to 99 Ranch Market for a pre- or post-meal grocery trip, this small spot is deceivingly sleek inside: sparkling tile floors, trendy backsplash, and bar seating. Regulars love the inimitable broth (it takes 16 hours to make) and fresh spring rolls.
Must-try dish: Pho Tai (filet mignon, rice noodles, white and green onions, and cilantro in bone marrow broth; served with bean sprouts, basil, jalapeños, and lime wedges) 99 Ranch Market Photo by Ray Burgess International Markets So, you’ve tried the restaurants on the list, found your favorite dishes, and you’re ready to put your own twist on it at home—except you can’t find a certain ingredient at your local Trader Joe’s or Safeway. That’s where these global markets come in, offering a range of hard-to-find spices, sauces, staples, and sweets. Asian
10971 Olson Drive, Rancho Cordova, 916-853-8000, sac.kpinternationalmarket.com Oriental Market
203 Harding Boulevard, Roseville, 916-771-8488, orientalmarketroseville.com 99 Ranch Market
25000 Blue Ravine Road, Folsom, 916-984-6899, 99ranch.com/stores/folsom-ca Latin American
201 Sunrise Avenue, Roseville, 916-791-5626 Santa Maria Taqueria, Meat, and Groceries
175 Placerville Drive, Suite A, Placerville, 530-295-8121 Indian
310 South Lexington Drive, Folsom, 916-983-7275 Malabar Indian Groceries
817 Wales Drive, Suite 1, Folsom, 916-984-4845 10 Global Food Facts
1. Ginger, turmeric, and lemongrass—ingredients commonly found in Thai dishes—aren’t just delicious: They’re also medicinal. Ginger and turmeric have anti-inflammatory properties, and ginger is thought to aid in digestion and circulation. Lemongrass is reportedly an antidote for stomachaches, headaches, and even the common cold.
2. Chili peppers are thought to first have been domesticated in Mexico nearly 5,000 years ago, but now China is the top producer of the chili pepper.
3. While cassava hasn’t quite caught on in the U.S., it’s actually the third most popular carbohydrate on the planet. This drought-tolerant root vegetable is a major staple in much of the developing world, with Nigeria being its largest producer.
4. Sushi is meant to be eaten in one bite. If you dip it in soy sauce, don’t commit the cardinal sin of leaving behind rice in the bowl or mixing together a wasabi dipping concoction. And the ginger on your plate? It’s meant as a palate cleanser.
5. In the 1800s, Italy invented the Margherita (no, not margarita) pizza, named for Queen Margherita. The red tomatoes, white mozzarella, and green basil aren’t a color coincidence—they represent the colors of Italy’s flag.
6. Favorite pizza toppings around the world differ. In Brazil, it’s green peas. In Germany, canned tuna is popular. In India, pickled ginger and minced mutton top the list.
7. Bread isn’t a traditional staple in East Asia, but Vietnam is an exception. French colonists introduced baguettes to the country, which the Vietnamese adapted. Now, you can find Vietnamese baguettes on every street corner—and in the famous sandwich: bahn mi.
8. In France, approximately 500 million snails (escargot) are eaten every year.
9. Traditionally, wheat noodles are the main staple of Northern Chinese diets, and rice is the main staple in the South. Noodles are also found in Southern Chinese diets, of course, but they’re typically rice noodles.
10. Most people know one kind of paprika—and maybe a smoked paprika, if you’re fancy. In Hungary, there are eight different flavor profiles of paprika, ranging from sweet and mild to pungent and spicy.
BY LUNA ANONA