Three Days in Paris // Travel Diary + Tips & Recs

Three Days in Paris // Travel Diary + Tips & Recs

For those who follow me on Instagram , you’re probably MORE than well aware that I recently got back from a weeklong trip to Europe with my mom and sister. Our girls trip expanded 2 countries and 3 cities and consisted of 4 train rides, 5 hotel stays, and literally thousands of photos. We had a fantastic time eating and sight-seeing our way through Paris, Brussels, and Ghent — and then back again. In a nutshell, it was magic.
All three of us had been to Paris before (see my first and second Paris posts from two years ago here and here ). This time around, we were in the City of Lights for 3 ½ days of our getaway, which is what I’m detailing below.
Before we get started though, let me just say how much I LOVE PARIS. This gorgeous, historic city is almost unreal, and my heart truly lights up when I’m there. We ended up bookending the Belgium portion of our trip with Paris, and that turned out to be perfect. So we started in Paris and ended in Paris — I mean, can you even think of a better vacation? Day 1: Exploring / Balmain Hair Salon / Champs Elysées My journey began with an overnight plane from New York’s JFK to Paris’ ORY. I landed on Sat. April 6 at 9 am (and hit the ground running). I’m mentioning the exact date here because Spring can be a tricky season to travel in in terms of weather. It was an average of 52 degrees during our entire trip, but it was warmer than that the week before we were there, and then significantly warmer the week after we left.
The outfits I wore did keep me warm, but as you can see, I did need heavier jackets, turtlenecks, and layers. Our last day was actually the coldest and I honestly could have worn a hat and gloves! After freshening up at our hotel, Hotel Des Comedies , which is located in the Le Marais neighborhood of Paris, we grabbed lunch at a nearby cafe and ate outside in the sunshine (this was the warmest day of our trip). After that, we walked around the neighborhood snapping photos and enjoying the cherry blossoms that were in full bloom.
The concierge at our hotel was then nice enough to, at our request, book hair appointments for us at the Balmain Hair Salon located along the Champs-Élysées. I know right, *lands in Paris and immediately books hair appointment* — talk about an eye roll. But this is actually one of my best travel hacks. Getting your hair done will save you so much time and energy in the mornings, and it’s so worth it to not have to worry about your hair looking good while on vacation. At the salon, my mom and I got blowouts and my sister got an actual cut, which she desperately needed 😉 and our experience was nothing short of memorable. The Balmain salon is just as glamorous and chic as you’d think, and we were treated like royalty, which is always a plus! Next, we ventured to the Arc de Triomphe where we took an embarrassing amount of pictures (which you’ll see is a theme during our trip, ha)!
For dinner, we ate at a buzzy outdoor cafe along the Champs-Élysées and watched the sun set over the Arc [insert dreamy sigh]. I ordered one of my favorite things to get in France, which is also super affordable — a Croque Madame . The waiter was slightly offended when I asked for it without ham though (#vegetarian), so I just took the meat off when it arrived and handed it off to my mom. Day 2: Picnic / Eiffel Tower / Le Palais Royal / Angelina’s We got an early(ish) start on day two, beginning our morning the same way we began every morning in Paris — at a boulangerie! My sister speaks French (it’s one of her majors) and I took French for six years (…doesn’t mean I’m good though lol), so we always try and find the most authentic French spots, and luckily — when I’m with her — we have no problems communicating with shop owners.
It was a Sunday and not everything was open, but we found a cute place not far from our hotel and, just like everything else in France, it was fabulous! Boulangeries are more abundant in Paris than Starbucks are in New York, and they’re typically just walk-in places where you order breakfast or lunch on the go.
And yes, Parisians actually DO walk around carrying and eating baguettes (and yes, it is kind of adorable)! After exploring the 7th arrondissement of Paris , which is a “quaint yet sophisticated” neighborhood encompassing the Eiffel Tower, we decided to picnic beneath the Eiffel Tower for lunch. For supplies, we stopped by the Rue Cler Market , which is almost like a farmer’s market that features little shops and cafes. We bought fresh cheese and bread from a fromagerie, and were on our way. For me, the photos I take while on a trip are my souvenirs, so making sure to shoot at specific locations is a high priority on my list; I view it not as just simply taking photos, but making memories. We shamelessly took hundreds of Eiffel Tower pics and had a lot of fun doing it. I wish I could provide an exact location for where some of them were shot, but we really just wandered around and happened to stumble upon some really cool views. Something I really wanted to do during this Paris trip was visit Le Palais Royal , which is a former royal palace located opposite the Louvre. The Palais-Royal now serves as the seat of the Ministry of Culture and the Constitutional Council, but honestly we were just there for the beautiful scenery — and to see the famous striped columns! There’s also a gorgeous garden there that you can walk through and sit in. It’s a little piece of paradise in the bustling city. Most people who have planned a Paris trip before, know about Angelina’s . Angelina’s is a famous tea house located in the 1st arrondissement of Paris that’s primarily known for its almost pudding-like hot chocolate. Said hot chocolate should be a national treasure — it’s that life-changing.
While at Angelina’s, we of course got three hot chocolates and then couldn’t resist also ordering some pastries, because France. This ended up being our dinner, as we had an early wakeup call the next morning for our train to Brussels.
As we walked back to our hotel, we watched the sun set over Paris and took a few street photos along the way. Day 3: Best Boulangerie / The Louvre / Tuileries Garden As I mentioned earlier, boulangeries were our jam while in Paris, but our favorite by far was the one we visited on the morning of our last full day. It’s a famous one called Du Pain et des Idées (in English, “Some Bread and Some Ideas), and my sister had been insisting we go. It turned out to be a true gem, and I still think of their unbelievable fruit rouge escargot, which I wish I were eating right now!
We had to wait in a line to even get in the door, but it didn’t take too long and it was SO worth it. Not only was the inside gorgeous and quintessentially French, but the people were so nice and the pastries lived up to the hype.
My sister made it clear that we shouldn’t be shy about getting EVERYTHING we wanted, and I really took that to heart. We left with seven treats! Is any Paris trip complete without a visit to the Louvre (aka the most visited museum in the world)? According to my sister, that’s a hard no. She’s currently studying French and art history at Notre Dame, so obviously the Louvre is one of her favorite places in the entire city.
Although my mom and I had been before, we hadn’t been with HER, which is a treat in itself because she can act as our own personal tour guide. But of course before entering, we had to take a plethora of photos 😉 After a few (and by “a few” I mean four) hours in the Louvre, we walked around, enjoying the streets of Paris. During my last visit, the Tuileries Garden was one of my favorite spots, and this time we felt extra lucky to see the gardens in the springtime, as the cherry blossoms were in full bloom. It was breathtaking! For our last dinner in Paris, we ate dessert first, starting with this fanciful pastry from Pierre Hermé’s (pictured below), which, if you can believe it, tasted even better than it looked. It’s called an ispahan and it can only be described as heavenly. Pierre Hermé’s is the best place to get them, and they’re essentially a giant cake-like macaroon filled with fresh raspberries and cream and adorned with a rose petal.
For dinner, we went to another neighborhood in Paris, Montmartre. My sister had a recommendation for a trendy French restaurant there called Bouillon Pigalle , and let me tell you, it was hopping! We waited in line for over an hour to be seated, but it was so busy for a reason. The best part is that it wasn’t touristy at all — it was clearly a Friday night Parisian hangout and everyone around us was speaking French. We enjoyed an amazing (and authentically French) meal on the roof, and ended our time in Paris on a major high note. Bonus: African Food / Indian Speakeasy During the “½” of our 3 ½ days in Paris, we went to a casual dinner at a local hotspot called Osè African Cuisine . I’d describe it as a Chipotle but with fresh African food (think beans, rice, meats, vegetables, and sauces). It was satisfying, delicious, and unlike anything we have in the states. It was also not touristy AT ALL and the people who worked there were very friendly.
After dinner, we went across the street to an Indian restaurant that has a speakeasy in the back called Baranaan Indian Cocktail . I drank out of an actual coconut and, get this, the theme of the place was Bombay’s prohibition era. The inside of the bar was decorated as if you were on a train. How cool, right? As lengthy as this post is, refraining from adding even more photos and tid-bits was actually a challenge! So if you have any questions or want more info, feel free to reach out to me via the comments section, email, or IG 🙂
Next up, a 3-day Belgium guide featuring the cities of Brussels and Ghent. Stay tuned!

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It’s Time To Examine The Idea Of ‘Cultural Appropriation’ In Food

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It’s tough to pin down when the notion of “ food appropriation ” entered the public consciousness. Indian Country Today wrote about the topic in 2013, but mainstream outlets weren’t talking about it until years later. Regardless, it’s safe to say that the very definition of the phrase has been creating confusion since day one. And it’s only getting worse.
As more and more people grow sensitive to issues of privilege, we’ve seen stories about food appropriation — otherwise known as cultural appropriation based in the culinary world — pop off weekly . These conversations generally take place on social media, are often emotionally charged, and touch on incredibly complicated issues of race and power in America. That’s clearly a recipe for messiness.
More often than not, the appropriation ire of the internet is directed towards white chefs. Let’s face it, no one dragged Roy Choi for appropriating L.A.’s Mexican taco truck culture with Kogi or Ann Kim’s Mexican-inspired restaurant up in Minneapolis. Yet big names like Andrew Zimmern and Gordon Ramsay get pummeled gleefully, alongside unknowns like Liz Connelly and Kali Wilgus (of Portland’s Kooks Burritos infamy ).
It’s easy to understand why this conversation keeps surfacing. It’s deeply tied to our current social and political moment. Moreover, the old guard is getting, well, old . Meanwhile, minority and colonized voices are savoring their chance to be heard in the mainstream food conversation (in some cases for the first time ever). Many of these chefs ( Navajo chef Brian Yazzie comes to mind ) are tired of their food and culture being profited on by others with little-to-nothing trickling back to their oft-impoverished communities. They’re speaking freely about it and people are taking note.
The concerns of Yazzie and other marginalized chefs are valid. It’s very fair to ask “who’s making money off of my culture’s food?” But it’s not a mandate for white chefs to stop cooking all multi-cultural, fusion, or foreign (to them) dishes. Yes, you can appropriate another culture respectfully — by appreciating it and helping to bolster it. Yes, you can also misappropriate it and completely muck it up. Both are possible. The latter seems to happen all too often.
As Vince Mancini noted in Uproxx’s discussion of the Kooks Burrito dust-up in Portland a couple of years back, the starting point to avoid all of this appropriation talk is simply, “don’t be an asshole.” Be considerate, be thoughtful, and, if you’re a white chef experimenting with foodways that are foreign to you, try to see things from the perspective of “the other.” But the conversation goes deeper than that. Not being an asshole includes chefs knowing what they’re doing beyond, “ the flavors inspired me .” The next step is for chefs to ask “why am I serving this dish?” and “why now?”
It’s about taking the time to be aware of the circumstances surrounding any given cuisine, asking who has been historically allowed to profit from it, and, yes, ferreting out the history of what you’re cooking. Sustainability ought to be addressed too (looking at you, national poke chains ) but that’s a story for another day. Unsplash

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Easter festivities

Looking for places to celebrate Easter? Look no more! We’re here to help you out. JW MARRIOTT HOTEL BANGKOK / APR 21
Head over to JW Café for a sumptuous Easter feast. Western dishes and Indian cuisine are just some of the things you can indulge yourself on as well as a number of live stations from pasta to Chinese-style roasted duck. Plus, it wouldn’t be Easter without Easter-themed desserts and an egg hunt!
Noon-3pm / JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok, 4 Sukhumvit 2 / 02-0656-7700 / B2,400++. CENTARA GRAND AT CENTRALWORLD / UNTIL APR 27
It’s up to you how you celebrate Easter over at Centara Grand at CentralWorld. Chef Christian Ham over at Red Sky Restaurant is serving up festive specials like Cod brandade and will top off your meal with a special Easter egg. Special drinks like the “Hop Little Bunny” cocktail are being served up on Red Sky Bar. CRU Champagne Bar is offering free chocolate Easter eggs for a purchase of one bottle of champagne (B5,400++ for two people). Finally, Zing Bakery has a lot of Easter treats which can be perfect little giveaways.
Centara Grand at CentralWorld, 999/99 Rama I Road / Email , 02-100-6255. SO SOFITEL BANGKOK / APR 21
Red Oven has a Sunday Drunch, Drink ‘n’ Brunch concept, to commemorate Easter. Enjoy nine live international buffet stations serving up a variety of seafood, meat and a whole lotta cheese. Worried about kids making a huge mess? Don’t worry, there’s an Easter egg painting class to keep them busy.
SO Sofitel Bangkok, 2 Sathon Nua / Email , 02-624-0000 / B1,900++, additional B1,280++ for free-flow beverages. Half-price for kids between the ages of five and 12 years old and free of charge for kids below the age of five. CONRAD BANGKOK / APR 21
Conrad Bangkok’s Sunday Easter brunch has more than just food. Along with the sumptuous selections like foie gras, shucked oysters, lobsters and crabs, there will also be egg hunting, egg painting, a cooking class and a number of other activities to celebrate Easter. Plus, children below the age of six get to eat for free when accompanied by two adults!
Conrad Bangkok, 87 Witthayu Road / Email , 020-690-9999 / B1,850++. ANANTARA SIAM BANGKOK HOTEL / UNTIL APR 21
Anantara Siam’s Easter Sunday brunch priced at B2,999++ serves up seafood favourites like Boston lobsters and Fine de Claire oysters along with a selection of international dishes. Easter goodies and chocolate bunnies are also available until Apr 21 at Mocha & Muffins. Finally, you can also participate in the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Parichart Court from 11.30am-3pm!
Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel, 155 Ratchadamri Road / Email , 02-126-8866. TAGS Do you like the content of this article? Like dislike 0 liked & 0 people disliked it Share this article

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There was nothing not to like.
Clarkes is a heritage hotel located near the centre of Shimla on Mall Rd, so the location was good. We were upgraded to a suite, so we’re very happy about that. We ate only at the hotel during our stay, the food was very good, with a selection of Indian and Continental cuisine. The food and alcoholic drinks were a little on the pricey side, but we expected that in a 4 star hotel. Hotel staff were friendly and attentive.
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This place is wonderful, the owner created a very tasteful, beautiful place restoring a historical building with only high quality items and love for every detail. We really liked the small garden and the roof terrace, where you can have a glass of Indian wine. It is a family run hotel with everyone contributing to the nice atmosphere, also the hired staff is polite and friendly. Food is traditional indian cuisine, sofisticate and comes in great amount. It is an island of peace in Jaipur’s constant buzz.
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JALESH CRUISES CHRISTENS INDIA’S FIRST PREMIUM CRUISE SHIP AS ‘KARNIKA’

Share 0  Share 0  Tweet 0 0 JALESH CRUISES CHRISTENS INDIA’S FIRST PREMIUM CRUISE SHIP AS ‘KARNIKA’ ~ Karnika celebrates yet another pioneering step with its campaign ‘India First’~ ~ Commemorative Postal Stamp of ₹5 released to mark historic sail~ ~ 15 sailings between Mumbai-Goa and Mumbai-High Seas till May 2019 ~ ~ First International sail from Mumbai to Dubai on May 24, 2019 ~ Friday, April 19, 2019: Jalesh Cruises, India’s first premium cruise catering to the Indian domestic and international cruise business, christened ‘ Karnika ’ in an official naming ceremony in Mumbai on Friday, April 19 th . Mrs. Shreyasi Punit Goenka took on the mantle of the Godmother of the ship and showered blessings of good luck, success and safety on the magnificent liner. A special postal stamp of ₹5 was also released on the occasion to commemorate the historic occasion on Indian waters. The National Flag was hoisted and the National Anthem was sung onboard the ship. Karnika marked the occasion while celebrating the achievements of five Indians who are credited to bring international fame to the country by being the first ones to achieve pinnacle in their fields. The personalities included, Mr. Milkha Singh, first Indian Athlete to win a Gold at Commonwealth Games (1958), Shri. Subhash Chandra, Chairman, ZEE & Essel Group, the first Indian to launch a private satellite TV channel (1992), Actor Ms. Sushmita Sen, the first Indian Miss Universe (1994), Mr. Mahesh Bhupati, first Indian to win Grand Slam Tournament (1997) and Ms. Mary Kom, the first Indian woman boxer to win Asian Games (2014). Shri. Chandra was the chief guest of the occasion. Mr. Punit Goenka, MD & CEO, ZEEL and Mr. Amit Goenka, CEO, International Broadcast Business & Z5 Global were also present on the occasion. Karnika has been named after a celestial nymph, who according to legend emerged when gods and demons churned the ocean for Amrit, the elixir for life. Apsara Karnika, a celestial maiden stood for exquisite beauty and alluring charm for carrying treasures and pleasures to reward and indulge those engaged in hard labour. The name also reflects a true Indian identity drawing inspiration from the first Indian ghat – Manikarnika in Varanasi, which is considered as one of the oldest Indian city. The christening ceremony began with a group of priests chanting hymns as the head priest broke the traditional coconut. This was followed by the age-old maritime ritual of the Godmother naming the ship by stating, “I name this ship Karnika . May God bless her, her officers, her staff, her crew and all who sail on her.” The traditional cracking of a champagne bottle on the bow of the ship followed the blessing. The naming ceremony is a maritime practice and is considered a good luck charm for the captain, crew and passengers sailing the ship. Mr. Jurgen Bailom, President & CEO, Jalesh Cruises , said, “Jalesh Cruises is immensely proud to give India its first premium ship Karnika, which has been curated to indulge and entertain you in the true Indian style. She is a beautiful ship designed to enthrall both domestic and international guests with the famed Indian hospitality. Our ship will make it possible for Indians to experience cruise vacations closer home with high level of customization that touches the sensibilities of people here.” The naming ceremony saw an electrifying performance by singer Aakriti Kakkar who sang “Never Enough”, the electric track from the musical drama ‘The Greatest Showman’ for the audience and a special act by stand-up comedian Papa CJ. An after party was held on board with performances by several artists and celebrity DJ Bally Sagoo. Details of Karnika The 70,285 ton ship sailed on its maiden voyage from Mumbai to Goa on April 17 th . Karnika will undertake 15 sailings for Mumbai-Goa-Mumbai and Mumbai-High Seas-Mumbai between April and mid-May 2019. The ship will undertake its first international sail from Mumbai to Dubai on May 24th, 2019 where it will port until mid-September 2019 before coming back to Mumbai. On board the ship, passengers will have a variety of cuisines, entertainment, adventure and relaxation to choose from. Additionally, the cruise offers land based excursions at different ports for passengers. The ship has three fine dining restaurants, which includes Indian cuisine at Waterfront and Chef’s Table and Thai, Malay, Korean, Mongolian, Taiwanese and Japanese cuisines at Chopstix. The ship also hosts nine different buffet and food stations offering a variety of delicacies ranging from street food, barbeque, international grill to patisserie and frozen desserts. The ship also has dedicated cuisine for Jain passengers. There are nine bars on board the ship to offer a full range of bar menu and international premium spirits. Karnika provides a host of on board entertainment for children as well as adults. The ship will offer Broadway shows, Burlesque performances, casino, music and dance nights, movie screenings and adventure activities among others. The ship offers features that make it convenient and easy for senior citizens and differently abled passengers to enjoy the cruise. Karnika is also the first Indian ship to provide therapeutic relaxation facilities on the high seas. The on board Spa offers a host of aromatic and natural techniques for relaxation. A state-of-the-art fitness studio and multi-purpose salon facilities are also available to passengers. The ship has high-end retail therapy for guests to take home duty free products from a host of prominent international brands. Karnika is also equipped with state-of-the-art venue, modern technology and 24×7 Wi-Fi access, which coupled with exotic cuisine and international hospitality will offer the best corporate parties, off-sites as well as family celebrations. Jalesh Cruises has initiated bookings for its 2019 itineraries on its website www.jaleshcruises.com or directly through its holiday advisors at 1800 266 8927 in addition to its Sales Business Partners. Tags Share  Share 0  Tweet 0 0 0 0 Related Articles

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Masala Art

…6th floor, Siam Icon. One thing we noticed immediately is that the kitchen is behind a large window: we saw all of our order being prepared. In one go, we ordered veggie biryani, roasted eggplant mash, bindi and garlic nan. The order took 20-25 minutes…a good sign that yesterday’s goop wouldn’t be reheated (I’m looking at you, Mrs. Balbir). The meal was worth the wait: smoky goodness from the eggplant, crisp okra in tomato sauce, tasty biryani and the fresh nan pulled from the tandoori oven. All excellent, fresh, and flavorful. Imo, the best Indian cuisine I’ve had in Bangkok. Our next visit in the very near future will include tandoori specialties, cucumber yogurt, and different veggie dishes. Surprisingly (for the location), the checkbin (including one Heineken) wasn’t too bad.
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https://www.masala-artbkk.com/menu Reply With Quote: Yesterday, 02:34 PM #3 tomcat Thailand Expat Join Date Nov 2005 Last Online @ Posts 9,647 …^definitely worth a try: you won’t be disappointed…(PM me for damage)… Reply With Quote: Yesterday, 02:53 PM #4 Norton Days Work Done! Join Date Oct 2007 Last Online @ Location Roiet Posts 28,969 Originally Posted by tomcat …^definitely worth a try: you won’t be disappointed…(PM me for damage)… I have general damage idea from Menu link. If it is good, damage is inconsequential.
Only in town a couple of days but will try to get to Masala Art.
Must hookup with a couple old friends. Both in restaurant biz so will get a good feed. Reply With Quote: Yesterday, 03:14 PM #5 Dragonfly Thailand Expat
Join Date Oct 2015 Last Online Yesterday @ 09:43 PM Posts 10,195 looks interesting, what’s the damage. Probably around 1500 THB from your previous budget
it looks really clean and nice, though I like to eat that kind of food in a dirty and open air Indian restaurant, it feels more authentic Reply With Quote: Yesterday, 03:22 PM #6 baldrick disturbance in the Turnip Join Date Apr 2006 Last Online Today @ 12:53 AM Location Heidleberg Posts 20,792 Originally Posted by Dragonfly what’s the damage if you were not such a dumb cnut you would add it up from the menu link that Norts provided
if you could not be bothered to do that , then you are doubling down on your image as an oxygen thief Reply With Quote: Yesterday, 03:34 PM #7 Dragonfly Thailand Expat
Join Date Oct 2015 Last Online Yesterday @ 09:43 PM Posts 10,195 says the bitcoin fraud and part time plumber
be a good boy, and get me the damages from the menu Reply With Quote: Yesterday, 04:14 PM #8 baldrick disturbance in the Turnip Join Date Apr 2006 Last Online Today @ 12:53 AM Location Heidleberg Posts 20,792 ^ it was 1250 baht including the happy ending Reply With Quote: Yesterday, 04:57 PM #9 reinvented Thailand Expat Join Date Nov 2005 Last Online Yesterday @ 08:33 PM Location top of soi 2 Posts 1,760 good review as usual, icon is a bit far for me usually but the dearth of decent indian food may push me. Have you tried kebab and curries on Sukhumwit 31 Tomcat, its a bit different but can get a good discount with the eatigo app Reply With Quote: Yesterday, 04:59 PM #10 tomcat Thailand Expat Join Date Nov 2005 Last Online @ Posts 9,647 Originally Posted by reinvented Have you tried kebab and curries on Sukhumwit 31 …we haven’t yet, but sukh 31 looms large on our radar…thanks for the recommendation… Reply With Quote: Yesterday, 05:41 PM #11 Dillinger Thailand Expat Join Date Jul 2012 Last Online @ Posts 25,169 masala art?
the nan looks like the shit Punty eats in supermarket food courts here with his rabbit card Reply With Quote: Yesterday, 05:55 PM #12 Dillinger Thailand Expat Join Date Jul 2012 Last Online @ Posts 25,169
230 baht from Gupta at Big c, including Milky Tea Attached Images 7F7BE9F6-3CA8-4D85-913B-885FBB908C6B.jpg (73.9 KB, 31 views) Reply With Quote: Yesterday, 06:14 PM #13 raycarey Thailand Expat Join Date Jan 2006 Last Online @ Posts 12,703 Originally Posted by reinvented icon is a bit far for me usually but the dearth of decent indian food may push me. they have (or at least used to have) another branch on soi 55.
i ate there a few years back….i remember it as being fine, but not great FWIW, i’ve never gone back. Reply With Quote: Yesterday, 08:29 PM #14 Dragonfly Thailand Expat
Join Date Oct 2015 Last Online Yesterday @ 09:43 PM Posts 10,195 Originally Posted by Dillinger masala art?
the nan looks like the shit Punty eats in supermarket food courts here with his rabbit card good point, that naan was a bit below par, don’t think I would touched it. Better Naan on Soi 3 and sitting outside with the dirty sweating locals is quite the experience. They have the best curry there!!!
but if you are gay and sport a Pierre Cardin shirt, I can see how a nice Indian place might be a better fit. Reply With Quote: Yesterday, 10:19 PM #15 OhOh Thailand Expat
Join Date Jul 2010 Last Online Yesterday @ 11:06 PM Location Where troubles melt like lemon drops Posts 16,828 Originally Posted by tomcat Imo, the best Indian cuisine I’ve had in Bangkok. Good enough recommendation for me.Thanks. Reply With Quote: Yesterday, 10:25 PM #16 NamPikToot Thailand Expat
Join Date Jan 2010 Last Online @ Location in wessex Posts 4,195 Originally Posted by raycarey they have (or at least used to have) another branch on soi 55.
i ate there a few years back….i remember it as being fine, but not great FWIW, i’ve never gone back. Cheap? or .. Reply With Quote: Yesterday, 10:38 PM #17 Dillinger Thailand Expat Join Date Jul 2012 Last Online @ Posts 25,169 Originally Posted by tomcat The order took 20-25 minutes…a good sign that yesterday’s goop wouldn’t be reheated I thought curries got better with age? Reply With Quote: Yesterday, 10:43 PM #18 tomcat Thailand Expat Join Date Nov 2005 Last Online @ Posts 9,647 Originally Posted by Dillinger I thought curries got better with age? …that hasn’t been my experience…certainly not with the offerings available around the Nana area… Reply With Quote: Yesterday, 11:02 PM #19 Dillinger Thailand Expat Join Date Jul 2012 Last Online @ Posts 25,169 ​ Yeah I guess,
homecooked ones only maybe
does get some great reviews that place I see, although to me a nan should be full, of family size, a little burned and crispy on the ends with a great big runny chicken balti gagging to be dipped in and de juiced. Reply With Quote: Yesterday, 11:03 PM #20 NamPikToot Thailand Expat
Join Date Jan 2010 Last Online @ Location in wessex Posts 4,195 Originally Posted by Dillinger ​ ​although to me a nan should be full, of family size, a little burned and crispy on the ends . It does look like its not seen a tandoor. Reply With Quote: Yesterday, 11:06 PM #21 Dillinger Thailand Expat Join Date Jul 2012 Last Online @ Posts 25,169 This is a nan
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Have you played Zomato Premier League yet? Over four million people have

Have you played Zomato Premier League yet? Over four million people have
Play the first ever in-app gamification and win food rewards
New Delhi, 18th April 2019: Adding the love for food to the love for cricket, Zomato has introduced Zomato Premier League (ZPL)
— a unique in-app gamification, that allows users to be cricket maestros. Every time users decide to have their food delivered to their
doorsteps, they can now also predict the winner of that day’s match and win rewards if their prediction is right.
Everyone has a favourite team they cheer but choosing a favourite restaurant can be difficult. ZPL has over 50,000 restaurants that
perfectly pair with the exciting cricket matches this season. Users can enjoy an assured 40% discount whenever they request delivery
from these restaurants, play ZPL to predict the winner of the match and win an additional 30% cashback every time they predict
correctly.
“For Indians, predicting the winner of a cricket match is time-honoured. With ZPL, we have added a fun element to this tradition by
combining it with food rewards. Over four million people have played ZPL in the past three weeks and have collectively saved over
eight crores so far while binging on their favourite food. This season is all about good food and thrilling performances and we plan to be
the perfect match for both”, said Sandeep Anand, CMO, Food Delivery, Zomato.
ZPL has been live for over three weeks now and four million people have played it so far.
Here are some interesting nibbles from ZPL:
· The Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Monday 15th April was legendary in two ways — Hardik
Pandya’s performance and Zomato Premier League. Over 60,000 predictions were made during this match with a majority rooting for
MI
· Delhi NCR has made over 1 million predictions, the maximum so far
· While pizza is still amongst the favourites, North Indian cuisine is the perfect accompaniment to living room debates about who
will win, while enjoying a cricket match.
· Two things Indians unite over: enjoying cricket and ordering Chinese food. Zomato’s stats indicate that users take less time to
order Chinese food compared to any other cuisine, mainly because of the common love for Hakka noodles, Manchurian, Dimsums and
Chili Chicken
· People are likely to order desserts with the cashback they win with ZPL
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Not just for India’s foodies, Zomato is also the food delivery partner for all the eight IPL teams. The platform is also introducing more
ways to ensure users relish every moment with their favourite food. In the Royal Challengers Bangalore stadium, foodie-cricket lovers
can binge on food from some of Zomato’s top restaurant partners, while they watch their favourite team play live. Zomato has also
been running contests on social media as well as offering hospitality passes to watch Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Capitals and
Punjab Super Kings.
Zomato Premier League will be live till the very end of the IPL season on May 12th.
About Zomato:
Founded by Deepinder Goyal, Zomato is a restaurant reviews, restaurant discovery, food delivery and dining out transactions platform
providing in-depth information for over 1.4 million restaurants across 24 countries and serves more than 65 million users every month.

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Delicious Dubai- The New Indian Express

Home Lifestyle Food Delicious Dubai
Numerous Keralites presumed their life could only be better if they chose to work in the Middle East. Share Via Email By Das Sreedharan Express News Service
Previously the Persian Gulf was a frequently known target destination for frantic job seekers and the novel land for dreamers who sought an improved lifestyle. In the 80s, we saw thousands of Indians cross the Indian Ocean and land in this extremely hot, sandy terrain to shape their destinies. As the economy got better, they came back home annually with suitcases full of fragrances of prosperity. Numerous Keralites presumed their life could only be better if they chose to work in the Middle East. What’s interesting is that out of all the places in the region, Dubai has become the pearl spot with an amalgamation of different cultures and industries. Trading, a meticulously developed tourism industry with world-class hotels and an award-winning airline have changed the face of old Dubai. Equally vibrant cuisines arrived as entertainment industry transformed the land to a world stage. Forget formerly known labour camps with basic canteen food, Dubai is now one of the best eating-out destinations for holiday makers and foodies. Celebrated chefs and restaurant chains have established their mark in Dubai’s top hotels and crowded streets where people eat out in style and in everyone’s comfort zone. From basic street food to hedonistic cuisines, the city is filled with aromas of amazing food including some of the best flavours from India. Al Karama adjacent to Dubai Creek is the hub of Indian community and a haven for simple, homely food. I visited the city sometime ago. Arriving early in the day, I was eager for a delicious breakfast. My host Unni had a plan already, a brief tour of Dubai’s street food and I was surprised at the terrific quality of the food here. We took off straight to Unni’s favourite south Indian joint Vasanta Bhavan for the first meal. Knowing my fondness, he ordered idlis with vadais. The idli was flawlessly white and spongy served with a modestly flavoured coconut chutney and freshly aromatic sambar, while the vadai was brilliant too, crispy exterior with soft and spicy inside. After a short break, we continued our culinary journey along Dubai’s Al Karama. Chatori Gali is a newish north Indian restaurant from Delhi where gastronomy expert, Abhi Mohan, claimed one could taste the best aloo paratha and samosa in town. True to his word, varieties of stuffed parathas melted in our mouth with the oozing flavours of homemade pickles and chutneys. Samosa tasted authentic and the chhole bhature was heavenly. These two meals summed up the quality and mouth-watering flavours of Dubai and their rules are strict for running a restaurant business. What fascinated me most was the cleanliness of every big and small eatery and freshness of dishes, service looked equally imaginative and genuinely caring. In fact, these two aspects are so important for successful food business and we are slightly behind in making sure the consistency of attention when we serve people. We are blessed with better quality ingredients in our country, but our laws are too lenient on mistakes and people tend to exploit loopholes. Dubai offers dining options based on your comfort zone and capacity. The ethnic community enjoys their get-togethers by eating out and meals are superb wherever one chooses to go. As ever, good company adds more value and taste to your meal. Dubai’s expat community is brilliant in making their life beautiful and blissfully share a piece of their emotional life story with you over a meal in their favourite restaurants. A night-out in Dubai will give you all excitements of an Arabian dream, it’s a city warm and well-lit with a fascinating modern lifestyle—a combination of east and west. The author runs the London-based Rasa chain of restaurants Stay up to date on all the latest Food news with The New Indian Express App. Download now (Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit ‘Click to Subscribe’ . Follow the instructions after that.) TAGS

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