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  • Restaurant Review: Mama of Asian food adds exciting flavours

    Updated: Apr, 23, 201703:14 PM

    Ever since it opened its doors to Chennai in 2014, Mamagoto has been one of the most favoured destinations for food connoisseurs when it comes to pan Asian cuisine.
    Restaurant Review: Mama of Asian food adds exciting flavours
    At a time when the cuisine was limited to fine dining restaurants in five-star properties, Mamagoto, that literally translates to ‘playing with food’ in Japanese, made Asian eating fun, unpretentious and casual, perhaps, the biggest reason for its success. And the never-ending queue outside the restaurant’s Phoenix MarketCity outlet, where we dropped by on a Thursday evening, was testimony to just that. For foodies, it was reason to cheer as the restaurant had recently launched a new menu that has been curated specially for those who love fresh and invigorating flavours with spicy twists. We were treated to a few of them and the new additions clearly left us asking for more. We started our meal with the Bophut village hot chicken wings. These Thai-spiced wings, with a hint of coconut, were a delight. And trust me, when I say hot, I’m not...
  • Mumbai, a gateway to vibrant cuisine Mumbai, a gateway to vibrant cuisine
    Updated: Apr, 23, 201703:09 PM

    Parsi, Sindhi and Marathi, Mumbai blends great flavours together making its cuisine so vast, varied and delectable

  • Melony treats to keep you cool Melony treats to keep you cool
    Updated: Apr, 23, 201703:00 PM

    The sweet and succulent watermelon is a summer favourite. Munch it fresh, slurp it in an ice-cold juice or even toss it into a savoury salad. Here are some delicious watermelon recipes to try this...

  • Pick banana, melon, cold milk to fight acidity Pick banana, melon, cold milk to fight acidity
    Updated: Apr, 21, 201709:28 PM

    Avoid chances of acidity during the hot days by indulging in bananas, melons and coconut water, say experts.

  • 'Innovation' the name of the game for these food, drink stylists 'Innovation' the name of the game for these food, drink stylists
    Updated: Apr, 20, 201706:54 PM

    Like bitters enhance cocktails, spices tickle the palette and a variety of additions raise desserts to an altogether new level, it is innovation and creativity that make for an overall fine-dining...

  • Grandma's wisdom: Papaya, fruit of goodness Grandma's wisdom: Papaya, fruit of goodness
    Updated: Apr, 19, 201712:09 PM

    Including papaya in your diet indeed has numerous benefits. Here is why you need to consume papaya on a regular basis.

  • A Shimla cafe where prisoners serve pizzas A Shimla cafe where prisoners serve pizzas
    Updated: Apr, 18, 201707:58 PM

    Hindi films Karma and Do Aankhen Barah Haath showed convicts being taken out of prison to be reformed. Now, in Shimla's first Book Cafe inmates of a sub-jail near here are trained by a renowned...

  • Authentic flavours of Amritsar -- in luxury Authentic flavours of Amritsar -- in luxury
    Updated: Apr, 17, 201701:10 PM

    Home to the holiest gurdwara of Sikhism -- the Harmandir Sahib -- Amritsar entices devotees with its divine and spiritual energy. And what adds to the splendour of the city is the absolutely...

  • Kozhukattai and Ganesha, a match made in heaven Kozhukattai and Ganesha, a match made in heaven
    Updated: Apr, 16, 201703:04 PM

    India, with its diverse culture, languages and variety of cuisines, is like a huge treasure chest with untold wealth. The more one digs in, the more one is bound to unearth.

  • For a finger-licking Easter spread For a finger-licking Easter spread
    Updated: Apr, 16, 201701:32 PM

    If you’re still mulling over what to cook for that special Easter meal, here are a few scrumptious recipes to make your festive celebrations delectable and exciting.