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Ankz
New Delhi
A foodie geek just about sums me up
Interests: food and cars, technology, gadgets
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There is something primal about the combination of men, fire and meat. World over if there is a fire anywhere, there usually is atleast one guy thinking about throwing some meat on that. It just brings out something instinctive and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2018 at Ankur's home on the web
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A new cafe has opened in the DLF Promenade Mall in Vasant Kunj and I visited it yesterday for lunch. Le Cantine is lovely little cafe that has a simple decor and comfortable seating. It has an open front to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2018 at Ankur's home on the web
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This week we JAMmed Sidecar. A newly opened 2 level bar in Greater Kailash 2, Sidecar has different vibes on both their floors. The team behind Sidecar hardly needs an introduction, Minakshi Singh and Yangdup Lama have set up shop... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2018 at Ankur's home on the web
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What a cracker of a meal last night at Sazerac, I am still thinking about it. I love the other restaurants of the group (Pings and Jamun) and no wonder the food at Sazerac is outstanding. There were six of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2018 at Ankur's home on the web
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There are those who get into restaurants as a means for business and there are those who are passionate about feeding people. Secondly, I also feel great chefs have to be great cooks first. And thirdly, For any restaurant to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2018 at Ankur's home on the web
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With the influx of expats from countries like Korea and Japan, over time Gurgaon has built up a great list of restaurants serving them a taste of home and there are some great Korean and Japanese food places there. As... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2018 at Ankur's home on the web
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This week for our JAM session we were missing the J but we decided to have the AM session anyway. Jasjit has been burning us with pictures of the food he has been tucking into and we decided to return... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2018 at Ankur's home on the web
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When I got an invite for lunch with the instructions of a light dinner and no breakfast, I spent a restless night in anticipation of what was to come. While I had heard a lot about the food of chef... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2018 at Ankur's home on the web
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This week our honourable external affairs minister headed to Vietnam to further bilateral relations between our two countries. We being the upstanding citizens that we are, decided to build on her efforts and we headed to Little Saigon. A Vietnamese... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2018 at Ankur's home on the web
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This week we hit Ziu for our weekly Jam Session. Its been on the to do list for a while now and I agreed to going there with a little trepidation as I was travelling the same night to Thailand.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2018 at Ankur's home on the web
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Burgers have been on our minds ever since we got sidetracked the last time we were on our way to Aku’s. This time I was craving one so bad that I also put on my burger cuff links so that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2018 at Ankur's home on the web
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Every now and then you have that sort of other wordly experience with food. It happened with me at lunch today at Ping's. Lured by the promise of a great stewed duck with rice I walked in not knowing what... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2018 at Ankur's home on the web
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Another day , another dim sum. Or so I thought as I walked into Shang Palace. This place is well known for its food and for not compromising for the Indian palate. When I was informed that they had started... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at Ankur's home on the web
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This week a couple of friends and I hit Orza at Ansal Plaza. We had been planning and missing it for a while but it was meant to be and we showed up. The place is more than 6 months... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at Ankur's home on the web
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Not only are we going regional in our weekly lunches but we are also going seasonal. Our bong friend Sharmistha graciously invited us for a traditional summer Bengali lunch and we wasted no time in accepting that offer. The long... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at Ankur's home on the web
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Never has a meal left me so conflicted that I was not able to put my experience down in words. Its taken me more than 10 days to be able to pen down my thoughts about my recent meal at... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at Ankur's home on the web
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Lemon Grass ! That used to be the thought in my head a few years back when someone mentioned Thai food. In the zeal to differentiate it from the popular Chinese food, most eateries in Delhi would throw in Lemongrass... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2018 at Ankur's home on the web
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Visited A Ta Maison (ATM) for lunch today. Right from the secluded hidden entrance in the back alley to the ambience of the restaurant itself, i was blown away. The food, the place, the service ... everything a cut above.... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2018 at Ankur's home on the web
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For dim sum lovers there are not too many options in Delhi. I used to love Yauatcha until it closed down. Yes you get the odd dim sum offering in most Asian restaurants and some are really good, but you... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2018 at Ankur's home on the web
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Continuing the search for great regional food, last week a friend surprised us by taking us to City of Joy. Its not an easy place to find and once you enter and find that you are the only diners there... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2018 at Ankur's home on the web
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A new entrant into the Asian food scene in Delhi is Triple 8, in Ansal Plaza. A large and opulent space very tastefully done up and in 2 levels. But what sets this place apart is the food. Great sashimi... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2018 at Ankur's home on the web
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If i recall, about 15 or so years back good food in Delhi was usually Indian, Chinese, Italian or something called Continental. The people of Delhi were not very experimental and Mumbai was considered the place for a more varied... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2018 at Ankur's home on the web
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When one talks about barbecue in Delhi, its usually a discussion on tandoors, masala, tikkas, basically Indian flavours. American style barbecue and smoked meats are not very common here yet (and i dont mean smoked deli meats). It could be... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2018 at Ankur's home on the web
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As part of our regular Tuesday food lunch outing, we landed up at FatJar this time. Located on the main Kailash Colony road , its a lovely space which is very bright and very spacious. With high ceilings and an... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at Ankur's home on the web
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Ordered dinner from Just Wok It tonight.Had seen some great reviews so was looking forward to the meal. As usual, ended up ordering a lot so i could a variety of things. The packaging is very nice and attractive and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2018 at Ankur's home on the web