The Tiger’s Nest, Paro

Tiger’s Nest or “Taktsang” as known in Bhutanese, in Paro is probably the toughest trek I have ever undertaken in my life. I used to think I was physically quite fit. This trek showed me a rather harsh mirror. Bhutan is symbolised on any postcard or image by this Monastery placed high on a mountain,…

Greek Yoghurt with Apricots

Fresh Apricots are in season and I picked up some last week at the market. These have a very delicate taste and work really well if complimented with creamy flavour character ingredients. I had an apricot tart on my mind but being summers, the weather demanded something cool and healthy and hence, enter the idea…

My love for Jimbaran

Going to Bali for a holiday a couple of years back, the only thing I had on my mind was spending a few days on the beach…just me spending some alone time with myself. I had begun planning for the trip a couple of months prior and since I had only about a week there,…

Chime Lhakhang – The Temple of the Divine Madman

We made it to Punakha after a three-hour journey from Thimphu. It was about lunch time but before satiating our appetites with the simple yet flavourful cuisine of Bhutan, we were to take a short hike to the temple of Chime Lhakhang, a small distance from the Restaurant where we were to stop for lunch….

Raw Mango – Onion Stuffed Bitter Gourds

Bitter gourds are one of the most misunderstood vegetables out there I feel. I havent met many people in my life who claim to love these vegetables. In fact, I seem to find people who only consume this vegetable – more as a manner of medication (yes, this vegetable is wonderous as a cure for…

Andhra Style Banana-Leaf Meal

I travelled to Bangalore, Karnataka last week for work. Now, there is no one to say that if you are traveling for work, you cannot find a little bit of time for some self-indulgence, right? My self-indulgence? Finding local, speciality food places – need not be fine-dine or proper restaurants but food that brings forth…