Having 20 + varieties of meat for Lunch on an 8 feet banana leaf – UBM Namma Veetu Saapaadu

#UBMNammaVeetuSaapaadu #phenomenalworld #phenomenaltastes About UBN Namma Veetu Saapaadu A direct translation of Namma Veetu Saapaadu means our home food and it can’t get truer than that. A home converted to a lunch home when required, this couple run the eatery with an efficiency and speed one can only experience in awe. Their banter in the…

Chefactory – Biryani and kababs Ahoy

#phenomenalworld #phenomenaltastes #Chefactory ** Click on images for full resolution** Was invited by a friend for a dinner meetup at Chefactory. Since my better half is away, what more better to get your food fix  without having to make anything? It’s a small outlet on the Outer Ring Road. I walked in with a friend…

Political intrigue is back – House of Cards on Zcafe

#HOConZCafe #phenomenalworld #houseofcards #indiblogger #review This blog was selected by IndiBlogger for a review of the House of Cards Season 5 so here is a review of the first episode ***Minor spoilers ahead for episode 1. Read at your discretion*** Frank Underwood is coming to India with the television premiere of House Of Cards Season 5…

Grande Momento – Alto Vino North Italian Food Festival

#invite #phenomenalworld #AltoVino #FoodFestival #NorthItaly **Please click on images for full resolution** There is a lot more to Italy than pizza, pasta, spaghetti, risotto and slick haired mafia. But lets not get into goons and stick to food eh… The Italian cuisine is all about using the freshest ingredients and let their natural flavors come…

Feel the heat from the Savji Cuisine – Kollapuris

Went to the Kollapuris Jayanagar branch with my family. I have always been a fan of savji cuisine right from my engg days Huballi. There was this mess called Radhika which made extraordinary mutton chops to be had with rice.  This is to be tasted to be believed.  Absolutely unparalleled!!  Anyway zooming to the present,…

Go Balle Balle with Exquisite Dhaba Food – Gurwinder Singh Dhaba

#phenomenalworld #selfpaid We stopped stop at a Dhaba on the way from Bangalore to Chennai 500 mts after the walajahpet toll. The name Gurwindar Singh is a hook enough but seeing it run by a true blood sardar was enough for me to stop over. My better half wanted to try butter chicken. I almost…

Prisoner of Hunger – Kaidi Kitchen, Chennai

**Click on photos for full resolution** #selfpaid #phenomenalworld We are all prisoners of hunger aren’t we. The cravings make us travel places and sometime brings us to weird places and food. Well this place isn’t weird but the ambiance sure is interesting. The  whole theme of the restaurant is modeled on a prison with the…

Attaining Zen through Food – A Matsuri Experience

**Click and view snaps in high resolution** #invite #phenomenalworld #Matsuri #JapaneseCuisine I had been to Matsuri as part of an invite to try out their Japanese menu. It was an offer I couldn’t refuse. I have always been enamored by Japanese culture, their philosophy and their strict code of ethics. What ever they do whether…