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F E S T I V A L S SMOKED FOOD FESTIVAL Nagaland’s Kitchen, S-2 Green Park Extension, New Delhi- 16. Till 20th April

YUM CHA FESTIVAL Asia Seven, 3rd Floor, Ambience Mall, Gurgaon. Till 15th April

PIZZA MANIA Cafe Blue Tomato, J-13/12,Patel Market, Rajouri Garden,New Delhi. Till 30th April

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Savouring Tibetan Cuisine Chitrangi Kakoti

East Asian cuisine has

found a place in the palate of the average Indian, especially in Delhi. Momo joints have sprung up in corners and dishes like ‘Thupka’ are quickly gaining popularity. The Tibet Kitchen situated in the Amar Colony Market is a common haunt of students and working people alike. With a very homely and serene ambience, it is decorated with photos and posters related

The Thupka and Tenthuk, especially, are delicious with a feeling of homemade food to them

to the Tibetan issue. They serve a variety of Tibetan as well as Chinese food, ranging from momos, thupkas, noodles, rice to various combo meals. The potions served are quite generous considering the quite cheap prices (for two people, an average of Rs.400-500 is perfectly fine). The Thupka and Tenthuk, especially, are delicious with a feeling of homemade food to them (unlike other chain restaurants which claim to serve “authentic” Chinese food), while the mutton momo is one of the best momos I have ever had. The food is neither too spicy nor too bland, unlike other food I’ve had at other Chinese restaurants which tend to

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go overboard on one of these aspects. The small helpings of Schezwan chicken, Kung Pao chicken and Sliced Chicken Oyster Sauce that I had were absolute delights to my taste buds. However, one aspect that irked me was the slow service of the staff and the lack of welcoming gestures on their part. Nonetheless, I would pick Tibet Kitchen over other restaurants serving Chinese or Tibetan cuisine any day due to their pocket-friendly prices, the ambience of the restaurant and the authenticity of the food. ---------------------THE TIBET KITCHEN AMAR COLONY THE

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CHEW

First Floor, M16, Connaught Place, New Delhi

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Sharmila Chand

Consulting Editor - The Delhi Food Diary Author - Cheers

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Pork belly was slow cooked to perfection with traditional condiments served on bamboo sticks glazed with teriyaki sauce.

in the heart of CP, a new entrant, Chew Pan Asian Café is buzzing with good energy, great food and attentive staff. You step in and a drift of happy vibes takes you by surprise as there is so much natural light and eclectic colours all around. The open kitchen with a live Teppanyaki grill counter decked up with glass jars filled with spices adds color to the cheerful inviting appeal. It is a casual place where you have plenty of choices, right from dimsums to starters, soups, salads and main course. The widespread menu is very intelligently created with a fine balance of vegetarian and non vegetarian d i s h e s . ThankGod for that thought on the part of the owners!

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Joyful Place - Gosh So Much To Chew!

Udon noodles with mixed veggie dish very well flavoured with soy, black bean and red chillies completed my meal.

Needless to say, the spicy Start with Chew special food lover in me was tosalads and soup. Both are tally satiated. That made the signature items and me spend another few absolutely delightful. minutes sipping my faThe dumplings are the vourite pomegranate true winners… Ex Chef mocktail on the cool Sunil Fotedar made sure swing style seats. we start with his signature dishes whichwere Try outstanding oreo bisfar too many ranging cuit and ice cream shakes, from Chinese, Thai, In- smoothies and desserts donesian and Japanese before you step out. Abdelicacies. Penang Curry solutely sinful! Stop with sticky rice was a drooling over ‘Raspberry complete bowl meal Strawberry Mousse’ !!! in itself. And so was Meal for Two - Rs 1500 delicious ‘Khow Suey’. plus taxes. Honey Chicken with ses- Our Verdict: Good Value, ame with a hint of chilly great food, cheerful amrestored our faith in the bience and pleasing serchef ’s recommendation. vice. April 2014

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Speedy Chow

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Starter Combo Meal - Veg

Mahima S

to and are lip-licking good. One of their signature meals- Chowman’s peedy Chow is a ChiKhoy Suey, is available in nese & Thai food place veg, shrimp and chicken that operates out of 4 lovariants. cations. It offers a range of delicious foods. On offer Another hot favorite are as starters are dishes like the veg Chinese chilli Mr Chows chilli potato- noodles veg. Speedy Chow crispy with Chinese spic- gives you value for money es, it’s the perfect starter. with its veg and non-veg These are very different combo meals which are from the standard honey perfect for one person and chilli potatoes that you are are available. One of the most sought-after comused bos is the one that serves 2 pcs of minced momos, 2 pieces of Shanghai spring rolls and 1/2 plate of noodles. The one small point of contention is that the Rs 20/- extra that they charge for packaging and including it in the listed price would be a better

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Speedy Chow is a Chinese & Thai food place that serves mouth-watering food that is value for money option. Apart from that, there isn’t much to complain about as their delivery is very quick and the food is served hot a delicious. The Chinese food is pricey but the Thai food is worth every penny. Allin-all, Speedy Chow is a place worth visiting. Speedy Chow Vasant Vihar, Kailash Colony, Malviya Nagar & DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon THE

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Su ISH ‘F eat Tr Priyanka Ajmani

The summer sun is blazing and everyone is looking for light, satiating, tasty meals to tackle hunger pangs. The weather calls for white meat versus red and the best place to get

A take-away food place that serves delectable fish tikka, tandoori fish and fish fry, sprinkled with chaat masala

a fish treat this summer is at Paramjeet Machhi Wala in Moti Nagar. It has the most mouth-watering tandoori fish possible and Delhiites from near and far flock to this small shop that is in the midst of all the buzz. It’s a take-away food place that serves delectable fish tikka, tandoori fish and fish fry, sprinkled with chaat masala- every piece tender and spiced to

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perfection. Since we are going white this summerwhy not try the chicken tikka, Afghani chicken and the kathi rolls that are as hotselling as the fish delicacies, if not more. Soft roomali rotis complement all the fire and spice amazingly well. Think no further and ponder no longerhead straight to Paramjeet Machhi Wala this summer and surrender yourself to food ecstasy. THE

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8 Top 5 pubs/lounges to visit during IPL 7

April - Cricket, Food & Fun Varun J

Cricket lovers have been

waiting for April as the T20 finale and the IPL 7 are slated to be held then. There was no way we could give this opportunity a miss and want to introduce you to the some of the best pubs/lounges which you can visit and enjoy watching your favorite game at. Pebble Street This pub in New Friends Colony is a special place in that it brings every single game alive. The projected screen gives you a great view of the excitement that is taking place on the cricket ground.

Underdoggs This Vasant Kunj sports bar is arguably the best one that Delhi has. It serves a variety of cuisines and drinks, can accommodate 200 people and is strikingly upbeat and high-energy. It has an amazing 40 LCD screens, 4 pool tables, 3 beer pong tables as well as 3 dartboards. Game of Legends

all days that matches are played on. Vapor Pub & Brewery This place is located on M.G Road in Gurgaon, has many screens and serves brewed beer. What more can a cricket fan ask for during cricket season. Downtown Diners And Living Beer Cafe This place in Gurgaon serves fantastic brewed beer. The place is top on the list of sports lovers. It is invigorating to sit in this place with a beer in hand and a game on the screen.

This Sports Bar and Grill & Lounge is located in Rajouri Garden. It is an immensely popular place and cricket fans head for it every cricket season. It’s packed to the hilt on -----------------------------

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