Restaurant Review : Shiv Sagar, Janpath , New Delhi – 3.5/5 Star

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Heard a lot about this outlet and its food from my foodie friends. So recently when I was in CP with family I decided to give it a try. I am a big fan of Delhi street food and like spicy meals. Compare to Delhi, Bombay ( yes, for me it is still Bombay ) street food is totally different. Less spicy with different flavour.
It was an early evening so we just ordered some snacks.

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1.Vada Pao – It was just enough warm to eat. Portion size was too small. Taste average. (3/5)
2.Pav bhaji – Good taste but less spicy compare to Delhi version. (4/5)
3.Dhokla Papdi Chat – Portion size was good. Enough for 2 people. Loved it. (5/5)
4. Special Chinese Bhel – Something different. (3.75/5)
5- Kufi – Good taste. Must have (4.5/5)
6. Fruit Cocktail – Fresh Juice. Good taste. (4.5/5)

Ambiance : 4/5
Service : 5/5 ( Really quick )
Value for money : 3.75/5

And surprisingly they are also having branch  on 6662 Southwest Fwy, Houston TX

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Finalists announced for The Man Booker International Prize 2015

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The Man Booker International Prize recognises one writer for his or her achievement in fiction.  Worth £60,000 to the winner, the prize is awarded every two years to a living author who has published fiction either originally in English or whose work is generally available in translation in the English language.
The ten authors under consideration for this 2015 prize are:

  • César Aira (Argentina)
  • Hoda Barakat (Lebanon)
  • Maryse Condé (Guadeloupe)
  • Mia Couto (Mozambique)
  • Amitav Ghosh (India)
  • Fanny Howe (United States of America)
  • Ibrahim al-Koni (Libya)
  • László Krasznahorkai (Hungary)
  • Alain Mabanckou (Republic of Congo)
  • Marlene van Niekerk (South Africa)

The finalists were announced at the University of Cape Town in South Africa by the chair of judges, Professor Marina Warner, who commented:
‘The judges have had an exhilarating experience reading for this prize; we have ranged across the world and entered the vision of writers who offer an extraordinary variety of experiences. Fiction can enlarge the world for us all and stretch our understanding and our sympathy. The novel today is in fine form: as a field of inquiry, a tribunal of history, a map of the heart, a probe of the psyche, a stimulus to thought, a well of pleasure and a laboratory of language. Truly, we feel closer to the tree of knowledge.’
Previous winners have been Lydia Davis (2013), Philip Roth (2011), Alice Munro (2009), Chinua Achebe (2007) and Ismail Kadare (2005).

The 2015 winner will be announced in London on 19 May.

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Restaurant Review: Tesoro Mio, Preet Vihar, New Delhi – 4.5/5 Star

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Hidden Gem.. really .. if you disagree.. read more than 200 positive reviews and more than 400 votes.
After long time I have seen such a peaceful place to eat. ( because there is no Bar ) Each nick and corner is decorated with passion and tastefully. Seating is comfortable and staff is humble and attentive.
They serve not only Italian but also serve Chinese, Mexican and Indian. I ordered several veg dishes and surprised with the authenticity of the taste.

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Credit goes to the management who are so passionate about food business.  Thumps Up !!

Writing a good review is not my cup of tea , but my photos speaks better than words 🙂 because I only shoot Tasty Food ….

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Reply from Management of Tesoro Mio

Thru ur lens .. One can capture ur intense study of each dish n drink *Red never seemed so redder when seen in a berry cool drink *Salsa looked tangier in that dip dish *Never seen people thru caribbean sunrise glass even *the straws were twisting and turning at the click of your camera *all shades of bell pepper in the salad and paprika on hummus seemed to come alive you even did justice to our dressings the best is you evn captured our diya kept in a corner.. Thnxzs sir ..it was a pleasure sitting with you n seeing you click random pics ..they have come out real well.. Hats off sir

Nandini Narula

Location : G 13, Top Floor, Opposite Metro Pillar 106, Preet Vihar, Vikas Marg, New Delhi

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Restaurant Review: Elf Cafe & Bar, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi – 5/5 Star

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Eat, Love , Fun…. ambience, atmosphere, vibrant, music, cocktails, food, hospitality, concept..innovative, Cartoons on the wall, focused lighting thru lampshades..,  No doubt its my kind of place.


Extensive alcoholic and non-alcoholic menu and in case you are confused.. just ask for Bartender’s special Mocktail …….. its superb and very refreshing .

Food, .. just wow… wide variety of veg starters to choose from ( I am a vegetarian-:)  

       Delicious Chili Paneer which was of extremely soft Paneer.

       Crispy from outside and creamy/soft from inside Dahi ke Kabab served with green Chutney .

       Creamy spaghetti with olives

       Pahadi ( पहाड़ी ) Menu was a surprise.  मसालेदार Wai Wai with Tabasco Sauce was just great.

       Paneer tikka thin crust pan pizza with onions and paneer was OK type..

       In dessert , I had brownie with vanilla ice cream and hot chocolate sauce.

Elf also hosts ‘ Live it Up’ , 7 to 10 pm .. a new concept where anyone can perform front of a live audience sitting in Elf..

Met Mr Swaraj, the man behind Elf. I really impressed by his energy and passion about food and hospitality.

My Ratings:

      Food : 4.5/5 – Eat

      Ambience :  5/5 – Love

      Service : 5/5 – Fun

      Pricing : 4/5 ( Slightly overpriced)

 

Location :

26 A, 2nd Floor,Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi

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Restaurant Review: Mamagoto, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi – 3.5/5 Star

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Visited Mamagoto on 3rd December for @zomato meat up and to review special menu prepared for us.
It was an opportunity to interact with fellow food reviewers of zomato family.

Its a unique place with good colorful decor and paintings. Mamgoto is known for their excellent variety Pan Asian cuisine.

From starters to the main course and desserts everything was excellent in taste and served by humble and polite staff..

Had a wide variety of special veg menu and I also tried their White Rum Cocktail and another whiskey based cocktail. Desserts were wonderful.

Overall good experience and made some good foodie friends.

My Ratings :

Ambience : 4.5/5

Food :4/5

Service : 4/5

Value for money : 3.5/5

 

Location :

 

305 & 306, 2nd Floor,

 DLF Promenade Mall, 

Vasant Kunj, New Delhi

Phone : 011 41009060

 

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Restaurant Review: Calcutta Biryani, Dwarka, New Delhi – 4/5 Star

 

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So , Hunt for the perfect Veg Biryani ends here 🙂
After reading so many positive reviews on Zomato and specially by some foodie friends I decided to give a try.

Veg Biryani was so awesome that it reminded me some good old memories. Paneer Butter masala was so tasty ,smooth and buttery.
A must place for all Bengali’s of Dwarka Smile

Portion size was more then enough ..
Rates : Reasonable
Delivery Time – 45 minutes

Disappointment  :
– Vegetarian menu having only 4 items.

Location

Shop 30, Vardhman Star Citi Mall, Sector 7, Dwarka, New Delhi

Phone : 011 – 33105511

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