Grilled Vegetables, Japanese Style

At Inakaya in NYC, I had a very delightful Japanese lunch. Often associated with fish, meat, and disgusting boiled vegetables, I was pleasantly surprised to see their menu having a unique cooked vegetables section. It’s what you think, a select vegetables, not boiled but grilled and served directly on a long wooden thing.

Summer Restaurant: Atla

When summer 2017 finally did arrive, I found Atla through Foursquare. It seemed like the fresh summer restaurant that’ll have some fun small plates and be a relaxing brunch with friends restaurant​. And Atla is all of that. While this blog post has been in my drafts for almost 2 months and with Fall here,…

When dessert brightens your night

Coconut custard is a real thing. With pieces of coconut in it. Served with pieces of fresh fruits, this custard was really really good.  Restaurant: abcV The dosa and the custard are among my top recommendations. Also, the green hummus. Delicious stuff.

Tapas in Bombay

Myxx in Bombay was a new restaurant while I was on my vacation. A fun dinner with family at Myxx had to happen. It was worth it.

Peas dumplings that’ll make you feel things

These pea paste dumplings will make your eyes open wide, your mouth stuck for a few seconds, and as you bite into dumpling your eyes close, you get to process the tangy sauce, you release a light moan. It’s the sauce, it’s all in the sauce. This expensive vegetarian restaurant deserves a visit just for…

3 Nights, 10 Southern Flavors pt. 1

(Part 1 of 2 parts: 3 Nights, 10 Southern Flavors pt. 2) Having heard nothing but good things about North Carolina, I was looking forward to my first trip to Southern US. I knew what I wanted to try and my team member had some recommendations too. We had our work cut out. We had our…

Only restaurant I revisit when in DC

I’ve been to DC 4 times, I’ve visited this restaurant 3 of those times. I found The Bombay Club through my normal web searches the first time & enjoyed the food. On my second trip a few years later, I searched for some restaurants, picked 1 (at random), went there, and realized I had been…

When a chef takes vegetarian lunch seriously

Restaurant: abcv NYC Chef: Jean-Georges Vongerichten Shallot and herb labneh, and sunchoke chips Labneh is always refreshing, hard not to get right, light, and the perfect appetizer. The chips had more oil than I’d like but with the cucumbers, it worked.

Bruschetta Tasting Bar

Maggiano’s Little Italy in Virginia is goof comfort food Italian. Glancing at their menu, the bruschetta tasting bar sounded like something that deserves a concept restaurant of its own. Ricotta, arugula, strawberry chutney – delicious.

Vegetarian Brunch For Every Saturday

Good tasting, repeatable vegetarian brunch is a challenge. Chefs are stumped to go beyond eggs and bacon when it comes to brunch. But not at The Smith. The Smith is probably one of the best brunch spots in NYC. So much so that there exists a list of brunch places that are like The Smith…