An afternoon in Dyu Art Cafe

Bangalore is a city filled with theme-based cafes and restaurants. Amid the city hustling if you want to spent your day at a peaceful surrounding, Dyu Art Cafe is the place to visit. Located at the busiest part of the city, Kormangala, the cafe offers great food apart from a serene ambience.

The first time you visit this place, you would enter into a room filled with amazing hand drawings and paintings. You can take some time to explore the creativity around this place. During the day time, you can find people working from here, having their office discussions or meeting held. If you ever visit during evenings, then the cafe is filled with youngsters and couples chilling out. I would always prefer to visit here definitely during monsoons, since it will give you Cochin or a Kerela vibe.

I am a person of great taste :D. I would never compromise with the taste of food I get into my body in any of the restaurants. With great taste comes great reviews is what they say, smart isn’t it? Anyways, at this cafe I had few good options which I would always recommend. I started with some fries and california fried chicken. Later in the main course, I preferred some grilled fish which was accompanied with some spinach and butter.

I walked out of this place with a happy heart and food-filled tummy and I promise so will you guys.

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Let’s talk food[Part-2]: My August Discovery of Bangalore Restaurants

Food has always been and will always be one of my core area of interest. I am always excited to try new cuisine at different places and what excites me more is when there’s a new cuisine at a place I have never visited. Last week, I tried few different places at Bangalore and thought of blogging about those places straight downright here.

Bangalore is in progress of evolving into a city of multi-cultured ambience because of the large number of people from various other states, gathering here for employment and the opportunities offered. It is quite unexpected to see few places in the city where the owner of the restaurants are trying to capture this multi-cultural values into their dishes and I truly appreciate that. Food can be a means to unite various individuals into a single group. This high-tech city is now filled with varieties of cafes, restaurants, hangout zones and more such interactive places where food is the main centre of attraction and I was able to get my hands on few of these.

  1. First happy-to-tummy discovery of mine is the Chickpet Donne Biriyani which I visited during my shopping spree at Commercial Street, Bangalore. This place is on the lane parallel to the mosque road, so it’s quite easy to find. Donne Biriyani is very famous in Bangalore, which means biriyani in large/small sized cups or bowl. Also it’s quite different than your regular biriyani because of the simple taste and no masala flavour. I tried chicken kebabs, which again was different in taste because of the spices which was used to fry. Then I ordered a chicken biriyani which was accompanied with some raita(curd) and salan(the curry). I would definitely suggest to try this restaurant if you’re anywhere near Churchgate or MG road or nearby.

2. My second most liked place is Qissa Khawani at Churchgate, Bangalore. If you’re aware of the BookHive or the Blossom book store, then this place won’t be any difficult to find. People travelling in metro can get down the metro station at MG road and at the backside of the station, take a right. Actually this is my second visit to the place, but since most of the people haven’t tried this place yet and also I didn’t start my blog during my first visit, so I thought of mentioning it :). On my first visit, the menu was quite different, i.e, the traditional North Indian cuisine but this time it was completely changed to Lucknowi cuisine with limited set of options in the menu. We ordered some mutton keema, mutton curry and mutton biriyani with medium sized lassi served in two different glasses. The USP of this place is it’s decor. It’s very small with 5-6 chairs, maybe they supported takeaway at the beginning, that’s my guess.

3. Lastly, ending the blog with some deserts. I think it’s one of the most interesting place and very attractive in terms of the naming and the deserts offered. It’s Kurtoskalacs located in kormangala 5th block, opposite to Jyoti Nivas college road. Everyone can get the meaning ‘Kurtoskalacs‘ or the chimney-cake and why it is named so, from google :D. Even I did my own bit of research on it. I tried banoffee ice-cream which was amazingly delicious. I would always suggest people to try this if you’re in Bangalore.

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Let’s talk food [Part-1]: Top 5 restaurants to visit in Mumbai

I am starting my ‘Let’s talk food’ series with my short two days trip to Mumbai. It was successful only because of the great variety and quality of food I had there. Cutting it short, Bombay offers a lot in food not only in terms of it’s origin but also in terms of diverse culture. I will shortlist all of the places with good-to-mouth food, where you should must visit if you’re planning for a short trip to Mumbai.

1. On my first day I had a visit to the most suggested and the famous Bademiya which is located in Colaba and never will I ever regret this. For my starters I had chicken kebab and fish tikka, then mutton biriyani for my main course and ended the full course with some delicious caramel pudding and shahi tukda.

2. Number 2 on my list would be Trishna. This place is situated at the heart of the city and also you can find beautiful architectural buildings around the place for your insta worthy pics 😉 . This restaurant is famous for it’s sea food, so what I would suggest is to have it’s crab dish, you will not regret.

Crab unshelled
Rice with Coorgi Prawns
Chicken Tangdi Kebabs

3. For an evening hangout, I had a visit to CAFE MONDEGAR which is again at the same place, Colaba. What I enjoyed the most in this cafe was the ambience. You’ll find amazing caricatures and some western music. Food is not so different, as they serve American and North Indian dishes which most of the cafe does, but this place is a must visit if you’re planning to drop by during your shopping spree in Colaba.

4. For an amazing breakfast experience I would suggest to try out any of the irani cafes in Mumbai. I had planned to visit Britannia Co. and Leopold cafe but due to time crunch and the distance from my hotel, I gave a shot to Kayani Bakery and Co. It’s one of the oldest cafe in the city representing and showcasing the charm of the old bombay. For anyone visiting the cafe for the very first time, chai and bun is a must go-to-breakfast. Also this place will be memorable to me since I met one of the Bollywood star 😛 .

Cheese omelette with Irani chai, bun and some eggs

5. Lastly, this is the place which will attract most of the crowd with it’s star studded looks and some great low-priced food. Prithvi cafe is an outdoor cafe situated at the heart of Juhu. This cafe is attached to Prithvi theatre which is one of the oldest theatre owned by the Kapoor family of Bollywood, therefore do not be surprised if you see a bollywood star having meetings here :D. But this is a must go-to cafe if you are artistic and love Bollywood.

I had a great experience of food tasting in Mumbai. If you do visit the city, please do not forget to try out these places if it’s nearby and keep following my blog for more of this 🙂