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+ Bu Qtair Fish Restaurant

Bu Qtair In A New Avatar | A New Year, A New Location

I don’t understand why the press is so interested in speculating about my appearance, anyway. What does my face have to do with my music or my dancing? ∼ Michael Jackson The above quote stands true for Bu Qtair too. What has the new look of Bu Qtair got to do with the taste of the fish it serves? The charm is still all … Read More Bu Qtair In A New Avatar | A New Year, A New Location

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My Best Brunch Experiences | Exploring The Friday Heritage

The ‘Dubai Brunch’ makes it to the definition of Brunch in Wikipedia. Although the Friday Brunch is the most common of all, lately Saturday Brunches are also becoming fashionable followed by late evening brunches that are gradually extending upto midnight. Here’s a compilation from my brunch experiences.

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Weekend in Dubai Calls For A Brunch, A Picnic Brunch!

This is going to be one post where I am deliberately not writing much. I want the pictures to convey it all! An amazing day – a real break away from the city’s manic lifestyle… lazing on the mat, surrounded by the greens of Al Badia Golf Club, and the famous cityscape at the backdrop… this was a real picnic – a perfect picnic, … Read More Weekend in Dubai Calls For A Brunch, A Picnic Brunch!

+ Kolkata style spicy Aloor Dum with baby potatoes

Spicy Baby Potatoes or Aloor Dum – Kolkata Street Style!

Here’s a finger licking post of Kolkata street style spicy Aloor Dum! The recipe is adapted from Dilipda, the legendary roadside vendor at Vivekananda Park in Kolkata. His Phuchkas are legendary, and so is his Aloor Dum. Enjoy recreating this roadside classic at home!

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Flurys in Kolkata | The Legend Still Continues in Park Street

Flurys in Kolkata is legendary. The tearoom founded by the Swiss couple Mr and Mrs J Flurys in 1927 is still one of the most fashionable Park Street addresses.

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Scoop In Outram Ghat | Yesss, It Still Exists!

A comment left on my Instagram post by my cousin sis who had been my closest friend during my childhood, left me in utter confusion… ‘Does Scoop still exist in Kolkata? Khoj korish toh/do check!’ The referred scoop is not an ordinary scoop of ice cream or a new piece of gossip doing the media round, but a very special ice cream parlour by … Read More Scoop In Outram Ghat | Yesss, It Still Exists!

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Istanbul In Pictures | Until Dusk Do Us Part

We love travelling and although each place that we’ve visited holds a special charm for me, Istanbul left me spellbound. I found the city absolutely fascinating – a myriad of art, culture, cuisine and religion. It was like a kaleidoscope and put my senses on an overstimulated mode {reminding me very much of Kolkata, the city that I come from}. The charm of old … Read More Istanbul In Pictures | Until Dusk Do Us Part

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Sultanahmet Köftecisi, Istanbul | Turkish Meatballs or Izgara Köfte

After spending the entire morning sightseeing in the Sultanahmet area in Istanbul rushing from one historical site to the other, our lunch halt was also in a historical site – the ‘Historical Sultanahmet Meatballs Restaurant’ (the quoted portion is exactly as it says in their website). The promise of the ‘best Izgara Köfte in town’ in a restaurant which originally ‘created’ them, awaited us. Sultanahmet … Read More Sultanahmet Köftecisi, Istanbul | Turkish Meatballs or Izgara Köfte

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Grand Bazaar, Istanbul | Drenched in Turkish Tea And Sugar Cubes

From the moment we landed in Istanbul to the time we left, the two things that come to mind are the constant servings of Turkish tea and Turkish coffee – everywhere and at all times. This post handles only Turkish tea. Turkish coffee, for me, is too much and too strong to handle. Entering the Grand Bazaar or the Kapali Carsi (Kapalıçarşı, meaning covered … Read More Grand Bazaar, Istanbul | Drenched in Turkish Tea And Sugar Cubes