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Naya, Anya Hotel, Gurgaon

Naya, the multi cuisine restaurant at Anya Hotel, Gurgaon believes in serving a plethora of dishes – a menu with over 70 dishes to boast and an ambience to relax and enjoy.

Naya has been more known for office get togethers and parties but they are slowly welcoming private functions and families as well. They have a sports area where you can play table tennis and home joy your meal at the same time.

Moksha: Full marks to the presentation – the chuski is coated with pomegranate & guava juice, aam panna and chaat masala and served in Martini glass – so that when the chuski melts, you get to taste the fresh sweet and tangy mocktail.

Mezze platter: The fine but grainy hummus, the creamy tzaziki & babaganoush, the slightly crunchy Fatoush, the bitter grainy pesto hummus perfectly compliment the airy & fluffy pita bread, sesame coated crunchy Lavash, crispy Falafel, juicy Za’atar chicken and soft Fish tuk made this a complete lip smacking meal.

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Prawn wanton soup: A very light sour soup with the goodness of luscious prawn dumplings.

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Crispy Tofu in Teriyaki sauce Asian greens: The tofu is definitely crispy but could have been mellow from inside.

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Miso Soy Chicken in Teriyaki sauce: Ahhh the sweet and sour medley of Teriyaki sauce with black pepper is enchanting. The chicken could have been juicier though.

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Chicken & Bacon Caesar Salad: The lettuce & the iceberg lettuce are definitely crunchy with tender chicken bits and crispy bacon strips. The light creamy texture is an add on.

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Chicken Tikka Pizza Handmade Pizza: The thin crust is so darn good with the high quality warm cheese giving the extra oomph factor. But let’s not forget the succulent chicken cubes in all their glory.

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Pepperoni Pizza: You know you are going to experience food gasm when pepperoni comes loaded in gooey cheese on a thin crust.

Sweet corn handmade pizza: Simplicity at its best!

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River sole Parmigiana: The sole is grilled to perfection with a cheese crust on top and served on a bed of creamy lemon & capers risotto – could not have been so good!

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Hakka noodles with tofu in black bean sauce and Kung Pao Chicken: The noodles are of a very fine variety and the Kung Pao chicken is so flavourful! The chicken cubes are luscious and served in a sticky gravy of onion-garlic-bell peppers along with crunchy peanuts. 

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Tofu tastes slightly sour because it is drenched in black bean sauce.

Chocolate Decadence: A gluten free, soft, gooey and ultra sinful dark chocolate cake with a mousse like texture – I actually finished this in one go.

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Apple and berry linzer torte: A type of meshed pie with warm tones and enclosing chopped apples and juicy berries. The flavour of cinnamon is very well pronounced here.

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Nooba, DLF Cyber Hub, Gurgaon

I am slowly learning to move from Indianised versions of the global dishes and gradually falling in love with the authentic versions. Nooba provided a perfect opportunity for me to explore Schezwan cuisine fashioned from the expert hands of chefs from China.

Nooba should be recognized as a family restaurant with serene interiors. The staff is courteous and the managers know their cuisine very well. All the ingredients are imported from China so the authenticity is maintained.

Shredded Chicken: The chicken is fresh, juicy and not chewy which was a relief! The flavour is subtle and not too overpowering. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Fried Prawn: The prawns are fried but not deep fried and topped with peppery garnish and spring onions. The prawns were a fresh catch and tender in texture. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Asparagus in Bean Curd: Kudos to these guys for giving tofu an appealing texture. And kudos to the presentation as well! The lightly sautéed asparagus are delicately placed in crusty tofu and drenched in a light vinegar based sauce. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Chicken & Black Mushroom Dimsums: The dainty mushrooms enclosing a very subtle mixture of finely chopped chicken mince and black mushrooms should be hogged on to even when not hungry. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Mixed Meat Noodles in White Garlic Sauce: Wok tossed Hakka Noodles with a plethora of vegetables, lamb and chicken in a silky smooth white garlic sauce – subtlety at its best! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Chocolate Roulade: Move over brownies, the delicately rolled chocolate rolls enclosing gooey chocolate syrup and served with a scoop of cool vanilla ice-cream is the perfect way to end a delicious meal. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Choko La, DLF Promenade, Vasant Kunj

My first visit to the Choko La store couldn’t be better! Being an avid chocolate lover, specifically the dark chocolates, I crave for binging on them now and then.

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And when it is Belgian chocolate and the desserts fashioned out of it, it is pretty arduous to stop myself.

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The attendants Sudha and Raman, at the Vasant Kunj store cheerfully greeted me and told me the nitty – gritties of the Choko La brand. The Belgian chocolate is of course imported, different combinations of dark and milk chocolates used and no compound chocolate is tolerated. Temperature is a very important parameter in keeping these chocolate desserts in good shape so 18 degrees will welcome you at all their stores.

The purity of the chocolate can be gauged from the fact that the chocolate readily melts in your mouth – palate warmth having it’s effect on the former.

The fact that Choko La is an Indian brand striving to carve a niche in the sector of gourmet chocolates is definitely going to linger in your mind.

35% milk chocolate and 55% dark chocolate pellets: These miniature chocolates will melt on your palate this imparting a pleasant warmth.

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Belgian chocolate truffle pastry: Sinful, decadent and I am falling short of adjectives to describe this dessert. The three layered pastry is gooey, sticky and leaves a pleasant after taste. Highly recommended.

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Coffee caramel pastry: The grainy exterior and mellow interior speak volumes about this caramel coffee mousse based dessert. It is indeed relaxing to dive your way in this pastry and hog it to your heart’s content.

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Berry cheesecake: The thing about cheesecakes is that you don’t have to bake them otherwise the tart is super crusty and therefore difficult to break into. Choko La is one of the very few dessert parlours which knows that cheesecakes are best when served in their lovely luscious texture. And that fresh berry compote on top – icing on the cake. Or rather pastry!

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Chocolate coated butterscotch and rochers: Talk about nutty snacks and these will come in handy. Extra points for amalgamating butterscotch with chocolate – never knew that this combination will work!

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Papparoti, DLF Cyber Hub, Gurgaon

Finally, it is my chance to binge upon the lovely coffee flavoured buns which are crunchy and airy from inside and tender from inside. Papparoti, a global brand, has eventually arrived in India and stolen the heart of many gastronomists.
The world famous buns do take a hell lot of hard work and patience to prepare. The dough is imported from Singapore, fashioned into a specific size, fermented and allowed to rise for five long hours. And as if this was not enough, it takes about an hour to bake this wonderful bakery item.
Nutella Hazelnut Bun: This marriage, the marriage of the patented buns and the Nutella hazelnut flavour, is definitely made in heaven. The way the warmth of Nutella compliments the crunchy exterior and the mellow buttery interior is exemplary! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Mango Custard Bun: The magic of the king of fruits over Indian summers is worth experimenting in every dish. The patented bun is adorned with a thick sweet mango glaze and freshly diced Safeda and Dussehri. These two different flavours clash with each other on your palate sometimes, but you begin to relish the contrast after a few morsels. RECOMMENDED.

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Veg Bunny Chow: Bunny Chow is a humble delicacy from South Africa in which a cubical bread is gouged from inside and the hollowed interior is filled with a curry. At Papparoti, I got the chance to indulge in paav based bunny chow in which a soulful vegetarian bhaajhi filled the insides. Served with a freshly prepared coleslaw and French fries, this dish will compel you to ask for another plate. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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And how better to wash all these down but with a refreshing cuppa of chamomile tea? They have a very fancy tea set with hourglass timers so as to calculate the brewing time of the tea – 2, 3 and 5 minutes.

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Orient Heritage, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi

Lamb with ginger spring onion chilli – Fashioned in chips with julliened vegetables – carrots and bell peppers, these were way too chewy.

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Fiery chicken dimsums – Thin translucent skin enclosing finely minced chicken with the lovely flavours of garlic and chilli, these were BOMB.

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Chilli Basil chicken dimsums – Mellow and adorned with caramelized garlic – a perfect amalgamation of sweet and spicy flavours.

Chicken Hot n Sour Soup – Thin consistency with loads of vegetables – carrots, shiitake mushrooms, cabbage with shredded chicken – good but could have been better.

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Lemon coriander soup – It was subtle and good in taste but the ingredients didn’t justify the name. A plethora of vegetables – broccoli, lemongrass and mushrooms drenched in a tangy thin soup. Coriander was missing here.

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Noodles – Plain, slurpy, moist and excellent.

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Sichuan lamb curry – Thin consistency and way too oily, but goes well with the noodles.

Thai basil chicken cups – Minced chicken mixture with the loveliness of chopped garlic and onions adorned with red chilli and filled in wanton sheets and crispy fried to perfection – boy, I was in a dream while eating them.

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Thai Red curry with rice – Perfection at it’s best – the right quantity of coconut milk, lemongrass and curry leaves in which the boneless chicken pieces are drenched to the core.

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Chocolate peanut butter wantons – Crunchy exterior with warm gooey choco – peanut butter mixture is surely a heavenly dessert.

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New Menu launch at TGI Fridays, DLF Promenade, Vasant Kunj

I began my food exploring with TGIF and I used to be a regular one there a while back. Their American and Tex-Mex menu with huge portion sizes always attracted the glutton in me.

So when TGIF introduces their new menu, it is onerous for gluttons like me to keep calm as the enticing dishes call our palate. Here are a few of them that I recently tasted:

Grilled Chimichurri chicken skewers: Light crust, juicy but slightly dry – the chicken pieces were probably char grilled at a higher temperature which left them pretty chewy. The skewers were served with potato wedges which were light and a hot chilli garlic Sriracha sauce. RECOMMENDED.

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Parmesan crusted chicken with fettucine and salad: A classy masterpiece. If two juicy chicken breasts marinated in a creamy Caesar dressing and finished with a crumbly parmesan crust aren’t enough to leave you spellbound then the sweet onion, cherry tomato and moazarella salad and the creamy fettucine with chopped spinach and spring onions will cast an enchantment over your taste buds. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Jack Daniel’s Tobasco steak and shrimp: The steak is “well done” in the Jack Daniel’s sauce and it is easier to cut and chew. The shrimps have a crispy outer covering and belong to the freshest catch that the restaurant could lay its hands upon. Their special Jack Daniel’s sauce, fashioned from caramelised onions and honey compliments the steak and the prawns well.  Served with a smooth potato mash and juicy buttered broccoli – this one is a winner. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Jack Daniel’s Norwegian Salmon: The salmon is char grilled and has a perfect glaze of the Jack Daniel’s sauce but is over grilled and hence slightly chewy. RECOMMENDED.

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Chocolate mud pie: A frozen dessert with warm chocolate and almond mouse covering over it. Chocolate crumble crust, coffee ice cream and almond mouse make up this three layered extraordinary dessert. The ice cream and mouse are frozen in the crumble crust and the ensemble tastes divine. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Where to start guys!
I have been quite regular at this one. Their cool ambience, kickass deals (star and stripes) and yummy food attracts me again and again.
TGIF’s Cajun Chicken Wings are to die for. Earlier, they used to be tangy and spicy but now you have to specify whether you want the tanginess or spiciness to be there. Nonetheless, this dish dish is juicy to the core – the herbs penetrate to the inside of the chicken and the blue cheese dip (papprika and red chilli flakes) they serve will definitely erupt your mouth – too hot and spicy!
Recently when we there, we also tried Miami Cubano Chicken Stack – topped with mozzarella and bacon and served with rice and mushroom. Phew! Fulfilling main course! The steak was soft, tender and mildly spiced with crispy bacon strips between two steaks. Rice was good with chewy mushrooms adding to the subtle flavours. Overall a fully worth every penny meal!
The service is pretty good here with pro-active and well informed servers. The one who served us was Krishna. He did his job very well.
This place is always bustling with an amazing crowd.

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PCO, D block market, Vasant Vihar

This place has been enticing the European food lovers for the past five years in the sophisticated circles of south Delhi and we feel slightly dejected to not know of such an exquisite place. The intricate interiors and the classic Spanish and French music playing in the background remind you of those Victorian movies set in the 1920’s.

Chef Bhagiratha, the executive chef of this restaurant is an experienced and talented chef and his touch is evident in the dearth and the complexity of the dishes available in the menu. All the ingredients are imported or sourced from quality sellers and the all the sauces are unprocessed. As he says, “We believe in serving the freshest sauces and dips.”

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Crispy tobasco zucchini chips with spicy dip: Thick slices of zucchini crumb fried and presented to you with in house tomato sauce – such novelty! The juicy zucchini chip blended so well with the crisp exterior and add to it the tangy and spicy sauce – short of words we are!

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Southern fried mushrooms with chilli garlic mayo: Half portion of a mushroom crumb fried with a lovely crisp perfection with least brittleness and topped with a warm dip of white and yellow cheddar cheese, jalapenos and chilli flakes. The mushroom was surprisingly mellow and the tangy and creamy sauce blew away a portion of our minds.

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Bacon wrapped chicken sausages with mustard mayo: One of the finest sausages which retained their firmness yet were tender and not chewy. The bacon – perfection is the word. It was not too chewy and did not choke your food pipe like the ones you encounter these days. The smoked crunch on the latter was the extra love.

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Tempura shrimp wasabi mayo: How come Chef Bhagirath is able to conjure such a thin, seamless crispy fired layer over his appetizers? This one was no different with the no brittleness and well cooked shrimps which weren’t stinking at all.

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Ratatouille Nicoise with saffron pilaf: The best one I have had till date. Smoked and grilled slices of aubergine, bell peppers, tomatoes and zucchini topped with a freshly prepared thick pesto sauce and cheddar shavings on a bed of the ratatouille sauce served with blossoming long grained aromatic rice. The ratatouille sauce is again freshly prepared and slight sweet and slightly tangy.

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Spinach and Ricotta ravioli in rose sauce: Melt in the mouth ravioli filled with a generous amount of finely chopped spinach and ricotta and drenched in a lovely rose sauce fashioned from red sauce mixed with butter and cream. The sauce has an adorable creamy texture but is not too heavy.

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Pan roasted tenderloin steak in three peppercorn sauce: The best tenderloin I have had till date: I was actually able to tear away the chewy chunks with a fork and knife. The tenderloin was doused in a thick sweet sauce and you could actually bite peppercorns within those chewy chunks. The smoked vegetables, especially asparagus were done so well that you actually wonder whether they are cooked or not. The flat potato chips were one of the finest and were prepared by pressing the boiled potatoes and frying them.

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German pork sausage: I am amazed with the supreme quality of their sausages: firm but not too chewy with the additional finesse of the minced meat. The mashed potatoes had a smooth and silky texture.

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Melting chocolate cake with fruit salsa: A thin chocolate shell including the warm melting chocolate which had an excellent runny texture served with chopped apples and pomegranate. Not too heavy on the stomach and the palate.

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