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Nando’s Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi

You know it is a special treat when you get to visit one of your favourite restaurants on your birthday. And that too a new outlet for you in the bylanes of Punjabi Bagh.

This one is not as big as the outlets in Connaught Place and Ambience Vasant Kunj, but the same warm hospitality welcomes you as you go on about the course of your meal.

Makhani Chicken Cashew Naan: Specifically designed for Indian taste, this dish is surely an explosion of flavours. The chewy butter naan is topped with juicy chicken chunks drenched in a Makhani gravy (with a generous sprinkling of Peri Peri of course) and finely chopped onions and green chillies. That zingy spicy fjavour of green chillies does hit you hard if you are not a fan but you can pre-order your Naan to be green chillies free.

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Sweet potato & Corn Salad: Never knew or even thought of sweet potatoes in the form of crunchy chips. Pair them with plump sweet corn kernels, some peri-peri sprinkles, lemon and South American red chillies and you have a lip smacking appetiser.

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Pulled chicken slider: The chicken was dry and with least flavours. The quality of slider bun is good though and the coleslaw was deliciously creamy with crunchy and finely julienned carrots & cabbage.

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Red Velvet Cake: The best part of the day! The  cake is so luscious with decadent and fine layers of mascarpone cheese and chocolate sponge. The moderate sweetness adds to the charm.

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Casually, M block, Greater Kailash 2, New Delhi

Bangers and mash: The sausages are juicy and are easy to dig into.  The basil tomatoes are lightly grilled, the crunchy grilled vegetables taste of garlic, the mashed potatoes smooth & creamy and the onion sauce has a lovely flavour of black peppercorns.

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Crumbled scotch eggs, feta & rocket leaves open sandwich: I would rather call this a toasty because of the bread used. The feta is used very sparingly on the bread and the crumbled eggs taste average.

Wheat flaked Chicken waffle: The savoury waffle is a good attempt at diversifying the menu. The waffle is chewy and not sweet and comes topped with sliced chicken breast and mint mayonnaise sauce. The chicken bits are crispy from outside and juicy from inside.

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Ravioli De Magro: The spinach ravioli which tasted least like spinach! The finely chopped spinach leaves enclosed in soft ravioli and drenched in cheese sauce will titillate your palate. And the melt in the mouth texture is to die for!

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Chocolate and Swiss roll: This dessert remotely tasted like a Swiss Roll. It was a rolled pastry and was topped with strawberry marmalade. The taste was good but looking at the quantity, it should cost around 40-50 bucks.

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Viet-Nom, DLF Cyber Hub, Gurgaon

Lately, my fascination for South-East Asian cuisine has grown fourfold. The magic of dimsums, noodles, poke bowls and so on has worked its way into my heart and who am I resist when the lovely cuisine from Vietnam comes calling.

Pho Vegetables: Lovely rice noodles drenched in a hot, sweet and sour soup with the goodness of crunchy vegetables- carrots, broccoli, bok choy, mint and spinach leaves, the mellow tofu and chewy portobello & shiitake mushrooms. The bowl is served with hot and spicy Sriracha sauce, caramelised garlic & onions, and peanuts.

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Pork & King Oyster Mushroom Spring Rolls: The very fine texture of the hot hot mince of pork and mushrooms is overwhelming. And with such a hot spicy mixture, it is difficult to roll into crispy spring rolls. Served with a melt in the mouth spicy peanut sauce, this ensemble is one item not to miss.

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White Rose Dimsums: These are tender crystal dimsums enclosing a very delicate mixture of tapioca and mung beans which actually melts in your mouth. The sauce is sweet and spicy although the spicier part is pronounced because of finely chopped red chillies.

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Viet-Nom special pizza: Slightly disappointing because the rice paper had a burnt texture and excessive use of basil leaves. But the succulent chicken chorizo and egg cheese combo saves the dish.

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Avocado surprise: Surprising yet pleasant! The finely mashed avocado is drenched in coconut ice – cream and topped with maple syrup and coconut shavings. The resultant is a cool and creamy subtle dessert.

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Pa Pa Ya, Select Citywalk, Saket, New Delhi

Talk about Pa Pa Ya and the first image that comes to my mind is a classy place with contemporary decor and a modern Asian menu prepared with finesse.

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If you want to have a quiet time with your loved ones and enjoy dishes that have multiple notes, then head over to this place.

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I recently visited their Biggest Dimsum festival where in I was fortunate to taste their lovely range of dimsums, dumplings and Baos.

The cucumber sorbet or the mouth fresher before the starters

The mocktail Pa Pa Ya and the enchanting cocktail U-Isuki-Sho

Wonton(Prawn and chives dimsums): Served in soya sauce based gravy with a light sour tone and topped with crispy caramelized garlic tangy, these dimsums will blow you over with their lusciousness.

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Jiaozi (Chicken gyoza dimsums): Ahh the crisp exterior and the fine flavourful chicken mince of these pan seared dimsums! Not to forget the subtle texture of the dimsums, the crunchy caramelized garlic and of course the chopped spring onions providing their freshness.

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Crystal dumplings: Whenever I had pakchoy leaves, they were put in the mixture as it is, this resulting in no finesse. But here the pakchoy leaves are finely chopped and go so well with the minced chicken to the point of absolute deliciousness. And to top it all, the dimsum skin is not too chewy like the ones of usual crystal dimsums.

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Korean Chicken Bao: Talk about explosion of flavours and these Baos do justice to this phrase. The skin is fluffy, soft, sweet & slightly sour with the inside mixture of chicken lending a very hot & spicy flavour with sweet undertones.

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Cheung Fun (prawn & chives): The inside crispy layer under the mellow rice paper skin is the trailer to a delicious film of minced chicken underneath.  You have to pour soy sauce based dip on it to enjoy it’s savouriness. Not to forget the chopped spring onions, bell peppers and the caramelized garlic.

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Glutinous rice: Too good, melt in the mouth, and the tenderness of minced pork blows you over.

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Xia long bao chicken dimsums: I shall call them soupy dimsums with a classy subtlety.

Lao Mai Gai: Hot and spicy rice with chicken and juicy mushrooms and wrapped in lotus leaf and steamed to perfection.

Yaki Udon noodles: Slurpy and sweet with fresh and crunchy vegetables.

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Nandos, F block, Connaught place

Nandos has always been my family’s go to place during birthdays and anniversaries. And why it should not be? It is a heaven for chicken livers – wings, legs or boneless bits, they have it all.

This one situated in Connaught place is a huge complex with comfortable seatings, sunshine and a live kitchen.

Spicy chicken wings: If wings have a crusty exterior, then hats down to the chef! These wings were also juicy from inside and the outer skin was sprayed with Peri Peri sprinkle, thus imparting a typical tangy and pepper flavour. Recommended.

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Chicken skewers, pita and fresh salsa: The tender chicken skewers were grilled to perfection and drenched in a creamy yogurt based sauce. The airy pita breads and the spicy vegetable salsa complimented the skewers very well. Highly recommended.

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Espatada Carnivy: Okay, first if all I am really confused from where to start. The sight if this dish is enough to make you drool. The succulent boneless chicken bits grilled to juicy goodness and heavily drowned in their tangy and creamy sauce – an ensemble to behold first and then relished on your palate. And those crunchy fries did come in handy. Highly recommended.

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Pina Colada: A big thank you to the chef manager Anshika for suggesting this. The lovely concoction of pineapple, coconut milk and of course vodka was refreshing and went pretty well with all the amazing chicken dishes.

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Anglow Kitchen, Khan Market, New Delhi

 

Konkani fried chicken: So when you are bored with our typical north Indian chicken, this Konkani chicken with the flavours of Deccan will come to the rescue of your taste buds. The succulent chicken fried with crunchy peanuts in curry leaves and rai seeds is highly recommended.

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Cold bar sticks: A refresher for your palate with the sweetness of fresh pineapple and the slight pungency of cheese.

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Spiced meat devilled Scotch eggs: Move over the usual devilled eggs as these eggs are coated with keema and deep fried to perfect crispiness. The “devilled” portion is filled with keema again and served to you with a creamy dip.

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Mutton shaami kebab: Being brought over a diet of kebabs, I found these slightly less crispier. The keema is finely pulverized and the occasional bite of green chillies feels heavenly though. I really wish that the hotness was more with the addition of spices.

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Black chicken steak: Why did I taste this? The chicken is marinated with cream and coated with activated charcoal and then grilled. The resultant is a super juicy chicken that melts in the mouth. Served with fine textured mashed potatoes and grilled vegetables, this dish is highly recommended.

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Chicken Dak Bungalow curry with Malabar Paratha: The chewy parathas are served with a tangy and creamy chicken curry. The chicken pieces are juicy but the curry could have been better.

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Date and walnut cake with heavy cream : The walnuts are so soft and slightly gooey with the goodness of dates lending their lusciousness. Trust me, you won’t stop at one or even two!

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Tipsy pudding: We expected a lot from this one but this is a just a normal fruit cake with the middle most sponge dipped in rum.

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Baked Pizza & Co. , M block market, GK – 1, New Delhi

Looks like M block Greater Kailash market is upping it’s game when it comes to giving authentic Italian cuisine experiences.
Baked Pizza is a newly opened cafe with soothing interiors and an open kitchen with a wood fired oven to boost.

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Pesto chicken Caesar salad: Ohhh the lightness of this salad casts a spell on me! The crunchy rocket & lettuce leaves, the firm chicken in the pesto sauce and the not so creamy flavour make this salad highly recommended.

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Baked Cannolini: Spinach cannolini does not taste like one. The bitterness of spinach is absent and it’s mince goes well in the pasta sheets. The perfectly balanced mixture of red and white sauce and the melt in the mouth texture of this sauce will definitely leave you in splits. Highly recommended.

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Cheese me baby: One of the best margharitas that I have ever tasted! The creamy amalgamation of four different types of cheese: bocconcini, English cheddar, mozzarella and parmesan compliments the occasional bitter bite of fresh basil leaves. Highly recommended.

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Vinny’s list pizza: Every possible product of chicken which can be imagined is here. The chicken chorizo, sausage and keema, along with mushroom and caramelized onions is heavenly! Recommended.

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Classic garlic bread sticks: Freshly baked with mozzarella cheese and enclosing tangy jalapenos and juicy sweet corn and served with garlic aoli – need we ask for more? Highly recommended.

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