Ramadan Delicacies

Ramadan Delicacies
It is that time of the year again. The month long festival of Eid-ul-Fitr or Ramadan, is in progress. As in India and other parts of the world, the followers of Islam fast during the daylight hours and come evening they break their fast with mouth watering dishes in this holy month.

Every city has its certain eateries that specialize in certain types of cuisines. If you are an adventurous eater who doesn’t mind street food, it is your month. 😀 A wide range of mouth-watering dishes …vegetarian, non-vegetarian, and sweets tempt connoisseurs across the city to devour the festival’s food points.

Kampung baru

The food street in Kampung Baru!

Fast or no fast, your

Street food of Cambodia

Picture of the moment: Street food in Siem Reap
Picture of the moment is a weekly series exhibiting pictures, through which I show you a bit of my world.

While strolling on the roads of Siem Reap, it is a common sight to see beef and other animals being barbecued for your dinner. You can eat there itself or get it packed for home.

street food in cambodia

Would you like to have some ? 😀

I suggest, you

Kralan, Cambodian bamboo rice cake

Kralan, Cambodian bamboo rice cake.

Three days back I had asked on Facebook about the photo shown below.
The responses were quite interesting. Ranging from a smoking pipe, cow poo to a spider, they made me laugh and of course worried. For a moment I wanted to stab myself for asking our driver to stop midway to buy these. Come on, I had eaten bambooful of this dish!
I am pretty sure some people referred to Google as well because they answered correctly. 😀

kralan ข้าวหลาม

Packed food, ready to eat.

Okay, here is the answer. It is a traditional Cambodian rice dish

A hungry backpacker’s delight

As a backpacker I know, eating out every single meal can get expensive while travelling; therefore many a times we feel like cooking in a hostel kitchen. It is a great way to save money when we are travelling.
So, when Hostelbookers invited me to add my simplest recipe for a hungry backpacker, I was more than happy to share one.

I wanted to make a wholesome meal which can be made very easily within minutes after a tiring day. The number of ingredients and number of steps were restricted to a max. of five. The challenge for me is to use ingredients that are easily available internationally.

hungry backpacker's delight - ingredients for quick meal

Ingredients for a corn flakes meal.

Malaysian food festival

Malaysian food festival in India.
Sometime back I was invited by Tourism Malaysia to attend Malaysian food festival.
Being fond of Malaysian food I could not resist myself from savoring some of the dishes. I also looked for Apam Balik which was absent from the menu, probably because it is a street food.
The most common dishes like Roti Canai, Nasi Goreng etc were missing from the menu as well. Probably they wanted us to taste some new dishes. 🙂

Fish bowl soup and cauliflower curry soup
Satay chicken, Satay veg
Roti Jala
Ayam Ketumbar
Ikan Assam
Soya tofu beans salad
Rojak of fruits
Blueberry jelly
Mango Raspberry

Here I share a few photos of the cuisine. Photography wasn’t allowed unless things were on your plate. Don’t be surprised if you find more dessert in my plate. 🙂

malaysian food

Roti jala, Ayam Ketumbar and soya tofu beans salad


When V was in College, he had this incurable habit of trying to learn new languages. 😛
There were a lot of cultural centers of many countries that offered free courses (mostly by erstwhile people’s republics, if you know what I mean) on the weekends or evenings.

For no apparent reason he was drawn towards Bulgarian. I till now cant figure out why but it was most likely the name Sofia, Capital of Bulgaria. A beautiful name, you all will agree. It is another story that he eventually landed up learning Indonesian instead! 😀

An excavated church in Bulgaria.

Later when my sister visited Sofia, I was probably more

Apam Balik – Penang Street Food

Apam Balik – Penang Street Food
After seeing Kek Lok Si Temple in Penang islands, we were walking down towards Penang hills. On our way we saw a man preparing something which caught my fancy. The aroma was so good and tickled my olfactory senses that I immediately wanted to have it without even knowing how it would taste!

Appam Balik

I watched the man make it step by step.

I have

Review: 1947 Veg. Indian Restaurant

Recently I was in Bangalore for a hop, skip and run kind of a trip. But that does not mean I can not enjoy some delicacies at a decent place. Right ? Here is review of a Veg. Indian restaurant named 1947.

As the name suggests, this vegetarian family restaurant situated at Banashankari III on outer ring road near Deve Gowda Petrol pump, is with an ambience of year 1947 in contemporary period.


The side entrance is through the stairs and leads to 2nd floor restaurant.

If you don’t want to take stairs, lift is waiting for you but then you’ll miss