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When Food Meets Tech at Tanoshi Trails

In last one decade Delhites have shown interest in Asian Food. Their preference have raised from the mediocre Chinjabi Food to exotic Asian delicacies like Sushi, Dimsum, Ramen etc. However its still a hard task to find a good place to satisfy your Asian craving but yes there are some places that can simply please your pallet.

So the search of a good Asian Restaurants brought me to Tanoshi Trails. GK 1 have many other options for the same but what attracted me was their take on service.

The restaurant is on 1st floor. As you enter the place their exquisite décor catches your sight. Bright colours and embossed wall arts gives the place a mesmerising look. The second thing is the conveyer belt bringing food to the table. However the experience is available to a limited section of the restaurant. And we were lucky to get seating in that section.

Now coming to the food and beverage.
Without much turning the menu pages we ordered:

? Sushi and Dimsum. Tamago Nigiri and Tofu Theriyaki Rolls were ordered. Tamago Nigiri was a new thing for me; omelette draped over sushi rice and tied with nori. Tofu Teriyaki Rolls were a known thing. Enjoyed both the sushis.

? We ordered some classic Spinach & Corn Dimsum and Pan Fried Chicken & Chive Dimsum. Both were made fabulous. The pan fried dimsum needs special mentions as it was made to perfection.

? Next we had wok tossed Corn & Water Chestnuts. Chestnuts added more crunch to the dish. A must have with your drinks.

? Finally we ordered Chicken in Thai Red Curry and Noodles. One fine red curry I have tasted. Loved it to the core.

?Finally ended our meal with Coconut Pancakes. A must try from their menu.

A scrumptious meal I must say. Stood up to my expectations. Definitely visiting again.

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Delhish to Irish with The Irish House.

Nehru Place has always been the buzzing food hub for South Delhi; earlier it was for street food and now after Epicuria Food Mall some of the best restaurants can be found under a roof. The Irish House is one among the best places in Epicuria Food Mall. Went there couple of weeks back and was awestruck by the food, ambiance and the service provided by them. The rustic wooden ambience complete with community tables, booths, a large sports screen, great music, and an extensive calendar of events and activities, sets the mood for the good times!

The Irish House! Promising a warm Irish experience, The Irish House serves over 50 varieties of beer including pints, craft beers and draughts along with a large variety of spirits and wines. I was pretty much impressed by the menu they have. Some of their specialities and best sellers were highlighted with a drool worthy pic of it, which actually help you to make up your mind to order.

Coming to the food and beverage part. Without any fail I ordered Sangria and it was perfect; just as I like. Another drink that was ordered was Black Russian Boost a cocktail shooter which was Vodka with an espresso shot. Rest settled down with their beer. And now the food part:

🍻 Cheese Brust Chicken: Crispy fried poppable chicken balls with Cheese center. It’s a cheese lovers dream. As you bite into one the Cheese oozes out, I loved it. Served with Creamy Ranch and Fries to go with.

🍻 The Great Irish Fish N Chips: A must order from their menu. Indian Basa made in Beer Batter fried till crisp, a heavenly preparation. The fish inside was perfectly cooked and tasted fine. Served with Tartare Sause and Fries. 🌟

🍻 Chicken Mac & Cheese: One of the finest Mac& Cheese I must say. The cheese sauce was smooth the macaroni was well done and it tastes heavenly. Chicken or no Chicken it was fabulous🌟

🍻 Pirtofino Grilled Fish : Spicy grilled fish is served with Mash Potatoes, Sauté String Beans and topped with rich and creamy Portofino Sauce. If you are a fish Lover then this is a must have dish from their menu. 🌟

🍻 We ended our meal with their signature dessert The Irish Riverdance. The huge beer mug was loaded with gooey brownie, brownie crumbs, Vanilla Ice cream, dark chocolate bites, chocolate truffle, chocolate coated cookies, topped with caramel sauce, Caramelised Nuts and fresh lager beer. Uffff! that’s a pretty long list of ingredients that is used to make this giant sweet treat. can easily be shared among two. 🌟

And here we were very much stuffed and happy. Their portion size does justice with the pricing. The ambiance is fabulous and service is prompt. Definitely a must visit places. Kudos Team Irish House.

From Miss Sweat-A-Lot to Miss Sunshine..

Summer is here and in next fews days temperature will soar up. Delhi will become an oven and stepping out will be a real issue. You may get lots of tips how to do makeup for the season but many won’t tell you that these tips don’t works when you sweat a lot. So I am one person who sweat like a pig, makeup is a real deal for me. When I leave home I look perfect but by the time I reach office or the venue everything had run down. So here I am sharing some products that I personally prefer, some tried and tested brands that never let me down.

1) To start with I either use Moisturiser or Sunscreen as the base product as it helps the foundation to spread evenly on face without the patchy look. For sunblock i prefer Nutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock as it is non oily and gives a Matt look, also you sweat 30% less if compared to other sunblock. When it comes to Moisturiser I swear by VLCC Lavang Moisturiser; water based and gets quickly absorbed in skin. As it is extremely light gives a feel of second skin.

2) As the base is done let’s move towards Foundation. Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse is one product I never change. The day I first tried it to till date I am a fan. Feather light, spreads on skin evenly and 16hrs stay. What else you need? The Mousse gives a very natural and perfect finish which doesn’t look made-up. Available in 3 shades which more or less covers all Indian skin tones.

3) I love to highlight my eyes; bold Kajal or maybe Smokey Eyes is my favourite look. However during summer I avoid black kajal and the reason is no matter how smudge proof it is or how long lasting it is due to sweat it smudges. On my skin even the 24hrs stay Kajal runs down in 8-10 hrs. So if you have the same problem avoid black. You can try colour like Turquoise, Blue or Green. Benefit of these colours is even if it gets smudged it doesn’t give you black eyes. I prefer Lakme Eyeconic Turquoise or Royal Blue for the season. And finish my eye make up with Lakme Absolute Eye Liner and Maybelline Collosal Volume Express Maskara which is waterproof and gives good volume to my lashes.

4) So finally before applying lipstick I seal the makeup with Lakme 9-5 Flawless Matt Complexion Compact. The compact does a fine job, however it did not live up to its 9-5 claim but works for good 4-5 hrs in a terrible sweat condition. It doesn’t gives a chalk feeling and blends very well leaving a smooth and radiant finish.

5) And finally the lips; currently I am fan of Maybelline Lipgradation. The fabulous product from Maybelline is must have, it has a smooth texture and gives a Matt look after application. Give it 7-10 sec time to set and it goes a long way. Doesn’t smudge and is long lasting giving your lips a bold sexy look.

And Miss Sweat-A-Lot is ready to step out… This everday basic make-up is what I prefer during summer. The final look is very natural and best part using these products I am very much satisfied. Summers are now a lot sorted for me.

Let me know if it help you too, also do share your favourite or tried and tested product details.

Mommies Day Out: A Day in Agra.

So me and my friend (both mommies) were just done with our day to day life and desparatly needed a break. So after a long discussion and planning we decided Agra is a perfect place for a day getaway. Also we can’t trust our better halves to manage more than a day without us.

So why Agra? The sole reason was it was near to Delhi. It was our first trip without family so we were more cautious than ever. Everything was packed and we were ready to leave. We hired a cab Delhi-Agra-Delhi. We could have taken train but the timings didn’t suit any of us also the comfort of a cab is always there.

We left Delhi at 0800hrs after sorting out everything at home. All instructions were given to the maids, kids and out beloved Husbands (they needs more instructions than anyone else). We left from Faridabad and took the Agra Express Way and it was definitely a good route chosen. We stopped at a small Dhabha for tea break and started again. Reached Agra by 1115hrs. So as decided the legendary Taj Mahal was our first stop. Our chauffeur parked his car to a nearby place he knew and saved the parking money (smart chap). From there we took E- Rickshaw and headed towards Taj Mahal.

1145hrs we were inside Taj Mahal. As soon as we entered a group of men almost cornered us; nothing to worry they were guides asking to hire them for the tour. Anyways as a pro we dodged them and reached the ticket counter. INR 40 was the cost of the tkt and had to buy shoe covers as going inside without shoe covers is prohibited. And finally Taj Mahal it was; yes very beautiful. An architectural excellence made ages back still standing tall. Yes it is an experience when you see Taj Mahal. Took lots of pictures of the white beauty from outside and clicking inside the tomb is not allowed. It took more than 2hrs to take a complete round of the Taj Mahal and believe me in this scorching heat we were very much exhausted. Left Taj Mahal at 1430hrs.

We headed straight to a place called Thaliwala for our Lunch. A vegetarian restaurant with a gigantic Thali as there speciality. Without thinking much we ordered their special thali. 19 dishes were part of this thali. 7 gravies, 4 desserts, two types of Bread, Rice, Soup and Butter Milk. It can be easily shared among 3 pax. The quality and quantity was very good. Pocket Pinch was INR 700 for the thali.

Headed straight towards Agra Fort after our lunch. Build in 1573 the fort is spread over 94acre. You can see a lot of Bengal and Gujrat craftsmanship in the architecture of the fort. Almost 2hrs to cover the place. Beautiful architecture, the feel of Royalty and loads of walking is the part of Fort Visit. Now totally exhausted and drainage out we decided to checkout the famous Street Food in Agra. Next stop Chaat Gali in Sadar Bazar.

If you love Street Food this is the place you must visit. From the starting to the end it’s a drooling walk. Not very big but enough to satisfy your cravings. We tried Golgappey at a stall ; Golgappey were served with 5 types of Pani. For a Delhite it’s a dream come true. Then we tried Katori Chaat and it was lip smacking. We continued our hogging journey and next was Faluda Kulfi which was too good. Quantity and quality both justified the price we paid. We wanted to visit Sheros Cafe which is ran by acid victims, but time bounded us.

Finally the trip came to an end. Cab ready to take us back again. Two women totally drained out but happy as they had an excellent day out. So this is how we did our “A Day Trip to Agra”. I hope this may help you plan your day out.

How to travel Hassle free with your toddler.

I love traveling and exploring new places, one of my favourite stress buster is traveling. But since my kid happend traveling has become ones in a blue moon affair. But last year as my kid turned 4 I decided to do some traveling no matter what consequences I face. Yes the very first step was hard but a bit of research and observations helped me a lot. And by the time I am writing this article I have done 4 short but successful trips. Sharing some of my tips or hacks which will make your travel with your toddler easy.

👶 Travelling at Night: Wether you are traveling by car, bus or train try to oppt for night travel, specially if the distance is short. The kids tend to sleep by the time you start the actual journey, so it’s easy and peaceful for both parents and the kid.

👶 Appropriate Clothing: Always make them wear comfortable clothes. A bit loose and soft comfortable clothes will help them relax even while traveling.

👶 Feeding the Kid: Never fill them up; if the child doesn’t eat properly during the travel it’s nothing to worry. My kid never eats well during traveling she has motion sickness, I never force her. As soon as they settle down to the environment they start with their regular eating habits. Yes one must carry snacks that’s your kids favourite that helps a lot. Always feed them something light and easy to digest.

👶Toys: Always buy a new toy for the kid while traveling it will keep them engaged. However these days parents give iPad or Smart Phones to their kids to keep them engaged but I have observed with my kid watching anything in motion while traveling make her more nauseous.

👶 Medicines: Always keep First Aid and basic medicine (cough& cold, loose motion, vomiting and fever) handy. Always carry basic medicines prescribed by your pediatric as you never know when you need it.

👶 Packing: Carry extra clothes every time you step out. If going out for 3 days carry 6 pair of clothes; toddlers tend to get dirty now and then. Do carry extra diapper even if your kid is potty trained. I make my kid wear diaper while traveling as they all of a sudden get the urge to pee or poop and it’s not always you get a clean and hygienic washroom. Hand sanitizer and Wet Tissues are a saviour during travels.

👶 And finally if your kid has the issue of motion sickness then do give them the medicine prescribed half an hour prior to your journey and repeat it as instructed.

So here are some tips I follow when traveling with my kid, hope it will help you in your next travel plan. Do let me know any special tips you try to make traveling with kids easy.

Ode To Odisha

The Fashion Design Council of India presented ‘Odisha Handloom Fashion Show’, woven around the ingenious textiles from Odisha, on Saturday, at the India Gate Lawns in the capital.

The mega event was a part of the on-going Second Edition of the Odisha Parba. Designers Divya Sheth, Shruti Sancheti and Raas revived the magic of weaves through an unforgettable narrative with their modern take on the superlative crafts of Odisha.

Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship was the Guest of Honour. Hon’ble MP Shri Manoj Tiwari and Hon’ble MP Baijayant Panda were also present along with other distinguished guests at this event.

Sunil Sethi, President FDCI commented, “In my entire career, I have never seen a fashion show that has over 5000 attendees. It is a record of sorts! The crafts of Odisha tell tales of the state that has some of the most intricate weaves like silk ikkat using the age-old Bandha technique to the memorable Bomkai saris. It offers a diverse set of woven wonders that have been curated painstakingly on handlooms. This fashion presentation is a tribute to the beauty of Odisha and Made in India.”

Here comes the Gifting Season and the search begins for the perfect gift. 

Diwali is just 3 days away and today was the 1st day I went to buy Gifts for friends and family. As I entered the market the first turn off was the rush, every mall, store or shops were over crowded with people buying things.Diwali being the most important festival in North India people buy new things for their home, also gifts and sweets are exchanged among friends and family. 

Now the question is what to gift someone that is useful and they will love it. Every year a batch of gifts are set aside as we don’t like it or are quite useless to us. Such gifts are carry forward to others on different occasions and the chain continues. 

Ofcource Amazon and Flipkart are always at your service but what about the assurance if quality and on time delivery. When it comes to shopping online and store hopping both have their own befits.Also Sweets, Crockery or Appliances are very general. So what to gift so that it’s useful and you are remembered every time they use it. 

Here are some options I found while trying to give a speech touch to this Festive season. 

1) Chocolates from Nordic Kandie, Nordic Kandie has come up with specially curated Diwali Hampers which makes for a perfect gift for the occasion. The hamper can be customised with goodies like Nordic Kandie Ladoos, Limited Edition Kandies, Almond rock jars, assorted boxes of Dates, Cacao nut jars, Chocolate D’oreo and many more. The hampers are available in all ranges starting from Rs.2000/-. Connect at SALES@NORDICKANDIE.EU to place your order. 

2) Customised Beauty Hamper From Biotique. Celebrate this festive season with Biotiques customized gift boxes that are suited to your needs, prices vary on customisation basis. Available at all leading stores across India. 

3) Why not gift some interesting products which to your colleagues, friends and family this festive season, all from the house of Buzzaria. The gifting range is as low as 100 Rs. and as high as 4000 Rs. They have some unique and interesting articles such as Visiting Card holder which also doubles up as a battery pack, a diary which can help charge phones etc. For orders and queries, please email – Bluelotus.connect@gmail.com or drop them a message on their fb page – fb.com/buzzaria.

4) This festive season India’s most preferred Korean beauty brand Innisfree has rolled out a range of specially crafted gift packs from its wide range of skincare and beauty products, offering customers the option of gifting real health and skincare to their near and dear ones.Thoughtfully designed, the range of 9 special Greetings Diwali Gift Packs are priced between INR 600 to INR  3400, combining variety to suit every taste and budget. They have stores in different cities and are also available at Nykaa.com

So these are some of my selection of gifts for Diwali. All these are quite useful and will be praised. Do give them a try and have a very Happy Diwali. 

 


Chef Sanjeev Kapoor inaugurates the 1st Wonderchef brand outlet in North India. 

Nowadays cooking is not just about the taste; other components like presentation, health quotient etc also matters a lot. When it comes to presenting a dish we do a lot of hard work to search for the appropriate Crockery, to keep up with the trend we go a long way. But when it comes to Cookware, the majority goes with the black and grey non stick from any brand. Why do we choose non stick? The most obvious reason that people give is that it consumes very less oil and food doesn’t always stick to the bottom of the pan. Now are these non sticks really that good or are they that durable. It’s my personal experience that even after using it cautiously after 6 months or so the coating starts to wear out and then it stars going inside our body with the food we prepare. So do we have any solution; Anything that is durable, consumes less oil and looks good also?

Here Wonderchef comes with a solution. Wonderchef is now a well known brand, a brand that is loved because of its innovative and healthy cookware & appliances. And when Celebrity Chef Sanjeev assures the same we find more confidence in the brand. Wonderchef products are available online on various E- Commerce portals including their own websites. But people love to buy things after sizing it up. We love hopping from store to store looking for brands that meets our criteria. Good news for Wonderchef fans as the brand launches it’s 1st store in North India, the store is located in Galleria Market in Gurugram. Chef Sanjeev Kapoor launches the outlet amidst a huge gathering and a Cooking Competition. 

The outlet is a compact solution to all kitchen needs. Not only cookware but appliances are also seen here. Mr Ravi Saxena MD of Wonderchef demonstrated some of the appliances including Bread Maker, Air Fryer and Cold press Juicer. Innovation and Quality are the key factors behind Wonderchef’s popularity. Their products like Nutri Blender and Cookware set are the hottest selling items. The brand not only provides cooking solution but adds a splash of style to its every product. 

Wonderchef Outlet has almost everything that is required to setup a mordern kitchen. As it’s the festive season these products make a wonderful gifting option, a gift that is useful. They are planning to launch another outlet which will be in Noida in DLF Mall Of India. Do visit their outlet to get the finest experience. Happy Shopping!

The Calorie Kitchen , The Gym Cafe

Nowadays people are too conscious about their health, starting from gym to diet food to yoga people do almost everything to get a fit and healthy body. As experts say diet plays an important role in the fittness regime it is important to make healthy and balanced diet part of our everyday routine. It’s our conception that healthy food are never tasty and that’s why we make cheat days to indulge into out favourites. Also time plays tricks and we choose the quickest way to fill ourselves as a result the health quotient is left far behind.
A fittness friend friend of mine discovered this place in Goodearth City Centre. The calorie kitchen has a kiosk on the ground floor of the mall where mainly shakes and smoothies are served. The cafe is on the 2nd floor which actually is a Bomiso gym and spa with a cafe at the rear end. The kiosk and the cafe have the same menu and if asked for something else than shakes it’s freshly prepared at the kitchen upstairs and you can have a takeaway from the kiosk.
So instead of getting a takeaway we decided to dine in. The cafe can accommodate 12-15 pax at a time and also have a lovely balcony which can be a boon during winters. As I said we always have a conception of healthy is never tasty so my expectations were least from the place. What we ordered was Iron Man Juice and Blueberry Delight Smoothie. I am not a Shake or Smoothie person so Iron Man was my choice, it’s a simple medley of Apple, Beetroot, Carrot and Mint which was refreshing as well as healthy. Next I ordered was Calorie Kitchen Salad which had Cucumber, Tomato, Broccoli, Baby Corns, Carrots, Walnut, Olives, Chicken and Mix Greens tossed in Calorie Kitchen Special Yogurt base sauce served with Wheat Bread. The portion was very good, the salad tasted delicious and was quite filling. Next was Chicken Arrabita Mix Sandwich this was absolutely wonderful, served with Sweet Potato and Salad this is one good health Sandwich I had. To end our meal we had a serving of BlueBerry Yogurt good but a bit on sweeter side for my pallet.

Had least expectations from the place and it turned out to be amazing. In a nutshell it’s a healthy place altogether, you can workout in the gym and have diet food as an added advantage. The menu is designed by the gym instructors here also a discount of 10% is given to the gym members. So Gurugram health conscious people do give it a try.

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