Chinese Feast at The Residency, Crowne Plaza, Chennai

The Residency- ah the name brings back such fond memories.. Atleast one Sunday in a month, we [our entire family] would land up here for the Sunday brunch buffet, it was excitement packed if we had a family member visiting from another town/country. Back then, it was...

Eight Treasures at 5 Sen5es, Westin Velachery [till 30th June]

5 Senses at Westin, Velachery is back with another food festival flagged off by their Executive Chef Yatendra Rawat… This time they are promoting the dishes from 8 prominent regions across China — Sichuan, Guangdong (Canton),...

Mainland China Asian Kitchen, Spring Hotel, Chennai

Few years ago, when I was a newbie to the whole food scene, I was offered a dish called Khao Suey.. A waiter at a restaurant gave me a bowl and told me to fill in whatever I wanted from the gazillion bowls sitting on the table. I randomly added things and was quite...

The Smartass Matire’d

After a hot tiring day, 4 of us decided to head out to dinner to a Chinese restaurant. Two of us went ahead to reserve a table, the Maitre de asked for my name, and here is a snippet of the conversation that happened….   I -Hi, we need a table for 4...

Japan Vs China- The Food Debate, Pan Asian, Chennai

Vegetarian vs Non vegetarian Paneer vs Tofu North Indian vs South Indian Coffee vs Tea and now, things are going global. Yes, we are talking about the big debate between Japanese Food vs Chinese food. I was wondering what this was all about, what ITC Grand Chola was...