Calcutta Street – My first Pop Up restaurant

Hello everyone! After 4 years of blogging, cooking, food reviewing and eating, I have decided to start my own food Pop Up – Calcutta Street – An East Indian Street Food experience.  I am cooking along with Asia House resident chef Paul Bloomfield and we are planning to cook up a storm in the kitchen….

Eating, Drinking and Road Tripping in USA

New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas – Till last month, I used to only romanticise about these cities while watching movies and TV series. Woody Allen made me fall in love with New York and Entourage/Californication (TV series, if you haven’t seen them, you must) made me drool over California. So a couple…

Made it to The Independent!

Hey you lovely readers! Guess what, this blog got mentioned in the Independent Newspaper on 21st December 2014. I was holidaying in New York then and it was a very pleasant surprise indeed! 🙂 Did any of you see it? shrimoyee Btw, I am planning to start a pop up in the next couple of…

Oktoberfest – Austria and Munich

One of the most exciting things about visiting a new country for me is experiencing their culture – Food, Drinks, Music, Fashion. This year I have been fortunate enough to travel around various European cities and one of my recent ventures was to Austria and Munich during Oktoberfest. I know the locals get rather annoyed…

5 Things you need to know about Persian Cuisine!

1. Saffron – This is an ingredient which I am a big fan of, because it can magically turn a plain boring plate of rice to look royal and majestic. Persian’s love to use saffron in abundance in most of their dishes. So if you intend to make a delicious Persian meal at home, better…

Cook with your Date? A short film for Badoo

This is a short video we made for Badoo to demonstrate how dates can become more fun when you cook together! We are making a famous Indian Street Food – Pav Bhaji Recipe: Pav Get some tiger buns or regular buns, break them into halves and heat them in the pan with some butter. You want…

Chicken Stew – Perfect healthy, lazy meal

So, here is a video after a long time, so I decided to make something very simple and healthy. This is a chicken stew with lots of veggies and some spices to make it a little more interesting and less bland. Recipe: Marinade the chicken with ginger, garlic, salt and turmeric while you chop your…

Meat and Gin Feast at Manhattan Grill

Being a food blogger (part time) has it’s perks every now and again.. wondering how? Well I do get food vouchers worth 120 (pounds) every now and again from the lovely folks at Zomato, or get invited by Bacardi for their launch party.. ok ok I shall stop showing off now! Look at me posing…

Get paid to travel and write an Asian cook book!

A big shout out to all my fellow foodies! What if someone paid you to go anywhere in Asia and research for your own cookbook? Sounds too good to be true? Well Asia House hosts The Yan-Kit So Memorial Award for every year to assist armature chefs (like me and you, if you are also…

A prohibition night at Night Jar – Review

Prohibition/ Live Jazz/ Flapper Dresses/ Men in Suspenders/ Quirky Cocktails – If any of these terms sound vaguely familiar or attractive to you then Night Jar is one bar in London you definitely should pay a visit. It is literally like time travel but without any science involved in it, the only thing you need…

My first encounter with Vietnamese Market Cuisine at Asia House

Asia House Literature festival is packed with really interesting events and one of them was the launch of a Vietnamese Market Cook Book. I feel the best way to learn cooking is to watch and learn and that is exactly what I did because the two lovely women Van Tran and Anh Vu gave us…

Bonjour French Food – Review

Mangez bien, riez souvent, aimez beaucoup – This is a popular French saying which means: “Eat well, laugh often, love abundantly.” Who wouldn’t agree with this? This is why it’s said that when it comes to romance and food no one does it better than the French! I have always had a love affair with France…