China Club is a popular destination for authentic Chinese food in Gurgaon. Housed in the bustling Global Business Park, this restaurant has a glassed enclosed kitchen where one can watch the Sichuan chefs churning out their fiery delights.
Cheffette is Barbados’s version of McDonalds but with many local menu options factored in. Started by a Syrian businessman, Assad John Haloute, Cheffette now is the largest fast food chain in Barbados with 14 restaurants, 9 drive-thrus, 7 playgrounds and a manufacturing plant, employing almost 800 Barbadians.
Looking for a great place for home-style Bajan food in Bridgetown? Then Mustor’s on McGregor street is a must do for you!
Ever heard of a fish cutter?
Sightseeing in Siem Reap can be an endless day of spectacular sights. Angkor Vat is stunning in it’s majestic expanse and beauty as are other nearby temples.
At the end of a long, tiring day – the perfect way to unwind is to dine on a meal that is comforting and delicious. A perfect place for this is at Viroths.
Our first full day in Cambodia was spent hiking through the jungle, up a hill to Kbal Spean or the ‘River of a Thousand Lingas’.
This magnificent spot is home to a sacred river that gushes over a river bed into which thousands of Lord Shiva’s Lingas have been carved and other deities have been carved.
On our way back we stopped of for a much need break at a restaurant called a Srey Koulen, a typical tourist trap type spot which served decent enough Khmer cuisine.
Kitchen Angkor Chey is tucked away down a long narrow driveway, away from the hubbub of the main town.
The place was tacky at best – everything about it from its service to the food to the facilities was subpar.
My favorite temple in Siem Reap was the Bayon Temple which is within the Ankor Thom set of temples. To look at those gigantic, majestic faces that were carved atop the stone temples is quite breathtaking.
Just as spectacular was where we ate dinner that night in Siem Reap which just bettered our already perfect day.
The Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort is a gorgeous property in Siem Reap, which is a well located between the monuments and the center of town.
Ta Prohm in Siem Reap is probably the most well known of all the temples because of Angelina Jolie swinging through its ruins as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider.
This temple is truly spectacular with magnificent tree roots growing and twisting within and through the walls of the ancient stone temple.
Pub Street in Siem Reap is where the party is happening every night until the wee hours of the morning.
Our first evening in Siem Reap was spent on a boat tour of the amazing floating villages of Tonle Sap Lake.
Lake Tonle Sap is the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia. What is unique about this lake is that this body of water is constantly affected in size throughout the year by the rains and as it gets flooded with water from the Mekong River.
The floating villages basically follow the water for sustainability as they are all primarily fisherman who depend on their catch for their livelihood.
Cambodia is a country with such rich heritage, amazing beauty and the most delicious food.
One can get lost amongst the grandeur of the vast temple complexes of Angkor Wat and of Angkor Thom and so much more that dots this landscape.
Nara is one of the few remaining full-fledged Thai restaurants at the massive Central World Mall in Bangkok.
Pad Thai is probably one of the best known dishes in Thai cuisine worldwide. So ofcourse the burning question would be – Where does one get the best Pad Thai in Bangkok?
If there is one thing I think of almost every day since I left Bangkok – it is the meal I had at Jay Fai’s!
Din Tai Fung is an extremely popular dim sum house at the Central World Plaza shopping mall. This Taiwanese based dumpling house has other outlets in parts of South East Asia with the one in Hong Kong having earned a Michelin star.
Centara Grand at Central World is really a tacky hotel with a great location. Attached to the mammoth Central World Mall, this hotel is a really subpar spot at a high price point. It has no service, grace or charm that one believes Thailand to have.
The Erawan Tea room sits in all of its elegance overlooking the famous Erawan Shrine right by the Grand Hyatt Hotel.
Thailand might be one of the best food destinations in the world (for me at least)!
Bangkok is a bustling city, teeming with beautiful sights, wonderful people and the most amazing food.
Inle Lake is a stunning experience in so many ways. The natural beauty of the lake set amidst the mountains makes for unbelievable sights.