Gaggan – Asia’s number 1 restaurant, and it deserves that spot!
An evening at Gaggan is so much more than a meal, it is an experience that tantalizes all your senses and continues to do so long after you have walked beyond the threshold of the haloed restaurant. Set in a building unlike anything I expected, Gaggan is located in a beautiful white washed wooden house bathed in warm lighting that gives one the memory of eating in your own home. There are near to no hints of the burst of flavor and color that you will seen on your plate in any of the decor. Right from when you see the structure, to after you have finished your dessert, Gaggan is toying with your mind. Best leave all pre-conceived notions at the door.
The Gaggan tasting menu is a multi-course vegetarian delight, where your server will explain to you what is placed in front of you. Be forewarned – nothing looks like what it tastes. Molecular gastronomy 101. Read more
Latin-Asian fusion yummyness! Zengo has all the best stuff from the east and west packed into each delicious dish. Brain child of famed restaurant owner-chef Richard Sandoval, Zengo is a great place to have a nice dinner, or even a quick lunch before you get onto a train from Grand Central. The best part, they have a separate gluten free and vegetarian menu! Read more
With numerous accolades to it’s name, this place needs no description, but I would like for it to be on my blog. The food at Sarabeth’s (Central Park) definitely stands as testament to the magic of founder, Sarabeth Levine – even for vegetarians! This is a great place to stop by for lunch or brunch to make any day in nyc, a good day in nyc. Sarabeth’s is the the physical manifestation of the American dream. With a humble beginning of selling orange marmalade, Levine now has a bakery, numerous restaurants and a flourishing Jam business (source:http://www.sarabeth.com/About-Us_ep_7.html). More food for us! Read more
If you have been to any Nobu ever, you know it’s going to be fantastic. Their food is always impeccable and delicious. Pair that with a delicious bottle of Sake or a brunch cocktail and it’s going to be a meal to remember. Add to that the stunning Malibu coastline with the beautiful Californian sun, and there’s a meal you will never forget!
You wouldn’t necessarily think to eat Thai food when in LA, but don’t mind if you do, cause you can easily stop by Emporium Thai for some great Thai food. The Emporium’s menu has a very interesting spice scale, you can order foods with varying spice specifications of 1-10 (10 being teary eyes). We stuck to a lower mid spice range of 3/4 and we had a very good meal. Read more
Best midnight snack in LA. Best midnight snack. Best Snack. Best!
If you are ever in the Westwood area, do not leave without a falafel sandwich from Bella Pita. Or feel regret for the rest of your life. I had it thrice on my trip to LA and I still crave it! Bella Pita is a typical small falafel joint, with a salad bar for you to stuff your sandwich, but what makes this place unforgettable our delicious sauces that they have with it. It puts all other falafel shops to shame. That Harissa sauce had me licking my fingers. Read more
If you go to LA, you’ll find a ton of all things organic, vegan, vegetarian and healthy, Urth Caffe is all of that and much more. With multiple outlets (and for good reason), Urth Caffe is selling, delicious, clean, and moral food and beverages to locals and tourists across California. The food tastes as good as it looks and sounds. Great food in a cosy, home like setting, is a perfect meal to me. They have walls lined with delicious organic coffees and teas from across the world. So even if you don’t have time for a bite, grab a cup o’joe and head on, but make sure you make the pit stop.
Gordon Ramsay? Hell Yes! The famed Bread Street Kitchen from London can be found tucked away in Hong Kong’s Lan Kwai Fong area. With a rustic meets modern style, BSK serves some great British fare, with a fair number of vegetarian sides, if not mains. Read more
The new neighborhood to hit while in HK is definitely Kennedy Town, and while you are there, don’t forget to stop and wait a while for a table at Chino. This Japanese Mexican fusion restaurant has a menu that you will not forget! With the hippest crowd in town and some Keith Haring – esque graffiti on the wall, Chino is the place to be. Read more
Beach shack meets high end restaurant with great music, drinks and food – KU DE TA! They even have a pretty killer store at the front selling designer beach wear. Ku De Ta or KDT for short, has a great vibe, lots of happy, fun people soaking up the Balinese sun while occasionally taking a dip in the pool or sea to return to delicious food and drinks! Read more