Category Archives: Beyond Fairfield County CT

Want Some Korean Banchan?

Let’s start with, “what on earth is Banchan"?!  It is a Korean, family-style of eating where you have a bunch of small dishes (meats, fish, vegetables) centered around a bowl of cooked rice.  Kimchi, of course, is at the table to join the party….always! 

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Discovering The Latest Food Trends

It is always a thrill to visit the International Restaurant & Food Service Show In New York.  In three action packed days one can get a comprehensive idea of exciting food and beverage trends about to hit the market.  Although, I have to admit that, I can only take … Continue Reading ››

Essentials of French Cooking by NY Times

I love omelets. Give me an omelet for breakfast, lunch or even dinner and you wont hear me complaining.  Although, being of Indian origin, I like my omelets to be robust in flavor and spice.  I like to add lots of onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, cilantro (yes cilantro), green chillies….Continue Reading ››

For The Love Of Afternoon Tea!

"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” -Henry James

Indeed, there is something so deeply relaxing and enjoyable about the ritual of afternoon tea.  That one hour in the middle of the day where you … Continue Reading ››

A Feast To Celebrate #CNY

Chinese New Year has fascinated me for years.  All this time, I have wistfully wondered what it would be like to visit China at this time of the year.  I bet the atmosphere must be charged with excitement.  I can imagine lots of lights, decorations… and the color … Continue Reading ››

California Eating!

My family went for a glorious trip to California last week.  It was a trip to celebrate some major milestones in our lives and an excuse to enjoy each other’s company. 

And, you know what that means, right? Just think - 7 days, means 3 meals a … Continue Reading ››

2016. That’s a Wrap!

TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN. What a year!  Amazing meals shared with friends & family, acquiring hard to get dinner reservations, tasting menus, food-crawls, food-festivals, food trucks, and food-centric travels…

To wrap up this flavor-packed year, I thought I’d share some of my top choices.  These lists … Continue Reading ››

It’s All In The Details!

I eat out a lot. Ha! Obviously! 

After over 5 years of food-blogging, I have had the privilege of trying a wide spectrum of dining establishments near and far.  Most restaurants I have tried, tend to have a few hits and a few misses on the menu.  In … Continue Reading ››

Move Over Ramen. Korean Fried Rice Is My New Fave!

Ever since I tried Korean cuisine a few years back in New York, at Hanjan (Flatiron) and Kunjip (Koreatown), I have been intrigued by its familiar yet unique flavors.  Kunjip was a fun place to try Korean BBQ where they literally bring a small electric grill … Continue Reading ››

A Hot New Fast-Casual Restaurant – Chinese-Style!

If you are a regular patron of the New Haven food scene you may have already heard of a new restaurant called Junzi Kitchen.  If you haven’t, and before you dismiss it as yet another Chinese restaurant, I urge you to read on.

Junzi Kitchen … Continue Reading ››