The Hot N Juicy Kabab Festival at Paradise Restaurant

Paradise, the iconic restaurant chain from Hyderabad is on an expansion spree. The restaurant has set up its outlets in six cities by now, the latest being Gurugram a few weeks back. With rapid expansion, the restaurant is also augmenting its menu, both in terms of adding new dishes as well as organizing food festivals. After the successful Zafrani Biryani Festival (Read about it here)  a few months back, the restaurant chain is now back with Hot N Juicy Kabab Festival, an annual event which is in its third edition already.

Paradise Kabab Festival

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Flechazo Comes to Hyderabad with its MediterrAsian Buffet

Buffets with huge spreads have always been popular in Hyderabad. Variations in it like the barbeque on the table or innovative live counters have all been lapped up by the locals. Flechazo, which has opened a large buffet place in Hitech City, is the new kid on the block. After a very successful run in Bangalore, this is the second outlet from the restaurant chain.


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A Tale of Two Chinese Breakfasts in Kolkata

For the last few decades Tangra (also known as Chinatown) has been the go-to place for Chinese food in Kolkata, but when you mention Chinese breakfast to any Calcuttan, the word that is blurted out is usually Territi Bazar. A few years back, the pork soup, spring rolls, momos and other steamed delicacies served early in the morning here were absolute winners, and I was especially in love with the pork versions. However, over the years, food lovers lament about the falling standards of the offerings there.


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The Bengali Food Festival Returns to Hotel Siesta

There are two seasons for Bengali Food Festivals in Hyderabad – one around the Bengali New Year (See: Food Festivals during Bengali New Year) and the other just before Durga Puja. In the latter period, the food lovers of Hyderabad eagerly look forward to the Bengali food Festival at Hotel Siesta – now in its third year - which provides a sumptuous buffet at a very attractive price point (Read about the festival in 2016).

Ilish Macher Jhal

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Pan-Asian Crab Dishes at The King Crab Fest, Mekong

Mekong at Marigold Hotel is definitely one of the best Pan-Asian restaurants in Hyderabad.  Their variety of sushis, dim sums, and star dishes like Massaman Curry and Khau Suey have always been among my favourites and I closely follow the new developments in this restaurant. The latest buzz in the city is about “The King Crab Fest” an exclusive promotion showcasing different Oriental preparations of crabs.

Fresh King Crab in Spicy Fragrant Sauce
Fresh King Crab in Spicy Fragrant Sauce

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Sumeru Launches Their New Range of Parathas in Hyderabad

The Sumeru product range from Innovative Foods Limited has always been very popular in the frozen food segment. Among the Classiques parathas they serve, I have always been a fan of their Malabar Paratha and Flaky Paratha. Their Ajwain Paratha and Methi Paratha are also quite in demand. They also have a product line called Five Senses where they market some great processed meats and seafood.

Sumeru Classique Paratha Range
Sumeru Classique Paratha Range

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Taste of Punjab, the Punjabi Food Promotion at Kanak, The Trident

Hyderabad has a special love for Punjabi cuisine. It is definitely the most popular regional cuisine in the city apart from the local ones, and the food lovers here have quite an in-depth knowledge of this food. There are more than two dozens of Punjabi restaurants worth a mention in the city, Punjab Grill and Dhaba by Claridges among them are current favourites of mine. Punjabi food festivals are also in demand in the city, the latest among them being the “Taste of Punjab” a promotion of Punjabi food at The Trident Hyderabad. The festival is being held at Kanak, the Indian restaurant at The Trident. The a-la-carte menu has been specially curated for the festival by the in-house chefs.

Jhelum Ka Jhinga
Jhelum Ka Jhinga

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Kangan Presents Indian Cuisines with Soul

It is not every day that you visit a promotion where the chefs get to prepare their favourite dishes. “Indian Cuisine with Soul” at Kangan, the Indian restaurant of The Westin Hyderabad is one such event where three accomplished chefs (Executive Chef Rakesh, Chef Yadaiah and Chef Srikanth) recreate recipes from their homes as well as prepares some favourite dishes from their culinary journey. As a result, we have about two dozen fantastic Indian dishes, some soul food and some ceremonial dishes, brought together in form of a festival.

Gosht Peshawri Qaliyan
Gosht Peshawri Qaliyan

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