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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The Spices Unlimited Buffet at Cascade, Radisson Hitech City

A buffet with a nice spread and value for money pricing is always in demand. The “Spices Unlimited” buffet at Cascade, the all-day dining restaurant at Radisson Hitech City is an example of this. The newly revamped menu of this buffet, on for both lunch and dinner, ensures that everyone has something suiting his palate. Quite a number of live counters make this even more interesting.

Chicken Quesadillas
Chicken Quesadillas 

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The Wok-Awe Promotion at Verandah, The Park Hyderabad

About a year ago, I had attended a pasta festival at Verandah in The Park Hyderabad, where around ten diverse pasta dishes were presented. The signature handcrafted dishes impressed me a lot, as also the fact that the restaurant had gone deep into exploring a particular genre and exposing different facets of pasta preparation.

The Wok-Awe promotion which is currently on in the same restaurant is in a way similar to it. Executive Chef Mandaar Sukhtankar has showcased preparations of noodles and ramen from various countries with different sauces and ingredients. In few dishes, the chef team has also added its own twist.

Verandah Classic Ramen
Verandah’s Classic Ramen

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The New and Improved Ohri’s Eatmor at Banjara Hills

Ohri’s is one of the oldest and most popular hotel and restaurant chains in Hyderabad. The group has been a pioneer in a lot of areas in the Hyderabad food and beverages scene – be it the ice cream parlour Eatmor or the themed restaurant Silver Metro. They now have a chain of more than twenty restaurants, each presenting a different genre of Indian as well as International cuisines, ranging from sizzlers or Pan-Asian to kababs or exclusively vegetarian outlets.

BBQ Chicken Wings
BBQ Chicken Wings

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Varq Pop-Up Brings Contemporary Indian Cuisine to Taj Krishna

Pop-up restaurants are becoming popular in the Indian food and beverages scene. This concept essentially is that one restaurant plays host to another, and offers their menu for a select few days. Usually, a team of chefs from the guest restaurant comes down to make sure that their core recipes are presented in an authentic manner.

Green Chilli Tulsi Pine Nut Fish
Green Chilli Tulsi Pine Nut Fish

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The New Menu at Bidri Brings in Flavours from Three States

Bidri at Marriott Hyderabad has traditionally been known to the Hyderabadi food lovers due to its Riyasati cuisine. I have also been one of its fans due to the unique dishes on its menu, consistency of preparations as well as the numerous niche food festivals organized there. The restaurant now brings in a new menu, incorporating select new dishes from United Punjab, Telangana and Hyderabad as well as retaining the old favourites.

Bandameeda Chapa
Bandameeda Chapa

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The Flavours of 1947 Revisited at Taj Krishna

15th August 1947 is definitely the proudest day in Indian history. This was the day India became independent after two centuries of British rule. Though I was not born in 1947, I have heard so many recollections of the happenings on that day from my seniors who were lucky enough to be part of the joyous celebrations of freedom at midnight.

Tiranga cottage cheese
Delices A’L Hindustan

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With Barcelos, Portuguese Cuisine comes to Hyderabad

In recent months, Hyderabad has seen a lot of national and international restaurant chains opening shop, bringing in different international as well as regional cuisines as well as new styles of cooking. Barcelos, the South African chain of restaurants serving Portuguese food is latest on the list. The restaurant has opened their outlet in Forum Sujana Mall, Kukatpally, after successful operations in Delhi, Kolkata and Jaipur.

Chicken Drumsticks
Chicken Drumsticks
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The New Menu at Link Café, Sheraton Hyderabad

The lobby level Link Café at The Sheraton Hyderabad has always been a nice place to relax. The café always has some well-made cocktails and delicious quick bites adding to the experience. To provide their loyal clientele with an augmented choice, the café has now revamped their menu completely adding a whole range of new dishes as well as beverages.

Nicoise Salad
Nicoise Salad

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