Vietnam Guide: 20 Travel Tips to Plan Your Vacation

Handy tips and tricks…  Planning a trip to Vietnam? Here are some handy tips and tricks, and all that you need to know to keep your travel woes at bay. Documents: Having the required documentation in place is a necessity. Besides a valid passport, you need to get your pre-approved letter before-hand, from an agency, and carry its print-out, in order to get your visa … Continue reading Vietnam Guide: 20 Travel Tips to Plan Your Vacation

The Aromas of Bak Kut Teh (Pork Ribs)

Comfort in a bowl… From now on Lyf&Spice will document more stories from the local food scene and happenings of the warm and lovely city of Kota Bharu, Kelantan. It’s time to eat like a local. Ready for the journey? Follow us… All about Bak Kut Teh: Restaurant hopping in quest for some of the best street and local food led us from one cuisine … Continue reading The Aromas of Bak Kut Teh (Pork Ribs)

Hiking at Bukit Keluang

Of hops, jumps and scenic views Hiking in my beautiful city What is the best park of a hike? To me, it’s the unpredictability. I love the uncertainty associated with every hiking trail. You never know what’s in store for you. The kind of scenery, beautiful scapes, changing valour of the breeze and rhythmically drifting aromas of nature, the splash of the ocean… all work … Continue reading Hiking at Bukit Keluang

Spill the Beans with Chefkraft

 In Conversation with ‘Mohit Mital’ Life gives you a sea of choices when it comes to food. With various innovations in the food industry and consumer-friendly food start-ups, convenience is the motto. Chefkraft is one such innovation in the food industry bringing recipe kits, gourmet food and exotic good-eats to its consumers. Presenting Mohit Mital, the man behind ‘Chefkraft’, Bangalore. Let’s spill the beans: L&S: … Continue reading Spill the Beans with Chefkraft

10 Tips to Satisfy Food Cravings

Of tasty snacks and local eats Tummy growling, mind howling… Grr… Groan… Grrrrrr… Doesn’t your tummy growling really upset you at times? Is it just hunger or something beyond that? When your mind plays tricks and you see the food you most desire everywhere, you start drooling and continue thinking about it all the time… till you get it. Are food cravings driving you to … Continue reading 10 Tips to Satisfy Food Cravings

Taming the Waters of Rishikesh

Of river rafting and kayaking   Turning dreams into reality… This time, exactly a year ago, we dreamt of a paradise full of beautiful things close to nature, a sky full of stars and the endless river alongside our camps. We woke up the next morning to preserve the bubble, blow some possibilities into it and geared up to fulfil those dreams. Our friends at … Continue reading Taming the Waters of Rishikesh

Top 10 Food Items at Siem Reap, Cambodia

Of coconuts and curries… Cambodian or Khmer cuisine is a perfect blend of flavours, textures, seasoning, sauces, herbs and edible flowers. Dine at the restaurants of Cambodia and you will know that rice is clearly their staple food. It is available at every meal, accompanied by tasty curries and sides. No wonder it houses nearly 2,000 varieties of rice cultivated over generations. The oldest living … Continue reading Top 10 Food Items at Siem Reap, Cambodia

A Guide to Jungle Hiking in Cameron Highlands

Lost in the jungle trails…   The best way of exploring the woods or deep jungles is by hiking your way through. I am not a hard-core hiker, choosing the toughest trails and climbing ledges as I scale up. However, I enjoy an easy to moderate level of hike that makes me happy and exposes the untapped, virgin woods of the city. Keeping the concept … Continue reading A Guide to Jungle Hiking in Cameron Highlands

Strawberry Picking at Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

To do or not to do? Surfing Cameron Highlands online: Utter the words ‘Cameron Highlands’ and people will ask you to visit the strawberry fields, TripAdvisor will list it in its top few activities and  Google will bombard you with bucket loads of these red berries. Whether you should head to the strawberry farms or not, I’d say… read on and figure out for yourselves… … Continue reading Strawberry Picking at Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Mutton Biryani at Biryani and Qorma Express

Of biryani and candid conversations…   Situated at Baani Square of Sector 50, Gurgaon, is a restaurant bringing the flavours of Old Delhi to Gurgaon – Biryani & Qorma Express. The beauty lies in the fact that the ingredients are sourced from Old Delhi to be cooked in the Gurgaon kitchen, thereby retaining the traditional and authentic flavours of Old Delhi.     Menu: The restaurant … Continue reading Mutton Biryani at Biryani and Qorma Express

The Best Italian Food at Delhi NCR – Bella Cucina, Gurgaon

A gourmet paradise…  Lyf&Spice at the Chef’s Table – “Bella Cucina” at Le Meridien, Gurgaon Cappuccino of Mushroom: The trend of mushroom coffees is catching up, as is the debate with its highly beneficial effects on health. Keeping up with the trend is this frothy mushroom cappuccino served with brioche, Bella Cucina’s savoury take on cookies. The mushroom trio, comprising of the Portobello, Porcini and … Continue reading The Best Italian Food at Delhi NCR – Bella Cucina, Gurgaon