Lyf&Spice: It’s Awards Time

Let’s celebrate! Lyf&Spice has been nominated for 3 awards over the last 2 months. 🙂 Thank you, readers!! These awards are dedicated to each and every one of you for constantly supporting and encouraging Lyf&Spice to grow as a family. Since it’s raining awards, and it’s high time I posted about them, let us begin. 😉 First off, thanks a ton to each and every … Continue reading Lyf&Spice: It’s Awards Time

Tasty Malaysia: Breakfast to Dinner in Kota Bharu

A day-long food tour Today, Lyf&Spice brings a twist in its posting style and takes you around Kota Bharu to eat all that you can in a single day. This capital city of Kelantan, is a food haven that is completely different from the rest of Malaysia. Let’s highlight this underrated and lesser known food destination of Asia.   The Food tour: Take a flight … Continue reading Tasty Malaysia: Breakfast to Dinner in Kota Bharu

Exploring Food in Thailand: Top 5 Restaurants in Hat Yai

Bird’s nest, chicken feet and more… My previous post was all about street food in Hat Yai. While you get literally everything to eat off the streets, there are some dishes and corresponding restaurants worth a mention. The food mentioned might not appeal to everyone. It’s an attempt to bring forth the ‘lesser loved’ food to the readers. It’s just a means of giving you … Continue reading Exploring Food in Thailand: Top 5 Restaurants in Hat Yai

Street Food in Thailand: My Top 10 Picks at Hat Yai

  Eating like a local in Thailand    Those who have been following me on Instagram and Twitter know that I just got back from Hat Yai, Thailand. Although four days were a bit too much for the town, my girls and I had a blast. What was the highlight of the trip? Well, the food, of course. The trip was all about eating off … Continue reading Street Food in Thailand: My Top 10 Picks at Hat Yai

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)

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

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

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

What’s my mood? Check my WhatsApp Status!

Of food, mood and more…     What’s your status? ‘Foodies meet today, eat till the end of the day’ – I remember setting this WhatsApp status a few months ago, followed by a trail of messages enquiring about the venue, details of the meet-up etc. This got me thinking that people do read your status across social media platforms and actually want to know … Continue reading What’s my mood? Check my WhatsApp Status!

Spill the Beans with Jus’Trufs

  In conversation with ‘Chenddyna Schae’  Life is a box of chocolates; sometimes dark and bitter, sometimes light and sweet! It is a sweet mystery that unfolds itself as the days pass. Today, we are at Jus’Trufs to unveil the interesting story behind the building that stands tall and wide, housing the best chocolates of Bangalore. Is that all, or is there more to it? … Continue reading Spill the Beans with Jus’Trufs

Authentic Nyonya Cuisine at Nancy’s Kitchen, Melaka

 A touch of Nyonya in Malaysia…  I love Nancy’s Kitchen! I was running through TripAdvisor when I came across Nancy’s Kitchen as the best place for Nyonya cuisine. A number of other sites and blogs recommended the place too, so I thought why not gain a first-hand experience and find out if it is hyped or true to its name? I am so thankful that … Continue reading Authentic Nyonya Cuisine at Nancy’s Kitchen, Melaka

15 Street Food Items and Things To Do at Jonker Walk, Melaka

Strolling along the Chinatown of Melaka What is Jonker Walk? Jonker Walk is the Chinatown of Melaka, Malaysia. Just like most South East Asian cities have a Chinatown, so does Melaka. Jonker walk lies in Jalan Hang Jebat a.k.a. Jonker Street. Known as the ethnic and cultural hub, it houses a number of food stalls, tourist attractions, shops and other places to hang out. How … Continue reading 15 Street Food Items and Things To Do at Jonker Walk, Melaka

Food BoNANZZA at SPLITWOOD, Big Pitcher, Bangalore

Bonanzza – typo? No – Read on to find out… 😉 Big Pitcher on Airport Road, Bangalore is the new definition of pubbing. That’s what the tagline reads: Pubbing retold, six-fold! That’s true, as you have something different for everyone. Whether you want to chill at the brew pub, Club Kahuna, relax at the Star Lounge, roof-top, sip beer, enjoy some good food or gear … Continue reading Food BoNANZZA at SPLITWOOD, Big Pitcher, Bangalore

Arabian Cuisine at Karama Restaurant, Bangalore

1 restaurant – 3 cuisines!   About Karama Think soulful music, think Qahwah, think rich Arab food – that’s right, Karama unveils a new Arab menu with Karachi and Punjabi menus sharing the golden space, as Empire group celebrates its 50th anniversary! This home away from home has its decor in sync with the menu. Enter the Karama zone and you will know you are … Continue reading Arabian Cuisine at Karama Restaurant, Bangalore

Home-Made Chicken Biryani

Edition Super-Mom: On special demand! I love my Mom, just ‘coz she makes the most yummilicious biryani in the world (and maybe for some yet-to-explore other reasons too)!!! <Eeks!> To all my friends and family who’ve been pestering me to share the recipe, here’s to the most lip-smacking, aromatic and finger-licking biryani in the world… Put your drool guards on.. and read on!   Ingredients … Continue reading Home-Made Chicken Biryani