Travel to Laos: Nature and Culture at Luang Prabang (Trip Expert 2017 Award)

Exploring the lesser known elements What do you look for when you visit a new city or country? Do you depend on trip planners or do you explore the city on your own – your way, your style? Before we dive in, I would like to thank Ankit Agrawal from Travelosthan for nominating me for the Trip Expert 2017 Award. I am honoured and thrilled … Continue reading Travel to Laos: Nature and Culture at Luang Prabang (Trip Expert 2017 Award)

Liebster Award: More travel tales your way

A feather in the cap Lyf&Spice has been nominated for the Liebster Award – and happily accepts the award. Yayyy… With this, we continue to provide you with exciting travel tales and food journeys along the way. Many more to come… The rest of the story… Credits: I woke up to a message from a wonderful fellow traveller and foodie, Nastja from Brownie on the … Continue reading Liebster Award: More travel tales your way

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

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

Burger King’s ‘Dine with Santa’ Event

  Of Burgers, Christmas and Malls…   Delhi and festivities:  It’s that time of the year where celebrations galore, carol singing is in the air and the city is abuzz with Christmas trees and décor. Delhi has always been wonderful at hosting different events and you see people celebrating at every nook and corner of the city. With malls, streets and haats lighting up for … Continue reading Burger King’s ‘Dine with Santa’ Event

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

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

New menu launch at Saffron-Hotel Park Plaza, Bangalore

Of North West Frontier cuisine and Indian flavours… Saffron – Hotel Park Plaza An exotic culinary experience! Chef Md. Ishitiyak and his team have crafted a new menu using Awadhi spices to artistically present an authentic North West Frontier cuisine, in an attempt to lure your palettes to try North-Indian flavours in the busy roads of the South.   When to go? It’s non-operational for … Continue reading New menu launch at Saffron-Hotel Park Plaza, Bangalore

Mount Carmel College Food Truck Fest

MCC – where it rains food, fashion and err… books? 😉  When it comes to all things fancy, Mount Carmel College can never go wrong. Being an ex-Carmelite, I couldn’t help but attend the much awaited Food Truck Fest at MCC! As a tribute to my college, staff and fellow foodies, here’s a quick bit on what to expect at the MCC Food Truck Fest. … Continue reading Mount Carmel College Food Truck Fest

Everest Cycle Co. Cycling and Food Tour in Mumbai, India

Cycling in the colours of freedom…     Independence Day Cycle Tour What happens when the 3C’s come together on a National holiday? You witness chitter-chatter, adventure and excitement over chai, conversations and cycling in the otherwise busy lives of people. The streets of Mumbai were ablaze with cycles and cycling enthusiasts alike, as Everest Cycle Co. organized a cycle ride to add to the … Continue reading Everest Cycle Co. Cycling and Food Tour in Mumbai, India

Travel to Melaka – food and fun!

 Let’s eat and explore…        Image credit: Phalinn Ooi   Foodies go where? Why do we travel and seek adventures and thrills constantly? We traverse far and wide for gaining experiences that enrich us, for making memories that stay with us and for imbibing influences form different cultures that embrace us. One such journey in the quest for another enriching experience is that … Continue reading Travel to Melaka – food and fun!

How about a Cabbage Shot!

Cheers to healthy drinking…     What? Did someone say cabbage? Yes, you heard that right!    Secret ingredients: Cabbage by itself is a very strong vegetable when it comes to flavour and odour. In order to make it less pungent and palatable, you can add one or more of the following to the healthy blend: Cucumber Carrot Tomato   Instructions: Take 1 small cabbage, cut into … Continue reading How about a Cabbage Shot!

Secret Garden Cafe

An escape to a hidden, aromatic garden…   Where do I find it? Where is Secret Garden Cafe? Well, the beauty lies in the mystery of its location. Nestled in the lush greens that adorn the corner of Edward Road, Bangalore, this sure is an eatery hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the busy town and its roads.   At the end of … Continue reading Secret Garden Cafe

Spill the Beans with Bakey Wish

In conversation with ‘Naina Miglani’    Cakes, home-made chocolates, sweet favors, delish packages, celebration and festivities – life sure is a sweet treat at Bakey Wish! Going by the motto ‘you wish we bake’, it is a bake-to-order service that specializes in customized cakes, cookies, cup cakes and all things sweet.   Let’s spill the beans: Lyf&Spice caught up with Naina Miglani, founder of Bakey … Continue reading Spill the Beans with Bakey Wish

Blogiversary edition: Lyf&Spice turns 1 !!!

  Celebrating our year-long journey… “Lyf&Spice turns 1, let’s eat & celebrate, & have some fun!” A big shout out to all my readers and followers, family and friends! Thanks for the love and support. Continue to subscribe to my blog 😉 and let’s share our mutual love for food ❤ Best food and foodie moments: For a 30-second recap and rewind video –> click … Continue reading Blogiversary edition: Lyf&Spice turns 1 !!!

Eid Mubarak!!! Greetings from Kota Bharu

                      Ramadan and Eid food highlights in Malaysia…  The streets of Kota Bharu have been abuzz with food! Want to know how Malaysian’s celebrate Ramadan and Eid? Start scrolling… Colek : Colek is a thin, sweet sauce/dip. It could be a nearly transparent, sweet dip with chillies, served with seafood fritters, or an opaque, black sauce … Continue reading Eid Mubarak!!! Greetings from Kota Bharu

Ramadan special! Iftar dinner at Renaissance Kota Bharu Hotel, Malaysia

Of lavish dinner spreads and breaking fast….       It’s June 2016 – it’s Ramadan, the holy month of the Islamic calendar! This month sees people breaking fast in the evening, after sunset, marked by Iftar parties or dinner. Renaissance Kota Bharu Hotel has been hosting one such Iftar dinner through the month, at ‘Palm Terrace Cafe‘. With scrumptious eats and tasty spreads laid out, … Continue reading Ramadan special! Iftar dinner at Renaissance Kota Bharu Hotel, Malaysia