Archive for the ‘Food’ Category


Man follows his passion for cooking

Sunday, March 15th, 2009 No Comments
Check out this interesting story of a chef in NY. Originally from India, he went on the become a chef after a Bachelor's in Biochemistry. I’m out of the restaurant on weekends, and people at Tabla know not to call me unless they really need to. I spend that time at home with my family, cooking three meals a day. It drives my wife insane. She doesn’t understand why I can’t just relax and eat cold cereal. I tell her I ...

Hunan Chili in Mountain View

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008 1 Comment
I have visited Hunan Chilli restaurant on Castro Street in Mountain View several times in the past. The most recent visit seemed no different until the day after. I was hit by food poisoning (or possibly a stomach flu). The net result was that I ended up with non-stop vomiting for an entire day! Never ever experienced anything like this ever before. Everything I ate or drank came right out. It was a dreadful experience.In general, I have liked the ...

Omar Restaurant in Kannur, Kerala

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008 2 Comments
If you are hungry late at night and in a mood for normal food (by this I mean not fast food or the Denny's variety), small towns in India have plenty to offer. I was recently in Kannur in North Kerala and found myself in exactly this predicament. I was happy to find Omar restaurant very close to the Kannur Railway station. It was close to midnight. There were a few people at the restaurant! It took them close to ...

Gulistan: Another Shalimar Alternative

Saturday, November 17th, 2007 No Comments
Gulistan Restaurant34579 Alvarado Niles RdUnion City,CA,94587Telephone: 510 471-6536If you are a big fan of Pakistani food and a frequent visitor of Shalimar or Pakwan in the bay area, I recently discovered an alternative that you might want to try. The place is relatively small, clean and homely. It appears to be family run and the owners are Bangladeshis. So if you like Bengali food, Gulistan might be an interesting option especially because of some fish menu items. Price-wise, this restaurant ...

Cedar's: Great Lebanese Restaurant in Chennai

Friday, July 13th, 2007 No Comments
If you are interested in non-desi food in Chennai, check out Cedar's in Kotturpuram (I don't know the exact location, if I am not mistaken its not far from Gandhi Mandapam) which serves Lebanese food. The food is excellent. The restaurant feels more like a house with an upstairs, terrace etc., so you don't feel like you are eating at a restaurant, which is nice. There was nice middle eastern music playing all along. ...

Restaurant Review: Monsoon Cuisine of India

Sunday, April 15th, 2007 2 Comments
Restaurant: Monsoon Cuisine of IndiaLocation: Castro Street, Mountain View, CAI had been to this restaurant sometime last year shortly after it opened for the first time. The food at that time appeared to be good, like most Indian restaurants do in their early days. In general, I prefer to avoid buffets at Indian restaurants mostly because it fills you up no matter how little you eat (thanks to the generous use of baking soda). However, Indian restaurants are the safest ...

My Thai Has Some Competition

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006 2 Comments
The My Thai restaurant has a virtual monopoly, especially over the desi crowd in the Fremont area. The food is good and the decor decent, though the service is quite slow. For many years now, My Thai has been a very popular place, frequented largely by the Asian Indian population. We recently discovered another restaurant, comparable on all fronts to My Thai named Simply Thai located in Newark (border of Fremont and Newark, cross street newark Blvd., and Jarvis ...

Fremont Restaurant: Mirchi Cafe & Masala Pizza

Monday, September 11th, 2006 No Comments
If you are looking for a good place to eat in Fremont, check out at Mirichi Cafe. It is located on Fremont Blvd, not far from Lovely Sweets. Its hard to find unless you go looking for it. The food is very good. The food is called "Fusion cuisine" with a good creative mix of Indian, Pakistani and Italian food. You have recordings of old cricket matches if you care that are shown at all times. Its owned by ...

My Thai Restaurant in Fremont

Thursday, October 20th, 2005 2 Comments
My Thai Restaurant34265 Fremont BlvdFremont, CA 94555(510) 797-8980The food here is awesome. Easily the best Thai food in the bay area in my opinion. This restaurant is very very popular among desis. The place is always crowded, even on weekday evenings.The service is slow. But its worth the wait.They have a wall of flame. The spice levels in the food can be mild, medium, hot, or fire. Order and complete eating the fire and your picture is immediately taken for ...

Pizza Hut sucks, at least the local one does!

Friday, September 2nd, 2005 2 Comments
I am not a pizza lover. Unfortunately, I sometimes end up eating pizza at work simply because it is convenient, fast and delivered. The closest Pizza Hut to work is at: 1241 W El Camino Real ...