Jammu and Kashmir can rightly be described as heaven on earth because of its picturesque landscapes. But the beauty in this state is not just limited to its landscapes, the state has some lip smacking flavors to get you drooling. Here’s some information on the cuisine that is uniques, savoury and full of surprises. The first blog is titled ‘18 Kashmiri Food Dishes That You Must Try’ by holidify is a list of 18 most famous dishes that one should try in Kashmir. The list has Rogan Josh, Yakhni,Modur Pulao among other must have dishes. Most of the options listed are non vegetarian. Read it here for the complete list. https://www.holidify.com/blog/kashmiri-food-and-cuisine/ The second pick is titled ‘Wazwan-The Heart And Soul Of Kashmiri Cuisine’ by blogger Bindiya. It will introduce you to Wazwan which is a multi course (mainly non vegetarian) Kashmiri meal which the kashmiris take pride in cooking and consider an art. Read this blog to know about the importance, the cooking procedures and the tradition from someone who has a deep knowledge on the subject. https://inlovewithfood.blogspot.in/2007/09/wazwan-heart-and-soul-of-kashmiri.html This piece of writing called ‘The Kashmir Experience – Food and Travel by cafewanderlust is a personal experience penned down as a blog. It talks about the experience of travelling there, staying there and eating there. In the words of the writer while she was writing this she can so clearly recall every experience – sounds, smells and people. The blog will take you on a virtual journey and is definitely worth a read. https://cafewanderlust.in/blog/?p=1338 This last pick by kashmirbox will introduce to you the ingredients and the spices that make the kashmiri cuisine special. The saffron, tea and other special spices give the food its edge. The link also tells you about dry foods, the recipe of the kashmiri mushroom pulao, the famous noon chai, the street food each in an individual blog. Read this one to know almost everything.
Chandigarh is a quiet and beautiful city in the north of India. It is famous for its beauty, cleanliness, architecture and the food. Chandigarh is a food destination that will serve you the best authentic traditional cuisines to the best exotic ones. Here’s a list of 5 cafes that are a must visit once in Chandigarh. The Willow CafeTHe Willow Cafe is a personal space where one can relax while sipping a good cup of coffee. You can read, listen to music and just have your time. The ambience is warm and homely. It is a cafe with both Indian and International food options. The vegetarian menu is as tempting as the non vegetarian one. The cafe is reviewed to be moderately expensive. If nothing else, one can visit it for the desserts. Read here for more:https://www.tripadvisor.in/Restaurant_Review-g297596-d2516884-Reviews-The_Willow_Cafe-Chandigarh.html Image Courtesy: TripAdvisor Nik Baker’sIf you’ve known anyone from Chandigarh, you obviously have heard them talk about this one. Nik Baker’s is a name synonymous with the city. The place is as famous for its bakery items as it is for its coffee. The place offers fingerlicking cakes and pastries. They also serve good snacks from various cuisines. The service is rated pretty well too. Read here for more:https://www.tripadvisor.in/Restaurant_Review-g297596-d1056154-Reviews-Nik_Baker_s-Chandigarh.html
Goa is called the party capital of India and rightly so as this state has a lot of great places to offer. The place is famous for its beaches, its booze and the lavish bars. Here are the top bars that one should surely visit when in Goa. Shivers, Candolim,GoaThis tops the best bars and pubs in Goa list on Zomato and is famous for its continental food and the lovely ambience. The place is open from 9 a.m. till 11 p.m.One can freely enjoy drinks, food and even a smoke with friends and family. Here’s a zomato link for more information. https://www.zomato.com/goa/shivers-candolim?zrp_bid=0&zrp_pid=14 Image Courtesy: https://www.justdial.com/Goa/Shivers-Garden-Restaurant-And-Bar-Lane-Opposite-Kingfisher-Villa-Candolim/0832PX832-X832-120229143629-F1W3_BZDET Club M, Morjim, GoaThis place is very popular for the variety of cocktails that it offers. The place is located at a lovely location and is ranked pretty high by customers. The food especially the pizzas and chicken are famous. The staff is attractive and talented and you’ll have a great DJ for the entertainment you wish for.Here’s a link for more informationhttps://www.happytrips.com/goa/club-m/ps23963749.cms
India has food that is as colourful and varied as the country itself. One cannot have a complete India trip without trying the food that the locals swear by and that food isn’t available in the high end multi cuisine restaurants, it is the one that you find in the streets. The street food in India varies from place to place too but here are a few dishes that one MUST try! Below listed is an article by Aanchal Kandpal for ScoopWhoop with the title “15 Yummy Street Food Of India Everyone Must Try” that gives you a very varied list of foods that you should try if you are looking to try some of the street food options in India. The list included vegetarian and non vegetarian options with Chole Bhature, Aloo Tikki and Vada Pav leading the list.Read the article below for the full list of foods. Personal Tip: Do not go back without having the roadside Chai/Tea. https://www.scoopwhoop.com/inothernews/street-food/ Trying food from the street can be tricky especially if you are an outsider in India and that is why here’s an article by blogger Rachel Jones on “15 Tips on Eating Street Food in India & Not Getting Sick” where she shares her experiences and tips with trying Street Food in India. Rachel is an American who is currently living in Goa, India and has a variety of useful tips for her fellow foreign travellers to India. The tips include taking care of the cleanliness, avoiding ice in drinks, preferring veg over non veg. Read her blog by clicking on the following link for more. https://hippie-inheels.com/tips-on-eating-street-food-in-india-not-sick/ Here’s another article with the title ‘A mini guide to Indian street food’ by blogger, Shalu Sharma from Bihar in India. According to her “Some dishes are specialties of certain regions, whereas other dishes are available pretty much universally, whether you are looking for vegetarian, non-vegetarian or seafood”. Check her blog to know her list of favourites, safety and famous places in India that offer great street food.https://travelwithkat.com/guide-to-indian-street-food-2/