Chef Boo Kimâ€™s baos are pillowy and drip with juicy deliciousness. This is a messy affair, and unashamedly so. I highly recommend the pork belly baoÂ fired with hoisin sauce. Another bao I would urge you to try is theÂ bulgogi baoÂ with kimchi. This spicy, salty treat is hugely gratifying. Vegetarians will love the zesty flavours of corn fritters bao. Portion sizes are of the â€˜visible-from-spaceâ€™ variety. That means abundant leftovers are almost inevitable.
La Loca Maria
Nothing about this restaurant or the menu is subtle, and we love that.
The Kimono Club
You canâ€™t go wrong with Wit, one of their White Spice brews, a classic Belgian wheat beer with a mix of spices. Or try a cocktail or two like The Cure, concocted with a coffee and caramel flavour, besides the very likable beer sangria â€“ fruits with apple and red grape juice in beer. A great selection of continental food rounds things up rather nicely.
Cocktails and Dreams Speakeasy
If there’s an expert in mixing drinks in India, it’s Yangdup Lama, and Cocktails and Dreams Speakeasy is where you can experience is skills first hand.
House of Troy
Sitting in the comfort food space, the flavour of the food appeals to the Indian palate. The open-air space and music performances only add to the experience.
The Boston Butt
Everything at The Boston Butt is home-made, slow-cooked, and immersive. The service is impeccable, and the ingredients and courses, good. The portions are hearty but not heavy, and the in-house ribs and marinades, homely. All the reasons why a diner like The Boston Butt will fit seamlessly into the narrative of the hipster-friendly Bandra.
The stars of the bakery include the Meringue Lemon Pie, Chocolate Tart, and freshly assembled Mille-feuille.
Healthy and wholesome food, that doesn’t forget to taste good.
Taj Theog Resort & Spa, Shimla
Four Seasons Hotel Bengaluru
Typically, every property has an essence â€“ what you may choose for a destination wedding may not be your pick for a rejuvenating getaway. But here, that essence is â€˜Visit Rakkh to be yourselfâ€™. Thereâ€™s no preconceived vibe, and how subtly they create the freedom to just be yourself is something to marvel at.
ITC Royal Bengal
Unlike the formal and distant approach that becomes the pitfall of most large hotels, ITC Royal Bengal has found the balance between splendour and soul.
In just five years, ITC has modernised this century-old haveli while preserving its cultural, architectural, and culinary nuances.