Category Archives: South Asia

Who Knew Desserts Were Sweet? India’s Rasgulla

Given Name: Rasagola Alias:  Rasgulla Place(s) of Origin: Odisha (Orissa), India Place Consumed: Dhaka, Bangladesh Common Features: chhena*, maida*, sugar syrup, (lemon juice) Background: I’m a sucker for South Asian desserts, but oh are they cloying(-ly sweet).  More so than … Continue reading

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Pani Puri (Puchka)

Given Name: Puchka Alias:  Panipuri*, Phuchka, Gol Gappa, Gup Chup Place(s) of Origin: India Place Consumed: Dhaka, Bangladesh Common Features: Potatoes, chickpeas, puri, tamarind, water, a newspaper (taking the place of banana leaves) Verdict: Believe it or not, I can … Continue reading

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Best Street Food Nominees: Seafood Vadai in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Clearly, I haven’t thought this through. What do I mean?  The winner of best street food.  Yikes, that’s never going to happen.  What I mean is… there are myriad candidates for this category, and that’s a good thing. Today’s entry … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Top 5 Mouth-Watering Food Joints In Lucknow That Are A Must Visit

Indian food has always been a great delight and experience for every individual who has ever tasted it. Indian food has made its mark in world’s best cuisines. The rush of spices and flavors that Indian food lands on one’s … Continue reading

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Guest Post: 5 Heavenly Spots in India To Treat Your Taste Buds

There are only a few things better than satiating one’s taste buds with palatable dishes. If you have been thinking of making a trip to those places in India that offer one of a kind food experience, then this article … Continue reading

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Five Rajasthani Dishes to Try When You Visit India (Guest Post)

Steeped In The Cauldrons of History Rajasthan is one of the most popular states in India – the raison d’être being the bosom of royal bloodlines and their kingdoms. To this day, the forts in Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, lakes in … Continue reading

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Coins are Obnoxious

Coins are obnoxious.  It’s not their fault…no, no, it’s because governments ’round the world can’t resist weighing down our jeans or handbags – or not, as you’ll see shortly – with coinage.  Is it in deference to those of us … Continue reading

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