Lotus Pond – A classy Chinese restaurant since 1992


Few places don’t change & that’s what there strength is. And that makes them stand out from the rest of the lot. 

The love for food & travel takes me places , and I love exploring places that had been there for a long time. Probably their longer stint and still going strong talks a lot about their core DNA of being in the business of wooing customers with great food & unmatched experience.Started in 1992, this place had been serving amazing Chinese food  since then at New defense colony just adjoining hotel Surya Plaza.

Lotus pond is going to be the first restaurant on my list where I would want to take my family out for lunch or dinner when they visit me in Delhi And want to saver Chinese cuisine. 

Why you ask?

Well the answer is in the below picture. Yes a place that can house us…

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Time to clock in at The Clock Tower 


It’s very rare that you visit a property that is spread a across floors, well finding a restaurant that’s spread across floors is easy but finding one that is a huge stand alone restaurant , spread across 3.5 floors is really something outstanding.Not just the building it’s more exciting to see different themes being followed across the spaces created and this place has it all.wooden walls,  wooden flooring,  wooden furniture , it’s like as if you are sitting in the woods somewhere in Stockholm or Shimla or may be a hill station.

 Even the exterior of the building is Such that’s gives you an exotic feel. it has so much like 

#An Alumnus corner 

# A performance area for bands 

#A smoking zone

# a lawn with a tree right at the entry 

# a huge sitting on ground, first and second floor 

# Sitting space with a window view

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Sipping Caliente – A Drink with Chilli’s


If you  don’t take alcohol like me and when you are at parties all you have is Mojhito Or juice based mocktails which are loaded with sugar and calories. And if you are looking for low calorie stuff all you have is diet cokes of the world. So while I have a mocktail in hand all I  crave for is some spicy food to combat the sweet drinks rather sugary stuff that I am sipping on.

I have tried a drink called Chilli Mojhito at Laat Sahab in Garden Galleria noida and it had green chillies in it,  so I quite liked it. Back then I never thought there would be a non alcoholic bottled drink that would have chilli’s in it.

A blogger and Author friend Karan was working on a project of launching a drink in India and he mentioned to me that this drink has a very…

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15 Most weird Indian Foods.


  1. Benami Kheer: We are not sure where this without a name (benami ) kheer has got its name. But you ll be shocked to know the ingredient of this food. You cant imagine in dreams this weirdest combination, so let’s unveil the main ingredient of this food is Garlic yes its Garlic (eeeeuu !!!!! )., but this kheer does not taste like garlic and we bet you it’s a pure delight!
  2. Onion Halwa : As the name says it the major ingredient of this dish is onion. Onion is cooked so well that it loses all its smell. Now you would say then why it is used in the first place. To your disappointment even we are also wondering and have no answer to this one.
  3. Brain fry Curry : Bheja Fry or brain fry is a curry dish made of Lambs brain. It one of the favourite dish of…

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Stuffed Parwal on a bed of Paneer


So this recipe is dedicated to the parwal love of my hubby. As much as I dislike this vegetable, & he simply loves it.so I m on a constant mission to create new dishes out of this so boring vegetable to please him.

Though this one is the most tolerable recipe so far, as it had one of my favorite ingredients Yes Paneer ! in it.


Parwal( snake guard ) preparation

Take 7 peices of large size parwal , grate 1 and half peice and peel the skin off of rest 6, and remove the seeds from inside to stuff them.

For stuffing

  • 1 Big onion finely chopped
  • 1 Big chopped tomato
  • 1 green chilli
  • 1 spoon vegetable masalla
  • Few cloves of chopped garlic
  • Cumin seeds
  • 100 gm Grated Paneer
  • 1 grated parwal

For bed of Paneer

  • 250 gm Paneer ( grated. Use 100 gms in the stuffing from…

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Summer gets sweeter at Baris 


If you have a sweet tooth or you love everything sweet. Or may be you are like me who loves to hog on to desserts first before you move to main food, then Baris awaits your visit to indulge your taste buds into a sweet temptation.

A menu that is curated by their chef Mr. , the entire range of summer dessert is loaded with summer cool ingredients, that represents the perfect blend of hand picked summer fussion  dishes. And the portion sizes are so indulging that you won’t mind those extra calories.

Best part of the food at Baris is that it marinated the food much longer to achieve the perfect blend of spices and taste unlike the over cooking that we generally do while making food, that you end up getting the taste of spices only.


And even I felt the extension of this in their summertime sweetness Dessert…

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