Ramadan 2020 – Restaurants offering Iftar Home Deliveries in the UAE

It is quite unfortunate that Ramadan 2020 has come in a time where you cannot enjoy the bliss of going out with your folks and enjoying a sumptuous food night. However, there are plenty of restaurants working in the UAE that are on their toes to prepare an iftar menu that could be delivered right at your doorsteps. Vietnamese Foodies This is a Dubai based … Continue reading Ramadan 2020 – Restaurants offering Iftar Home Deliveries in the UAE

The Bhukkad Café

Calling all ‘bhukkads’ to try this cute cozy café in the heart of Dubai that serves not food but nostalgia on a plate!!! Ohh wait!!! For those who don’t know, ‘bhukkad’ means ‘greedy for food’. But I’d like to add ‘greedy for wholesome soul-touching food’!!! And that’s exactly what I experienced on recent visit to The Bhukkad Café. I was invited to experience their High … Continue reading The Bhukkad Café

Launch of Keventers at DIFC

U.A.E’s most loved milkshake brand, Keventers, recently opened three new branches back to back and I was fortunate to be invited for the opening of the DIFC branch on Nov. 2nd, 2019 at Gate Avenue Mall. This also marked the launch of Keventers’s 1st CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Campaign in the Middle East in collaboration with the wonderful Special Kids of Rashid Centre. Read the … Continue reading Launch of Keventers at DIFC

Keventers – Opening New Branches this October

Keventers, UAE’s most loved milkshake brand, is all set to launch THREE new locations in U.A.E., this October. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Keventers Arabia (@keventers_arabia) The first location to open its doors was at the Marsa promenade in Ajman on 12th October, 2019. The next branch will be at Gate Avenue DIFC @ (Dubai International Financial Centre) on 19th October, … Continue reading Keventers – Opening New Branches this October

Kappa Chakka Kandhari – Curtain Raiser

Kappa Chakka Kandhari…what is that???!!!! Sounds strange and funny, doesn’t it!!! Any Malayalee would definitely know the meaning of these words but only a typical Malayalee would know its importance. Kappa stands for tapioca, chakka – jackfruit and kandhari means bird’s eye chilli. A vegetable, a fruit and a chilli…. what’s all this about!!!

Once upon a time, these three were the main food items in any household in Kerala. But as time progressed and Kerala evolved, things changed. No one has any more time for the simplicities of life. Today, it’s all about fast food and take-aways. Kappa chakka kandhari feels like a long lost memory or a distant dream. And that is exactly why three wise men from Kerala, Chef Regi Mathew, Augustine Kurian and John Paul, got together and came up with this brilliant concept, a ‘neo’stalgic gastronomic journey back to our roots – Kappa Chakka Kandhari. They began their journey by travelling through the length and breadth of Kerala to sample the different foods and they came up with more than 80 dishes to showcase the authentic Kerala cuisine with great importance to these three staple food crops.

After conducting several successful food festivals in various parts of India, they are now coming to U.A.E. on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th of February, 2017 at Expo Centre, Sharjah, powered by MS Events and Euphoria Events. I had the opportunity to be part of the curtain-raiser which was held on January 10th at the same venue. A big thank you to The Tasty Life for taking me along on this wonderful gastronomic journey.

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This event had around 40 dishes grouped into 5 themes :

  • Snehatheeram
  • Toddy shop memories
  • Meenachilarin theerathu
  • Thattum puttum
  • Madhurikkum ormakkal

Here, I will be introducing Snehatheeram to you. For the rest, stay tuned. Snehatheeram roughly translates to “a shore of love”. Indeed, all 11 dishes under this theme seem to show the undying love Chef Regi Mathew and his team have for the typical Kerala cuisine they grew up having. Continue reading “Kappa Chakka Kandhari – Curtain Raiser”