Turkey, Come Explore…

Friday 12 October 2012 | Posted by Kishi | Guess what?,Travel

My short trip in turkey

Turkey, Come Explore…

A short trip of Istanbul , cappadocia via tweets 🙂

Storified by Kishi Arora · Fri, Oct 12 2012 01:48:07

so much for packing – took me exact 40 mins to pack for 12 days #turkeytravelsKishi Arora
Delhi is so beautiful- empty roads , a nip in the air ….Kishi Arora
Something special about this holiday- lots of milestones in life + after 2 years any holiday feels special 🙂 #turkeytravelsKishi Arora
Beautiful jewelry at this store called- ishana on t3 http://pic.twitter.com/4EUigZkXKishi Arora
Looks like the flight will be super comfy- 75 inch long sleeping space when in the fully reclined bed position #turkishairlinesKishi Arora
Bagwati he he 🙂 #turkishairlines #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/GhXhgqvFKishi Arora
Really old men around me!! I think I am bringing the average age down here 😉 #turkeytravelsKishi Arora
Just a button to get massage is the maximum one can ask from technology 🙂 #turkishairlines http://pic.twitter.com/uo6XI9k0Kishi Arora
Time to switch off the phone and just relax now…and enjoy #turkishairlines service.Kishi Arora
In Istanbul baby!Kishi Arora
View from my room #turkeytravels http://instagr.am/p/QJ7kZtK2pN/Kishi Arora
My first meal in the day – nohut and spinach gratin at local place degirmencioglu #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/fL107e8NKishi Arora
Turkish ice cream #turkeytravels http://instagr.am/p/QKaORKq2qw/Kishi Arora
All set for the sema ceremony #turkishtravels http://pic.twitter.com/0DYRm94nKishi Arora
For those who asked about sema ceremony #turkishtravels http://pic.twitter.com/d7xNW6yBKishi Arora
Hazelnuts are so cheap(dry fruits on cart) #turkishtravels http://pic.twitter.com/lPyx4DW5Kishi Arora
Turkish pancakes #turkishtravels http://pic.twitter.com/58x0LlmDKishi Arora
Dinner – mezze roll #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/x9kmQy2oKishi Arora
Munchies #turkishtravels http://pic.twitter.com/Kt0r1qWaKishi Arora
At namil gurme for lumch on @kaaliya’s reco http://pic.twitter.com/p5FwCwhTKishi Arora
Lunch – the dips are bloody good and so are the stuffed peppers #namligurme #powerlumia #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/rBkmbPHmKishi Arora
Cous cous kofta #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/KpfMPpmqKishi Arora
Just met the man behind gulluoglu baklava -nadir gullu who does quality control daily #turkishtravels http://pic.twitter.com/0K37Zz2WKishi Arora
Soaking the sun – my sunday afternoon http://pic.twitter.com/ysm2mH0FKishi Arora
Turkish tea #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/hTTGBJX6Kishi Arora
Mussels stuffed with rice served with lemon juice #powerlumia #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/PeLsVp9LKishi Arora
Fresh boregi #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/u4p3wKrFKishi Arora
So far i have been asked if i am – arbi, pakistani, irani, spanish &mexican. Not a single person said indian! 🙂 oh and turkish bikers:hotKishi Arora
On my way to kadikoy #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/UUkhvfNlKishi Arora
I love this sweet and savoury biscuit – i tried olive and dill #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/W7StwGDfKishi Arora
Candy land at cafe erol #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/WyVLOpjcKishi Arora
Turkish kiryane ki dukaan – timsahili misir on the asian side #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/Q0e0xg2sKishi Arora
Turkish vodka and my view from where I am staying #turkeytravels http://instagr.am/p/QNkRyDK2n9/Kishi Arora
Kadikoy fish market (Asian side) #turkeytravels http://instagr.am/p/QPJd01K2uu/Kishi Arora
Enjoying my blue Monday #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/rgHpjnjsKishi Arora
Going to the spice bazaar #powerlumia #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/GysjN1cvKishi Arora
Yayik ayran – yogurt drink #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/OLjFkQImKishi Arora
My hot date tonight .#turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/20NgHjkcKishi Arora
Dinner – mezze #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/j25BlCOuKishi Arora
The sweetest bartender in istanbul #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/Isg1b5rZKishi Arora
Turkish bakery -ozsut #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/rP0BmOQqKishi Arora
Kazandibi -white pudding with blackened #turkeytravels #sutis http://pic.twitter.com/ElCPFnN4Kishi Arora
Comfort food before sis joins us #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/FiYbDn17Kishi Arora
Just chilling #powerlumia #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/kuMtsSZtKishi Arora
Turkish coffee is different coz its the only kind served with its grounds #turkeytravelsKishi Arora
Taking the punks for lunch #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/Lvgfi3hYKishi Arora
Murat making the girls do a baklava tasting #karakoygulluoglu #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/SJPkoFvgKishi Arora
Date syrup/gluten free/sugar free baklava #karakoygulluoglu #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/lKIEVOmJKishi Arora
Turkish dumplings(spinach) with yogurt and chili oil #turkeytravels #powerlumia http://pic.twitter.com/9pfmzeKoKishi Arora
All these guys are from libya and are in love with @iamsrk – so much fun these guys are….. #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/8Rg83qmPKishi Arora
Island hoping tuurr-key style …#powerlumia #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/2nAB8dxeKishi Arora
The dude with mad skills #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/csZbQnGhKishi Arora
Princess’ island #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/JpoVChvfKishi Arora
Tea comes with the view #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/iwL5YJHEKishi Arora
Look mom we were here…. #turkeytravels #likeatourist #powerlumia http://pic.twitter.com/pk7nMWZcKishi Arora
At blue mosque #turkeytravels #likeatourist http://pic.twitter.com/de27pzhEKishi Arora
Going to the bosphorus and black sea #turkeytravels #powerlumia http://pic.twitter.com/iuLCuMqVKishi Arora
My view as i type … #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/i1BlAAbyKishi Arora
While i enjoy the view she takes a nap …. #turkeytravels @ArshiGupta missing u #powerlumia http://pic.twitter.com/tmUNoyu3Kishi Arora
Crystal enjoying here fish sandwich #turkeytravels #powerlumia http://pic.twitter.com/meGTBMqFKishi Arora
My new friend popped out to watch the tourists parade to the castle #powerlumia #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/SHfcXrbbKishi Arora
just got back after dancing for 6 hrs – good night for me 🙂 #turkeytravelsKishi Arora
Just look at her 🙂 #turkeytravels http://instagr.am/p/QboEIrq2lR/Kishi Arora
BFFs – Lia and yet to be named friend #turkeytravels http://instagr.am/p/Qb0WQdq2qE/Kishi Arora
Menemen- fried eggs , tomato, chopped peppers and butter #turkeytravels http://instagr.am/p/Qb7HLjK2sh/Kishi Arora
Cats all over istanbul -this one esp for you @nilanjanaroy #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/JWJDGZh2Kishi Arora
Watching some turkish cartoon on the bus on the way to cappadocia … #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/ei2yJ0UPKishi Arora
Just Entered goreme#turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/CTn8QTCcKishi Arora
View from Goreme/Uchisar #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/cS6Afn8FKishi Arora
Selime monastery -original insipiration for star wars but then was shot in Tunisia #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/uwQzN0iHKishi Arora
On My way to ihlara valley for a trek -hot water source #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/HG1jApONKishi Arora
Churches inside the cave – fresco style of paintings (using pigeon eggs to make the white base) http://pic.twitter.com/A9mRwl0UKishi Arora
The route #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/kt8FW9ydKishi Arora
My cave room #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/idSg4DeIKishi Arora
The cave #powerlumia #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/qCu8WPkUKishi Arora
Downtowm goreme #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/MQZU9bfJKishi Arora
Missing u and crystal – soup yummy #turkeytravels @ArshiGupta http://pic.twitter.com/KA8iNsukKishi Arora
Dinner #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/rMnHMRSLKishi Arora
Tea heaven /1 #turkeytravels http://instagr.am/p/Qfa7ViK2tq/Kishi Arora
Tea heaven /2 #turkeytravels http://instagr.am/p/QfbJXRq2t8/Kishi Arora
Trek in ihlara valley #turkeytravels http://instagr.am/p/Qfb7Weq2uy/Kishi Arora
My turkish bf – ali , absolutely adorable #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/G8SgF7rNKishi Arora
On my way to the balloon ride… #turkeytravelsKishi Arora
Helium #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/UwADGXIxKishi Arora
Beautifuuuul #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/g6g78FRGKishi Arora
85 of them today #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/BCAu2YsLKishi Arora
Sunrise in 5 mins #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/mKeBxHhvKishi Arora
The prettiest sunrise i have ever seen #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/CtmdwofiKishi Arora
Because its our pilots birthday + in the biggest balloon we celebrarte with cherry and champagne #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/9MGfqZo9Kishi Arora
The place where Missionaries would hide from the Romans – churches inside the caves #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/Xq5HHQhMKishi Arora
Gorgeous rock formation (red rock and fairy chimney) #turkeytravels #pureview http://pic.twitter.com/pHUy7UhCKishi Arora
Nature amazes me – fairy chimney – all this area was under water #turkeytravels #pureview http://pic.twitter.com/biYBUITiKishi Arora
Gorgeous sky #rainbow #turkeytravels #pureview http://pic.twitter.com/tvpepJPiKishi Arora
14 hr bus ride to get back to istanbul/ in-bus service (snacks) #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/7ybKnCkGKishi Arora
Also wi-fi enabled with in bus entertainment + phone/ laptop charger #turkeytravels,just all the movies are in turkish http://pic.twitter.com/LM7Y4F6uKishi Arora
Chilly in Istanbul today and moon is still here to stay #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/i4i0r0PNKishi Arora
I wish i could stay longer 🙁 #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/7dJLGI1xKishi Arora
Going to the airport slightly early to enjoy the #turkishairlines lounge @TK_INDIA #turkeytravelsKishi Arora
The caramel cake my fav 🙂 #ciplounge @TK_INDIA http://instagr.am/p/Qj-tgsq2u0/Kishi Arora
Dessert heaven in Turkish airlines lounge – I am glad I didn’t eat a heavy lunch. @tk_india http://instagr.am/p/Qj_KGHK2u-/Kishi Arora
More sweets #ciplounge http://instagr.am/p/Qj_ovmq2vM/Kishi Arora
Fancy ya? #ciplounge http://instagr.am/p/QkB7m-K2v_/Kishi Arora
Salad bar #ciplounge @tk_india http://instagr.am/p/QkB-5rK2gD/Kishi Arora
Mobile food cart -loving the #ciplounge http://instagr.am/p/QkCRKDq2gN/Kishi Arora
I totally ageee!!! Best lounge ever #ciplounge cc:@TK_INDIA RT @vishal1mehra: @kishiarora It’s probably the best star alliance lounge.Kishi Arora
Like a kid in candyland i have been eating the sweet stuff while checking out the hot men #confession #ciplounge http://pic.twitter.com/Exi7aGUBKishi Arora
My favourite drink in turkey : ayran -in between a lassi andchaach #ciplounge #turkeytravels http://pic.twitter.com/m1G8cWABKishi Arora
BAR at the #ciplounge – bloody good stuff @TK_IndiaKishi Arora
home sweet homeKishi Arora
Travel Withdrawal Syndrome (TWS) :(Kishi Arora
Turkish red lentil soup served in Turkish bowls ( carried every ingredient from turkey for mom) #dinner http://instagr.am/p/QpVGo5q2ra/Kishi Arora

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Food trail in City of Joy- Kolkata via Tweets

Monday 27 August 2012 | Posted by Kishi | Articles,Guess what?,Travel

 

Food trail in City of Joy- Kolkata via Tweets

Storified by Kishi Arora · Sun, Aug 26 2012 12:55:43

Going to #kolkata after such a long time that it feels like I am going to a new cityKishi Arora
Almost thought I’d miss my flight. Made it-phew! Good part- gorgeous man w/ a lovely voice next to me 🙂 #kolkataKishi Arora
Okay #kolkata airport looks like a hospital.Kishi Arora
#kolkata :)Kishi Arora
Bhijori manna or kewpies where will I get good veg bong thali?? #kolkataKishi Arora
Thali #kewpie’s #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/GPBxzqtdKishi Arora
Sandesh, paan mishti doi #kolkata #kewpie’s http://pic.twitter.com/eBrPuRClKishi Arora
I don’t know what real bong food is but kewpie’s was interesting. #kolkata – stuffed my fav was chorchuri + mochar ghontoKishi Arora
Sattu #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/jjc0c1ZnKishi Arora
Sattu is a poor man’s energy drink #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/amOiWW3NKishi Arora
Check- kookie jar, cakes, chocolate room, vardaan market chaupaty (ate everything there), anna ras, shibuji -masala thumps sexy! #kolkataKishi Arora
Vardaan- victoria vada, jhal muri, pucjka(2 types of water), ghughni,aalu chaat, masala amda chilla- check(ate all this)- stuffed #kolkataKishi Arora
Now headed to rogue…love the loudon street area. #kolkataKishi Arora
Rouge #kolkata – I love the mini version of each type of cupcake http://pic.twitter.com/sBV9aiw4Kishi Arora
Love this wall with messages on napkins #kolkata #rouge http://pic.twitter.com/rHK0sa9aKishi Arora
Taski time- #kolkata ( singale=signal, riks= risk, aks=ask, kioks =kiosk , mondir=mandir, kishi arora=kissy orora) #kolkataKishi Arora
Love the yellow ambassador (taski) #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/OFiPwROMKishi Arora
street food rocks in #kolkata, influenced by rajasthan, bihar and up – puchka, matra, victoria vada. Nonetheless – bloody tasty stuff.Kishi Arora
Beautiful colored houses #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/ZlfC6TalKishi Arora
Bongs love blue #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/vV5YomM4Kishi Arora
So bloody hungry, just reached bhojohari manna – #kolkataKishi Arora
Gondhoraj #kolkata #bhojoharimanna http://pic.twitter.com/Jq1hz9hYKishi Arora
Aalu posto jhinge+ chhanar dalna+ mochar paturi+chholar dal + luchi =late lunch #kolkata #bhojohorimanna http://pic.twitter.com/cKiwffkAKishi Arora
Natun gurer ice cream #kolkata #bhojohorimanna http://pic.twitter.com/r4n6s0qJKishi Arora
Gondhoraj- zest will be brilliant in vanilla cakes, creme brule, panna cotta – think I’ll buy some #kolkataKishi Arora
Hand- pull rickshaw ( I will never sit in one of these) #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/qrUHCU1OKishi Arora
I don’t believe I am eating at bombay-shiv sagar after having all this bong food I needed some different kind of spice. #kolkataKishi Arora
friend told me -ibrant indian chinese community in China Town- #kolkata,even have a Chinese newspaper published locally & hand crafted shoesKishi Arora
Bakeries on the #checklist : Flury’s +Nahoum’s #kolkataKishi Arora
marwaris are the kings in #kolkata #justanobservation – could be wrong!Kishi Arora
My father’s fav jhal muri chap #kolkata – opp gangaur http://pic.twitter.com/bZxUYBApKishi Arora
Jhal muri #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/ndCWRSrQKishi Arora
Lunch time #flurys #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/4OZ95SXUKishi Arora
Cool arrangements yeah ? #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/b7sQHiX1Kishi Arora
I think I am going to eat a #horseshoe #kolkata #flurys http://pic.twitter.com/hlE85iNSKishi Arora
Almond cheese pastry + horse shoe #flurys #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/BhlgDAEhKishi Arora
Desserts have been eaten first #kolkata #flurys now for real lunch at #petercatKishi Arora
Beer anyone ? #petercat – this place is going to be 37 years old in dec #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/fPQNes71Kishi Arora
#petercat still uses tawa for sizzler- old school #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/y12iAsDbKishi Arora
#lunch – chelo kebab #petercat #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/zmOsvX17Kishi Arora
St thomas church , middleton row , back side of loreto house #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/lYfnrBS4Kishi Arora
Just stopped by #krazyforchocolate and saw these marzipan fruits #kolkata #manjusethia http://pic.twitter.com/R9fv79CaKishi Arora
Sattu #kolkata #isckontemple http://pic.twitter.com/QBQkWS0vKishi Arora
Paneer cone #kolkata #isckontemple http://pic.twitter.com/umxYoGF5Kishi Arora
Victoria memorial #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/lJJqy302Kishi Arora
Howrah station #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/uPbIfnnyKishi Arora
Man-made splendor (rabindra setu)- neeche sab blunder (poor man’s life there) #kolkataKishi Arora
Pagya patti- burra bazar – crazy fruit market! #kolkataKishi Arora
Gpo of #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/90XP5wNzKishi Arora
Writers building – didi’s playground 😉 #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/vDFffN2aKishi Arora
For the cricket lovers on my tl #edengardens #kolkata ( red road) #kolkata by night http://pic.twitter.com/bTHD3bDXKishi Arora
A drink at #veda at park mansion 🙂 #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/0u63CUjXKishi Arora
The movie #kahaani was shot here #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/vdfyJ7wJKishi Arora
Piara/ gabu/ amrudh /guava #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/wYGNKjlSKishi Arora
I love the british influenced architecture in esplanade (dharamtala)area of #kolkataKishi Arora
Chalu cup tea 🙂 #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/E71zLtRUKishi Arora
So much madu stuff has been bought for mommy..#kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/hNAnWvnqKishi Arora
Have to wake up at 6 in the morning for a 3 hr breakfast – food walk! phew!!! #kolkataKishi Arora
Breakfast mandli #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/7lPuDsFsKishi Arora
Malai toast out side the calcutta stock exchange #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/J1JlW0eAKishi Arora
Chai #kolkata – stock exchange http://pic.twitter.com/zs0JP94sKishi Arora
Kachori sabzi- sharma tea house #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/hAX3QfFjKishi Arora
Sautrahtra nimki house – pyaaz ka samosa+ papaya chutney+ dhokla + khandvi #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/T8mWwaGYKishi Arora
Hara baingan #kolkata. – jadu babu’s bazaar http://pic.twitter.com/s3wUZZh2Kishi Arora
Maachh #kolkata #jadubazara http://pic.twitter.com/gQAUBxrKKishi Arora
Snake gourd #kolkata #jadubazara http://pic.twitter.com/uSNTRLoTKishi Arora
To end the breakfast- misti dohi, beetroot chop, chocolate sandesh #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/Rv2y9OSzKishi Arora
#guptabrothers #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/nI5IbGvJKishi Arora
Abar khabo #guptabrothers #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/yL42JNsJKishi Arora
And now i can dose of for few hours after all that food and mithai! #kolkataKishi Arora
Balaram mullicks – baked rasgulla #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/fqpmsmc2Kishi Arora
Mango jol bhor #balaram #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/JHCVtXm2Kishi Arora
Mango misti doi #kolkata #balaram http://pic.twitter.com/9iM34PunKishi Arora
Radha ballavi – (luchi + chana daal) – shri hari mistanna #kolkata – sp mukherjii road #lunch http://pic.twitter.com/umYWqX0fKishi Arora
Langcha #kolkata – shri hari mistanna http://pic.twitter.com/oPKg36NRKishi Arora
Victoria toast #kolkata opp shibuji on wood street , made by chandu ji 🙂 http://pic.twitter.com/aEUxAYMkKishi Arora
Chandu ji has been making this for 36 years and poor guy now has diabetes- am his first customer for the day #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/z90IMH2FKishi Arora
My guides for the day – @sharadnahata and aakriti (I owe my weight gain to them) #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/eWRrg6bLKishi Arora
Last thing I eat in #kolkata (last few) – shibuji ka soda shikanjvi to digest all I ate http://pic.twitter.com/fqjsDqWlKishi Arora
Its a hard life – kabadai vala #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/qEx1JqCzKishi Arora
Gundi paan – lansdowne #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/i73tMKyAKishi Arora
Iced paan and the food trip is officially over ( I’d like to believe that) #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/VZvE05WdKishi Arora
Some pottery and props for cakes have been bought #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/IjpHi1ApKishi Arora
Loved the food in #kolkata but the airport- seriously is worst than a macchi market!!!Kishi Arora
Spent an hr with ma – going through pics , 2 show how much & wht all i 8 in #kolkata ( while she is snacking on sandesh) #spoiltbratsheisKishi Arora

DAY 1:

  1. Okay #kolkata airport looks like a hospital.
  2. Going to #kolkata after such a long time that it feels like I am going to a new city
  3. Thali #kewpie‘s #kolkata pic.twitter.com/GPBxzqtd
  4. Sandesh, paan mishti doi #kolkata #kewpie‘s pic.twitter.com/eBrPuRCl
  5. I don’t know what real bong food is but kewpie’s was interesting. #kolkata – stuffed my fav was chorchuri + mochar ghonto
  6. Sattu #kolkata pic.twitter.com/jjc0c1Zn
  7. Sattu is a poor man’s energy drink #kolkata pic.twitter.com/amOiWW3N
  8. Check- kookie jar, cakes, chocolate room, vardaan market chaupaty (ate everything there), anna ras, shibuji -masala thumps sexy! #kolkata
  9. Vardaan- victoria vada, jhal muri, pucjka(2 types of water), ghughni,aalu chaat, masala amda chilla- check(ate all this)- stuffed #kolkata
  10. Now headed to rogue…love the loudon street area. #kolkata
  11. Rouge #kolkata – I love the mini version of each type of cupcake pic.twitter.com/sBV9aiw4
  12. Love this wall with messages on napkins #kolkata #rouge pic.twitter.com/rHK0sa9a
  13. Taski time- #kolkata ( singale=signal, riks= risk, aks=ask, kioks =kiosk , mondir=mandir, kishi arora=kissy orora) #kolkata
  14. Love the yellow ambassador (taski) #kolkata pic.twitter.com/OFiPwROM
  15. Street food rocks in #kolkata, influenced by rajasthan, bihar and up – puchka, matra, victoria vada. Nonetheless – bloody tasty stuff.

DAY 2:

  1. Beautiful colored houses #kolkata pic.twitter.com/ZlfC6Tal
  2. Bongs love blue #kolkata pic.twitter.com/vV5YomM4
  3. So bloody hungry, just reached bhojohari manna – #kolkata
  4. Gondhoraj #kolkata #bhojoharimanna pic.twitter.com/Jq1hz9hY
  5. Aalu posto jhinge+ chhanar dalna+ mochar paturi+chholar dal + luchi =late lunch #kolkata #bhojohorimanna pic.twitter.com/cKiwffkA
  6. Natun gurer ice cream #kolkata #bhojohorimanna pic.twitter.com/r4n6s0qJ
  7. Gondhoraj- zest will be brilliant in vanilla cakes, creme brule, panna cotta – think I’ll buy some #kolkata
  8. Hand- pull rickshaw ( I will never sit on one of these) #kolkata pic.twitter.com/qrUHCU1O
  9. Bumped into an old friend in gariahad mkt out of all the places when buying some props for my cake shoot 🙂 #kolkata
  10. I don’t believe I am eating at bombay- shiv sagar after having all this bong food I needed some different kind of spice. #kolkata

DAY 3

  1. friend told me -ibrant indian chinese community in China Town- #kolkata,even have a Chinese newspaper published locally & hand crafted shoes
  2. Bakeries on the #checklist : Flury’s +Nahoum’s #kolkata
  3. marwaris are the kings in #kolkata #justanobservation – could be wrong!
  4. My father’s fav jhal muri chap #kolkata – opp gangaur pic.twitter.com/bZxUYBAp
  5. Jhal muri #kolkata pic.twitter.com/ndCWRSrQ
  6. Cool arrangements yeah ? #kolkata pic.twitter.com/b7sQHiX1
  7. I think I am going to eat a #horseshoe #kolkata #flurys pic.twitter.com/hlE85iNS
  8. Almond cheese pastry + horse shoe #flurys #kolkata pic.twitter.com/BhlgDAEh
  9. Desserts have been eaten first #kolkata #flurys now for real lunch at #petercat
  10. Bar menu at #petercat #kolkata pic.twitter.com/BX4qd6Cw
  11. Beer anyone? #petercat – this place is going to be 37 years old in dec #kolkata pic.twitter.com/fPQNes71
  12. #petercat still uses tawa for sizzler- old school #kolkata pic.twitter.com/y12iAsDb
  13. #lunch – chelo kebab #petercat #kolkata pic.twitter.com/zmOsvX17
  14. St thomas church , middleton row , back side of loreto house #kolkata pic.twitter.com/lYfnrBS4
  15. Just stopped by #krazyforchocolate and saw these marzipan fruits #kolkata #manjusethia pic.twitter.com/R9fv79Ca
  16. Sattu #kolkata #isckontemple pic.twitter.com/QBQkWS0v
  17. Paneer cone #kolkata #isckontemple pic.twitter.com/umxYoGF5
  18. Victoria memorial #kolkata pic.twitter.com/lJJqy302
  19. Howrah station #kolkata pic.twitter.com/uPbIfnny
  20. Man-made splendor (rabindra setu)- neeche sab blunder (poor man’s life there) #kolkata
  21. Parts of #kolkata remind me a lot about my hometown – banaras ( may be its the ganges)
  22. Pagya patti- burra bazar – crazy fruit market! #kolkata
  23. Gpo of #kolkata pic.twitter.com/90XP5wNz
  24. Writers building – didi’s playground 😉 #kolkata pic.twitter.com/vDFffN2a
  25. I love the British influenced architecture in esplanade (dharamtala)area of #kolkata
  26. For the cricket lovers on my tl #edengardens #kolkata ( red road) #kolkata by night pic.twitter.com/bTHD3bDX
  27. A drink at #veda at park mansion 🙂 #kolkata pic.twitter.com/0u63CUjX
  28. The movie #kahaani was shot here #kolkata pic.twitter.com/vdfyJ7wJ
  29. Piara/ gabu/ amrudh /guava #kolkata pic.twitter.com/wYGNKjlS
  30. Chalu cup tea 🙂 #kolkata pic.twitter.com/E71zLtRU
  31. So much madu stuff has been bought for mommy..#kolkata pic.twitter.com/hNAnWvnq
  32. Have to wake up at 6 in the morning for a 3 hr breakfast – food walk! phew!!! #kolkata

DAY 4

  1. Breakfast mandli  #kolkatapic.twitter.com/7lPuDsFs
  2. Malai toast out side the calcutta stock exchange #kolkatapic.twitter.com/J1JlW0eA
  3. Chai #kolkata – stock exchange pic.twitter.com/zs0JP94s
  4. Kachori sabzi- sharma tea house #kolkatapic.twitter.com/hAX3QfFj
  5. Hara baingan #kolkata. – jadu babu’s bazaar pic.twitter.com/s3wUZZh2
  6. Maachh #kolkata#jadubazarapic.twitter.com/gQAUBxrK
  7. Have come to #jadubazara to pick up gondharaj for my #foodaholics pastries pic.twitter.com/MImsYjAn
  8. Snake gourd #kolkata#jadubazarapic.twitter.com/uSNTRLoT
  9. To end the breakfast- misti dohi, beetroot chop, chocolate sandesh #kolkatapic.twitter.com/Rv2y9OSz
  10. Abar khabo #guptabrothers#kolkatapic.twitter.com/yL42JNsJ
  11. And now i can dose of for few hours after all that food and mithai! #kolkata
  12. Balaram mullicks – baked rasgulla #kolkatapic.twitter.com/fqpmsmc2
  13. Mango jol bhor #balaram#kolkatapic.twitter.com/JHCVtXm2
  14. Mango misti doi #kolkata#balarampic.twitter.com/9iM34Pun
  15. Radha ballavi – (luchi + chana daal) – shri hari mistanna #kolkata – sp mukherjii road #lunchpic.twitter.com/umYWqX0f
  16. Langcha #kolkata – shri hari mistanna pic.twitter.com/oPKg36NR
  17. Victoria toast #kolkata opp shibuji on wood street , made by chandu ji 🙂 pic.twitter.com/aEUxAYMk
  18. Chandu ji has been making this for 36 years and poor guy now has diabetes- am his first customer for the day #kolkatapic.twitter.com/z90IMH2F
  19. My guides for the day – @sharadnahata and aakriti (I owe my weight gain to them) #kolkatapic.twitter.com/eWRrg6bL
  20. Last thing I eat in #kolkata (last few) – shibuji ka soda shikanjvi to digest all I ate pic.twitter.com/fqjsDqWl
  21. It’s a hard life – kabadai vala #kolkatapic.twitter.com/qEx1JqCz
  22. Gundi paan – lansdowne #kolkatapic.twitter.com/i73tMKyA
  23. Iced paan and the food trip is officially over ( I’d like to believe that) #kolkatapic.twitter.com/VZvE05Wd
  24. Some pottery and props for cakes have been bought #kolkatapic.twitter.com/IjpHi1Ap
  25. Loved the food in #kolkata but the airport- seriously is worst than a macchi market!!!
  26. Spent an hr with ma – going through pics , 2 show how much & wht all i 8 in #kolkata -while she is snacking on sandesh

 

Food trail in City of Joy- Kolkata via Tweets

Storified by Kishi Arora · Sun, Aug 26 2012 12:55:43

Going to #kolkata after such a long time that it feels like I am going to a new cityKishi Arora
Almost thought I’d miss my flight. Made it-phew! Good part- gorgeous man w/ a lovely voice next to me 🙂 #kolkataKishi Arora
Okay #kolkata airport looks like a hospital.Kishi Arora
#kolkata :)Kishi Arora
Bhijori manna or kewpies where will I get good veg bong thali?? #kolkataKishi Arora
Thali #kewpie’s #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/GPBxzqtdKishi Arora
Sandesh, paan mishti doi #kolkata #kewpie’s http://pic.twitter.com/eBrPuRClKishi Arora
I don’t know what real bong food is but kewpie’s was interesting. #kolkata – stuffed my fav was chorchuri + mochar ghontoKishi Arora
Sattu #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/jjc0c1ZnKishi Arora
Sattu is a poor man’s energy drink #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/amOiWW3NKishi Arora
Check- kookie jar, cakes, chocolate room, vardaan market chaupaty (ate everything there), anna ras, shibuji -masala thumps sexy! #kolkataKishi Arora
Vardaan- victoria vada, jhal muri, pucjka(2 types of water), ghughni,aalu chaat, masala amda chilla- check(ate all this)- stuffed #kolkataKishi Arora
Now headed to rogue…love the loudon street area. #kolkataKishi Arora
Rouge #kolkata – I love the mini version of each type of cupcake http://pic.twitter.com/sBV9aiw4Kishi Arora
Love this wall with messages on napkins #kolkata #rouge http://pic.twitter.com/rHK0sa9aKishi Arora
Taski time- #kolkata ( singale=signal, riks= risk, aks=ask, kioks =kiosk , mondir=mandir, kishi arora=kissy orora) #kolkataKishi Arora
Love the yellow ambassador (taski) #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/OFiPwROMKishi Arora
street food rocks in #kolkata, influenced by rajasthan, bihar and up – puchka, matra, victoria vada. Nonetheless – bloody tasty stuff.Kishi Arora
Beautiful colored houses #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/ZlfC6TalKishi Arora
Bongs love blue #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/vV5YomM4Kishi Arora
So bloody hungry, just reached bhojohari manna – #kolkataKishi Arora
Gondhoraj #kolkata #bhojoharimanna http://pic.twitter.com/Jq1hz9hYKishi Arora
Aalu posto jhinge+ chhanar dalna+ mochar paturi+chholar dal + luchi =late lunch #kolkata #bhojohorimanna http://pic.twitter.com/cKiwffkAKishi Arora
Natun gurer ice cream #kolkata #bhojohorimanna http://pic.twitter.com/r4n6s0qJKishi Arora
Gondhoraj- zest will be brilliant in vanilla cakes, creme brule, panna cotta – think I’ll buy some #kolkataKishi Arora
Hand- pull rickshaw ( I will never sit in one of these) #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/qrUHCU1OKishi Arora
I don’t believe I am eating at bombay-shiv sagar after having all this bong food I needed some different kind of spice. #kolkataKishi Arora
friend told me -ibrant indian chinese community in China Town- #kolkata,even have a Chinese newspaper published locally & hand crafted shoesKishi Arora
Bakeries on the #checklist : Flury’s +Nahoum’s #kolkataKishi Arora
marwaris are the kings in #kolkata #justanobservation – could be wrong!Kishi Arora
My father’s fav jhal muri chap #kolkata – opp gangaur http://pic.twitter.com/bZxUYBApKishi Arora
Jhal muri #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/ndCWRSrQKishi Arora
Lunch time #flurys #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/4OZ95SXUKishi Arora
Cool arrangements yeah ? #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/b7sQHiX1Kishi Arora
I think I am going to eat a #horseshoe #kolkata #flurys http://pic.twitter.com/hlE85iNSKishi Arora
Almond cheese pastry + horse shoe #flurys #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/BhlgDAEhKishi Arora
Desserts have been eaten first #kolkata #flurys now for real lunch at #petercatKishi Arora
Beer anyone ? #petercat – this place is going to be 37 years old in dec #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/fPQNes71Kishi Arora
#petercat still uses tawa for sizzler- old school #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/y12iAsDbKishi Arora
#lunch – chelo kebab #petercat #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/zmOsvX17Kishi Arora
St thomas church , middleton row , back side of loreto house #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/lYfnrBS4Kishi Arora
Just stopped by #krazyforchocolate and saw these marzipan fruits #kolkata #manjusethia http://pic.twitter.com/R9fv79CaKishi Arora
Sattu #kolkata #isckontemple http://pic.twitter.com/QBQkWS0vKishi Arora
Paneer cone #kolkata #isckontemple http://pic.twitter.com/umxYoGF5Kishi Arora
Victoria memorial #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/lJJqy302Kishi Arora
Howrah station #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/uPbIfnnyKishi Arora
Man-made splendor (rabindra setu)- neeche sab blunder (poor man’s life there) #kolkataKishi Arora
Pagya patti- burra bazar – crazy fruit market! #kolkataKishi Arora
Gpo of #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/90XP5wNzKishi Arora
Writers building – didi’s playground 😉 #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/vDFffN2aKishi Arora
For the cricket lovers on my tl #edengardens #kolkata ( red road) #kolkata by night http://pic.twitter.com/bTHD3bDXKishi Arora
A drink at #veda at park mansion 🙂 #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/0u63CUjXKishi Arora
The movie #kahaani was shot here #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/vdfyJ7wJKishi Arora
Piara/ gabu/ amrudh /guava #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/wYGNKjlSKishi Arora
I love the british influenced architecture in esplanade (dharamtala)area of #kolkataKishi Arora
Chalu cup tea 🙂 #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/E71zLtRUKishi Arora
So much madu stuff has been bought for mommy..#kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/hNAnWvnqKishi Arora
Have to wake up at 6 in the morning for a 3 hr breakfast – food walk! phew!!! #kolkataKishi Arora
Breakfast mandli #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/7lPuDsFsKishi Arora
Malai toast out side the calcutta stock exchange #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/J1JlW0eAKishi Arora
Chai #kolkata – stock exchange http://pic.twitter.com/zs0JP94sKishi Arora
Kachori sabzi- sharma tea house #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/hAX3QfFjKishi Arora
Sautrahtra nimki house – pyaaz ka samosa+ papaya chutney+ dhokla + khandvi #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/T8mWwaGYKishi Arora
Hara baingan #kolkata. – jadu babu’s bazaar http://pic.twitter.com/s3wUZZh2Kishi Arora
Maachh #kolkata #jadubazara http://pic.twitter.com/gQAUBxrKKishi Arora
Snake gourd #kolkata #jadubazara http://pic.twitter.com/uSNTRLoTKishi Arora
To end the breakfast- misti dohi, beetroot chop, chocolate sandesh #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/Rv2y9OSzKishi Arora
#guptabrothers #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/nI5IbGvJKishi Arora
Abar khabo #guptabrothers #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/yL42JNsJKishi Arora
And now i can dose of for few hours after all that food and mithai! #kolkataKishi Arora
Balaram mullicks – baked rasgulla #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/fqpmsmc2Kishi Arora
Mango jol bhor #balaram #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/JHCVtXm2Kishi Arora
Mango misti doi #kolkata #balaram http://pic.twitter.com/9iM34PunKishi Arora
Radha ballavi – (luchi + chana daal) – shri hari mistanna #kolkata – sp mukherjii road #lunch http://pic.twitter.com/umYWqX0fKishi Arora
Langcha #kolkata – shri hari mistanna http://pic.twitter.com/oPKg36NRKishi Arora
Victoria toast #kolkata opp shibuji on wood street , made by chandu ji 🙂 http://pic.twitter.com/aEUxAYMkKishi Arora
Chandu ji has been making this for 36 years and poor guy now has diabetes- am his first customer for the day #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/z90IMH2FKishi Arora
My guides for the day – @sharadnahata and aakriti (I owe my weight gain to them) #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/eWRrg6bLKishi Arora
Last thing I eat in #kolkata (last few) – shibuji ka soda shikanjvi to digest all I ate http://pic.twitter.com/fqjsDqWlKishi Arora
Its a hard life – kabadai vala #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/qEx1JqCzKishi Arora
Gundi paan – lansdowne #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/i73tMKyAKishi Arora
Iced paan and the food trip is officially over ( I’d like to believe that) #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/VZvE05WdKishi Arora
Some pottery and props for cakes have been bought #kolkata http://pic.twitter.com/IjpHi1ApKishi Arora
Loved the food in #kolkata but the airport- seriously is worst than a macchi market!!!Kishi Arora
Spent an hr with ma – going through pics , 2 show how much & wht all i 8 in #kolkata ( while she is snacking on sandesh) #spoiltbratsheisKishi Arora

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TED with chocolate and brownies…

Wednesday 4 November 2009 | Posted by Kishi | foodaholics,Travel

Since I am posting this much later…I am including the speech which was written last minute for TED. Now I have a funny story to add. Right before the speech my left eye lens fell. It was probably the funnies moment coz I couldn’t see anything except bright light on my face. So I closed my eyes and just spoke what came to my heart. I think highlight of the story is that I gave out brownies and chocolates after the talk and people enjoyed.

A friend helped me …said let me ask you few questions. And while I answered he said here your speech is ready!

So guys I am going to keep this a home style recipe here are my ingredients of life:
 
My story started with the inspiration my grand mom gave me and Chef Yan who I saw on TV. That’s how I started, I pretended that all these knives and forks around the kitchen were mine and I was there to teach “someone” how to cook. The only problem was I didn’t know anything, and there wasn’t anyone to teach, so I combined the two and set out to teach myself!

I have come a long way in cooking since then but I have never taken the image of my grand mom out of my head.
I watched her patiently prepare things from scratch, put together everything and never complaining. My grandfather mostly just ate.
 
That taught me something about great cooking right there. And in the many years and many visits to different countries I have learned the secret to being great at cooking that I am going to tell you today. 
 
The 3 secrets to cooking
 
Secret 1
 
Be a foodie. Love the food.
To me a foodie isn’t someone who knows everything about food and can make the perfect chocolate cake because often they miss out on the 2 most important ingredients that are really needed to make food taste good. Passion and Love. The universal ingredients permeating our life and consuming everything around us. If you want to be a good cook or a great cook, be passionate about food!
When you cook, make sure you cook with your whole heart, because the person you cooked for would know if you haven’t put your whole soul into it. Food requires feelings. It’s a mirror to your personality- my personality is well rounded as you can see.
 
Secret 2.
 
Food to me is also the universal language. You don’t need to learn Spanish to make friends in Mexico, The enchiladas with paneer – works just fine. 
Most of the times you don’t even have to speak because you get in the way of eating food.
 
Secret  3
 
Food teaches you about patience, perfection and adjustment. the same dish can taste
different to different people (I mean, that’s scientific fact and also
a bit philosophical) because we each have a unique sensory system? So
being a good cook is also about being open-minded and recognizing that
what may taste one way to you may taste differently to someone else,
 
Ending
I thought long and hard about telling you how many memories food rushes in, but there’s no better way for you to understand what I say till you experience it. So I’m going to give you each one a chocolate piece I made. Don’t be a pig and stuff it in. Think of the happiest memory you have put the chocolate in your mouth while thinking about it and then just slowly take it in smiling to yourself.
 
So with those last words to “chew” on, I’ll leave you with my best wishes. Thank you and Namaste or may be Bon Appétit

Foodaholics Brownies

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Seattle,Desserts and a new experience…

Tuesday 29 September 2009 | Posted by Kishi | desserts,Travel

 

Desserts in Seattle

Memories of Seattle –new city, friends for life, wine, cheese, great learning, studio at capitol hill and tasty rustic desserts. Read on…my externship experience!

Dahlia lounge, one of the well-known fine dining restaurants is located in downtown Seattle. The restaurant is run by one of the famous chef of the Pacific Northwest, Tom Douglas. He also owns two more renowned restaurants in downtown Seattle. My externship was in the pastry kitchen that serves all the three restaurants and also the retail bakery located next to the restaurant. I worked under the supervision of the pastry Chef Toby Matasar who is also a CIA graduate. The first month was spent getting used to the work environment of the kitchen but as time passed I felt my sense of comfort and understanding grew exponentially. My teacher was my Sous chef Mark LeBlanc who taught me everything I was to learn during my tenure and got me in the habit achieving perfection in making the items even if it was something as simple as a cookie. He was patient and understanding. He spent a lot of time going over the recipes and making sure I got them.

The quality of the products used was very good. Most of the produce was organic and fresh and the menu was based on seasonal produce. This meant that the menu changed practically every month. High quality ingredients were used for garnish. The raw ingredients came from local distributors. The inventory was checked by the chef everyday and ordered in the morning. On weekends the same job was done by the Sous Chef. The way the pastry kitchen worked was very simple.

The items that were to be produced were marked on the Prep list and on completion they were struck out from the list. The techniques used in the kitchen were very basic and simple. The main aim in the kitchen was to get the work done easily and efficiently. In order to stay ahead of time a lot of production items were prepared before hand. Being the summer season there were a lot of catering events and private parties in the restaurant. The items were baked in the order they were required. All the retail bakery items were baked first (Dahlia Bakery) ; this was followed by items for Etta’s, then Palace Kitchen and last but not the least for The Dahlia lounge. As there were generally three or four people working at the same time, the work got divided and a lot of products got done before time. At the end of the day of there was more time left prep work was done for the next day. The food was tasted by Shelly who was employed as a quality controller. Each production item that was prepared was tasted by everyone. By doing so not only everyone got a chance to taste the food but it also served as a way of checking the quality of the food. Being a highly reputed restaurant it was necessary that the food was of the highest quality and steps were undertaken to maintain the quality.

Tom Douglas believes that a dessert should be simple and elegant. All the finished food once plated looked very rustic and simple. The dessert had to taste good but that did not imply that less time was given to its appearance. An uncomplicated way of presentation was used, a small cake with a scoop of ice cream with the fresh fruit coulis. For most of the summer the kitchen was busy with we did have some slow days.

I personally felt that sometimes there was a lot of wastage in the kitchen. If the monetary value was calculated over a period of time, I am sure it would be a lot of money. Sometimes the sale was overestimated thus leading to more wastage.

Working in the kitchen not only teaches one to learn about food but also the human side to it. I worked and dealt with different kinds of people who come from diverse backgrounds and with different personalities. I personally felt that each day was a challenge since I had to deal with a new situation, different from what I was faced with the previous day. Through this interaction I also greatly developed my interpersonal skills.

On the whole, the environment was healthy and happy and the people were very approachable. Everyone while working talked about their life and the kind of activities they are involved in. Our discussions ranged from food to clothing to religion, music and likes and dislikes amongst other things. I also learned about the American culture and provided as much information I could about India. Over a period of time the work place started feeling home to me.

Working in Dahlia lounge has been a great learning experience and working in a real world kitchen has greatly added to my confidence. This experience has not only helped me make concrete my career plans but taste and decide the kinds of desserts I personally like. Learning about a new place and city, a new culture and meeting new people thus made my externship one of my most cherished and unforgettable experience in my life. I would personally recommend this place to any enthusiastic student who is willing to take challenges and roll with the situation. It’s not only a great place to work and learn about the culinary field but also to meet some great people.

Friends in seattle

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