I want to post the next chapter of the road trip soon, but I just didn’t have time to put it together yet. Yesterday was a busy. We had to visit a lot of people who welcomed us with food and more food, so many glasses of sweet tea and all kind of local snacks. Before I know it, it was almost midnight. We were extremely exhausted and full. Anyway, I don’t want to be gone from blogging without any update for too long so I just want to drop in and say hi and tell you
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Fish is a stable side dish in Kerala. As a rice consuming state of India, fish makes a perfect entremets in everyday meal in the coastal regions of India. Whether it is a curry or fries, dried and fry again, most people in Kerala just can’t live without fish. I’m not exaggerating; fish is a big part of Malayali Cuisine. Malabar, for example, a part of state of Kerala we are right now, includes fish in everyday meal, except on Friday and limited occasions when red meat and poultry, which are considered to be special, would be
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In the earlier post, I have shown you the route map of our road trip to the south of India. So as per the plan, we’re supposed to spend a night at Hassan, but the funny thing about travelling is, no matter how much you try, you always stray away from your plan. In this case, we left home 2 hours late, and the traffic in NH4 wasn’t the same as it used to be. There were too many vehicles on the road, and many travellers weren’t followed any traffic rule. There are also a lot of renovations and
Continue reading Road Trip to the South of India Part 2: Pune to Shimoga (Shivamoga)
The day before we were about to go on our long road trip, Monica Dsouza called us for a lovely and exclusive event in Westin Pune Koregaon Park. I meant to post about it sooner, but I just had no connection on my laptop while we were traveling until today.
So how is your holiday mood coming along? Have you thought about parties, gifts and food? Westin had set up a cozy feeling for Pune this December. A giant gingerbread house is set on the side, with lots of cute Christmas-y goodies in there, from lollipops to cookies,
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If you haven’t followed us on instagram or twitter, you might haven’t heard that we’re on an amazing road trip in south of India right now. Tes is on both of them 24/7 as long as we have the internet connection. They’re great to stay in touch, and she’ll be able to answer your questions right away. Make sure you add us. Tes is always on her phone instagraming and twitting the entire trips. You should check out our road trip tips series. They’re hilarious. We also taped the entire the trip for our youtube channel. Make sure you
Continue reading Road Trip to the South of India 2013 Part 1 : Introduction by Sadik
Recently, there have been lots of buzzes about Starbucks coffee all over Pune. Everyone started to post the pictures of their cups of coffee on instagram and twitter. We wanted to check it out, but we have been too busy to make it until we found out that Starbucks Coffee opened another store at the place we usually go for grocery shopping.
We thought we would take a look so we called our friend Sahil from Dishoomit to catch up. Now, this is another thing I want to tell to you later. Sahil has this cool app which
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Do you like the smell of dried fish? I love it. I grew up eating different types of dried fish. In Thailand, we have tons of different kinds of dried seafood that you would just want to dive in, if you love dried fish that is.
Here in India, I get these dried shrimp. It’s different from what I get from Thailand which is more firm and meatier. But the flavor is close. And here is one of my favorite ways to cook dried shrimp.
Dried fish scent is an acquiring taste. Some people really don’t like
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Since I posted the pictures of our little trek to a nearby mountain on this blog and on Instagram (@tespyuphin), I have gotten a lot of questions about it. So where is this cozy pretty spot hidden right next to the heart of the city? Well, this beautiful hill is next to Pune Airport. Take Dhanori-Porwal Road to DY Patil Knowledge City, the mountain is right next to it.
If you stay close by, it’s worth taking an early morning trip to trek this hill. It’s an easy trek which will take about 45 minutes to one hour
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Okay, this post is going to be quick because as soon as you finish reading this, you should be heading to ABC Farms for Cheese and Wine Festival right now!
Early this week, I was invited via twitter to go check out ABC Farms Cheese and Wine Festival 2013. Well, if you haven’t connected to me yet, I’m @TesHomewarming
I was very excited because I know there’re going to be lots of cheeses to try and to bring home. There are plenty of good wines for you to stock for the holidays as well.
So here are some sneak
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Noodle is my comfort food. There are so many ways to whip it up. It doesn’t need a lot of time to cook, and it can go with anything. From a simple stir fry to a bowl of steamy noodle in hot broth, every kind of noodle dishes is so comforting, and I love them all.
I don’t like to cook anything complicated on the normal days. Tofu and Noodle with Sticky Plum Sauce is that kind of food I make at home on regular basis. It’s simple, easy and take less than 15 minutes to cook. I
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