Food

Indian Home Made Food (Lunch & Dinner) for Pickup / Delivery (Redmond / Bellevue / Puget Sound Area in WA, USA)

1.             Rupali Mittal,

Near Crossroad, Bellevue, WA

Contact # 425 746 2747

2.             Urban Tadka – urbantadka@hotmail.com

They offers good food at affordable prices. And they deliver for free.

3.             tanuka_p@hotmail.com

425 894 0506

Price range: $8/lb. for any food listed

4.             Priya

425 956 4599 or e-mail : hmvmeals@gmail.com

They have wide selection of North Indian and South Indian dishes

5.             http://rajaranicuisine.com/

6.             www.indianfoodforyou.webs.com

7.             http://everydayfood.yolasite.com/contact.php


Places to buy homemade Roti’s (Indian bread) in Redmond, Bellevue Area

1.     Healthy Homemade Vegetarian Meals at your doorstep
     Ph no: 425 956 4599
     Email: hmvmeals@gmail.com
 
2.     Home Made Roti’s by Puneeta (Call her to have it ready)
     Bothell, WA 
Phone :
(425) 818-5263
 
3.     Home Made rotis made from 100% wheat flour.
     Ph. No: 214-329-0318.

Picnic Places with Wine Tasting around Seattle / Redmond, WA

If you are in Seattle / Redmond area and looking for a serene long drive (but not too long) with great Wine Tasting experience all together clubbed into a picnic, here are my recommendations.

  • Prosser

Recommendation for Birth Day Cake shops

Recommendation for Birth Day Cake shops – Redmond/Seattle/Kirkland, WA Area

Here are my recommendation for shops to get good Birthday cakes in Redmond/ Seattle/ Kirkland / Bothell area. List is in the decreasing order of most recommended to least recommended:

  • Regent Bakery, Redmond – great taste but pricey and bad customer service
  • Hoffmans, Kirkland - great taste
  • Mayuri Bakery – good taste, reasonable price, more like Indian cakes Belle pastry in Bellevue
  • Whole Foods Bakery – good taste, accommodate customization request & great customer service
  • Mike’s Amazing Cakes – very fancy cakes for kids.
  • Costco Bakery – reasonable price, good quality with huge quantity (feeds ~ 50 people)

Food Recommendations for Honolulu

Food Recommendations for Honolulu

1. http://keosthaicuisine.com/: Keo’s Thai Cuisine, 2028 Kuhio Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii,96815 (at the Ambassador Hotel)
2. http://www.royal-hawaiian.com/: Mai Tai Bar at the Royal Hawaiian, 2259, Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815.
Some great dishes include “Scratch Mai Tai” & “Smoke Mai Tai.”


Indian Cooking Classes (Vegeterian / Vegan / Non-Vegeterian)

Indian Cooking Classes (Vegeterian / Vegan / Non-Vegeterian)

With the advent of internet, you don't really need to join traditional cooking classes. Now a days, there are great websites that not only give you recipies but also show you video shots for how to cook those. I have been using these for few years now & never really looked back to traditional classes.


Regent Bakery & Cafe Review (Redmond / Bellevue, WA, USA)

Regent Bakery & Cafe Review
15159 NE 24TH St
Redmond, WA 98052 47.6314 -122.1384

Overall Impression:
Great taste but extremely bad customer service.

Price Point:
Over priced.
Regular 2 to 2.5 pound cake costs between $29 - $40. A slice costs around $4 - but again, the taste is great so you will forget the price after tasting their stuff.

Taste:


Best place for Aaloo Tikki in Redmond / Seattle / Bothell, WA, USA

Best place for Aaloo (Potato) Tikki (type of a cutlet snack) in Redmond / Seattle / Bothell, WA, USA

For the first time I found typical yummy Aloo Tikki in Puget Sound Area at "Preet's Casual Indian Dining, Redmond/Kirkland".


Recommendations for Food Joints in Beijing, China

Recommendations for Food Joints in Beijing, China

While food in China / Beijing is great, it’s always helpful to have some real experience. More so since most people speak native language & communicating in English is almost impossible. However people are smart & you can manage with action.

Here are some recommendations for food joints in Beijing, China:


Recommendation for Indian food caterer in Redmond \ Bellevue Area

Recommendation for Indian food caterer in Redmond \ Bellevue Area

1. Adukala Visesham (http://adukalavishesham.blogspot.com/): Highly recommended for “feel like home made” food & good food quality. This is run by a couple of housewives. Cater south indian/ north indian, veg/non-veg cuisines all.
Contact: seattlechefs@gmail.com


Indian Lunch Box Delivery Services in Redmond, Bellevue Area

Indian Lunch Box Delivery Services in Redmond, Bellevue Area

 
1.    Redmond Lunchbox
They are new in the area (opened around 1/25/2010) and are delivering to Redmond/ Bellevue /Microsoft Campus locations.
 

Water Ways Cruise Review - A Perfect Valentine Gift!

Water Ways Cruise Review - A Perfect Valentine Gift!
Lakeside Events Center
CaterArts Catering
2501 N Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98103
ph 206.223.2060 fx 206.223.2066
 
Looking for a Valentine gift idea? Already tried the usual gifts, dinners & massages? How about something more romantic like a valentine special dinner on cruise?
 
Valentine special dinning cruise by WaterWays is certainly something you both will find memorable. This 2.5hr cruise was more memorable than any other Valentine gifts that I can think today. How is how my experience was with it:
 
Overall Experience: Superb.
It starts with a rose by cruise captain & a glass of champagne, which was just flattering. Then a hostess takes you to your pre-reserved table ready for candle light dinner on cruise. There were ~30 tables at first floor & ~5-6 tables on top (second) floor. A nice guitarist on the top floor made the environment more lively. Just after having that marvelous entry, the well decorated space inside for valentine & the kind of service you receive, you feel the money is worth spent. For an occasion like Valentine Day food mattered least to me and I came be all happy.

Chili's Deli & Mart Review - A perfect place for authentic South Indian TASTE

Chili's Deli & Mart Review - A perfect place for authentic South Indian TASTE

Neighborhood: University District
5002 University Way NE
(between 50th St & 52nd St)
Seattle, WA 98105

(206) 526-9392
 
Category: South Indian Food, serves Vegetarian, Vegan & Non-Vegetarian.
 
Cost: for the area in the area e.g. Masala Dosa for $7.99 & Utthapam for $8.99.
 
Overall Impression: Food Taste /Quality:  Service/Ambience:

Indian buffet for dinner in Redmond/Seattle, WA area

Preet's Casual Indian Dining - Dinner Buffet Review
8440 160th Ave NE
(between 83rd St & 85th St)
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 867-9400
Category: North Indian (Punjabi) Food, serves Veg.
Cost: $10 per person
Overall Impression of Buffet:
Great light food served with 2 chapati, raita, 1 snack & 1 sweet dishes. Great taste & decent service. Good value for money!

Preet's Casual Indian Dining: Lunch Buffet Review

Preet's Casual Indian Dining – Lunch Buffet Review
8440 160th Ave NE
(between 83rd St & 85th St)
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 867-9400
Category: North Indian (Punjabi) Food, serves Veg.
 
Preets Casual Indian Dining has been doing good in the area for years. So far it was lacking the Lunch buffet which most of the Indian Restaurants in this area offered profitably e.g. Kanishka / Mehfil. I have tried it 3 times since it’s inception on Dec 21st’ 2009. Here is what I liked & didn’t like in the Lunch buffet.
 
Overall Impression of Buffet:
Good light food, includes a snack & two sweet dishes, good taste, decent service.

Indi Bite Review : Cross Roads, Bellevue, WA

 

Indi Bite
Crossroads Mall
15600 NE 8th St
Bellevue, WA - 98004 
Category: Indian Food (North Indian & South Indian), serves Veg & Non-veg both.
 
Overall Impression:
stale food, unauthentic taste, dirty crockery, poor (nil) service.

Delhi Palace Review : Great Indian Food in FlagStaff on the way to Grand Canyon, AZ

Delhi Place (Cuisine of India)

2700 S Woodlands Vlg Blvd
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 [Ph: (928) 556-0019]

Category: North Indian Food, serves Vegetarian, Vegan & non-Vegetarian.

Overall Impression: Awesome light food, perfect service, decent ambience & clean crockery & friendly people with Punjabi Indian influence. Lunch buffet is perfect at the price.


Recommendations: South Indian Restaurants in Redmond & Seattle, WA area

Good

·         Spice Route Bellevue

·         Chilis Deli and Market in Seattle U District   


Good restaurants around Vancouver & Surrey, BC, Canada

Name

City

Cuisine

Bombay Se

Surrey

Chaat and more

Asian Spice

Surrey

Indian-Chinese

Hakka Masti

Surrey

Indian-Chinese

Prabu Sweets

Surrey

Sweets & light-snacks

Desi Junction

Surrey

 

Mirch Masala

Surrey

 

Original Tandoori Kitchen

Surrey

 

House of Dosa

Vancouver

Dosas & more

Vij's Restaurant

Vancouver

Indian fusion

Chili Pepper House

Vancouver

Indian-Chinese

Green Lettuce

Vancouver

Indian-Chinese

Saravana Bhavan

Vancouver

South-Indian

Maurya

Vancouver

 

Raga

Vancouver

 

Vij's Rangoli

Vancouver

 


Golden India Cuisine Review : New Restaurant at Redmond, WA

Golden India Cuisine
7625 170th Avenue Northeast
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 898-2844
Category: North Indian Food, serves Veg & Non-veg both.
Overall Impression: Great food, nice ambience, nice & clean crockery, great service & extremely friendly people with punjabi influence but little expensive for À la carte.
Location: This new restaurant has come right next to RedRobin & Mc Donald Drive Thru at Redmond Town Center.

Thai Food in Redmond / KirkLand, WA

 Good
1.     Zen Yai (fresh food, great taste & service)
Tel. (425)378-1100 Fax (425)378-9341
2.     No Pokka (unique & good taste, decent customer service)
9745 NE 117th Ln
Kirkland, WA 98034-8951
(425) 821-0199

New Delhi - Places to visit & great food venues

http://deepsinsight.blogspot.com

Tons of interesting information about places to visit, places to shop & eat & useful contact numbers in Delhi is available here. Best thing is that the shopping places listed here are some of my favourite ones & I consider these "not to be missed" when you are in Delhi e.g. FabIndia & DilliHaat etc.


Good Indian Food in Los Angeles, CA, USA

Vegetarians
·         Soup Plantation
Chain of restaurants in CA & other states.
Reasonably priced buffet with lots of fresh salads, fruits, soups, freshly baked pizza, muffins, ice cream etc.

Good Indian Restaurants in Redmond, WA

Good
   * Mayuri Restaurant @ Redmond (authentic Indian taste & decent customer service)
   * Golden India Cuisine @ Redmond Town Center
Average
   * Preet's @ Redmond way
   * Kanishka @ Redmond way
Bad