Thursday, April 30, 2015

A food photo a day - Day 30

Another picture from my kitchen. Whole Chilly Bajji! The yummiest of all - hot and spicy, served with a cup of Coffee. Home away from Home.....

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

A food photo a day - Day 29

This one's from my kitchen. The first baking experiment.

Poppy seed Muffin

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A food photo a day - Day 28

As uninviting the picture is, this was one of the nicest Mango Curry that I have tried in a Thai Restaurant. Don't remember the place though :(

Thai Mango Curry

Monday, April 27, 2015

A food photo a day - Day 27

Another pic from my kitchen or should I say Hubby's? The first Omelette which hubby made, on the weekend I landed here.

Spinach-Tomato Omelette topped with Black Olives

Sunday, April 26, 2015

A food photo a day - Day 26

As eager I would be to try newer cuisine, Hubby will usually be right as to weather I will like it or not. During a visit to Santa Cruz, I wanted to try a Sri Lankan Restaurant, as I had never before experienced it.

Our table for the evening

Buddha mural on the wall

The decor at the entrance

Coconut Roti with Pickle and Coconut Curry

Davenport Artichokes - Shallow fried Artichoke hearts, Thai Green Curry and Kaffir Lime Aioli

Spring Dosa

A unique cozy place - unfortunately this was taken


The decor was nice and the menu unique - Casablanca Ravioli, Brown Rice Biryani, Banana Blossom Salad, Ceylon Chilly Curry, Fresh Fig Naan! But the portion was small and pricey.

@Malabar, Santa Cruz, CA

Saturday, April 25, 2015

A food photo a day - Day 25

This was our first experiment with Ethiopian food. Firstly, we were not sure if a vegetarian option was available. The food was definitely tasty, but was served cold. Then learnt that is the way the food is served here.

We ordered for Vegetarian combo and all the side dishes were served on the sourdough flatbread known as Injera. Injera is made out of iron rich Teff flour. They gave unlimited Injera's rolled in a basket along with this.

Vegetarian combo @ Ethiopian Restaurant

Painting at Ethiopian Restaurant

@ Zeni Ethiopian Restaurant, San Jose, CA

A food photo a day - Day 24

Found this in some coffee place. Surprising I do not have any photos of my morning joe from the coffee shop visits!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A food photo a day - Day 23

Beaming from the success of Pav Break/Dinner rolls, I wanted to try Potato Bun. Something that I missed staying away from home. Read more about the regional delicacy, the Iyengar Bakery Potato Bun here.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A food photo a day - Day 22

This was my first tryst with Burmese food. Oh Boy! I must say, it surely was a feast for the tastebuds.

Samosa SoupA delicious soup made with samosas, potatoes, onions, lentils, cabbage and falafel

Brown Rice & Fiery Tofu & VegetablesWok fried tofu, string beans, bell peppers and basil in lightly fiery Rangoon sauce

Burmese Pad ThaiRice noodles mixed with tofu, fresh red bell peppers, onion, pea leaves, cabbage, peanuts and scrambled egg

@Rangoon Ruby, Palo Alto, CA

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A food photo a day - Day 21

'Colorful chillies' - potted plants.

@Trader Joe's

Monday, April 20, 2015

A food photo a day - Day 20

Todays food pics are from my kitchen, the first time I baked Pav/Dinner Rolls.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

A food photo a day - Day 19

Talking about American, Continental and English Breakfast yesterday, I certainly can't miss the South Indian. One of our weekend indulges. Both images have the filter coffee missing.

Masala Dose, Uddu Vada-Sambar, Mini Idli-Sambar, Pongal, Jamoon

Uttapam, Uddu Vada, Chutney, Sambar, Pongal and Jamoon

@Sangeetha Restaurant, Sunnyvale, CA

A food photo a day - Day 18

Somehow I totally missed a post yesterday, thinking I have already posted! I was thinking of Breakfast options namely American, Continental and English

I don't remember to have clicked a photo of my Breakfast plate while I visited UK for work. The first time I went, Cellphone with Cameras were not around, so not sure if I have anything in my DSLR. But, I did eat English Breakfast for weeks, since I was put up in a Hotel.

This is the American Breakfast, sans Orange Juice and Coffee. Looks like I had already gulped down the Juice and Coffee was on the way. I didn't remember the location, but google images helped me. These white plates with a blue line are from Ihop. So there it goes....

ButterMilk Pancakes, Whole Wheat Toast, French Fries and Garden Omelette

Friday, April 17, 2015

A food photo a day - Day 17

This was a first time for me and loved the Hibiscus Tea.

Hibiscus Tea @ Loving Hut, Santa Clara, CA

Thursday, April 16, 2015

A food photo a day - Day 16

This was our second visit, since we loved the ambience, presentation and food.


Toasted Almonds and Baby Spinach Chaat

Vegetable Biryani, freshly baked in a pot!

I loved the Big Buddha painting too.

@Rasam's, Sunnyvale, CA

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A food photo a day - Day 15

We love the salads in the Thai Restaurants. The tangy sauce, fresh veggies and coconut, makes it just perfect!

Raw Papaya Salad

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A food photo a day - Day 14

One of my favorite dish is Veggie Momo - a North-East India/Nepal delicacy. A street food in that part of the world!

At a Himalayan Restaurant@Roseville, CA

Monday, April 13, 2015

A food photo a day - Day 13

Some indulgences are nostalgic. Once such favorite is to kick off he weekend with Idli-Sambar. And its possible in the BayArea.

Vada Sambar & Mini Idli Sambar

@Anand Bhavan, Sunnyvale, CA

Sunday, April 12, 2015

A food photo a day - Day 12

Today's food photo is from my kitchen. These pizza's were made from scratch. Any veggie just taste amazing on the pizza.

Half & Half : Basil Eggplant and Jalapeno Pineapple

Tomato, Mushroom, Jalapeno, Capcicum, Olives and Mozarella!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

A food photo a day - Day 11

Talking about food, the Google Shopping Express should really get a mention, for delivering all the food to the doorsteps from different stores in < 24hrs!

See how nicely its packed in recyclable bags.

Google Shopping Express@BayArea, California

Friday, April 10, 2015

A food photo a day - Day 10

One of our favorite indulgence is a Banana Split - Three flavors of ice-cream in a split banana boat, topped with Pineapple, Strawberry and Cherries with nuts sprinkled all over. It truly is a ice-cream lovers delight! We often indulge in this as Baskin Robbins

But, if the ice-cream flavors are Indian (like chikoo, kulfi, lychee, meetha paan, gulkand, alphonso mango) its a relish!

Nirvanaah@Sunnyvale, CA

Thursday, April 09, 2015

A food photo a day - Day 9

Walking through the displays in Ikea is fun. I end up doing so at least a couple times a year. Even though I end up not buying anything, I often treat myself to some goodies in the food court. 

Cream-of-Tomato-Soup & Tiramisu!

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

A food photo a day - Day 8

Strawberry Lemonade - The Strawberry flavor made the Lemonade real interesting.

Chat Platter - The presentation and variety was exceptional, and the platter was quiet tasty too.

@Rasam's, Sunnyvale, CA

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

A food photo a day - Day 7

This photo is my kitchen. The stuffed eggplant aka bharvaan baingan aka ennegayi as its called in south india is such a delight. I however forgot to click a picture after cooking.

Monday, April 06, 2015

A food photo a day - Day 6

These pics are from a Valentine dinner at a Thai place in the Bay area on a cold February evening. 

Pad see ew - Hubby's all time favorite flat noodle dish!

Pineapple fried rice - I love this for the sweet and sour pineapple flavor and not to mention the presentation :)

Sunday, April 05, 2015

A food photo a day - Day 5

One pleasant discovery during the first trip to Hawaii was a Vegan chain called 'Loving Hut'. Its interesting on how each Loving hut location has a unique menu, even though its a chain. Fresh herbs, light broth, lots and lots of veggies, tofu all in a hot and spicy dish. After that during all our travels, looking out and visiting a Loving Hut location has been a best bet for us.

Fabulous Pho on the left - Rice noodle soup with tofu, vegan protein, mushroom, bean sprouts & basil.
Spicy Royal Noodle on the right - Lemongrass based soup, rice noodle with tofu, vegan protein, mushroom, cabbage and fresh herbs

Saturday, April 04, 2015

A food photo a day - Day 4

This was in a Vegan Thai Restaurant in Las Vegas. Some food adventures turn out to be really pleasant. We were really hungry and was getting back onto the road after our stay in Las Vegas. The Thai Restaurant which we had visited in the previous trip not only had a 1hr wait time, but also a long line. People in the line were so hungry that they were getting into verbal arguments and fights with the hotel staff and each-other. And we happened to find this Vegan-Thai place within 0.1 mi away, and I should say, that the food was one of the best Thai food I have ever tasted.

Raw Papaya Salad

Deep Fried Ice-cream 
I am still at awe on how the outer layer can be crisp and hot and can hold cold ice-cream inside it!

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