Picture of the Week
Here are some pictures of Cicadas that I have taken in my front yard. If you want to read about 14 fun facts about Cicadas via the Smithsonian Magazine - click here
"Puttu" - A specialty of Kerala - Photo of the Week
A simple dish made with rice flour, cumin and coconut and salt. Coarsely ground rice flour is sprinkled with water and mixed with freshly grated coconut ,cumin and salt : to resemble breadcrumbs. This mixture is steamed in a "putti kutti" - a cylinderical piece of bamboo as shown in the picture above. Alternatively they are also steamed in coconut shells.(the eyes of the coconut are pierced so that the steam can pass through). Traditionally seerved with black chickpea curry or with ripe plantains and papadam. This picture was taken on a recent trip to India at a toddy shop about 12 kms from Kochi called - "Mulla Pandhal", which serves some amazing food....
More about " Mulla Pandhal" on a future post.
China 2020 ; An exclusive preview of the future of dining- Breeze Restaurant - lebua Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
BREEZE RESTAURANT - LEBUA HOTEL,
STATE TOWER 1055, SILOM ROAD, BANGRAK, BANGKOK, 10500, THAILAND.
Situated on 51st and 52 nd floor
Here the chefs have come up with an exquisite preview of the future of dining in China by 2020. Menu is given here
Entrance through a glass sky bridge and a spectacular view of the city.
Dramatic presentation of cocktails!
Amuse Bouche ! Beautiful presentation
Assorted accompaniment sauces
An assorted seafood platter with Sea Urchin in the center - Delish!
Great food! Spectacular view! Attentive Service !
Another fabulous dinner after recently dining at Lebua's flagship restaurant located on the 65th floor MEZZALUNA. If time permits before I head back to Washington, looking forward to dining at yet another of Lebua's restaurant located on the 63rd floor SIROCCO ; the world's highest al fresco restaurant with a dramatic view of Bangkok.
KERALA FISH CURRY
Chilies, Shallots, ginger, "kodampuli' & curry leaves cooked in a traditional earthern ware container called "chatti" or "Mann chatti"