Travel Diaries – Gurudwaras of India + How Langar Food is made

I went on a tour to the Gurudwaras of India, mainly the ones in Delhi, Punjab & Himachal. Gurudwaras are so beautiful and peaceful. Here is a travel documentary/ travel vlog for all of you. So grab a coffee and enjoy this mini darshan of the various gurudwaras. Click here or click on the image below to watch the video.

Travel Vlog Gurudwara India

Gurudwara Shri Bangla Sahib, Delhi
Gurdwara Sri Guru Sis Ganj Sahib in Chandni Chowk, Delhi
Gurdwara Patal Puri, Kiratpur, Rupnagar, Punjab, Also seen in Bollywood Movie – Veer Zaara starring Shahrukh Khan, Preity Zinta
Gurudwara Shri Panjokra Sahib, Panjokra Village of Ambala Distt, Haryana
Gurudwara Shri Guru Ka Lahore Sahib, Basantpur in Billaspur Distt. of Himachal Pardesh
Gurudwara Shri Sehra Sahib, Basantpur, of Billaspur Distt. Its situated on the border of Himachal Pardesh
Gurudwara Shri Triveni Sahib, Basantpur of Billaspur Distt. Its situated on the border of Himachal Pardesh
Gurudwara Shri Gobind Singh Ji, Mandi, Himachal Pardesh
Gurudwara Qila Anandgarh Sahib, Punjab – It has a stepped well 4-metre in diameter. The baoli has 135 marbled steps
Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab
Virasat-e-Khalsa – Sikh Museum, Khalsa Heritage Memorial Complex, Anandpur Sahib, Punjab.
We also visited Gurudwara Manikaran Sahib – Manali, Gurudwara Paonta Sahib, Majnu ka Tila Gurudwara, Gurdwara Nanak Piao, Gurdwara Damdama Sahib but didn’t get a chance to film there.

Now its time to sneak into the Gurudwara kitchen and lets see how they make Langar food for so many people. Also find whats on my Langar plate. Click here or click on the image below to watch the video.

Langar Gurudwara

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Rabbit Hole Bar & Dining | Sydney

Rabbit Hole Bar & Dining held its first ever online influencers event ‘Cocktail Concepts & Culinary Craze’ for 20 top food bloggers from Sydney recently.

It was an intimate sit-down dinner hosted by owner Doug Laming. We indulged in first class French cuisine, crafted by Executive Chef Jeremy Metivier.  Owner Doug Laming presented some ground breaking cocktail making techniques and flavour combinations exclusive to the evening.

We were greeted and brought to the back bar, where they started the palate pleasing phenomenon with a champagne style cocktail and unique take on poached oysters.

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Remy Martin VSOP, pomme verte, elderflower, strawberries and apple served champagne style. Perfect start to the night.

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Poached oysters with yuzu jelly, green apple foam & liquid nitrogen kiwi spheres w/ ‘Magdalene’s Marvel’.

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Totally loved these oysters.

We were then seated in the adjoining dining room for a degustation menu of a further four courses, while Doug created an interactive cocktail experience at the mobile bar, wowing us with his molecular mixology expertise – including one of the highlights – the theatrical liquid nitrogen mojito air.

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Doug then presented this remarkable cocktail. Yellow Chartreuse, blanco tequila, grilled lime, agave, jalapeno & coriander served spherified. A must try.

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Then came my favourite. Scampi, bloody mary emulsion, coriander and tomato cous cous & crispy legs w/ ‘Ay Coramba’. I am still trying to figure out why is this my favourite. Is it the fabulous food styling or the explosion of flavours. Either ways, it was SO SO GOOD.

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Palate Cleanser – Liquid Nitrogen mojito air. This is the BOMB.

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 Are you still reading this blog post? STOP and take a drive down to Rabbit Hole and try this. Seriously, TRY THIS. Then, come back and tell me. So refreshing. So good.

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That glazed pork belly. Oh, YUM YUM. Another explosion of flavours with some amazing food styling. Glazed pork belly, butter bean puree, radish, pickled carrots & passionfruit w/ ‘The Rabbit Hole, White Negroni’. Another favourite of mine.

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Rabbit Hole redistilled bitter lemon gin’, No. 3 Gin, Solerno blood orange served short on an ice sphere containing a lily.

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Spherical gnocchi of mascarpone and savarin, black cardamom and mushroom consommé w/ ‘Rosemary’s got the Blues’. The gnocchi took a leaf out of the book of perfection.

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Paired with Bowmore 12yr, rosemary syrup, fresh pressed blueberries, apple & malic acid served cocktail style. A beautiful cocktail. Totally enjoyed this one.

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Now, it’s time for some DESSERTS!

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Coffee lovers, this is for you. Fireball whisky, ‘Rabbit Hole’ coffee liquor, vanilla & chocolate bitters served as a bitter foam inside edible glass.

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Toffee apple sugar sphere, cinnamon foam, almond nougat & apple w/ ‘Wonka’s Wasted’. Now that is some seriously styled dessert. You have a sweet tooth, you gotta try this.

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Hop down The Rabbit Hole for an explosion of flavours, exquisite food styling and some ground breaking cocktails. A fiesta of flavours and ideas!

 Rabbit Hole Bar & Dining | Address: 82 Elizabeth St, Sydney NSW 2000 | Phone:(02) 8084 2505

SoCal Neutral Bay | Sydney {Event}

Southern Californian themed restaurant and bar SoCal in Neutral Bay hosted their first ever SoCal Sydney #Social recently for 20 Sydney food bloggers.

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SoCal Neutral Bay

SoCal has been a favourite of mine ever since I savoured some delicious fare at a Sony event hosted here.

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Menu for the evening – bring it on!

The event was an intimate Cali-inspired sit-down dinner hosted by Head Chef Zac Smart and Bar Manager Joe Worthington.

All the dishes were expertly paired with matching beverages, and Zac and Joe talked through each dish and drink to us throughout the night.

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Corn Chips with Guacamole and salsas – Can I ever have enough of this!

We were greeted and brought to the welcoming heated terrace, where we nibbled on corn chips with guacamole and salsas and sipped on classic margarita cocktails.

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Classic Margarita Carafes – perfect start to the evening.

Before dinner was served, we gathered around Joe Worthington at his mobile bar for a ‘super amazing mystery’ interactive cocktail experience.

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Joe’s Super Amazing Mystery Interactive Cocktail Experience – Look at him! He sure knows his craft.

Joe whipped up egg whites and burst citrus smells from peeled oranges into the air while demonstrating how to make his tequila based cocktail concoction.

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Crab and Sopressatta Tostadas – yummy nibbles. So good!

After the demonstration, we were seated for our first course of crab and sopressatta tostadas, which was delivered personally by Head Chef Zac Smart.

As we settled in for the night, dishes rolled out from the kitchen including chicken sliders – marinated chicken breast with avocado and chorizo; which was paired with Frisco Pisco cocktails – chilli-infused Pisco, egg white, elderflower liqueur, lime, sugar and muddled cucumber.

The third course was seared salmon with broccolini, chilli and coriander salsa verde paired with Dry Creek, Fume Blanc, Sonoma white wine.

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Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder with faro, freekeh, quinoa and kale – Very addictive. A must have. One of my favourites!

Next on the menu was the slow roasted lamb shoulder with faro, freekah, quinoa and kale paired with a glass of Bliss Pinot Noir; followed by Scotch fillet with chimmichurri and mushroom salad served with Dry Creek ‘Heritage’ Zinfandel, Sonoma.

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Scotch Fillet with Chimmichurri

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Mushroom Salad – A salad so good, you can definitely have more of it.

To finish off the night, and after a range of savoury dishes, SoCal impressed us with their chocolate, pistachio and tequila brownie with chipotle cream; served with a salted caramel espresso martini that consisted of Ketel One, Galliano Ristretto, salted caramel and espresso with honeycomb.

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Salted Espresso Martini  – Ketel One, Galliano Ristretto, salted caramel and espresso with honeycomb – I am calling it the Martini with a Story. And, the story goes such that some of my readers saw me having this via my instagram; went there , got ADDICTED to it and emailed to thank me for this gorgeousness. Virtual high-five to all you wonderful people!

SoCal has a laid back, Southern Californian sandy vibe and feel, and with its quality food and drinks, matched with exceptional service, the restaurant is a winning formula in the hot spot area of Neutral Bay. Definitely worth revisiting. Great food, amazing atmosphere and a fantastic cocktail menu.Make sure you get their sliders, slow roasted lamb shoulder and the espresso martini {if you are an espresso person}.  The staff is super amazing and friendly.

Stop living in a cave and visit this place. You won’t regret it.

 

SoCal: 1 Young Street, Neutral Bay, Sydney AU

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Sydney Places to Eat: Bread & Circus Wholefoods Canteen Review

A sunny winter morning brings me to Alexandria to this cosy warehouse that houses Bread & Circus amongst others. I checked their menu online before reaching there just to have an idea of what was on offer. Apparently they have a daily menu that is uploaded on their website. I spotted a generous amount of organic and biodynamic in it.

On reaching I was a bit stunned with the charming vibe of this place. Cosy. Airy. Sunny. Vibrant. I could stay here all day, my heart said. My mind agreed.

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What we ate + What we drank

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Latte. Nice. Love the pink crockery.

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Sandwich box – Poached organic Inglewood chicken w/Dijon-chive biodynamic yogurt.

So good. I can certainly go back for this one.

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We asked for the Daily Smoothie. On the day we went, they had Banana and Berries as their Smoothie of the Day. Seriously, so so good. We took a Large.

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Parmesan not-so-scrambled eggs. Biodynamic eggs w/bullet chili [or] real truffle oil, under shaved parmesan w/avocado, baby spinach, fresh herbs and sourdough.

We opted for the truffle oil. Lovely flavour and nicely cooked eggs.

Bread & Circus Wholefoods Canteen, Alexandria | Sydney

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Friendly Service. Healthy and interesting menu constituting seasonal, organic and biodynamic items. Lots of choice.

Definitely worth revisiting.

Bread & Circus : 21 Fountain Street Alexandria | Sydney

PA xx

Wagga: What to eat, and where to eat it

Around 5 hours drive from Sydney, is a wonderful city called Wagga Wagga. My favourite place. I dream of moving there someday. It has a fantastic cafe culture, great organic produce easily available, friendly people and a positive vibe.

I have been to Wagga a couple of times and absolutely love walking around, absorbing the sights and sounds of this gorgeous place. Here are some of my favourite meals from Wagga.

Corn fritters with avocado and tomato salsa + pot of English breakfast tea @ Old Empire Tea House. One of the best corn fritters! I am on the hunt for something so good in Sydney.

Scallops in xo, sweet and sour coral trout, seafood fried rice, banana fritters with vanilla ice cream. They had choice of 3 sauces – caramel, strawberry, chocolate. I don’t know what I was thinking and ordered strawberry. Thankfully it turned out good. @Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant.

Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant. Such a lovely place!

Poached eggs. Basil. Sourdough bread. Perfect brekkie @ Old Empire Tea House. Had it so many times!

Yummy and super delicious Coral Trout @ Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant.

Amazing Kung Pao Prawn @Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant.

Yum Cha @ Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant. BBQ Pork Bun, Prawns and Lotus Paste Bun.

Some amazing banana bread @ Old Empire Tea House.

Latte @ MatesGully Organic Cafe.

Chai Tea @ Old Empire Tea House to start the day.

Old Empire Tea House is such a warm and cozy place to start the day. Poached eggs on freshly baked sourdough. Love places like these that serve local organic produce.

Had a couple of meals. More than a couple of meals @ Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant. Such a lovely place!

Can’t get enough of the Chai Tea @ Old Empire TeaHouse

Quiche Lorraine with salad @ Old Empire Tea House. So good!

 

A quaint little place that touches your heart. Wagga, it is.

 

Have you been to Wagga? Is there something I should really really try on my next trip there?

 

 

 

PA xx