Time Out reveals secrets behind Delhi’s Belly

July 25, 2011 at 4:52 pm 7 comments

Everyone is always interested to know what goes on behind the scene or closed doors or in the kitchen? Pick-up the latest issue of Time Out (Delhiedition) and you will know what I mean. For the un-aware Time Out is a fortnightly city magazine which is known for doing anonymous reviews and pays for them too.


They conducted a dipstick survey with the 30 top chefs in the city. So what if they haven’t made it public who those 30 are, it is a dhasoo survey with double dhamka results… Okay, Okay, I am getting carried away in the excitement but If you were in my place you wouldn’t react differently either if you read:

  • The world famous Dal Bukhara is Non-Vegetarian
  • Finally the word is out- Olive Bar & Kitchen is one of the most overrated restaurant. Ha! you don’t need to be a food blogger, critic or a chef to say this but then no one took my word on it…
  • Mamagoto- Serves the best bean salad– Now didn’t I tell you this as well http://wp.me/pyzGT-9P. Looks like I can claim to be a food blogger now 😉
  • Vikram Khatri, one of the best chefs in the making- I agree! He knows Japanese food at the back of his hand, understands a guest’s preferences, is media savvy and makes awesome food.  I have had a few meals prepared by him when he worked with a Five Star, his previous job. But Bakshish Dean as an upcoming chef, still? He’s been around for as long as I learnt F for food.
  • For more go pick-up your copy

All the questions in the survey are bang on; they have not worried about hurting sentiments or damaging top of the line restaurant reputations. I say, Time Out got its recipe right on this one. Right mix of spices is equal to a dish which appeals to all- senses!

Raghu Karnad, this issue of Time Out is answer to all awards, rewards, ratings, rantings,reviews, praises given till date to everything that has little worth, value for money or is over-hyped & priced in Delhi-NCRs F&B industry.

We want you to do a similar one on the media. Unveil its real face and unravel the mystery which makes these journalists believe they are no less than demi gods! Basically what makes ‘Media’ a dirty word today and don’t mince your words on this one either!

For all those 30 chefs, if I knew who you were I would make it a point to visit your restaurant.


Entry filed under: Delhi-ghtfully Yours!, Me & Media.

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mayank  |  July 26, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Interesting – Dal Bukhara is non veg! Do i hear the vegans cringing!

    • 2. delhizen  |  July 26, 2011 at 2:50 pm

      I tell ya, this is the ultimate scoop! Chicken stock is that “secret” ingredient, what do you think?

  • 3. Kunal  |  July 28, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Wish there is a similar article for Hyderabad 🙂

    • 4. delhizen  |  July 28, 2011 at 5:46 pm

      I doubt if there is Time Out Hyderabad but Deccan Chronicle this idea is doesn’t have a copyright…. DO IT for Kunal and other residents of yr city.

      Bol diya :))

  • 5. Deboshree  |  August 8, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    I have no clue about dal bukhara… 😦
    But I have to agree the Olive place. Some things get all the hype. Some others have all the err, flesh. 😀

  • 6. Diaz Samera  |  August 23, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Nice post.

  • 7. Kartikay  |  August 28, 2011 at 1:18 am

    Ah. Non-vegetarianism: the choice of the lazy and nonchalant who couldn’t care less!


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