I’m the newest addition to the bpb office, that boasts fake birds, a hanging swing, freshmen 15 weight addition for anyone who dare stay and a dreamy peon, alongside two grammar Nazis, who will do their very best to not drive you away.
Having lived in Delhi and presently attending college in California, I’m scouting places here that remind me of home(s). Here’s a list of food places you should hit in Delhi (and California), and quintessential dishes I miss while in Bombay.
Chur Chur Naan: A typical North Indian dhaba that serves Amritsari kulcha and chola, this is my favorite place for Dilli ki sardi. Statutory warning: the obscene amounts of butter will cause drowsiness. Kashmiri Gate
Ego Café: Consistently good, this Italian restaurant is my all time favorite in Delhi, with unmatched rosti and risotto! 4, Community Center, New Friends Colony, 26319107
Bukhara: Everyone who’s anyone in Delhi likes to be seen dining at the legendary Indian restaurant, Bukhara. Only the daal can make the 1 hour + wait bearable! ITC Maurya, Chanakya Puri, 26112233
Momos: This Tibetan delicacy is a street side favorite of all Delhi-ites. Stuffed with sautéed veggies or chicken, momos are best eaten with the (extra) spicy tomato chutney. Personal Favorite is the stall outside Prince Paan in GK M block Market
Matra-kulcha: Another street-side delight, matra kulcha is white channa served with a soft fluffy bread, often confused as pizza base. Purani Dilli
In n Out: All burger fans know that California’s In n Out, is the home of the good burger! They have a secret menu on the side, so be sure to order something Out of the ordinary! 7009 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, 18007861000
Burritos: No one makes burritos as well as Californians, especially breakfast ones. Get your fill of these at local street vendors or stand alone Mexican restaurants. Lucky Boy Drive-In, 640 S Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena, 626 793-0120
Thai food: Stir fry and pad Thai are dietary essentials for all college students there. As is the very popular Thai iced tea! Personal favorite is Mixed Bowl, 1520, Indian Hill Boulevard, Pomona, 909 447 4401
Indian food: Although this doesn’t hold up a candle to real Indian food, Californian cuisine is incomplete without a mention of the quintessential (?) Indian meal of samosas, chicken tikka masala, garlic naan and I-bet-you’ve-never-had-it-in-India mango lassi! Indian student’s dietary staple! Agra, 4325 West Sunset Boulevard, 323 665-7818