Did someone say waffles? And wait, did someone say truck? That’s right! There’s a new food truck in town and it is selling waffles! Strawberry, nutella, caramel, oreo, banana, maple syrup – choose an individual flavour, or team two of them together. The pricing remains the same – 100 bucks for a full waffle and 60 bucks for a half. And if you want to team two together, caramel-banana would be the best choice and will make you go Wow-ffles! They also sprinkle cinnamon on the top!
If you’re a foodie and are bored of going to the same kind of places in the city, worry not, because with the opening up of Food Story you definitely have something exciting to look forward to! Lined up against the bunch of places at City Point on Dhole Patil Road, the first look of the place brought up three words in my head – sophisticated, minimalist and inviting. With the use of two major colours for the interiors, grey and white, the ambiance is simple and boasts of exquisite lighting on the ceiling as well as the walls.
Remember singing the song ‘I’m on the top of the world’ in school? We were literally going to be on top of the world after about 48 hours of reaching Ladakh. How? Our troop of soldiers (read riders) was making plans of conquering Khardungla, the highest motorable road of the world, which lies at a height of 18,380 feet above the sea level. With the four of days continuous riding that we had been doing, our confidence levels had definitely risen, but the sight of the mountains, clad with heavy snow, which we got from our hotel, still gave each one of us the shivers.
After the excitement of finally being in the northern-most state of the country began to sink in on day one, day two is when our real adventure started! 4 days of riding to reach Ladakh, distances of 110 km, 183 km, 237 km and 210 km to be covered, and one hotel, one houseboat and one tent stay. Bikes, riding gears, helmets, rain gear, gloves, riding shoes; all the dressing up made us feel like soldiers, soldiers going on wars to conquer different mountains. In retrospect, we did, in fact, conquer them! That’s how we dressed up, and that’s how onlookers on the road made us feel. Waves from friendly locals, hi-fives from excited kids, looks of amusement from pedestrians and thumbs-up from fellow riders.
Whether it’s the spice from green chillies, the hot tinge from the wasabi on sushi, or the mixed flavours of garam masalas, spicy food gives your taste pallete a whole new experience and well, at least for me, will always be an undeniable part of my favoured food. One of the oldest and best kind of spicy food is the very popular Mahashtrian food – Kolhapuri! And if you are looking for an ultimate Kolhapuri food experience, Shambhavi Kolhapur Darbaar in Pune is one place you must try.
One of the oldest and most popular brands making donuts, Mad Over Donuts, has been my personal favourite since the time I first tasted in Mumbai almost a decade ago! Time has been fair to them and today they have successfully opened up a lot of outlets in Pune as well. Be it Double Trouble or Choco Bomb, Blueberry or Strawberry, pick your choice of donut, place it in the microwave for less than 30 seconds, and you have a whole lot of foodgasm right there.