Maneesh Srivastva, food , travel and lifestyle blogger, photographer, , Asian hawkers market, EN, pa pa ya

Weekend Galore – Asian Hawkers Market Season 2 and Singapore Sling Celebration

Pan Asian cuisine seems to booming these days. If I look at F&B for 2015, Pan Asian had been ruling and you would get flavours from Asia taking you through an excellent journey across China, Japan, Korean, Thailand and much more! We have been specifically enjoying Chinese and Thai and offlate Japanese too. Pan Asian food gives exotic flavours and hence our palates at the end of the day love wasabi, Satay, teriyaki and much more! With multiple pan Asian restaurants mushrooming in the city, we get to experience culinary delight.

I think Asian cuisine is perhaps one of the most popular international cuisines in India. Though over the years we have developed our own local version of it, yet, it is very popular.

During valentine week, we experienced the second edition of Asian Hawkers Market at Select City Walk. When it was hosted last year for the first time, I thought it was definitely one of the strategic decisions both in terms of choosing the cuisine as well as the location. Food festivals require space and if you run into festivals, where there is challenge of parking space, the event turns into a nightmare with people refraining from visiting such locations and avoiding such places.

Choosing Select City walk as the local not only helped them to attract people but also the ample parking space let to a well organised event and people pouring in from all locations.

My fun field fiesta   – I tried lot of places, out of which EN was excellent. PA PA YA which is soon opening in Delhi was terrific. Kylin Experience at Holiday Inn was excellent too. Some of the new ones that caught my attention were Hawkers Street and Dan Dan Cart from Le Meridian Gurgaon. The Bento box was disappointing. I had great experience at AHM and I am looking forward to the next one.


Singapore Tourism Board celebrate 100 years of the iconic Singapore Sling

In a recent event at Hotel Shangri-La, Singapore Tourism Board celebrated 100 years of Iconic Singapore Bling. Singapore is one of the most favourite tourism destinations for Indian continent. The food, the place and their culture always attract and intrigue us. According to a report last year, more than one million people had their destination as Singapore It’s a huge number and clearly reflects how popular Singapore is as a destination for business, entertainment as well as for terrific shopping and fabulous food!

Singapore sling is gin based drink that was prepared more than 100 years ago by a bartender at Raffles Hotel, Singapore. Also known as gin sling initially – Singapore tourism board organised an event where their bartender showed us how to make the sling. We were also shown a video where we learnt to make this legend cocktail. Below is the recipe of Singapore bling which I am sure you will love to try.


Main alcohol: Gin

Ingredients: 1/4 oz Cointreau, 4 oz (16 parts) Pineapple juice, more

Preparation: Pour all ingredients into cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes. Shake well. Strain into highball glass. Garnish with pineapple and cocktail cherry.

Served: Well shaken, with ice

Standard garnish: Maraschino cherry, Pineapple slice

Drinkware: Highball glass

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