Friday, October 24, 2014

Fun & Food @ Yum Yum Cha

Loitering around lazily on the 2nd floor of Select City Walk Mall, my eyes were attracted to the newly opened Yum Yum Cha. Against a serene backdrop of white, what attracted me was the abundance of fun shapes such as umbrellas, flip flops and various fun objects in vibrant colours. See for yourself how exciting an ambience the colours create!

 The staff were very friendly when we admitted that the menu was too tempting to choose from. Many of the dishes were brought to India for the very first time. Some items you cannot afford to miss, and I'll personally vouch for are

  • Sea food salad - a cold salad of diced crab on cucumber
  • Sushi platter - which is wonderful even if you've never had sushi before 
  • Takoyaki Octopus dumplings  

And the pleasure doesn't end there! We tried the hot pot of Ramen and pork - it comes in a paper bowl placed over a tiny fire- so it remains hot. We tried sizzling rice -it comes with the ingradients neatly arranged on rice, but to have it, you'd have to mix it all! It is placed on a stone wok, and it crackles to increase your apetite!

We were too full, but for me, even a small bite of dessert is essential. So, between the two of us, we ordered just one espresso creme bule - and it would have been a big miss had we not tried it. You may try the other desserts on their menu, but make sure you order this one too!

Come, discover "Little bundles of Joy - Huge Bowls of Happiness" in Yum Yum Cha, a new presentation from the owners of Yum Yum Tree.
Photos courtesy Angon Bhattarcharjee, who shares my immense appetite for good food.  

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Cheer a Child - a Campaign all of us should join!

Festivity is in the air. While you gear up for the celebrations, spare a thought for those who never do.

Dabur India Ltd, a brand we all know of, along with Prayas Juvenile Aid Centre Society have launched a programme in major cities of Delhi - NCR, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Maharashtra in order to bring a smile to underprivileged children. All that one has to do is to give a missed call to +91-7053123123. The caller would receive an automated call back and he can record a wish for a child. And for every wish recorded, one pack of Real fruit juice would be committed to a child in need.

Further, a dedicated team from Réal will visit big markets across these states to garner support for the neglected, street and working children. They will educate people about the nutrition needs of underprivileged kids and encourage them to sign on a pledge to support these kids. Against each signature, Dabur has committed to give one pack of Réal fruit beverage to a child in need. This initiative is not linked to any product purchase and all that is required from the people is a signature or a wish as a mark of their support.

Isn't this a wonderful opportunity to spread cheer among children? Please find out more by watching the video here.