This unfortunate year has made me forget how to feel good things. What exactly was the feeling when I entered this place? I’ll try to use music here to solve this difficulty. Was it Like Someone In Love by Bill Evans (American jazz pianist) or Autumn Leaves by Cannonball Adderley (American saxophonist). Every song in the head just did not feel like, “the perfect feeling”. This place is about that elusive feeling. At the same time, it is also about the month of September, autumn season, the smell of Gyoza (Japanese dumpling) and chopsticks.
Located in “the heart of Delhi“, Connaught Place, this place will take you away from the quotidian routine. That routine can be a playlist too… I am paying a lot of attention to the playlist here because John Coltrane, Chet Baker, Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, and Charlie Parker are some of my favorites who changed the dynamics of music in their respective eras. This place will surely remind you of all these prodigies.
2020 and the art of eating alone
This year also taught us the art of eating alone. I don’t know how well we have practiced “social distancing”, but I am sure that in all these months we’ve had that one peculiar moment when we, sadly, were compelled to eat that ENTIRE meal without our loved ones/friends/cronies/companions. Now, do you know why the playlist is important here? Sometimes, in my case a lot of times, music can be your only friend. What makes this place special is not just its quintessential cuisine but also the sweet-sounding playlist. My Techno lads, might find their way out here….Sorry, that’s notional and subjective…
Ramen lovers, most welcome!
Ramen noodles cooked in chicken or pork, flavored with soy sauce or miso is something one can rely on, especially if you are not too experimental with food, like me. The flavors are very rich, yet not spicy, thanks to soy sauce. This big bowl is enough for two people. Damn! 2020? I’m sorry again. Plan your day meals accordingly if you are consuming this big bowl alone. You just can’t eat this alone!!!! Damn! I missed my father.
To all those who do not know what Ramen is – it is a Japanese noodle soup, which mainly consists of wheat noodles served with chicken or pork along with soy sauce.
Chicken/pork gyoza (dumpling)
I recently rediscovered that every culture has a dumpling. The Japanese dumpling or commonly known as “Gyoza“, has a very thin layer of white flour and is filled with a lot of juicy chicken/pork. Generally, it is served with miso, but at Fuji, they give you a lot of choices, which includes the highly “commercialised” mayo sauce. Decide for yourself.
Grilled skewers bring delight on the tablet
A combination of grilled skewers – Fish, Pork, Chicken, and Mushrooms – dipped in teriyaki sauce can be a decent choice too. The flavors are more or less the same here. However, the choice of meat/vegetable makes it different. Did I mention that the combination is a perfect snack with the Japanese beer? No. Let’s try to be a little inquisitive then? 🙂
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