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Foodie Talk with Narendra Bhuwalka


Name – Narendra Bhuwalka

Instagram handle - @flavors4all

What is your favourite food memory from childhood?

Food memory from childhood would be my first meal which i cooked for my parents.

What’s your favourite comfort food?
Dal Rice

3 reasons why you consider yourself a Foodie?
I love experimenting new dishes.
Food unites people.
I can eat any time of the day even if you wake me up in the middle of the night.

Which are your three favourite cuisine? Why?
Rajasthani - As my roots belong to this region.
Punjabi - Love the use of butter & richness of food.
South Indian - They have the best breakfast options ever.

Do you have a favourite food ingredient?

Which food ingredient do you loathe/think is overrated?

What’s the strangest dish you’ve ever tried?
Dessert made of Onions

What is your favourite fruit and vegetable? And your favourite herb/spice?
Favourite Fruit - Mango
Favourite Vegetable - Potato
Favourite herb/spice - Cinnamon

If you had to eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Dal Rice

Have you ever travelled anywhere just/mainly for the food?

What’s been your biggest kitchen splurge so far?
A big fancy refrigerator 

Do you indulge in food porn? Actively or passively? What impresses you with food porn?
I actively follow food porn. There’s lots to learn pertaining to the plating trends, colour options and different ways of styling food.

What kind of oil do you use most of all?
Any oil which is made of any edible seed. 

Which is the most over-rated food cuisine?

Any quirky food dishes combinations you have invented or love feasting on?
Try ice-cream with tomato ketchup you will hate me for this.

Your take on:
Keto diets –Over hyped
Intermittent fasting – Good for body
Fusion food cuisine – Need of the hour

Which superfoods have impressed you the most?

What are your favourites?
Indian street food – Paani Puri
Indian dessert – Rosogulla
Hidden gem restaurant of your city (and why) – Alka Vihar in Malad west. I have been eating there since childhood. I must admit that they have maintained same quality
Over-rated Indian restaurant in your city (and why) – Many
The restaurant you keep going back to - Alka Vihar again...

How do you detox your body after an overdose of eating out?
I do take Apple Cider Vinegar in morning and also take my evening walks for around 45 minutes.

Any health foods you swear by?
Khichdi with pure desi ghee.

Who’s your favourite celebrity chef?
Chef Sanjeev Kapoor

What’s your favourite food-related TV programme?

What’s your favourite food magazine?
Currently Verve Magazine

What’s your favourite food destination?
Punjab and Rajasthan