Tawak – A Pan Asian cuisine in Noida

Noida H block is a hub of restaurants in sector 63. I had my office here for 3 years. But over a period of time the dine in options here  have evolved  and you can find quite a few places here that serve amazing food.

Tawak is a restaurant serving pan Asian cuisine and the name Tawak represents cinnamon in Sanskrit and the food here has got an influence of the entire Asian continent.  A beautiful set up spread across 2 floors just above the McDonalds of sector 63. This is a must to try place.

We got to know that they have launched some new exclusive menus with a lot of fusion food. So we were all set to explore the same and Trust me everything was outstanding

Let’s quickly have a look at the mocktails
# Aam Panna : with onset of Summers this is definitely a mango drink ( read Aam drink)  that finds a place in most of the menus.

# Jasmine Tea & Ginger Elixir : Concoction of jasmine tea & ginger with a hint of pomegranate juice. let me make it very clear its not a tea, the flavour of tea is very mild and taken up by the pomergranate juice that gives this drink its color

Don’t miss out on the device next to the drinks,  that is waiter on call of a button, making it an excuse me free zone. or may be we can call it silent restaurant.

# Coconut water with Betel leaves and watermelon : this is one of the best and healthiest mock-tail i ever had. coconut water with thinly sliced betel leaves and diced watermelon.


Tandoori Litchi with smoked Pineapple : the entire preparation is done in the tandoor and is made with canned lithi served with garlic nan strips on a platter over a dip.

Tandoori Bharwaan Mushroom : This is one of the speciality here where the mushrooms are marinated , stuffed and coated with papad then put in tandoor , one of the chef  special dish and is worth a try. dont miss to check out the stuffing and layering give it a look of a passion fruit.



Chrispy Water Chestnut : This is a thai style dish that is done in chilli sauce and the water chestnut again canned ones are used and deep fried before doing them with Chilli sauce.

Tandoori Rolled Paneer : This is one of the most ultimate dish on presentation and on taste as well. the Paneer is rolled with a creamy filling and dry fruits, the paneer is layered in very thin slices and done in tandoor , simply outstanding.



Lets move to Main course,And the main course was no less but before we moved on to the main course we were served with palate cleanser.



The Bar Area

The Bar area 



Detox Water and palate cleanser

Thai Curry & Kung pao vegetables : delicious Thai curry made with coconut based curry with Lemongrass and basil flavor. along with tossed vegetables.

Main dishes in Indian food


#Dal Makhani

# Mushroom Kofta

# Paneer khata pyaaj

# fried rice.

Over all the entire culinary experience was amazing. post having the main course we moved to desserts and we have the following two options

# Walnut topped brownie chocolate sauce with Vanilla ice cream served in a jar.

# Kesar almond Phirni – simply yum



After having such a sumptous meal it calls for a green tea to let all the yummy food settle down


Highlights of this  place

  • This place is being operated by people who have worked in the kitchens of Taj Hotel.
  • Most of the dishes have an influence of the Taj dishes and few have variations to the Taj menu
  • The food here is always prepared fresh so you have to keep patience while ordering , to save on time you should order all at once. and they definitely give you a disclaimer that it may take time.
  • Reservation is suggested during the lunch and dinner time over weekends.
  • They do not use the oil twice therefore when you consume food here, its tastes fresh and does not give you any gastric trouble like heaviness etc.

About this Restaurant

Address : H- 224/H, Sector 63, Near Ginger Hotel

Noida, India
@TAWAK.INSend Message
Call 0120 4277446, +918826774446

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Summer gets sweeter at Baris 

If you have a sweet tooth or you love everything sweet. Or may be you are like me who loves to hog on to desserts first before I move to main food, then Baris awaits your visit to indulge your taste buds into a sweet temptation.

A menu that is curated by their chef Mr. Sahib Ibis, the entire range of summer dessert is loaded with summer cool ingredients, that represents the perfect blend of hand picked summer fussion  dishes. And the portion sizes are so indulging that you won’t mind those extra calories.

Best part of the food at Baris is that it marinated the food much longer to achieve the perfect blend of spices and taste unlike the over cooking that we generally do while making food, that you end up getting the taste of spices only.


And even I felt the extension of this in their summertime sweetness Dessert menu as well.Let me take you to the sweetest culinary trip to the dessert on offer this summer at Baris


1.) Aam Lava ( Rs. 325) : in case you could follow my last blog on Baris or have been to this Mediterranean dining then you need no introduction to the best item on their dessert menu,  yes it’s Baklava. And Aam Lava is a mango infused traditional Baklava that is served with mango cinnamon syrup.  And a presentation to die for. Don’t  believe check this out. And a mango flavored muse over it, garnished with dry fruits.

And Nothing gets better when the MasterChef  Chef Sahib Ibis from Turkey  serves it to you.  It’s ought to be extra sweet. Got lucky second time to be served by the curator himself, with his million dollar Turkish smile,


2.) Figamisu ( Rs. 325) : Well this is a version of Tiramisu with a blend of figs,  savoiardi cookies layered with mascarpone cream. And look at the presentation isn’t it difficult to control. This is devilish for sure.

3.) Twisty Turkish Delight ( Rs. 275)  : So as the name goes it’s a Turkish dessert made with carrots, Coconut, walnuts and Cinnamon. And this is one dish you will definitely want to order again.


4.) Kazan dibi Muhallebi ( Rs. 275) : Yaa that’s the name probably the most exotic  and is the lightest dessert on the menu on sweet quotient and taste too. It’s caramalised milk pudding with mastic & seasonal fruit salad. It had mango so for me it was the perfect pick. Chilled fruit salad on such a creamy and light base tasted simply yum.



5.) Shambali (Rs. 275)  : Last one on the list but not any less. Yes wheat semolina orange pound cake with cinnamon salted caramel & Vanilla ice cream on the top. This is pure Bliss. An ultimate dessert to dig into.


So what are you waiting for,  visit this inspired Mediterranean dining place for these incredibly irresistible dessert option for a completely satiating meal.

where you Ask ?

Baris Restaurant

Building 3, Local Shopping Complex, Mazjid Moth, Greater Kailash (GK) 3, New Delhi

011 49045330

011 49045331

( Pre booking recommended )

Baris Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

The Food Abode : Gastronomica Kitchen & Bar at GK 

“Gastronomica” is a Spanish word that stands for Food and this place was  truly an abode of good food. Located in M block market it’s a fun place to hangout at.

Loved the ambience and the way entire sitting was done, quite a lot of efforts put in the details. And each corner has its own appeal be it inside sitting or the balcony sitting

A place that serves Chocolate shakes is always one of my favorite. And this one had 2 of my favorite things on menu one of course you guessed it right Death by chocolate , a chocolate shake and another Paan based drink – virgin paan and gulkand Mojito.

And here’s the other one which was really nice but probably the straw was wrong. As it was actually difficult to sip the gulkand through this straw. All paan lovers will simply love it. Quite liked the efforts in experimenting with Paan.

Started off on starters with raw banana kababs and the presentation was simply more than appetizing.

But I still have something for dahi based kabab and this Kadak Papad Kabab was stuffed with Spinach and coated with roasted papad fried to perfection and of course great on taste and presentation.

And how can a vegetarian not have Paneer in starters. So cream cheese Paneer tikka was just a perfect pick with a overdose of Paneer.

One more thing that I tried for the first time was Tandoori Jackfruit and quite liked it since I love Jackfruit.

Moving on to main course,  I think when one is in love with a particular cuisines you always end up having almost same stuff in vegetarian. So here is my pick Dal makahni and Paneer kaliya in the main course. And both the dishes were simply amazing. Had a really yummy Paneer dish in mains after a very  long time. And just loved it.

I literally waited for the desserts like anything as I have spotted this Dish ” Green Apple Beetroot Halwa” , and since we hardly find people who like beetroot,  I was seriously looking forward to this one,  and here it came with Red apples though but tasted yummy.

And was very very close to gajar ka halwa if I was blind folded and was asked to have this dish I would have guessed it gajar ka halwa. So this is definitely my strongest recommendation from their dessert menu.

So overall a great dining experience with nice Mocktail and starters options. And very nicely done sitting space. Do visit sometimes.
Gastronomica Kitchen & Bar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Un-Boxing Japan at The Bento Cafe 

The Bento Cafe at Dlf Mall of India is a good enough place for anyone who loves Japanese food or would like to have something quickly.
So what is in a Bento 

To answer this we need to go back in history of a Bento.” Bento (弁当 bentō?) is a single-portion takeout or home-packed meal common in Japanese cuisine. A traditional bento holds rice, fish or meat, with pickled or cooked vegetables, usually in a box-shaped container. Containers range from disposable mass produced to hand crafted lacquerware. ” thats what you will find on Wikipedia. 

The interesting part is that Bento box had been used  in Japan for over 1000 years. The Bento is believed to have originated way back during Kamakura period (1185-1333) in Japan. And the preparations were made with rice which was tried to eat as it is can be boiled in hot water to consume. In just 400 years of its origin Bento boxes have evolved as Waist Bento amoung sightseers and traveller’s. And in 1912-26 these boxes became luxury for many with a style statement  with designer aluminum a thing to flaunt not just carry your food around. And this became a convenient way to carry food to school by student,  but eventually it become a big issue because of kids carrying luxury Bento with rich food and few kids carrying the normal food in a not so good looking box. Thus after World War II the schools started providing same Bento to all kids and teachers. Isn’t  it surprising how food and how food is carried creates a social inequality. 

Bentos regained popularity in the 1980s, credit goes to  microwave oven and the proliferation of convenience stores. And now you get a Bento across all airports, markets,  Offices,  home deliveries. While I visited Japan sometime back I did noticed the meal boxes with rice & meat or noodles & meat / vegetables almost everywhere from a convenience store to metro stations . Today only I realised these meal boxes are a thing of Past and called #Bento

So coming back to what I had at The Bento Cafe, well by now you have a context that it’s going to be a meal box. You can create your own in just 3 steps at a price starting at 275/- for a Veg Bento to  395/- for Gourmet Bento 

So I picked a veg Bento and the process is aa under with my pick

Step 1: Choose your Rice /Noodles : I choose Wheat Noodle ( healthy On my mind)

Step 2: Choose your mains : I choose Veg Kung Pao( this has nothing to do with Akka Pao from Mumbai).

Step 3: Get a Free salad. Well this is not a step it’s complimentary food. Here it is Thai Som Tum Salad.

And that’s how your order comes if you are having it there and these boxes are take away if you are not able to consume the food completely. Just tell them they will lid the remaining portion.

Best part about your order is your box has got your name and how much time it took to make it. Isn’t it insightful , not that this actually matters but it gives you a sense of time and off course speak a lot for their time management.

While I saw the salad I was quite disappointed with the portion size but then it clicked it’s free. But as I started having it I realized it looked less but it was more filling and very delicious and when I said the same thing to the staff who gave me my next order of Sushi , he was so sweet to ask if I want more of it. How Sweet. And the Salad is also slightly sweet as it comes in a salad syrup thin strands of raw pappaya almost like noodles.

So if you are eating at a Japanese cuisine and don’t have Sushi then in my books its a crime. Ordered for my all time favorite sushi- Rock Corn Tempura. 

This was served with some molecular twist with fumes of liquid nitrogen in the box.

Why  is it called Tempura? 

Well , Tempura is a Japanese version of India Pakoda. So literally Tempura is a Japanese dish that can be  veg or non veg  as fish or vegetables that are battered and deep fried. Yes so it’s akka Bhajiya.

So this Sushi was topped with really good looking sauces and topped with  Christy corn Tempura.

And the sauces are really strong with a pungent garlic taste so be careful. And I had this with #Watermelon 🍉 Kafir lime slush.

And there dimsum display was so tempting that I ordered for 1 Veg dimsums that had 5 peices

And after having so fungerlicking good high on spices food,  came time for something sweet yeah! Dessert time. 

Melting choco Dumplings

Hmmmmm Yuuummm that’s what I can say about this coconut loaded dessert, melting choco in a thing film of dumpling rolled over grated fresh coconut. Simply yum yum and truly a drool worth foodgasm.

Okay if you are feeling that I had too much,  not really as I got my Bento packed after having to my appetite. So loved this concept of taking away in the boxes.

Overall a great place and lively counter. This is now my favorite place for my love for coconut and Melting choco dumplings that has it loaded with the right kind of chocolate which is not over sweet and not to strong either mild and light sweet chocolate just as I like it.

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The Orb at RadissonBlu 

Lavish elegance, upscale styling with the bar counter right in centre,  done with very nice lights around the Bar table is the main highlight of this place, adding to the charm of the new kid on Block and has just opened.

An avant garde bar offering exotic drinks, appetizing food and foot-tapping music in a perfect setting of cosy corner sitting across sofas and couches. 

Well a Mocktail person is always a missfit in a bar, but still there is always something to look at from the non alcoholic drinks as well,  have a look.

Paris Dreams 

A Mocktail made of Ginger, apple juice, lime and ginger ale.

The Orb Love : A Mocktail made of pomegranate juice, Lime , mint and vanilla syrup, little sweet but that’s how it needs to be.

In search of Paradise 

Well that’s not what I am looking for but that’s what I had at The Orb, yes it’s a Mocktail by that name. Though would not call it paradise of mocktails  but yes in search of paradise for sure, made with peach,  apricot and ginger ale.

Getting on food, and off course vegetarian food,  herein are my picks.

Bruscheta rather I should be calling it mini Bruscheta , small in size but just the right size to fit in your mouth.

Loaded with fresh veggies was a good starter.

Being a hardcore Paneer love,  it’s a mandate to have at least one dish from paneer and picked Dakshini  Paneer ke tinkey. A mildly spiced and well marinnated Paneer served with green chutney. 

One serving had 6 pieces sufficient for 2 people.

Veg Kathi Roll

The filling was too good,  blame it to my Paneer Love  just loved this.

Kaffirelime scented corn fritters

A corn deep fried dish , order on your own risk. It tasted great with the sweet and tangy chutney but was quite heavy.

So just loved the “The Orb” experience. Very well designed space and a huge comfortable sitting. And my favorite place is just in the bar counter.

The Orb - Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

The Junction – A Beautiful Stop Over 

When you go to a place that has lot of green around. A place that houses more flowers in the restaurant then the cutlery in its kitchen, lot of open space,  lots of platers and quite a few trees too.

This junction is a amalgamation of lots of cute little spaces done in a very beautiful way. Whenever I see some green area / lawn / garden / water body in a restaurant, the only thing that I have on my mind is that I am going to come back to this place with my kids.

This is one big place that is beautifully crafted and has so many small spaces to fall in love with the cuisines it houses. 

Getting to food well I started with my all time favorite virgin Pinacolada being a coconut and a pineapple lover this is always on my list. And virgin marry being the other thing that I ordered giving virgin Mojhito a break for a while.

How can one miss to have Peanuts and this peanut masala was just a perfect companion to my mocktails which were a overdose of sweetness.

Whenever I am out to eat the health freak me is always up to grab something healthy and therefore I tried the salad :”House of Caesar” – a quite palatable salad with loads of fresh and crispy lettuce in it.

Since I had the healty load first it was time to indulge in some real food so ordered for Spring rolls, mushroom galouti  and Dimsums.

First going to Dimsums , Lemongrass scented vegetables with chilli oil – well as the name suggested chilli oil the dimsum had a oily outer and as I was hungry I quickly jumped into and clicked latter. But the oily outer layer wasn’t that great. But completely my miss in picking up the right one for me.though aroma of the dimsuns mixed with lemongrass was very very appetizing.

Thai spring rolls 

Vegetables and Tofu chunks inside a thin crispy spring roll made this really really amazing,  again a warning to people on a diet. What was the beat thing about this dish was it was served with housemade chilli tomato sauce.

Mushroom Galouti

The cute little lacha parantha along with minced mushrooms Patty served with green chutney was pure indulgence and a lot to handle. Strong recommendation don’t order if you are alone. This needs a company to relish.

That’s all I had now have a look at other cute little places this place had.

That’s the house of bakery and coffee to indulge in. Have a look what one of the walls says for coffee lovers

Today is a hot cocoa kind of Day. 

Still in making the inside shot of Manga.

The house of Pizza’s – Pizzeria

Very different interior have a look at the inside shot.

Super cute place for your kind of American food,  potit veg for 190/- and Non veg for 220 /- served with a choice of dip.

Wine and Cedar a place to go for wines.

The menu is huge here and covers a lot of cuisines , so this is a place to come with friends and family , Sit back in the choice of sitting – high rise, sofa or normal chairs and enjoy the place and relish the food.

The Junction Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Boheme Bar & Grill – my kind of place for Shakes 

Shakes and Bar should never be used in one line as the title of this blog does. 

While you visit a bar you never expect that it would amaze you with their shakes, well this place did exactly this to me.

When I came over in the evening around 4pm,  wasn’t up for lunch or dinner therefore started with Chocolate Blood bath,  and it was truly a chocolate bath in the glass. After having this tried another shake Kit Kat shake and that was equally awesome. If you don’t have a sweet tooth you might find this a bit sweet but for me this was just perfect. 

Since wanted to have something light so ordered for food in accordance. Tried 4 things 

# Veg Bruscheta

#Penne Arrabbita 

# Peri Peri chicken Pizza

# Tornado of cottage cheese

Veg Bruscheta is the lightest snack on their menu that is garnished with finely chopped fresh tomatoes  and black olives, very palatable with any kind of drinks.

Penne Arrabbiataa 

A perfect blend of arrabiataa sauce in Penne pasta, tastes yum with virgin Mojhito

Peri Peri chicken Pizza

A perfectly baked pizza with onion, green peppers , mushrooms and mozarell cheese and chicken. 

Tornado of cottage cheese

There are few dishes when you look at them then you are not able to judge whether they are good on quantity or only look like a big size to consume. 

This is definitely one of them which you can’t finish on your own.Have a partner in Food crime to order this. And off course a great pick for rice and cheese lovers. The Cottage cheese is grilled and layered with white sauce and tastes yum while rice makes this entire dish something to relish upon. And that’s just not enough the cheese and rice is served with saute vegetables and extra sauce. If you like white pasta then this is for you. 

After being stuffed with sufficient food we thought of treating our sweet tooth with some dessert and picked ice cream with chocolate sauce 

Overall a good on food and quiet balanced on your pocket with their pricing. A place to visit.The area where we were seated had the direct sunlight coming and that really made our experience worth it. 

Boheme Bar & Grill Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato