Farzi Cafe, Jaipur – Introduction of the Molecular Gastronomy to the city! — Reviewed!

Farzi Cafe is a pioneer in molecular gastronomy. Being there multiple times and they never cease to amaze me with the illusion of creating culinary skills. After my first visit to Farzi Cafe, Pune, I was pretty excited to try the one in Jaipur. So, on my recent trip, I made sure to visit the fabulous place in the heart of the city.

Located on the Radisson City Centre, MI Road, the Farzi Cafe staff welcomes you with the smiling face. The lavish decor, imported stone tabletops, along with the brilliant mahogany and purple tones create a sleek aesthetic. The upscale vibes compliment the unique cocktails created by the mixologist. The food served here is a class apart. Presenting the Indian classic dishes with the magic of fusion keeping the basic taste the same. The menu includes modern Indian cuisine ranging from Gol Gappa Platter to Naan Bombs to Parle G cheesecake. Following are the dishes, I tried....
  • Mac and Cheese Pakora Bites (4/5)
  • Masala Jackfruit Cigars (4/5)
  • Sarso ke Saag ki Galavat (3.5/5)
  • Tempered Palak Paneer Malabari Parantha Quesadilas (4/5)
  • Golgappa Platter (4.5/5)
  • Duo of Stuffed Mushrooms Kebabs (4/5)
  • Dal Makhani and Brown Garlic Naan (4.5/5)
  • Dirt Pile (5/5)
Started our meal with the signature amuse bouche. The mango based palate cleanser was presented dramatically and was a fun way to begin the culinary journey.

Crunchy from outside and soft, gooey, cheesy from inside is what defines our first appetizer – Mac and Cheese Pakora Bites. Served with the scrumptious potato wedges and special spicy dip, the pakora bites were a delight to eat. We coupled it with the famous mocktail – Apple Foamtini. The dramatic presentation and the taste of it was worth trying. The freshness of mint and the taste of green apple was evident.

Never ever thought Jackfruit would be used so creatively in cooking. The indulgent dish – Jackfruit Cigars, might taste like meat but don't be fooled by its texture. The healthy crushed mock-meat jackfruit is stuffed in the savory pastry sheets and fried to perfection. Loved the crunch of it. Delicious.

Another awesome and surprise was the recreation of Punjabi traditional recipe – Sarso ka Saag in the form of Galavat. The melt in mouth sarson ke saag tikkis/patties/galavat was served with the corn kulcha and buttermilk spheres. The burst in mouth spheres was too yum. Overall, each element was worth a try.

Tempered Palak Paneer Malabari Parantha Quesadillas was next on the table. Palak paneer was layered between the bite-sized parantha shaped quesadillas topped with the chunks of pickled onions. It was a filling meal in itself. Desi food with a twist!

Lesser could we imagine to burrp the Golgappa Platter in a posh restaurant. The platter had spiced and non-spiced potatoes, peas, namkeen paired with sweet and spicy water with sooji puris. customize your own gol gappas as per the palate. I loved every bit of the stuffing and the balance of taste of water. A must have in there. It is definitely steeply priced but worth it!

Mushrooms lovers should definitely try Duo of Stuffed Mushrooms Kebabs. They were prepared in two marinations with a distinctive taste. Juicy Mushrooms were delicious as ever!

Dal Makhani and Brown Garlic Naan
were a symphony of flavors. The creamy froth over Dal Makhani not only made it look gorgeous but took the taste of it to the next level. The smooth, velvety texture with smoky aroma was to die for. Paired with scrumptious Garlic Naan, this is one of the must-try dishes at Farzi!

On a sweet note, we ordered Dirt Pile. Literally, it was death by chocolate. Everything chocolatey right from dense brownies to perfectly made chocolate dust, chocolate syrup! So So heavenly! Highly Recommended.

And the end of the meal was magical too! Candy Floss Paan Gujhiya was the mouth freshner presented in the wooden box. Dehydrated Paan stuffing in candy floss coating, it is as light as feather and just melts in the mouth. Just WOW!
Overall, Farzi Cafe is an interesting and innovative add-on to the Jaipur culinary scenes. I would definitely recommend everyone to visit them for a memorable experience.

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Vaya Drynk Insulated Water Bottles! – 3 in 1 — Review!

We all know how important it is to stay hydrated not only in summers but round the year. Good hydration means loads of fluids going into your body. It lubricates our joints and maintain the body temperature. One needs to atleast take 7-8 glasses of water everyday to eliminate toxic substances, and maintain healthy skin, hair and organs.

Apart from keeping ourselves hydrated, we also need to exercise be it running or brisk walking to be fit. I make sure to walk around 45 mins a day and how can I ever forget to carry Vaya Drynk Gulper and Sipper with me.When you use the lid for the gulper, this cool water container transforms into a beverage bottle.

Best part it is insulated, easy to use and serve multiple purposes. I do carry juice while travelling or drink buttermilk when at home. I have been using the stylish Vaya Tyffyn box and now with this tumbler, I am sorted. Be it at gym, travel, office, home, I have my Vaya Tyffyn and Drynk Bottle combo. Soon, will be sharing the recipes which are easy to make and can be packed. 
Here are the quick points to refer if you willing to buy some really beautiful stylish tumblers with funky colours...

1. Comes in two sizes - 600 ml and 350 ml.
2. Insulated Stainless Steel fit body which keeps 12 hrs hot and 18 hrs cold
3. Gulper and Sipper with two cups – three in one
4. Magnetic lid and anti-slip coaster
4. One year warranty
5. Easily available
6. Easy to clean
7. Super finish and design

Couple of points which I think can be worked upon...
1. I wish the lid too were made up of stainless steel though the plastic in there are BPA free.
2. Prices are bit steep (Rs.1400-Rs.1800) though the quality and finish is unmatched plus they have some amazing discounts over the website..

All in all  Drynk, the water bottles from Vaya are one-stop solution for a thermos mug to have tea or coffee or an insulated water bottle. These are perfect for anyone, anytime, anywhere!
You can buy online here and definitely check out the ongoing offers. Please do not forget to share your experiences in the comment box.