Taste Of India!!

What’s better than waking up in the morning to receive a beautiful surprise as 2 boxes.
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These boxes bring the incredible and diverse tastes of India to your table so that you can sample the best artisanal creations with flavors and ideas,paired with recipes to bring these flavours to life in your kitchen. Couldn’t ask for anything more than this.
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Sent to us by eatelish,¬†The two boxes contained 3 tea masalas,garam masala,a honey bottle and a coffee bean bottle. All smelling soo fresh and tempting.That I couldn’t just resist the urge to try them on.
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At first I tried out the tea masala,a perfect way to start your day. And indeed it was really refreshing and gave me a boost. But the taste was soo amazing that I couldn’t just stop at one failed to resist the urge to use the coffee beans to make coffee for myself. And the moment I took the first sip,I got transported to a different world. You could taste the freshness of the coffee beans.
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Then proceeding to the the garam masala and other ingredients sent to us by eatelish to make a biryani,the species just gave the right flavor to it,and believe me the amazing aroma of the biryani that I smelt made me soo restless that I couldn’t wait even for a minute for the dish to be properly cooked.
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And trust me,the wait was worth it.The biryani tasted better than how it smelled. The spices were just right,and gave a rich flavour to the rice.
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Over all ,I loved all the products sent out to us by eatelish and one should definitely try them out once. Click HERE to try them yourself. ūüėÄ
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A Fragrance That Makes Heads Turn!!

Guess what did Travel Coffee Vogue receive in the mail this week? A pair of EDT perfumes :D, which has awesome fragrance and is budget friendly too.

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 All Good Scents is the first contemporary perfume house of India and provides an awesome range for both him and her. We personally tried a pair of their EDT Her range, which are tender and chic.The perfume comes in 50 ml bottles that cost you Rs.750. I would call the price affordable and budget friendly for the quality of these EDT perfumes. After trying the perfume I also realized that they last really well, quiet longer than their competitors and others in the similar bracket. The lasting of the perfume is for about 7-8 hours, which is quiet a great deal for an EDT range.

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Tender has a nice and sweet mandarin touch to it. Its fragrance is breathtaking with leaving a hint of tanginess to my senses. It also has jasmine and honey notes to it, which is balanced well to add on to its everlasting fragrance. I recommend it to you if you are into lemon and mandarin flavors.

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All Good Scents says ‚ÄėChic‚Äôis for stylish people. It contains green apple and cedar notes to it, which just makes the fragrance, live up to its name. The fragrance is very unique and it will lift up your mood and of the people around you. It is also ideal for daily use at office or college.

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Talking about the packaging the perfumes come in really classy glass bottles with silver caps on it with tight caps leaving very less chances for it to leak into your bag while travelling. Thus, the perfumes may act as good travel scents while you’re on the go.

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All Good Scents are a range of extremely good perfumes for both men and women in the Eau de Toilette category, which can be used for personal or even gifting purposes, as they are not only extraordinarily good but also affordable.

 Overall I really loved the fragrances from All Good Scents and recommend each one of you to try it and make it your own.

 The incredible range of perfumes for him and her is available on www.allgoodscents.com

 Rating : 3.5/ 5

Australia and India on the run to be better friends

“I am absolutely in love with India. It’s an incredible place. There is some richness in that soil which I have never seen before,” NSW Premier Mike Baird said last night.

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I’m sure these words must have made every Indian feel proud of their home country.

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Mr. Baird yesterday met the Indian community and business leaders in Parramatta (in Western Sydney) at an Indian reception hosted by Matt Kean MP (Member for Hornsby) and organised by Gandhi Creations. He shared details of his successful first official visit to India, where he visited Mumbai, Delhi and Ahmedabad.

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It was great to hear from Mr. Baird that NSW is keen to play an important role in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision for India, which is expected to become the world’s third-largest economy by 2024.

It looks like Mr. Modi’s visit to Australia last November and Mr Baird’s visit to India in January is helping to strengthen the bonds of friendship between both countries. The areas being targeted for growth include tourism, education, investment and infrastructure planning.

The event was also addressed by Geoff Lee MP (Member for Parramatta) and Charles Casuscelli MP (Member for Strathfield).

All this gives us a very positive energy. We are looking forward to see Australia and India being better friends.

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Are You Ready To Get Taccoed??

Travel Coffee Vogue was invited at a bloggers meet to try some really delicous burritos and tacos in a total mex style.Although i have tried Taco Bell abroad, the thought of trying it in Mumbai made me feel excited. I immediately and enthusiastically agreed.

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Located in R-city Mall, Ghatkopar, this colorful and bustling with activity outlet is a cheerful place to hang out at and enjoy the bounties of Americanized ‚ÄúMexican‚ÄĚ fast food.

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Tacobell is America’s largest Mexican fast food restaurant chain with over 6000 restaurants across 16 countries worldwide. In India, it is present in Bangalore and Mumbai. Tacobell serves exciting new types of fast food that are both craveable and packed with flavours.

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We started off with TOPPED NACHO which is a great shareable snack that has Taco Bell‚Äôs signature crunchy corn chips loaded with delightfully cheesy, tangy and spicy toppings. Every bite was a mouth full. I enjoyed how flavorful the chicken alone was and wasn’t dependent on the other toppings. I could eat the chicken alone and it would still taste great!

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Next up was the soft crunchy TACO which is a light snack with layers of flavourful hot & cold fillings with a creamy sauce in a soft tortilla shell  which i enjoyed immensely. Not only was it filling but also had a lot of texture to it. From soft to crunchy to chewy, it was like a playground in my mouth.

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Then we tried MEXICAN PIZZA, chicken packed between two crispy pizza shells, loaded with cheese and signature sauces. When you take the first bite of it you get a feeling of delightness, its not too heavy . Its not just another pizza its a pizza like no other.

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We were then served with   QUESADILLA & TIKKA MASALA BURRITO. Quesadilla it is a warm soft tortilla filled with chicken, loaded with cheese and signature sauces. Taking a one bite of it makes you feel that you are in cheese land. Tikka Masala Burrito is their Indian styled burrito truly designed for Indians who just love spicy Indian chicken, making us feel gaga over the spicyness of the burrito.

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Then we were introduced to the 7 LAYER BURRITO, it is the king of Burrito with 7 different types of fillings rolled in a soft tortilla and grilled to perfection. Each bite gave us a burst of flavours making us feel full and rejous with pleasure.

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And finally we were served with CHOCODILLA something i was desperately waiting for. It’s a warm soft tortilla loaded with melted Belgian chocolate and was served hot. Its a signature taco bell dessert. Taking one bite of it makes you go wow, the taste of hot chocolate in your mouth is just so amazing making you want for more even though you are full. One bite and I knew I would come back for these.

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I loved how everything went well together, making every bite a pleasurable one. I enjoyed every dish that was placed and served to us. And tadaaaa‚ÄĒI also got a Taco Bell t-shirt!

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Taco bell is accessible and affordable “mexican” food in town, it is the only QSR brand offering a comprehensive Mexican inspired menu. we just got taccoed !!! are you ready to get taccoed too??

Rating : 4/5

Ammi’s Biryani- The Place For Biryani Lovers!!

Who doesn’t love biryani?? Everyone does!! Whether  having it while meeting your gang of friends, enjoying it with your colleagues at office lunch or having it with your family on a Sunday afternoon.

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With our ever growing love for food, Last week we got an oppournity to catch up with friends over lunch at this amazing place, Ammi’s biryani.  Ammi’s biryani  is predominantly a take-away and delivery place. Their eatery is not very spacious and the place very small but serves biryani that is top in its kind.

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Ammi’s Biryani has come up with an interesting concept of biryani meals in a box. One can see that a lot of thought has gone into the concept, giving the a small packet of paper napkins, spoon and even a small box to leave your bones in. While I wish they had given a fork and knife too, nonetheless it was surely a different way to have it.

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We started with Sulaimani chai(Rs.25) which is a Mint flavoured hot black tea with lemon giving a perfect refreshing feeling. We also had Aam Panna (Rs.35) which is a Raw mango flavoured beverage with a blend of Indian masalas, a perfect heat buster.

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Aam Panna
Sulaimani Chai
Sulaimani Chai

They have a variety of¬†¬†biryanis to choose from, we tried the¬†Chicken Hyderabadi biryani (Rs. 225)¬ł Mutton hyderabadi biryani (Rs.275)¬†and the¬†Hyderabadi Pindi Chole Biryani (Rs.150).

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Mutton hyderabadi biryani
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Hyderabadi Pindi Chole Biryani
Chicken Hyderabadi biryani
Chicken Hyderabadi biryani

The chicken biryani was the usual satisfying fare with nothing that stands out ,but the Pindi Chole was richly flavoured and one cannot miss the meat in it. The mutton Hyderabadi Biryani tastes amazing with the mutton cooked to its perfection and the meal not too greasy. The Lasooni Tikka (Rs. 155),  The tikka was soft, tender and cooked just right. But what stood out for me was the Gobi Kasundi (Rs. 110)  which was lightly flavoured and yet extremely delicious and the Achari Aloo (Rs. 110) which was richly spiced and delightfully tangy.

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Achari Aloo
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Gobi Kasundi
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Lasooni Tikka

While going through the menu i also thought of trying Chicken  kheema pav (Rs.115) which is one of their signature dish. The kheema pav was not too spicy niether was it less spicy, it was perfect to taste.

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Chicken kheema pav

Moving over to desserts we tried Kashmiri meetha (Rs.50) grinded with pineapple and prepared with jelly, which is like a custard but taste amazing . The Matka Phirni (Rs.50) was quite delicious. It is prepared with sooji & khova served in a clay pot. As soon as you take one spoon of it you feel like having more and more the feeling doesn’t  stops.

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Kashmiri meetha
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Matka Phirni

Mumbai‚Äôs most biryani¬†¬†outlets would have their in-dining service well oiled, it‚Äôs the delivery mechanism that I was extremely impressed with it. Moreover in today’s date, when people are constantly juggling between their craving to eat healthy and tasty, this is place is quite apt for them. Since it serves biryani that isn’t cooked in oil for a change.

You can see your tongue melting under the exotic flavours and spices as you take every single spoonful of the biryani and relish the taste forever.
Well, that’s exactly how one would feel in just the first visit to this amazingly incredible place Ammi’s biryani. Check it out yourself to try a biryani that you would have never had before!

Rating : 3/5

Tea Pea- A perfect Definition Of Timepass!!

Who doesn’t like meeting their friends over a cup of tea on a weekday, right? I got the opportunity to go to Tea Pea for a cup of tea last week. I was super excited to finally try out their range of different types of tea.

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Tea pea in Borivali is a nice and cozy place. This place is started by two young entrepreneurs, Ankit who is a software engineer & Parth who just completed his MBA. The idea behind coming up with this cafe is to bring back the traditional Indian liquor РTea, in limelight and create its presence in youth and other age groups.

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As i entered the cafe i could smell refreshing aroma of herbs. Talking about the décor, it was completely different. The colour combination of the décor was green and brown, when asked why, Ankit replied saying that tea is brown in color and tea leaves are green in colour. There were bean bags on one side while the other side had table and chairs made from tiers!! yes you read it right.. chairs were made from tiers. With a good music in the background and free access to the wifi this place is perfect for friends to hang out and people who like working on their laptops in this kind of atmosphere. They also have few games like snakes & ladder, uno, drop the ball handy games and many more so that people coming in groups can bring back their childhood memories and have a gala time with their friends over a cup of tea.

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With so many varieties of tea on the menu we were confused which one to try. Ankit and Parth suggested us to start with Maa ki haath ki chai (Rs.65). it is tea pea’s special tea, an invigorating cup of tea brewed with Indian spices and lemon grass. As you take one sip of the tea it gives you a delightful feeling and makes you feel fresh and the smell of tea makes you feel good. Then we tried Cranberry tea mocktail (Rs. 84) it gives you the feeling as if you are having cranberry fruit. Then we ordered Frizzy Guava (Rs.119) its among the special items on menu its a thirst quenching Guava based cooler. It gives you the burst of guava flavour in your mouth.

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While Ankiet suggested me to try their Russian tea (Rs.184) my colleague ordered Cappuccino(Rs.75). Russian tea is a luscious cup of tea with an orange base spiced with cinnamon sticks & cloves. It is a little strong tea but gives you good strong feeling in the throat. And the cappuccino was not like the ones we try at other coffee shops. It was handmade and it gives you a slightly different taste then the one you usually try, tea pea cafe also serves few different kinds of coffee.

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As a snack we tried a not so usual one to find in cafes, thep-roll-a(Rs 55) is very well known gujju dish thepla but when you try it out at tea peas it is very different not like the one you have at home. It’s very spicy because of the sauces in roll and garlic taste in your mouth.

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While going through the menu something that caught my eye was stick tea. Something i never heard of before. I tried Tulsi Stick Tea (Rs.99) it is an elegantly crafted infuser sticks filled with the finest tea leaves that provides enough space for the loose tea leaves to unfurl and import their delicate flavour & aroma. Taking one sip of tulsi tea made me feel so energetic with the tulsi flavor in my mouth. They have many kinds of different tea on the menu. They have Namo Tea (Rs.65) which is based on name of Mr.Narendra modi it is a strong kadak chai living upto its name.

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Tea pea is a perfect definition of time pass. One can come along with their gang of friends chill at the cafe by trying different types of tea which is pocket friendly with the good music in background. We found our perfect definition of tp at tea pea hope you find yours too!!

Rating 3.5/5

A Date with Music and Drinks ‚ėļ

BlueFROG in Pune is located on the airport road and in the heart of the city with just the right atmosphere for all the music enthusiasts and alcohol lovers.

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Travel Coffee Vogue was invited the blueFROG team to experience the Sunday Brunch with lots and lots of food, drinks and live music. The place is well made with a amphitheater in the outside seating area for live concerts and a kids area with an access to tattoo making table and games to play for. It is a place you can enjoy with your family and friends to have someone take care of the kids.

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Moving on to the drinks, we enjoyed having the get fresh cocktail, which had a hint of watermelon with vodka and was beautifully made. For those who are not a fan of alcohol, cool temptation is a must try which is on their menu for the Sunday Brunch.

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The Brunch has a awesome spread of salads and sides to choose from, our team feel in love with the bacon salad and humus with pita sticks which act as a perfect appetizers to go on and on with drinks and enjoy the live music which is being played by very talented musicians. You can also request the musicians to play your favorite songs and sings along with them with an access to delicious lunch.

Salad Spread
Salad Spread
Red Wine Sangria
Red Wine Sangria

For the mains we were served chicken pizza, which was made with in house dough and was light as an accompaniment with the beer.

The shrimp had a very different preparation with a hint of ‚Äėchapata‚Äô flavor added to it, I couldn‚Äôt resist myself from having ample of them and take my taste buds on a zig zag journey. The grilled basa fish is also one of the must haves as the flavors were perfectly balanced with extraordinarily good preparation of the fish.

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Chicken Pizza
Main course Platter
Main course Platter

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Moving on to the desserts, the spread was enormous with a wide range to select from. One dessert that blew my mind was the blueberry cheesecake, it was something you could indulge into for your lifetime and not get over it. I also loved the caramelized crème brulee that melts in your mouth as soon as you take a bit of it.

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Overall BlueFROG is a place to visit and enjoy your weekend with a ‚Äėpaisa wasool‚Äô feeling with your favorite music and people around you. So hop onto the nearest blueFROG caf√© and keep humming to your favorite tunes.

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