Blogs, Websites, Restaurants and Stuff that I like

These are some of my favorite food blogs and websites:

I also write for a social site for women of South Asian heritage and highly recommend it –


Favorite Restaurants in DC and its suburbs:

1. Raku –  – good pan-Asian (mainly Japanese) food.

2. Rasika –   – best Indian food in town – most dishes are authentic and the rest are truly great fusion attempts.

3. Zaytinya – – tapas style Turkish, Lebanese and Greek influenced dishes – I ABSOLUTELY love this place!

4. Malaysian Kopitiam – -decent Malaysian food, I highly recommend the Ginger Chicken!

5.   – best Italian Pizza in the DC Metro (even though the owner is Greek!)

5. Tara Thai –


Favorite Bakeries:

1. Le Pain Quotidien –   – Decent artisanal breads and the chocolate mousse is quite sinful!

2. Saint Michel Bakery –     – run by an authentic french baker (accent, attitude and all!)

3. Red Velvet Cupcakery –   – I am not a fan of Cupcakes but these are good indeed!






  1. Permalink Submitted by Beth Kaminstein on Fri, 24/02/2012 - 21:58

    Hello Shabnam,
    I enjoy your website and facebook page. I am marketing a home tandoor called the Hōmdoor. Our website is and the facebook page is Hōmdoor Tandoor Grill and we “like” you.
    I am creating an recipe ebook for tandoori food. Would you be interested in giving us a recipe and we would give you full credit for it?

    I look forward to your kind reply,

    • Permalink Submitted by Shabnam on Fri, 24/02/2012 - 23:39

      Hi Beth, Thank you for your feedback! Yes, I have seen your Homdoor website and have even considered buying it. I would love to contribute to your recipe book and will send you an email right away. Looking forward to collaborating with you!

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