Bay of Bengal Lobster Thermidor

Lobster. It rates up there as one of my favorite foods (in fact in at #3 after steaks and burgers – or is that burger and steaks?). I remember first trying it when I was about 12 or 13, in New Jersey. I had a friend who’s dad was from Martha’s Vineyard. Those New England types…

Copycat Chipotle Steak Burrito Bowl

I first discovered Chipotle during my freshman year of college in OH. Being a picky eater, I found little to satisfy me in our dining halls and once I had the Steak Burrito Bowl, it was love at first bite. For years, it remained my staple during finals week when I needed a meal that…

PsychoChef’s Hearty Shepherd’s Pie & Iceberg Salad

For our first guest blog post, we have this amazing recipe for Shepherd’s Pie by PsychoChef. PsychoChef is a finance professional by day but a gastronomic addict first and foremost. The PyschoChef is also the mastermind behind all the dishes of Quattro’s and Hakasa Noodle Bar.  ———-X———- My cooking philosophy revolves around the simple truth that…

Red Rice Risotto with Mushrooms and Asparagus

So before last Monday, SA & I decided to try jumping on the Meatless Monday bandwagon. Being the innate Bangi that I am, who cannot imagine a meal without a protein like meat, chicken or fish (NO! LENTIL DOES NOT COUNT) I had been panicking for days about it. Also, being the nerd that I…

Recipes to Beat the Heat Part II – Tuna with Sesame Soy

Sashimi — I have it in restaurants but its not something I would usually trust myself making at home. So no better time than to break out of that mindset than with this recipe. You wouldn’t expect to get good sushi tuna in Dhaka, but I’ve found some at the German Butcher that is quite excellent….

Shrimp and Calamari in Red Sauce with Bow-Tie Pasta

The best meals (to me, at least) are the ones that are simple – with a few ingredients that are fresh and packed with flavour and then prepared with love. For the second installment of the Succulent Ape & Cosmic Chef’s Cookups, we prepared a divinely delicious meal of Pasta with Shrimp and Calamari in…