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Meet the Man behind the Hottest Food Venture in Nagaland | Fat Fryday and Fit Fryday

  The food culture in Nagaland is becoming pretty progressive, as a growing tribe of young people are experimenting with various world cuisines and mixing it artfully with the local taste palate. The consumers are participating with equal zest by eating out more often; this is definitely a shift away from the earlier norm, where meals were generally had only at home or at a friend’s/relative’s place. As a result of all these, plenty of food ventures are sprouting in this part of the country with some really innovative themes. One such venture that we would like to talk about today is the one started by Pur Longkumer from Nagaland. It’s an interesting home based cloud kitchen serving two categories of food : Yummy comfort food under ‘Fat Fryday’ and yummy healthy food under ‘Fit Fryday.’ R&L caught up with Pur to learn more about them. Tell us a little bit about yourself. What was the first step you took to finally start this venture? I graduated in hospitality and tourism management from Queen Margaret University in Singapore …

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ML 05 Cafe Shillong | A Biker’s Retreat Nestled in the Lap of Nature

Dear readers, are you ready to discover your next favorite hangout spot? Well, why not?! This cafe in Shillong is a perfect retreat/haven for bikers and travelers passing along – custom-themed for the love of sports and bikes, and we just can’t stop harping about it!   We spent a cozy evening at ML 05 Cafe, a new concept cafe in Upper Shillong that celebrates cars, bikes, and food right beside a pine forest, tastefully designed to muse over a motor head’s passion for the road and love for bikes. The young cafe has only begun operations in May last year (2016) and has been attracting a huge mass of people from all across the region. Nestled amidst the lap of nature and hills,  it’s the sort of a cafe that seems like a perfect spot for a wild escape from one’s bustling urban life. We had a tete-a-tete with Vatsala Tibrewalla, who manages the cafe along with her brother Deval Tibrewalla, who also co-owns the Dylan’s Cafe with her. What sprouted the idea of ML 05 cafe …

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This Cafe in Shillong is Bringing Bob Dylan’s Music Back with a Twist

Shillong, a beautiful city unsurprisingly known as ‘Scotland of the East’, has also grown up to become India’s ‘Rock Capital’. As a city that hosts a line of international concerts and music festivals every year, Shillong is home to a lot of talented musicians (Tipriti Kharbangar and Rudy Wallang anyone?) and music lovers alike. Music runs in the heart of the city and love for rock music especially is shared passionately among both the young and old. So, in a city where musicians are worshipped as Gods and music seeps through all aspects of life, one is bound to encounter little nooks and corners that revel in good music alone. Today, at R&L, we introduce you to one such amazing local venture that pays special tribute to eminent musician & poet, Bob Dylan. Set in a quiet neighbourhood right next to St Edmund’s school, Dylan’s Cafe, is aiming to reinvigorate Dylan’s memory among local enthusiasts. Needless to say, we couldn’t help but find out what the buzz was all about. We spoke with Vatsala Tibrewalla, …

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Meet Anen | ‘The Little Baker’ from Nagaland

Today we chat up with Anen Imti – the baker behind ‘The Little Baker‘ in Dimapur, which is quite the talk of the town with its assortment of cakes, breads and doughnuts. Tell us something about ‘The Little Baker‘ The Little Baker (TLB) was started in the summer of 2016 and is based out of Dimapur. TLB is all about baking. Every item in the menu is baked with love. It is also the perfect creative outlet for someone like me, as I have been passionate about the culinary arts and baking for as long as I can remember! We serve all kinds of freshly-baked comfort food like breads, cakes, doughnuts, cupcakes, cookies, pies, desserts, etc. How did it all start? Did you get any formal training? Well yes, I got a formal training in culinary arts from New Delhi, post which I completed an industrial training from one of the top hotels. Then I got the opportunity to work full time in a 5-star resort in Goa – which sort of helped me kick off my career in baking. “After having …

Meet Aunty Sinju and her Mouthwatering Local Snack

“About 10 years ago my daughter suggested that I open a small shop. So I started selling Sinju* and I am happy that I have many customers today. I’m known here by the name ‘Aunty Sinju’ *laughs* Editor’s note: Aunty Sinju sits at Pakai College entrance gate , and her Sinju is so popular that people come all the way from Dimapur (about 15Kms away) to buy the snack. *Sinju is a local snack, which is a mix of shredded cabbage, nokna leaves (water crest), meat , crispy (uncooked) wai wai noodles , papad, chilli sauce and the special sinju masala. It is the perfect afternoon snack on a cold rainy day!

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Restaurant Review : The 115th at Dimapur, Nagaland

Review by : Pur Lkr When a culinary dream meets an appetite for business risks and that journey is deftly guided into unchartered territory, even largely common dishes get served up with beautiful twists. At least that’s what our experience at The 115th, a perfect fine-dining space in Nagaland that was established less than a year ago, tells us.  The restaurant is the dreamchild of  a young lad –Kezhabu Rio, whose expertise and creativity of harmonising new tastes with the old has brought forth his new restaurant venture in the quiet town of Dimapur. The 115th is located at Shoppers Point, Kohima Road – which promises a wonderfully scenic ride and is ever bustling with shoppers in the weekend. So, if you’re looking for a nice family lunch, a romantic date night, or a get-together with your old pals, the 115th may just be the place – with its relaxed ambiance and the delicious food! The 115th’s decor will strike you as a quirky balance between cool ambience, modern design and simple structure. The place is lit up …