Food Fair at StoneHill International School

” Children Learn More From What You Are, Than What You Teach”- W.E.B Dubois

The carefree helter skelter of those little feet and the innocent smiles carefully carved on those faces, had all of us slip slowly into the bygone days of us as children ourselves.

About Stonehill International School :

They are a co-educational day and boarding school located in the lush Indian countryside north of Bangalore, near the International Airport. They are fully accredited by CIS/NEASC and the Australian Boarding Schools Association, and serve students from age 3  through secondary school.

The new, state-of-the art campus covers 34 acres and includes extensive sports fields and facilities, a swimming pool, an equestrian centre, three boarding houses, two libraries, and a cafeteria.

About Annual Food Fair :

I, was invited to experience Stonehill International School’s Annual Food Fair. The Food Fair, is an annual ritual, which recognises, embraces & celebrates the vast geographical diversity that is prevalent in the school’s students.

Every year, parents come together to put forward home cooked food, which is a representation of their country. They put up stalls and create a fair feel, to it. You are welcomed to experience so many dishes, all under one roof.

They also had a great entertainment quotient going on, with a display of the art by students, live music, games & cultural show.

What I Savoured :

With about 16 countries participating at the Food Fair, it really was a difficult choice to just chose a few dishes to gorge on. Every dish, looked delicious & every parent was enthusiastic. Here is my food walk :

  • Mini Cheese Pies from Brazil : These were just nothing short of amazing. The delectable, feta and egg made this such a delight. One of my favourites.

  • Chocolate fudge truffles from Brazil : Just so gooey and delectable, they were light on the palate as well.

  • Japchae from Korea : Thin glass noodles, stir fried with soy sauce & sesame oil and tossed with veggies. Just so comforting!

  • Zucchini & Carrot Quiche from France: Oh lord! This was just out of the world. The soft crumbly crust & the zucchini & cheese topping, just so filling!

  • Cinnabons from Sweden : Soft, melt in the mouth and nothing like you’d ever find anywhere here.

  • German Bundt Cake : Filled with flavours, I would love to get my hands on this again.

  • Raspberry Pop Tarts from Denmark : This was, just what I needed after the little food escapade that I had. Crumbly, soft & that acidic punch made this complete my meal.

Here are a few masterpieces made by the students, on display:

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Verdict: The Food Fair, was just the perfect experience to sample & try a lot dishes that you do get in Bangalore, but are never as authentic as they are supposed to be.

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Rentomojo- A New Way Of Living, A New Way Of Saving.

“In a land of ideas, you are always renting”- Steven Soderberg

And, mankind has always been well known for his fluency in choice reversals. The confidence with which, you procure a product starts to wane down the moment, you see something better. Ergo, in a world of choices it is hard to remain loyal to materialistic products until or unless they hold a deep emotional value.

About Rentomojo :

RentoMojo, India’s leading consumer leasing company, announced an exciting proposition of Rent-to-Own, where customers will now be able to rent till whatever time they want, return or own the products.

Founded in 2014 by Geetansh Bamania an IIT alumnus; RentoMojo started as a rental business, which then evolved as a fintech model where the customers can lease furniture, appliances and two-wheelers by paying an extremely affordable RMI (Rental Monthly Installment).

About The Bloggers Meet :

We congregated at the “Ramada” hotel, for the bloggers meet, where we were given an insight into the true machinery of Rentomojo. Rentomojo, doesn’t just let you rent but also does, give you the freedom of even buying the product if you feel so. With the new offering of ‘Rent-To-Own’ the customers will have a new way of ownership, where after paying some RMIs if the customer feels like buying the products, it can be done.

While we all are aware of the EMI concept, Rentomojo works on the basis of RMI concept. How is RMI better, you ask? The benefits of flexibility and non-commitment to the products, of course. You just have to take the products till the time you want and return when you don’t. An initial security deposit of 2 months of RMI is collected, which is refunded at the end of your rental period.

Geetansh, spoke to us about how it is a better option, when you rent out products and when you do not buy them. He spoke about some cons of product purchase vs product renting; like product depreciation, investing the same lumpsum amount into things that can give your money a growth or investing it in a hobby related option. He gave us an insight into the fact that, Rentomojo offers the option of any time rental – 3/6//12/24 months and henceforth, and if you plan to stop renting, there is no cancellation fees as well.

The facilities that Rentomojo is offering to it’s customers is really amazing, whereby its really a win-win situation for both.The other important benefits, that were discussed include free delivery and maintenance, swap of the products and much cheaper payouts monthly as compared to EMI.

Verdict :

I, certainly thought that, if you are a newly married couple, student, professional or a migrant to a new state, Rentomojo could be an answer to all your questions. They provide you with a flexible module where you have a trial run before investing in a product or if you are a person who loves changing home decor, as per the trends then this is your saviour.

Here are the reasons why you should try RentoMojo:

It saves you money as compared to buying it & incase, you like the product you may also buy it.

If your uncertainties get the better of you, you may always swap for another product.

Gives you flexible rental term benefit and they don’t charge cancellation fees.

Maintainance is given, whenever it is necessary.

No cancellation charges, if you cancel the agreement early.

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Shizusan Shophouse|Travelling Bao Festival | Phoenix Market City |

” The more you eat, the less flavour; the less you eat, the more flavour”- Chinese proverb

While baskets filled with little miniature masterpieces, fill the dwam before my sleep ; I slip into a state of trance and let the bygone moments, decide the menu of the day.

About Shizusan shophouse:

Shizusan, is an award winning South East Asian eatery, where the emphasis is, on food & drink that’s customarily found in eating houses across South East Asia. The concept is a prototype of the foregone era of 2-3 storey shophouses.

Ambiance & Decor :

The decor, transcends you back to a time of cultural exuberance. The wall art depicting whooping cranes standing in harmony & the ceiling bound & brimming with faux plants makes this just perfect, while i try to ignore the modern snippets of technology here and there ; it’s quite easy to think that you are in an actual ShopHouse.

The ambiance is very relaxed & is extremely soothing.

Hospitality:

A set of well groomed & helpful staff always makes you feel at ease about dining in at any place & Shizusan was successful in doing so, as well.

The Grub Story :

I, was here for “The Travelling Bao Festival”, which is a curated special menu dedicated to different kinds of Bao’s. Both vegetarian & non vegetarian options are available and are extremely delicious.

The Bao’s were immaculate and was almost like gulping little chewy bits of cloud. The Bao’s have a nice firm bite to it & are yet soft. Here are the different kinds of fillings that I savoured :

  • Geisha (₹155/-) : A deep flavourful pot of kukicha infused with rose petals, sesame, bamboo shoot, ginger & schishandra superberries. I, really must say that this was one of the most flavourful teas that I have had in Bangalore. Must try. The subtle berry tones coupled with the deep freshness of bamboo is just so refreshing & the best way to start your meal.

  • Hirata & Tofu Buns (₹275/- for 2 pcs): A crunchy BBQ tossed Tofu enclosed in a Bao with pickled cucumber & miso mayo. The tender yet smoky Tofu, melted against the knife. Flavours are subtle yet very pronounced.

  • Banh Bao Chay (₹275/- for 2 pcs) : The Vietnamese Bao, filled with wild mushrooms & glass noodles. The filling is imbibed with deep flavours & the umami flavour comes across.

  • Five Spiced Tofu (₹275/- for 2 pcs): The Tofu in both the Bao’s was just so tender and literally fell apart with no resistance. The five spiced Tofu was had faint hints of the spices.

  • Nai Wong (₹275/- for 2 pcs) : These were the Cantonese Custard Buns, just the perfect way to end your meal, which replaces the dessert actually. The custard within was well cooked & was just so lightly sweet. Must try again.

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Verdict : The Travelling Bao Festival, is certainly a light on the pocket opportunity to experience the different kinds of Bao’s from the Far East. An immersive experience to understand the cultural differences & similarities.

I, would certainly recommend trying the special Bao menu out, till it’s on.

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Return of Tiger Trail | Ramada Hotel | Shivajinagar |

“You do not need a silver spoon, to eat good food”-Paul Prudhomme

Unabashed and filled to the brim with content, i revoke the snuggled memory of a dinner filled with laughter, conversations & good food.

About Tiger Trail :

The restaurant is located within “Ramada Hotel”. The concept of the restaurant is more like an anamnesis of the bygone era of British India. So, they say that the English officers and the Indian kings went on trails across the subcontinent to hunt for the prized tiger. The hunt took them to places such as Kabini, Kanha, Ranthambore, Jim Corbett & Bandhavgarh. And, that spatial mapping of where the tigers were found, was deemed to be the “Tiger Trail”.

The restaurant, hence celebrates the cuisine from the regions of the tiger trail, promising on taking you for a palate trail as well. Where your search for different kinds of cuisines, reaches salvation.

Decor & Ambiance :

The decor is your classic colour theme of teak brown & splotches of colour here and there. Tastefully done interiors, prepare your anticipation for a good meal. The ambiance, is relaxed & perfect for an unwind.

Hospitality:

The staff are well groomed with smiles and an ever pleasing nature, ready to help you whenever necessary.

The Grub Story :

And, here we come to the la chose principale .

  • Turai & Muttar Shorba : An extremely mild & flavourful broth, that warmed you up in minutes. The subtle flavour of Turai, came across & made its mark.

  • Dahi ke Kabab : A soft & extremely mushy tikkis made out of hung curd, flavoured with spices. Couldn’t stop at one.

  • Flavoured Lassi with Chaat Pockets : A medley of different kinds of sweet lassi paired with little pockets of Chaat. A mini Chaat, if you may.

  • Corbett Se Aloo : Baby potatoes tossed with cumin seeds, sesame & peanuts. Worth a try, for the deep flavours.

  • Vilayati Tarana Kabab : An assortment of delicious broccoli, babycorn & Paneer kababs. The flavours were spot on and the smooth play of spices, made this my favourite.

  • Paneer Dumpling Makhani : The little pearls of Paneer, dispersed in a rich tomato based makhani, with an enviable rich consistency, has you reminiscing about it, even when you are back home.

  • Assortment of Naans : The ajwaini naans were by far, my most favourite.

Here are a few glimpses of the non vegetarian dishes, devoured by mes amis:

Murgh Lazzat Nawabi:

Ranthambore Laal Maas :

Asli Kakori Kabab:

Blue Cheese Malai Tikka:

Desserts :

. Harsha Sundae : A mix of nostalgia and old Bangalore in a glass. Ice cream, cut fruits & dry fruits bound by rose syrup.

. Khubani ka Mitha : An apricot purée & custard married into one.

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Verdict : The restaurant, is an excellent example of good hearty food, coupled with easy on the pocket prices. Dishes are true to their origins and have different flavours to each one of them. The Tiger Trail gets onto my must visit list.

Rating : 4/5

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