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Enter the Dragon and tickle your taste buds at the Asian
cuisine festival hosted by Master Chef Zong Shou Chen at Trident BKC!
If you are looking
for some real authentic Chinese food, simply head to the Trident at the B.K.C
Mumbai. I sure did enter the Dragon food festival and was swept away with the fresh
and luscious oriental specialties. I was happy to have been invited by the 022
at the Trident Mumbai and welcomed by Chef
Jeevan Singh who graciously explained the fineries of the Chinese spread. The open
cooking alleys spread with colours and smells of China could only be curated by
the master himself- Chef Zong
I loved my tete a tete with the master as we kept hitting
the google translate each time to converse. I found it quite fascinating and
the entire google conversation actually stirred up quite an appetite after all.
The master loves Shezuan as his favorite Chinese style of cooking and he also
translated that he is super happy with the great response he was getting. His
smiles and face expressions take it all away as he surveys his kingdom of the
endless spread, with a pleasing frown. He pleased us by offering glazed baked
crispy pork and of course the water chestnut in Chinese style was my best. You don’t
need to know the language to find love in the food, do you?
It is here
that the guests fall in love with life, all over again! Delicate chandeliers
adorn the entrances and neatly cut staircases take you to the all day dining
inhouse bay. Being one of the most reputed BKC hotel, The Trident here knows
how to treat and pamper their guests to their heart’s content. This luxury
hotel is equipped with the best of
recipes along with the most valued team of chefs.
The Oriental culinary tour of items displayed before
your eyes from all over Asia was amazing. For instance the Butanese style
vegetarian momo’s were drop dead delicate. Light oriental cuisine is perhaps
the real way to treat yourself as the lip-smacking aromas infuse within your tastebuds
only to enhance your appetite without leaving you too full. No overpowering
tastes, just subtle hints keeping the flavours of the salmon and pork all so
I loved the use of fresh herbs and light cooking.The
steamed Salmon with assorted vegetables were simply exotic. The festival is on
till the end of the month, so pamper your eyes and palates with a wonderful
spread of soups, starters, main course and desserts. The Trident is really
world class and it never fails to disappoint me, ever!
PS-The Wine wall ascends and descends each time you
watch the array through the glass lifts, only because the wines are stored showcased
beautifully adjacent to the lifts plying up and down to the floors. It’s a sight
to behold,you have to simply visit the place to take in the opulence!
Squirrel Monkeys of the Amazon Forests. Wilderness is where I belong.....Elsie Gabriel
Cebidae primate was over whelming. These common
squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus) at the Rio Negro, Amazon near Manaus,
Brazil; were the friendliest lot I had ever seen. May be they found something
in common with me, after all.
The Amazon forest in South America is the most fascinating store
house of the worlds carbon kingdom, you could ever imagine. It is an intricate
archipelago of narrow green ribbons of forest, punctuated by the Amazon river
and its tributaries.If you ever hit for the South American discovery, do not leave out the Amazon forests, enjoy the earth in it smost natural state,believe me.
Well, let me tell you more about these little squirrel
monkeys. The crown lineage of the squirrel monkeys appears to have diverged
around 1.5 million years ago. Imagine!!
This new world monkey does not use its tail for climbing, although when you
watch it move, you observe it kind of uses it as a tool and balancing pole of
sorts to help him jump from one spot to another. Their movements in the
branches can be very rapid.
They live together in groups. These little chimps kept giving out vocal
calls, warning sounds to the rest of the troupes, I guess they were either
protecting themselves or calling in the rest of the gang to show me off. I
guess the later.
They are so tiny and hairy, but alert at all times. Their small body size
also makes them susceptible to predators .Squirrel monkeys are omnivores, eating primarily fruits and insects. Occasionally
they also eat seeds, leaves, flowers, buds, nuts, and eggs.
The Amazon jungle
is the largest tropical rainforest on Earth and a World Natural Heritage site. I drowned myself in its grandeur and was
captivated by its wonder. It's dense forests made for excellent hiking trails, intense smells and foilage kept drawing me into the thickest depth of the jungle life I have ever experienced. I just didn’t want to leave.
Wilderness is where
I belong and God am going back!! Every night before I sleep I say a prayer for
the rainforests of the world, may they multiply, may they be left alone; and
may they continue to provide us the essence of life-Oxygen! Reuse,Reduce,Rethink and Replenish.We belong to the
forest, the forest does not belong to us?! Respect Forests…
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