taste of history
For over a thousand years, as one dynasty replaced the other , and
one city gave way to a new citadel , Delhi toiled under the
onslaught of invaders.Scythians , Parthians. Turks, Afghans,
Mughals, and British, each came to Delhi, leaving behind a distinct
stamp of their culture and style.
Tourists from allover the world started to visit the capital city
of India to explore it's rich historical and cultural heritage,
creating a need for a style of cuisines familiar to them.
Love to eat!
Delhi-ites love to eat out and have a large variety of restaurants
and cuisine from all over the world from which to choose. There's
something for every budget, from delicious Indian snacks at roadside
stalls in Paharganj, Palika Bazaar and Janpath, to traditional north
Indian cuisine at one of Delhi's many celebrated restaurants, to
Western food at the likes of instantly recognizable names such as
Wimpy, McDonald's, Pizza Express, TGIF and Pizza Hut.
The best way to get acquainted with the Mughlai and North Indian
Cuisine is to try a buffet which will enable you to choose from a
wide selection and decide on your favourite type of Indian cooking.
The vast buffets of luxury hotels are worth the splurge, their
coffee shops are surprisingly affordable and, if you can afford it,
their restaurants superlative; their bakeries are also excellent
(open to non-guests). Many specialist restaurants regularly
demonstrate expert cooking with themed food festivals (check media
listings for current festivals).
Although locals tend to eat around nine, they do not linger; most
restaurants close around eleven, but those with bars usually stay
open until midnight. If you're looking for a late-night meal, you
can either eat in a top hotel, try a snack in Paharganj's
round-the-clock rooftop cafés, or head to the markets of
south Delhi. Wherever you eat, be careful of the water and salads.