Friday, January 10, 2014


Grimod de la Reynière, a famous Parisian restaurant reviewer in the 18th century, once said, “The kitchen is a country in which there are always discoveries to be made.” And well said, since the journey of cooking involves discoveries that are made with every stir. With a passion for food and the willingness to experiment, each time they are mixed in different proportions, a new dish is discovered. And, the exploration of new ingredients, recipes and presentation just adds to the culinary romance.

Discover Food
Along the “discover” theme, Opera Software organized a #DiscoverWithOpera food bloggers meet-up, inviting some of Delhi’s top food bloggers at Ahoy! Asia, one of Delhi’s brand-new Oriental restaurants. Ahoy! was started by friends, Arun Chanda and Satayajit Mukherjee, whose passion for food and experience in the food & beverage industry is reflected in the variety in the menu and the service at the place.

Arun Chanda welcoming food bloggers at Ahoy! Asia 
Just like Opera users set out to discover content on the web, food bloggers were given the opportunity to embark on a journey of Oriental food discovery. The afternoon was well spent, with bloggers passing the test of identifying various cuisines including Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese and Malaysian. According to Arun, “We are here to give everyone an unforgettable Oriental food experience with a great fusion between classic and modern techniques of cooking that is well suited for the local palette. Our main focus was to have a fun family eating-out place with excellent value for money.” Along with an afternoon of fun-filled activities, the bloggers were also quizzed on Asian cuisine, and Arun was successful in busting some popular myths often associated with the cuisine.

Japanese cuisine Okonomiyaki

Talking about Opera’s “Discover” feature, Sunil also added, “Opera gives an opportunity to users to get hot, new content with no browsing necessary, thanks to the new ‘Discover’ feature available on Opera for Android and Opera for Windows & Mac.” The feature allows you to lean back and be fed with new articles from your country, or whatever region you want to get inspiration from, right in your browser — all in one place. Users can pick and choose their category: News, Food, Technology or anything else that interests them. Just sit back, click and discover something completely new.

Read latest food news on Opera Discover feature
The bloggers also got a chance to try out some of popular Oriental dishes including Chuanr Lamb Kebab from Uyghur, Thai Tofu & Bell Pepper Satay, Uyghur DaPanJi (chicken stew), Zhua Fan Lamb Pulao and Banana Spring Rolls with a vanilla ice-cream scoop & caramel sauce.
The popular restaurant in the GK II market is the perfect place for letting your hair down and trying out some lip-smacking dishes. One of the things to watch is Uyghur cuisine from the Xinjiang region of China, which is a rare amalgamation of Islamic and traditional Chinese culinary influence!

Vietnamese Chicken Banhmi Sandwich

Event at a glance:

Opera Browser- Made to Discover

Ahoy! Asia prepped for #DiscoverWithOpera Food Bloggers Meet

Ahoy! Asia ready for a delicious afternoon with Opera Software

Enjoying oriental tea
Sunil Kamath, Vice-President for South Asia, Opera Software welcoming the bloggers

Discover the ingredients

What's going on in the mind- Cabbage, cheese and ???

Japanese Chicken Yakitori

Korean Mandupi Chips

Relishing the food at Ahoy! Asia

Sunil Kamath, V.P for South Asia, Opera Software explains tech 

Tangjiao Uyghur style lamb dumplings soup

Banana Spring Rolls with vanilla scoop & caramel sauce

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