And on the Indian side, give me soft, fluffy, steaming hot idlis any day, with some molaga podi (non-spicy please!) and ghee 🙂
I have always felt that eating is one of the greatest pleasures of life, and I am sure most of you will agree, but that’s a topic for another post! In this case we were talking not of one’s favourite food, but of comfort food — the kind that gives one a sense of security, familiarity; something that one can eat at any time, in any season and instantly feel cocooned and warm! For many of us its basic stuff like dal-rice or idlis, for some its ice cream or desserts, and I know many whose comfort food is beer!
I don’t know how or when Japanese food became comfort food for me, it was probably around the year 2001. My favourite is cold soba (buckwheat noodles), but recently Tina has learnt to cook a mean udon broth with miso and shiitake mushrooms that is indescribable (ask Bawa!) That said, sushi is something that gives me solace; it suits my system at all levels — body, mind and soul.
Unfortunately, it is extremely difficult to find good sushi in India — the two best places I have found so far are Pan Asian at the ITC Grand Maratha Sheraton in Mumbai, and Sakura at Hotel Nikko, Connaught Place, Delhi. They’re also v expensive, but well….