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Fusion Terminal – Bottling our local heritage

Bilimbi is a fruit unknown to many Bangladeshis; the same goes for jara lebu — a Sylheti citrus. Both these find a new avatar, along with local tomatoes, being transformed into sundried ones, coming together in a unique set of pickles from the house of Fusion Terminal.

Work from home bowls

Fried potatoes don’t always have to mean chips, but this bowl brings in cheese and chips in a new combo avatar.

Post-Eid table spread

Eid maybe over, but the mood for festivities certainly isn’t.

Tweaking tradition

Durga Puja has been for centuries an occasion to rejoice, a festival celebrated by the masses irrespective of religious beliefs. With everyone preparing the most traditional platters throughout the days that mark the final homecoming, there is plenty of scope to go for slight deviations.

Vegetarian restaurants: a Holy Grail

The Dhakaite's palate was further polished with the advent of the café culture and now, people either crave for a black, sugar-free coffee, or the multitude of flavoured ones, as opposed to the 3-in-one Nescafe affair from about a decade ago.

A different touch

A time for sacrifice but more importantly, a time for sharing, arrives once again for us as we celebrate Eid-ul-Azha. While we run

February 23, 2021
February 23, 2021

Fusion Terminal – Bottling our local heritage

Bilimbi is a fruit unknown to many Bangladeshis; the same goes for jara lebu — a Sylheti citrus. Both these find a new avatar, along with local tomatoes, being transformed into sundried ones, coming together in a unique set of pickles from the house of Fusion Terminal.

November 3, 2020
November 3, 2020

Work from home bowls

Fried potatoes don’t always have to mean chips, but this bowl brings in cheese and chips in a new combo avatar.

August 11, 2020
August 11, 2020

Post-Eid table spread

Eid maybe over, but the mood for festivities certainly isn’t.

June 16, 2020
June 16, 2020

Father’s Day favourites

We call out to all those dads contributing towards looking after their families during these stressful times. Thank you for not just being there for your families but for also reminding us about how each member plays a role.

March 10, 2020
March 10, 2020

Office lunches from around the world

I rallied around with friends spread across the globe and requested (read pleaded/hounded) them to send me images of the food they ate at lunch in office, offering a unique glimpse into their food cultures and traditions.

February 11, 2020
February 11, 2020

Fabulous February

As we approach spring, while still enjoying the pleasant weather, here are some recipes to give you a diverse mix of foods that celebrate the changing seasons. From the Philippines and Greece to The Fearless Olive’s humble kitchen, these recipes are easy to make; add a dash of love for food, and you have an impressive spread this February.

December 17, 2019
December 17, 2019

Cleansing Diet

The season has hit us in all its vibrant glory, and as we wedding hop our way around the city, navigating through the snaking traffic lines and hoping the venue will not be too cold and chill us to the bone, please let me help you choose some cleansing recipes to help combat all the grease and excessiveness of the weddings and the dawats that follow.

December 3, 2019
December 3, 2019

Sri Lanka — Ayobowan (welcome)

A teardrop in the ocean, Sri Lanka is known for many things, like its tea, and for us South East Asians, its cricket. However, one of the last things to be expected is the amazing diversity of its people.

October 29, 2019
October 29, 2019

Seasoning Halloween

Come October and our senses start to focus on the last day when we can watch the best horror movies on repeat as we try to spook ourselves with a variety of scares. October also heralds cooler days and the arrival of pumpkin season, in all its gourdy gloriousness!

October 22, 2019
October 22, 2019

Treasured desserts

October is here, and we can finally enjoy the slightly cooler weather, which will hopefully roll into a winter that lets us all enjoy our hot soups and steaming mugs of tea. With that in mind, here are a few recipes to encourage you to get more creative in the kitchen this week.