Editors posted on 5th February

#LBBBestOf World Cuisine in Delhi

We like to think you can tell how modern a city is by the number of cuisines you can eat in it. Lucky for us, we live in Delhi where, compared to even a decade ago, we can now enjoy a variety of international cuisines, without ever leaving our city.

Here’s our list of where to get the food you crave.

Korean: Gung the Palace

Gung the Palace is as close to authentic Korean cuisine as you’re going to get in Delhi. They have a vast meaty menu {vegetarians, you may want to skip this one}. We especially recommend the hot pot dish So Bulgogi {marinated beef with glass noodles and vegetables}.

Tibetan: Yeti

Apart from the usual Thukpa and Shabalay, you can try the lesser-known Tibetan delicacies here. At a loss? Try the Gyuma {mutton sausages} or better still, the Tibetan Platter {Gyuma, Lowa, Cheley, Shapta and Tingmo}. If you’re vegetarian, the Crispy Spinach is a must have.

Japanese: Wasabi

One of the first restaurants to serve Japanese cuisine in the city, Wasabi has us hooked to its range of sushi, appetisers {don’t miss the Rock Shrimp Tempura}, Udon Noodles and Black Cod Miso.

PS: If you’re looking for a slightly more affordable option without compromising on the authenticity, you could also check out Tamura.

Peruvian: The Public Affair

Although the menu at The Public Affair is primarily American, you can find some Peruvian dishes here that will give you a a taste of the cuisine. We recommend the Ceviche.

American: Johnny Rockets

Start your meal here with American Fries, Rocket Wings and Chicken Tenders. Follow this up with sliders or burgers {we particularly like The Houston} and wash it all down with one of their signature thick ice cream shakes- the Apple Pie shake is a winner.

French: Le Bistro du Parc

This quaint restaurant in Defence Colony has an ever-changing menu which is written on a chalk board. Choose from delights such as the Pistachio Crusted Chicken Liver Parfait, Crispy Farm Pork Belly and the Chocolate Delice. Paired with their fine choice of wines, you’re bound to have a good time.

#LBBTip: They have Jazz Nights almost every Wednesday so you may want to time your visit to Le Bistro du Parc accordingly.

Ethiopian: Ethiopian Cultural Centre

Possibly the only place in the city where you can get authentic Ethiopian food, the Ethiopian Cultural Centre is simply decorated and gets to the point- the food. They encourage first time visitors to try Injera {the Ethiopian staple bread} and Doro Wat, often referred to as the country’s national dish. Doro Wat is a chicken dish full of deep, rich flavours. They offer veg and non-veg options, with the non-veg menu being heavy on mutton dishes.

Spanish: Sevilla

Tapas, wood-fired pizza and a charming outdoor area complete with gazebos, Sevillais the ideal place for a date. While you’re gazing into each other’s eyes, we recommend getting some flatbread {from Catalana} and Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks. And of course, the paella. When it comes to the drinks, ask their in-house sommelier for their best pairings.

British: Elma’s

Included for their breakfast menu, Elma’s makes a kickass Full English Breakfast. Two eggs, bacon, baked beans, grilled tomatoes and mushrooms, you couldn’t ask for more. Keeping it English, then have a Traditional British Weekend Roast, an extensive tea selection and some delicious scones.

Mexican: La Bodega

Though we keep encountering fast food places which serve tacos and burritos, La Bodega is one of the only restaurants in the city which offers a complete Mexican meal experience. Try the Guacamole {served with homemade chips}, the Duck Leg, the Pulled Pork Tacos and the Tres Leche Cake.

Italian: La Piazza

A classic among the elder Delhi dine-out generations, La Piazza is a great spot for Italian. Their meaty mains, delicious pastas and delicate pizzas alone are enough to keep you coming back for more. We’ve really enjoyed their Glazed New Zealand lamb chops, La Piazza pizza and Mixed Seafood Pasta. Paired with a fine wine, everything is all right.

Armenian: Lavaash by Saby

Chef Sabyasachi Gorai, through his recently-opened restaurant Lavaash, aims to explore the Armenian influence prevalent in West Bengal during the Industrial Revolution. Try the Lamb Koobideh, the Prawn Tolma and the Orange Pound Cake with Nolen Gur Ice Cream.

Lebanese: Zizo

If you want Lebanese then Zizo is the go-to spot in Delhi. Their classics–the Chicken and Falafal Shawarmas–are both delicious, while they highly recommend their Spicy Hummus. Personally, we enjoyed the Zaatar Man’oushe {a flatbread dish} thoroughly.

Afghani: Afghan Darbar

If you’re a meat eater you’re going to love Afghan Darbar. Dhaba-style Afghani fare, they excel at their grills, soft, fluffy rotis and mutton offerings. We’re big fans of the Qubuli Uzbeki {pieces of lamb under a mound of seasoned basmati rice with carrots and raisins}, Tandoori Chicken and Chicken Qorma.