I. Aloo Tiki @ Natraj Dahi Bhale
This is an iconic Delhi joint that serves up some of the best aloo tikis and dahi bhallas I've ever tasted.
Cost: Rs. 50
II. Barrah Kebab @ Gulati Restuarant
These barrah kebabs are quite possibly one of the best preparations of lamb chops.
Cost: Rs. 300
III. Miso Cod @ Guppy by Ai
Black cod marinated in miso, baked and served on a hot stone - such an amazing earthy flavour!
Cost: Rs. 1850
IV. Fried Oreo @ New York Slice
Such a decadent dish - oreos dipped in pancake batter, fried and finished off with a fine coating of sugar. Need I say more?
Cost: Rs 80
V. Sikandri Raan @ Kareems
One of my top must-haves in Delhi. The name literally translates to "Alexander's lamb", which is quite apt since this dish is fit for the royals.
VI. Gushtaba @ Ahad Sons
I'd definitely consider this one a delicacy. Lamb meatballs cooked in yoghurt - it couldn't be better.
Cost: Rs. 190
VII. Pork Belly Bun @ Pintxo
This one should be on everyone's pork bucket list. It has everything you've ever wanted.
Cost: Rs. 440
VIII. Shammi Kebabs @ Wengers
Wengers has been a childhood favourite and continues to remain one. The moment I step into this bakery, I step right back into the vicious circle of time.
Cost: Rs. 60
IX. Lamb Manoushe @ Zizo
I love this Lebanese rendition of a pizza topped with lamb and zattar.
Cost: Rs. 360
X. Caramel Custard @ Delhi Golf Club
A creamy and scrumptious dessert prepared with caramelised sugar, and DGC has got it just right.
XI. Crispy Prawn Cheung Fun @ Dao
I find this to be an ideal starter to my meal. Covered in rice noodles, fried and then dropped in hot soy sauce, this one's not for the weak-hearted.
Cost: Rs. 475
XII. Peking Duck @ China Kitchen
I love Peking Duck for its thin, crisp skin and China Kitchen sure cooks up a mean version of it.
Cost: Rs. 3188
XIII. Chicken Liver Pate @ Hungry Monkey
Liver Pate is definitely an acquired taste. But Hungry Monkey serves up a great Pate with an onion jam that can change anyone's mind about this dish.
Cost: Rs. 375
XIV. Pulled Pork Taco @ Depot 29
Nothing beats a good, slow cooked, pulled pork taco in a soft shell.
Cost: Rs. 490
XV. Stew and Appam @ Coast Cafe
My all time favourite Sunday Hangover meal - fresh appams and steaming hot mutton stew.
Cost: Rs. 360
XVI. Chicken China Box @ Social
This hot, spicy chicken prepared with Naga chilli is my go-to comfort food while I work.
Cost: Rs. 280
XVII. Parma Ham and Scamorza Pizza @ Indigo Deli
Almost everything on the menu at the Deli is worth writing home about, but this wafer thin pizza tops the list for me any day of the week.
Cost: Rs. 725
XVIII. Duck Burger @ Chez Nini
There's a serious dearth of good French fare in India, but fortunately, Chez Nini does it just right. The Duck burger with a French twist hits the spot every time.
Cost: Rs. 795
XIX. Crispy Salmon Skin Roll @ Wasabi
The skin of salmon is best eaten crispy, and no one does it better than Wasabi.
XX. Butter Poached Lobster @ Indian Accent
This brilliant restaurant is known for several delicacies, but what does it for me would be the perfectly tender, flavourful butter-poached lobster.
Cost: Rs. 1795
XXI. Sea Bass in Goan Piri Piri Base @ Amaranta, The Oberoi
They say fish and spices don't go together but then again, who are 'they'?
Cost: You'll have to go there to find out.
Words: Rhea Baweja