Smitha Chakravarthy - Malcor would like to commemorate the women who do all the backstage work this Women’s Day. Smitha lives in Madagascar and talks to Explocity about her favourite places in Bangalore, some of which have shut down and we have to admit, we miss them too.
What does Women’s Day mean to you?
I guess it’s important to commemorate what all that women mean to everybody’s life. And we need at least one day for that (laughs). We need to commemorate what they are capable of and all that they do back stage in the lives of everyone around them.
Are you a foodie?
Not really. I love to cook but I don’t eat out a lot and trying new places. But I like good food. So depends on your definition.
What’s your favourite cuisine?
I’m vegetarian so that rules out a lot of cuisines. So I’d say any cuisine that gives me the option. To that effect I like Indian, Italian, Japanese, Lebanese.
What’s the last place that you went to in Bangalore that you really enjoyed? What did you eat there that stood out?
I used to like Bangalore Bistro, I don’t know if they still exist. I like CTR and Bhagatrams, Gullu’s Chaat in Kumara Park. Gullu’s was a small stall and they expanded to a small shop and now have seven outlets. For Chinese I like Mainland China. Spiga. Not sure if they are still open after they shifted to the new place.
What’s your favourite dish of all time and where did you eat it?
I have a favourite in every cuisine. South Indian Puliyogare, a good paneer butter masala in a dhaba, a good pasta that’s simple with a tomato sauce. I like simple dishes that are well made.
What is your least favourite dish?
I’m game to eat anything vegetarian.
If you have to recommend a place to our readers what will it be?
Depends on the people. If it is someone not from Bangalore, they should definitely try Vidhyarthi Bhawan or Kamath Bugle Rock. I think coming to Bangalore Kamath is a must-do. I have to go to one when I come to Bangalore.
To chill out, I like The Only Place.