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Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: India, Japan and some eastern promise

Jul 24, 2023 06:30 PM IST

How Vikramjit Roy of Ahara in Singapore and Adwait Anantwar of Inja in Delhi are serving up a new cuisine: Indian Japanese

Vikramjit Roy is one of India’s best-known chefs, the sort of guy guests want to take selfies with. I first met him when he worked in the kitchen of Wasabi at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Delhi. I was eating omakase (a Japanese expression that translates loosely as ‘leave it to the chef’ ) and was served two dishes that were not on the menu and were inspired creations. I asked to see the chef and Vikram came out of the kitchen and confessed that both dishes were the products of his own imagination.

A suitable Roy? At his restaurant Ahara, the chef creates modern Indian food that draws on his skills as a Japanese chef.
A suitable Roy? At his restaurant Ahara, the chef creates modern Indian food that draws on his skills as a Japanese chef.
Anantwar has stepped out of his comfort zone with Inja, where he’s doing things differently than he did at his previous restaurants in Dubai.
Anantwar has stepped out of his comfort zone with Inja, where he’s doing things differently than he did at his previous restaurants in Dubai.
Ahara’s uncooked Wagyu shaami tartlet is topped with pickled shallots and takuan. (Ahara)
Ahara’s uncooked Wagyu shaami tartlet is topped with pickled shallots and takuan. (Ahara)
At Ahāra, Roy adds caviar to chaat and even buckwheat khichdi (above).
At Ahāra, Roy adds caviar to chaat and even buckwheat khichdi (above).
Both Inja and Ahara serve up beautifully plated food. Inja has udon noodles with khasi black sesame curry. (@injarestaurant)
Both Inja and Ahara serve up beautifully plated food. Inja has udon noodles with khasi black sesame curry. (@injarestaurant)
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