• 07 Oct - 13 Oct, 2017
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Luxe Retreat

The Macdonald Randolph Hotel

The Macdonald Randolph Hotel is the leading five-star hotel in Oxford. Built in 1864, this landmark city centre Oxford hotel offers luxurious accommodation, a 2 AA rosette award-winning food and drink and a sensuous spa. The hotel’s renowned Morse Bar is instantly recognisable as the watering hole of Colin Dexter’s world-famous detective, Inspector Morse. The hotel is centrally located, opposite the Ashmolean Museum and very close to Oxford’s University Colleges. Prime ministers and presidents have also chosen to stay here in the past, so rest assured the experience will be a memorable (and glamorous) one. The Spa at The Randolph features a candlelit walkway to the stylish treatment rooms, and there is also a bio sauna, ice fountain, hot tub, mini gym and aroma steam room. The elegant rooms have high ceilings and period features, and each offers a modern en suite bathroom. Rooms also have satellite TV, tea and coffee facilities. The Restaurant at the Randolph serves a range of dishes from across Europe.

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Mirchili is your one-stop answer to all your chaat and gol-gappa cravings. The place is known for its variety of Indian food. They serve dossa, chaats, rolls and a variety of other things on their menu.

• 15C, Badar Commercial, Street 10
•Tel: 03041114030

Burger In Law

Most recent addition to the burger scene in Karachi, Burger In Law has some of the most juiciest options on its menu.

• G4 Grace Shopping Mall, Gulshan-e-Iqbal Block 4
•Tel: 03102874377


Coffee, Tea and Company

This café has been serving its patrons the best food and beverages for years. It’s a perfect place for you and your friends for an evening gathering.

• Shop 1, 3B/3 Gulberg III
•Tel: 03458456753

Chinese Min

Offering the best Chinese flavours and dishes, Chinese Min is one of the few Chinese restaurants in town that also offers a home delivery service.

• 4-B Commercial Sector, Phase 1, DHA
• 3-B Commercial Area, Phase 1, DHA
•Tel: 03034118620

What’s in the menu?

Mizu Shingen Mochi

Mizu Shingen Mochi looks like a large drop of water, but it’s actually a cake. This Japanese invention is as delicate as it looks and sounds, but it needs to be consumed in only 30 minutes, after which it will simply turn into a sweet puddle of water.

The raindrop cake looks like a large bowl of jelly without the colour. The strange dish is a variation of the well-known Japanese rice-cake confection, shingen mochi. Mochis are trademarked desserts, only created by the Kinseiken Seika Company. A regular type of shingen mochi is made from a particularly soft type of mochi rice cake, sprinkled with kinako soybean powder and eaten with brown sugar syrup. Traditionally, it is yellow in colour, with a sticky and soft jelly-like consistency.

In its new form, the mochi is perfectly transparent, giving it a bit of a crystal-like appearance. It is made of water sourced from the Southern Japanese Alps, lightly sweetened, and solidified just enough to give it a definite shape. Mizu shingen mochi was introduced as a seasonal sweet during summer last year, and it was so popular that the makers have decided to bring it back this year. It is available at only two of Kinseiken’s stores, both located in Yamanashi Prefecture.