Lalco Residency

Surviving the Monsoons: Cooking in the Rain

The most marked benefit of the serviced apartment over the hotel room is the fully-equipped kitchen. After all, why endure an extended stay with a cramped mini-fridge that barely holds your doggy bag of restaurant leftovers? A FULL-SCALE FRIDGE stocked with your favorite beverages and snacks isn’t just about health but well being! Eating out can be fun, but sometimes you just need to eat in. Read for more details…

The ability to graze at leisure is the difference between feeling like a visitor versus feeling at home when you’re in a new place. It’s what makes serviced apartments so ideally, giving you more options, especially during monsoon season when rains keep people indoors. here’s nothing that beats the convenience and freedom of reaching for your own food, exactly when you want it, to keep yourself from feeling dependent on restaurant provisions.

YOU WANT to be seated, wait to order, wait for food, wait for the check; sitting in restaurants meal after meal, surrounded by strangers, listening to random music—the whole ritual of eating out will wear you thin. After a certain point, you just want to shed all the formalities, kick back on the couch and eat and drink to your heart’s content. You want to RELAX.

You’ll definitely crave a simple home-cooked meal, and it’ll cross your mind to try your hand at a dish using local ingredients. And there is pretty much no better way to bond with this city than to procure its regional harvest to meet your curious culinary hand. So be sure to take a moment to smell the fresh spices and meet the surrounding merchants while selecting your choice produce. It’s a great cure for food fatigue.

Feeling inspired? For starters, here’s a great recipe for the kachumber salad, a fresh and vibrant dish of cucumbers, onions, and tomatoes that’s easy and perfect for summer.

Kachumber Salad Ingredients

1) 1/2 cucumber—peeled and finely diced
2) 2 Onion—finely diced
3) 2 tomato—finely diced
4) 1/2 lettuce—finely chopped
5) 2 tsp lime juice
6) salt and pepper to taste
7) 1 tsp vinegar
8) 1 tsp cumin
9) 1/4 tsp chili powder
Combine all ingredients and mix well. Serve as a side dish or as a spread. Enjoy!