Sunday, September 09, 2007

new grocery for gk2?

Since the demise of FoodPlus -- which had a good selection but a foolish insistence on a computerized checkout that took eons -- there's no longer any source of "foreign" supplies in GK2. This is a market waiting to be tapped. Now, creative cooks have to fight the parking nightmare at GKI M-block market or drive all the way to Defence Colony if they want items like olives, jalapenos, gerkins, tortillas, mozzarella, etc. Back in the days of FoodPlus, I used to make pasta once or twice a week and my patented burritos, salsa & guacamole once a month or so. But now I hardly ever bother....

Speaking of which, a friend who's new in town suggested that I should share more of my wisdom on matters like where to find inexpensive cheese, how to make guacamole in Delhi, how to get a gas connection, etc. I'm not sure whether or not I'm going to bother--basically it's just the product of living here too long and reading CityLimits, SimplyDelhi and (now) Time Out. But I agree that somebody should do so. How about the folks at DelhiExpat.com? Right now, the site is pretty much a party planner--for people with v. deep pockets....

3 comments:

fernando A Gros said...

I've seen a few new expat Delhi blogs popping up, so maybe just adding more links might help? When I moved there in 2003 I couldn't find any blogs and the online info was either generic or misleading. I tried for a while (even after leaving) to add helpful info on forums like BritishExpat, but they don't allow external linkeage, so that proved pointless.

Anonymous said...

Gerkin is phoren to India?
What happened to tendli (sp?)

Jason Overdorf said...

Good point, Fernando.... Any suggestions of blogs that I should link to?