Chef Garima Arora is cooking up a storm--quite literally. Her food is phenomenal and packed with flavour, and the fact that her restaurant Gaa in Bangkok was recently awarded a Michelin star is only a testament to that. But there's more to know about her beyond what meats the eye (pun intended). Here's what she does when she's not in chef whites.
Q What is a must-eat street food in Mumbai
A Sev batata puri.
OT And something you like to eat in Bangkok
A I love kebabs&mdasheveryone should have kebabs.
OT Do you have a favourite restaurant in Mumbai
A Every time I land in Bombay, the first place I go to is Madras Café.
OT What&rsquos the weirdest food item you&rsquove ever tried Will you have it again
A I tried balut (fertilized duck embryo) in the Philippines. It was nasty It wasn&rsquot good at all and isn&rsquot something I&rsquom ever having again.
OT What is something we'll always find in your fridge
A  Alcohol&mdashthere&rsquos always wine in my fridge.
OT Do you have a sweet tooth or a salty one
A Definitely salty.
OT Tell us about a fast food item you not-so-secretly binge on.
A  Nachos. You can give me nachos any time of the day and I will finish it. It&rsquos my personal weakness.
OT What do you do to unwind after a long day, week or month
A [I usually spend time] with my crew, the only family I have in Thailand. We open a couple of bottles of wines or beer and order pizza. Then we'll catch up and laugh about the stuff that happens in the kitchen.
OT If you weren't a chef, what would you like to be
A  I always tell my husband, who is a pilot, that If I were not a cook, I would be a pilot.
OT What's the next destination you&rsquod like to visit
A  I want to visit Mexico. There is a food-related reason for that. I love Mexican food and I have a really talented Mexican chef in my restaurant. Every time I eat his food I go like, "Wow I have to go to Mexico."
OT What&rsquos a phrase anyone living in Bombay should learn
OT And is there something we should learn before visiting Thailand
A Yes. &ldquoAroi mak&rdquo&mdashit means &ldquoit&rsquos really delicious&rdquo