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Hidden Taste of Gujarat review: A journey worth taking

Hidden Taste of Gujarat does not only explore food but also the rich culture of the state.

3.0
Shaheen
Jul 10, 2021
 
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A still from Hidden Taste of Gujarat.

What's it about:

Chef Smit Sagar takes a journey across Gujarat and explores the culture and food of the state.

What's hot:

People love two things the most - travelling and food. Hidden Taste of Gujarat is the perfect blend of both. It not only takes the viewers through a rich heritage, but also explores the colourful and mouth-watering food of Gujarat.

Another aspect that Smit takes us through is the rich culture of the state. Right from the temple in Rajkot to the diamond factory in Surat, he gives a glimpse of some of the best places to visit.

He also takes people through Dwarka, which is one of the four destinations in the Chaar Dham yatra (a spiritual journey). Not only does this place take us through the history of Gujarat, but also has a certain feel-good factor to it.

What's not:

Smit tends to overact. It appears that he is camera conscious and thus, pretends to be someone else in front of it. A more natural host could have taken the show to a whole new level.

The makers have dabbled in three languages - Hindi, English and Gujarati. While most (Gujarati viewing audiences) would understand all bits, the show cannot cater to every viewer owing to the confusing mix of languages. Hinglish could still be understood, but three languages takes it a bit too far.

Verdict:

For those who wish to know more about Gujarat's culture and food, Hidden Taste of Gujarat is a must-watch. For the rest, aye halo, bhega thayi jao ne (move on to something else please).

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