Weekend Getaway To The Mountains

With the Bombay heat soaring to a new level, the traffic taking longer than usual, this crowded city led me to escape to the mountains to Bombay’s very own hill station Mahableshwar. Known as the strawberry hub of Maharashtra, Mahableshwar is located 6 hours away from Mumbai with some quirky food stalls on the way, making the journey up to the mountains pleasing. Mahableshwar is located along the Sahaydris, at a high altitude of 1,372m above sea level. This region boasts incredible panoramic views, breathtaking valleys, thick foliage and a pleasant climate.

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I left Bombay early morning by 6 A.M. and reached our hotel bynoon. I was staying at Saj on the Mountains located close to the tourist spots in Mahableshwar. I ate lunch at their restaurant called Fasal. Saj has three restaurants; Fasal serving authentic Gujurati and Rajasthani thalis, Wilson Cafe a multi cuisine cafe and the newly launched Darwin serving European food. I relished a Thali at Fasal with everything from pakoda kadi, dahi ki tikki, anjeer puran poli, jaipuri aloo and basundi. Fasal believes in a farm to fork ideology and they use locally produced ingredients and directly tie up with farmers for all their food which is organic and wholesome. They also grow items like bajra and wheat in house which they use for a lot of their roti’s and veggies. All the restaurants work on different themes, Darwin the recently launched European bar & restaurant has a modern set up with a mini library, swings for seating, beakers and booth style seating as décor. On the other hand, the Wilson café is an open café, close to the poolside area where you can dine and at the same time enjoy some hot chocolate in the cool weather.

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This property is located up in the mountains close to the main Mahableshwar market and the Venna lake. The ambience is perfect to unwind and enjoy the natural beauty surrounding the resort. They believe that everything should be accessible to their guests so that they can enjoy their stay at the hotel and at the same time explore Mahableshwar by only traveling short distances. For larger groups they arrange a variety of activities including strawberry picking at farms near by.

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Mahableshwar is the perfect getaway to just unwind in the pleasant weather. It is well-known for varied reasons – Old cultural temples, the main market where you can shop for wooden items, woolen clothes, leather bags and of course munch on some charcoal grilled corn cobs, strawberry and cream, carrots, radishes, gooseberries and mulberries. Eating at a farm area while visiting Mahableshwar is a must!

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A place like Mahableshwar has always been a savior when it comes to escaping the heat of the city even if it’s for a short time span. Everything about this place brings us close to nature, be it the air, the mountains or the freshly grown produce. Places like Mahabaleshwar are definitely a refreshing and soothing break from the city life.

Celebrating the Great Indian Restaurant Festival 2017 at Cafe Terra

There’s a secret spot in Bandra, away from all the chaos & commotion of the city. Café Terra, located right above the Executive Enclave hotel is a charming rooftop bar serving all types of quick foods, beer & sangria’s. I discovered this spot on the Dineout India Application while going through GIRF’s offers for 2017. Yes, the Great Indian Restaurant Festival 2017 is here!

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The Great Indian Restaurant festival is offering unbelievable discounts like 50%
off on your Food, Alcohol & discounted set menus at more than a 1000+ restaurants across the city. They have offers from restaurants all across Mumbai like Raasta, Yauatcha, Masala Bar, Harrys, Shiro, Cafe Zoe, Chillis and many many more!

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What you can expect at Café Terra: As per the food goes, there’s everything from bar bites to sizzlers to pizzas & everything else you’d want with a chilled glass of beer. They have a fun range of cocktails, wine & sangria as well. The bar bites and salads at Terra are a preferable choice for pairing with your beverages. I would recommend this place specifically for the rooftop bar, if you’re looking to unwind after work & grab a drink.

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If you’ve been wanting to get away from the commotion of the city, de-stress & grab a drink, Cafe Terra is the place to be. Especially at this time of the year, not only because of the pleasant weather but also because of the 50% off you will be getting on your food bill. The GIRF also has offers like 50% off on your alcohol bill and discounted set menu meals at restaurants across the city.

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Check out the offer at Cafe Terra and more offers on the Dineout India app or their website: http://www.dineout.co.in/girf (The GIRF’s on till the 11th of this month)

P.S. Avail additional 20% cashback powered by PhonePe. Get 50% off your ride upto Rs.100 on Uber.

Inox Muchos x XXX:Return of Xander Cage

We recently visited the Inox at Malad for the apparent blockbuster XXX: Return of Xander Cage. As disappointing as the movie was, we were glad we chose Inox both for the movie experience and of course the munchies. The Inox brand has recently launched a whole new range of their snack packs, which is being sold not only at the theatres but 3000 retail outlets as well.

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There is a variety of fun popcorn flavours to choose from like Pineapple +Chilli, Cheese + Pepper and our absolute favourite toffee won caramel (we finished more than half the pack before the movie even started). The Inox brand has also launched Nacho packs with dips and Kettle Cooked Chips.

 

Disbarring the disappointing movie, we had a great movie experience at Inox & the snacks made up for all the disappointment and the best part was we picked up some of the snack packs back to enjoy them at home and have our own movie experience.

Movie Munching with Muchos

Have you ever just wanted to unwind and watch a movie at home while munching on some good old theatre caramel popcorn? Well, the Inox brand has now made that possible and is taking the movie experience out of theatres. Yes, you can now enjoy your popcorn and much more right at your home and not travel all the way to a theatre. The Inox brand recently launched their range of snack packs called ‘Muchos’ which literally mean munching in Spanish.

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The Muchos range has everything from Nachos to Popcorn to Kettle Cooked Chips. With top-notch quality Muchos is inspired by international flavors, which would keep you craving for more (We really wish there was more in the packs)

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Here are all the deets you need for Muchos range of products:

  1. Popcorn:
  • The Pineapple Green Chilli Affair: For all those who need a little spice and sweet to break the monotony
  • How Toffee Won Caramel: Yes, we’re talking double the amount of caramel and we’re not complaining (We cleaned the entire pack in minutes)
  • Super Cheese vs Pepperman: Because cheese popcorn’s way to mainstream

2. Kettle Cooked Chips: Thicker. Real Potato. Flavored With Love

  • Taste Side Story: Cheddar & Parmesan Cheese + Basil + Oregano
  • Pirates of Kettle Island Starring Rock Sea Salt

 

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3. Nachos: For the First time ever Inox introduces a Nacho Pack with a Dip Pack inside it!

  • Salsa Mexicana: Tomato Bell Pepper
  • Love Triangle: Cheese Jalapeno with a cheesy dip
  • Night of the Piri Piri: Piri-Piri Chilli +Lemon +Oregano

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Here’s the whole range of the Muchos Snack Packs. They’re available not only at all the Inox cinemas but across 3000 stores in Mumbai!

Check out their website for more details: http://mymuchos.com/

Pure Maple Orange Iced Tea Recipe

Today, everyone’s social media is flooded with pictures of vibrant salads, avocado toasts and smoothie bowls. Eating clean and healthy has become a trend, which has taken over by a storm. But a lot of us tend to overlook the fact that eating healthy is in fact extremely crucial. And by healthy we don’t necessarily mean following drastic diets, crash diets, but more on the lines of eating right. The nutrients in the foods you eat support the activities of day-to-day living, protect your cells from environmental damage and repair any cellular damage that might occur.

A healthy lifestyle should be a way of living, and not just a temporary fix.  Once you get into the habit of maintaining a healthy routine, you will be able to see, feel, and experience the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Staying hydrated is one of the most important ways to stay healthy and maintain a proper body weight, but most of us are dehydrated without realizing it.

Incorporating small changes in your life like replacing refined sugars and other sweeteners with pure and natural maple syrup along with a regular workout regime will help you lead a healthier life. Maple syrup can be a direct healthier substitute for liquid sweeteners, such as honey, treacle and corn syrup, without any adjustments. Maple syrup contains 63 types of antioxidants, five of which are found only in maple syrup, offering health benefits similar to those of berries, tea, red wine, flax seed, other fruits and vegetables.

Maple Syrup is a great addition to an active lifestyle, adding flavour and nutrition to meals and snacks. Whether at gym, at work or on the go, energy drinks made with maple syrup can give you an energy boost anywhere and anytime of the day. Consuming snacks made from pure, natural ingredients like Maple Syrup are perfect for a post workout recovery. A study from the University of Tokyo, suggests Maple Syrup may promote a healthy liver since it seems to inhibit certain genes linked to the production of ammonia, which is harmful to the liver.

To make this easier for you all, we’ve come up with a recipe using Pure Maple Syrup from Canada to satiate your sugar cravings, while maintaining your diet:

INGREDIENTS:

150 ml Green Tea chilled

20 ml Maple Syrup

20 ml Homemade Ginger Syrup

15ml Lime juice

2 Slices Fresh Ginger

2 Slices Malta Orange

1 pinch Salt

(Makes One Tall Glass)

PROCESS:

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Step 1: Muddle 2 Slices of the Malta Orange and Ginger Slices together

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Step 2: Add Homemade Ginger Syrup

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Step 3: Mix up the above mixture & put it through a strainer

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Step 4: Add 20ml of the Pure Maple Syrup from Canada as your sweetener

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Step 5: Add 15ml of the Lime Juice

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Step 6: Fill up the glass with ice & add a pinch of salt

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Step 7: Top it up with the chilled Green Tea

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Step 8: Stir it up, garnish with mint & Rejuvenate!

#EnjoyLikeYouShould With Sensodyne – Here’s All About Our Unique Food Walk

As food bloggers we try out different types of food almost everyday – food with different textures, forms and sensations, be it Kulfi with nitrogen ice, pani puri from the street, piping hot cutting chai or roasted corn during the quintessential Mumbai monsoons.

Recently the toothpaste giant Sensodyne, in partnership with So Mumbai, contacted us and laid out an exciting ‘food walk’ concept before us – a walk intended on bringing forth the issue of tooth sensitivity. We could’ve never imagined not savoring the food we eat, to the fullest. We were completely unaware about the people who were facing the issue of tooth sensitivity.

This food walk aimed at making people who previously suffered from sensitive teeth, enjoy their favourite dishes exactly how they should be eaten and basically, #EnjoyLikeYouShould! Needless to say, we were captivated.

We essentially explored the Food Hub of Mumbai – South Bombay, by hopping from one place to another to try out different types of food.

We accompanied a group of delightful people who suffered from tooth sensitivity and had been using Sensodyne for a number of months. Now they could finally relish all the food and drinks they always loved but couldn’t indulge in earlier!

We were extremely excited to visit the iconic eateries of South Mumbai and indulge in some of the best dishes the city of Mumbai has to offer.

Read on to know exactly how our food walk went about!

Lè 15 Café

We started out at the all-new adorable café, Lè 15 Café located in the heart of Colaba. We were served one of the many delectable beverages – a piping hot cup of Hot Chocolate, which we couldn’t wait to try it out! Everyone devoured the steaming, chocolaty beverage and the best part of it was that those who suffered from tooth sensitivity happily enjoyed their luscious hot chocolate drink without any discomfort!

Restored and contented, we bid adieu to the warmth of Lè 15 Café and ventured out onto the streets of South Mumbai, making our way towards the second stop of the food walk located at the famous Marine Drive.

Naturals

An iconic ice-cream parlor, which has been in existence since 1984 with a beautiful sea face view at Marine Drive, Naturals was the next destination. We were seated in their bright and comfortable seating area while different flavors of ice creams like Watermelon, Chocolate Chip, Muskmelon, Fig and Custard Apple were brought to the table.

A variety of flavors ranging from fresh fruit flavors, to chocolate, to dry fruits thoroughly satisfied our mid-morning indulgence.

Dipping their spoons into the creamy, chilled ice cream, the happy users of Sensodyne dug into the frosty ice cream immediately, without a worry in their head about any tooth sensitivity! Thoroughly satiated, we then made our way to the last and final stop – Indigo Deli.

Indigo Deli

Our next and last stop was the elegant and beloved Indigo Deli! Eagerly expecting something spectacular here as well, we made our way up the steep climb to Indigo Deli’s lunch area!

Here, we were served tall glassfuls of Indigo Deli’s classic mocktail – Mint Leaves Soda which was rejuvenating and refreshing; this drink was served ice-cold with fresh mint leaves and soda. What would have otherwise caused anxiety for those with tooth sensitivity here showed no such signs. They all gulped down their mocktail within seconds, without the fear of any sensitivity in their teeth.   

This was a one-of-a-kind food walk, which we have never done before. It was really great to be a part of and it was lovely to see the tooth sensitivity sufferers now savor their favorite dishes. We visited a lot of places, which gave us a sense of nostalgia. It was great to discover these delightful places with our fellow food bloggers and relive all the food memories!

Watch this video and catch a sneak peek of our food walk : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCnMQw-rgb0

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Quench Those Spice Cravings With A Hearty Pan-Asian Meal

Being the largest and most populated of all continents, Asia is home to a wide range of cultures, each finding expression through their food and blend of spices. Pan-Asian, as a cuisine, is all about experimenting with ingredients, playing with flavors and creating dishes, which reflect these distinct Asian cultures.

I still remember the first time I ate a Miso Ramen at this petite Japanese restaurant in Bandra. We had to climb a small flight of stairs to get inside the mall and reach the restaurant. Despite the low-key passage to the restaurant, the place had a very homely feel, furnished with traditional Japanese tables and a sushi bar. As we sat on one of those traditional low tables, we watched the sushi chef showcase his skills, in awe. After I studied the menu in and out, and also Googled each and every word I didn’t understand, I was ready to place my order!

For the first time, I had the opportunity to order a truly authentic Japanese dish – the Miso Ramen with pork. After twenty minutes of eager waiting, our food finally arrived. The crockery was aesthetically designed with subtle blue and white patterns, and held a generous quantity of ramen. The dish consisted of wholesome ramen noodles topped with a pork Miso broth, juicy chunks of pork meat, some spring veggies and delicate slices of red radish. I dug in right away. The Miso broth was packed with flavor and was balanced perfectly by the thin and delicate ramen noodles while the veggies and the red radish added an extra crunch to the entire dish.

The next course was dessert – something no matter how full I am, I always make space for! We ordered the Mochi Ice Cream. The dish consisted of two round pieces of Mochi Ice Cream wrapped in a coloured rice cake batter – one with a classic vanilla stuffing and the other, with a mango stuffing. The dessert was accompanied by a red bean paste, which gave the creamy and fresh dessert a whole new dimension. I can very confidently say that my experience at Kofuku was nothing short of remarkable, and was truly an amazing #Foodventure.

Here are a few of the must try Pan-Asian dishes in Mumbai:

  1. Duck in Hoisin sauce with five spice

Where: The Fatty Bao, Bandra

The Fatty Bao is a bustling eatery tucked away in the quaint lanes of Bandra. The duck in hoisin sauce is a pan-fried sweet bread bao stuffed with glazed minced duck. This goes best coupled with Fatty Bao’s hot and spicy chilli oil.

 

  1. Chiang mai train station noodles

Where: Mamagoto, Fort

Mamagoto, an Asian fusion restaurant plays with flavors to bring impeccable food to the table. The Chiang mai noodle bowl is their take on a traditional khow swey- with a vibrant coconut based flavor; the noodle soup also has elements of spice in it.

 

  1. Soft-shell crab buns

Where: Pa Pa Ya, Lower Parel

Pa Pa Ya, the Asian gastronomy restaurant and bar, loves experimenting with tastes and textures, be it in their food, cocktails or desserts. Their in-house bread bun is one of the best we’ve had. The soft-shell appetizing crab fits hand in hand with this beautifully baked bun and gives elements of contrasting texture in the best way possible.

Soft shell crab buns at Pa Pa Ya #newlyopened A single word to describe the atmosphere at Papaya? Energetic. When one uses the term ‘high energy dining’, they are relating to the kind of vibe you get at the newly opened Pa Pa Ya by Zorawar Kalra. Greeted by a buzzing bar with a variety of cocktails that are going around such as the Vodka based ST Collins and the to highlight its Asian concept, the Lighthouse which features flavors like lemongrass, ginger and lime, and bar tenders that keep you engrossed with the enigmatic drinks you know you’re in for a lively evening. The metal three-dimensional pentagons, which are spread across the L-shaped interior, walk you into another little world altogether. With an interesting menu that makes personal favorites like the soft shell crab more enjoyable in a squid ink bun, succulent pork belly skewers; glazed and chargrilled with sichimi, mirin and soya served on quirky tableware and a massive tower of sushi, the place seems to hold promise. Chef Sahil Singh has announced himself in ways more than one. It also indulges in the vegetarians with an absolutely delicious chickpea bao and the lotus root with a glaze that we now dream of and the shiitake and burrata croquettes made way to home too. The Palledium mall now has another feather in the form of a Pan-Asian restaurant that serves cuisine from Japan to Vietnam to add to its hat. Make your way to the 3rd floor of the Palladium Mall, Lower Parel to experience a dining experience that will neatly tuck itself into your memories. #food #instafood #foodgasm #foodporn #mumbai #mumbaifood #instamumbai #mymumbai #mumbaidiaries #everydaymumbai #papaya #crabbuns #MumbaiFoodie

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  1. Hickory Smoked Wings

Where: The Bao Haus Co, Colaba (Takeaway only)

A tiny, only-delivery restaurant in the busy streets of Colaba, offers a quirky range of foods, which can be your go-to meal at any time of the day. These hickory wings are smoked to perfection. With a well-balanced undertone of hickory, this won’t let you stop licking your fingers.

 

  1. Haemul Jeongol

Where: Heng Bok, Bandra

Located amongst the traffic filled streets of Bandra, this unobtrusive restaurant strives to deliver Korean cuisine in its most authentic form. Whether yearning for the taste of something new, or just for a hearty meal, the Heamul Jeongol is the dish to eat. A seafood hotpot of crab, prawn and a variety of fish submerged in a warm flavorful broth will not only satisfy your hunger pangs, but will also ensure that you come back for more.

 

  1. Mochi Icecream

Where: Kofuku, Khar

Kofuku is a super cozy Japanese restaurant in Khar, which gives one the ultimate authentic Japanese experience. Their ice cream, wrapped sweet mochi rice cake paper served with red-bean paste is a delight in taste and its unique texture. It isn’t too sweet and serves as the perfectly subtle end to an equally satisfying meal.

 

 

  1. Carrot Cake

Where: Hakkasan, Bandra

Hakkasan is one of the finest of the fine dining Pan-Asian restaurants in Mumbai. The carrot cake is a beautifully plated stack of fried carrot cakes, topped with fried bits of garlic and chilli, which serve as the perfect balance to the subtle sweetness of the cakes.

 

My interest in Pan-Asian cuisine was aroused after watching Michelin Star chef Vikas Khanna, and the ultimate food connoisseur Vir Sanghvi speak about their favorite delicacies. Explore the infinite experiences of these delicacies and take your palate on a flavorful adventure. Let these dishes inspire you to embark on your own #Foodventure! To know more about Pan-Asian cuisine, watch Vikas Khanna and Vir Sanghvi, as they take you on a #Foodventure. Visit http://foodventures.diningdelights.in/ by Axis Bank Dining Delights.

 

 

Go Cheese Tasting Event

“The secret ingredient is always cheese”- Mare Johns

While consuming or cooking cheese we typically go with the simple kind and use it carefully, in dishes we think that they would work in.

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At the GO cheese tasting event curated by GO Cheese in association with Femina, Chef Ranveer Brar enlightened us what type of cheese perfectly goes with the right type of wine, crackers and even fruits.We also learnt a lot about ways in which we could use cheese during cooking savory as well as sweet dishes.The right amount and kind of cheese can be used as a substitute to salt in basic desserts.

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One of Chef Ranveer’s favourite combinations is Parmesan cheese and dark chocolate; he says it really brings out the flavor of the dessert. So next time you’re baking do try substituting salt with cheese. The event was great fun! We not only got to learn so much about cheese, we also got to try different types of cheese like cheddar, Gouda and flavored cream cheese.

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GO Cheese comes with exciting varieties like Go Cheese Slices, Cheddar Cheese Powder, Cheddar Cheese, Pizza Cheese, Mozzarella Pizza Topping, Creamy Cheese Spread, Processed Cheese and Cheese Wedges.

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Check out their YouTube page and follow the Good to Go videos by Chef Ranveer Brar, he showcases different kinds of quirky recipes using the extensive range of GO Cheese products.

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Filling up the blanks

Before I start with the wonderful stories I bagged and the heavenly food I tried, let’s take a recap of how I got to going for this expedition, as my partner likes to call it. The sole purpose of why we started this blog was to connect to foodies, make them aware about the diversity of delightful food this city has to offer and also answer all their queries.

At the start our partnership, we were very game and excited to experiment with the goldmine of a blog we were running so we kind of went with that conviction and decided to take a break once a month to roam around Mumbai just to experience all that this beautiful city has to offer. This way we could fill up the blanks for our fellow foodies and also fulfill our desire of trying all sorts of food, so it is a win win situation.

Since we had received a query on Instagram as to where one could find low-priced yet appetizing food in South Bombay during that time, we just knew there couldn’t be a better moment to dwell on our idea of the Food expedition so we did just that. We instantly cleared our schedule for the day and kick started our trip at Chowpatty.

Enough of the recap now, Let’s talk food.

7 Budget Friendly places that you can never get enough of!

  1. Sharmajee’s At Chowpatty(Stall Number 22): One of the most famous bhelpuri stalls in South Bombay, whoever thought ELCO was the best, this bhel will change your life. More than 50 years old, it has been running by the 3rd generation in the family. They started by selling Bhelpuri and have now expanded to other types of chat and pavbhaji but their Bhelpuri just takes the heart away, best at taste and at cost. A must try! IMG_8973IMG_8972

Bhelpuri: Rs.30

  1. Shree Krishna Gola: Their stall is more than 60 years old but they say the taste hasn’t chanced even a bit, they started off with Golas and stuck to it. One of the best Golas I’ve tried I must say, their Kala Khatta and Lemon Gola is something I can’t get over till date. I shouldn’t be saying this but most definitely worth catching a cold over. IMG_8983IMG_8984IMG_8990

Kala Khata Gola: Rs.60

  1. Crystal: The Student hub, established in the year 1956 with only one purpose: To overwhelm people with joy with delicious homely food. My Partner’s favorite food joint, he dragged me there and just couldn’t stop talking about it. Their menu that currently exists has been maintained for 25 years, which is literally a first of what I’ve heard. My favorites from their evergreen menu are:  IMG_9012

Dal Makhani: Rs.60 FullSizeRender-1

Rajma: Rs.70 FullSizeRender

Kheer: Rs.40

  1. Bachelorrs’: We all believe in the quote ‘Old is gold’ right? Indeed it is, they started off in the year 1930 by selling fruit plates for Rs20 and expanded to having few of the best Milkshakes, Juices and Sandwiches in Mumbai.

Most famous item on the menu so far is the thick and creamy Chocolate Milkshake. IMG_8959

Two Items that we recommend are: IMG_8968

Mango Milkshake: Rs.189 IMG_8960

Chocolate Milkshake: Rs.162

  1. K Rustoms: It began in the year 1954 and are famous for their wide variety of ice-creams with the iconic crunchy wafer biscuit they are served with. A perfect place to visit to have a great end to your meal. My picks out of the lot are: IMG_9024

Choco cherry: Rs.50

IMG_9034Mango: Rs.70

  1. Ayubs: I’m not going to describe this one because their Kabab just speaks for itself. Down from their mushroom kabab to their mutton kabab, all of it is just flawless. Perfectly balanced luscious and juicy Kababs. If you haven’t tried this you’re definitely missing out on life! IMG_9038

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Chicken sheek kabab: Rs.120

  1. Ashok Juice Centre: Last but not the least, their juice is simply magical! Once you try it, I guarantee you’re going to visit them the next day again. Apart from their juice, the two guys that serve you these heavenly juices are forever smiling. Ashok juice center was established before independence and are still intact with the same prices which is quite impressive, right? IMG_9051

IMG_9049 Watermelon: Rs.20

Food of Mumbai

Sumit Chainani and Saloni Kukreja

Email: Foodofmumbai@gmailcom

Love and Flour

It has been a while since my last blog post but here I am with a new story of another review I was highly privileged to have attended recently.

As we all know, Mumbai is the tomorrow land of desserts, starting from the zillion great home based bakers to The Rolling Pin, La Folie Patisserie, Yauatcha and many more. This one’s about my visit to this home based baker Sarah Patka, who has recently started her own little venture called Love and Flour. Now as per promised, I shall speak my mind so to be honest, at first I wasn’t very excited to try the desserts when invited, but after I got there, the floor just swept off my feet and I pounced on the desserts. FullSizeRender Before I start giving you a list of delightful desserts she has to offer, let me give you a short inside of how she got to where she stands now.

Sarah is a legit chef who’s really good at what she does and started this venture only out of the immense love for desserts. After completing her degree in hospitality from Rijuman Hospitality College, she went straight to interning at Taj and Oberoi. Even though working in those renowned hotels was always a treat for her, she quit shortly after as she was more inclined towards baking.

Freedom is what was awfully lacking so she took her chances. Unemployed for the next two months, with her mother’s support she started delivering all kinds of customized cakes and cupcakes to her family and friends but that wasn’t a dead end, it was just a milestone to the start of a new journey. With the help of her dearest friend and now business partner Nazeeha, She officially launched Love and Flour in the month of January of this year.

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Now lets get back to her desserts, Sarah has an ample variety of desserts from but I have my top 4 right here. The top on the list is Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Raspberry icing.After tasting these soft and airy cupcakes with rich icing, anyone can be overwhelmed with joy! The best part is, Love and Flour has a massive variety of fruit flavors to choose from.

IMG_9550 Coming to Brownies, the moist Nutella brownie with the precise amount of Nutella and chocolate just took my heart away. I am supposed to be trying out the food but I did end up hogging two of those by the end of the review. IMG_9526 Okay, now this one was my partner’s favorite out of the lot! Being a fan of salted caramel, Love and Flour’s rich and creamy white chocolate and salted caramel chocolates got him happier than he was when he got his latest job. A must try for all you white chocolate lovers! IMG_9498 The next thing we tried was cake pops! I wasn’t very keen on trying them but Sarah insisted I try it as it is one of her finest, I had to and the feelings most certainly did reciprocate. Those moist and soft cake pops with an outer coating of milk chocolate and inside filled with dark chocolate inside are simply heavenly! You’d be missing out on a lot if you don’t try this one. IMG_9755 So guys, any dessert or customized cake you need, all you need to do is

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Saloni Kukreja and Sumit Chainani

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