From juicy Keema Pavs to prawns koliwada, Bun slathered with maska to mini idlis there is a shocking variety of food available in the vibrant streets of Mumbai
BY NATASCHA SHAH
Tamilian home style food at The Tanjore Tiffin Room
Located in Versova, this beautiful eatery is where one would go to celebrate. It's difficult getting a table here, book in advance. The experience begins with the intimate set up, with every table offering a candle and some Mogra that will transport you to the by lanes of Tamil Nadu. On offer are some scrumptious snacks like fried prawns, mini idlis with gunpowder, chicken 65 but what really steals the show here is the selection of curries, that are laid out in front of you before ordering the main course.
The staff will bring out a tasting platter of more than 10 curries and rice which can be paired with different vegetables and meats. Once can try it all before settling down on what they want to order
The accompanying appam/ paratha/ rice are also suggested by the staff according to the curry ordered. Each one of them offers a surprisingly distinct taste and flavours that play with every corner of your taste buds. The desserts are equally good, we highly recommend the Payasam.
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Old Irani Charm at Goodluck Restaurant
If you ever find yourself roaming around the streets near Mount Mary, head to Mehboob Khan Chowk where you will find an unassuming, charming place called Goodluck Restaurant. We reached right when it was closing but the gracious owner didn't let us go back hungry.
We feasted on the most fulfilling and heartwarming keema pav, bun Maska, bun Maska and jam and washed it all down with some sweet tea
From the ambience, to the taste, the service to the two gentlemen speaking in Persian in the backdrop, everything was a reminder of how truly cosmopolitan and rich in its offerings Mumbai is.
Vada pav near Mithibai College
This humble meal of the masses is what everyone wants to try when in Mumbai, but sadly most of the joints disappoint! Didn't expect to read this? Well! It's true. But we didn't give up on our pursuit and finally tasted a decent one at one of the stalls in front on Mithibai College, honestly it doesn't matter which one. Both serve decent flavours and are almost the same.
Bandra's Best: Izumi for Sushi and beyond
If we were to eat one dish everyday, for every meal for the rest of our lives it would be Sushi, and if not from the streets of Japan then definitely from Izumi. But it is the Beyond bit that we want to focus on. This gem offers minimalistic ambience, a lot of style, and authentic Japanese flavours that will make you want to come back for more.
From a plate of salmon carpacciao and crispy black rice to a bowl of Gohan, heartwarming Tonkotsu Ramen Broth to delicately wrapped Temaki, you can order pretty much anything from the menu and you will be going back home with a highly satisfied belly and heart
Also, the Japanese take on the cocktails is refreshing and rather delicious. This is the place you will bookmark and take all your friends to- again and again.
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