Ever wondered how many mysterious ingredients are present in our daily use products ? Do you know, there is this one ingredient common in Nutella, Ferrero-Rochers, Cadbury Dairymilk and even Maggi noodles. In fact, this particular ingredient is also used in various cosmetics and beauty products. Can you guess this ingredient ?
Palm Oil is Orange-reddish in colour and is majorly extracted from Palm fruit found in an African Oil Palm Tree. Geographically Palm Oil is grown at the countries near the Equator, and therefore the Largest Producers of palm oil are Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, India etc. But the best yeald of Palm Oil is found in Malaysia and therefore “Palm oil is Nature’s Gift to Malaysia, and Malaysia to the World”
MPOC – Malaysian Palm Oil Council is basically an organisation who promotes the Malaysian Palm Oil and various products which use Malaysian Palm Oil. One of their main objectives is to make the world aware about the graciousness of Palm Oil and how it is beneficial in all the fields be it Environmental, Economical, Technological etc.
Recently, MPOC organised a lively event at Red Carpet Banquet, Malhar Mega Mall which involved an induction session and some of most interesting tasks. This was a Food-Hunt Event in which the participants were supposed to guess the name of the Restaurant/Cafe using hints on the given clue-card, where an engaging task was given, after completing the task they were again given a clue-card stating the hints to the name of the next restaurant where further tasks were given. And this so called restaurant–hunt continues for a multiple times.
As stated above, the event started off with an induction session where the Origin, Composition, Extraction and Economical, Technical & Environmental Benefits of the Palm Oil were briefed by Dr. Bhavna Shah-Country Head (India & Srilanka). Here a powerpoint presentation and an interesting video was presented :
Food-Hunt : Clue-1 :~
After such a thought-provoking session finally then clue-cards were distributed and the first clue indicated the nearest possible Pub i.e. 10 Downing Street, where these fusion-full platter containing Lettuce, Olives, Cherry Tomatoes, Pineapple, Apple, Cucumber, Mayonnaise etc. were displayed. The task was to dress a salad and brief about its qualities and its USP !
Palm Oil Significance : The Mayonnaise used in the salad had Palm Oil as an essential ingredient !
Food-Hunt : Clue-2 :~
After the interesting salad dressing competition the next clue-card indicated the next Restaurant called Panchavati Gaurav, which serves Vegetarian Rajasthani & Gujarati Cuisines. Here was the most compelling task was given where the participants were blindfolded and they were supposed to taste and find out the ingredients of the dish served. The participants were served nothing but traditionally prepared yummy bhaji which is mostly served in North-India with Pav as Pav-Bhaji.
Palm Oil Significance : One of the most predictable ingredient of bhaji was Palm Oil which have high nutritional values !
Food-Hunt : Clue-3 :~
The next clue wasn’t easy, as the upcoming stop was nowhere nearer. It was Simply-Veg which is situated at C-21 Mall, next to where the previous destinations were. There the task was to complete the test containing multiple choice questions related to the induction session briefed on Palm Oil.
Food-Hunt : Clue-4 :~
The final Clue-Card was super easy as the hints targeted to the Sky Blue Sports Bar, which is just next to the previous restaurant. Here the task was fun as well as enjoyable. The participants were supposed to Hogg over a huge bowl of ice-cream as fast as it was possible.
Palm Oil Significance : The ingredients used in the ice cream bowl like Nutella, Ferro Rocher and Cookies has Palm Oil as one of the ingredient.
Finally the participants gathered to the beginning hall for winner declaration and price distribution. The event was concluded with a delightful dinner catered by 10 Downing Street.
Overall, the event was a memorable one. Special thanks to Dr. Bhavna Shah & MPOC for organising such an energetic event and also for enlightning about such great qualities of Palm Oil !
Ever wondered what’s the difference between the authentic Chinese food and the Chinese that you find locally at the streets of your city ? Also wouldn’t it be amazing if you could choose every ingredient of your meal and customise it according to your mood ?
Well Indore, now you have this brand new Chinese outlet which serves true Chinese cuisine and also lets you choose the type of veggies, sauces, toppings etc. This QSR serves customisable meals for Non-Vegetarians, Vegetarians and Jains as well !
Wok is basically a vessel which was originated in China, and thus was initially used in making spicy Chinese delicacies. Purple wok Co. serves authentic Chinese Noodle and Rice based preparations tossed with fresh veggies and in-house made sauces.
These are the 5 easy steps to customise your own wok :
You get three choices of base – Rice, Hakka Noodles & Flat Noodles. Rice and Hakka Noodles are locally found and they use optimum quality of the same.In the case of Flat Noodles, it is not easy to find them locally so they are imported from Mumbai as well !
Fourteen different arrays of vegetables are available to choose from. Some of the most uncommon veggies include Bok Choy, Bean Sprouts, French Beas, Zucchini, Red Cabbage etc. Bok Choy is an unusual type of Chinese cabbage commonly found at exotic Chinese delicacies.
Yummiest part of your wok, these protein filled chunks of Paneer, Chicken, Basa Fish or Prawns are added to your meal to make it nutritious and tastier. They ass yummy base fish, which is quite rarely found in the city !
All the base, veggies and proteins are tossed in appetising sauces which are prepared and imported from their master kitchen at Mumbai. You get to select from 13 different sauces, some of which are also exclusively prepared for Jains, that is without onion and garlic. The sauces include : Hot Chilli, Spicy Plum, Kung Pao, Schezwan, Volcano, Hunan, White Bean, Indonesian, Spicy Basil, Thai Red, Black Bean, Beijing and Hot & Sour !
And here comes the best part, toppings. After preparation of the wok, you can choose from 9 sprinkles : Spring Onion, Peanuts, Fried Garlic, Ginger, Green Chilli, Coriander, Chilli Flakes, Chilli Oil & Sesame Seeds.
You can also add scrambled eggs, which completely boosts the taste of your wok rice/noodles !
So, these were 5 steps for your customisable wok. If you don’t want to think this much for your order, they also have these 4 Chef’s Specials :
EXOTIC VEGGIES WOK :
This includes Broccoli, Bok Choy, Baby Corns, Mushrooms & Zucchini in rice/noodles cooked in Hunan sauce. You can pick any sprinkles you like!
SPICY WOK :
This one has Broccoli & Onion Cooked in either Volcano or Hot Chilli Sauce. You can choose proteins from Paneer, Chicken, Basa Fish & Prawns as well !
THAI STYLE WOK :
Onion, Peppers, Cabbage, Carrot, Spinach & French Beans cooked in yummy Thai Red Sauce, which gives you spicy and sweet flavours at the same time. You can choose proteins from Paneer, Chicken, Basa Fish & Prawns as well !
PURPLE WOK SPECIAL :
Exotic veggies cooked in Kung Pao sauce, giving it an authentic Chinese touch. Here also you have all the choices of proteins to choose from !
Recommended Customisations :
Choose Rice base in Schezwan and Hot Chilli sauces with all the exotic veggies. Top it with spring onions & Pranuts to get the balance of spiciness and neutral flavours.
Flat Noodles cooked in Kung Pao and Hunan sauce with Broccoli, Bok Choy and Mushrooms. Top it with some sesame seeds and spring onion.
Rice cooked in Kung Pao and Thai Red sauce with exotic veggies. Add some protein in the form of juicy & flavorous Prawns and finally top it with some spring onion.
Mandatory With the Logo !
Them Juicy Yummy Prawns !
Apart from woks, they also have a range of loveable sippers including Lemon, Kaala Khatta, Alphanso Mango, Raw Mango, Strawberry, Kiwi, Crazy Blue & Orange. These sippers are soda based drinks to go with your wok perfectly !
Crazy Blue !
Made for each other !
Purple Wok Co. also serves this unique hot beverage which is a fusion of honey, lemon & ginger mixed in boiled water. This drink contains natural sweetness and thus reduces inflammation and reduces body weight.
Finally you get to end your meal with these fortune cookies, which are sweet, crisp and vanilla flavoured. The cookie contains a piece of paper which tells your fortune. These fortune cookies were originated from China and traditionally served as Chinese dessert.
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Cheers to a new year and hope you all live it up to the best !
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Ever wished to zest at a place where you can try every second item from their menu without any complains or regrets, rather savour the taste of every dish you try, from soup to dessert without giving it a second thought. Moreover, if that place is having an absolute “Gustos” ambience along with good music and classic feels, how amazing would it be ?
“Amor” in Spanish means “Love“, and that is what this place makes you fall-in with it.
Situated at 3rd Floor of Malhar Mega Mall, Amor is the new Cafe-bar which is a part of District 11 itself. The owners have a long term experience as this place is modified from a famous local Pub called “Delhi Grill”, which was a good visit as well !
With a classy & graceful ambience, this place gives you an option of both casual and outdoor dining experience with the service & staff, skilled & proficient at every aspect.
The Fine-Dine Feels.
Cool and Calm Feel.
Talking about their menu, which had some really unusual terms assigned to the dishes and also the taste was damn impressive. There was a complete fusion of multiple flavours which altogether was a blend of an incompatible taste. Few most amazing dishes starting from the soup are as follows :
Palak Shorba :
If you are a Palak Paneer fan, you are definitely going to relish this one. Shorba in Urdu means gravy/smooth curry but this one was Spinach based soup with small chunks of paneer and topped with fresh cream. Ultimately this palak shorba was yummzaa ! (8/10)
Minestrone Soup :
Primarily, a tomato based Italian soup containing assorted chopped veggies and herbs along with pasta and parmesan cheese. This one was not a creamy soup but definitely had a tangy-wangy flavour. Hence this was a “Me gusta” type of preparation. (8/10)
Suggestion : In minestrone soup, the pasta could be more soft. But the Shorba was perfecto.
MEXICAN DELIGHT :~
Awesome Nachos :
The name says it all ! This thing had layers of Beans & in-house made Tortilla Chips (Nachos) with toppings such as Sour cream, Salsa Sauce, Cheese, Jalapeños & finally some olives. This fusion of Mexican layers had a really interesting element which was noticeably unique, Guacamole spread ! Damn this mashed Guacamole stole the show that day making the serve a top-notch part of the lunch. Qué sabroso. (9/10)
Nachos Dancing over Beans.
Te ammo Tortilla !
Suggestion : Perfect serve, can’t get any better !
Egg Exactly :
Talking about fusion, and here come this incredible weave if minced meat & boiled egg filled in a semi-fried potato bowls. Unbelievable, NO? It tasted even better ! This melt-in-mouth juicy minced meat and boiled egg is served with a unique pesto mayonnaise dip ! (9/10)
Suggestion : Recommended to Hogg them when hot !
Pesky Potato :
This preparation can also be called as Potato Pizza, because, boiled potato crust topped with various veggies such as tomatoes, bell-peppers, baby corns and olives and finally melted cheese. A fine starter, and hell of an innovation ! (7/10)
Risky Pesky !
Mandatory #womp Picture !
Suggestion : Potatoes could be a bit spicy !
DEHEKTE MUTTON KHAZANA :~
Mutton Seekh Kebabs :
This had all the 36 characteristics of becoming an idle seekh kebab and were also topped with lots of spicy Indian sauce with tandoori flavours which made the kebabs even more bliss-full. The kebabs were soft, juicy, flavorous & buttery, a must have for all the kebabi-creepers ! (10/10)
Suggestions : Certainly one of the best Kebabs !
Mutton Chop :
Such huge pieces of meat when marinated over with spicy yoghurt preparation, this perfectly soft and juicy mutton had the superpower of making any non-vegetarian to drool over them. The flavours were a true Divine for the taste buds and the meat was ultra-soft, therefore a highly recommended preparation. (9/10)
Suggestion : Spare some room for these in your stomach.
VEG STARTERS :~
OMG Fries :
Three variants of fries accompanying three variants of dips. Three variants served nicely in three different cups so that you can never have a same flavour constantly, also three different dips having barbeque, pesto and cheesy indulging your taste buds into happiness. Choose your combo carefully because every highlight of this dish will make you feel “OMG so delicious” !
Frisky Fries !
Mandatory Top View.
Suggestion : Another perfect serve !
Martini Samosa :
These mushroom stuffed samosas were served in a Martini glass, thus called Martini Samosa. Such uncommon gesture of serving snacks in cool martini glasses made this serve a stunning preparation. These mini samosas are beautifully served around lettuce and olive salad. Recommended as snack along with a beer.
Suggestion : Try them with Barbeque dip to experience some perfectly contrasting flavours.
Stuffed Aloo :
Partially fried semi sweet boiled potatoes filled with a bland stuffing, thus was a bummer, but had some really unique flavours.
Suggestion : Can filled with a spicy stuffing to balance the taste.
NON-VEG STARTERS :~
Middle Finger :
Another loveable starter served in a Martini glass. Minced chicken kebabs stuffed with mozzarella sticks, then fried in bread-crump coating, can be the simplest description to this fascinating preparation. These “Fish-finger” lookalike chicken-fingers are highly recommended from this place.
Suggestion : Must have along with the pesto mayonnaise dip.
Chicken Kulfi Kebab :
Soft & tender pieces of chicken coated with yummy and flavorous cream, then wrapped up in silver foil. Its a well-known preparation and thus is recommended from their menu.
Suggestion : Hogg them before they cook down.
Chilli Basil Chicken :
This spicy treat had quite less significant flavours of basil, still consist of tender pieces of well cooked chicken. The dish also had a variety of veggies such as bell-peppers and onion.
MAIN COURSE :~
Butter Chicken :
This butter chicken was a surprise to the taste buds as it was incredibly less spicy unlike usually found in the city. Certainly a contrasting preparation and a must try for butter-chicken praisers.
What Happen in Bangkok Red/Green Curry :
None other than thai-curry with lots of veggies available in green and red gravy variants. This dish was more on a spicier side rather being a semi-sweet thai-curry. Another recommended preparation with very strong and rich flavours of coconut and lime juice !
Dal Makhni :
A finely prepared dal makhni having a medium spicy savouriness. Topped with lots of fresh cream giving an exciting aroma to the taste buds, but was not upto the expectations.
Ohh so creamy !
What happens in Bangkok, stays in Bangkok.
Suggestions : Butter chicken is a must try here.
Latin-American 3 Milk Cale :
Rich cream cake soaked in sweetness of three milk, a must try dessert from the menu.
Suggestions : Gulp it before anybody else does.
Last but certainly not the least, this new-comer to the city was a bit oily and over sweet. Served with whipped cream and melted chocolate. This could be improved but since its a new thing, its fair enough to try them once !
Overall, this place really had some of the most remarkable preparations in their menu which are definitely worth a try for all kind of diners.
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Ever wanted to go at a rooftop dine out with your friends just to chill, eat & mingle, that too in an organic environment? How fulfilling will it be to one’s desire of spending the best quality time with their loved ones !
Mangosteen Cafe is owned by Mr. Saurabh Shrivastava who firmly believes in “Organic Culture” thus promotes The Five Organic Sensesi.e. “See, Smell, Touch, Taste &, Hear” by providing a comforting and a loving gesture to them with an attractive ambience, lively aroma, comfortable surroundings, exotic cuisine & delightful music !
The place is recently renovated at its best possible way followed by some new additions to the menu. Few play-tables such as Ludo & Chess are added along with brand new graffiti designs on the shutter outside. Also they provide a rentable co-working space for personal and conference purposes. Another USP of this place includes the fitness room made for Zumba practices and daily workout to fulfill your fitness OCDs.
Official Time Pass in India !
This place never disappoints one in serving unique and exotic dishes as the sense of good food is seen with the staff and the owner himself. The new add-ons in their menu are as follows :
Sicilian Pizza :
The combination of sautéed mushrooms & onions, spread over the spiced up saucy crust and baked after adding lots and lots of cheese to it. This enormously cheesy preparation will definitely make you wonder how a few veggies over a wheat crust can taste so outstanding !
Sassy Sicilian Pizza !
That Rooftop Feeling !
Roses are Red, Pizza Sauce is Too. I ordered a large, and None of it’s for You !
Suggestion : Could be a little less spicy and oily too !
Laksa Curry :
This beautiful serve will definitely make your taste buds dance with happiness as the flavours of the curry along with the steamed rice were an extreme satisfaction to one’s mouth. The soupy texture of the curry makes it an excellent to-go with the steamed rice and the strong flavours makes it an appropriate dish to try in these winters !
Suggestion : Could be served in an enclosed container so that it stays warm for long time.
Chicken Chimi Churri :
Best possible explanation to this serve could be, juicy roasted chicken seekhs balanced over a mountain of chopped lettuce, dressed with olives, mushrooms and homemade sauce. The marinated chicken was so soft and flavorous that it does not need accomplishment. Again an excellent preparation, strongly recommended for non-vegetarians !
Suggestion : Don’t waste time in clicking pictures of this dish as it tastes best only when consumed hot and fresh.
Spanish Omelette + Toast + Salad :
You will find this under “Breakfast” section and is a recommended preparation for all the eggetarians. A huge omelette along with perfectly baked bread toasts is a healthy option for breakfast and light hunger solution. The simple salted salad had olives, lettuce, tomatoes and cucumber sprinkled with black pepper.
Processed with MOLDIV
Suggestion : The bread could be a little more crispier, can be accompanied with fresh orange juice.
Dal-Makhni Combo :
Ironically the most common dish found in any restaurant or Dhabha is the rarest to be found in the cafés. This dal makhni combo is one of them, dense creamy black-dal along with home-like parathas is a recommended preparation of this place. The combo includes plain salted onion salad may be in order to complete the main course meal.
So Tempting !
Suggestion : Butter on the Parathas & a small serve of steamed rice would compliment the combo perfectly !
Barbaresca Pasta :
White and Red sauce pastas are too mainstream, therefore this barbaresca pasta is a must try out of this place. One of its kind, creamy and certainly the yummiest pasta in their menu. True Italian flavours with chopped veggies and grated cheese is the reason you cannot resist looking at it !
Crazy Good !
Crazy Cheese !
Eat Pasta Run Fasta !
Suggestion : This was a perfect serve, Barbaresca Risotto is also highly recommended.
Chicken Mushroom Leek Potpie :
Small chicken pieces baked in cheesy white sauce topped with small round bread-like chips served along with a potato pie. Yes, a “Potato pie” ! As stated before, this is one of their newest and unique ad-on to the menu, this preparation is a definite recommendation for everyone !
Suggestion : To be consumed hot, because the potato pie soon becomes soggy.
Hummus with Pita Bread :
Heart shaped pita breads with yummy hummus sauce and creamy salad on the side, this hummus-pita combo is always liked by hummus & pita lovers. Hummus is beautifully dressed with roasted garlic along with dried mushrooms.
Suggestion : Perfect combination, no changes needed to be done.
Pancake with Maple Syrup :
Beautifully dressed and artistically presented soft pancakes and maple syrup is an idle dessert from their menu. Served along with fresh cut fruits and homemade whipped cream, this serve gives a perfect termination to your meal.
Suggestion : Could be served warm so that the butter melts over it. Honey could be an add-on.
Waffle with Blueberry Jam :
This preparation will jam your eyes into the looks of presentation of the dessert. Perfectly crisped waffles served along with homemade Blueberry jam will make you call it “Woah-ffles” instead of waffles.
Waffles are just pancakes with Abs !
Suggestion : To be consumed when warm, Honey could be an add-on.
Ever had an engaging week with a lot work load and you just can’t wait for the weekend to come so you can head to a Lounge to have a bashing weekend with your friends?
Well, there is this brand new Cafebar & Lounge opened in the city which will actually live up to your expectations and make you crave some of the unbelievably good dishes they serve in their Cafebar adjacent to the Lounge.
Liv Up is situated in Orbit Mall, Indore with the most engaging ambiance for the city people to see and with a huge dance floor one can rock with their moves freely and candidly. Not only the huge dance floor, but the wall paintings beside the cozy and comfortable couches around the dance floor along with the spacious Cafebar area of the place can be their USP.
Dine in with the Elephant.
That Guitar Though.
“With the great ambiance, comes the great food.” is the basic funda of this place and hence they serve some of the most exotic food items in a classy way. From thin crust pizza to smokey kebabs, they have a noticeable variety in their menu which will definitely live up to your taste buds.
For now, here is a brief description of the selected serves prepared by Chef Ashwin Kotianhimself.
A watermelon based Mocktail with strong mint flavours tastes somewhat like mojito. Served with a small watermelon slice, this drink can refresh your taste buds. (7/10)
SMOKED LAMB GALOUTI :
Quite a rare dish to be found in the city, these galouti kebabs are worth trying because it’s melt-in-mouth texture will definitely enlighten your “Nawabi” senses and make you have more and more of them. Traditionally these mutton tikkis have the greatest set of spices in them, therefore the one that were served here also had a spicy touch with noticeable smokey flavours. (9/10)
FLAME LASOONI JHEENGA:
This dish can also be called TargaryenPrawns as their journey starts with flames and end with flames. Roasted prawns marinated with green chutney, served along with six different dips which are curd, mint, pineapple (recommended), green apple and papaya. The special thing about this serve is that they are actually flamed while serving with the help of vodka, therefore the alcohol in the vodka is marinated but its flavours are retained in the dish. (8/10)
FLAME MALAI KALMI MURGH :
Another serve from the Targaryen race, but this time the chicken leg-pieces are tandoori-fied. Also served with six variants of dips as stated before and again flamed with vodka. (8/10)
JAITUNI MUSHROOM :
Mushrooms, first roasted then stuffed with cheese, olives, capsicum and onions. Beautifully plated along with onion rings and coriander. A recommended vegan prep for mushroom lovers. (8/10)
KHOW SUEY :
Not every Cafe serves a good Khow suey, but the one which is served here is a truly recommended. Authentic method of preparation is followed, which includes sautéed veggies in coconut oil along with small chicken and mushroom pieces. The preparation also includes boiled and fried noodles (Chowpsey) and half boiled egg dipped along with spring onions and garlic. (8/10)
MUTTON KEEMA BIRYANI :
Strongly spiced up genuine flavours of mutton biryani. Nicely served in the cooking utensil along with a thick vegetable-dipped curd. An over spicy preparation with a regular base taste. (7/10)
CHEF’S SPECIAL DESSERT :
This loveable desert by the chef had three sub-parts, Firstly the Ada Pradhaman (middle), a Kerala originated dessert made with jaggery and banana and mostly served in occasions like Onam and Pongal, Second was the Chocolate Pudding with Rum soked nuts(right), served in a martini glass with layers of crushed cookies on the bottom, tasty rum cake and vanilla scoop on the top, Third was the Lemongrass Sorbet (left), typically a sour prep added to neutralise the strong rum flavour. This desert was the Extravaganza Serve of the day.
This Sunday demands of such a careless evening with your best ones.
Overall, the all in one place to Live Up your day to the fullest.
Many thanks to the Liv Up team for organising this bloggers meet.
Cafe De La Ville stands for "Cafe of the city" which is certainly true because the place is situated in the Heart of the city. It is a two storey cafe, with a fine dine-in lower and a French themed upper storey. Both the storeys had their own delightful feel !
The new menu has the most exclusive fusion of appetisers and main course. The deserts are unique too. In addition, all the dishes have an exotic tempt and savouriness as well !
Here is the slideshow of their brand new menu :
Starting with the Soup, some of the selected delicacies are as follows :
Corn Chowder Pav Wala :
Creamy and garlicky with chopped spinach, this soup was a kick start to the tasting session. Filling it up inside a round hollow bread made it an excellent serve and the smooth texture was an incredible factor of the dish. The combination of garlic, cream and cheese was quite heavy but worth a taste. Amongst the soups it is a must have. (9/10)
Dhaba Kadhai Chicken Pizza :
This one is NOT a round Pizza, but who cares, because "Pizza Is Love". Super thin crust sauced up with Indian style gravy and quite many pieces of soft and juicy chicken with lots of cheese is what made this thing so outstanding. Probably due to lot of cheese its spiciness eroded which was unexpected, still worth a try !(7/10)
Spinach Jalapeño Hummus :
Served in Exquisite manner, this preparation was a show-stopper look-wise. Jalapeño based hummus paste with chopped spinach topped with olive oil and black olives, this dish is to be eaten with baked garlic bread. Spiced up with red chilli, this dish had some extraordinary flavours. Recommended for those who wish to try something different !(8/10)
Keema Pav :
It's really very hard to find good Keema Pav in the city, but now the hunt is over. Very finely chopped mutton leg pieces in a thick spicy base is what makes this dish so incredible. Garnished with a half fry, sunny side up, instead of adding eggs in between, this Keema Pav is highly recommended and a remarkable preparation !(9/10)
Pea Kulcha :
What this place serves is something different and this unique Indian prep served with a creamy touch was totally unexpected. Mashed pea stuffed in the kulcha along with various spices and then baked with a lot of butter is definitely a yummy desi serve. The kulcha was accompanied by a creamy sider and chopped salad. Must try if you wish to have something Indian.(8/10)
Sour Cherry Cheesecake :
Yummy Blueberry sauce sandwiched in baked cheesecake, garnished with cheese and chocolate. This desert is an outstanding preparation and recommended for all cheesecake lovers out there !(8/10)
Smoked Chocolate Mousse cake :
This desert is a divergent preparation as it actually had strict flavours of charcoal smoke. Chocolate based mousse having a succulent smokey flavour is definitely a must try !
Coconut & Litchi Crush :
Served in actual coconut with refreshing Litchi flavours in crushed ice could be the best description for this cooler. This rejuvenating drink will definitely make you have more than just one serve !
Overall an excellent place in the city with great service, exotic taste and charismatic ambiance. Plus with the celebrity styled food, this place is quite inviting in the city !
Here is a slideshow of some cherished moments from the lunch :
Thanks to Mr. Vicky Soni for conducting this meet.
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It’s not so much what you learn about Mumbai, it’s about what you learn about yourself, really. It’s a funny old hippie thing, but it’s true as well. You find a lot about yourself and your tolerence, and about your inclusiveness.
Mumbai- A city that never rests!
Ever had an unplanned trip to a city about which you have heard allot but never got a chance to visit?
Well, I got a chance to visit Mumbai and here is the story of my stay in the city which never ceases to amaze people, and I hope these iconic food stories amaze you too!
Mumbai welcomed me with soft drizzling which was quite unexpected (only for me localities are used to it !) and thus I headed to the place where I was going to stay for the rest of my trip.
Finally the drizzling stopped in the afternoon and without wasting any time I went straight to my first spot,
Bandstand Promenade, Bandra :
Around 1km long path perfect for walking/running on the seaside gives you an extraordinary feeling which drags you into being in love with the sea!
Those “High Tides” will definitely attract the wanderer inside you and force you to go and feel the splash of saline water on your face, but those rocks are the riskiest place to be at that moment.
The Outgoing !
The Incoming !
That Filter Though !
When you visit Bandra, how could you miss the Bandra Fort?
Castella de Aguada (Bandra Fort) :
Located in “Land’s End in Bandra” gives you this unforgettable view of “Bandra-Worli Sea Link” to which you can peacefully stare for hours. The NY style Skyline beside the bridge is so beautiful, one can imagine just in dreams!
Have a Coke and memorize this view because the first sight is going to be the everlasting impression of this place!
Mumbai is like Manhattan. There’s a certain peace, a social life and the thrill of a professional life.
Now let’s skip it to the “Delicious” Mumbai :
A man has to eat and the scenes from Bandstand & Bandra Fort couldn’t kill my hunger anyway, so I went to Carter Road area to have some yummy street food at Carters Blue & Dr. Bubbles,
Carter’s Blue :
Fine ambiance + good food = Happy Eats!
I had the Chicken Shawarma which is a must try for this outlet, well-baked shawarma bread filled with perfectly cooked chicken along with yummy mayonnaise and sour beetroot.
Also, the Crispy Corns, a spicy preparation, had not only fried sweet corns but also spring onions, tomato & garlic too!
Overall a good place for having some exotic dishes at a fine ambiance!
Dr. Bubbles :
Follows the brand new concept of serving iced tea with bubbles. Service is pretty quick and the takeaway packaging is quite impressive!
I had their basic jelly tea, which was less sweet than expected and thus had a fine taste!
For my further cravings, I head to the nearest Burger King outlet which was at Bandra West,
Burger King :
Needed not much description, the infamous Burger King always know my order will include a Chicken Whopper as usual, along with a Coke Float and the brand new Potato Rings!
The burger was no doubt amazing and the potato rings were good too, the honey chilly dip in that small cup made my day!
Then for the dinner, I went to Mao- The Famly Restaurant :
A fine-dine restaurant serving Chinese & North Indian Cuisine near Azad Nagar metro station, real quick service and the food is lovable. Recommendations include Dal Fry, Mushroom Masala, Sev Bhaji & Kadhai Chicken!
Further, I decided to to go to Marine Drive and the mode of transport I choose to go there was the infamous Mumbai Local. And my experience was Extraordinary because I got a chance to go by the last local which was at 1 AM!
“Darr Ke Aage Jeet Hai, Dadar Ke Aage Seat Hai !”
Marine Drive :
The thing about this place is that it makes the outsiders Speechless, and thus I don’t have much to say. At midnight this place lights up the peace inside you, no matter what state of mind you are in.
The sea, the breeze, the tides and that pure milk Tea!
At that moment you think “What else you need in your life ?!” One can spend the whole night at the Boulevard without any regrets for the sleepless night.
…In a city where anything and everything can change,…
…the sea remains constant.
Bandra-Worli Sea Link :
Another good thing to visit Marine Drive is you get to ride on the Bandra Worli Sea Link. A cable-stayed bridge, that links Bandra to Worli.
A ride on Bandra Worli Sea Link is all it takes to get away from mental stress or any sad spell! Period.
Sunday always brings the best of Mumbai, and thus on this day, I went to several places which are known to serve the best delicacies of their kind.
Tea Villa Cafe :
A chain of multi cuisine Cafés serving Continental, Italian, Asian Cuisines at its best.
Pretty Place with delicious food is what anyone would wish for weekend outings.
Attractive ambiance fine service brings you a memorable experience at this well-known cafe!
Recommendations are Mac N Cheese Pizza, which was indeed very cheesy and thin crust made it easy to gulp the mac n cheese topping.
The Lasagne was served along with the garlic bread, as usual, had spinach and other veggies baked with lasagne sheets in a tomato based sauce and topped with cheese slice!
The chilly paneer is a must try for this place, which had the goodness of broccoli, carrots, pumpkin, and bell-peppers tossed in a yummy Thai gravy along with fresh paneer (cottage cheese) cubes!
You can never miss the Freakshakes at Di Bellaon your first Mumbai visit.
Di Bella :
One of the most popular chains of Mumbai- Coffee By Di Bella serves you these yummy Nutella Waffles and lip-smacking Freak shakes.
The Nutella Waffle-Freshly baked waffle topped with lots and lots of Nutella served with a scoop of Vanilla Icecream (Chocolate scoop is optional) and the delicious Whipped Cream. Melted Nutella tastes like heaven over yummy warm waffle along with the ice cream & whipped cream are bliss to your taste buds!
Melbourne Freakshake- Chocolate thick shake with rich cream and dark chocolate topped with whipped cream, oreo, chocolate sticks, Nutella waffle and the best of all, crunchy chocolate pearls!
You can either challenge yourself to have it all or find the best part to start indulging this freak shake, you are going to be amazed in every sip/bite of this freak shake!
Rude Lounge :
Another chain of casual dining lounge with loud music and Bollywood nights on Sundays. Serves north Indian, Italian, Chinese & Continental cuisines along with which you can enjoy open dining and have a fun night life experience. The music is so good and loud that you can show some moves around/on your spot and also they serve a variety of Cocktails etc.
I ordered Red Sauce Arabiata Pasta, which was pretty good to taste buds served with yummy garlic bread and topped with parsley, a must try preparation!
Second came the Crispy Chilli Garlic Potato made with crispy fried potato fingers, green chilli, spring onion & chopped garlic. Lipsmacking!
For drinks, I had Kiwi Iced Tea which was prepared with natural tea leaves and had a yummy sweet kiwi flavor. A multi-toned drink with refreshing flavors!
The last day was again a restless one. So less time, So many places to go!
Nandu Dosa, Juhu :
A remarkable place for South Indian lovers, they have a variety of Dosas and Idli preparations.
I had the Open Pizza Dosa prepared by cooking separately the corns, bell peppers, paneer and other toppings and then topping them over saucy plain dosa base. Finally grating a lot of cheese over it. Served with White and Red chutney.
Other recommendations are Chopsey Dosa (Noodle Dosa) & Dilkhush Dosa!
Taco Bell :
My love for Mexican cuisine brought me to this place finally and my experience was a memorable one at the Taco Bell in Inorbit Mall.
I ordered the five taco meal in which there were two Paneer (Cottage Cheese) Tacos and other three were Sweet Corn, Kidney Beans & Chickpeas. The meal is for two thus includes two small Pepsi of your choice.
This meal is a recommended order for all Mexican food lovers like me!
The-J, Carter Road :
Since one visit was not enough for such a foodie street, I went again and this time I had these Cheese Chilli Fries from The-J. Such new concept for serving cheesy fries in a paper cone is fun to eat and also good for on-the-go rushes.
Tibb’s Frankie :
A common chain of Frankie makers which serves vegetarian and non-vegetarian Frankie rolls. I had the Bhuna Chicken Frankie which has several juicy chicken pieces and yummy tangy gravy wrapped in a Nan. A must try preparation from any outlet!
Wow Popcorns :
Because salted Popcorns are too mainstream, the Wow Popcorns (Wow=WorldWonderfulfull) brings you the yummiest variants of popcorn flavors such as Mexican, Chocolate, Caramel, Cheese, Pudhina etc.
Chocolate & Mexican flavors are the best and highly recommended ones.
Belgian Waffle :
Finally dessert time!
Belgian waffle outlets are known for fresh and yummy hot waffles in 14 different tastes. I had the Naked Nutella Waffle along with Chocolate Ice-cream which is again a must try combo for this place. Nutella & Chocolate Ice-cream sandwiched between two-quarter waffles and served in a paper cone as shown,
Oh So Tempting!
There is no place in the world quite like Mumbai.
It’s big, it’s loud, its beautiful, its Delicious
and the most of all, it’s Iconic.
Here are some other pictures of my trip on my phone gallery to share,
So this was all for my Mumbai Visit, which is incomplete because there were so many more places on my Zomato Bookmark, anyways SEE YOU SOON MUMBAI!
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