Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Mumbai food..




If food is life and eating is your only survival kit, then Mumbai is the place for you. There is a plethora of food starting from Rs 5/- to Rs 5000/-

I've been in this lovely city for the past 1 month and two eateries that really caught my eye during my brief stay here are, Jumbo king Vada Pav stalls and Amore Gelato ice cream parlor.

Vada pav is a Maharasthrian preparation of a deep fried mashed potato (much like our South Indian equivalent of a Bonda) served in a Bun with or without sauces. The first time I ever had a Vada Pav at the Jumbo king stall, I went bonkers. Jumbo king stalls are located at all the major railway stations of Mumbai. So after every tiring train ride I lunged towards a Jumbo king stall and stuffed my face with Schezuan Jumbo king with one large overly sweetened lassi to wash it all down. I could not get over the fact that this meal was hardly burning my wallet of moolah. The foodie in me, was over the moon.

Moving on to our next yummy in my tummy eat out - Amore Gelato parlour. The cousin and I ate one spoon of all the ice creams on display, starting with After Eight and ending with Cookies and Cream. After a lot of thought, I settled on a Belguim chocolate and she on a Mocha. We had them in waffle cones covered with chocolate sauce right where the cone opens out for the scoop to fall in.

As we dug greedily into our cones, three anorexic-food-is-for-losers women, walked in and looked around with disgruntled expressions at the array of ice creams on display and asked the ice cream scooper boy how many calories one scoop would have. By now I had ice cream on my hair, chin, cheeks and shirt, I perked up to look at the face of the ice cream scooper boy and I could see that he and I were harbouring the same thought, namely - "Get out of this sacred ice cream house NOW, or I will stuff a grenade down your throat."

They finally settled for some yucky looking fruit flavored ice creams served in paper cups (which by the way spoils the whole ice cream eating purpose, you either have your scoop in a yummy waffle cone or die)

I'm still exploring the city and eating as much as I can on the way. So, this post shall continue. Until then, keep the foodie in you alive and keep that ponch happy.

21 comments:

Raj said...

Thats fresh. The first article that she writes after going to Mumbai is about the street food. Anyway, I second her on the fact that the food here is amazing, especially the street food. Mumbai is a place where one can eat anything from huge beef stakes to authentic chinese, from shops that are next to each other.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

Thats yummy..Now when you are back to chennai,you should find & let us know where you get such yummy things here..!! lol
TC
CU

JollyRoger said...

Hmmm, every time I visit a new place I make it a point to try the street food! And I have learnt from experience that the best local food is on the streets!

And as ur URL goes... Bon Apettit!

Sam said...

People, people! she's back, she's back!!
Why am i writing everything twice?

Mustang said...

What a nice !! teh vada paav ive heard is mumbai's hot fav and i guess you are hooked to it too.

good report on the food scene so far.. keep us posted...

D

Gr8est said...

you should try having the flavored lassis along with the vadapav ..

wont feel a thing about burnout - wallet or brains watsoever

Aneesh said...

Yummy!! Sounds great.
How about food above Rs5000?
:)

Sandhya said...

Happy hogging girlie..!!! :)
Am sure u'll miss the good ol' Idli, vadai and sambar :P

Rhett said...

You write really well.

Rhett

Chriz said...

glad to know that you have started loving mumbai.. have fun.. keep on munching

CM-Chap said...

Enjoy Mumbai.... Yep Jumbo Vada pav are the best...

Do you its started by an IIMA guy :)

Chriz said...

hey you would probabl enjoy my latest post.. my video...

deluded said...

nothing beats pav bhaji though...

Raj said...

try the Cheese Pav Bhaji at Juhu Beach, which is always worth the bowel obstruction.

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Trinity said...

so when did you go to mumbai

all the best for your job hunt and research on food available!?

Alameen said...

when i landed in Mumbai for the first time, my friend took me to a street where we get all types of chat..

forgot the place.. Love Mumbai bcoz of local trains and my mumbaikar frenz..


Cheers
Al

Jaggu said...

You are tagged!!

lemonade said...

god, i've been wanting to taste a vada pav for like ever!! every one who's ever been to bombay keeps raving about it!

Ekta said...

aaah!!!
i so hate u for this!!
am a bombayite..and bene in bombay for almost 23 yrs of my life and am a big vada pav fan!!
Am soooo missing bombay food and all the lovely road side food!
Enjoy all the amazinf food and have a extra vada pav from my side will ya!

Sriram V Iyer said...

just happened to chance upon this blog.

interesting.