What comes to your mind when I say red and white checkered table cloth, smell of freshly baked paav, a cat and a sweet old man sitting at the cash counter? A Parsi food joint 😀
Parsis are a blessing to the Mumbai food community and if you ever want to put this statement to test then try this one day tour of Parsi food. Anytime of the day. Take it and go!
I will tell you about a few things to avoid at these places as well because, let’s just say that nobody is perfect 🙂 But yes, it is always the whole experience that counts.
Breakfast at Kayani Bakery, Fort
Breakfast at Kayani Bakery has been long on the list but like the other much talked about heritage places, this too has just a couple of Must Try items. Start the day with the unadventurous yet awesome Bun Maska and Irani chai. Suggest pick up a few freshly made paav to save the next day as well.
Word of Advice – Don’t try the keema paav if you are used to certain level of good masala. Akhuri was average too.
2. Lunch at Britannia & Company Restaurant, Fort
There is no love greater than the love of eating.True That. My first time at Britannia restaurant, I was impressed by Parsi uncles telling their stories and the humble set up of the place. Try their Sali Boti, Chicken Berry Rice and Caramel custard. My vote goes to the custard!
3. Early dinner/ Heavy evening snack at Mahalaxmi Race Course
Mutton Dhansak in daal base is really good at this small stall just outside the RWITC office at Mahalaxmi Racecourse. Even though mutton keema or shaami kebab or bheja fry is not Parsi but while you are there, try it!
Sorry, no pics L but will update soon 😀 (slurp, one more reason to eat there again)
4. Dinner at Jimmy Boy, Fort
A small joint (again at Fort), I tried my first Ginger Palonjee drink here. Mind blowing stuff! Of course along with Patra ni Macchhi (love saying this out loud everytime) – Green chutney layered Pomfret steamed in banana leaf, Mutton Dhansak and Sali Boti.
5. Dessert at Rustomjee’s Ice Cream, Churchgate, Nariman Point
Hail Rustomjee! This my friend is not an ice cream slab between thin wafers. NO! This is a bloody good experience! And the list of available flavors just goes on and on and on and on…