Up and away, on an Indian holiday!
Those of you who have been following us on social media or have subscribed to our newsletter may know that team Slice of Dubai had been travelling to the City of Dreams – Mumbai last fortnight. Now back in Dubai, we’re reminiscing over the culinary delights that the city has on offer. This post takes you through our gastronomic journey in the past couple of weeks, and highlights the places and dishes that you simply cannot miss!
Mad Over Donuts – Multiple outlets across Mumbai
The donuts from Mad Over Donuts are a major chunk of all the things I miss about Mumbai. Bursting with chocolate, tempting with fruits and teasing with flavors – these donuts are a must try for all you sweet lovers out there!
Try: Choco Bomb and Double Trouble donuts
For a quaint little joint tucked away in a by lane of Marine Lines – the Liberty Juice Center was quite interesting. I mean, how often do you find a mini-bus parked inside a fast food joint that doubles up as a kitchen cum cash counter?
Try: Mango cream, Pau Bhaji
5 Spice – 296/A, Sangli Bank Building, Behind Old Reserve Bank, Perin Nariman St, Mumbai (Also present at other locations)
A moderately priced restaurant serving up delicious south east asian delicacies – 5 Spice is one of those restaurants in Mumbai you should not miss. Visit in a large group or on a hungry stomach, as the portion size at 5 Spice is quite large. Although reaching the location can be a bit tricky for the uninitiated, the restaurant is so popular that you can expect a waiting time of anything between 5 minutes to an hour – even on weekdays!
Try: Mission Impossible Cake, Mud Cake, Mongolian Rice
Grapeviine, Peninsula Corporate Park, Club Peninsula, Ganpat Rao Kadam Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai
North Indian lovers, Italian afficionados and Chinese cravers – is it possible to please all at the same time? Well, with Grapeviine, it is! Huddled on a table for 6, we sampled starters, soups and main courses, and we found that each dish was better than the other! A restaurant usually has a flair for a particular kind of cuisine, while the others on the menu are just ‘me too’s’. With Grapeviine’s expertise across cuisines, we were left pleasantly surprised.
Try: Mutton Biryani, Schezwan noodles, Alfredo pasta and Pudina kababs
Soam, Ground Floor, Sadguru Sadan, Opposite Babulnath Temple, Chowpatty, Mumbai
If you have always thought that vegetarian food can never be delicious, visit Soam to bust that myth! I was skeptical at first, when I ordered one of their vegetarian combos. But once I tasted what was served before me, it was like a major flavor bomb explosion! No matter what you order, there is a distinct aroma of clarified butter (ghee) in all of Soam’s dishes. But surprisingly minus the overpowering taste. Full marks!
Try: Paneer pudina stuffed parathas, Methi thepla with spicy red potatoes, Kesar shreekhand, Maalpuva with malai
Candies, Pali Hill, Bandra west, Mumbai ( Also present at other locations)
For those visiting Candies for the first time, it may seem like a labyrinth of confusing floors and staircases. But if you’re a Bandra boy or girl who often hangs out here with friends or that special someone – you’ll know just where the cozy corners are! No matter if you’re a newbie or a regular at Candies, what you cannot deny is the fact that it serves up some amazing little treats to suit every palate! Reach there before evening, as even as we entered well before 6pm, most of the items were already out of stock!
Try: Red velvet cupcakes, Choco Lava brownie, mini punjabi samosas
Mainland China, 6th Floor, Suburbia Mall, Above Shoppers Stop, Linking Road, Bandra West, Mumbai. (Also present at other locations)
The first thing that comes to my mind when I think about Mainland China is the welcoming aroma of the place. Just yum! Coupled with a delicious menu and a unique fine dining experience, Mainland China (although a bit pricey) is slowly becoming one of my favorite places to eat out in Mumbai!
Try: Hot & sour chicken soup, pan fried noodles with garlic and chilli sauce
I’m drooling already!
Do you know of any more amazing places to eat out in Mumbai? Do leave a note in the comments below, and we would love to try them out on our next visit.
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