Mumbai se gayee Puna
Actually Lavasa.... but than one passes through Pune right.... I am foodie to the core (doesn't having this blog prove that?) So when the opportunity to go to mumbai came back my mind already starting plotting what all I should eat though I just had like half a day in mumbai and the list of things to eat was a huge list... specially after following FinelyChopped's tweets and posts about mumbai street food had me drooling enough to try it... unfortunately the man himself was traveling the weekend I was there.
So we landed in Mumbai around noon and was told my some of my kind told me take a taxi and directly head to Bandra shoppers stop where a friend met me and we went exploring Linking road along with doing pet pooja... the first thing I did was to dig into the yummy butter loaded masala sandwich from Jay Sandwich in front of National College at the corner of the linking road... And this is sandwich is what I call a true mumbai masala sandwich.. extra spicy and extra tasty.
My friend had a good time watching me thulping it with concentration :) a very very good sandwich if u ask me though Knife tells me that there is a guy opposite to shoppers stop who makes them in hand machine and those sandwiches are much better.... but this worked pretty good for me too.... and the sandwich was promptly washed down with a glass of chilled Kala Khatta something I have always always loved though I admit I have had better kala khatta's before but it was pretty refreshing given the fact that I was complaining of heat coming from Bangalore.
Content with a lovely meal we explored Linking Road a little I met another friend and she took me to Theobrama who she claimed served one of the best hot chocolates in Mumbai ;-)
And predictably we ordered the hot chocolate, the normal version and the adult one the one with rum and to my own dismay I liked the one without alcohol better ;-) but both were yummmm best in Bombay or is not for me to decide as there is not much I have to compare but yes it was very yummmy.
We also ordered some chilli garlic potatoes and they were yummy... a strong garlic flavor packed with punch of red chillies it was quite a delight.
Satisfied with the hot chocolate but still craving for some true mumbai street food may be a good vada pav I proceeded to the friends house for dinner, who served papdi chat and dinner at home.... the next day morning after a strong cup of filter coffee served by warm fil of my friend I started my journey towards the Lavasa flag off where I met Kiran and other lovely bloggers... all of us hungry and craving for tea and coffee, we stopped over at Food Court on the Mumbai-Pune highway where I fulfilled my desire of having the true mumbai vada pav... drool I just love vada pav.... and keep searching for it in Bangalore all the time :)
We also ordered some excellent kanda poha and a yummy Misaal Pav which if u ask me was the winner of all... this was the first time I was having Misaal Pav and damn I loved it... the rustic and down to earth taste of it and its healthy too.
The food was yumm at the food court but the coffee that they served was sour and sent the gorgeous lady K to hospital to get an intravenous shot so people be careful on what u eat and order there.
But that said my taste buds were satisfied and a content Monika proceeded to Lavasa.... I loved mumbai street food and I so want to go back to that city for a longer period to explore it more.
Coming Up Next : Lavasa Food memories.