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Review: Asian Street Kitchen

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The only pure vegetarian Pan Asian restaurant is The Asian Street Kitchen (ASK). And it’s been magnetizing regulars ever since it opened.

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Review: One Street Over

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Attention and affection. This brand new Bandra “One street over” merits both from us. And rightfully too.  It marks the return of Chef Kelvin Cheung who had worked his culinary charms in Colaba’s Ellipsis. Read the rest of this entry »

Review – Miami

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Forever grateful. That’s what I am to all of you who keep me informed about all the holes in the wall eateries (love them). Also all the new ones. Like this one today. Im thankful to Jimmy Thakkar who I met just by chance when I was buying undhiyo, steamed muthiya and Rajkot pedas from his fabulous 18 year old shop in Grant Road.  This is the second new eatery he has pointed me to, so I invited him and Nikunj Patel, his diamond merchant friend to lunch with me. They’re both pure vegetarians.

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Review: Firki

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Playfulnes and color weave their way through the décor and menu. Pin-wheels, graffitti, old-school Indian toys and games; wooden doll collections (including the firki on the walls) signal the meal that is to follow.

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Review: Mirch and Mime

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The Good Lord be praised. A winner is born. It pampers the palate (with remarkable Indian cuisine) takes care of the wallet (moderately priced) and warms the heart ( hearing-speech impaired staff).

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Review: AKA

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AKA, this brand new Worli restaurant (has changed owners and spiffied up decor) but it serves up the same menu as it’s predecessor “Two one Two”. Alas!

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Review : PA PA YA

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PA PA YA

Another winner from Zorawar ( after Masala Library and Farzi in Delhi). The fun quirky reinterpretation of Asia and the Far East through molecular gastronomy’s cerebral shenanigans and yet distilling taste validates the kind of experimentation that culinary pioneers undertake.

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Review: Sodabottleopnerwala

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Parsi, Irani

He is high energy, quirky, noisy, fun…he’s the  brand new muscular dhikra on the BKC block. And (if like me) you like all things Parsi and Irani you’re sure to flip for this one. My dapper Parsi companion (who resolutely wants to remain anonymous) approves of the food and ambiance as do the gorgeous and well-travelled trio of friends. Deepika Gehani creative and marketing director represents top international luxury  brands, Soha Parekh is the author of the best seller book on saris. And Bangkok-brought up Sapna Singhania’s uniquely beautiful jewellery from there is in constant demand.

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Review: E.A.S.T

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E.A.S.T

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 Its all about trends. There was a time when restaurants looked to France for inspiration. Now, we’ve been looking eastwards for a while. And in keeping with this trend, heres another new restaurant…. E.A.S.T and that clever acronym stands for East Asian Spice Trail. Read the rest of this entry »