So…a day before I leave for Bangalore my college bestie and I caught up for a ‘gup shup’, meal and deal afternoon. Shashi came laden with goodies like khari, cashew rusks, mini samosas, mawa cake …sigh! Just that I don’t miss muggy Mumbai for a couple of days after my return.
We toddled off to Hakkasan to have a 6 course curated meal by the chef, which we polished off, course by course, ably helped by some fabulous piping hot Jasmine tea.
Hot and sour soup, gently seasoned with just the right amount of heat,water chestnut and prawn Har gau, chicken Shu mai, and the fabulous Hakka braised pork belly gently simmered in a soy sauce and seasoned with crisp lotus stem and Kumquat! Even the spicy fried rice surprised me with a generous sprinkling of Edamame!
I may have not admitted this in the past but the food in Mumbai, the choice of cuisines, both local and foreign is completely superlative!
People and entrepreneurs here are innovative, quick and right off the bat…
The sheer template of different tastes and aromas is one of a kind…
I have traveled quite a bit, but I won’t be exaggerating if I said that this city has a great variety of cuisines and perhaps some of the best in the world…If one wanted to find a Scottish sausage Haggis, I’m sure you would find it…but I’m sure as hell wouldn’t find a kheema baida roti in Scotland!