Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Mumbai's SodaBottleOpenerWala in Gurgaon, India
The background of this place needs some explaining. It's a "Bombay Irani cafe," or a place from Mumbai based on food of the Parsis, a group of Persians that went to countries like India centuries ago fleeing persecution. And there are only a very limited population of Parsis in the world now; something like 100,000 if I heard it correctly. So this was a very unique restaurant that I wanted to try, and they conveniently had an outlet at DLF CyberHub just after we finished work this afternoon (4 DLF Tower 8th Road, +91-11-3310-5664).
What surprised me was that the food tasted neither Persian nor Indian (at least, based on the eggs and chicken sandwiches that we ordered). In fact, it almost seemed more influenced by the British, but in a salty and punchier way. The decor of this place also seemed more like a bit of nostalgic colonial pop culture with a twist of steampunk. Well, I definitely liked what we ate, and I could've easily eaten more here if we weren't about to head off to our team dinner next.
Digested at 5:16 PM
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