Reviews: Tewari Bros., Charni Road

When I think of Tewari’s, I see orange. Impossibly small, orange pearls of boondi, perfectly fried in desi ghee and dunked in syrupy sugar, only to be molded into these spherical little marvels that I honestly cannot and will not ever get enough of. Its laughable almost that I should be talking of a sweet…

Reviews: Hotel Sunny, Chembur

Whenever Bombay would come up as a child, I had the opportunity to hear about the wonders of Chembur and its decidedly South Indian bylanes, filled with flower and fruit vendors and eateries at every third door. So Hotel Sunny and its contemporaries was a part of that little tale I’d heard long before I…

Reviews: Mirchi and Mime, Powai

I think many of us are victims to this little condition I like to call “convenient ┬ácompassion”. We are self aware human beings who feel for people who aren’t as able bodied as we may be, but in most cases we don’t consciously do anything about it. We care, but it’s not something we tend…

Reviews: Falafels, Tardeo

I’ve pretty much grown up hearing (and off late, reading BuzzFeed articles) about the “Gulf Kid” stereotype. One, that I pride myself on being a part of. To the uninitiated, a Gulf Kid is an NRI brat who has spent their formative years in one of the many Middle Eastern countries, usually characterized by their…

Reviews: Burma Burma, Fort

There’s this common line of thought for most non vegetarians, even the not so intense meat reveling kind-when we hear good reviews of a vegetarian place the reaction is usually along the lines of, “That’s nice but I mean it’s…vegetarian.” Like the lack of cooked carcasses somehow means the restaurant will never live up to…

Reviews: Hindmata, Tardeo

Regardless of where we stay or how swanky or not we may otherwise be, I think we all have one “dependable place”. This place has seen our tired faces and lazy feet shuffle in a fair few times-or their delivery boys have had the good fortune to see our front doors more than most relatives…

Reviews: World Streat Food, Nariman Point

Given the kind of importance street food has to a normal Indian (this is of course excluding weirdos like me who hate chaat), street food from around the world does seem like a novel and fairly interesting prospect to introduce in Bombay, the street food fueled metropolitan of India. Which is why when World Streat…