Some people eat to live.
We are not those people!
Be it our cultures (Bohri and Bengali ) replete with distinct flavours, meals and aromas, our childhoods full of gluttonous misadventures or landmark personal occasions marked by a good meal, food has been an intrinsic part of our lives, in keeping with the true-blue Bombay girls we are. Whenever we get together you can be sure there is a gastronomic anecdote. Like the time in Pokhra, Nepal on a school trip 15 years ago where we ended up at a godforsaken juice bar drinking some distinctly dodgy red concoction out of bathroom mugs! Or the time we celebrated a big raise at our favourite restaurant and pocket-ripper, Wasabi. Not to mention that we are the unofficial Zagat guides to eating out in Mumbai for all our hapless friends wanting instant suggestions for biz dinners/dates/catchup/first meet/breakup eateries!
This blog is our attempt at documenting all the wonderful (or not!) experiences we have had with food which form some of our fondest memories, because great things can happen over a good meal. To decode our 4 sectiuons, in Going Places we explore a new or existing restaurant/bar which has piqued our interest from top to toe, from the menu to the cocktails, the ambience to the damages; we say it as it is. In Relative Values we pick a regular/favourite item and see how it fares across different restaurants in the city from its umami to its price. It’s the full dope on what’s good, what’s affordable and what’s unmissable about that item. Love Bites is our bite-sized take on some of our favourite dishes and drinks across the city, usually unique to that restaurant and maxing the umami quotient. And finally in Home Truths we bring to you the great meals we have had with friends and families who are also kitchen magicians. We bring you the stories behind our favourite dishes as well as the secret family recipes that make them utterly umami!
A love story (which began at Pali Village Café), a toxic relationship (which ended at Mocambo), a big deal (which got celebrated at Olive), a blog between old friends (which kicked off at Wooside Inn), these are just some of the landmarks of our friendship and foodventure. We look forward to sharing many more . . . .