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#1 mongo_jones

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 03:54 PM

i was in india for almost three weeks after my hong kong sojourn, spending five days in bombay and then two weeks in delhi. i ate every meal out in bombay as i was staying at a hotel--some solo, most with friends/people i was meeting with for work. my first meal report is from a true bombay food institution, swati snacks. this is a gujarati restaurant that underlines how complicated the traditional/contemporary binary is with indian food, especially gujarati food.

 

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 07:54 PM

OMG so much green food coloring. 


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Posted 14 January 2019 - 03:35 PM

next up from bombay: dinner at jai hind lunch home in bandra (w). jai hind is one of a number of restaurants in the city that specialize in the seafood-based cuisines of the southwestern coast: mangalorean, konkani, malvani, goan. the distinctions between these cuisines are not always clear to me, a north indian, but this food--taken as a whole--is one of my favourites and there is no better place for it than bombay (and depending on who you talk to you will be told a different restaurant in the city is the best for it).

 

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not the most photogenic food though.

 

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current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

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Posted 22 January 2019 - 06:54 PM

continuing my bombay reports, here is an account of the lunch i ate the day of my dinner at jai hind. a film-maker friend who i was consulting with on my likely work in the city in three years time took me to just kerala, a restaurant in a small hotel in andheri east that specializes in the food of--you guessed it--kerala. there is nothing fancy about the food here--just good, solid malayali food. we ate the sadhya, which is basically a thali served on a banana leaf with endless refills. added on a buffalo fry (very good) and a shrimp curry (just good). full write-up here.

 

 

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current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 04:50 PM

back to bombay, back to bandra to eat goan food at highway gomantak. this is goan food of a kind completely unknown in north india, leave alone in the u.s. this is not the world of vindaloos and sorpotels but of fish curries and rava (semolina)-crusted fried fish and shellfish. simple, unassuming food served in restaurants whose ambience emerges from their lack of interest in ambience and service. restaurants like highway gomantak are quintessential bombay dining experiences and going to bombay and not eating at a place like this is a shame. also, the food is very good.

 

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my annoying opinions: whisky, food and occasional cultural commentary

 

current restaurant review: house of curry (sri lankan in rosemount, mn)

 

current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

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