Your guide to eating out in Bandra.
The last time i had a great salad (The Avocado & Chicken) was at the Yari Road eatery - Barrio. The Salad was alluring with such depth of textures and flavours that it put me into a culinary coma. 'Karishma Dalal' who in her previous endeavours chef'd in the kitchens of Taj Hotels, later helmed Suzette & then Barrio now shows her liberal love towards salads with her venture called 'Bombay Salad Co.' at 16th Road, Bandra.
After a couple of hard luck tries in the past week, i finally managed to get a table here. The table was exactly as wide as my shoulders and the next table seemed like an extension of my table itself. So much so, i overheard how this woman was envious that her friends were making trips to Europe and how she wanted her wedding reception arrangement table to be. Bombay Salad Co. or Karishma - If anyone of y’all are listening then please make some space for people. Removing one table each from the al-fresco and the inside can really help people feel at ease.
My order seemed too cliché for a post workout meal - Whey Protien, Apple, Almonds & Banana Smoothie followed by Detox Salad. Last evening the service seemed to have some teething issue where my salad bowl only reached the table after exactly 25 minutes upon placing the order. The Smoothie was nutty, refreshing and rich all at the same time. The glass came with a quite a dash of sliced almonds *ThumbsUp*. The Detox Salad looks as colorful as a Lego set with deep green from Kale leaves, mixed Lettuce & Brocolli while the warmer tones came from the Pomegranate, baked Fish & mixed Seeds. Taste-wise it was almost impeccable that each bite consists of a crispy, chewy and a slippery element. The Orange Carrot Vinaigrette seemed like a side kick. A tad bit more of the zest from the vinaigrette and the salad would have been a masterstroke.
Surely there will be a couple of more visits, but only once the fad has subsided and the service is quick and there's space enough to stretch my arms and not knock off anyone on the side. In a nutshell it's great go-to place for some with a fervent for Salads & Smoothies or Anyone looking to dine out with some counted calories. Ciao !
Location : 16th Road, Next to Kareem's. Just opposite to Hawaiian Shack.
Upon picking up news from a bunch of friends that there was new eatery on Pali, I stopped by here today and picked up a combo meal which best suits a lunch deal that is not too heavy on the stomach and also on the wallet.
For 130 bucks, You get one half portion of gravy dish to choose from Butter Chicken, Chicken Bhuna & Tikka Masala with 2 Tandoori Rotis or 1 Rumaali along with a portion of Dudhi / Gajar halwa. The Packaging as you can see in the pictures is quite tidy. They even provide some neat vegetarian options too. Will try that soon.
Reached my desk and unboxed contents from the paper bag. The Butter Chicken looked great at a glance. Roti was made may be an hour earlier so was not crisp as it should be - But hey ! It's a take away catering joint and not live kitchen so cannot complain. The Butter Chicken is rich and thick in texture and very much enjoyable with the Tandoori roti. Portion is overwhelming for one person, ideal for two. Dudhi Halwa was gorgeously pistachio coloured, fragrant and kept lingering in my palate - absolute winner.
My only complain is that not all dishes were ready at the start of lunch time. They asked me to wait for 10 minutes while they could get the Chicken Bhuna which i opted for in the first place.They have to pull up their socks and be ready by noon. It's Mumbai after all and one does not have time to spare on a weekday.