My first question over the phone while speaking to a sandwich specialty eatery in close vicinity to my office (Sandwizzaa) was "Yeh Banana Crush sandwich mein kya filling hai?"

The first thought even before he answered my question was a sandwich filled with sliced banana, crushed walnut, peanut butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon powder. I even imagined a hint of Nutella to be honest. Rather what I got to hear from the guy was a sandwich filled with Spiced & Boiled Banana. I reverted back to him saying "Ek Grill Sandwich without cheese dena"

This conversation stayed with me through the week and on weekend I dropped by Sandwizzaa in the evening to test out this Boiled Banana Sandwich. If you're not aware about Sandwizza then they are a sandwich only humble joint spread across the city with multiple outlets. Thankfully no run-of-the-mill filling like cheese club, masala cheese & paneer mayo which every other roadside stall offers. Instead, They offer options like Banana Crush, Carro Bite, Basil Bite, Activity Toast and few more which sets them apart. 

Banana Crush Bite

Banana Crush Bite

So ordered my Banana Crush. This sandwich is available in two sizes - Toast version & Bite version, The difference being that the toast is regular loaf sandwich and the filling does not have all the elements which the Bite (bigger) version has in it. Having tried both the options, i would recommend going for the Bite simply because it has everything in it. The filling is made of up Boiled & Mashed Kaccha Kela mixed with three types of Bell-peppers, Chopped Lettuce and Boiled Sweet Corn.  The Green Banana is boiled, mashed and spiced with subtle grounded masala thus giving a very potato like starchy texture in taste and appearance to make believe that it is indeed potato. This mixture when spread between bread and grilled with a slap of butter, tastes divine. When dipped in their unique Red Chutney (made up of Pomegranate, Raisin & Kashmiri Dry Chili), The sandwich tastes a notch better.

Mind you, Having a full portion of this sandwich did leave a typical after-taste like that of an unsweetened starchy green banana.

AuthorAssad Dadan

There are burgers, and there are double whoppers and then are massive open face burgers. The last one is by all means a mammoth task.

Visited #HungerPangs late last evening after hearing some good bits about it, even though my presumptions were overpowering the views from many people. The place has a very calm and relaxed atmosphere. Dim lights and lanterns on tables make up for a descent conversational dinner. The menu is very deli type featuring Burgers, Cheese Logs, Beef Bolognese and Sandwiches. Service is quick and with smiles. Yorack - the man behind the ka-ching counter makes sure he has a feedback from almost all of his customers. 

The open face - 10 oz Legendary Chicken Burger is a must have dish. Stuffed with Grilled Onions, subtly flavoured Chicken Patty, Salami, Sunny side up, Sliced Onions & Tomato and Iceberg, it is one heck of a messy affair. The XL size of the serving itself is enough to put anyone into a food coma. The question is - Where does one begin from ? Cap the burger to begin the ritual and the egg yolk ruptures and oozes all over the burger layers. The stacking is neat and well balanced that nothing seem too dominating in flavours. The Sandwiches are massive too. Had ordered the Chicken Caesar S/W and it was served in a much Panini avatar that a regular sliced loaf. Loved that switch of bread as the texture is different and all the ingredients fit well inside the casing. Again, flavours are right there and well balanced. 

Do give it a try, I sure am going to yet again in this week for it's Pasta & Starters. What i love about this place is that the team behind it knows what they want to serve (limited american fast food & tex-mex dishes) and serve them well with perfect execution.

Just in case it's hard to locate the place - It's opp Nature;s Basket on Hill Road.

Happy Eating everyone !