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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Jimmy Boy !

Next to Horniman circle is Jimmy Boy. A Parsi cafe which offers excellent food at resonable prices. It is a good option to try Parsi food.

The menu reads something like this :
1.Salli Par Edu
2. Chicken Farcha
3. Chicken Jardaloo
4. Chicken Dhansak (was the only thing that I was familiar with whilst reading the menu)

But the veggies need not feel disappointed ! A plate of Veg Puff or Veg Roll priced at 20/- is a good filler. If still not happy, a plate of six veg sandwiches for 80/- should be sufficient.

The ambience is good and the waiters and the owner treat you nicely.To add to its sweetness is the uberdelicious Chocolate Troufle !

So if the idea is total relaxation, then Jimmy Boy is a wise choice.

Written by Ulka Gokhale

Aage corner pe hai Piccadilly

Situated on Colaba Causeway, in the Donald House building, opposite Electric House, is Piccadilly.

The ambience of the place is like any other Iranian joint but the place offers the charm of a corner side restaurant. Yes ! Ask a local vendor for the location and he'll say to you, "Aage corner pe hai , Piccadilly."  

On entering grab the window side table for three and you'll have a refreshing experience observing the causeway hustle bustle. The place is small yet it is comfortable and homely and the waiters treat you a smile with every order.     

Piccadilly serves you authentic lebanese food. Try the tangy Chicken Spaniol or Chicken Shawarma, trust me you'll thank god for it ! 

For that Indian in you who craves for chai after a good lunch, you have Pot tea, Mint tea, Ice tea, Black tea and Indian tea. Do not expect a typical tapriwala chai, you'll be disappointed. Piccadilly offers lebanese cuisine, remember ? 

What you can't do away with , is that delicious scoop of Caramal Custard. The maximum I had was two. Given a chance I would have deprived the place of Caramal Custards ! 

And here is an additional advice, visit the place late in the afternoon and believe you me, you won't feel like moving out !

Written by Ulka Gokhale

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Any self respecting South Mumbaite has probably heard of this little corridoor of a joint, behind Rhythm House in the Kala Ghoda area that serves some lip smacking rolls and kebabs. However, that doesn't mean it should not be written about.
Ayub's serves Indian, Mughlai and Tandoori food to a wide range of customers. In fact, one will be as likely to see customers arrive on scooters as one is to see them arrive in swanky cars.
The best loved on its menu are the Shahi Tikka Chicken Rolls, the Boti Kebab and the Mushroom Tikkas. One roll usually never proves to be enough to fill a rumbling tummy, so it's best to order a couple of things in one go, as service is a little slow thanks to the place being crowded almost always.
Ayub's is run by Ayub Sheikh and his two sons Ashfaq and Ashziaque. It opens at 6:30 p.m everyday to groups of hungry people who wait to sink their teeth into Ayub's fantastic dishes.