I'm Mohit, an Indian expat living in Dubai that's passionate about food and exploring different restaurants and cuisines. Big Food Boy was born as an attempt to document the diverse food options the UAE offers across varied cuisines and budgets.
Bombay or Mumbai as it’s called now has a diverse culture that reflects on their food. Two of the popular cuisines among them are Parsi and Iranian. In Bombay, you would find a lot of cafes serving some delicious dishes from these cultures and can easily be called the heart of bombay food. Moombai n co., the newest addition to the restaurants at the H Dubai on Sheikh Zayed road does exactly the same. The restaurant transports you to Mumbai with its tastefully done interiors and the filmy music. So coming to the menu, it’s basically a Parsi/ Irani cuisine and the restaurant has a well stocked up bar. We started off with their Alcoholic Gola which is an ice lolli with the flavor of your choice and alcohol.
My top picks from their starters was the kheema pao and the lababdar lamb chops. The parda sheekh was another good appetizer. Coming to the drinks, they serve India’s very own Kingfisher beer. We had some of their bottled cocktails, these are some heady concoction and not at all for the faint-hearted. Moving on to the mains, the Sali Margi which is a chicken curry with straw potatoes stole my heart. The Nalli iNhari which was served with mini samosas were lovely too. My friend finished the entire portion of this Nihari. A Parsi specialty of preparing eggs with okra was yet another favorite with the group called the Bheeda Par Eda. The Zaffran Gosht biryani was a bit of a disappointment as it lacked the flavor of a wholesome biryani. We absolutely loved the retro Bollywood songs playing in the background
For dessert, we had their prettiest looking kulfi platter which had a variety of kulfi on a bed of ice and freshly cut fruits. the other dessert we tried was the baked gulab jamun with rabdi and I think you should not leave the restaurant without giving this one a try. Moombai & Co. is something you don’t want to miss, the place is a lot of fun with family or with a bunch of friends.
Average cost for 2: AED 350/-
Address : The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Trade Centre Area, Dubai
North Indian food is something really close to my heart, it’s not common for a Goan to say that but well I never really liked fish that much. It’s pretty difficult to get the taste and the flavors of North India cuisine in Goa. The Yellow Chilli, a restaurant brand started by celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor has branches in various parts of India as well as abroad. Located in Goa’s newest mall, Mall de Goa, The Yellow Chilli is just the perfect place to satisfy your North Indian food cravings.
The decor feels very much like Goa, a nice calm ambiance perfect for all kinds of gatherings. The wall murals are true to the spirit of Goa. The menu also has quite a few regional specialties, but I opted for their North India fare. I started off with their delightful mocktail, the Payru Pyala, a guava drink spiked up with salt & chili. Next up, we had the Santri Murg chaat which basically was a chicken salad with the freshness of a zesty orange and Shabnam ke Moti, a stuffed mushroom dish topped with cheese I’m sure you’re gonna love.
The Lawrence road chicken tandoori that came in next was packed with flavors and had no food color, so that was a plus. Chawrangee Chilli chicken which draws its roots from streets of Kolkata was yet another tempting affair. We also had the catch of the day, the kingfish in a Tawa masala fry preparation.
I was so full with the starters but couldn’t resist having some of their house favorite main course items. Their mutton kheema is one of the best you’ll find in Goa, pair it with a few roomali rotis and you are good to go. The Murg Dum Biryani came in a clay pot, slow cooked to give you a more authentic taste. You don’t want to miss the desserts that are on offer. The Gulab -e – Gulkhand came as a big warm jamun with a sweet preserve of rose petals. The next one was the kulfi with rabdi. Love the fact that everything here made in-house and from scratch. As I have mentioned earlier they have a good regional Goan menu if you crave for fish curry and rice, but if someone really loves North Indian food then a trip to The Yellow Chilli is a must.
Rating 4.5/ 5
Address: S 10, Level II, Mall De Goa, Porvorim, Penha de Franca, Goa