Burgundy Box, Goregaon East

Burgundy Box

Review – Burgundy Box

Burgundy Box

Rating – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I was recently sent a DIY meal box and I was like okay – that’s a bit of mehnat! But this box is worth every ounce of effort. Homestyle – check! Tasty – check! What more could I want!
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I tried the vilayati kadhai subz box – all kinds of exotic veggies in a yummy kadhai gravy. Cherry tomatoes, all shades of peppers, broccoli, zucchini, carrots, corn. The gravy was tomato based and so tasty…the kadhai masala was the real bomb. The minute I added it I wanted to just eat!
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They serve this with parathas which you need to just heat for a couple of minutes, with or without ghee and your all set! Excellent parathas too.
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And one box was enough for 2 of us – for a full meal.
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I was also sent their chocolate chip cookies. These are also like a ready to bake DIY. These were yummy too – right amount of butter, amazing taste of the cookie, slightly too crisp but that wasn’t a showstopper at all. And good amount of chocolate chips!
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I recommend their meal kits. They are tasty and pretty healthy too. Yes they are a bit of extra effort, but their taste more than makes up for it. And they give you the perfect instructions to get going with this meal kit. So actually it’s super simple.
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14 Sauce Story, Versova, Andheri West

14 Sauce Story

14 Sauce Story – Review

Rating – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
I was recently invited to check out 14 sauce story and my experience was pretty extreme – either I really loved what I ate or I couldn’t care any lesser about it! Keep reading to know what was YAY and what was an Oh God NO!
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The Signature Platter!
I started with the kit kat shake – delicious this was! Chocolate shake with a whole lot of kit kat – it had everything going on for it. So this was definitely a YAY!
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Kit Kat shake!
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Kit Kat shake!
I also tried their strawberry Slush kinda drink – it was super refreshing in this weather. So that’s another YAY!
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Perfect strawberry drink for this weather
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Perfect strawberry drink for this weather
Then I tried their watermelon and feta cheese salad and this came with big chunks of melon, loads of rocket leaves and a really appetizing balsamic and citrus dressing. Everything in this was perfect – except the watermelon. This wasn’t chilled and that was kind of ruining the salad for me. Also it wasn’t deseeded – a lot of places have the watermelon in their salads completely deseeded. So this was sort of disappointing.
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Watermelon and Feta Cheese Salad
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Watermelon and Feta Cheese Salad
Next I tried their platter – the epic  14 sauce platter. This had French fries, corn cheese and spinach parcels, onion rings, garlic bread, nachos, pita, lavash and 14 different sauces. There was barbecue, mayo, mustard, mint and so many others.. This platter was exceptional – the stuff that was warm – particularly the fries, onion rings, spinach parcels were very very very tasty. But the uncooked stuff i.e. The pita, lavash etc was seeming slightly soggy. So I just ate all the fried stuff with the sauces. Personally loved the whole mustard and the minty one.
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THE Platter!
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THE Platter!
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THE Platter!
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THE Platter!
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THE Platter!
Next I tried the Molten Potato Burger in a poppy seed bun. This was a definite YAY! Then patty inside was crunchy and tasty and the hint of poppy seeds on the bun made for an interesting combo.
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Molten Potato Burger with Poppy Seeds Bun
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Molten Potato Burger with Poppy Seeds Bun
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Molten Potato Burger with Poppy Seeds Bun
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Molten Potato Burger with Poppy Seeds Bun
Then I tried the Grilled Cottage cheese steak with puy lentil pilaf. This did not appeal to my taste buds at all. A total Oh God NO!
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Paneer Steak and Puy Lentil Pilaf
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Paneer Steak and Puy Lentil Pilaf
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Paneer Steak and Puy Lentil Pilaf
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Paneer Steak and Puy Lentil Pilaf
For dessert I tried their brownie – this is probably one of the softest brownies I’ve eaten. So incredibly soft and fresh..And although it didn’t have any liquid or gooey chocolate kinda thing going on inside it didn’t feel dry at all. Exceptional.
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Brownie!
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Brownie!
So now you know why I had a mixed experience. But the stuff I loved would definitely make me want to go there again.
The ambience of this place is pretty ok – music, large screens, 2 huge sofa sittings for larger groups. I personally loved their outdoor seating – very cozy.
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Craft, Kurla

Craft

Craft – Review

I had seen a whole lot of stuff from this place on Instagram. So I really wanted to visit Craft and check out their food. However, I went here only after a full meal and ended up eating dessert. Keep reading if you want to know how it was!

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Flourless Chocolate Cake
Rating – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Tried this place out for some dessert. The place looks super pretty..Very nicely done sitting area outside and even inside the tables have a nice almost cabin like seating with the view of the mall.
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This review is only for the flourless chocolate cake that I tried here. It’s served warm and with some vanilla ice-cream. It is soft, with some chocolate ganache melting in your mouth..pretty dense..Yet very very delicious.
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Flourless Chocolate Cake
I’m definitely coming back here to try food and more desserts soon. Until then I absolutely totally recommend this.
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Flourless Chocolate Cake
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Flourless Chocolate Cake
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Flora, Worli

Flora – Review

Rating – ⭐⭐
I used to love Flora once upon a time. But this feeling has been quite hampered off late. Recently ordered some paneer chilly from here. It arrived quite soon. It was accompanied by some kimchi.
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The kimchi was good..perfect taste. The paneer chilly however was pathetic – seemed stale paneer as it was way too hard and chewy.
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Kimchi
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Paneer Chilly
I’ve decided to stick to other options for Chinese home delivery.
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Indizza – The Delivery Kitchen, Lower Parel

Indizza – The Delivery Kitchen – Review

Rating – ⭐⭐⭐ and half
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The Meal Box
I recently tried Indizza for a quick lunch via home delivery from Zomato. I tried their lunch meal – it came with steamed rice, dal makhni, paneer makhani, a roti and some Papad.
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Their paneer makhani was actually really good – consistency was great, paneer was soft. Only thing it was overly sweet. Almost sharbat!
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Paneer Makhani
The dal makhni had too much masala. I personally am not too fond of dishes with too much masala..especially garam masala kind of taste. So I didn’t care too much for this.
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Dal Makhani
Roti, steamed rice everything was pretty decent.
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Roti
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Steamed Rice
Try this place out for their lunch options..
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Star Anise, Linking Road, Bandra

I think I’m born with sweet teeth and not just a tooth! And when you’re a food blogger, then this sweet craving just keeps growing bigger and bigger. I recently visited Star Anise in Bandra and had a wonderful time! To look at all the yummies I ate, keep reading!

Some Dessert Porn at Star Anise!

Star Anise Review

Rating – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ and half
Star Anise has been on my wishlist for a while. When I visited this place the other day, I was simply spellbound! The sheer variety that I saw on display – pastries with all kinds of  chocolate, berries, Caramel, cream; Cupcakes, jams, tarts, puffs, rolls..I have lost count. And while I’m trying to recollect, I am drooling! And when you go here just please check out the pastries and the layers of different things that have been used in them. Just so tempting!
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Goan vegetarian puff
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Chocolate bomb (sous l’equateur)
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Let’s jump to what I tried – I started with the vegetarian quiche. Nice and warm..it had a whole lot of veggies including broccoli, sun dried tomatoes, carrots and also some cheese. Really enjoyed this.
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Next I tried the goan vegetable puff. Excellent..tasty filling. And they actually use butter which adds a lot more flavor, as opposed to margarine which a lot of other places do.
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Then came the sweet stuff! I started with the walnut tart. Soooooooooo many walnuts! And the outer part was just excellent – perfectly firm and soft. This didn’t feel chewy or anything.
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Then I tried the flourless chocolate cake. I was sold at flourless…but there were other things that totally made this exceptional. Warm melting chocolate…loads of cocoa powder and some raspberries inside that cake. All of this just made for such a great melt in the mouth feel. For anyone who loves that hint of raspberry with chocolate this is THE thing to try!
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Next I tried the bomb which is actually known as Sous L’equateur. And this truly is the bomb.com.!! A big round ball of all kinds of yummy things – chocolate, mousse, strawberries with a balsamic flavoring and what not. And some hot liquid chocolate ganache being poured on top of it. OMG – absolutely loved it!
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Then I tried the cupcake – I think it was the Caramel one. It had a Caramel filling. Personally didn’t care for this too much because I found it a bit dry.
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I’m going to be trying some jams, cookies and biscuits very soon and will be writing about that too. But in the meantime if you can then do check out this place. Chef Anees has truly taken dessert to the next level.
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My meal was complementary but that doesn’t affect my views.
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Masalabar, Carter Road

Masalabar – Review

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Rating – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ and half!

Fancy schmancy chill place – that’s Masalabar. Keep reading to know my experience here!

Carter road. Early evening. Sunset. Cocktails. Experimental food. You get the picture! My experience at Masalabar was pretty damn good.
Special mention for Chef Vilas and all the other staff – very friendly and helpful.
Recommend: 
Cocktails – Malabar Hill and sunset at carters 
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Malabar Hill Cocktail
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Sunset at Carter’s
Starters – chana chaat, charcoal pav bhaji, Tortilla chaat
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Chana Chaat
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Charcoal Pav Bhaji
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Tortilla Chaat
I started with a dish made of kabuli chana – it was crunchy and soft at the same time. Tempered with a whole lot of tasty masalas and curry leaves. It had loads of cruncy pine nuts that took this dish to another level. Served with some radish, kale leaves and chopped onion on top.
Next I had the charcoal pav bhaji. When I saw this dish, I definitely didn’t think that I would even remotely enjoy it. Basically they’ve used edible charcoal which gives it a deep grey color. I didn’t find it did much for the flavor. The bhaji was actually quite delicious..perfect flavor..perfect butter..awesome taste. But – special mention for their pavs..beautifully soft and fresh.
Next I had their barbecue Kathal Burger – I know right..Kathal..i.e. Jack fruit! I absolutely do not like jack fruit and only really tried this burger when the chef insisted. For Kathal, it was actually pretty tasty. The Kathal had a whole lot of spices, chaat masala and the barbecue sauce flavor was really good. But psychologically I couldn’t get myself to eat too much of Jack fruit! Again – special mention for their burger bun..soft and how! Ohh..And the chips that came with this were the real bomb. Amazing homestyle potato chips – thick and crunchy. Loved them and could totally eat a bowl of just those!
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Kathal Burger
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Home style chips
Then I tried their Tortilla chaat – basically Tortilla Papdis, mint mayo, sweet potatoes, imli chutney, pomegranate and sev..topped with some kale leaves. I absolutely loved this..it was a complete khatta meetha flavor and the Tortillas felt really different and nice.
Then I tried the litti chokha balls. These were topped with some brinjal pulp on top. I didn’t really care much about these.
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Litti Chokha Balls
I tried 3 different cocktails. All of their cocktails have some attachment to a popular area in Mumbai. The first was based on Chowpatty and was a coconut based cocktail with a very strong flavor of curry leaves. Honestly I don’t like coconut flavor too much..So this one was ok. The presentation was top notch – it came in something that looked like a vase…And was seated in a cage. Along with some chana jor garam for chakhna.
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Chowpatty Drink
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Chowpatty Drink
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Chowpatty Drink
Next I tried the Malabar Hill drink. This had a whole lot of chamomile and thyme infused with vodka. This was very very refreshing. Totally recommend.
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Malabar Hill Cocktail
And lastly there was a whiskey based cocktail. This was called sunset at carters and it was a beautiful pale yellow kind of color. Whiskey, rosemary and orange made for a great combination. I’m not really fond of whiskey but this one was really good. A bit strong though.
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Sunset at Carter’s
For dessert I had a weird huge tree placed on my table with some Baileys , chocolate and rabdi lollipops growing on it! I love chocolate and I love Baileys. But I don’t like rabdi so much. So honestly I didn’t care much about this.
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Baileys and Rabdi Lollipop
Overall I had a great time. This place too is an experience, like most of other Jiggs Kalra places.
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Masalabar
My meal was complementary but that doesn’t affect my views.
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Guilt Trip, Carter Road

Guilt Trip – Review

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Guilt Trip
Rating – ⭐⭐⭐⭐

If you know me, then you know how much I love cupcakes! Keep reading to know if this place fulfilled my cravings or not. 

I’ll just be honest – cupcakes are my weakness. I’ve tried so many different places and had so many ‘Oh Yeah’s’ and also quite a few Oh God No’s! This place is definitely an Oh yeah!
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Guilt Trip
Have tried their Oreo, Red Velvet, cookies and cream and so many different versions of chocolate – and all have been great. They do their dark chocolate one really well.
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The cake is fresh..Not too dry..neither too moist. The icing is delish. I quite like their mini cupcakes – literally pop in the mouth.
They also have pastries, macaroons and a lot of other things – but I’ve only tried their cupcakes. Recommend this place to quench your cupcake cravings.
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Theobroma, Linking Road, Bandra

Theobroma

Theobroma Review

Rating – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A place synonymous with great brownies, that’s how so many people place Theos. I love most of the desserts here. Keep reading if you want to know which one’s are my favorite.

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Brownies

I love theos! And this is going to be a pure rave about a dessert called After 9 – a chocolate and mint pastry at theos. It is exactly as per the description – inspired by the delicious after 8 chocolate. The pastry is absolutely yummy. If you love mint flavored chocolates and / or after 8 then you will simply love this pastry. The top almost feels like the after 8 strips and the cake part is yummy too. And the white center icing part which is on top is also fresh and kinda minty. Probably is my new favorite dessert. Highly highly recommend this.

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After 9 Pastry

 

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After 9 Pastry
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Gupta Chaat Centre, Matunga (E)

Gupta Chaat Centre –  Review

Gupta Chaat
Gupta Chaat
Rating – ⭐⭐⭐⭐

It was one of those off days when I didn’t feel like eating idli and dosa – yes, sometimes that happens to me! So I ate some nom nom from this place. Keep reading to know how it was!

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Papdi!
Instead of the regular south Indian available so widely in this area, I felt like trying some chaat and sandwich. So I found this place via Zomato and decided to give it a go.
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Sandwich coming up!
I have tried the veg toast sandwich here – like the typical mumbaiya sandwich – loads of butter, awesome chutney and piping hot.
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Yummy toast!
I have also tried their chaat – pani puri, sev puri and dahi batata puri. All were really good.
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Gupta Chaat
The place is clean, hygienic and has so much variety – right from pizza to gola..from chaat to sandwich..Try this out if you’re in the area.
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Gupta Chaat
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