The Belgian Waffle Co., Carter Road

The Belgian Waffle Co.

Review – The Belgian Waffle Co.

Rating – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Belgian Waffle Co. is a cozy little place on Carter road. It was my first visit here and I wanted to have a nice warm chocolate filled waffle.
The Belgian Waffle Co.
I tried their chocolate overload waffle. It took about 10-15 minutes to get ready. But was totally worth the wait!
The Belgian Waffle Co.
Nutella, cocoa powder, powdered sugar and lots of chocolate, sandwiched between half a waffle. Delicious is an understatement!
The Belgian Waffle Co.
The waffle was dense yet not over done. And not chewy at all. So much chocolate in it obviously tasted spectacular! And I got some vanilla ice cream with it too.
The Belgian Waffle Co.
Absolutely recommend this. I can’t wait to go and have more!
The Belgian Waffle Co.
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China Express, Carter Road

China Express

Review – China Express!

Rating – ⭐⭐⭐⭐

China Express is all about a good wok, with loads of fresh veggies and some great selection of sauces to add in. Check out this video to get an idea!

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China Express

 

Recently tried out China Express on a crazy rainy noon! It has a window like area where one can stand and eat and view everything outside! And it also has a couple of tables and chairs outside.
China Express
I tried their wok – mixed way too many sauces. Basically the person who was making my wok gave me a mix of hunan, Schezwan initially and then asked me to taste some. I found it slightly dry so he added some butter garlic sauce to it. And then it was alright.
China Express
China Express
China Express
Before this, he handed me a bowl to choose the veggies I would like added – and there was all kinds of peppers, spinach, tomatoes, carrots, corn, cabbages etc. And you can choose any number of veggies you like.
China Express
The wok tasted great – wasn’t over spicy or oily. I like that they explicitly mention that they don’t use aginomoto and cook in olive oil.
China Express
I also tried their spring rolls – they took a while to come because they were made on the spot. The outer covering was a tad bit thick but the veggies inside were delicious.
China Express
Recommend this place if you’re around for a quick bite.
China Express
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Masalabar, Carter Road

Masalabar

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 
Masalabar
Malabar Hill Cocktail
Masalabar
Sunset at Carter’s
Starters – chana chaat, charcoal pav bhaji, Tortilla chaat
Masalabar
Chana Chaat
Masalabar
Charcoal Pav Bhaji
Masalabar
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!
Masalabar
Kathal Burger
Masalabar
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.
Masalabar
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.
Masalabar
Chowpatty Drink
Masalabar
Chowpatty Drink
Masalabar
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.
Masalabar
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.
Masalabar
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.
Masalabar
Baileys and Rabdi Lollipop
Overall I had a great time. This place too is an experience, like most of other Jiggs Kalra places.
Masalabar
Masalabar
My meal was complementary but that doesn’t affect my views.
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Emprino Review

Emprino Review

Emprino Review

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Carter road has that one lane which is so buzzing – all you can see is food. Right from Shawarmas to Dosa to Chinese. And so I tried out this one hyped place called Emprino. To know about my experience, keep reading.

Emprino Review
Emprino
Finally visited this place which has been recommended to me by quite a few foodies. Emprino is on ‘the’ food street at Carter road. I came here for a late dinner and was quite happy with my meal.
Recommend:
Vegetarian Fried Wonton
Vegetarian Dimsums
Hakka sauce and wheat flat noodles
Emprino Review
Dimsums
Emprino Review
Fried Wontons
Emprino Review
Flat noodles made of wheat in Hakka Sauce
I wanted to order their wok and so I was asked to taste the sauces before I can select one for my wok – loved this whole try before you buy thing. I went for the hakka sauce – it was slightly fiery. That combined with flat wheat noodles and so many veggies like zucchini, peppers, broccoli. I quite liked it.
Emprino Review
Sauces for the wok
I also tried their fried wonton. Phenomenal is an understatement! Although they were slightly over crispy, I loved them. Amazing veggie filling inside.
And I tried the dimsums – the basic simple vegetarian ones. These too were exceptional. The outer covering was soft and not chewy at all unlike a whole lot of places. The inner filling didn’t feel kachha too.
Emprino Review
My favorite items
Also tried paneer pieces in a slightly sweet kinda sauce. And there were some carrot noodles along with the Paneer – carrot looking like noodles! I didn’t care much for this to be honest.
Emprino Review
Paneer and carrot noodles
Emprino Review
Paneer and carrot noodles

I found this place to be extremely value for money. Definitely coming back for more appetizers!

Emprino Review
The ambience
Emprino Review
Trying out sauces
Emprino Review
Yummy dip
Emprino Review
The wok
Emprino Review
Paneer and carrot noodles
Emprino Review
Paneer and carrot noodles
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