Peninsula, Sion

Peninsula

Review – Peninsula

Rating – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
I recently visited Peninsula, Sion on a rainy weekday for lunch. My experience at Central Peninsula, which is also in Sion has been pretty good – their food is honestly pretty tasty. So I was expecting the same from this too. And yes, my expectations were fulfilled. Keep reading to know what I loved!
Recommend
Tomato soup 
Peninsula
Tomato Soup
Cottage cheese barbecue 
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Cottage Cheese Barbeque
Kurkuri kebab
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Kurkuri Kebab
Paneer makhani 
Peninsula
Paneer Makhani
Mexican rice 
Peninsula
Mexican Rice
Blue lagoon – mocktail 
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Blue Lagoon
Tomato Soup 
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Tomato Soup
Started with this. Tomato soup with some bread crumbs and that mandatory dollop of cream! Pretty tasty – like cream of tomato soup should be. Right texture, pure tomato taste. Not greasy. This is served with some bread on the side. Don’t miss the jeera breadsticks!
Cottage cheese barbecue 
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Cottage Cheese Barbeque
If you love Indian Chinese, you will love this. Spicy and sweet barbecue sauce with paneer and bits of garlic and capsicum. So tasty. Paneer chunks were soft and fresh too.
Kurkura kebab
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Kurkuri Kebab
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Chutney
Kebab with sev! Excellent filling. Served with a sweet and sour chutney.
Paneer makhani
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Paneer Makhani
Thick gravy with paneer chunks. Not overly sweet. Here too paneer was fresh. This is the chatpata gravy and not the thinner creamy makhani gravy. Pretty ok
Roti / Naan
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Naan
I tried their garlic naan and didn’t enjoy it very much. It was overly crispy for my liking.
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Roti
Rotis were nice.
Mexican rice 
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Mexican Rice
This was rice flavored with cilantro and what felt like pesto along with cheese and veggies. Veggies included all peppers, broccoli, capsicum, corn etc. Flavor of rice and cheese together was nice. And the veggies too were quite flavorful and not overly cooked.
Blue lagoon 
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Blue Lagoon
Tried this mocktail here – blue syrup and some fizz. Pretty refreshing. If you like fizzy drinks you will love it.
Cinderella 
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Cinderella
Another cocktail – this was a bit meh! Too much going on – peach and orange and some more fruit flavors. I didn’t quite care for this.
Sizzling Brownie and vanilla ice cream 
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Brownie was seemingly a bit hard.
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Sizzling Brownie with Vanilla Ice Cream
Peninsula
Sizzling Brownie with Vanilla Ice Cream
This is a place for great indian-chinese flavored starters. Try these here for sure!

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Amba Bhavan, Matunga

amba bhavan

Review – Amba bhavan

Rating – ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Amba bhavan

If you follow me, you know that matunga is my spot! Tried Amba Bhavan here for the first time and it only reinforces the fact that this area doesn’t have any place that serves mediocre food!
Amba bhavan
I tried their idlis, upma, dosa and masala milk.
Idlis – sofffffftt and how! Sambhar is ok but chutney is really good. A tad bit of spice makes it awesome.
Amba bhavan
Amba bhavan
Amba bhavan
Amba bhavan
Upma – light, fresh..
Amba bhavan
Amba bhavan
Dosa – more on the crisper side.
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Amba bhavan
Masala milk – good amount of pista in it but a little over sweet.
Amba bhavan
I know I will be coming back here. And so I recommend this to you too.
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Mani’s Lunch Home – Matunga East, Mumbai

Manis Lunch Home

Mani’s Lunch Home – Review

Those of you who know me well, must know my love for South Indian food. So here’s another place I have been loving off late – Mani’s Lunch Home. Read my full review!

Rating – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

Mani's Lunch Home
Mani’s Lunch Home
Mani’s is a gem. It’s a  tiny place with really great, fresh and tasty south indian fare.
Recommend:
Upma
Mani's Lunch Home
Upma
Mysore masala dosa
Mani's Lunch Home
Mysore Masala Dosa
Masala dosa
Mani's Lunch Home
Masala Dosa
I have tried the masala dosa, the mysore masala, the upma and the idli here and all are phenomenal. His sambhar is top notch!
Mani's Lunch Home
Sambhar
The dosas here are the perfect combination of crisp and melt in your mouth. They have that crunch and are sooooo tasty. The aloo in the masala dosa is quite different than regular masala dosa. Not too spicy, not overly dry. And almost mashed to a large extent.
Mani's Lunch Home
Masala Dosa
The mysore masala is the one with red chutney and filling inside. This is so famous and gets over pretty early.
The upma here is out of this world – very light..Not too much ghee going on. Has some tomato too. Served fresh and piping hot.
Mani's Lunch Home
Upma
The idlis are amazing too – soft, fluffy and don’t reek of soda!
Recommend this place for a quick, inexpensive south indian meal.
Mani's Lunch Home
Mani’s Lunch Home
Mani's Lunch Home
Mani’s Lunch Home
Mani's Lunch Home
Coconut Chutney
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Ayyappan Idli Store Review

Ayyappan Idli Store Review

Ayyappan Idli Store Review

Ayyappan Idli Store Review
Ayyappan Idli Store

Matunga is probably my most favorite place to eat – there are so many great options there. Here’s another one I love – Ayyappan Idli Store. Keep reading for the complete review.

Ayyappan Idli Store Review
Ayyappan Idli Store

Another great find in Matunga. I tell you – probably most of my favorite places will be here! This store is always crowded and I’m sure that’s because it’s a hot favorite in the area.

Ayyappan Idli Store Review
Ayyappan Idli Store

The whackiest dosa you can think of is what you should try here. I’ve played safe and tried only mysore masala but looking at everyone’s order around me, I was super tempted to order so many others. The dosa is served with sambhar, coconut chutney and a red chutney seemed to be full of tomato and garlic. So yummy! And the dosa is quite huge – definitely wasn’t my cup of tea to finish it all by myself.

Ayyappan Idli Store Review
Mysore Masala Dosa

On my wishlist is the Chinese dosa here.

Do try this place out and I’m sure you’ll find your favorite dosa here. Value for money guaranteed.

Ayyappan Idli Store Review
Mysore Masala Dosa
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