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!
Cottage cheese barbecue
Blue lagoon – mocktail
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
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.
Kebab with sev! Excellent filling. Served with a sweet and sour chutney.
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
I tried their garlic naan and didn’t enjoy it very much. It was overly crispy for my liking.
Rotis were nice.
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.
Tried this mocktail here – blue syrup and some fizz. Pretty refreshing. If you like fizzy drinks you will love it.
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.
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 is a gem. It’s a tiny place with really great, fresh and tasty south indian fare.
Mysore 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!
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.
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.
The idlis are amazing too – soft, fluffy and don’t reek of soda!
Recommend this place for a quick, inexpensive south indian meal.
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.
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.
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.
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.