The Flavours of Bandra!

When I was an intern at the BBC, it was an intensely challenging experience. For us, it was a whole new experience- to force ourselves¬†to see things differently. One day, we had to sit with a huge stack of newspapers between us. Around lunch time, I glanced over at my friend B who was just looking at me. Her eyes were glazed over and I shook my head and sighed. “Lets just go get some lunch” I suggested. We left and found ourselves wandering through Linking road. When the famous Theobroma patisserie was closed, we found ourselves at a little restaurant that was no bigger than a 2 BHK apartment.

We ordered Mexican Quesadillas, a pizza and Spinach pasta.

It was the first time I had tasted Quesadillas and I must admit, it was slightly average. I have no actual complaints where the taste was concerned, but the chapati or whatever was a bit stiff. Salsa filling very “Indian” in how it tasted. In fact, it vaguely reminded me of the taste of chaat and chutney. Just, a lot less intense.

Quesadillas

Quesadillas

The pizza was undoubtedly among the most heavenly pizza I’d had in a while! The crust was soft and the toppings and cheese blended together so perfectly to create a melt in the mouth combination.

Best. Pizza. Ever.

Best. Pizza. Ever.

The pasta was the only real disappointment through the entire course of this meal. The quantity was negotiable, but the taste was below average. There was paneer in the goddamn pasta. I mean who does that. ¬†“I’ve heard of people adding cheese to pasta, not paneer” I said to B, making a face.

“Technically, cottage cheese is a type of cheese” remarked B with a somber expression as I burst out laughing.

Paneer Pasta. Ew.

Paneer Pasta. Ew.

It was a hot day that demanded a refreshing beverage, so we ordered a fresh lime soda that was mixed. it was supposed to taste sweet and salty. It just ended up tasting really really odd.

That lunch ended up costing us Rs. 790, which is not a lot considering the amount of food we’d eaten, but a slight disappointment considering the fact that the taste of two out of three items was not up to the mark.

Overall restaurant rating- 4.8/10

I liked it, but probably not enough to go back there. Oh well, maybe we’ll just eat a sandwich next time.

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