Are you so much in love with food that it feels like you are in an intimate relationship with it? Do you get these food cravings at anytime in the day? Does the idea of eating at your favorite restaurant feel orgasmic? Are you ready to explore uncharted paths to discover that special dish that will make you go “Yum!”?
If the answer to all the above is a Yes.Welcome you've reached the right place.
It’s been some time since I wrote. 6 months more like it! In between I got married, shifted to another town, got back to work and I am now dealing with the pl/reasures of marital bliss.
I have to admit, I had my apprehensions. Managing a chaos called the wedding, leaving my home, more importantly my bed, moving to a place called ‘khopat’ from a place called ‘colaba’, living in a different house and most of all living with a boy! A boy I had no doubts about loving but nevertheless a boy. I didn't think this would survive without any of us getting hurt. But I was wrong. Completely, thoroughly, perfectly, fully wrong!
This boy and his mom take care of me like no one else. From waking me up in the morning, to redefining their living as per my notions, to eating mushrooms (Mushrooms never entered the Vaidya household, they were thought to be by products of dog pee. Ridiculous I know.)
Marriage isn’t a nightmare after all, or am I making this statement too early? Nevertheless, am willing to take a chance. Learning to share your life with someone is the greatest gift or curse, depends on what you work towards making it.
So today, I officially get back to my promise of bringing to
you the yummy, the delicious and the most extra-ordinary food experiences.
My latest discovery is Hoppipola - Icelandic: jumping in
puddles. With outlets in Mumbai & Pune, Hoppipola is this quirky place that
has slate boards as tables and games to keep your brain occupied.
Blaring loud music greets you on entering and you can’t help
but notice the ‘Greek’ feel to this place with white washed walls and blue rims
The menu too, is pretty quirky with dishes named like
‘Lambada, Fishful thinking’. A lot of thought seems to have gone into designing
the idea behind this place.
Watermelon & Basil Mojito
We begin with the Watermelon & Basil Mojito –
quite a refreshing drink, but I would vote the one at Mamagoto is better
Aila Aioli Chicken Skewers
The Aila Aioli – Chicken skewers topped
with aioli was brilliant & succulent
Next was Harissian – I personally don’t
prefer Basa, find it quite tasteless but the this dish of fish skewers
generously rubbed with spices tasted beautiful
Fishful Thinking – the regular fish fingers
Chiseled Prawns – now this was a show stopper!
Prawns cooked in garlic and spices with beautiful tangy flavour. A must try
Lambada – soft lamb kebabs on pita. Again a must
On the whole, I really liked the place & its vibe
Muse Tip: Go there on the weekend with a group of
friends, enjoy the music and play some board games while you enjoy your drinks
& 138 A, Galleria Shopping Centre, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai