This is a review of Parsi food at the cafe
In a nutshell:
We ate one of the best Parsi food in mumbai at this most unexpected place after going there on a recommendation by a Parsi friend.
Address & other details: Café at THE NCPA
Meal for 2: 1000 onwards
Cuisine type : vegetarian & nonvegetarian
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I rate all the food items & then give a final overall rating which is a simple average of the individual item ratings. What the ratings stand for: 5 = Excellent, 4 = Very Good, 3 = Good, 2 = Fair, 1 = Disaster.
Short description – in case u r in a hurry:
We got to know of this place from a Parsi friend who said this was one of his favourite Parsi food joints.
The cafe is a regular cafe serving different cuisines. We decided to stick to Parsi food but our server talked is into ordering Moroccan fish.
The cafe is open air and it is great to sit here in the evenings. The tables have cover on top for sun as well as drizzle. A huge cover is there on the top for full fledged rains I guess.
The service is good in general.
Menu card had just the mention of the dishes and no description. Not easy for first timers.
Super Loved the Parsi food here.
Detailed description – in case u hv the time to njoy reading:
Lemongrass iced tea – a lot of froth on top. Pronounced flavours of both tea liquor and lemongrass.
The astringent feel of tea was also present. The drink was subtle yet made an impression. Rate it 4.5/5
Moroccan fish sea bass was soft and flaky but could have been juicier. The marinade was not on your face like say an Indian tikka but stood its ground. It was mildly sweet.
There were many independent elements that were nice in the fish but overall it was short of being brilliant. I wud surely rate it better than good 3.5/5.
Patra ni macchi was one of the best I have had in months. The flavours of the fish and the intensity of the green paste were optimum.
The fish was flaky, juicy within and nice to taste. The green paste was outstanding. Overall it was a great dish. Rate it 4.75/5
Salli MA boti was again excellent. The meat curry was intense, robust and YUMM. The Salli (deep fried potato matchsticks) was super crisp and good.
The meat was very soft and tasty. Super loved it. Rate it 4.75/5
Mutton ressa par edu (egg) was pulled mutton topped with eggs sunny side up (cooked that way).
The mutton was again very good, tasty and flavourful. Overall dish was excellent. Rate it 4.5/5
Filo Mille feville with assorted berries was again a revelation. This was super thin layers of filo layered with cream and berries. Awesome is an understatement.
The berries retained their intrinsic sourness and that played well with the sweetness imparted during cooking. Rate it 4.75/5
Overall rating of food at cafe @ NCPA averages out to 4.5/5
Wud surely revisit to try the other Parsi dishes