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Dine like a maharaja in Mumbai

26/04/2018

Visit Mumbai and you’ll find tempting treats around every corner. From sizzling local street food, snapped up by suited professionals on lunch breaks, to high-dining haute cuisine enjoyed by the likes of Bollywood’s biggest stars - you’re never too far from a mouth-watering menu.

Buildings in Mumbai

Beautiful architecture in Mumbai

Sizzling street food

Meander through the markets of Mumbai and you can’t help but be attracted to the authentic aromas emanating from the brightly coloured food stalls. Street food is at the heart of Mumbai’s culinary culture, known locally as chaat - from the Hindi word chaatna meaning "to lick" - an apt description considering these snacks will indeed leave you licking your fingers! Keep a nose out for these mighty morsels:

 

Bhel Puri 

A puffed rice salad with a combination of sev (chickpea flour), tomato, onion and sweet-sour-spicy chutney; light enough that locals eat it at any time of the day, but the fresh ingredients are particularly delicious on a humid afternoon.

 

Raghda Patic

The ideal snack for when you’re on the go - perfectly-portable patties, fried, but soft on the inside - made with white peas, boiled mashed potatoes, onions, tomatoes and spices.

 

Chutney sandwich

A Mumbai twist on a traditional toasted sandwich - filled full with fresh ingredients such as cucumber, tomato, boiled potato and crumbled cottage cheese, and served with a hearty smear of tangy green chutney.

 

 

Sensational seafood

As an island metropolis with an Arabian Sea shoreline you can expect many a sumptuous seafood meal. With influences and flavours from Bangladesh to beachy Goa. Devour crab curries, the freshest king prawn madras and banana wrapped basa. Looking for a trendy venue? Try Bastian, with top chefs Kelvin Cheung and Boo Kwan King at the helm. Their artful Asian-inspired creations including Lobster Thermador, Macau style with coconut cream and parmesan, and gluten-free Snapper Carpaccio with chilli, ginger and ponzu sauce.  

 

 

Heritage high tea

Tea is India’s most popular drink, and the ritual of drinking chai is part of the fabric of daily life for all - it’s no surprise as India is home to over 10,000 tea estates! Grab a tea from a roadside chai wallah, or if you want to dedicate some more time, and truly savour the flavours why not enjoy high tea at the Sea Lounge, The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. This five-star heritage hotel first opened in 1903, opulently designed with Moorish, Asian, Renaissance and Rajput styles. Today you can soak up the unbeatable views of the Arabian Sea and nearby iconic landmark The Gateway of India, whilst delicately devouring a scone or two!

 

 

Delectable drinks

Once you’ve worked up a thirst wandering around this vibrant metropolis, you’ll be set for a treat with an array of options available for an aperitif. For a rather special sunset tipple visit the luxurious, open-air rooftop bar Aer Bar Mumbai, situated on the 34th floor of the Four Seasons Hotel - spectacular city skyline and sea views await.

 

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