IMBISS-The Meating joint

IMBISS is a tiny little German restaurant and has cozy interiors of exposed red brick walls. Every foodie that I seem to meet nowadays is talking about it and why not? It’s an ultimate  haven for meat lovers! You get everything from Quail eggs to Spare ribs here and all at super affordable prices. The downside however is that, they have only one dish on the menu for vegetarians i.e- The Eggplant Schnitzel.

IMBISS : The exteriors

IMBISS : The exteriors

My boyfriend introduced me to this place and today was the first day we actually went there (though we have home delivered food from there earlier). Since we were pretty famished, we ordered ‘Baby back spare ribs’, a ‘Sausage platter’, ‘Bavarian Ham and Cheese Sandwich’, a ‘Hamburger with extra cheese’ and a side order of fried Ducks eggs for lunch.

Baby Back Spare Ribs- Rs.385

Baby Back Spare Ribs- Rs.385

The ribs were tender and juicy, barbecued to perfection and glazed with smoked BBQ sauce. It also came with a helping of fresh garden salad. Personally, I preferred picking off only the meat off the ribs as I’m not very fond of the cartilage that comes along with it, but my boyfriend loved it and finished off the entire thing to the bone. 😛

chicken sausages

Chicken Sausages (Part of the sausage platter)

pork sausages

Pork Sausages-part of the Sausage platter

The sausage platter on the other hand had 6 sausages in all; 3 chicken and 3 pork along with a generous serving of French fries. The chicken sausages were my favorite as they were really well done and brilliantly flavored. The pork on the other hand was just about okay. At 180 bucks, this dish is definitely worth a try.

Bavarian Ham and Cheese Sandwich-Rs.155

Bavarian Ham and Cheese Sandwich-Rs.155

The ‘Bavarian Ham & Cheese’ sandwich was glorious.  Priced at Rs.155, it consisted of shredded bacon served on toasted bread covered with heavenly cheese. It also came along with a dip of brown stock which had little to no taste whatsoever.

Beef Hamburger with extra Cheese- Rs.120

Beef Hamburger with extra Cheese- Rs.120

Hamburgers at IMBISS just can’t go wrong. It consisted of a minced meat patty with cheddar cheese, sauteed onions, lettuce and a cherry tomato on top. It also came along with a generous helping of french fries and tomato ketchup. Juicy, succulent and absolutely mind blowing. A must-try!

Fried Duck Egg- Rs.30

Fried Duck Egg- Rs.30

I ordered the Fried Duck egg just out of curiosity as I’d never tasted it before. Priced at Rs.30, the egg was a sunny side up garnished with pepper, chilli flakes, coriander and onion rings.  The onion rings gave it a wonderful flavor. But overall, the egg wasn’t to my liking as it was way too runny!

Glinter : An orange flavored aerated drink

Glinter : An orange flavored aerated drink

We washed our entire meal down with ‘Glinter’, this amazing Orange flavored aerated soft drink which comes in this cute little can. I just had to take a pic of this. Cute, isn’t  it? It also comes in Kiwi and Peach flavors.

On my next visit, I’m going to try the Pork and Eggplant schnitzels, hopefully with a side order of pickled Quail eggs. Till then, ciao!

 Address: 14, Ben O Lil Haven, Waroda Road, Off Hill Road, Bandra West, Mumbai

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Kepsa at Afzal’s

By default, Friday nights have to be be spent with office friends. It’s somehow become a standard norm by now. Anyway, for the past few Fridays, the word ‘Kepsa’ has been thrown around way too often by a bunch of my office friends.

Well, I’ve never heard this name before and it fascinated me so, thought I’d give it a try. I was warned to order only for a half plate if I was going with a group of 3 people as the quantity would be too much for 2 to finish.

So I went along with 3 of my friends to Afzal’s (this place situated in Love lane, Byculla) It’s not a very posh place, but decent enough. [On customer’s requests, they have now opened up a family room too :)] Anyway, we ordered for a half plate of Chicken Kepsa and I kid you not, I thought the waiter got us the wrong order when it arrived.  I kept asking him if this was the full plate which he must have mistakenly given us. To my surprise, it wasn’t. It was the correct order. :O

Kepsa

Chicken Kepsa

Kepsa [Picture credit: Ankita Parab]

Chicken Kepsa [Picture credit: Ankita Parab]

It consists of a combination of Chinese and Indian food i.e- a mixture of Chinese fried rice along with tandoori chicken and a little Indian gravy. The rice is served in one huge stainless steel thali  and is surrounded by vegetables. It also comprises of 2 boiled eggs which gives the overall dish a wonderful flavor. Although the combination sounds pretty weird, it tastes far from weird.
The best part is, it  is served in the traditional Muslim style where everyone has to eat from one plate. I personally really liked the concept.

Kepsa- Picture Credit: Ankita Parab

Chicken Kepsa- Picture Credit: Ankita Parab

By the end of it, all I can say is there wasn’t a single grain of rice left on our plate. I’d definitely recommend this place to all my readers as I think this dish is worth a try. It has quality served with quantity, both at an amazing price of 200.

Address: 9/A, Shop No 36/37, Tulsi Wadi, Opp SAI Niketan Building, Shivdas Champsi Marg, Mazgaon, Mumbai 

Happiness at Cafe Zoe!

A few months ago, I had gone to meet a friend near Phoneix and she suggested that we go to Cafe Zoe for a quick bite after shopping. I was skeptical at first, coz I thought that it would be really expensive but we headed there anyways. Let me tell you, I was in for something fabulous!

The Cafe is neatly tucked away in the hustle bustle of  Blue Frog.  As soon as we entered, I was literally blown away by the ambiance. It had a very warm, cozy and homely feel to it, not to forget elegant and creative as well.  The random bicycles placed here and there, the exposed brick walls, the picture frames, the pipes on the ceiling, a wall adorned with cook books and an English bar  made me feel like I was in England.

A bar with an English feel

A bar with an English feel

The Dessert counter

The Dessert counter

We ordered for  ‘Mac and Cheese’ and ‘Buffalo wings’ along with ‘French Fries’ and ‘Beers’. Let me tell you, not only did it look good, it tasted awesome. The quantity was good and the “Mac & Cheese’ was filled with this delicious gooey rich cheese with made it impossible for a person to finish the dish single handedly.

Mac & Cheese

My personal favorite however was the ‘Buffalo wings’. It was perfectly spiced and the meat was lean and tender. Coming to think of it, I wish I would have ordered another plate of it.  But anyway, I can always go back (and I definitely will).

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Buffalo Wings

We ended up paying 700 bucks per head and all in all I think it was worth every penny.

 

           Address: Todi Mathuradas Mill Compound  126, N M Joshi Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai