Well pictures don’t always tell a story.
What you won’t realise is that this fairly tasty mochar (banana flowers) chop had a strand of hair in it.
Replaced immediately by the staff when I pointed it out. The chop not the hair.
That while the luchis were good and the daal fragrant with ghee, the latter was under-salted.
That the lack of salt in the chholar daal was unfortunately compensated by the excess of salt in the alur dom.
And no, alur dom shouldn’t have koraishuti. Or peas for the uninitiated.
And that the tomato khejur and aamshoktor chaatni had only tomatoes. Worse still. Was served ice cold. Seemed wrong.
I checked on twitter. It was. *
And then there was the malpua…heated so much in the micro that it was shrouded in steam when the waiter got it to our table … and promptly disintegrated while serving. I didn’t even bother photographing it.
Pity had to happen on a day when I finally took my friend, who became a proud father just two days back, for a long promised Bengali vegetarian meal.
I must have had at least five great meals at Bijoli Grill Powai if not more. I am sure that this was a rare bad day.
I hope so.
* Twitter outrage against cold chaatni
Should Bong tomato chutneys be served cold in restaurants? Like fridge cold?
@Finelychopped chaatney ! Should be room temperature na?
@Finelychopped never. Slightly chilled is ok. Never in extremes, hot or cold.
@Finelychopped Na Dada gorom gorom better lage !! Mone hoy :-) @Finelychopped noooooooo! oshombhob!! @Finelychopped Nope. I used to serve it at room temp though, not warm. Although I was told Oh Cal serves it chilled.