We drove down to Mumbai on the way home from work this afternoon. The hunger pangs were severe and the traffic down to a crawl as usual at that time of the day.
And, since Mumbai Spices, located within a mall on the way seemed like a good option, we decided to stop by.
The vegetarian thali (platter) was, however, a disappointment – the paneer and potato curries as well as the yellow dal (lentil) did not pass muster and the barely a spoonful of raita (yogurt with onion) along with an apology for a coconut ‘barfi as dessert – all were found wanting. Add to it the large measure of rice and semi dried flat bread and you have a perfect concoction of a meal gone horribly wrong!
We should have known actually. Having tried, and given up on, this place a couple of years ago, we gave it another shot in the hope there would’ve been some improvement. But there wasn’t!
Yes, of course, we weren’t hungry as we left, leaving a substantial part behind on our plates.
These people advertise themselves as the ‘Spirit of Mumbai; Taste of India’ but neither was the spirit present nor was there any taste. All they do is to fill hungry tummies in a hurry – an ideal option for the lunchtime executives in a hurry to get back to their desks!
Some things don’t change – and this certainly will not!