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Mumbai - part 4

Food

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I'm currently lying in a hotel room in Thrissur where I will be presenting at a conference on teaching EFL (English as a foreign language) tomorrow...my life gets more surreal by the minute! I thought I'd take the opportunity to write my final post about Mumbai and write about one of my favourite subjects - food.

I have to admit that, sad as it sounds, I've had very little appetite lately - two bouts of Delhi belly and I'm a little hesitant about what I eat. However, Mumbai has a fantastic selection of restaurants and street food and what I didn't eat I photographed. First day I succombed to a little home comfort in the shape of ratatouille, potato dauphinoise and garlic mushrooms - tres bon. The next day I had a walking tour and my guide bought me these nice dosa filling style potato cakes for breakfast and she advised me to have a Pav Bhaji as a traditional North Indian lunch. I did and it was delicious - I think it was a tomato and lentil dahl with coriander and an onion side with bread slightly fried in ghee to mop it up. For dinner I headed to the world famous Leopolds (read Shantaram or see Johnny Depp's movie out soonish) for a chicken kebab. More about the atmosphere and beer then the food but it filled a hole. The street food looked incredible - these fish were being served about 3pm for a late lunch with curried eggs and rice - sadly my stomach was being a wimp but they smelt tasty!

Posted by carlala 19:27

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Ahhh *jealous* ! Those dosa look totally delicious, we must go for indian food when you get back, this is all making me very hungry...

Love the flower in the spoon. Its all about the details you know :)

by IrvWashington

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