Cringing, craving, bingeing, braving... you always have an opinion on what's hot and what's not in your city and we just love to hear it. Besides, there's no better place to satiate that itch to bitch!
Discovering new eating joints is great fun. But Yazdani is around from some 100 years ! After shopping and checking with some websites, landed there around 5.30 and the staff was already checking out the ladi pav and brun. They run out of stuff pretty fast, town being a commercial area and have a mixed clientele comprising of stock brokers and lawyers etc.
Ordered the brun maska and it was heavenly, size of a quarter plate and with Amul butter , You need to have luck on you side to get it !
Mushroom pie is ok, regular tea not as per my taste.Apple pie heavily loaded... read more
Drive down from Chembur on a Saturday morning (The Eastern Freeway now makes it much easier), park near Horniman Circle and meander into the side lanes of Fort to be greeted by the Pagoda roof like entrance of Yazdani. Say hi to the genial old owner, smile at the waiter in a bush shirt and order the brun maska and chai. Midway through the meal order one more brun and one more chai. That is a ritual for many years and one that will be hard to change. On the way back pick up some of their khari's and a little known secret, the pizza bread (all available very very cheap). No kheema, no eggs, this... read more
The little hole in the wall joint serves up delicious bun maska, mawa cakes and khari biscuits with chai. Their apple pie is a large, warm, enclosed puff with raisins and spice and molten apple. Not authentic, but so delicious... They also make an interesting mushroom puff, as well as delicious dark brown ginger biscuits, and oat and raisin drops that you can parcel for your evening chai. I love their multigrain loaf, as well as the foccacia bread, drizzled with olive and herb, the softest bread I've ever eaten. The food is very cheap (the biscuits and breads are a bit more pricey) and do carry... read more
So for someone like me who grew up reading Enid Blyton books where the kids were forever relishing their apple pie during tea time...I grew to crave it. But the 5-6 times that I tried an Apple pie at different bakeries across the length & breadth of india, including Bombay-I was utterly disappointed. Actually, disappointed would be a understatement.
I started hating the Apple pie & couldn't understand what the fuss was all about.
Till I decided to give the apple pie 1 last shot at Yazdani since they didnt have their golden sponge cake that day.
My god! I literally ate up my words... read more