Indian cuisine,

Bombay Bungalow

3:47 PM UrbanModish 0 Comments

Bombay Bungalow, located at the Beach in JBR was formerly known as ‘House of curry’ and is now re-branded with a new name and menu for an elevated Indian cuisine experience. The menu offers some classic popular dishes, both veg n non-veg by retaining the unique Indian flavors.

The ambiance is mesmerizing. Let’s start with the fact that there is an actual real tree and a small fountain inside. The design is so cozy you just might want to stay there all day (we almost did).It has an old world charm and the intricate details, coupled with colored furniture, props, chandeliers, Mughal paintings etc. The Indian Mona lisa and the turban head dog caught my attention. There’s even a comfy swinging couch outside and it’s just perfect for lounging.

The staff is very warm and welcoming. As soon as we sat, we were offered water and the menu. The menu is pure nostalgia – certain dishes will transport you to the streets of Bombay, while others will open your eyes and taste buds to something new yet familiar.
From the coolers we opted for Weight of Gold and Under Fire.

Weight of Gold is a  refreshing and flavorful drink made from coconut water, Indian spices & passion fruit puree topped with passion fruit and shredded coconut. I loved the flavors  in the drink and went in for a second.

Underfire is a blend of sweet, sour and spicy topped with homemade ginger beer. It’s a thick mango puree based drink enhanced with saffron and a few strands of saffron.
We then moved on to the Raita tray, Guacamole Pani Puri, Corn and sprouted Moong dal and Kebab platter for starters.

The Raita tray was prepared in front of us customized with some choice ingredients and served with some crispy roasted papadum. It was the perfect start to our Indian feast.
We were then served Guacamole Pani Puri (Highlight of the evening). The popular chaat was given a Mexican twist. Pocket pastries are stuffed with avocado salsa and served with spiced herbed water. The puri’s were crispy and tasted oh so good. I loved the combination of avocado along with the crunchy puri and spiced water (Ahmazing).

We then moved on to Corn and sprouted moong chat (LOVED it). I personally love corn and sprouted moong dal, so a combination of the two was amazing. It’s a healthy mix of roasted corn kernels & sprouted moong served with sweet yoghurt, tamarind & mint chutney, served with Beetroot chips. It was delectable.

The Kebab platter was a feast to one’s eyes. It had Chef’s selection of four different kebabs and tikkas served with a variety of dips. We had Shrimp, fish, chicken, and mutton. I don’t have an extensive palate for mutton, however, the fish was so well marinated and cooked it just melted in your mouth. Shrimp was delectable and I could just keep eating it. Chicken was succulent and juicy and was just perfect. (Totally recommended).

We moved onto the mains and were spoilt for choice here as well. We settled for Burratta butter chicken, Poha crusted fish and gruyere pav bhaaji.

The Burrata Butter Chicken, prepared with fenugreek tomato gravy is a cheesy feast. A generous dollop of Italian burrata cheese is served semi-melted in this much-loved creamy sweet curry. It is one of their signature dishes, and rightly so.

Gruyere Paav Bhaji is an amazing twist to ‘pav bhaji’. It’s a cheesy, gluttonous mess that needs to be dipped into with chunks of pav and roasted baby potatoes (Yumm)

The Poha crusted Fish which is Sea Bass served with Lemon rice and Kerala curry. I was intrigued as to how lemon rice would taste with fish curry, and especially Kerala fish curry. I dipped into the gravy and was transported to my mum’s kitchen in Kerala. The tamarind and spicy coconut gravy was a treat to one’s palate. Combined with lemon rice and sea bass the combination was irresistible. It was perfectly spiced and delectable.

We were full, but couldn’t resist dessert. We had not one but two desserts. We had the Aam panna Gola or chuski if you are from Bombay. It was served in a bowl and was topped with dry mango cubes. Apart from brain freeze, the flavors exploded in one’s mouth, the tangy aam panna combined with frozen mango cubes and shaved ice is perfect for the summer. I LOVED it.

The second dessert was a chocolate cheese cake that hid the popular Gulab Jamun. I loved the presentation. Gulab jamun was tucked away in the chocolate cheesecake and was served with chocolate soil. It just melted away in your mouth and was the perfect way to end our long evening.

This has been the longest I have spent in a restaurant, almost 3-4 hours. The food was amazing, the ambiance was mesmerizing and the service impeccable. I’m positive this homegrown brand will fulfill all your cravings for quality Indian food.
The management and staff are very attentive to the needs of their customers. We were served by Sunil, and Sanjeev. They both ensured that we were comfortable throughout our time.

Location: The Beach, Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), Dubai
Cost: AED 300 for two

Reserve your table at: 045260981

I was invited to Bombay Bungalow and all views and images are © Urbanmodish, unless stated otherwise.

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