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Mumbai: Persian ‘Gulp’!

..By:Aditya Neela Dilip Nimkar



My passion for two things is known to all, travelling and food. In fact, I am of the opinion that food is a journey in itself. There are several ingredients which travel from various corners of the world and mix with each other, become tastiest cuisine and get themselves served in your platter. For many among us, travelling is indulging in local delicacies. Surprisingly, not every land which has been a producer of a certain food item is best known for it’s preparation. A particular food item which has been a specialty of a particular country actually tastes better in some other corners of the world. Apart from noodles no food of Mainland China is popular worldwide, but if you travel to India, you will find Chinese food has become an integral part of Indian street food culture. But let me warn you, the Chinese food you eat at Indian streets has no Mandarin connection. It is collaborated with Indian spices and becomes a totally new dish. Chinese Bhel is popular dish in India, which is an Indian version of Indian food item ‘Bhel’ with help of Chinese ingredients. Well, if you are travelling to Mumbai ever, you should definitely visit Irani cafes.