Comfort Food And Where To Find It In Mumbai | MF Guide
Mumbaikars aren’t lucky enough to enjoy much sweater-weather, but a slight drop in the temperature (24 degrees?) and we’re all craving delicious chicken soup, or a creamy cup of hot chocolate that we can hold against our cheeks and enjoy the thought of “winter”. Guess what? We feel you.
While comfort food means different things to different people, we all have constants. So, here’s what you must relish in the city when the weather outside goes faintly below 25 degrees.
They say chicken soup is for the soul and is often the first thing you eat to resist a cold. A meal in itself, we know exactly where you can find both thick and clear chicken soup in the city.
Where: Smoke House Deli, Gaylord, Salt Water Cafe, The Homemade Cafe
This crisp delight may be a great dessert but it also turns out to be a warm and creamy indulgence on a chilly winter evening. Top it up with a seasonal fruit like strawberry, some quintessential chocolate syrup, little bit of whipped cream and you’re all set for a dopamine explosion!
Where: Tea Villa Cafe, The Belgian Waffle Co., Chantilly, Food For Thought
If you’re a fan of dough wrapped around delicious filling, dumplings or momos are definitely your comfort food. Hailing from China and Tibet, these steamed wonders were quick to enter every Indian’s favourite appetiser list and are now readily available around the city.
Nothing feels cozier in winter like a warm cuppa of hot chocolate with glazed marshmallows on the side. Hot chocolate works exactly like a hug to your palate, if you agree you’ve got to the try the following spots in Mumbai.
This East Asian spicy and thick noodle soup is a wholesome meal in itself. Its base flavour is usually coconut milk twhich gives it a rich creamy texture and wins it a spot on our comfort food list. It’s easy to find laksa in the city because Mumbai is thriving with restaurants that offer East Asian cuisine.
Where: Pa Pa Ya, Keiba, The Fatty Bao, Shizusan Shophouse & Bar
Pancakes are usually consumed as breakfast and we beg to differ. The fluffy batter that turns into tender discs of decadent marvel should not be plainly restricted to just one meal of the day. Below are our favourite spots in Mumbai where they serve pancakes all day every day.
Thukpa is a lighter version of laksa that is from Tibet, and consists of clear broth and noodles with vegetables or any protein. It’s rare to find thukpa around the city so if you haven’t tried this dish already, we recommend you do.
Our city breathes through a quick sip or two of warm cutting chai at least thrice a day even when it’s 40 degrees, so when the temperature drops, our love for cutting chai knows no bounds. Find the perfect cutting chai fix below.
As the name suggests, kahwa is a traditional green tea from Kashmir infused with almonds, whole spices and saffron. This delicious concoction has many health and skin benefits and is often consumed after a heavy meal to help digestion. The aroma of this kahwa is enough to overwhelm your senses, making it a perfect winter drink.
Where: Taftoon Bar & Kitchen, Taj Mahal Tea House, Fable, The Rolling Pin
Enjoy the Mumbai winters while they last and hit us up with your comfort food recommendations on firstname.lastname@example.org !!