Thursday, 13 October 2011

Sit in a rickshaw or dine in a Kashmiri shikara -

With a dash of Bollywood kitsch, this funky restaurant creates a modern setting, while retaining the authentic road-side dhaba appeal. Vintage movie posters of cult films like Deewar and Mughal-e-Azam, and a patchwork of kites and glass bangles adorn the walls, while old lanterns, irons, charpoys and a funky cut-out of actor Salman Khan define the decor. Firangi Dhaba's semi-al fresco seating area with colorful mosaic flooring is particularly special as it comes with a variety of unique seating options. You can take your pick from low-lying shamiana seats, an old sewing machine, hand-driven carts or rickshaws that double up as one-of-a-kind tables. The cuisine is a fusion of authentic 'dhabe da khana' (authentic Punjabi dhaba fare) and other North Indian options. 

Its USP however lies in the dholwala that plays the dhol drum every half hour, urging people to get on their toes and break into a dance.

Must try:
Murg-dil-e-bahar tandoori chicken cooked in raw mango gravy, Rs 178, sabzi-diwane-khas, which is a dish of vegetables cooked in a special in-house sauce, Rs 148 and lassi (Rs 49) milk served traditionally in a tall brass tumbler.

Firangi Dhaba, 9 Remi Bizcourt, Veera Desai Road, Behind Fun Republic, Andheri (West), Mumbai 400053; tel. +91 (0)22 2674 3232/2674 4444. 12-3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.–12:30 a.m. Meal for 2: Rs 500-1,000

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