Ice-Screaming Madness!!

When work gets you busy, and this blog takes a back-seat..isn’t it wonderful to have a fellow writer and foodie as a husband to keep the posts going 🙂 Here is our second guest blog..Kartik Bajoria’s review of Dinshaw’s Xpress Cafe in Mumbai.

 

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My wife (the high-priestess of F&B, the purveyor of good taste, culinary & otherwise) Anuja has been hogging the limelight at BPG. Being a typical self-obsessed Leo, a self-confessed food-addict, and self-appointed expert on…everything; it was time I wrote a guest thing here.. What better to start with than one of life’s most desirable, and at the same time, egalitarian, uniting delights.. Ice Cream. Its one of many loves Anuja & I share. Not being particularly fond of mass-produced frozen desserts, we would frequent the many cottage-sized ice cream shops that we’re fortunate to have in our midst (Sancha-Versova, Rustomji-Marine Drive etc), in Mumbai. But then a friend of our’s from the media-circles, in a dramatic soap-style snap-zoom move, decided to switch from Producer to Restaurateur – and we were blessed with Dinshaw’s Express. Hallelujah!!

Dinshaws has always been around. Its one of those old time Parsi names. Great quality, no compromise. But a bit fuddy-duddy. Not too popular. A bit, staid.. However, for the those familiar with Dinshaws, I can tell you this.. Erase any & every memory-remnant you have of the Dinshaws of yore – for in its place strategically adjacent to the Naturals in Vesrova, is the small, but spanking new (and much improved), Dinshaws Express. Why express, that’s unclear, and I haven’t asked Ice-Cream-Fiend Akshay Kumar (yes, our friend is called AK) the genius-behind-Dinshaws Express. I suppose its all in a bid to go-yo (yes yes, I mean compete with the hip yogurty joints).. But none of that matters..

Why? Because the only truth is this. Dinshwas express has THE BEST SUNDAES in the biz…period..

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Some fellow I believe was roped in from some fancy-5-star to design & develop the now truly layered (read Flavor, Texture, and Multiple-Orgasms) Sundaes using fresh brownies, fruits and the entire range of already delish Dinshaws ice-creams. Creamy, mouthwatering, fresh, quality treats. There’s one for each palette – fruity, spicy, chocolaty, minty, or all combined. And each one is a meal in itself.. more importantly, a parallel universe of Utopian pleasure..

Oh ya, and they have sundry savory cafe-type items too. Though in tiny portions, these too, are surprisingly good. All veg; one can have a genuinely authentic Fusilli Aglio Olio, a slightly sweet-but-yum Margherita thin crust pizza..

  Its a charming little place.. The prices don’t make you feel like your savings were wiped out due to an unforeseen recession..And the icing on the ice-cream, the service.. Take the recommendations (that make sense as against rattling off the entire menu) and diet BEFORE going there. If it were I, I’d make a meal, just out of the Sundaes!!

Dinshaws MAt

 

3, Canvera, J.P Road, Versova, Andheri West, Mumbai

Call on

+91 9820636865, +91 9323737337

 

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