Saturday, May 23, 2009

Tezz: an alternative to Falafel

At In Orbit food court ( I prefer this to the PVR one, though finding a place to sit during peak hour can be the very hell for a `gentle' yoga teacher) we discovered happily that there was an alternative to Falafel (the Lebanese food chain in the city). While the staff, new to the chaos and lack of Q-etiquette amongs us Indians and Mumbaikars in particular) were a bit slow, the menu sort of made up for it. It offers non-veg, which though I do not myself eat, is still good for those who believe in Lebanese food being what it is -- the kebab speciality...
The shawarma meat loaf hanging reminded me of Germany where the only Indian type of food could be got at the small Lebanese or Pakistani joints...
The hummus also had a gritty, grainy flavor, different from the one I often pack up from Falafel. I liked the one here too...Here is a list of items available at Tezz: onion rings, veg-chicken shawarma, seafood kebabs, moutabal or hummus, flafel... For some reason there was also a lot of Mexican food available -- nachos of various hues and flavors.
They have not given a phone number on their pamphlet, so I don't think they will deliver on demand. That keeps them one step behind Falafel, which delivers all over the city...
Happy eating:)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

i am looking for a place where i can find good handloom stuffs........ textiles and also few handicrafts stuff.... preferably a govt affiliated.you seem to know mumbai n its surrounding so well can you help?

Shameem Akthar said...

hi depends on which part of Mumbai u are?
In the suburbs you go to Fab India (if you are from Delhi, you don't want that:) else also khadi (for their numbers and local addresses call 2 88888888). There is a fair happening in Bandra reclamation grounds -- it was on last sunday def. U have to check that out though -- it is the Pragati crafts fair -- and a great place to browse all handloom/Indian crafts things at one place. Off Malad, in Orbit mall, you have FabIndia, you have the Cottage Industries units --nice, though I find the latter a bit expensive. On ground floor there is the Earth something shop (off the exit, near Hobby Ideas store) where you get some nice handicrafts -- including gemstone statuettes -- very nice, very Indian and little trinkets
the best place to browse for everything is of course Colaba Causeway -- you get EVERYTHING there, including non-Indian stuff like Mcdonalds:) Happy shopping:)

Shameem Akthar said...

Ho, btw. I don't really know Mumbai that much. It is just that I like getting lost in the maze that is Mumbai and finding my way back gets me to see interesting things:)