For many, Bombay evokes colorful Bollywood dances, yellow and black taxis, smells of spices and perhaps is also the harsh reality of slums, the sound of horns and the busy streets of busy lives. Travelers are often pleasantly surprised at their first steps here. Indeed, the economic capital of India has in part become an international and cosmopolitan megalopolis. Partly because it is a city with two speeds, or even three or four.
A kaleidoscope in which everyone can satisfy his hunger, his thirst for discovery, learn, entertain, exchange and sometimes even restore his faith in Humanity. Mumbaikars and optimism When one lives in a city of nearly 12 million people, one learns patience. And whatever its “social milieu”, in the shanty towns or in the middle-class upper class residences, one learns resilience. Walking in the streets of Bombay quickly becomes a challenge: they belong to everyone, cars, pedestrians, homeless people, cows, dogs, cats etc.
If a public transport network exists (bus, train, taxi and rickshaw), it is often overtaken by the huge number of travelers. And trust me, the experience of local train or bus at peak hours is sporty. However, the atmosphere in the compartments is always alive and convivial (especially in the compartments of women, separated from men).Bombay never stops, traffic or not, day or night, during the monsoon or the summer heat.
For those who like to discover the local gastronomy, you should try the street food in Bombay: there are the famous “snacks” like pani puris (small fried bubbles filled with chickpeas and a sweet- Salad with coriander and tamarind), samosas (donuts with potatoes and peas), vada paos (a small local burger made up of a potato donut between two slices of a soft bread roll). There are a lot of Food Blog Mumbai which gives the details of the food and the source vendor.
There are also dishes from all over India and more, such as dosas (large pancakes stuffed from South India), parathas (patties filled with potatoes, onions or meat) Northern India or the momos (steamed morsels) from Tibet. In the south of Bombay you can sit down at typical Iranian cafes and parsis; Although they are two different communities, their common Iranian origin is found much in their kitchens. Dhansak (a curry of meat or vegetables and lentils), akuri (spicy scrambled eggs) and biscuits can be enjoyed. Finally, one of the pleasures of living in Bombay are the juices, smoothies and lassi of fresh fruits available all year round!
For desert lovers, to discover the cuisine of the country one can choose the restaurant Natural Ice Cream Parlor. It offers the richest selection of dishes of Indian cuisine, prepared according to the classic recipes. The main specialty of Natural Ice Cream Parlor is curry. In the evening in the restaurant there is a lot of people, it attracts its customers by the affordable prices also and if it is necessary one can order dishes to take away.