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Soda Bottle Opener Wala- Reviving Parsi bequest !!

The beauty of Parsi delicacies lies in its simplicity yet the perfect innovative way to braid together Indian and international influences. The assorted mix of Gujarati,  Irani, Portuguese and even Goan influences, not only makes the cuisine eclectic but also very interesting. Luckily Cyber-Hub in Gurgaon is dotted with a lovey Parsi food restaurant at ground floor, famously known as SBOW (Soda Bottle Opener Wala).

This salubrious café is quaint, specializing in all Parsi delicacies especially doing wonders with egg dishes. The antique wooden panels and mirrors, bentwood chairs and glass-topped tables with red&white crisscross, don’t seem to have changed which give its a stereotypical  look.It’s mostly peopled by friends & relatives of cyber hub crowd but yes now a days its attracting people form different places because of its food. Parsi Omelette is called “PORO”. They have launched yummy egg dishes like the world-famous Eggs Kejriwal and Eggs Bheeda par eeda.

We kickstarted our saturday breakfast with sunshine morning at SBOW. We came with a thought process to try maximun of their newly launched BF dishes. Me being a vegetarian/eggitarian,thought of laying back but after going through their foodies menu (full of exotic food descriptions) , i had a big smile on my face. So here a short review of my experience with BAWA breakfast 🙂

  1. Navsari-style French toast (4/5) –  It was a parsi-style french toast spiced with wedding pickle, cream and plums.
  2. Bharuchi Paneer Akuri (5/5) –  This was a showstopper dish for me, as it tasted out of this world. soo tempting and lip smacking scrumptious. In simple words, it was a paneer bhurji but yes in a innovative way.
  3. Chicken chili Cheese pav (4/5) – This was homemade pao’s topped with tomato sauce , chilli, cheese and chicken. Tasted good.
  4. Eggs Kejriwal (4/5) – We tried it just to see their innovative way but found it a common dish. Its a mushroom cheese toast.
  5. Raasta Sandwich (3.5/5)– It tasted fine, but can be improved. baked in homemade multigrain bread stuffed with tomato, cucumber, lettuce and beetroot slices.
  6. Angry Poro (5/5) – This was again a eggeterian Showstopper dish. Parsi style omelette with red chutney, spring onion and bharli mirchi.
  7. Meaty Poro (5/5)- similarly like above it has flavors of ham, bacon and cheddar cheese
  8. Masala fries (5/5)– They tasted so good because of their spices. They use home made spcies 🙂

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In Smoothies, i tried my hand on Bawi’s Detox, which is a refreshing drink made of Raspberry , orange juice and Parsley. As the name suggest its a perfect detox and has different taste wrt to other drinks like Masala Lemonade, Beetroot smoothies etc. To try Irani dish the best side drink is Chai or coffee, so here we tried Irani Chai (5/5) and Phateli Coffee (5/5).

 

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This place is best for food lovers and also to see the skilled expertise servers which being impaired are best in their own way !! Hats off to them 🙂

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Classroom…childhood memories cafe !!

Classroom, is recently opened in Sector 29, Gurgaon. As the name suggests its based on a school classroom theme. It has 3-4 floors and each of them is focused to show something different related to School. In the entry they have given Basketball setup outside with Classroom emblem also pictured on its glass walls. A notice board is set up to show imp notes.

Interiors are warm & give you a throwback of school memories. Basement is set up like a classroom with benches, full periodic table set up at the bar section. Other floors have graffiti of school kids carrying the bags, Flames set to Love between every relation, old school taglines. You have a canteen set up made here names “Ramu kaka ki canteen”. Last but not the least, even in washrooms they have set like schools. Some or the other taglines written on the doors. Everything is done in a very unique and perfect way to give us a memorable time spending here. Lights are neither too dark, as we see in other pubs. Also they have given a play arena, where Pool table /Fuss ball and other things are set up. Just loved this place.

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The menu (5/5) is quite diverse for both veg and non veg. They have given menu some very unique names like snack page is named as “Picnic Munches”, then next you have is First Break items, then Lunch break items and so on….They serve pan Asian delicacies like North Indian, Italian, Parsi. They have given very Hatt-Ke names to their dishes also, which is very impressive & suits the theme of the restaurant. Like few drink names are “Assembly”, “May I come in Madam” etc.

I visited here for a Wednesday dinner with friends. We started with the veg cheesy kebabs which were crunchy in every bite to binge on it. Next we ordered Paneer 65, which tasted commendable. Too scrumptious to resist.For Non veg the staff suggested we should try their signature dishes like, “CMC“, which is the classroom Maska chicken & Marghi-na-Farcha (Parsi Delicacy). The chicken was well roasted with each flavor standing out & very soft to even melt in mouth. Both are a must try. Not to forget the chutneys were awesome. We asked our server to fill the dips so many times 😛 All the servings were lip smacking .

Along with the food, we tried few of their Signature cocktails / Mocktails (5/5),

  • Sweet like you: Delicious strawberry milk with guava juice. Perfectly done.
  • Couple Chemistry: Vodka and green apple. The amalgamation of both is commendable
  • Assembly: I loved this mocktail. It had carribean cream with cranberry & pineapple flavor.
  • May I come in Please: It was infusion of Sambuca with vodka & guava juice. Finished with Hazelnut foam. Highly recommendable.

We are so full, that no chance to try anything else. But yes nothing was a miss and tasted yummy. Everything was nicely presented & was delectable.  We will definitely visit again for trying rest of their menu items.

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Portions: (5/5) They provide good quantity portions, so you don’t have to worry for it. Each item ordered can serve 2. Presentation: (4/5): Food was nicely presented with all fresh dips. Service: (5/5) Service was really good and servers even knew a lot about the dish. They were even suggesting us to choose dishes as per our requirements.

Prices:  INR 1200 for two {approx.}

 What the ratings stand for: 5 = Excellent, 4 = Very Good, 3 = Good, 2 = Fair, 1 = Disaster.

Coverage by : Ekta Sethi (Follow me on Zomato

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