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04 December 2012

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Daddy’s Deli Review | The Mandis

This happened on a dull Thursday evening when we were browsing online for a good place to pep up our Friday spirits and there came Daddy’s Deli. Much to our delight, the place claimed to be serving Parsi food and has a cafe right outside the restaurant. So without much thought, we stormed to Daddy’s Deli on a Friday evening.

The place is pretty easy to find and has a cafe called Red Fork on the outer side. It looks like a kind of place you can sit in the evening and think about anything under the sky. The restaurant inside, however, is a bungalow converted to a restaurant and has very simple ambiance  Definitely gives you the feeling that you are eating at someone’s house.

Anyway, having gone through the menu extensively before hitting the place itself, we ordered the starters Cocktail Kababs- Chicken and Veg and Papeta- Per- Eeda. Both the kababs were served with mint coriander chutney. The Chicken Kebabs were nicely done but the Veg kebabs were disappointing to say the very least. Papeta Per Eeda is basically an omlette on a bed of potatoes and it was a passable dish.

Moving on to the main course,we ordered the popular Parsi dish Dhansak and Khara Papeta with rotis. Dhansak is an Indian Zoroastrian dish that is made with lentils and mutton. This curry was served with rice topped with caramelized onions. The mutton was cooked well and that was perhaps the only saving grace. Kara papeta was basically finely cut potatoes with coriander and green chillies, the kind of dish that could have been easily made by an amateur, which did not appeal to the tastebuds at all! The main course was just okay, and to be more precise, a little too disappointing. When we were asked about desserts, we said no and made a quick exit.

 The service was overall pretty good. The staff was very friendly and helped us understand the different dishes on the menu. But sadly, our tastebuds weren’t too happy with the whole experience.

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