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seafood joint - mumbai

Hi all
Thanks so much for all the recs. We went crazy and hit up mahesh trishna and gajalee in 2 days.
Mahesh - seafood was excellently done nothing overcooked. Bombay duck fry, pOmfret green masala, prawn gassi. Prawn gassi was the favorite, very rich with thick coconut flavor.
Trishna - the favorite of the group. Crab with garlic butter pepper, dal hyderabadi, pomfret hyderabadi. The group liked te crab and dal, but I felt the crab was stale and only saved by the huge amounts of butter. Note .. Do NOT order your crab deboned. We did and I think they ripped us off... The crab came in 10 minutes flat and had stringy meat, no chunks, indicative of mostly small leg meat.
Gajalee- my personal favorite of the bunch .. Had the chicken tandoori I thought it wad overcooked but MAN the crab green chilly was great. Chunks of meat and came in 1/2 hour in an empty restaurant indicative that they actually did take the time to peel the crab they showed us.
So my verdict - gajalee ftw on the basis of that one dish. Trishna kind of tastes delicious if u get fooled by copious amounts of fat and I it quite turned off by the crab ripoff. We didnt have crab in mahesh but thought everything was excellent if not super transcendent

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Trishna
7, R Walk Lane Mumbai Maharashtra, Maharashtra , IN

Sep 20, 2011
slow_hand in India & South Asia

seafood joint - mumbai

Thanks so much!! Will report back, think the itinerary is mahesh and trishna for now since gajalee has a branch in singapore. the list for mumbai is long but the time is short (

Sep 07, 2011
slow_hand in India & South Asia

seafood joint - mumbai

thanks, sorry to be a pest but what individual dishes would be great at these places - i know pomfret hyderabadi and garlic butter pepper crab at trishna eg.... we'll try to do a roundup of all 3 in a day and report back

Sep 05, 2011
slow_hand in India & South Asia

seafood joint - mumbai

ermm... ok... if u had to pick just one which would it be ? :)

Sep 05, 2011
slow_hand in India & South Asia

seafood joint - mumbai

hi all, I'm currently planning on going to mumbai in a couple of weeks and was wondering if anyone could recommend between trishna, mahesh lunch home, apoorva and excellensea. a few posters on boards have said that trishna has gone downhill, is that the case ? we only have 3 days or would try them all (!) so any help is appreciated, thanks.

Sep 04, 2011
slow_hand in India & South Asia

Fresh Truffles! Run don't walk to Gran Gusto

:).
they are not.
just try and find out the facts, about the real origin of "organic truffle flavor" etc etc.
we're all looking for "good stuff" - unless u're the truffle oil maker no need to get defensive, it's not your false advertising i'm attacking.

Nov 06, 2009
slow_hand in Greater Boston Area

Fresh Truffles! Run don't walk to Gran Gusto

warning... ALL truffle oils are not made from truffles. A truly "made-from-truffle" oil is the mythical creature of legend sought after in vain by many a foodie.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/16/din...

Nov 06, 2009
slow_hand in Greater Boston Area

Ramen "Hot Picks" for 2008

I went to moukotanmen nakamoto and let me just say...... it was the worst meal of my tokyo trip. by far. really gimmicky, and nothing was cooked right. it was like somebody decided to throw a whole lot of cabbage and chilli on to a bad bowl of ramen and market the hell out of it (and himself) just to see what was going to happen. I was lamenting the wasted space in my stomach from eating half the bowl of ramen trying to be polite........

Dec 24, 2008
slow_hand in Japan

Sunday dinner in Tokyo....

Thanks Robb, this is awesome!!! In tokyo now and the SO has booked Mizutani tomorrow... can't wait!

Dec 18, 2008
slow_hand in Japan

Sunday dinner in Tokyo....

Hi all,
I'll be in Tokyo next weekend and were wondering where I should go for a spectacular, knock your socks off dinner on Sunday. A few months ago I started searching the places recommended here and it seems every single one that's highly recommended ( Mizutani, etc. )
is closed on Sunday. If anyone has any recommendations, I'll be forever in your debt!

Dec 12, 2008
slow_hand in Japan

shabu-zen has japanese A5 wagyu.

'nuff said.
incredibly marbled, i had slices from the sirloin that were just amazing, super marbled and so tender it could and probably should have been eaten raw, sashimi style. it was $80, but for real A5 grade wagyu, not bad, and probably the only place in boston u can get it.

Sep 20, 2007
slow_hand in Greater Boston Area