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Food goals: DIY dishes are a hit in Mumbai eateries

more lifestyle Updated: Aug 26, 2016 09:31 IST
Ruchika Kher
Ruchika Kher
Hindustan Times
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Several restaurants in Mumbai are serving DIY dishes to involve patrons. This deconstructed take on the classic Minestrone Soup is one such example.

Eating out has become an expensive affair. But when you can decide to construct your dish at your table, the experience becomes a little more enjoyable. Several Mumbai restaurants have introduced DIY dishes to their menus.

“DIY dishes give customers a more personalised and interactive experience. They enjoy creating their own meal, and they also understand the preparation process,” says chef Kshama Prabhu of The Bar Stock Exchange.

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Apart from the regular pizzas and pastas, eateries have also started offering DIY options for burgers, vada pavs, noodle bowls, and even cereal. Mikhel Rajani, owner of Francesco’s Pizzeria, says this concept also helps the restaurant “understand what the customer really enjoys”. “It is a unique idea that adds a personal touch,” he says, adding that the demand for such dishes is quite high nowadays.

Here, we list some interesting DIY dishes that are available across city eateries.

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DIY burger at The Irish House.

Burger

The Irish House, all city outlets

Construct your own burger by choosing from a variety of patties. Garnish it with any four of your favourite toppings, and add your choice of any two sauces. Price: Rs 345

Big Stir Fry Bowl

Lemon Leaf, Bandra (W)

Add seasonal vegetables, chicken or cottage cheese along with rice or noodles, and a sauce of your choice to create this dish at your table. Price Rs 395

Foccacia Sandwich

Francesco’s Pizzeria, all city outlets

You can create your own focaccia sandwich with the fillings of your choice — available in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. Price: Rs 215

Nutella and Banana Pizza at Globas Chaos in Fort.

Nutella and Banana Pizza

Global Chaos, Fort

Guests are given a semi-finished pizza base, with some brown sugar sprinkled on it. The accompaniments include Nutella, bananas, and whipped cream. Guests can use the ingredients to make their pizza. Price Rs 450

Deconstructed Aaloo Tikki Burger at The Bar Stock Exchange.

Deconstructed Aaloo Tikki Burger

The Bar Stock Exchange, all city outlets

Mix all the ingredients that come with this dish to make a burger of your choice. Price Rs 200

Foot-Long Bruschetta at Social.

Foot-Long Bruschetta

Social, all city outlets

The DIY bruschetta comes with a foot-long sliced baguette, bruschetta toppings and olive oil. The experience of making it yourself adds an element of fun. Price: Rs 160

Baos and Lettuce Cups at Ellipsis.

Baos and Lettuce Cups

Ellipsis, Colaba

The baos and lettuce cups come with a number of fillings such as mushrooms, pork, chicken and mixed vegetables. You can choose from these, and top the cups on your own. Price: Rs 350

A Cereal Bowl at Boveda Bistro.

Cereal Bowls

Boveda Bistro, Andheri (W)

Ingredients such as peanut butter, oats (soaked), yoghurt, fruits and nuts are served separately. You can make your own cereal bowls with these ingredients. Price: Rs 265

Chicken Sanskari Tacos at Hoppipola.

Chicken Sanskari Tacos

Hoppipola, all city outlets

The stuffing for this dish comes separately. You can assemble it, and then decorate it on the cot provided. Price: Rs 215

Minestrone Tea Set at Quattro.

Minestrone Tea Set

Quattro, Lower Parel

This deconstructed take on the classic Minestrone Soup is infused with green tea. It is served in a wide bowl with edible bags of a plastic-y material filled with spices and condiments that dissolve in the soup. It is accompanied by garlic, cheese and other herbs to add flavour. Price: Rs 295