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This No TV Weekend, have a culinary adventure in Mumbai

Cook up treats with a twist at home this No TV weekend, or chase down your neighbourhood food truck for some chimichangas, choriz pav or crab burritos

mumbai Updated: May 24, 2016 17:20 IST
Joanna Lobo
Go mobile and try treats with a twist at the growing number of food trucks across the city.
Go mobile and try treats with a twist at the growing number of food trucks across the city.(HT Photo)

Fancy some tadgola salad or a berry-filled popsicle? How about a bacon-wrapped lollipop or chicken bhel?

Go on a culinary adventure this No TV Day weekend — by creating fresh salads and coolers together at home, or trying some of the quirkiest delights on our food truck trail.

“Cooking together is a great way to bond as a family,” says food blogger Amrita Rana, 29. “If you don’t do it often, pick a summery salad. They’re easy, healthy and everyone can pitch in.”

If you’re more the eating kind, you could head out together and go mobile, trying treats with a twist at the growing number of food trucks across the city.

From chicken tostadas and chimichangas to Goan chorizo pao and bacon-wrapped chicken lollipops, these trucks serve up an array of delights and can be found across the city, from the business district of BKC to Dahisar, Vasai and Navi Mumbai.

“There’s a sense of excitement at eating at a food truck because it’s a concept that until recently we had only seen on television,” says Vishal Ashara, 31, a graphic designer from Borivli who visits the FoGo food truck at Dahisar regularly. “Plus, the food is always made in front of you and it’s nice watching how your meal is turned out.”

Another advantage with the food trucks is the variety of locations. The Bombay Food Truck Company in Bandra is tucked away in a little lane behind St Andrew’s Church, in front of an old bungalow, with a cool sea breeze blowing and peppy English music streaming from speakers in the front of the truck.

This menu is heavily non-vegetarian and changes every two weeks. “We don’t do gourmet, but we aim to serve food that is not readily available on the street,” says founder Roysten Misquitta, 31.

They also have a truck in Amboli. “You can get a burger and fries anywhere but this food truck serve up a constantly revolving menu,” says Yvette Rodrigues, 30, a homemaker from Parel who travels to Bandra frequently because her daughter Tia, 5, loves the food, “especially the New York style hot dog”.

“One week there will be ribs, another week wings - there is something different to try every time we go there,” she adds.

Move down the suburban line to Vasai to sample some chicken tostadas and chimichangas, Jamaican jerk chicken, fish fillet burgers or a crab burrito at the Big Bite Burrito food truck. “We wanted to do food that is similar in taste to Indian food with spicy and tangy flavours hence we have a lot of Mexican food,” says hospitality student and co-founder Nived Rawool, 27.

Yohan Kuei, 23, has been visiting Big Bite Burrito since it rolled out last year. “I like the concept of a food truck as it is new and innovative and an upgrade from your street side stall. It’s a great place for an evening snack,” he says. “One of my favourite snacks here is the crab burrito.”

In Dahisar, the FoGo food truck dishes up kebabs, sausages, sandwiches and wraps. “It is rare to find good, cheap non vegetarian street food here and we wanted to change that,” says founder Neeraj Kambli, 28. You can even chase a food truck to Airoli in Navi Mumbai to sample wasabi chicken wraps, Cajun spiced chicken and virgin mojitos at Mumbai Rolling Kitchen.

On No TV Weekend, your favourite newspaper has lots lined up. Here’s a look at the schedule for this Saturday:

Music

1) Music Concerts presented by 109°F

109°F presents Bollywood Music Night with Sukhwinder Singh

Ballard Estate | Time: 7pm onwards

2) LIC presents Fusion Night with Rakesh Chaurasiya & Friends

Rang Sharda Auditorium, Bandra

Time: 7pm onwards

Food

1) Cook Along: Italian Workshop

J W Mariott, Sahar, Andheri

Time: 11:30am - 1pmSMS: HTM FIW

Workshop by Rakhee Vaswani

2) Palate Culinary Studio, SantaCruz

Time: 3pm - 6pm

Come join in to learn these super quick, super easy to cook recipes with Chef Rakhee Vaswani like Mango sev barfi tarts, rasmalai panacotta, paan parfait and baked yogurt pudding

3) Culinary Premier League - Semi Final

Trident, Bandra Kurla; The Park, Navi Mumbai; Fortune Park Lake City, Thane; Sahara Star, Vile Parle - East

Time: 3pm - 6pm (All Venues)

With your family by your side, battle it out with other teams whipping out regional, fusion and creative recipes

4) Bartending Workshop

Bar Stock Exchange, Colaba

Time: 3pm - 4pm

Learn to fix innovative drinks for your house party and know how to pair the best alcohol with the best mixers

Sports & Outdoor

1) Golf Clinic

BPGC, Chembur

Time: 6pm - 11pm

2) Cycle Ride

Lucky Restaurant,

Route: Bandra to Andheri | Time: 6:30 am

3) LIC presents Helicopter Rides

Airport Authority Of India, Vile Parle

Time: 9:30am - 3:20pm

Health & Fitness

1) Gymnastics Korum Mall, Thane

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm & 12 to 1pmWhen you learn gymnastics you’re learning flexibility, grace, balance, strength, concentration, recreation, and an Olympics level sport all at the same time.

2) Masala Bhangra

House of Wow, Bandra West

Time: 2pm - 3pm

Learn the art of Masala Bhangra by Riddhi Gupta, as she mentors you to an Indian cardio fitness program.

For Kids

1) Robotics Workshop - A workshop on how to DESIGN, BUILD, PROGRAM and RUN Smart Robots.

Inorbit Mall, Malad

Time: 11am - 12:15pm

2) Aeromodelling Workshop - This workshop will help kids, build their own model aircrafts and race them or simply play with them on their own.

Inorbit Mall, Malad

Time: 12:30pm – 1:45pm

3) Art Attack - Come and engage in making various art and craft to spark your imagination and creativity.

Infiniti Mall, Malad

Time: 5pm – 6pm