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Discovering the Best Street Foods in Mumbai

Street Foods in Mumbai

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If you travel to Mumbai, you’ll be awed by its rich culture that is deliciously expressed in its multicultural cuisine. The simplicity of the  ingredients is a main feature of the cuisine that reminds you of what it was before; an unpretentious fishing village. The elaborate use of herbs and spices, however, weave magic to its otherwise simple fare. As waves of immigrants, hailing from all over the country, come rushing to the growing megapolis, the different regional flavors fuse to what is now called as Mumbai cuisine.

Mumbai cuisine is a smorgasbord of ingredients and cooking styles. If you want a taste of what’s Mumbai, you only have to go to the streets to savor the experience. You can skip the dizzying or trial and error search by heeding Monisha Rajesh’s suggestions in her blog 10 of the Best Street Foods in Mumbai posted on The Guardian. Tajesh writes “Patties, puris, kebabs and lassis … Mumbai is the city of a million hawkers… Here’s a sampling of 40 must-try foods that define Mumbai’s food culture, with Muslim, Gujarati, Goan, Coastal, South Indian, Parsi and of course local Maharashtran influences.” [Read more…]

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Rediscovering Street Foods: Why Foodies Seek It Out

Street food has been around for centuries now. Being borne out of local culture, it is something that pleases one’s sense of taste; most can even give one a sense of comfort. With human’s excessive concern for cleanliness referred to as “sanitized culture,” street food was casted as bad food at one time in history. It is for this matter that eating food bought from street stalls and hawkers is preferred by many to be kept under wraps, lest one is criticized for “lack of culture.” [Read more…]

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