Prego Restaurant

logoI really, really like this restaurant. Been here twice in two months.

I love the presentation of the foods and the quantities are very decent. Every course, is sufficient for  one. Yesterday, for lunch we ordered Bell pepper tomato soup, Creamy chicken soup, Margherita pizza, a Beef steak slider and a Herbed focacia sandwich. Last month had ordered Creamy chicken soup with Grilled chicken breast with pepper sauce and Vegetable lasagna. Prices are exclusive of taxes and they charge a 10% service fee.

Creamy chicken soup

Creamy chicken soup

Hubby loves the Creamy chicken soup. Ordered it both times we visited this restaurant.

Rs. 225

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bell pepper tomato soup

Bell pepper tomato soup

This Bell pepper tomato soup has a spicy flavour. I found it to be a well made soup as can be expected from any respectable restaurant, but my companion liked it very much.

Rs. 195

 

 

 

 

 

 

Margherita pizza

Margherita pizza

Margherita pizza with pesto

Margherita pizza with pesto

All pizza are 12″. Very nice. The dashes of pesto on the Margherita  pizza add an extra layer of flavouring to the taste.

Rs. 325

Herbed focacia sandwich

Herbed focacia sandwich

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Herbed focacia sandwich needs a big mouth. Served with potato wedges and salad, it a wholesome meal. Take a bite of the sandwich and you will feel freshness burst into your mouth. No other way to describe the feeling.

Rs. 295

 

 

 

Beef steak slider

Beef steak slider

 

The Beef slider is a set of 2 beef burgers with potato wedges and salad. Very scrumptious at Rs. 350

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last month’s meal of Grilled chicken and Veg lasagna – the grilled chicken was good but the Vegetable lasagna was the star. Perfect. See the pictures below.

Grill chicken breast with pepper sauce

Grill chicken breast with pepper sauce

Vegetable lasagna

Vegetable lasagna

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Maggi

Maggi pack

Maggi pack

Nestle’s Maggi has always been on the top of easy to make and love to eat foods for everyone. Many other brands have tried to replicate the taste and flavour but no one has come closer. Now, someone has – finally! Guess who?

Nestle’s Maggi – MAGICAL MASALA !!!

Yes, Nestle has outdone themselves. First I enjoyed eating Maggi’s Masala flavour, but now I only want Magical Masala. After sampling this, you won’t want to go back to the plain masala one – really. The Magical Masala packs a whole load of delicious punch. Add some finely chopped green chilies and enjoy the extra zing. Enjoyment at Rs. 15

Magical Masala

Magical Masala

 

Sassanian

Shop front

Shop front

Its one of the more famous Parsi eateries / bakeries of South Mumbai.

Just came home from having breakfast there. I’ve eaten their Veg Puff, Chicken Puff. Mutton Puff and Bread Pudding in the past. However, recently I have been reading a lot about their Bun Maska (maska means butter). Knew I had to have a go at it. So, told hubby, today was the day we would go to Sassanian for breakfast.

Got a table and we ordered Masala Omelette, Bun maska, Kheema, Brun maska and tea.

The breakfast

The breakfast

 

kheema n brun maska

kheema n brun maska

I ordered a double masala omelette (Rs. 45) it was definitely more wholesome than other eateries. However, it had a very distinct flavour from the usual taste. I first bite I had, was delectable. However, then I ate the following bites and I got the burnt flavour. If you see the picture above, the center portion is overdone. Totally spoilt the flavour of the meal. I give this a 3 on 5 and I am open to trying it again.

The Bun maska at Rs 10, was a sweet bun with butter smeared when cut horizontally. I say smear and not smothered as I found the butter serving less and only concentrated in the center. However, flavour-wise I would recommend it as the bun was soft, sweet and melt in the mouth. Its a 4 on 5

Similarly, the Brun maska, was good too. Brun is a bun with a crusty covering. It is also priced at Rs 10. It gets a 4 on 5

Finally the Kheema – enough portion for one, for breakfast at Rs. 50. Average, so it gets a 3 on 5.

The tea is sweet and reminds me of the cup we get at the railway stations. Dip the Bun maska and eat – tastes really really good.

Overall experience gets this a 3 on 5

Yellow Diamond Potato Chips – Tom-Chi

Yellow Diamond Potato chips - Tom Chi

Yellow Diamond Potato chips – Tom Chi

 

I bought this at Churchgate railway station. I did have a choice between this and Lay’s but as much as I enjoy Lay’s, thought I would try this brand.

Good choice.

It packs a whole load of zing and zest in every chip. You can’t have just one!

Where Lay’s gives you only 26g of net weight at Rs. 10, this gets you 40g at the same cost and tastes much more zing-ier than Lay’s Spanish Tomato flavoured chips.

 

 

 

 

Brand: Yellow Diamond Potato Chips – Tom-Chi

Net wt: 40g

MRP: Rs. 10

Rating: 5 on 5

 

Haldiram’s Salted Peanuts

Haldiram's Salted Peanuts

Haldiram’s Salted Peanuts

 

 

When I picked this packet, I was unsure as the peanuts on the wrapping looked so pale.

I was pleasantly surprised when I open the packet, they had a lovely light brown roasted colour (see pic) and were strongly salted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brand: Haldiram’s Salted Peanuts

Net wt: 50 g

MRP: Rs. 10

Rating: 5 on 5

 

Merwans

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This place is so talked about. Its at Andheri, on the main road – S V Road, right outside Andheri (W) railway station. I have only been there once earlier, years ago. I don’t remember being much impressed by the place. However, I had a meeting near Andheri and hence planned to really try out Merwans, this time in all earnest.

Every few months, call it as a home dinner experience or just to break the routine, I do a wine / alcohol dinner with lots of finger food. So, this time I decided food from MERWANS. Crossed my fingers and selected an array of foods to have with the Sula wine at home. Fingers crossed, as, if it did not turn out to be good food, I had no fall back option at home but to do an order-in.

As expected, there was a crowd inside the shop. However, it was really nice to see all – the customers as well as the staff were well behaved. There was no jostling, pushing and screaming. Surprisingly, I got to the savories counter in 2 mins. Parceled Veg Pizza, veg Manchurian Pattice, Chicken and Garlic Pattice, Chicken roll (I got the last one. whew!), Dessert included Exotic Blueberry, White Forest and Butterscotch pastries and a Chocolate Roll.

Dinner time – poured the Sula into wine glasses, served with Haldiram’s Salted Peanuts and Diamond Potato Wafers. (details in following posts)

Out came the pattice, pizza and roll – all microwaved for 30 seconds.

Veg manchurian pattice

Veg manchurian pattice

 

 

 

This is about 3.5″ long. Looks extremely tempting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Veg manchurian pattice - filling

Veg manchurian pattice – filling

 

 

I’m not much of a Chinese cuisine enthusiast, but this did taste good, though the filling was a tad less. But for Rs. 10 it was worth it.

I give it a 3 on 5

 

 

 

 

 

Chiken n garlic pattice

Chicken n garlic pattice

 

This to was about 3.5″ long. Again this too looked enticing and bought 2 pieces, an extra one for my neighbour.

 

 

 

 

 

chicken n garlic pattice - filling

chicken n garlic pattice – filling

 

Decent tasting. Average rating. The chicken filling a bit less. And again – just Rs. 10

Rating 2 on 5

 

 

 

 

 

Veg pizza

Veg pizza

 

This seems to be a hit at the shop. Many, many people were ordering it. Must say for a 5″ pizza, at Rs. 15 each, it was full of flavour. It was a typical local grocery/bakery made pizza flavour. Having no expectations, I enjoyed it.

I rate it a 4 on 5. I’m always partial to pizzas         : )

 

 

 

 

Chicken roll

Chicken roll

 

Chicken roll was at RS 15. Ok in taste

Rating a 2.5 on 5

 

 

 

 

 

Exotic blueberry pastry

Exotic blueberry pastry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doesn’t this look absolutely inviting? I took a big scoop. Just melted in my mouth. They have got the flavour bang on! However, it has less cake and more of the cream. Kudos on getting the flavour just right.

Rs. 45

For this I give it a 3 on 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

White forest

White forest

 

 

It’s a cream-based cake with an orange flavour. As with all there pastries, it seems, they have less cake and more cream. Strictly an average pastry.

Rs. 45

Rating is 2 on 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Butterscotch

Butterscotch

 

This is a good one. Don’t is look it?

Rs. 45

Rating 3 on 5

 

 

 

Lastly,

Chocolate roll

Chocolate roll

 

 

Looks very appealing but taste-wise it is ordinary.

At Rs. 20 I give it a 2.5 on 5

Topped this with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream and a ladle-full of hot chocolate sauce, it transforms to a 4 on 5

 

 

 

 

This ended our dinner, satiated and ready to sleep.

 

 

Mixed Vegetable Paratha

I like this paratha because it’s healthy, as it uses many vegetables. And of course because it tastes good. It’s a Tarla Dalal recipe and I pair this often with her Paneer in white gravy recipe. (see earlier post for Paneer in White Gravy)

This paratha takes a bit of effort in making as the vegetables need to be chopped fine. Its worth the work.

Paneer with mixed veg paratha

Paneer with mixed veg paratha

Mix veg partha with paneer in white gravy

Mix veg partha with paneer in white gravy

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