Pizza Planet Sizzler

I am falling in love with this place!

restaurant front

restaurant front

Last weekend I went there in the evening for a quick bite. Its located at Woodhouse Road, Colaba. Pizza Planet Sizzler is actually a home-delivery concept restaurant, but accommodates walk-ins (like me). They have just 2 tables with 4 chairs each. I enjoyed sitting there, eating hot food with a chilled Coke and watching it rain outside.

I ordered my favourite snack – Chili Cheese Toast, a Coke and my hubby ordered an 8″ Chicken Barbecue Pizza.

The food arrived in 10 minutes. The food – piping hot and the drink – chilled – PERFECT!

The Chili Cheese toast was excellent. It just had a tad too much of coriander but the flavour was robust – delectable cheese-burst in the mouth with just the right amount of hot chilies. I added a few drops of Tabasco to give it an additional zing -yum….. This gets an 8 on 10 rating.

Priced at Rs. 16o. It would be nice to share these 8 pieces if having it for a quick bite or then its just right for a wholesome snack.

Chili Cheese Toast

Chili Cheese Toast

The Chicken Barbecue Pizza was fantastic as well.

Chicken Barbeque Pizza

Chicken Barbeque Pizza

Perfectly made, priced at Rs. 260, its an absolute delight. It gets an 8 on 10 as well. Its got a good amount of chunky chicken especially when you compare the size and number of pieces you would get from another pizza place, say a Domino’s.

Tonight for dinner, I ordered home a Vegetable Shashlik Sizzler. Its a sizzler with a veg patty, spinach, veggies, potato wedges and noodles in pepper sauce. I was told the delivery time would be 30-40 minutes and voila – my doorbell rang in 30 mins. Piping hot sizzler delivered to my doorstep avec sizzling plate as well. (they said they would collect the sizzler plate the next day). The top of the plate came enclosed in foil, so you can really imagine the food was really very very hot. We actually had to wait a couple of minutes before diving in, to eat!

Veg Shashlik sizzler

Veg Shashlik sizzler

I give this a 9 on 10 rating. Only a very hearty eater can finish this on his own, else it does require a bit of help to finish-up the plate. Just the thing to eat on a rainy night at home. Its priced at Rs. 475 – reasonable but would have preferred it if it was priced slightly lower. But I still will order this when I feel like a pepper sauce sizzler.

I would highly recommend this place for ordering a great meal at home. ANYTIME.

The Teapot Cafe

Today being Ramzaan, I called the Cafe at 4:45 p.m. to confirm if they were open. I was told by a man that they were open till 6 p.m.

 

I quickly got ready and reached The Teapot Cafe at 5:15 p.m. Upon entering the cafe, I was told they were closed. I told them that I had just called and was told they were open. The man who spoke to me on the phone was there. He said they were open but now the management had decided to hold a meeting and hence has closed down the place! HELLO!!!!

 

Totally disgusted. So unprofessional. Is this actually how this place runs? I suggest having an alternative in mind to this place, just in case this happens to anyone else. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

cafe front

cafe front

 

Domino’s Calzone

Domino’s has been serving the calzones for a while now. They come as a set of two.

I really like the Veg Calzone. Its really well spiced and quite juicy to bite into. Sometimes I have it as a dinner option. The non-veg calzone can be given the pass.

Veg Calzone is priced at Rs. 105 and the non-veg at Rs.115.

Veg calzone

Veg calzone

non veg calzone

non veg calzone

 

Mexiloko

Its the newest QSR to open up in South Mumbai. (QSR = Quick Service Restaurant).

the outside

the outside

Its replaced the CCD on SBS Road. Its a small self-service restaurant serving Mexican food. Mexiloko started by 4 partners, opened its doors just a few days ago. I visited this place earlier today for lunch.

the inside

the inside

The eatery has 2 tables for 4 and then a side table with bar stools for another 4 customers. I reached the place at 12:45 with my husband and we got a table. 20 minutes later and all the chairs were occupied and there were a few people waiting for a table! Kudos to the place.

So….what did I think of Mexiloko? Lunch-time was the wrong time to visit it. Its cheap as its pricing is in the Rs. 100 – Rs.200 range but then the quantity too is lesser. Not knowing the portion size of the dishes, we told the cashier to keep out tab open till we were done.

Started by ordering the Golden Nachos and the Slushy Virgin Margarita.

Golden Nachos

Golden Nachos

Don’t it look divine? Its good. The tortilla chips has a distinct maize taste, as should be. Priced at Rs. 100, its a decent deal but found the quantity a bit disappointing.

The Slushy Virgin Margarita is fantastic – just perfect, especially now in summertime. We spoke to one of the partners and he said they made the mix fresh, every morning – one can taste that freshness. Price Rs. 40. Its a must have.

Slushy Virgin Margarita

Slushy Virgin Margarita

Next was the Zesty Soya Bowl. Its spiced soya mince layered with spinach and tomato Mexican rice, refried beans and salsa, topped with lettuce and pico.

Zesty Soya Bowl

Zesty Soya Bowl

At Rs. 160, it delivers on taste – its nice. However, as a main dish it’s not enough.

The best was the BBQ Chicken Burrito. Priced at Rs. 160, it was a good meal. well-stuffed, full of flavour and wholesome.

BBQ Chicken Burrito

BBQ Chicken Burrito

Our final order of the day was the Smokin Hot Veg taco at Rs. 120. Spicy as hell, true to its name : )

It was decent.

Smokin Hot Veg Taco

Smokin Hot Veg Taco

All this eaten, we ran up a tab of Rs. 580 only.

Verdict – go there for a snack. Portion sizes are small and taste is average.

Sufra – a big disapointment

I picked up the Spinach Pide last night for my dinner. Great anticipation to enjoy the meal.

Oh! What a let down. It was not good at all. No comparison to what I had eaten the first time. How could they go so wrong? The pide comes parceled in a box that says that no two pides are the same but one would savour them nonetheless – I differ – and I differ big time. I am definitely not going to order the pide again.

 

Leo’s Boulangerie – an evening of averages

Went to Leo’s recently in the evening with hubby for a quick bite. 

Ordered the Chicken quiche, Veg. croissant and a cappuccino.

Chicken quiche

Chicken quiche

Looked really good but was very average on taste. Priced at Rs. 55. Will not order it again.

Veg Croissant

Veg Croissant

The croissant has a spinach and cottage cheese stuffing. Nice. Priced at Rs. 50.

Veg croissant cut open

Veg croissant cut open

The cappuccino-

Cappuccino

Cappuccino

Its a tall mug of coffee but not very high on taste. Passable at Rs. 70.

Below is the pic of the Chutney n cheese sandwich I really like. Priced at Rs. 70.

Chutney  n cheese sandwich

Chutney n cheese sandwich

 

 

 

Theobroma

lemon syrup cake

lemon syrup cake

I really like this at Theobroma. Its the Lemon Syrup Cake at Rs. 90. Its got no creamy topping, just the lemon syrup seeped into it. Its yummmm….

 

Pizza Hut

A BIG LET-DOWN.

menu cover

 

I had vouchers for this place. Decided to use it tonight. Went there with hubby for an early dinner. 

The menu looked amazing. I wanted to try out so many dishes, as the pictures of their food were just too tempting. I decided that, with so much to want to eat, I would have to come back here a couple of more times.

However, once the food started coming, my liking for the place started diminishing.

As a starter we ordered the Spicy Supreme garlic bread. 4 pieces of bread, topped with cheese, onions and green chilies. What we saw in the picture is very different to what we were served. The cheese amount was just passable. The onions and green chilies were so badly cut – the sizes of each piece differed for the other. The taste – NOT HAPPENING.

Spicy Supreme Garlic bread

Spicy Supreme Garlic bread

I make better cheese toast at home!

Next as a main course, I ordered a So Cheezy Classic Cheese pizza and my hubby a So Cheezy Super Chicken Twist – each sized a personal pan.

For the Super Chicken Twist, hubby dear played with himself ‘spot the chicken pieces if you can’. Finally I think he counted 5 pea-sized pieces of chicken! He did not enjoy the pizza which was priced at Rs. 299. 

Super Chicken Twist - personal pan

Super Chicken Twist – personal pan

Classic Cheese - personal pan

Classic Cheese – personal pan

At Rs. 179, luckily one cannot really go very wrong with a cheese pizza – I was saved. Decent but nothing great. I would have preferred a Domino’s Cheese Burst pizza anyday to this. 

After not-a-good-meal, my hubby decided not to venture into ordering anything more for himself. I decided to continue the meal by ending it with a Banoffee pie (the picture of it is so inviting in the menu). Price Rs. 125.

Banoffee pie

Banoffee pie

Looks quite good but tastes just about ok. It would be a very good attempt if it was made by a home-cook. But to expect this from a leading restaurant chain? Unacceptable.

Overall not a good experience. And they charge a 10% service charge    😦

Leo’s Boulangerie

I love this place. During a period of 1 month, I would have visited this place about 5 times!

I have the pics of all the food I have eaten there except their Chutney n Cheese sandwich. Its really good. The sandwich reminds me of the one you get at NCPA when attending the theatre there. Only difference is that the sandwiches at Leo’s are bigger with more chutney and cheese. Priced at Rs. 60.

Recently for dinner, I had their Danish Croissant and Veg. Quiche. The Danish croissant has a corn and cheese filling with corn sprinkled on top of the croissant. I loved picking out the burnt corn and eating it and then I dived into the croissant. Its a lovely croissant.

Danish croissant

Danish croissant

the Danish cut open

the Danish cut open

The Veg. Quiche is a spinach, mushroom and cheese person’s delight. Its got a lovely texture and is almost a melt-in-your-mouth savoury. It looks like a medium sized quiche but it packs a load of taste. For its size, its quite a tummy-filler.

Veg Quiche

Veg Quiche

Finally, the Chocolate croissant – obviously : )

Its a nice big-looking croissant. Looking at it makes you salivate.

Chocolate croissant

Chocolate croissant

However, it flattens on pressing it slightly and fits well into the mouth. The chocolate flavour is good but find the layer too thin. I would have preferred if the chocolate layer was a tad bit more. However, I would still pick it up as an after-meal dessert if my meal has been a light one.

the Chocolate croissant with chocolate inside

the Chocolate croissant with chocolate inside

All the three savouries above are priced at Rs. 50 each.

I’ve eaten the veg pizza twice. The first time, I liked it a lot. However, the second time, though the taste was the same, it had a strong flavour of garlic, which I didn’t like – so will be hesitant to pick it up again.

Yet more things to try at Leo’s !

Sufra – Spinach Pide finally!

I ATE IT! FINALLY – WHEW!!!!

Check it out

Spinach Pide

Spinach Pide

I loved it…..but my hubby didn’t.  : (

So I guess, this is one of those dishes that you either really like or don’t – there is no ‘okay’ about it. This is made on a bread base which is over 10″ long. I can’t really say what the spread is made of as the taste is not very spinach-y but has a lovely texture and taste. Sprinkled over on top is what I think are flavoured cashews or nuts.

I absolutely loved this dish and want to go back for it again. At Rs. 175 its more that a tummy-full.