Bangalore Iyengar’s Bakery

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This bakery opened up across Sassoon docks, Colaba yesterday. I think I was one of the first few people to buy. I’ve been really waiting to try their goodies as I heard they were a pure eggless – vegetarian bakery.

So, yesterday, I picked up their pineapple-jam swiss roll and a chocolate swiss roll. Each is for Rs.25. Five of us dug into these and the unanimous verdict was that the pineapple-jam was the topper.

pineapple-jam swiss roll

pineapple-jam swiss roll

chocolate swiss roll

chocolate swiss roll

 

 

Next I picked up biscuits – in 200gms I got 2 each of chocolate chip, chocolate paste, almond and cashew biscuits. All biscuits are priced at Rs. 400 a kg.

Loved the almond and cashew ones. Chocolate chips is as good as any other bakery. The chocolate paste is decent.

biscuits

biscuits

As it was their opening, amongst other things, I got to try the plain cake – it was yummm. Soft and melt in the mouth. Cakes were still be come onto the shelves as well as more of their goodies. They said by afternoon they would be completely stocked up.

I yet have to try so many of their items. I will definitely go back for many more treats. It’s a great place to eat non-eggy sweets and savouries. At reasonable cost.

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Sassanian

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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