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Japan Just Got Closer Home

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A decade or ago, I was not such a fan of Japanese food and although I was exposed to this cuisine during my years in London, I was always reluctant to try it. Gradually I overcame this skepticism and became adventurous. And voila! I discovered I took to Sushi instantly.   Ironically, it was time to move out of London. Back home in Mumbai, it was only a few five star hotels that served Sushi at that time and naturally it was quite expensive.

Fortunately for me, in 2009 came a place called Sushi and More, started by Maido India. A premier take away and home delivery joint in South Mumbai, authentic and affordable Japanese food has been their mantra. Whenever I’d be that side I would always pick up some of my favourite selection of sushi. However, living in the Western suburbs, I’d always lament the absence of such a place closer home.

Naturally then, I was overjoyed when I discovered that Sushi and More was now going to deliver in Juhu and Andheri too as it has a state-of-the-art-kitchen in Juhu as well now.

A neatly packed box with Veg sushi, wasabi, soy sauce and gari, chop sticks et al in different compartments of the box arrived and another with non-vegetarian options. Tuna nigiri, California roll, spicy salmon roll,crabmeat gunkan, classic cucumber roll, tomato and cheese nigiri, bell pepper nigiri. Oh! there was so much to choose from.

Each sushi was almost like poetry on plate. In Japan, it’s believed that the dining experience starts first with the eyes. Mine certainly was.

The crab meat gunkan  was buttery soft and simply melt in my mouth. My palate was enveloped with pleasing flavours. This one was a sure shot winner.

I somehow have a weakness for the  sushi maki roll and cannot help marvelling the finesse with which chefs create these. This one was no different. Meticulously packed and pressed and bursting with fresh ingredients.  Freshness is key to a good sushi and this one scored high on this front. The vinagared edge was there but without being overpowering.

The California roll is my all time favourite and I simply devoured the ones from Sushi and More. Each piece offered a crunch, some creamy textures and a myriad flavours.

The quality of the ingredients used, their authenticity and value-for-money are unquestionable. It is the best you can get in the city.

Their menu does not just stop at sushi. They have a plethora of choices, including Bento Boxes, Gyoza, Yakitori,Tempura, Soups and Salads, created for every kind of discerning palate, including offerings like Super Prawn Tempura Sushi roll for sea-food lovers.

What’s more, they have a large selection for vegetarians too.

 

Satiated after a filling meal of an array of sushi, I am already planning my next order from Sushi and More.

Rating : 4.5/5

Delivering from :

Juhu to Andheri Lokhandwala – +91-7045909448 or +91-9930937285
Prabhadevi to Worli – +91-8691980673 or +91-8691980873
Tardeo to Colaba – +91-7506100886 or +91-7506100887

They also deliver Via: Scootsy, Swiggy & Zomato

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The skky is the limit!

Mumbai never ceases to surprise me. My recent visit to Ramada hotel and convention centre, Powai, left me spellbound.  They have just launched their first official rooftop Resto lounge- SKKY. It is easily one of the best dining places in the city, both by way of the food as well as the ambience. Dining in an open air area is a unique experience.

Chef Rohan Koppikar, at Skky, the Pan Asian Resto lounge truly weaves magic in his culinary delights. The menu offers delectable food and drinks on the menu handpicked by their head chefs from various parts of the globe.

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Spread across an area of 8500 sq feet, Skky offers an unobstructed and captivating view of the sky. With stars twinkling above and scenic view of the mountains, it offers an ideal setting for an evening drink, dinner or a get together. The ambience leaves you mesmerized.

The water bodies that flow uniformly throughout the space, divide the tables in a way to exude privacy to diners. I thought it was a great idea and innovative too.

There is a lot to choose from. Tantalize you taste buds with a selection of Pan Asian cuisines (Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese, Chinese) besides gourmet pizzaz, kebabs and an absolutely divine dessert menu with hand-crafted ice creams.

The braised sea food deluxe soup was the perfect start to a great evening. Soothing flavours and the generous helping of sea food made it unique. The wasabi prawns looked delightful and tasted even better. Served with wasabi mayo , seasonal fruits & Flying fish Roe, they were numero uno in my opinion. The California rolls are something I have a weakness for and those too did not disappoint me. What amazed me was how chef made even the wok fried chicken so delicious.

The teppenyaki chicken fried rice was aromatic and flavourful. Like soul food almost. It paired well with the Stir fried minced chicken with bird chilli, garlic, sweet basil & soy.

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I have tasted hand made ice creams in several places across the country but the basil and kiwi ice cream and the paan ice cream at Skky is truly unmatched. The paan flavour undoubtedly was more robust of the two.

The soft music or the showcasing of polo or cricket match on the large screen enhance the dining experience. The staff is well-informed, courteous and prompt. This is a must-visit place for Mumbaikars and visitors. and those who enjoy their drinks, even more so as the bar is really loooooong and exciting.