Moombai & Co is billed as a “Modern Parsi Cafe” featuring all of Auntie’s favourite Indian Dishes. Moombai & Co Café and Bar takes you on a journey back to the traditional Irani-Parsi cafes, fusing together the magic of olden day Mumbai with the modern vibrancy of Dubai.
The decor is reminiscent featuring ceiling fans, exposed brick, mahogany furniture, bent cane chairs and pendulum wall clocks. They have a dim lighting which goes perfect with the old super hit Bollywood music they play. There are vibrant old Bollywood posters framed, the rickshaw photo booth, keepsakes and many more that have been directly pulled in from Mumbai. “No Swearing, No Flirting, No Gossiping, No Picking Nose, No Childish Tantrums, No Credit” are some of the house rules in Moombai & Co just like you would find in any traditional Parsi cafe.
We were a group of 5 and we had a hearty feast at Moombai & Co. The food was well prepared and was gratifying. Overall, I had an outstanding dining experience. Moombai & Co should absolutely be on your list.
Before we started off with our drinks we were given a Palette Cleanser which was tangy, sweet and rose flavoured. I enjoyed having it.
Chandan ka Sharbat: Refreshing drink made with Sandalwood and essence of Saffron (AED 35)
Nimboo Soda: Classic fresh lime soda with a pinch of salt & sugar (AED 20)
Ananas ka Rus: Freshly squeezed roasted pineapple juice shaken with chat masala balanced with citrus juice. (AED 30)
Masala Cola: A lavish sprinkle of masala powders with cola, topped with ice. (AED 20)
Masala Chai: Chai with a pinch of masala (AED 10)
Bhel Puri: From the Mumbai chowpatty beach with puffed rice, vegetables, crisps and a tangy tamarind sauce. (AED 25)
Keema Pao: Minced lamb cooked on slow fire, a fairy tale affair with the bun since ages is a signature parsi dish. (AED 55)
Masala Calamari: Squids tossed with spices and curry leaves with a dash of squeezed lime. (AED 55)
Tareli Kolmi: Ginger and garlic marinated prawns favored with curry leaves deep fried to perfection. (AED 65)
Murgh Malai Tikka: A delicate chicken preparation in white marinade with yoghurt and cheese, finished with butter and chaat masala. (AED 70)
Tandoori Chicken: Yoghurt and spice marinated chicken cooked in a clay oven. (AED 95)
Chicken Berry B- Biryani: Tender Chicken and Aromatic Long Grain Basmati rice cooked on dum with lots of berries. The biryani was full of Flavours and Aromas served in an earthen pot. (AED 95)
Zaffran Gosht Biryani: An all-time classic, tender lamb with lots of saffron – the king of spices. Layered with rice and cooked to perfection. (AED 115)
Butter Chicken: My all-time favorite is a star item on their menu. Chicken cooked in clay pot in tomato and fenugreek leaves velvety curry. (AED 90)
Rumali Roti: Thin like paper and folded like handkerchief bread, which is an art by itself baked on “ULTA TAWA” (AED 15)
Garlic and Cheese Naan: Naan does not need a liner now, but imagine when your favourite naan bread comes with a filling of cheese and crusted with garlic. So, good. (AED 15)
Dinner without a Dessert? Of course, not!
Baked Gulab Jamun: Something that I tried for the first time ever, baked mini Gulab Jamuns with rabdi was a delight. I am going back for more. (AED 45)
Kulfi Platter: Kulfi Platter with season kulfis and fresh cut fruits is an end to a perfect meal. (120)
Kulfi Falooda: Creamy reduced milk kulfi with sweet noodles, chai seeds and rose syrup. (AED 45)
Where: The H Dubai, Trade Center Area, sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
Timings: 11 am to 12 midnight on weekdays and 11.00AM till 1:00AM on weekends.
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this blog are based on my own thoughts, knowledge and experiences.