India can now be experienced within Dubai itself! Bombay Bungalow (previously known as House of Curry) has got the perfect traditional interiors which creates an ambience with a proper indian touch!
The place is located by the beach at JBR. The basement parking would allow you a free parking for first 3 hours spent at Bombay bungalow which makes your visit even more convenient.
The menu offers limited options which makes it easier for the customers to choose their dishes without much confusion and thought.
To start with, we ordered for an Onion Bhajia and Guac Pani Puri. Onion BHajias are something that could never go wrong! These crispy onion fritters was served along with a cucumber raita. These delicious fritters could be munched on all day without getting bored of! Guac Pani Puri was something different i had come across! This one was their take on their traditional pani puri. A mexican touch to this popular indian snack, did great wonders! The puris were stuffed with guacamole and came along with some spicy chilli dressing. The combination was a REAL HIT! A must try when at this place!
From the salad section, we tasted their Bungalow salad. Though i’m not a salad fan, this salad, filled with vegetables and greens was absolutely delicious. Enjoying some great salad, along with keeping a check on calories is like a dream come true for all of us! 😛
Moving on to their Kababs & Tikkas, we tried out the Haryali Fish Tikka and Tandoor Chicken. The Hariyali Fish Tikka was HEAVENLY! Suppper soft and delicious fish served along with passionfruit chutney. Ohhh What a combination this was! This dish should not be missed especially if you are a seafood lover!
The tandoor chicken was served on a bed of tadka laban – it astonishes me how they come up with such unique combinations that go along so well! Again, a supperb dish with great flavors and taste. The only exception being the chicken was a bit chewy and hard. But ofcourse, this could be improved anytime. The focus being the taste, was yummy!
Starting off with the mains, we ordered for a tawa baingan as a side dish and burrata butter chicken & mustard prawns from their signature main dishes. Being an eggplant fan, i absolutely loved the tawa baingan – spicy, tasty and delicious, this was a perfect one for my taste buds!
Doesn’t the name buratta butter chicken seem unique and different on its own?!
The dish was just like a typical butter chicken made in fenugreek tomato gravy, just that it included a burrata cheese right in the middle. This dish might sound a bit wierd to you but i would highly recommend to try this one! This dish genuinely is worth a try! The rich thick gravy went really well along with burrata.
The mustard prawn, again, was a hit dish! This one came in a coconut lime gravy and had a hint of mustard. Prawn lovers, you’ve got to try this!
To go along with these mains, we had ordered for some cheese naans and Merguez Lamb Pulao. The cheese naans were on its own a MAIN DISH! Looking at The oozing out hot melted cheese from the naan, i was sure this ones going to be fab! Being a cheese lover, i would agree that the kitchen team has done full justice to this cheese naan. A MUST MUST TRY! The merguez lamb pulao was filled with baby potatoes and topped with a fried egg. I loved the concept of an egg in a pulao and it actually tasted really good with the rice. The pulao was good enough, but i’m sure the team can work better on its spices and flavor.
Moving on to the best part of the meal, THE DESSERTS! We ordered for a coconut rasmalai and a chocolate fondant. I SWEAR I HAVEN’T HAD A BETTER RASMALAI TILL DATE! This rasmalai was served as a stack of two with a dash of salted caramel in between which enhanced the taste! Being supper full by the end of the meal, i was not expecting that i would finish off this plate of rasmalai but surprisingly i did! Thanks to the heavenly taste of these delicious dumplings!
On another note, the chocolate fondant was a bit of disappointment. The concept of fondant calls for a melted chocolate from the inner side of fondant. However, this fondant was absolutely dry and tasted very average.
I would instead suggest you to try the alphonso mango kulfi and the best ever coconut ramalai!
The service here was excellent and we din’t had to wait much for anything! The staff was friendly and very welcoming. The food was really good, overall and the presentation of every dish was spectacular! This place is worth a visit!