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5 Must-Try Restaurants Near Juhu Beach, Mumbai

When in the city of Mumbai, a walk by the Juhu beach is an ultimate bliss.

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The city of Mumbai
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It might be your first time, honeymoon or every weekend plan, but a walk along the Juhu beach in Mumbai is indeed one of the best feelings.

After the sultry noon soothes, how about being by the shore with your favorite set of people. In fact, many are found to sit or roam around the Juhu beach alone, for a walk or just to admire the gorgeous Arabian Sea.

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Sunset at Juhu Beach
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Some young couples with photographers, some kids with their balls and balloons, aunties with their gossip doses, the local vendor’s altogether weaves an engaging affair at all time of the year.

Added to this, if lucky you may greet a Bollywood celebrity here. Many of them are spotted here especially during late evenings and early mornings for their jogging session.

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A snapshot of Juhu beach
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Now, once in Juhu beach you cannot miss the food fair that exhibits right opposite to it. From tiny eateries to lavish hotels, the area has every kind of restaurant to serve your mood. The variety is sure to confuse you, but again a good guide can land you to a culinary paradise.

Thus BYT, your sincere culinary guide lists the best choices you can pick from among the eateries around Juhu Beach.

Chaayos

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Inside Chaayos, Juhu
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Keeping it simple, it’s a café known for the tea and Indian snacks they serve. They open quite early and closes pretty late, and thus can be your choice for breakfast, quick grab or dinner. The main course many are varied which gives you vast varieties to pick from. Also, spacious place decked with all Indian goodies makes it an ideal choice when you are in a big group at the Juhu Beach.

The Spare Kitchen

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Inside the Spare Kitchen
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Recognized as a popular pub in town, this has earned fame for its late night servings. Also, their ladies night is a big hype. The place is located inside Hotel King’s International Compound and from outside, you might not feel the fun and frolic inside. But walk in, to explore their posh ambiance, colorful menu and loud music. The place is an apt pick for party poppers and nocturnal of Mumbai.

Fat Man’s Café and Grill

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A Continental food spread
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If in mood for some Italian or Continental food, then this is the place to be. As the name says, the menu is equally fat. The ambiance is merry composed of people and music that you are sure to love at any point of the day. Pizza, pasta, pancakes, omelette – the menu is long and thus, you need to combine the right dishes to make a memorable meal.

Jantar Mantar

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Meat preparation at Jantar Mantar
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Well, the Delhi monument has not shifted. This one is an exclusive North Indian and Awadhi restaurant very close to the Juhu Church where you can head to relish some Indian dishes. kebab, biriyani, rotis and rice are served sizzling hot with chilled deserts to end with. If you have less time in hand, you can always pick their rich roti rolls for a refreshing taste.

Facing East

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A look of Facing East
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Waiting for you with an Asian culinary spread, this place is meant for the fish lovers. They have Chinese, Asian and Sea food items – each very distinct in its own style. The place has two seating segments, yet it often remains over crowded especially in weekend. Prior table booking is recommended if you want to finger lick their delicious delights.

Buddhist Cuisine: Features and Facts

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An authentic Buddhist spread
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Standing very parallel to Hindu beliefs and customs, Buddhism is an absolutely independent religion that has its own set of rituals and regulations followed by 300 million people of this world. While standing out from the rest, the Buddhists even sketched their style of diet, popularly known as Buddhist cuisine.

BYT lists 8 highlights of the Buddhist cuisine that you may try with a fellow Buddhist and have idea about a completely new kind of culinary spread:

Meat – Yes or No?

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Consumption of meat in Buddhism
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Buddhists are predominantly meat lovers except the priests, monks, nuns or those abiding the Bodhisattva path. So, when in Buddhism, it depends on your wish whether you will be a meat eater or not. However, Buddha himself is believed to have died for over consumption of tainted pork.

Vegetarian Buddhists use gluten, tofu, agar and other plant products instead of meat in their meals.

Redefining the Food Habits

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A Buddhist meal
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Buddhists do not prefer much of poultry products. Those who are strictly vegetarians prefer lentils, beans, soups, salads, and vegetable dishes in menu. In case of meat, a broth or stew based preparation is preferred. A sect of Buddhists is known for abstaining from meat and yet keeping fish as a major constituent of their meals.

Limitation in Snacks

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Fruit bowl, the preferable snack
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Buddhists are not very fond of snacks. Between meals, they drink a lot of tea or opt for fresh bowls of fruits as snacks. This is mainly to aim for a healthy living and abstaining from junk food.

Dessert is Special

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Dessert among Buddhists
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For Buddhists, dessert is indeed a special affair that can be consumed only during happy occasions and feasts. Rice pudding and oatsbar are common Buddhist desserts that are seen on table only during festivals. This is mainly to balance the carbohydrate consumption of the body.

Post Meditation Dining

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Meditation is important
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Buddhists emphasize on meditation to a great extent. This is mainly to keep the body and lifestyle at calm and composed state. Thus they prefer taking each meal after a short span of meditation so that the calm body helps for faster metabolism and digestion.

Breakfast Menu

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Porridge, the healthy breakfast
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In case of breakfast, the Buddhists do not have much variety and prefer hot bowls of porridge usually topped with cinnamon, pumpkin seeds, raisins, muesli. Though this may sound a subtle start for a day, but it’s definitely healthy!

Shojin Ryori: A Food Style by Zen Buddhists of Japan

Culinary experts across the globe are quite enthusiastic when it comes to “Shojin Ryori”.

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Shojin Ryori, a typical meal
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Shojin Ryori, mostly implies their vegetarian cooking style. It’s the abundant availability of both wild and cultivated vegetables in Japan that led to the emergence of such a culinary style. It started during the 13th century, when Zen Buddhism, a kind of Buddhist practice started in Japan.

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Zen Buddhist nuns
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A typical Shojin Ryori meal consists of a soup, and three dishes, together called as ichi ju san sai. Soy, tofu, kozu – are common ingredients in a Shojin Ryori meal, usually complimented with pickles of various kinds.

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Ichi Ju San Sai, the soup
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During the training span of a Buddhist monk in Japan, experting in Shojin Ryori culinary form is important. Some of its dishes require elaborate preparation time with dedicated efforts. One example would be sesame paste, a popular dish that needs long hours of grinding in a pestle and mortar.

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Seasame paste
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Speciality of Shojin Ryori cuisine includes, there happens to be no waste during production of this food. Every spread necessarily has a balance of five flavours and colours that completes its composition.  Use of garlic, onion, meat, fish, insects and other pungent flavours is completely abstained in Shojin Ryori.

Shojin Ryori menu is also very much based on nature. Buddhists consider seasonal agricultural products as flow of nature and thus, incorporate them in their plates. During spring, emphasis is led on new sprouts that come up; in summer it’s the green leaves that are preferable; during autumn, it’s more of fruits and nuts while in winter, root veggies and fruits are the main ingredients.

Before the consumption of a Shojin Ryori spread in a Zen Temple, five principles or prayers are chanted which includes:  Reflect on the effort that brings us this food; Reflect on our imperfections as we receive the meal; Reflect on mindfulness to be free from attachment, anger and ignorance; Reflect on taking this food as a medicine to sustain good health and Reflect on the fulfilment of our practice as we accept the offerings.

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Buddhists monks during feast
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Shojin Ryori: The Art of Japanese Vegetarian Cuisine
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Authors and bloggers have already made ample research on this culinary style and produced elaborate thesis on it. Among them, “Shojin Ryori: The Art of Japanese Vegetarian Cuisine” by Danny Chu is one of the best work to know more about this special culinary style developed by Zen Buddhist monks of Japan.

Chor Bizarre – Lavasa, Pune

Pune has many great food joints around but Chor Bizarre has come into being rather unique! India’s ‘Thieves’ Market’ has always been quite well-known and Chor Bizarre rekindles the essence of the ‘Chor Bazaar’ in the core of Lavasa, Pune, for you!

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Chor Bizarre, Pune

Chor Bizarre is made to reflect the charm and fascinating world of Aladdin’s cave of antiques and shining gold with a redefined interior design and subtly added modernistic touches. The restaurant is a gallery displaying India’s regalia, consequentiality and gaiety!

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Mutton curry – Chor Bizarre

Chor Bizarre serves authentic Indian dishes that varies from the northern tip of India, Jammu and Kashmir and travels all the way, across the length and breadth of the country! India is so diverse that it is said that you need not repeat the same dish during any meal for over years! Chor Bizarre has handpicked recipes that are famous and popular from all the different parts of the country of assorted cultures, India. Chor Bizarre is celebrated for the Kashmiri cuisine it serves and is the only restaurant outside of Kashmir valley that has access to the royal secrets of ‘Wazwan’ – the ceremonial feast of 36 courses!!  Chor Bizarre is thus able to offer traditional ‘Tarami’ in addition to other ‘Thalis’ – a sampling of dishes from various parts of India, to make your eating experience, a journey to remember.

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Phirni – Chor Bizarre

Chor Bizarre also serves ‘Tak-a-Tak’ platters, a range of ‘Chaats’ and prides itself on a large vegetarian repertoire. The vintage car that serves as a unique salad and chaat mobile supplementing the lavish buffet is worth seeing in person!

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Chor Bizarre 7 Course Meal Menu

Now, Chor Bizarre has an exclusive offer live for you… A grand scale, 7 course meal, both vegetarian and Non-vegetarian, at an attractively affordable price, only for you! The menu features two types of Appetizers to choose from in each case, two types of soups, four types of salads, four types of sorbets, six types of main courses for vegetarians and four types for non-vegetarians, four types of staples in each section to eat the main courses with, four types of Indian breads and four types of desserts in each division to end the splendid meal with!

What are you waiting for?

Call 076767 76767 or click here to make a reservation and enjoy one of the best spreads of scintillating Indian cuisine food at Chor Bizarre, Pune!!

Blue Ginger – The Taj West End Hotel, Bangalore

Blue Ginger, a fantastic eatery tucked in The Taj West End Hotel, Racecourse Road, Bangalore, has really made a mark with their unique Vietnamese cuisine. You should not miss it for the world, it’s that awesome!

Blue Ginger, The Taj West End Hotel

Blue Ginger, The Taj West End Hotel

Notably the first Vietnamese cuisine restaurant in India, it offers absolutely exotic food. When you sit back in the cosy chairs and breathe in the aromas of finest Vietnamese food, you’ll definitely be transported into a world of total ecstasy! As is well-known, Taj is all about quality. Blue Ginger stands in all its pride as one of the best eateries of the Taj chains all over India!

Blue Ginger offers you one of the most rustic and romantic dining experiences. Set with a pavilion amidst handcrafted pastoral Vietnamese village setting with little cascades, a lotus pond and tropical plants yet equipped with the most contemporary amenities!  The chairs are crafted out of water hyacinth fibre and there are big stone vases filled with petals. The evenings are lit up with silk lanterns and flaming torches, bringing about an exclusive ambience.  The crockery has Vietnamese military processions running all around it to add to the complete essence.

Vietnamese style roasted duck

Vietnamese style roasted duck

Blue Ginger has a great grills section and others belonging to the usual do-it-yourself counters where you can actually make your great, unique Vietnamese delicacy! You must also be on the lookout for the Chef’s Special of the day… Seafood lovers are bound to have a bonanza since extensive seafood items are available, parallel to meaty options. The ‘Pho’, very common, flavourful, signature dish of Vietnam, is available in Blue Ginger with many versions containing vegetables, chicken, seafood, or tenderloin in the big bowl of flat noodles, sprouts, many herbs like basil and cilantro, aromatics like ginger and lime, flavouring agents like black peppercorns, fish sauce, star anise and more… But the secret of its singularity lies in the stock!

Steamed jumbo prawns

Steamed jumbo prawns

You must visit here to feel its charm first hand and revel in what Blue Ginger has on offer along with a drink or two brought in from the Blue Bar! Call 076767 76767 or click here to make a reservation for a guaranteed wonderful meal with your family and friends.