They've flown in 12 chefs for this, and have probably adhered to every hygiene standard in the rule-book. It's scary to eat street food like this.
A 5-star restaurant is among the worst places on earth to eat street food, but you could try - Novotel Hyderabad is hosting a Mumbai Street Food Festival at its restaurant "The Square". The festival is being held from 17th to 26th this month, from 6:30pm to 11pm everday.
The wide array of concoctions that make up street food in Mumbai is as vast as the city itself, and carry the influences of the different regions from which people have come and made the metropolis their home. While the festival offers universal favourites like Pav Bhaaji, Pindi Chole Batura, Kheema Pav, Bheja Fry, Franky Rolls and Lifafas, Panki and Chilla, Burji Pavs, and Mirchi Vadas, there are some indigenous "Aamchi Maharashta" preparations like Vada-Pav, Kothimbir Vadi and Zunka Bhakar. While Vada-pav can be called the common-man's burger, Kothimbir Vadis are crispy fried vadas enriched by the flavour of cilantro leaves, and Zunka Bhakar is an onion and gram-flour dry dish peppered by mustard and curry leaves.
10 varieties of sherbets, 5 flavors of tea, and sweets like Tawa Gulab Jamoon and Imarti, will also take part in this zesty and zhakaas food affair.
Canopies, carts, stalls and bandis, named after some famous locations of the mega-city have been put up, and peppy Bollywood numbers playing in the background will work up the Mumbai milieu for you. The hotel is also holding a contest during the festival, in which you could win a complimentary weekend stay package at Novotel Juhu (Mumbai), and live up the experience in the real place.
12 chefs have been specially flown in from Mumbai for this festival, recreate the culinary magic in a 5-star ambience.
The buffet is priced at Rs. 1,000. Please contact 6682-4422 for further information.