In part 1 of this segment, we took you on a tour of the tea restaurant, Mister Chai. This photo essay is about the food offerings and aromatic teas one can get at Mister Chai.
We all love our tea breaks at the corner tea shop during office hours, fondly called as chai ki tapri. Mister Chai brings your favourite tea spot inside the hotel lobby. Here’s the mini version of tha chai ki tapri.
The all-time favourite cutting masala chai is served in these aqua-colour glasses. They gel well with the colour of the upholstery.
Along with the masala chai, you can enjoy some Indian snacks which are served in this rustic vessel, known as Namkeen ka dabba.
Chakli, namkeen moongfali (curry patta peanut) and chana jor garam; these filled our namkeen ka dabba.
At Chef Neeraj Tyagi’s recommendation, we tried the Corn Bhel and I would say this was possibly the best rendition of this Mumbai street snack.
We further moved on the regional teas and what better than the Kashmiri Kahwa especially in the winter months. Loaded with dry fruits, nuts and saffron, this tea is very strong in aroma but mild in flavour.
The first dish that came to our table was SPDP [Do not think anything otherwise ;-)]. The golgappas with a twist as they are filled with white peas and yogurt.
After the Dilli wali chaat, it was the famous Mumbai sandwich named after the transport corporation of the city, MTDC. Served with chilli potato chips, this one gets full marks for presentation.
While talking about street food, this one can’t be missed at any cost. Vada Pao is the undeclared king of street food in Mumbai and is making fans in other Indian cities as well. Injected with tangy chutneys, this one was towards the lesser side of spicy to suit the taste buds of the guests at Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel, New Delhi which are mostly foreigners and expats.
All good things should end on a sweet note. The pan-flavoured chocolate is highly recommended at Mister Chai.
Phone Number: 011-41191020
Address: Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel, 19, Ashoka Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Text and images by Supriya Aggarwal