Monday, 31 August 2015
Five Fat Monks, Bandra, Mumbai
It was just another weekend. Instead of staying at home catching up on my sleep that I usually do, I was dragged out of home by my awesome sister to go on an impromptu shopping trip to Bandra :D Well, so there we were,the 3 of us, my mom, my sister and myself, at Bandra. Roaming around the Linking Road stretch, as always, getting smushed by the weekend shopping crowd in Bandra from all sides and half an hour of that mushy smushy left me starved :D As always :P
So my sister, who is every bit as much of a big foodie as I am, said, 'We are going to Five Fat Monks today'.
''What? We are going for some blessing thingy? She said shopping, why are we going to a Temple now???''
Yeah, sleep-deprived me comes up with stuff like that :P
Turns out Five Fat Monks is a temple of good food :D Me likey :) Situated just beside Subway on Linking Road, opposite National College-you cross the road and then there is a road on your left,yeah, walk 3 minutes on that and enter this temple of good food :D
Sample the pictures of the vibrant indoors; Love the color scheme, all white and red and a bit of grey, dashing good looks, perfect for the youth-theme they are going for. It was 7 PM and we could see a couple in one corner and some college kids chatting on the other. Very nice. Not a large place, actually it is a small place with a very cafe-like feel but wait till you have the food, it is perfectly gourmet level. There is an open kitchen too :)
Food is Asian/Chinese. So you have Soups, Noodles, Rice and Thai Curries, Dim-sums, Spring Rolls and so on. The best thing to do is make your own wok :D Choose from rice or noodles, then some veggies, garnish, sauce and they mix it all up and serve it to you just the way you like it. Portions are great as we were 3 starving creatures who had ordered 3 main dishes and we were full to the brim.
We had 2 make-our-own woks,
1 was Noodles with Veggies in Kung Pao Sauce (Good) and other was Flat noodles with Veggies and Tofu in Hunan Sauce (YUM!)
PLUS Veg Dim-Sums (SUPER YUM) for starters
PLUS Steamed Rice with Thai Green Curry (Good)
PLUS Honey Sesame Noodles with Ice Cream for dessert (Okay)
I wish there was more of Thai Curry, it seemed like we had more Rice than the Curry and also the dessert could have been better as we could hardly see any honey atop those crunchy sesame noodles. The dim-sums and noodles were simply outstanding. Not excessively oily, Had amazing amount of veggies and Sauces were great. It was Finger-Licking Good! And overall, very reasonably priced too. 2 people can stuff themselves here in just about Rs. 600 :)
I am definitely going back here and recommending this awesome place to every foodie out there :) Go to Five Fat Monks with friends/ family/ alone, you will thank me for sure :D ♥