This post should be a part of a larger post on Vada Pao and Pao Bhaji by a food joint I accidentally discovered just 2 days back. But I decided to split the post into 2 separate posts as covering both Vada Pao and Pao Bhaji would mean a very big post, and I didn’t want you to read an epic.
Sorry Guys, Delayed this post is delayed by a week as I was down with the fever.
So coming back to our superstar for the day – Vada Pao.
For those who do not understand what a Vada Pao is, kindly visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vada_pav
Before I had the first vada pao of my life, which was not until a few years back, I always thought what’s d big deal about aloo bonda sandwiched between 2 bun slices and eaten with a chatni. Huh! crazy people, going crazy over a crazy dish.
But the above feelings changed and changed instantly when I had my first Vada Pao at the Maharashtra Pavilion Canteen at Trade Fair in Pragati Maidan.
Though it was not that great, but it definitely made me realise what great tasting potential this amazing dish had and triggered my search for awesomely tasty vada pao. After that, I tasted Vada Paos at several places in Delhi NCR, tried making them at home, but was not really happy. Though in the process I also tasted some very yummy Vada Paos from Mumbai, which further lowered my expectations of getting great tasting Vada Paos in Delhi NCR.
Finally tried the Vada Pao at Maharashtra Food Stall at Ambiance Mall, Gurgaon and satisfied myself that this is the best I can find in Delhi-NCR. Though over past two years, they could not maintain the taste and quality, something which happens with most eating joints.
Still, it remained my favorite place to eat Vada Pao until ten days back when I accidentally found the ultimate place for awesomely tastyVada Pao in Delhi NCR.
The joint’s name is Fingerlickerz and it is in Dwarka Sector 11 market. Very Clean joint, cleanest of all the Indian Street Food Road Joint’s I’ve come across.
The Vada Pao’s are not authentic Mumbaiya as Pao are not like the regular Mumbai style Paos but still taste better than what I’ve ever tasted in Delhi-NCR.
Vadas are great. One bite and you are in heaven. Red chilly garlic masala again not authentic, but tastes much much better than Mumbiya Masala. Perfectly buttered and served with teekhi green chillies and green chatni.
The owner was also nice, decent and educated. So overall experience was just great. Best part, had to pay just Rs. 40 for a place of Vada Pao.
They also do a great packing for take away. But sadly don’t provide any home delivery. They also serve the tastiest pav bhaji I’ve ever had (5 different kinds) and veg Bombay biryani (The only item I was not impressed with), maybe because Pao bhaji and Vada Pao were out of this world.
I’ll be writing about my experience on Pav Bhaji in the next post which will also have the detailed menu, location and phone number of the outlet.
My ratings for Vada Pao :
Vada Pao : 4.9/5 . 0.1 deducted for not being authentic in the presentation (though nice presentation)
Prices : Rs. 40 for 2vada pao (1 plate)
Value for Money: 7/5 . cheap for the type and quality of ingredients used.
Ambiance : Though roadside eating joint, but extremely neat and clean. Loved it.
Experience : Left me wanting for more.
I’ll be updating the post on Pao Bhaji in a day or two, and will be sharing the Outlet details in it. so Keep checking the blog or like my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/EatLagoon for more pics and latest updates.
Till then, lots of good wishes for Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Bihu and Pongal. May this harvest season bring lots of tasty, yummy food to keep your tummy and taste buds happy.