Soda Bottle Opener Wala.


Irani cafe culture came to India with Persians back in the 1950s and at one point Bombay was filled with cute little irani cafes. Gradually the tradition of such cafes has died down due to the first of multi-cuisine places and fast food concepts that flooded the city. 

I'm a half parsi, My grandfather himself owned an irani cafe back in the day anx my mom till date tells me stories of the cafe. 

SodaBottleOpenerWala is one of the few places who have kept the doors open to revive this lost tradition bringing with the typical parsi/irani cuisine with the old world interior and charm. 

SodaBottleOpenerWala has come up with "Bombay Old Fashioned" its their effort to put the spotlight of the dying art, culture and food of Bombay and as part of this initiative, They created a unique menu titled "The Wild Side of Bombay", featuring three incredible, unique thalis created from ingredients part-foraged, part-local and seasonal, and using recipes of Varli Tribals who reside in and around Bombay.

The Varli Tribals have been a quintessential part of the city's culture and fabric. And it is this forgotten culture that this special menu - The Wild Side of Bombay captures, through these Thalis.

The "Wild Side of Bombay" menu will be served from 15th November to 31st December 2018, at SodaBottleOpenerWala High Street Phoenix, Powai and Thane outlets in Mumbai. Three versions of the Tribal Thali – Veg, Chicken and Crab include traditional dishes created from a mix of foraged ingredients from the outskirts of the forest, and indegenous local and seasonal ingredients.  The highlights of this menu are locally sourced Mud Crab which’s usually cooked by Tribals on special occassions, Country Chicken cooked in the traditional Tribal way, Gauti Brinjal which’s a local green coloured variant of brinjal, Wild Bamboo shoot cooked as a bhaji, Potato cooked with Gawar (a local bean), Dal cooked with drumstick leaf and Local Forest Greens.

Vegetarian Tribal Thali – Rs. 499++

Gauti Chicken Thali – Rs. 699++

Crab Thali – Rs. 799++

Besides the popular and finger licking dishes , the cafe will serve up a large dose of nostalgia.