Thursday, September 04, 2008

Vada Pav from Maakan Mumbai

I've only learnt about this Indian street snack recently. It was a type of vegetarian burger known as vada pav or wada pav. Apparently quite popular as a snack in India. There seemed to be another stall down at Lau Pa Sat that also sold this but I got this from Maakan Mumbai (18 Raffles Quay, Stall 60, Lau Pa Sat Festival Market) based also on a recommendation. After some sniffing around, the bun didn't quite turn out to be what I expected. It was cold and the dry bread wasn't even heated up. Certainly didn't look like it was pan fried in butter and sprinkled chilli powder. The deep fried spiced potato patty tasted sweet instead of savoury (in my mind, i was imagining something like a begedil ). Is that how they're suppose to be like?


red fir said...

The grease bomb on youtube would have tasted so much better.

Soham said...

The Pav or bread is never toasted or spiced up in vada pav. The vada or burger inside is supposed to be steaming hot and spicy. probably the chef there made it not so spicy for non-indian tastes because I doubt any non-indian can eat the real vada pav with original amount of spices sided with greeen chilli