Ten-Second Takeaway

A charming new place on busy Dickenson Road, My Way Little Dinette has a menu that includes regular cafe fare but, we think, it’s their Parsi offerings that will draw you in.

Chow Down

Patrani Machhi, Sali Boti

Sip On

Iced Tea

Winning For

Their Parsi fare that tastes like it has come straight out of a home kitchen, the pretty ambience and the friendly {if slow} service.

Lowdown On The Ambience

The colours of the Dinnette will bring a smile on your face. The brick exteriors with long green windows, the bright pink railing, and the magenta table tops all make for a happy mix.

What’s On The Menu?

While we waited for our food {it proved to be a rather long wait. But they are less than a month old so we’ll give them the benefit of the doubt}, we looked around for signs of things to come. We must report that the signs were more than encouraging. A middle-aged couple gave the host a thumbs-up on their way out. And a table, full of young professionals, behind us happily exclaimed that they had ordered practically everything on the menu because the “food was AWESOME!”

We tend to agree with that verdict especially when we unfolded banana leaves and were greeted by the sight of the Patra Ni Machi. The flaky chunks of fish {with its juices intact} were coated with a thick layer of coconut mixed in with coriander and spices before being steamed. We really appreciated that extra squirt of lime that gave the dish a punch. Next came the Sali Boti accompanied by two, generously buttered paos. Topped with thin sticks of crunchy, fried-up potato {the sali}, the chunks of mutton were immersed in a tangy, tomato-based gravy that we mopped up in two minutes.

After being bombarded by flavours through the two dishes, The Dhansak, at the end, was bit too bland for us. The mutton came apart at the touch of the fork, the gravy was thick and heavy with the flavour of the lentils but we craved for that extra something like that sprinkling of fried onions sprinkled on top of the rice. It had a lovely sweetness that cut through the dish but there was too little of it for it to make any real impact.

So, We’re Thinking…

This one’s a keeper, dikhra! On our next trip, we look forward to the brain cutlets, the Mutton Kheema Pattice, and plenty more of that Sali Boti and Patra Ni Machi. 

Where: 44/5, Dickenson Road

Price: INR 1,000 for two

Contact: 080 40927240

Timings: 9am – 9pm

Check out their website here.


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