While the world seemingly has been taken over by coffee-lovers, there is a strong majority who silently but steadily sip their warm masala chai. Luckily, we no longer just have to drink tea but can eat it too. The next time you’re out, why not replace the usual cup with a bite of one of these tea-infused dishes?
Six Dishes To Try At Mumbai Restaurants If You're Obsessed With Chai
Masala Chai Popsicle
Slurp on another form of your favourite chai at The Bombay Canteen. The masala chai has been frozen over and turned into a popsicle ice-cream. This along with a nice sweet caramel sauce and a few bits of biscuit crumbs make for a sweet ending to an explosive meal.
Note that this item isn’t always on their permanent menu, so call before you head there.
Price: INR 180
Chai Ice Cream with Masala Foam
At the Masala Library, you can always expect the unexpected. Get your spoon ready and take a scoop of the chai-flavoured ice-cream served in a cutting chai glass here, with a bubbly foam of masala. This is sprinkled and served with cinammon powder and best bitten into with the cinammon cookies they serve alongside. Cheers?
Price: INR 480
Tea Leaf Salad
A tea leaf salad? Well, why not. Burma Burma serves a lean mean salad machine in the form of this signature dish of theirs. The tea leaves in themselves are a bit bitter, and so they add 16 more ingredients to this including two types of lettuce, a few varieties of tomatoes, a handful of nuts, jalapenos and more. Sounds refreshing to us.
Price: INR 340
Green Tea Macarons
Yuatcha makes green tea macarons, the two layers of which are filled with a jasmine cream. Talk about being healthy while eating dessert.
Price: INR 79 a pop
Tea Soup at Tea Trails
Tea trails is where all the tea is at. Not only do they have an insane number of the types of tea on the menu, but amazing dishes made of tea too. They have three types of tea soups – a matcha broccoli soup, chamomile tuber soup, and thai pumpkin soup.
Price: INR 220
Jasmine Tea Crème Brulee
We have always loved the crème brulee, for the satisfying cracking sound when you break through the top layer. Whether you are a crème brulee aficionado, or haven’t tried it yesterday, you have to try the jasmine tea crème brulee at this lovely restaurant in Juhu, The Fable. It’s a café for book-lovers by book-lovers and this tea-dessert we hear goes really well with your favourite novel.
Price: INR 225
You can also try a matcha flavoured parfait by the Parfait Company, Green Tea Tiramisu at Yuuka and a Chiffon Cake at Fatty Bao.