High Street Phoenix, the best mall in Mumbai came up with a very interesting concept of holding a #SmokedFoodFestival from 13th till 27th January 2017.

There are about 15 participating restaurants curating a special smoked menu. I had the opportunity to taste- 212, Indigo Deli and Main Land China.

We started with 212 All Good.
212 has come out with a very unique cafe style food which is on a healthier note. Not that it claims to be healthy, organic or gluten free but it has definitely made emphasis to make sure the consumer eats delicious food on a healthier note keeping the mind and body active.They source local ingredients, make their spaghettis, pastas and colas in house and have substitutes for maida and dairy.

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I tried the Tea Smoked Tofu- the texture of tofu was silky and firm, in tomato sauce with mild flavour of smoked Darjeeling tea.

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Ginger Lentil Soup- was wonderful having a strong smoked ginger flavour

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Coal Smoked Prawns- lovely with pickled carrots

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Grilled Chicken Breast- The best thing so far!! it had a very strong flavour of Bhut Jolookia jus and the grilled broccoli was a perfect match. Healthy and just perfect.

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Granny’s Apple Pie Jar- Just Do Not miss this if you happen to be at 212. Its on a sweeter note but it will leave you asking for more. Smoked with cinnamon, you can instantly feel it by opening the jar and release of the aroma. Its got a delicious cashew sauce!

Next stop was Indigo Deli.
Food here never ever seems to disappointed me

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I tried the Smoked Cauliflower Cream, Roasted fig with grilled Brie- Cauliflower having a bland taste of its own was well melanged with the smoked flavour and the chilly oil. Quite appetizing

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Cannelloni of Smoked Mushroom, Caramel Onion Compote- Like I said, Indigo never disappoints me. It was fab with the portobello mushroom and overflowing cheese. The compote made in house was the star

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Slow Roasted Goat Shanks, creamy Parmesan Upma, Roasted Onions and Peaches- I didn’t taste this but it definitely looked Fab and i could make out the meat was very well done.

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Saved the best for the last- well at least the dessert included crepes with Mahableshwar Strawberry, caramel Maascarpone Creme. I think the picture will do justice more than words.

Next stop- MainLand China. Very well known for its Chinese or overall Pan Asian cuisine

I tried:

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Smoked Tofu Rolls- felt a little bit dry.

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Paprika Smoked Prawns- Inspite of eating all the above, I couldn’t resist on the prawns. They were Ah-mazing!

We were invited for the #SmokedFoodFestival at Hight Street Phoenix and this is Fatima’s narration

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