Bombay Howrah Dining Car - a journey into regional Indian cuisines
Host Priya & Aniruddha
$52.91 per guest
Host Priya & Aniruddha
$52.91 per guest
My husband Aniruddha and I are the co-creators and chefs of the Bombay Howrah Dining Car. We were born and brought up in Mumbai, and have lived and worked in Hong Kong and Singapore.
The Bombay Howrah Dining Car is a supper club that focuses on regional Indian cuisines from the states of Maharashtra and West Bengal (in the West and East of India). The best Marathi and Bengali food is usually found in homes and as a result very few people have a chance to try these cuisines. Being passionate cooks ourselves we want more people to try the food we grew up eating but with a modern sensibility. And we believe that the personalized dining experience we offer at our home is a wonderful way to enjoy these cuisines, explore the diversity of Indian food and meet new people.
Our house is centrally located close to Orchard Road.
This was a great dining experience. The menu was innovative, the food was delicious and the conversation was fun. The hosts took good care of us...we hope very much to be back!
Everything about the experience was absolutely fantastic. Priya and Aniruddha are such lovely hosts. The evening was full of delectable food, interesting conversations and quite a lot of laughter! The different courses were presented beautifully, the flavours were exquisitely balanced and the desserts were out of the world (masala chai pannacotta FTW). Do not even think twice and book your spot at their next available date.
It is an awesome experience combining warm hospitality and wanting-to-go-back food! Priya and Aniruddha make you feel so welcome and chatting with them is as easy as meeting a friend you know. Conversation revolves around food of course and more. Their house has beautiful curios each with a story that makes for great conversation. And the food.. it's a rollercoaster ride for the tastebuds.. loved each dish! This was my second visit and I am surely planning for more.
My first experience was so good, I decided to return! And this time with a group of friends who can appreciate good food, wine and company. The menu was awesome so lets do this one by one. It all started with Eggs Kejriwal, a dish that is so famous and it was as good as any I have tasted in Bombay. Its awesome how three simple things can make a dish so tasty, cheese, eggs and chilli. Then came the Mutton Kebabs!! The ones that easily melt in your mouth, with the correct hint of spices and if I can remember correctly it came with some Kasundi mixed with Mayonnaise. Total bliss! Trying my best not to drool over my laptop. Next came, Malvani Gnocchi, an sumptuous innovative dish. Gnocchi made from potatoes were awesome....and placed on a layer of spicy Malvani sauce... delicious, delicious delicious!! The next main was Prawns in tender coconut and tomato chutney with rice! Prawns are cooked inside in the Coconut itself in the oven!! It had all the right flavours of a Daab Chingri. It was all cooked and served in a green coconut. For vegetarians it can be Paneer instead of Prawns and believe me, it was awesome. Desserts, was my favourite that evening, and a dish that blew my taste buds was Bhapa Doi topped with Boozy cherries ( you could taste the brandy ) and fried almonds. Such simple ingredients but put together, the dish leaves you with such fond memories of the whole evening itself..The last dessert , Masala Chai Panna Cotta was also good. It was served in the cutting chai glasses... which only added to its taste and the over all experience. I love coming back to Bombay Howrah! The menu is always delectable and company always feels like being at 'home'
Lovely evening with warm, gracious and talented hosts! Priya and Aniruddha put their heart and soul into making your experience truly memorable. Their creative menu brings you a burst of traditional Indian flavors from classic dishes, but with surprisingly delightful twists! My favourites from last evening were the Tomato Saar (served as a sorbet), Malvani Gnocchi and the Bhapa Doi (Steamed Yoghurt Pudding). Presentation is quirky and delightful, flavours as well as textures are well balanced through the six course meal, and the hosts are clearly passionate and knowledgeable. All in all a fabulous evening! Thank you for looking after us, Priya and Aniruddha, we'll be back soon!
We really enjoyed the warm and attentive hospitality and equally delicious and thoughtful menu. With 6 courses - the presentation, the flavors and the anecdotes accompanying each course left us feeling really satisfied and inspired. The combining of traditional with creative (doi begun on a cracker, anyone? ) tells you these folks are pros! Great company, Great food - all in all an evening well-spent!
An unpretenious feast for the senses... in a cozy home filled with beautiful memories from around the world & companionable hosts! I was looking forward to a traditional Indian dinner, and was pleasantly surprised by the modern Indian fusion cuisine served 'kaiseki' style - perfect for the ladies. Every course was a medley of colours, textures and flavours. I loved the appetising prawn in tomato-raisin chutney, with just the right balance of spices and tangy tomato. And of course there is always space for a charming dessert of mango yoghurt tart served on edible flowers, to round up an enjoyable meal amidst free-flowing conversations and warm company. Go for the wonderful food, but expect to leave with a memorable experience!
There is something to be said about being served a gourmet meal in this eclectic house. You feel like a part of an exclusive club, yet with all the warmth of an Indian home. I have lived in India all my life & been blessed to have had Bengali & Marathi cuisines over the years. But not quite the ones I’ve had at Priya & Aniruddha’s place. The combination of the two cuisines & the flavours that both sharply contrast and blend with each other make you want to come back for more. To name a few, the Tomato Saar Sorbet & the Prawn Malai curry look deceptively simple dishes, except when you taste the complexity of flavours in your mouth. There is a lot to be said for the variety that is served, using Indian & local ingredients. And last, but not the least making Indian food look good on a plate is by no means a small achievement. But then, nothing less should expected from our MasterChef Asia contestant (Priya) and the ‘French’ Bengali (Aniruddha). I would strongly recommend entrusting your palate with these two home chefs & enjoy their company & the course on the Bombayhowrahdiningcar.
A beautiful story takes us through amazing dishes. Indian based cuisine with a few international touches. Better come with a very empty belly because there are a lot of delicious things to try and I did not fell like leaving a single crumb in my plate !