From the rusty confines of the original Bade Miya, we now come to a more restaurant-style setting. This two-levelled place is brightly lit and is always crowded. Black uniformed waiters (with red ties) buzz amid the functional table and benches. But you cannot blame the management for not making an effort. People who want a better setting for enjoying Bade Miya’s legendary dishes can come here. Emotions could run high once again as far as the fare is concerned, but one thing everybody will agree on is the price (average meal for two costs`500). The hard cover, handsome, sepia-toned menu (Bade Miyas’ photograph, et al) adds on many a biryani and dish not served on the street. It’s the Mutton Seekh Kebab that comes out tops, but does not taste as exquisite as it does when had on the street. Malai Tangdi Kebab is too dry at lunch but is succulent at dinner time. Chicken Shammi Kebab disappoints with its undercooked stickiness, as does the doughy Baida Roti. Flavoursome Bhuna Gosht and the Mutton Korma win our top vote. The dishes are big on flavours, and of course rich and greasy. If you like this way, nothing like it. Here’s the big surprise, the vegetarian dishes: superb Seekh Kebab and Paneer Baida Roti (much better than the Mutton Baida Roti). Ask for the Jodhpuri Naan too. You could skip the biryani and the dal-gosht. They were underwhelming. As for desserts, Pineapple Halwa and Shahi Tukda taste better than they look. Yes(!), you need a stomach of steel to eat at Bade Miya.
Review posted more than a year ago
A must visit to Bade Miya, when i am there in Mumbai. Awsome and lipsmaking kebabs, dal- gosht with jodhpuri naan.
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