You can stuff many things into a pav. The omelette-pao, for instance, is an Indian classic. But, how about Shammi Kababs? Or, Chicken Seekh? Or, even tandoori chicken? And, then serve it with, maybe, a hung curd basil dip? If that sounds like a plan, from this Friday you can pick a pao sandwich up at Pack-a-Pav in Bandra.
Rohan Mangalorkar’s 18-month-old brand has evolved from a pop-up and delivery service into a takeaway store. “We’ve done pop-ups; we’ve catered to thousands of people, including at the India Bike Week 2015, and this is the right time for a takeaway store,” says Mangalorkar, who is an authority, sort of, on paos.
“In Goa, where we served poi, and in Pune as well, and the paos are different everywhere.” The stuff that goes inside Mangalorkar’s paos — the mutton shammi kababs, the chicken seekh, Irani Chicken — are all made by his mom, or inspired by her recipes. Apart from the hung curd dip, Pack-a-Pav also offers coconut chutneys and red garlic paste along with their pavs. Vegetarians can choose between Mushroom Shammi Pav and Chilly Garlic Mushroom Water-Chestnut Pav, among others.
If pao is really not your thing, head over to the ABP Cook Studio, in Andheri, for a close look at food from Vietnam. Vietnamese cuisine is light and healthy, and a rage the world over. And, while most people are aware of pho, the iconic noodle soup from Vietnam, ABP Cook Studio’s cooking class this Friday will introduce you to more treasures from Vietnam. The class will be a deep-dive into Vietnamese cuisine, and dishes that will be taught by Rushina Munshaw Ghildayal include Pho Bo La Lot, Vietnamese Glass Noodle Salad, Rice Paper Rolls, and Banh mi (Vietnamese sandwich).
Where: Pack-a-Pav, next to New India General Store, between Pali Market and Candies, St Andrews Road, Bandra (West)
Phone: 99202 30240.
Treasures from Vietnam
Where: APB Cook Studio, 301, Shrishti Plaza, Off Saki Vihar Road,Near Chandivli Junction, Andheri (East)
Cost: Rs 2,500, plus taxes
Time: 11am – 2pm.
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