Two chillies, one fiery red and the other a vibrant green make up the snappy logo of Bombay Trombay. If the buzz has not reached you foodies yet, there is a new place in town. Quite simply called Bombay Trombay, it immediately conjures up bhaji on the beach. There is no beach, but plenty of the other good stuff.
Splashes of red, yellow and green greet you as you seat yourself. Bright neon-lit signs flash the names of counters, which will have all Mumbaikars in Coimbatore sighing with nostalgia. Chowpatty, Haji Ali juice Centre, Central Mumbai, Gateway of India, Marine Drive and Arabian Tent serve up the goodies.
A drive through Mumbai
There is plenty you will discover as you plough your way through the menu. Thoughtfully, there are two menu cards, the red one (non-vegetarian) takes you on a journey from Gateway of India where you get served grilled sandwiches, rolls and pizzas, to Marine Drive where you can have delicious tandoori kebabs and tikkas. The Arabian Tent offers up shawarma in various avatars and also offers a convenient picnic box, party box, family box and so on.
The green vegetarian menu takes you to Chowpathy where crisp bhel puris, steaming bhaturas, tikkis, paav bhajis and vadaa paavs keep coming.
If sandwiches and rolls are your thing, then move over to Haji Ali, where apart from the vegetable, paneer and mushroom sandwiches in various combinations, you get the most delicious fresh fruit juices, fruit creams and milkshakes ever. The servings are rather generous. And, prices reasonable. So, that is brownie points once again.
For Nikith Jain, a college student, the Schezwan pizza and the cheese grilled sandwich are easy winners. “I also love the fact that it is spacious, has a great crowd and the food is really nice,” he says. For the die hard dosa fans, Central Mumbai will address your needs. There is the regular roti-gravy combos available too.
Not new at all to the business, Bombay Trombay has its cousins already operating in Chennai and Dubai. According to owner S.S Immrran Raja, the idea is to bring the taste of Mumbai to Coimbatore.
“Our chefs come from the north and lend authenticity to the fare,” he says. Of course, the dosa business is handled by their southern brethren. Immrran comes to our rescue as we wrestle with the decision of what to have for dessert. Mango cream it is. Thick, cream with chunks of fresh mangoes slide sweetly down the throat. And, Immrran assures us that any of the 30 or 40 fruit creams or faloodas they serve are just as good. You need not take his word for it. See for yourself. Oh yes, most importantly, there is parking.
Bombay Trombay is located at No. 20, East Venkataswamy Road, R.S. Puram. To know more you can call 0422- 2550000 or, 9698311930.