I am certainly not a foodie, I guess you can tell from my slim body size, but I love exploring new food and places where I can find delicious food. Somehow new veg restaurants in Mumbai offer something new that attract me. Furthermore, I love to experience their own take on how they present food and the kind of flavors they infuse in it. For me, the visit to the veg restaurants in Mumbai is not only about the food, but about the experience, so there are a few Indian restaurants that make it up to my favorite list, Cream Centre is one such veg restaurants in Mumbai that never disappoints me.
Before I dig further into the food at Cream Centre, let me take you back in time when I was an employee here. I joined Cream Centre in 1999 and it remains to be one of my most memorable work experiences so far. I also got the opportunity to learn so much about the hospitality industry. Back in those days, Cream Centre had only one branch at Chowpatty, Mumbai. However, now it has grown into a larger brand to become one of the best veg restaurants in Mumbai.
Historically, Cream Centre is almost six decades old. The business has been passed on through generations while retaining the same flavor over the years. If you are a vegetarian, or if you are in search of a pure-vegetarian food experience Cream Centre should be on your list. It is one of the best veg restaurants in Mumbai.
Cream Centre has a lengthy menu, so it won’t be possible for me to talk about every dish in there. However, I will cover the most popular ones and my recommendations.
For starters, you can chomp some American Cheese Corn Balls. These are filled with liquid cheese sauce, coriander, spices and golden-yellow American corns. In addition, the Cream Centre Nachos are immensely popular with those who love tortilla chips dipped in the delicious yellow cheese sauce. You may also try out their onion rings that offer a sweet-salty and tangy flavor. Italian Cheese Chilli Toast is a good option as well. You may also try the Spring Vegetable Soup that comes with shredded vegetables and bite size chunks of paneer (cottage cheese).
This Indian restaurant rose to fame with its iconic and mouthwatering dish – The Original Channa Bhatura. Also popularly known as Chole Bhatura, it is actually a breakfast-time street food, which Cream Centre has transformed completely. Chana or “Chole” are white chickpeas (garbanzo beans) cooked in a spicy tangy curry. While “Bhatura” is fried bread made from wheat flour a.k.a all-purpose flour. Onions, slices of lemon and the lip-smacking carrot pickle come with the main course. This makes Cream Centre one of the best veg restaurants in Mumbai you shouldn’t miss.
Paneer Makhani is another hot favorite of mine which still retains its original flavor. The tomato gravy isn’t spicy at all. It offers a great soft malai paneer (cottage cheese) dipped in the creamy tomato gravy which is smooth as silk. If you don’t like spicy food, this is a great alternative for you. Dhingri Mutter Masaledar is a good option if you prefer vegetable gravy food.
If you prefer mix vegetables you can try their Teekha Subz Handi which literally translates as Spicy Vegetable in an Earthenware. This dish has a combination of baby potatoes, cauliflower florets, green peas, green bell peppers, onions and coriander cooked in a spiced curry. The dish is not very spicy and offers a great taste you expect from any Indian curry-based dish.
Subz Dum Biryani is a great choice for rice lovers. Aloo Paratha and Methi Aloo Paratha with dal makhani and raita are ideal if you want to skip rice options. The quality of food served here is very good. It offers a perfect price to quality balance.
The Hyderabadi Hara Masale ka Kofta is one of the best food items that you can find on the menu. It has a mildly spiced Hyderabadi Masala which is basically made from paneer (spinach gravy) and it has these delicious meatballs made from paneer (cottage cheese) and mixed vegetables that offer a perfect taste. We had it with naan and it was a perfect combination for main course meal.
To end your gastronomic journey here you can pick the popular Sizzling Brownie. It comes on a hot platter topped with a vanilla ice cream, nuts, and chocolate sauce. The cold chocolate sauce simmers over the hot platter when poured over the ice cream and the brownie. The entire area smells of rich cocoa which is an aromatic experience in itself.
The overall décor of this Indian restaurant is very pleasing and family-oriented. The shades of white, cream and brown are evident in almost every branch. This offers a consistency to the brand, no matter wherever you go. Glass is also an important part of the ambiance making the restaurant look bigger and brighter setting the right mood.
Cream Centre has been consistently in the news winning some of the best veg restaurants in Mumbai recommendations. The Miele Guide in their 2009-2010 Asia’s finest restaurants recognizes the restaurant. TripAdvisor recommends Cream Centre as one of the popular veg restaurants in South Mumbai.
Over the years, Cream Centre has transformed itself introducing new branches and new food items on the menu. At the same time retaining the old charm and original dishes that has made it what it is today. If you prefer vegetarian food Cream Centre can offer you a superior gastronomic experience at affordable rates.
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