Bombay Fast Food NYC Indian Restaurant
Bombay Fast Food NYC
1013 Avenue of The Americas
(Bet W 37th & 38th St)
New York, NY 10018
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Bombay Fast Food: Awful Samosa Chaat and Good North Indian MealsWhenever I see an Indian restaurant in NYC, my stomach starts bellowing!
No matter the time, I start drooling and feel the pangs of hunger.
Just the other day, I was ambling along 6th Ave (near Macy's) when I spotted Bombay Fast Food.
Bombay Fast Food AmbienceWhen I walked into Bombay Fast Food around 3:30PM, there was just one diner digging into his Samosas and tea. Bombay Fast Food is not a restaurant where a waiter greets you and promptly ushers you to a table.
Hey, it is a fast food place and I did not expect any of that. Bombay Fast Food offers Indian curries as well as the 75 cents Pizza slice.
The Indian Curry counter is at the rear end of the restaurant and the Pizza counter near the entrance. You go to the Indian curry counter, look up the menu on the wall, place your order and wait at a table for your food to get ready. Finish your meal and make the payment at the cash counter on the right side on your way out. I ordered Samosa Chaat for dine-in and North Indian Meals for takeout. Here's my take on Bombay Fast Food's Samosa Chaat and North Indian Meals:
Awful Samosa Chaat - $6.99
Good North Indian Meals - $7.99
Awful Samosa ChaatSamosa Chaat was ready in about six minutes and looked attractive with chopped onions, tomatoes and chickpeas. It looked so appealing that I lunged after my plate only to retreat in horror. By God, it tasted awful.
- Bombay Fast Food Samosa Chaat failed at a very fundamental level - the proportion of Green Chutney, Tamarind Chuttney and Hot Garlic Chutneys that give this Chaat a spicy, pungent, tangy flavor was thoroughly messed up.
The proportion of chutneys added was so small that it tasted like eating a mix of sev with raw onions, tomatoes rather than Samosa Chaat.
- Second, the Samosas were cold and partially cooked and had raw wheat flour taste rather than a nice well-fried texture.
- Third, the Potato filling in the Samosas was tasteless.
Good North Indian MealsMy order of North Indian Meals included Malai Kofta, Mixed Vegetable Curry, Dal, Pulao Rice, Three Rotis, Lime Pickle, Sweet Boondi, Cut Onions.
- Malai Kofta curry included one Kofta ball and a little watery creamy gravy. Kofta ball was firm and gravy was tasty. No complaints folks. It was good with both pulao rice as well as the rotis.
- Mix Vegetable curry included Cauliflower, Potato, Tomato and Green Peas. Serving size was small but it was tasty.
- The medium thick Dal was flavorful and a tad sweetish. Not surprising for Bombay Fast Food is run by Gujaratis, who generally add sugar into everything. I mixed it with rice and drank it like soup. Either way, you are a winner with Bombay Fast Food's Dal.
- Pulao Rice included a sprinkling of diced Carrot and Green Peas and had a mild spice flavor. The serving size of Pulao Rice was decent and I had no complaints.
- While I enjoyed the Malai Kofta, Pulao Rice and Mix Vegetable what really made my day was the three Rotis that came with my order of North Indian Meals. The Rotis were neatly wrapped in an aluminium foil and were soft and tasty. The Rotis remained soft even after two hours.
- Lime pickle was tangy and my only complaint was with the small quantity.
- Ditto with Sweet Boondi. The serving size was way too tiny. Boondi had a fresh taste.
Bombay Fast Food RatingNotwithstanding my disastrous experience with Samosa Chaat, I would still recommend Bombay Fast Food for its good North Indian Meals. Bombay Fast Food North Indian Meals are reasonably priced and for $7.99 you get to eat a decent, tasty meal. Hey, they even give you a one-dollar discount if you order any two food items. I got a discount of one dollar on my North Indian Meals since I ordered Samosa Chaat as well.
But Bombay Fast Food is not for every one. Avoid Bombay Fast Food if you are finicky about ambience. The restaurant looks like a dump. But if you are looking for sumptuous, tasty north Indian meal at cheap prices Bombay Fast Food is the place to go. - © NYIndia.us