The thing about going for meetings in a place like Mumbai is traffic timings can be tremendously unpredictable.
- One day – only 40 mins to reach
- The next day – similar place, it takes double!
To be on the safe side, you generally double the time it normally takes… or at a add an extra half hour.
Which can mean arriving at your destination crazy early.
For me, that provides a fabulous chance to explore for a few minutes… like pop into a local Irani restaurant for fresh brun (crusty bun), smothered in maska (butter) and dip it into hot sweet Irani chai.
Sigh… there really is nothing that compares!
How to resist fresh baked loaves like these?
Where we stumbled in to while away the time til our meeting began… a local institution Yazdani Bakery that has been around for 65 years.
Death by carbs… COUNT ME IN 🙂
You bet! I felt horribly guilty with each sinful mouthful!! As my partner has been on a zero carb / insane diet for his current role, we’ve reduced at home which means I indulge outside. His results? lost 12 kg. My results? Gained 5 kg?! Argh!
LOL! WHY does this happen??? One of the great mysteries of the universe…
It is a very unfair universe indeed! I’m definitely Ms Grumpy Lumpy about all this… grrr…
I think John Lennon had it wrong “Carbs is the answer and you know that, you know that for sure. Carbs is surrender, you gotta give me more” – Mind Games 🙂
Evil evil evil!!!
Great post. I’m not promoting myself but do read my take on Irani bakeries and these small stores. The past, present and future of Irani bakeries.