The story behind -wala suffix in Parsi Surnames.
You must have heard of Parsi surnames like Batliwala, Gheewala, Daaruwala. They are unusual and funny, just like the quirky community known for its immense contributions to the city. But these surnames have a story behind it. During the British rule, to be able to identify and track people, the Britishers demanded a list of Indian […]Read more
Bun-Maska and Chai – an Irani Cafe must!
Enjoying comfort food like bun-maska and chai with friends over chit-chat is what an ideal evening in Mumbai looks like. It is something that folks from Bombay connect with and people meeting their friends over bun-maska and chai is followed like a ritual for many years. A typical bun-maska and chai combo features a slightly […]Read more
RASPBERRY SODA –THE UNDISPUTED PARSI BEVERAGE
When given reference of Parsi cuisine, we are sure that a Raspberry Soda definitely pops up in your head. The authentic Parsi food experience isn’t over until you’ve had one of these. Raspberry Soda has been a Parsi Staple ever since the 1800s. It is a common sight in Parsi homes and eateries. This tangy-sweet neon red fizzy […]Read more
The Parsi Egg Obsession
The Parsi egg obsession is well known. Parsis and Eggs share a close bond, one that has captured the imagination and appetite of Parsis over generationsRead more
The Legendary Kolah Vinegar
Kolah vinegar is to Parsi Food, what Balsamic is to Italian. It’s a brown Sugarcane natural vinegar that’s made by two famous families of Navsari in Gujarat, who go by the same surnameRead more
We know your Mumma’s Dhansak is the best, but do try ours, Dikra!!
Dhansak is the ultimate comfort food for Parsis and every family has their own special recipe. The Dhansak at SodaBottleOpenerWala is made the traditional way and we serve this in our own unique way; in steel tiffinsRead more
The Bandra Aunty’s Bar
The 60’s were the time of prohibition in Bombay and Auntys’ bars were hidden places that served Moonshine. Picking up the inspiration from this very unique concept that was part and parcel of Bombay culture for many years, we’ve done cocktails and other drinks with typical Bombay flavours but with modern mixology techniquesRead more
The Parsi Bakery
Traditionally, baking has been a strong forte of the Parsi community and at SodaBottleOpenerWala we pride ourselves in the range of bakery items and desserts that we produce. We make an excellent Bombay Pav and our Nankhatai, Shrewsbury Biscuit and Bun Maska are hugely popular with customersRead more