Thursday, June 26, 2008

Pop goes the Sizzler

Tucked away in a small corner of Malad's Evershine Nagar is an Unrestaurant called Pop Tates. What first draws attention to the place is its unconventional menu based on Archies characters and the chirpy quips on the placemats. What takes you back several times is the excellent food or rather the excellent sizzlers. Sizzlers are what almost everyone orders there.

It is very easy for me to picture those sizzlers. Not because I've had them many times (I've had!). But because irrespective of which one you order, they are basically all the same. On one side of the sizzling plate is a mound of rice. In the middle, the vegetable or meat you ordered. The other corner of the sizzler plate is split between boiled veggies and fries. Tucked somewhere in this melange are sautéed button onions, a stuffed capsicum and sweet corn in white sauce. There's uniformity here, but there's also attention to detail.

The biggest plus, and something I’ve never seen at another sizzler place, is the big bowl of sauce that comes along with you platter. Paneer Tikka Indi is excellent (and it’s the Indi sauce that makes it so). The Peri Peri sizzler isn’t bad either.

Once you’re done sampling the sizzlers, try their great pizzas. All mocktails and shakes are average, but Black Widow stands out. I’m also told they do beer and wines at great prices.

12 comments:

Rachel said...

Hey I love baking and there are some lovely recipes out here!!

Simran said...

Thanks Rachel! I am new to baking but really enjoying it.

Srivalli said...

Ah simran you take down to my childhood..rather even college days..heheh...actually if I get time I will even now can sit back and enjoy archies!...Pop Tates is the place I always imagined I will hang out..I mean as in the comics..hehehh...thats a great review..wish we had something like that over here...or maybe its already there..I won't obviously know!..:)

Bharti Khemani said...

Sizzlers are so much fun to eat. I used to go to Yoko's in Santacruz.
Btw, what exactly is the "indi" sauce? never heard of paneer tikka indi before..

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

ohh wow!! its sure sounds tasty! i wish i cud sample their sizzlers and pizzas! send us some :-)

Simran said...

Srivalli - why don't you come to Bombay and I'd take you to the Archies land

JZ - you too :)

Bharti - I like Yokos as well, specially their mushrooms in black pepper sauce. Indi Sauce is a spicier version of your panner tikka masala; totally Indian and immensely enjoyable

Shri said...

it sounds tempting simran!Sure Pizzas and sizzlers are tasty foods

Devi Priya said...

Baking is something my kids enjoy doing with me!

KALVA said...

Yep love baking but bad at baking!!!

Simran said...

I only started baking a few months back but really enjoying it.

Kalva - give it a shot. It looks scarier than it is

Swati Raman Garg said...

i love sizzlers ... and paneer tikka indi was what we used to love....

Biswajit said...

i have to have to have to read chocolat again.
wonderful write up