Saturday, July 5, 2008

Making a Hash of It

Do you like hash browns? I like them, in theory. Grated potatoes formed into cakes, shallow fried until crisp and served as a breakfast food alongwith your omlette and sausages. What's there not to like about it. And yet, every single place I've eaten hash at so far managed to goof up and create something you simply wouldn't like.

That was until yesterday morning. Then I went for breakfast at Vista, the coffee shop at Taj Lands End. And there on the buffett table, I met this really good looking hash brown. Perfectly round patties, crisp not just on the outside but all over. I had one with my egg white omlette and then went back to get a couple just to eat on their own.

These hash browns put Vista on my list of best breakfast buffets. And now, a list of best and worst 5-star buffets in Mumbai:

The Best Buffets

1. Lotus Cafe at JW Marriott

2. Peshwa Pavilion at ITC Grand Maratha Sheraton

3. Vista at Taj Lands End

The Worst Buffets

1. Grand Cafe at Grand Hyatt

2. Frangipani at Hilton

The ones that don't feature here either have average buffets (most likely) or are still untested (less likely, since I never pass up a buffett!)

So what's a good breakfast buffet, you ask. Watch this space tomorrow

5 comments:

Passionate baker...& beyond said...

Are we going to see wonderful hash browns here? Ooh, you made my mouth water. Looks like you're enjoying breakfast rounds Simran!!Good for you!!

notyet100 said...

waitin for ur post,.

KALVA said...

hmm cant wait for your hash....

Bharti said...

Good to know Simran! I'm living Bombay vicariously through you!

Biswajit said...

ITC breakfast buffet? i always find it very very difficult to convince them to serve me eggs in any shape or form.