Robust and hearty, a few Carnivores can resist pork dishes over other meaty fares, when given an option. Whether a Crispy Pork Belly or a Sausage Roll or even Pork Spare Ribs, the variety in pork dishes in Mumbai is tremendous. Across cuisines, one can have one’s pick from an array of pork dishes, each of which greets you with different flavours and textures. My top 5 recommendations:
Pork Vindaloo at Lady Baga, Lower Parel
This distinctly home-style dish with pork marinated in the typical chillies and vinegar masala is a Goan treat one must not miss. Pair it with Pao or Pulao, and you have a winning combination.
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Pulled pork burger at Indigo Delicatessen, Bandra
Who can resist a hearty pulled pork burger? And if it is as well made as the one here, it is worth indulging in. Indigo Delicatessen does a top-notch one and this giant size, drool-worthy, burger ensures, you will skip your next meal.
Pork Char Siu Bun at Yauatcha, BKC
Served as a dim sum during yum cha, this Cantonese, savoury and robust, barbeque-flavoured pork bun here, is an unparalleled treat. Steamed to perfection, it is light and simply melts-in-the-mouth.
Smoked Jerk Pork at IMBISS, Bandra West
This well-marinated pork delicacy, made of pork belly will make any carnivore go weak in the knees. The real magic with pork belly, are the 2 layers of fat and meat, which, when spread evenly comes together to bring a mouthful of tender and juicy flavours. Known for its non-vegetarian dishes, this place is a haven for meat lovers and this one is the pièce de résistance.
Carnitas at Sancho's, Khar
Made with pork belly and quintessential Mexican spices and herbs, this dish served on a tortilla, boasts of lip-smacking flavours and will please the palate of a hardcore meat lover instantly.
Food critic, features writer and columnist, Mini Ribeiro is a qualified Journalist, from IIMC New Delhi. She specialises in the Food & Beverage and Hospitality space. As an established food & beverage writer, Mini currently contributes to several leading English publications across the country – Asian Age, Hindustan Times, Sunday Financial Express, Hotelier India, Go Getter and Vistara inflight magazines and Rediff.com. She also has her own You Tube channel called Mini’s Food Fundas. Fond of cooking, Mini enjoys experimenting in the kitchen with various cuisines, with Indian regional food, being her favourite. She has recently started, a platform for home talent, called 'Flavours from Home', an initiative which aims to make women who are passionate about cooking, entrepreneurs.