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19: Vada Pav aka The Bombay Burger

Posted on May 29, 2018 |

What is the Vada Pav?

Omnipresent on the streets of Mumbai, Vada Pav comprises a fat spiced potato patty within a tender “pav” bun. Different chutneys – sweet or spicy – might accompany the vada pav depending on what’s being offered at the stall, and many vendors put their own special twist to this beloved Bombay Burger.

A few spots to try this treat in Dubai include:

  • Chai Pani Cafe in Ghubaiba
  • Rangoli in Meena Bazaar and their branch, Rangoli Lite in Oud Metha
  • Puranmal (multiple branches)
  • Bombay Se in Meena Bazaar
  • Vaibhav in Meena Bazaar

About Kalyan Karmakar

Kalyan Karmakar blogs at and is a columnist for NDTV Food, Times of India Blogs and The Indian Express. His debut book is called The Travelling Belly and it went into a reprint within a year of it being published. He is a part of the jury for the Living Foodz Epicurean Awards and the Conde Nast Best Restaurant Awards and was a speaker at The Tasting India Symposium 2017 and the Jagriti Yatra 2018. He has recently won the Best Indian Food Blogger Award in the BH&G and Social Samosa Influencer Awards 2017 and is the inner of the FBAI Best General Food Blogger Award 2017 and Godrej Protect Power Blogger Award 2017. As a market researcher & consultant, he has worked in agencies such as The Nielsen Company, TNS India, IMRB International and Draft FCB Ulka has presented award winning papers at The Esomar World Congress & Asia Pacific.

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