The Sassy Spoon

by Khushboo on October 27, 2014

Let’s talk about books for a second.  I’ve been reading plenty over these past months & I just finished Gillian Flynn’s Gone GirlI know, I know I’m mega late to the party.   With each chapter ending with a cliffhanger and the plot getting more twisted by the page, I had trouble putting it down.  I completely devoured it & can’t wait to catch the movie in the cinema when it releases on Friday.  Although I personally think that Bradley Cooper (as opposed to Ben Affleck) would have been a better fit as Nick, but I could be biased ;).  

Speaking of devouring, I want to share a delicious meal from the weekend at The Sassy Spoon a.k.a. a totally underrated restaurant in Mumbai.  A friend, who’s as much a foodie as I am,  was visiting from out of town so I knew this would be the perfect place to take her to.

Saloni + I - Sassy Spoon

Along with a great ambience & attentive staff, the food alone deserves a blog post of its own.  With each dish on the menu sounding better than the next, we finally settled on an appetizer & 2 mains…obvs in the middle so we could taste it all!

  • Harissa Spiced Grilled Chicken with Garlic Yogurttotally need to try & replicate this at home

Harissa Chicken Skewers

  • Grilled Prawns with Fresh Sweet Corn Polenta & Galangal Cream

Prawns- Sassy Spoon

  • Brown Rice Paella with Broad Beans, Olives, Grilled Artichokes, Smoked Fennel & Marinated Pepperswith extra artichokes given our mutual love for those suckers

Paella - Sassy Spoon

All 3 tasted outstanding  and left us with enough room for dessert.  The last time I ate at The Sassy Spoon, I kicked myself when dessert rolled around i.e for not saving enough space.  When a restaurant has a separate (& extensive) dessert menu with options like ‘7-Layer Textured Hazelnut & Chocolate’, a selection of homemade ice creams & ‘Sweet Potato & Chocolate Cake’, you know you’re in for a treat.  After much deliberation, we settled on the Warm Caramel Peanut Tart with Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream:

Warm Peanut Tart

No words guys…except that this could quite possibly be the best dessert I have eaten in Mumbai till date.  I know the picture doesn’t do justice (damn dim lighting!), but trust me on this! Peanuts, chocolate, homemade ice cream, cookie dough- it’s the best of all worlds! As coffee  lovers, we also ordered a scoop of the Coffee & Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream, which was basically coffee ice cream intertwined with bits of chocolate sponge cake – YUM! 

Apparently they have a different lunch menu, which I want to try out soon.  Food aside, at least there’ll be better lighting for photos – #InstagramJunkie #FoodBloggerThrills ;).

Have you read Gone Girl?  Thoughts?

What’s the best dessert you’ve eaten?

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Shashi @ RunninSrilankan October 27, 2014 at 2:49 pm

Oh heavens – I think I could make a meal off of the Sassy Spoon’s dessert menu!
The best dessert I have had recently is Kemps Moose Tracksice cream with homemade hardshell – I haven’t gotten dessert out in awhile but have been saving space to come home to ‘ol faithful 🙂
Cannot wait to see your replication of that Harissa spiced chicken dish! Hope your week is off to a wonderful start!

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Khushboo October 27, 2014 at 10:22 pm

OH MY GOODNESS- I just googled that ice cream and it sounds divine! Who needs to go out for dessert when you have that at home!!

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Arman @ thebigmansworld October 27, 2014 at 3:06 pm

Whoa Mumbai I’m impressed- this looks delicious! That chicken totally looks replicate-able. (that better be a word!)

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Khushboo October 27, 2014 at 10:22 pm

Haha you know I just Googled that (nerd alert!). Apparently the term is ‘replicable’ 😉

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Tara @ Sweat like a Pig October 27, 2014 at 5:58 pm

That dessert sounds insane! I have read Gone Girl and I saw the movie last week. It was good, but I agree that Bradley Cooper would have been a much better choice!

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Khushboo October 27, 2014 at 10:22 pm

Bradley > Ben…always!!!

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Parita @ myinnershakti October 27, 2014 at 6:42 pm

I’m going to be honest – when we visited India last year, I felt like the desserts weren’t up to par with what I was expecting. But it looks like I wasn’t eating at the right restaurants! That tart sounds delicious!

And I saw Gone Girl a few weeks ago…Ben Affleck was surprisingly a really good Nick. But I agree that Bradley Cooper would have been a good pick too!

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Khushboo October 27, 2014 at 10:23 pm

Next time you are in India, you better swing by Mumbai…I will make sure you get your fill of GOOD dessert 🙂

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Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health October 27, 2014 at 7:13 pm

i have not read gone girl..but thats on my list.

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Khushboo October 27, 2014 at 10:23 pm

Can’t recommend it enough!

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Sam @ Better With Sprinkles October 27, 2014 at 8:08 pm

That dessert sounds amazing! Think they deliver to Canada? :-p I was actually pretty impressed with Ben Affleck as Nick, and that’s saying a lot because I’m not fan of his at all. I do agree that Bradley Cooper could have been a good choice though. Or Alexander Skarsgard! I feel like he would have been a good Nick.

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Khushboo October 27, 2014 at 10:24 pm

So I just Googled Alexander Skarsgard….dayyy-umn, he is HOT! And he is also much more fitting as Nick than Ben Affleck!

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Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen October 27, 2014 at 8:59 pm

That whole meal looks amazing! I’m really intrigued by the shrimp dish – I’ve never cooked with polenta before and don’t really remember ever having it at a restaurant. But I want to change that and try it out sometime!

I’m glad you saved room for dessert this time because it definitely looks like something you don’t want to miss.

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Khushboo October 27, 2014 at 10:25 pm

I cooked polenta a couple of times when I lived in London and remember really enjoying it baked- definitely something to try out!

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Linda @ TheFitty October 27, 2014 at 10:14 pm

Don’t worry; I know what it’s like to have lighting ruin a beautiful photo, so I’ll use my imagination!

Mmmmm, it DOES look delicious. I love the way it’s plated too–spaced out.

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Khushboo October 27, 2014 at 10:25 pm

Haha glad we are on the same wavelength, Linda 🙂

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Brittany October 28, 2014 at 6:35 am

I haven’t read this book, but I do want to. I love the name of this place, Sassy Spoon!

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Khushboo October 28, 2014 at 10:44 pm

Oh you must read it- such a quick read too!

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table October 28, 2014 at 7:25 am

I was stuck on the prawns… then paella… but oh, that dessert…

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Khushboo October 28, 2014 at 10:45 pm

Gah I wanna go back & eat it all over again 🙂

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Palan October 28, 2014 at 3:07 pm

I don’t know if it’s the best, but my current dessert obsession is a scoop of milk & mint ice cream. Fresh spearmint blended with crema ice cream: A-ma-zing! Especially when you add a curl of dark chocolate on top! Just Divine…

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Khushboo October 28, 2014 at 10:46 pm

Oh wow- that sounds awesome! Have you tried the mint chic chip ice cream at Baskin Robbins? To.die.for!

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Palan @ PrincessPalan.com October 30, 2014 at 8:54 am

I have – I ask them to make a milkshake of it for me if I’m being super indulgent – well, I did when I lived in London… No Baskin Robins here that’ I’ve found… 🙁

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Khushboo October 30, 2014 at 10:47 am

I took indulgent to a whole new level a few years ago on my birthday- I got them to make me an ice cream cake with alternating layers of Jamoca Coffee ice cream, chocolate cake & mint chic chip ice cream….SO good!

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Charlotte @ Commitness to Fitness October 28, 2014 at 7:41 pm

Wow that restaurant looks amazing! If/when I’m ever in Mumbai I’m calling you up and we’re going there 😀 Just looking at that homemade ice cream (and all the desserts really) is making me all sorts of happy 🙂

ps- Gone Girl has been sitting on my shelf for like a year- I STILL havent read it. [Drops head in shame, wondering if it’s better to delete this portion of the comment…]

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Khushboo October 28, 2014 at 10:47 pm

Er restaurant or not, you best be calling me WHEN you are in Mumbai :)! Please start reading Gone Girl asap- you will not be able to put it down!!

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GiGi Eats October 29, 2014 at 5:33 am

Haven’t seen gone girl, I have heard MIXED reviews…… Maybe when it comes out on Netflix 😉

And for dessert, well I haven’t had a gluttonous dessert in AGES thanks to my food allergies, however, I have to say I am loving my own baking these days! ha ha!

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Khushboo October 30, 2014 at 10:49 am

Home-made or gluttonous, I am hardly bias when it comes to dessert ;)!

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Alyssa @ The Healthy RD October 29, 2014 at 9:52 pm

I’m a big fan of garlic yogurt, especially with cucumber and dill. Underrated restaurants can sometimes be the best!

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Khushboo October 30, 2014 at 10:48 am

Love making garlic yogurt dips to eat with raw veggie sticks :)!

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