I had read so much about this place but it took me more than a year to actually visit this restaurant. Mirchi & Mime is one of the most popular Indian restaurants in Powai with a very interesting concept:
Mirchi = Indian Spices. Mime = that’s how you order here.
When my friends and I planned a dinner date with our husbands, it was already difficult enough to find a suitable day between the six of us. But then, we called Mirchi & Mime to book a table and realized this place is so popular that it was completely booked for 2 weekends in advance. We managed to get a table for 2 hours on a Friday evening and full of expectations and super excited to order the food in sign language, I didn’t even mind the time it took me to reach there from BKC.
Mirchi & Mime has a very unique and successful story: All waiters and waitresses are hearing and speech impaired. I found the whole team so much more alert, considerate, friendly and helpful. Like Antoine de Saint-Exupéry says: “Only the heart can [hear] well, the essence is hidden from the [ears].” Kudos to each and everyone at Mirchi & Mime! You don’t just serve delicious Indian food. You serve it with your hearts!
Check out how I ordered our food in sign language in this Youtube video. Can you tell how much I loved the experience???
We enjoyed a great combination of vegetarian and non-vegetarian starters: the Paneer Seekh Kebab was my personal favourite. Our non-veg loving husbands enjoyed the Chicken Roulade and Dori Kebab (no worries, this is not Nemo’s friend. It’s a mutton dish).
As main course, we enjoyed the Tariwala Chicken Curry with Punjabi spices and the famous Raw Mango Prawn Curry (coconut based gravy) which was outstanding. The prawn curry is best to have with plain rice and the chicken curry can be enjoyed with roti or naan.
And though, we were already quite full, we ordered desserts: The Sugarfree Sitaphal Pannacotta and the Nutella & Toffee Tarte Fine. Sitaphal is custard apple and one of my favourite fruits. I especially enjoy it in the form of ice-cream or pannacotta as I don’t have to get rid of the annoying seeds…
All in all, I highly recommend a visit to Mirchi & Mime. If you are lucky and you live in Powai, you will probably make it one of your regular places. But even if you live as far away as South Bombay, I urge you to pay this place a visit. It will be a wonderful culinary and personal experience!