Mid-day, Mumbai, Updated: February 25, 2013 15:50 IST
Moeena Halim goes sniffing out restaurants in Mumbai that serve plus sized burgers, biryani in a bucket and metre-long pizzas -- large enough to be shared by a gang of hungry diners.
Mumbai is no stranger to delectably large portions of food -- family-sized paper dosas at the local Udipi joint, the giant chhole bature at Bombay Blues or the sinfully large chocolate avalanche at Mocha. But imagine cutting a dosa three-ways or managing to look dignified while sharing a chhole bature at the dinner table! So we went specifically in search of grub that could be shared, even if you were wearing a black tie! Apologies if all this talk of food has made you hungry on a Sunday morning. But if it has, go right ahead and gobble a giant!
Café Sundance in Churchgate returned to the city with a big bang last year. And an even bigger burger! The Sasquatch Burger (Rs 900) at Sundance has a 20-ounce (over 500 gms) beef burger patty cradled in a 5-ounce burger bun, topped with Canadian crispy bacon, cheddar cheese, and a fried egg. Whoa!
"The entire burger weighs about 1½ kg," says Chef Amit Bhatia, adding with a hint of pride that this is the largest burger available in the city. "We recently got a phone call from a city-based rugby team -- 12 of the players wanted to take up our challenge, which involves finishing the Sasquatch Burgers within 25 minutes. Burly as they were, they couldn't complete the challenge," laughs Bhatia.
Although it was first introduced on the menu solely for individuals who wanted to take it on as a challenge, the restaurant has now decided to allow patrons to share the burger. The Little Door at Andheri too has a giant community burger, though not quite as large as the Sundance one. Enter the XL Burger Off challenge on March 30 at the restaurant and you will get 30 minutes to devour the five-inch burger that packs a 200 gm meat patty with house coleslaw, lettuce, tomatoes, and pepper cheddar.