Mumbai is experiencing extended monsoons, it’s the last week of September & we are subject to rains, lightening’s & thunders. On such a rainy evening which also turned out to be the Visarjan day for Andhericha Raja (For those who don’t know, he departs on the Sankashti after Anant Chaturdashi), I reached Hymus in Oshiwara 20 mins later than the scheduled time, thanks to the traffic. Located adjacent to Sammy Sosa on the main road, Hymus has been revamped & launched a couple of months back.
I have recently started clicking with a DSLR & was really looking forward to some clicking. As I entered the place, I was disheartened. Fancy chandeliers provide the dim-cozy setting which is great for the evening but is a nightmare for clicking pics (especially for an amateur like me). With that not-so-good feeling, I settled on a comfy couch along with fellow food bloggers. You can choose to sit inside on the ground floor, mezzanine floor or alfresco outside. The bar on the right, showcases the selection of spirits.
My evening started with Spicy Chili Herby French Fries & Kokum Cooler.
Topped with fresh coriander, curry leaves & served with a fresh salad, these fries were the perfect start to the evening. Crispy with a desi tadka, these fries are packed with a kick of spice & flavours. The Kokum Cooler helped in calming the taste buds. The salt on the rim of the glass added a pleasant twist to the soda-based mild kokum flavoured drink.
Mini papads topped with onion, tomatoes, jalapenos, bell peppers, fresh herbs & spices were served next. A spicy bite-sized masala papad which are perfect with the drinks.
Pictures of Papas Ala Huancaina had been making rounds on social media.
A Peruvian dish with potato roundels covered with yellow pepper spicy cheese sauce topped with olive. One bite & you’ll know what the fuss is all about. Cooked but firm potatoes, mildly spicy cheese sauce & the slight tanginess from the olive ensure a great play of flavors in your mouth. This is a MUST-TRY here.
Kung Pao Potatoes is part of the menu at many places but those are soft n mushy. But preparation here cannot be missed. Crispy potato fries cooked in Kung pao sauce with peppers, cashew nuts, spring onions & served with fresh salad. The extra crispness of the potato adds a great texture to the perfectly flavoured kungpao preparation.
The Greek Veg Souvlaki served next was really disappointing.
Chunks of soft paneer, bell peppers marinated, grilled but lacked even basic flavours. On informing about the mishap, we were served another portion of the dish which was better than the 1st but still didn’t make a mark.
For the main course we enjoyed the Veg Paprika, Grilled Cottage Cheese Steak & the Veg Mongolian Pot Rice.
Served in a clay pot with a lid, the Mongolian pot rice was loved by everyone on the table. Fluffy rice with each separate grains, topped with fresh vegetable in a soy based sauce was one complete meal. The bell peppers, zucchini, spring onions adding a crunch to the rice.
Mashed potatoes & Spaghetti Aglio olio accompanied the Paneer steaks. Soft slices of paneer with slight crisp edges covered in a smoky pepper sauce was really good. Though the mashed potatoes were really creamy, I would have appreciated some extra flavours. Was quite bland for my taste. The spaghetti tasted good but was a tad bit oily. Overall, this is one good main course option for vegetarians who don’t wish to eat rice.
Assorted veggies tossed in a paprika sauce was a great accompaniment to the peppered rice served as Veg Paprika. I liked the peppered rice & could finish it on its own.
Hymus should be your choice for a resto-pub in Oshiwara. Along with good music it will quench your thirst for some great drinks for sure. For teetotalers like me, enjoy the great spread of food. With various cuisines forming the menu, the preparations with fresh ingredients & the presentation won’t disappoint you for sure. With great portions, the meal is VFM.
20-21-22 Meera Tower, New Link Road, Oshiwara, Andheri West