a bowl which is packed so full that it has a rounded “belly” appearance on the top much like the belly of a Buddha.
For me Buddha Bowl means a Complete Meal.
Pretty colourful pictures of Buddha Bowls have been making rounds across social media for a while now. They look absolutely appealing with a fried egg topping in most of the bowls. But how good will a vegetarian bowl be was my thought. When informed, Sarthak’s positive reaction made be curious to try the same.
On a Monday afternoon, the food from Buddha Bowl – a delivery kitchen based out Hill Road, Bandra – was delivered to my office located in BKC. BB has introduced this global food trend in Mumbai. Serving flavours from across Asia, I got to try the following –
Som Tam Bowl
The bowl includes
Som Tam Salad – A raw papaya salad with cherry tomatoes topped with crushed roasted peanuts. This was fresh & the papaya had retained its texture. A little spicy which I personally enjoyed & peanuts adding a salty-crunchy texture.
Grilled Paneer – 2 thick slices of Paneer marinated in a brown sauce (my assumption is barbeque sauce), topped with white sesame seeds grilled to perfection. The paneer had soaked in the sauce & even after being grilled still was soft.
Wheat Noodles – Stir fried in a sweet-tangy sauce, these were amazing. Would have loved an individual portion of this 🙂
Bell Peppers – Red & Yellow Bell Peppers sat in one corner of the bowl & were not touched.
A small bowl of crunchies accompanied the bowl.
I loved this bowl. An absolute delight with great elements having their individual taste yet can be enjoyed together. The portion is really good.
Buddha Ramen with Paneer Katsu
After the Som Tam Bowl, this was kinda of a let-down. The Katsu Paneer are like Paneer Fingers crumb coated & deep fried. With just salt-pepper seasoning, we had this on its own as I was not aware this was part of the bowl. A bed of homemade ramen noodles sits covered under loads of sprouts, zucchini’s, carrots & many other veggies in a delicately flavoured broth. The noodles had gone way too soft & broke as soon as they were touched. Priced at Rs 390/- I prefer the SomTam bowl over this anytime.
A portion of Thai Green Curry & sticky rice accompanied the Buddha bowls. The colour, consistency of the curry was perfect. Loaded with veggies the curry when paired with rice was good but the sweet after taste was a let-down.
Ended my meal with Budino – A Belgian chocolate pudding topped with Hazelnut Crumble. Pure Sin is all I can say. The pudding was silky smooth & hazelnut crumble added a nice crunch. Absolutely loved it.
Buddy Bowl was a unique & delightful experience. The quality of the ingredients used are really good & the quantity is absolutely Value For Money. In mood for a healthy yet fulfilling meal, do check Buddha Bowl.