Friday Finds ☆ Hai Bao Seafood Shabu Shabu by China Gate Group in Juhu Mumbai

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My Japanese friend organized a group to have a seafood lunch together at a Chinese shabu shabu (hot pot) restaurant, Hai Bao. During the monsoon season, we were told not to eat seafood which is the rule that the local people follow. Since the monsoon season seemed to be officially over, the Japanese friends of mine decided to go to a seafood shabu shabu restaurant as we all were kind of craving them!

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After you get seated, each customer gets to pick sauces to take to the table.

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The seafood that is brought to the table is not for eating raw! Everything went into the broth.

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The restaurant serves Indian rice at the end to put in the broth to make porridge, but the Japanese friends of mine wanted to have the soup with the Japanese rice, so some of them brought Japanese rice in a Tupperware and cooked it instead of Indian rice. I was like “how smart!!!” The porridge was delicious and reminded us of home!!

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What do you think? It was such a nice surprise to know that you could have a delicious Chinese Shabu Shabu in Mumbai, India!! We were all very satisfied! I don’t know the prices at night, which I imagine not cheap, but lunch was relatively reasonable. It was well worth it. There is something fun about sharing and picking food out of a hot pot with friends.

Hai Bao Juhu Mumbai

 

HAI BAO
by
CHINA GATE

Juhu Tara Road, Opposite Ramada Palm Groove Hotel, Juhu, Mumbai
PHONE: 022 2612 1800

Directions Help
It’s not so easy to spot this restaurant. The landmarks are the Ramada Plaza Palm Grove Hotel and Domino’s Pizza, which is across the street from the China Gate building where Hai Bao is also located. Please note that the exterior of the building or other landmarks could change its appearance or location at any point. Please make sure to check with the restaurant for the most current situation.

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It looks like there are two sliding doors to China Gate (see photos below), but the one on the left is for China Gate and the one on the right is for Hai Bao Shabu Shabu. (See photo below)
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Friday Finds ☆ Hearsch Bakery & Puff Pastry in Mumbai

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Puff pastry dough is useful, isn’t it? Everyone needs it once in a while for baking! Puff pastries can be used to make pigs in blankets. They are an easy snack and especially great for kids parties. I’ve been looking for non-spicy sausages in Mumbai and tried a bunch of different kinds. I thought that this one in the photo above looked promising, but as soon as I took a bite I knew it wasn’t the right kind for my kids. They were “picy!” as my son said.

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Hearsch Bakery Puff Pastry Pig in a blanket

I have been hearing about this “puff pastry shop” on Hill Road from different expats. No expats really knew the name and how to explain where it was located. Then one of my friend’s gave me more detailed directions recently. Even though I did not take notes, it sounded like an easy way to find, so I gave myself a try. I love discovering a new place recommended by my friends!

I stopped my car after I passed Holy Family Hospital sign on Hill Road which looked like this in the photo below.

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Only things I remembered were these.

1. There is no sign for the pastry shop that you can see from Hill Road. (Great. I have to smell it out.)

2. You have to go into a gate to go to a pastry shop. (A gate? Sounds intimidating…)

3. The gate is on the Hill Road next to the Holy Family Hospital gate.

4. Once you go inside the gate, you’ll have to walk towards the back and the shop looks like a house.

I got off the car and there I stood with the view like in the photo below for 15 seconds. Suddenly I spotted a few people with white plastic bags coming out of the black gate with “no parking” sign. I thought “Bingo!” That might be it!

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I crossed the street and walked into the gate that looked like below.

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I passed the building and came to the open space where I saw a house looking building that kind of looked like a store.

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I found it!

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It was packed full of customers. There were probably 20 people squeezed in this tiny space and people kept streaming in.

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I purchased 1/2 kg (500 g) of puff pastry dough. The dough costs 140 Rupees (US$2.5) per kg, so I only paid 70 Rupees (US$1.20) at Hearsch Bakery for the puff pastry dough! Score!

I should make an apple pie next time I get the puff pastry.

What would you make with puff pastry?

Hearsch Bakery / J. Hearsch & Co.

Door No. 90/ A
Hill Road, Bandra West, Mumbai – 400050
*Near Holy Family Hospital
PHONE:022 2643 5361

MAP
Hearsch Bakery Map

Friday Finds ☆ Hearsch Bakery & Puff Pastry in Mumbai

Hearsch Bakery 1

Puff pastry dough is useful, isn’t it? Everyone needs it once in a while for baking! Puff pastries can be used to make pigs in blankets. They are an easy snack and especially great for kids parties. I’ve been looking for non-spicy sausages in Mumbai and tried a bunch of different kinds. I thought that this one in the photo above looked promising, but as soon as I took a bite I knew it wasn’t the right kind for my kids. They were “picy!” as my son said.

Puff Pastry 1

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Hearsch Bakery Puff Pastry Pig in a blanket

I have been hearing about this “puff pastry shop” on Hill Road from different expats. No expats really knew the name and how to explain where it was located. Then one of my friend’s gave me more detailed directions recently. Even though I did not take notes, it sounded like an easy way to find, so I gave myself a try. I love discovering a new place recommended by my friends!

I stopped my car after I passed Holy Family Hospital sign on Hill Road which looked like this in the photo below.

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Only things I remembered were these.

1. There is no sign for the pastry shop that you can see from Hill Road. (Great. I have to smell it out.)

2. You have to go into a gate to go to a pastry shop. (A gate? Sounds intimidating…)

3. The gate is on the Hill Road next to the Holy Family Hospital gate.

4. Once you go inside the gate, you’ll have to walk towards the back and the shop looks like a house.

I got off the car and there I stood with the view like in the photo below for 15 seconds. Suddenly I spotted a few people with white plastic bags coming out of the black gate with “no parking” sign. I thought “Bingo!” That might be it!

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I crossed the street and walked into the gate that looked like below.

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I passed the building and came to the open space where I saw a house looking building that kind of looked like a store.

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I found it!

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It was packed full of customers. There were probably 20 people squeezed in this tiny space and people kept streaming in.

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I purchased 1/2 kg (500 g) of puff pastry dough. The dough costs 140 Rupees (US$2.5) per kg, so I only paid 70 Rupees (US$1.20) at Hearsch Bakery for the puff pastry dough! Score!

I should make an apple pie next time I get the puff pastry.

What would you make with puff pastry?

Hearsch Bakery / J. Hearsch & Co.

Door No. 90/ A
Hill Road, Bandra West, Mumbai – 400050
*Near Holy Family Hospital
PHONE:022 2643 5361

MAP
Hearsch Bakery Map