Hungry Head [Powai]

Hungry Head is a Maggi heaven!!

They serve Maggi is ways we had not imagined (at least I had not). There are Maggi Subs, Maggi Bhel, Burger Maggi and Pizza Maggi!! And this on top of their favourite Maggi and exotic Maggi options! So much Maggi!! ❤

It is a small joint in Hakone area in Powai. There is a small open sitting area and the service is self-service, although they do take a little longer than usual to prepare the food.

From among the crazy range of Maggi, we tried the Red Dragon Maggi. Red Dragon is a spicy schezwan based Maggi, a great option if you love your Maggi Chinese style.

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Red Dragon Maggi

We also ordered the Aglio-e-Olio Maggi, which is on the drier side. It is filled with vegetables and an overdose of garlic, but delicious nonetheless. The Three Cheese Maggi is apt for the cheese lover in you. The taste of Maggi is completely lost in the generous overdose of cheese, which is not how I would prefer my cheese Maggi.

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Aglio-e-Olio Maggi
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Three Cheese Maggi

We also ordered Mint Mayo Fries, decent quantity and really fresh crispy fries. Next we tried the Exotic Veg Maggiza, which is a thick crust pizza topped with Maggi and vegetables and tons of cheese! I almost burnt my tongue in the hurry to try it and it was totally worth it!

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Mint Mayo Fries
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Exotic Veg Maggiza

We also tried their Aglio-e-Olio Pasta, which was super yummy and moderately spicy.

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Aglio-e-Olio Pasta
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Peach Iced Tea

Overall Experience: There is no dearth of options to satiate your taste buds in Powai. But one that keeps the tummy as well as the pockets happy, that one is hard to find. This place is worth a visit to grab some quick bite (which they serve a little slowly : D )

Service 🙂 

Food 🙂 

Ambience 🙂

The Battle: When there is Maggi involved,  do I really need to specify what was the hardest thing to do? It’s Maggi, one cannot stop eating Maggi!!

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Maddu Mess [Powai]

Maddu Mess is a small South Indian breakfast place opposite IIT-B, with a ferociously loyal following. It opens from 4 a.m. to 9.30 a.m. and any night-owl aware of its existence shall swear by it.

When I say this, do not make assumptions about the look and feel of the place. Maddu Mess is actually a small joint, located in a dingy corner, in an alley filled with the stench of poultry. My first reaction when I finally located the place was – ‘Oh God, what have I gotten myself into?’ But if you can actually ignore this and move past all the thoughts about the unhygienic alley and actually order the food here, you will be surprised.

Considering I located the place with great pain, and that my mouth had been watering for some yummy south Indian food ever since I left home, I decided to move past the cats and water puddles and the smell and actually give it a shot!

Maddu Mess is basically a kitchen, a table in the alley area and a small seating area in a small room next to it, here you always find a bunch of IITians.

We ordered Sada Dosa, Fried Idli and Medu Vada. Then we repeated the order and repeated it again and then one more time. Everything is mindblowing. The vada and idli are really good and super crispy. The dosa is on the soft side but just perfect. I really loved the sambhar they served it with. (They leave a utensil full of sambhar on the table outside for you to help yourself). What is disappointing is the chutney. Completely lacking flavour that you would expect from a traditional south Indian place and so diluted. Give it a skip if you can, the sambhar is more than good.

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Medu Vada
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Fried Idli
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Dosa

We decided to end the meal with a cup of coffee, which is really good!

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Locating the place can be a difficulty, so it is better to ask for directions. There is one entry in the alley (galli) just before the IIT market bus stop, a sign board is placed at the entry.

Overall Experience: Amazing food and so pocket-friendly! The people are good. I only wish they would revamp the place, just enough to make it a little more hygienic.

Food 🙂

Service 🙂 

Ambience 😥

The Battle: Getting comfortable with the area is a difficulty, but if that is sorted, this place and the food here – pure delight!

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