A walk through Sion Koliwada will instantly transport you to the land of Punjab-Teeming with restaurants, Gurudwaras and mechanic shops, this area could pass off as the alleyways of Pathakot or Amritsar in the north. The story of Mumbai’s Punjabi connection though is as old as India’s independence.
This erstwhile fishing village was as a refugee camp for all those who fled Pakistan during the independence struggle. Seventy years later, the community has left a permanent imprint on Mumbai’s culture, in particular its food. With ramshackle wooden benches, clay tandoor ovens and pans full of oil, you will get an opportunity to gobble some lip-smacking authentic food on this tour that will satiate your hunger pangs. From the iconic Prawn Koliwada, six-hour cooked gravies to simple home-style food – we will give you an experience of the ‘dhaba’ food culture that Punjab is so famous for. While flushing down the samosas and kebabs with lassi, you will find yourself at a Kulfi centre, serving creative renditions of the local favourite ice cream.
The tour also includes a visit to the Gurudwara, where you see scores of people working tirelessly to provide food for anyone who comes to the Holy place. Thus making this a perfect homage to the culture and food of the North!