[Since I’m feeling too lazy to make the Golden Mango/Black Stool awards lists now…]
Never had I thought I’d feel this way about a restaurant chain, but Jafferbhai’s Delhi Darbar is the place the carnivore in me cannot have enough of. JBDD is the standard by which I judge all Mughlai restaurants, and though not everything they have excites me, their specialties are unparalleled in Mumbai. The food at all JBDD outlets tastes exactly the same because it is made in the same blessed place and then sent out to all their branches. Jafferbhai’s Delhi Darbar pride themselves on being “The Biryani Kings of Mumbai”, and rightfully so, and here’s Iliyasbhai (from the Lokhandwala JBDD which I frequent) with the dish he loudly and confidently orders for me as soon as I walk in – my favourite mutton preparation: Dum Ki Chop.