Like to show off your burger eating skills? Head to Bundar
THE NEWLY-opened resto café in Koramangala that goes by the name of Bundar is literally an ode to bread. It takes its name from ‘bun ke andar’, (read: inside the bun). The décor though, including the signage and plates on the wall, celebrates monkeys! Yeah that’s one word serving two purposes.
We began with masala chai and lemongrass tea, served in khullads (earthen pots). They are flavourful. They aren’t on the menu really, but you can still ask for it. After all, what’s bread without some tea?
The food menu is limited, and includes Indian street specials, and European café food, spanning quick bites, burgers, hot dogs, pav, focaccia breads, and pita. All their bread is made in-house.
One of our favourite picks would be the sandwich made with focaccia bread. Packed with veggies, black olives, and Italian dressing, it’s tasty for sure. The pav bhaji however didn’t quite do the trick. It was buttery enough, but wasn’t spicy for our taste.
For meat lovers, the ‘wtf pav’ is a pretty neat dish — pav stuffed with bacon and nutella, now isn’t that cool? It’s a result of a “random kitchen experiment” by its owner.
If you are craving for authentic Goan food, get a plate of the chorizo pav (chunks of pork sausages inside the bun). They source the chorizos from Goa. It’s a simple preparation, made by tossing chorizo in onions, but works well.
And did we tell you about the burger challenge called the ‘heart attack burger’. It’s a seven-inch chicken burger, loaded with bacon, egg and cheese. If you finish it in less than the current best record of five minutes and 31 seconds, it’s on the house for you.
We wound up the evening with serradura — a Portuguese dessert. A mildly sweet dessert, it has alternate layers of crushed biscuits and cream. And if you would much rather ‘drink’ your dessert, try the Messy Shake. It’s got brownies, milk, chocolate fudge, and four scoops of ice cream.
`400 upwards (for two). At 6th block, Koramangala. 11 am-11 pm. Details:49652470
– Barkha Kumari