“Vada Pav!”, was Apeksha’s (@misspunekar) reaction when we finalised the concept. It’s her absolute favorite and I’m guessing yours as well. This is one item in our staple food menu which is an absolute essential, especially for a city like Pune. Quick, cheap and most importantly, delicious. Of course we had to do something with […]
Yes, we’re talking about the #KyunkiDilHaiDesi, Jumboking Vada Pav. For those of you who are still under a rock at this point, Jumboking is a fast food franchise with around 10 outlets in Pune that serves up the staple Puneri Vada Pav with a twist. For all those times you’ve looked at a dissatisfying burger and told yourself to just order a Vada pav next time, we’ve got a solution for you and here it is.
For years now, Pune has been gifted with its favourite joints like Garden vada pav, Joshi wadewale, Shivshakti and many others, who, while retaining the quintessential deliciousness of the snack, have little secrets tucked up their sleeves to make it extra special. It could be the chutneys they add, the masala in the potato mixture or simply the way they fry the green chillies to accompany the Indian burger, that makes it the most sought after street food item. Seriously, no other snack has ever been able to dethrone the vada pav from that position.
The intoxicating aroma of freshly prepared vada pav along with the spicy yet sweet chutney inside a soft bread is probably the fastest way to get a Punekar to clamp down on his brakes. That being said, let’s put the two heavy hitters of the Pune Vada Pav scene to the test.