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Tuesday, 6 October 2015
Haji Ali Juice Center - A blessing in Mumbai
Mumbai is blessed
to have Haji Ali Juice center quenching its thirst since the 1960’s. Located
just outside the famous Haji Ali Dargah this juice centre is not only a juice
centre as the name suggests, it is so much more.
Having lived in
Mumbai for 2 years from 2002-2004 destiny had deprived me of even a single visit
to this legendary place. I was in Mumbai only last week and post dinner with a
friend, we decided to go to Haji Ali Juice centre and try some shakes and ice
We landed around
11pm and it was good to know that the place is open trill about 1 am and opens
at 6am in the morning catering to both the early risers and night crawlers. I
saw the menu and was astonished to see such exotic juices and shakes and ice
creams and some desserts.
I hadn’t heard of a
normal juice place ever serving a Kiwi shake or a New Zealand Cherry juice or a Plum shake. They even serve
some mini meal items that you can relish with the juice and shakes.
The menu definitely
spoils you with choice and you go absolutely crazy trying to figure out what
you want to try. So not in the mood of going crazy trying out a lot since we had
already had a heavy dinner, I asked my friend to recommend some of his tried
and tested favourites.
He recommended a
juice called Triveni and a Kesar Royal Milk shake. Even though he also mentioned
that the sitafal ice creams and fruit creams are delicious I decided to stick only
to Triveni and Kesar Royal milk shake.
Triveni is a superb
juice – a mix of Mango, strawberries and Kiwi. This tri-colored juice has a
subtle flavor and as you sip through the three juicy layers through the straw
the combination of flavors of these three make for one rocking juice.
Then came the Kesar
Royal Milk shake – Man this stuff is heavy and is definitely not for the faint
hearted. A saffron flavored shake loaded with dry fruits and a scoop of ice cream,
this shake is delicious beyond comprehension. You cannot imagine the dry fruit
overload in the juice. The taste is killer and I recommend you do not overload
yourself with a heavy dinner and leave space in your stomach for this delicious