Soda Bottle Opener Wala, Irani Cafe at The Mall of India, Noida

 Soda Bottle Opener Wala in Noida, India

Soda Bottle Opener Wala in Noida, India

Soda Bottle Opener Wala is a fantastic Irani Cafe located in The Mall of India, in Noida. It was recommended by one of my colleagues and I have to admit that I was not sure what to expect. The food there was amazing: different, tasty and delicious, in a relaxed atmosphere.

 Dining room at Soda Bottle Opener Wala in Noida, India

Dining room at Soda Bottle Opener Wala in Noida, India

 Dining room at Soda Bottle Opener Wala in Noida, India

Dining room at Soda Bottle Opener Wala in Noida, India

I love the place that is very colorful and decorated with tons of memorabilia hanging on the wall, giving some sort of authenticity to a concept that revives a dying tradition of cafes you would like go to more often. 

Food wise, I was there for a treat. I should mention that I went on "dry day", a day without alcohol as it was a National Holiday to celebrate Mahatma Gandhi. I started the meal by trying one of their drinks called "Khade Chamach Ki Chai", literally "The teaspoon stands in the tea". It was a name not that far fetched as the spoons stood in the tea that was made with...90% brown sugar. If you finish it, you get it free: not free for me for sure, this being too sweet and an impossible dare, but fun to try.

 Khade Chamach Ki Chai at Soda Bottle Opener Wala in Noida, India

Khade Chamach Ki Chai at Soda Bottle Opener Wala in Noida, India

 Khade Chamach Ki Chai at Soda Bottle Opener Wala in Noida, India

Khade Chamach Ki Chai at Soda Bottle Opener Wala in Noida, India

Then, for the entrees:

Vegetable Berry Pulao, that is basmati rice topped with fried onions, nuts and berries:

 Vegetable berry pulao at Soda Bottle Opener Wala in Noida, India

Vegetable berry pulao at Soda Bottle Opener Wala in Noida, India

Salli Mutton, a traditional parsi mutton curry topped with crispy matchstick potato. This was delicious, perfect with rice or bread. They told me it would be spicy, but it was not. The mutton was perfectly cooked and fantastic with the curry sauce.

 Salli mutton at Soda Bottle Opener Wala in Noida, India

Salli mutton at Soda Bottle Opener Wala in Noida, India

In terms of bread, to eat with that curry, I tried their paratha called Jaloo's Famous Malai Na Paratha. It was deliciously charred and was a bit chewy. 

Soda Bottle Opener wala-bread-2.jpg

The last dish was Goan Choriz Pav or a chorizo curry, where the chorizo was finely chopped, cooked with potatoes and onions and smothered by a delicious sauce. It was served with some bread to eat it like a sandwich.

 Goan Choriz Pav at Soda Bottle Opener Wala in Noida, India

Goan Choriz Pav at Soda Bottle Opener Wala in Noida, India

Last was dessert. There was the caramel custer or caramel custard that is fairly common.

 Flan at Soda Bottle Opener Wala in Noida, India

Flan at Soda Bottle Opener Wala in Noida, India

As well as the Lagan Nu Custer, a Parsi wedding custard made with eggs, milk, cardamon, nutmeg and chironji, an Indian medicinal plant used as a spice in Indian cuisine, with a taste similar to almonds. 

 Lagan Nu Custer at Soda Bottle Opener Wala in Noida, India

Lagan Nu Custer at Soda Bottle Opener Wala in Noida, India

 Lagan Nu Custer at Soda Bottle Opener Wala in Noida, India

Lagan Nu Custer at Soda Bottle Opener Wala in Noida, India

Both desserts were good, but I admit that the Lagan Nu Custer was phenomenal. What a great way to end a spectacular dinner! I definitely recommend Soda Bottle Opener Wala if you are in Delhi: you will not regret it.

Enjoy (I did)!

If you like this post, the photos or the blog, please feel free to share it or post a comment. Merci!

Soda Bottle Opener Wala - 3rd Floor, DLF Mall of India, Sector 18, Noida

 
SodaBottleOpenerWala Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato