Cherish moments of bonding over tasty morsels

Cherish moments of bonding over tasty morsels

Remember your school days and the mad scramble to share tiffin box goodies at lunch break or painstakingly dividing that last piece of chocolate with your besties? Remember also the fight with the siblings for the larger piece of your favourite pastry or emptying your piggybank to buy an ice-cream to share with your buddies? 

Monkey Bar has introduced ‘Mobox’, which redefines the concept of sharing, a mobile crate packed with awesome goodies for a cracking good time with your best buddies. 

Chef Kalyan Y, sous chef, Monkey Bar Delhi, tells Metrolife, “Even though I grew up in a vegetarian household, my Bengali neighbours always kept a small portion of Macher Jhol aside for me, my friends on the cricket team too would always bring a tiny box of the previous night’s mutton biryani. Thus sharing lunch was not just a great way to try different cuisines and recipes but also a wonderful way of connecting with friends. And MoBox is an extension of this – a concept whereby our guests can taste an array of flavours while discussing office politics or your next vacation, dessert included. In the Mobox, each little chequered box within the mega Monkey Bar MoBox crate offers delicious bites, sinful indulgences, along with a host of fun nibbles as extras,” reveals chef Kalyan.

The Starter MoBox allows you to pick any three small plates from a selection of specials, the sweet potato chips, homemade potato wedges and beetroot chips come complementary, and having the Mega MoBox, lets you choose one large, two small plates and one dessert served with extra portions of wedges, chips, caramel popcorn and marshmallows.  

If anyone is planning to have the best bite, one should go for the Crab Rangoon which is crab meat and cream cheese-filled fried wantons, served with sweet chilli and Chicken Chimichurri, chicken tenders flame-grilled with coarsely ground parsley, coriander, garlic, chilli, vinegar and olive oil.

For the mains, The Italian Job, spiced keema balls tossed with spaghetti rolled in pepper, garlic, olive oil and chilli, is the only option with chicken. The other non-vegetarian dishes are with pork. The Castro-Pub Sandwich is roasted pork belly braised in beer and orange, ham, cheese, pickled onions and gherkins in Cuban bread and pork vindaloo, the Goan favourite. 

Vegetarians may have to share their sole MoBox vegetarian dish – the Pumpkin and Tofu Curry with coconut milk and chickpeas; served with steamed rice and crispy onions which as enticing to the non-vegetarians.

The Dessert MoBox, is a crate filled with three desserts, plus servings of macaroons, marshmallows, caramel popcorn and chocolate truffles thrown in for fun. Here you may probably find it hard not to wrangle over the miniature-size Raspberry Cheesecake, Rum Scented Carrot Cake, Chocolate XS Cake and M52 Eclairs. 

MoBox is for friends to have a chat over food and about food, as all these items are prepared with the intention to bring a group of foodies together to cherish and reinforce their bonds of friendship. All these items are exclusive of the main menu and will be removed by April, informs the staff.

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