Sandwiches, good. Salads, even better. Bakes, just yummmm. Just Bing’g’e, is a cute lil place at Sector 17, Vashi giving the area something it’s been lacking. The concept is fresh and the food is delicious. We were invited for the launch of this eatery and we were glad to be the among the first ones to sample their menu.
The menu comprises of sandwiches, light bites, pancakes, waffles, salads, wholesome platters and hot and cold beverages. The decor is fun with bright colors, rustic chairs and tables and they’ve got a bright red cycle hanging on the wall. It’s something that catches your eye as soon as you walk in and so do the books hanging from the ceiling. They’ve also got a lovely selection of quirky collectibles that you can purchase from the store.
We started off with “lite bites” – Mushroom Vol-au-vent and Nachos that were served with salsa and a cheesy dip. Loved the mushroom Vol-au-vent, the puff pastry was crunchy and light. Usually a lot of places serve badly baked puff pastry that you pull apart eating just the filling and the top leaving the base on the plate. But these were perfectly baked and tasted really good. Full marks for that. The nachos were strictly OK. They were a lil too thick and didn’t taste like classic nachos.
We were then served their signature salad, Bing’g’e on Tuna – a simple salad of tuna chunks, potato, onion and mustard. We were very happy with the portion size and the amount of tuna chunks that went in. This would make for a perfect for lunch or a nice light dinner. The salad was simple yet flavourful. Being a tuna fan, this was our favourite and we see ourselves picking this up almost every other week. We also tried the Broccolicious, which was also a really good vegetarian salad. Who doesn’t love a well made Waldorf salad. Again full marks on the portion sizes.
Soon our table was flooded with one dish after an another. A dish that you definitely have to try is the Eggplant Parmigiana. It’s slices of eggplant baked in marinara sauce loaded with cheese, served with garlic bread. It’s their take on the classic italian dish and it will leave you wanting more. Even people who don’t like eggplant will love this dish. It’s cooked so well that it melts in your mouth. Every bite has a generous dose of cheesy goodness.
What we liked about Just Bing’g’e is how they have come up with unique dishes on their own, creating their own unique signature style of serving good, fresh food. Not skimping on ingredients and serving portions sizes that are value for money.
Another overwhelming dish we had was the La Pout, their rendition of the classic Poutine, with a twist. This dish had mushroom, mayo, cheese and a lovely tangy dressing. Great for a bunch of friends who love eating fries out of a big basket with fun toppings that would surprise you with every bite.
The sandwiches at Just Bing’g’e are huge! We tried the “Chicks in Herbs” and the Hawaiian sandwich but the one that blew our minds was the “Melting Sandwich”. We were confused if it was their take on the Croque Monsieur but then when Aditi, the owner, explained that every layer of the sandwich had fresh cream, we were shocked coz bread, fillings, cheese and fresh cream don’t usually go well together but it worked so well and we couldn’t stop gorging on the cheesy creamy sandwich. A must try!
We also had a Chicken Seekh roll that had a juicy seekh kebab rolled with mint sauce with sliced onion. Loved it. We ended our meal with a gooey chocolatey brownie. The coffees are great and the teas are not be missed. The Tulsi Ginger Tea was soothing. They had a Nutella & Parmesan sandwich on the menu but were out of stock of Nutella that day. There is also a detox smoothie in the Smoothies section that caught my eye, will definitely try it the next time we visit the place.