Mumbai’s Sassanian Restaurant and Bakery turns 101
At a time when Irani eateries in the city are shutting shop, the iconic Sassanian Restaurant and Bakery in South Mumbai is on the verge of completing 101 years in business. Situated in Dhobi Talao near the Gol Masjid, the quaint restaurant, which serves mouth-watering delicacies like chicken puff and dhansak, will turn 101 on March 21 – when the Zoroastrian Community will celebrate Navroz (Iranian New Year).
Started in 1913 by Rustom K Yazdabadi as KR Sassanian Restaurant and Bakery, the eatery only served bun-maska (bread-butter), chai (tea), mawa cakes and kheema initially. It was only in 2000 that they expanded it into a restaurant and began serving Parsi cuisine.
Courtesy : Shirin Karanjia