The Parsi flavours: SodaBottleOpenerWala

A Traveller’s Wish List

Introduction to an Irani style of eating

SBO Interior1Words: Ambica Gulati

Whether at Naishapur or Babylon,
Whether the Cup with sweet or bitter run,
The Wine of Life keeps oozing drop by drop,
The Leaves of Life keep falling one by one.
(from The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Edward FitzGerald (Fifth Edition))

This was an experience of firsts—first time I was going to experience Parsi food, first time I was visiting the famed Cyber Hub, first time I went for a review alone and I was remembering all the Persian poets I had recently been introduced to. A slight drizzle sat on my shoulders and hair as I walked through the open-air decked up Cyber Hub food city.

DSC_0026 - CopyThe brainchild of AD Singh, Sabina and Rustom of Olives fame, SodaBottleOpenerWala is a way to keep the dying legacy of Irani cafes alive. All I could vaguely recall about this culture was…

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