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Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Legend ‘wait for it’ dary….. Vohuman, but of course!


Legend ‘wait for it’ dary….. Vohuman, but of course!

So much has already been said about Vohuman that I never felt the need to pen about it... until now. This time, though, was very special as I had gone to Vohuman with my kindergarten ‘chaddi-buddies’, hence penning the review.

I was a Mumbaite as a school and college going kid but now after 29 years in Pune, I am a total Punekar. This weekend when my school friends came down to Pune for a weekend reunion, where else would I take them (directly from the station) for breakfast, except for Vohuman. Except for one gal who was a Gujju we all were Bawis (Parsee) so ‘eda’ (egg) for breakfast was a given. As soon as we got out of the car the whiff of delicious omelets flooded our olfactory system. The gals were like, ‘Oh gosh! We can’t wait to dig in, jaldi se table dhundho’. Sab saale bhukkhad, me included. ;) 

As usual nearly all tables at Vohuman were occupied except for a big table at the far corner, near the back door, where two people were already seated. Hormuz Uncle told us to head to that table. We headed to our table where we plonked our heavy duty butts and with the amount of commotion we created with our ‘bak-bak’, the two guys sitting at the table quickly finished their brekkie and ran away. *very evil grin*

(For those of you who do not know Hormuz Uncle, he is the owner of Vohuman. Sit a wee bit longer to jabber and he will glare at you and tell you to push off once you're done eating. Then again, he is also the ever charming gentleman who when time permits walks over to your table to tell you a naughty joke *typical Bawa humor*).

Hormuz Uncle et moi!

We ordered bhurji/s, single anda cheese omelet/s, double anda-double cheese toast sandwich (mine, all mine.. sigh!), toast butter, bun maska and tea/s. My friends were aghast (in the most wonderful kinda way :D ) at the butter applied on the toast and the amount of cheese in my double anda-double cheese omelet. We troubled our server, Satish, every few minutes for more glasses of tea and our re-union weekend began with wonderful memories created at Vohuman.

Double Anda-Double Cheese Omelet Toast Sandwich

As for the prices, everything served is under a hundred buckaroos and our total bill for 5 people was approximately 640 rupees, if I remember correctly (tip for Satish, extra).

I’ve clicked a few photographs at Vohuman (posting old and new ones) and I expect you all to be very grateful (just kiddin’) that I took the time to click them because as everyone who has ever visited Vohuman knows, when at Vohuman, once the food arrives at the table one just cannot help but dig in immediately.

Bottom line: Vohuman truly ROCKS!!!

Ambiance: Seriously, with the fantastic food they serve, who gives a f*** about ambiance. I know i don't!
Service: 4.5/5 (Satish does his very best to run around attending to everyone)
Food: 5/5 (But of course!)

Address: Opp Ruby Hall Clinic, Next to Jehangir Hospital, Sassoon Road, Pune.

8 comments:

  1. Thanks Kainaaz for the kind words as always... Lots of love :-)

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    1. Hi Sarosh! Totally my pleasure, not just for the words written but also in regard to visiting Vohuman as often as possible :D Lots of love, right back at ya! :-)

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    1. MonuTeena, as they say basic can be classic. This is exactly what it is. For Punekars this is classic in every sense of the word. :-) If ever you come down to Pune this is one place you must try out. Cheers! :-)

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  3. It was the very first time in my life that I was in an Irani restaurant and complaining "GOD how much butter on the bu muska."Actually blotted some of it off using a tissue.

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    1. Hi En Igma! Thank you so much for writing in. I did mention in my post that my friends, too, were aghast at the amount of butter on the toast but when we visit Vohuman we really don't count calories at all because if we did so we would never be able to step into the place. Hormuz Uncle does not believe in stinginess in regard to cheese in the omelets or butter on the toast that he serves. He feeds his customers wholeheartedly and that's what we love about him. I too have seen a few people blot butter off the toast if they are calorie conscience and yet they never fail to turn up at Vohuman every few weeks. I hope you had an enjoyable meal at Vohuman (other than the excessive butter). Once again, thank you ever so much for writing in. Cheers!

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  4. I heard Hormuz uncle passed away today.
    What a wonderful man.

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    1. Yes, we lost him. He was indeed a wonderful soul. Loved by so many!

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