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Melroy Melvin Creado - The International Food Explorer is crazy about Mumbai Street Foods.


Name – Melroy Melvin Creado

Instagram handle - @melroycreadophotography

What is your favourite food memory from childhood?

Eating Mango pulp as a dessert almost every day during the mango season.

What’s your favourite comfort food?

Maggie will be always top the list since it's easy to cook as well as you can have a variety of different styles that you can experiment it with.

3 reasons why you consider yourself a Foodie?

Fortunately, my job on cruise line has offered me the magnanimous opportunity to explore food cuisines across the globe. Apart from this, I am constantly in search for comfort food.
Food is the best excuse to hang out with friends and family.
No compromises made with the food or the carvings. Because you are what you eat.

What’s the strangest dish you’ve ever tried?

Real Chinese food. It's completely different from the Indian Chinese that I love.

If you had to eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Chicken fried rice from the popular street restaurants because the real taste of Indian Chinese is on streets.

What kind of oil do you use most of all?

Sunflower oil is mostly used at home.

Which is the most over-rated food cuisine?

Japanese. As lately I see too many people posting craving sushi.

Any quirky food dishes combinations you have invented or love feasting on?

I haven't invented it but I love feasting on chapati and sugar. It’s universal and can be had for breakfast or even at lunch.

Your take on:

Keto diets – Highly recommend for people who want to make changes in their body in terms of muscle building or losing weight. 

Intermittent fasting – Not everyone's cup of tea but if you're in process of a weight loss programs it will surely help.

Fusion food cuisine – Kills the uniqueness of the single dish.

Which superfoods have impressed you the most?

Bananas and eggs. It's a basic necessity for me as it's everything that keeps my body going fully enriched.

What are your favourites?

Indian Chinese and Mughlai.

Indian street food – Mostly chats from the streets. The most favourite being Pani Puri. The bigger the puri, the more the pani, ha ha.

Indian dessert – Kaju katri is the only Indian desert I eat and love it.

Hidden gem restaurant of your city (and why) – I wouldn't say there's one in specific as I've travelled to many countries. I never ever have got the taste of Mumbai anywhere in the world no matter which restaurant I have ventured into. Mumbai food has a totally unique essence.

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Over-rated Indian restaurant in your city (and why) – Borivali biryani center, They did have a good variety of options with good taste but in a matter of years people dine or eat there just for the name of the place.

The restaurant you keep going back to - BOSTON in Jogeshwari. It's like our family restaurant as we dine there on various occasions (amazing Mughlai food and great atmosphere)

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How do you detox your body after an overdose of eating out?

Eating more of fruit instead of full meals the next day. Fresh Juices (avoid tetra packs) are helpful and something that cools down the body. A chilled lassi or coconut water does wonders.

Any health foods you swear by?

Nothing in particular. Food in moderation is healthy. But yes, chicken is something which would be my top priority.