Meet the Mumbai experts

Meet the Mumbai experts

Food bloggers, a well-known critic and two ad filmmakers whittled down their list of essential Mumbai dining experiences and somehow remained friends

Rushina Munshaw Ghildiyal

Rushina Munshaw Ghildiyal

Blogger at A Perfect Bite, gastronomy columnist, "My Mumbai Cookbook" author, food stylist and food consultant -- Rushina Munshaw Ghildiyal wears enough hats to put any chef (or writer for that matter) to shame.

She also leads cooking classes and food tours in Mumbai, both of which she conducts while running a food consultancy service.

She loves to make jams and jellies.

Vikram Doctor


Vikram Doctor

A journalist with the "Economic Times" in Mumbai, Doctor has specialized in writing on food issues for the past 12 years.

His "Economic Times" column, On My Plate, is nothing if not open-minded about food. His experience tasting goats’ intestines prepared by his grandmother's cook proves it.

Sanjiv Khamgaonkar

Sanjiv Khamgaonkar

Khamgaonkar is a writer, award-winning ad film director and food blogger currently scripting his first Bollywood movie.

He compiled Mumbai's Best Eats package while photographing and testing the dishes recommended by our expert panel.

Khamgaonkar likes to write about small eateries that "put big restaurants to shame." His finds are recorded on his series for CNNGo and his blog, The Writes of Passage.


Shanky at KGC


Sankarson Banerjee is a self-described "chubby, dedicated foodie who talks far too much for anyone's good except when eating."

He cycles a lot when off duty from his job as a CIO in the financial sector. Even though most of that pedaling is from eatery to eatery, he doubts the chubby epithet is going away anytime soon.

His excellent blog is Lotsafood.

Kunal Kapoor

Kunal Kapoor

Ad filmmaker Kunal Kapoor is part of an extended family that is "extremely passionate about films and food."

That's how he puts it. What he doesn't often say is that he's actor Shashi Kapoor's son, and Raj Kapoor's grandson.

"Any meeting with a member of our family and you can bet your last dollar the topic of discussion will be food and film," Kapoor says.

Over the last 15 years as a director of ads, Kapoor has traveled the world. While he's packing, family and friends give him lists of restaurants to try instead of sights to see.

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