Thanks to this tip from “hhc”, I checked out Jay Bharat in Fremont two weeks ago. It’s a new branch of the Southern California Gujarati specialist, taking over Woodlands location.
The menu’s up on the website now,
I was on my way to a going-away dinner for a friend moving to Mumbai and picked up a few snacks. My $24.40 didn’t go that far. That said, the quality was high and made a good impression.
Patra, $4.99 – Meaty-textured spicy gram paste rolled up in taro leaves, steamed and sliced into spiral slabs. The green mint chutney was deliciously HOT and the red tamarind one had a refreshing tang.
Samosa sampler, $4.99 – Small triangles similar in style to the ones that the closed Sultan in SF used to make with a very thin phyllo-like wrapper. A sampler has four samosas, each with a different filling. I had a bite of the Italian samosa and enjoyed this cross-cuisine version filling with spinach, artichoke and cheese. Accompanied by the same chutneys.
Shrikhand, $2.49 – The tiny cup held less than 2 ounces by volume. This was too small to attempt to share. More sugary and denser/richer than Deedee’s version.
Rajwadi Chevdo, $8.00 – Looking at the bags of farsan on display, this was the reddest in hue. I asked the staff member how spicy it might be and he said it was only a little hot. Some of the guests found it too hot to eat, and I flamed out after the second handful.
Last item was a mango lassi for the road, $2.99. Not that flavorful, wouldn’t get this again.
Jay Bharat Bay Area
39203 Cedar Blvd
Newark, CA 94560
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