The Full English Breakfast With An Indian Twist — The Meat Show

The Full English Breakfast With An Indian Twist — The Meat Show


– I am in King’s Cross, I’m in front of Dishoom. You can see that around me there is like, skyscrapers going up everywhere. And what they’ve done here,
is they’ve put an outpost of one of the most popular
Indian cafes around, it’s based on the Irani cafes of Mumbai. We’re gonna go in there
and eat the Big Bombay, which is an Indian take on
a full English breakfast. Let’s go. (upbeat music) – Our food is about Bombay, and most of it is exactly as you will find in Bombay. It’s the food that we love
eating whenever we’re there. It’s the comfort food that
you’ll find in people’s homes. But we kind of pay homage to these beautiful old Irani cafes, which were opened in the early 1900s by immigrants to Bombay from Iran. And these places were really open all day, and they served a really great breakfast. Breakfast, I guess for us,
was the bacon naan roll. We used a streaky bacon that’s cured with rock salt and demerara sugar, and then it’s cold-smoked over oak. Obviously, that’s not a traditional dish that you’ll find in Bombay, but it’s kind of our Bombay-style homage to the British bacon sandwich. – Right, so let’s talk about the full, it’s called the Big Bombay, right? – [Kavi] the Big Bombay, absolutely. – [Nick] And it’s basically,
it’s a homage or a play on the full English breakfast, right? – [Kavi] Exactly. We have a full plate that
we call the Big Bombay that obviously has some Ginger Pig bacon. We have a black pepper sausage that– – Is it pork, beef? – It’s a pork, pork sausage
– Pork sausage. – And then we have some mushrooms, we have some masala beans. They’re really comforting
and warming as well. And we have an akuri, which is a delicious kind of scrambled egg. The Irani cafes have akuri for breakfast, so whenever I’m there, I’ll have pao and akuri for breakfast. – [Nick] Oh, it sounds fantastic. – And it sets me up for the day. And of course with a hot cup of chai. (upbeat music) – Okay, well, here is the moment of truth. the Big Bombay, the bacon naan. Look at this thing. Alright, I think I’m gonna
actually start with this guy, because this may just
finish me off, right? Alright, let’s look at this thing. So what we have here is
what is called coriander in many parts of the world, but Americans would know as cilantro. There’s cream cheese, and there is that delicious bacon from the Ginger Pig. (crunching) Mmm, mmm. That’s really delicious. It actually, because there is a real
smokiness of that bacon, that the first thing I tasted
was like Texas barbeque. Which is weird, because
they use beef mostly. But then you get that, that gentle coddling
from the cream cheese, and then you taste that sort of, that tang from the naan. It’s such a… So love that flavor. And then, of course,
there’s that burnt exterior, so you’re getting sort
of a double smokiness from the bread and the bacon. Really great sandwich. I’m gonna have to have another bite. Mmm. It’s a wonderful supple naan, but it does kind of
evoke in some weird way, like a Neapolitan pizza,
for that puffiness, and then you have that
smokiness from the bacon which kind of takes me to Texas. Yet, here I am in London
eating in an Indian restaurant. I love the universality of food. That’s a great breakfast, right there, but we have this monster
waiting for me over here. The pao buns, the masala beans,
the Shropshire pork sausage, the eggs, the bacon, I mean, it’s a full English, right there. Alright, well let’s get
stuck into this Big Bombay. I’m gonna start with the
Shropshire pork sausage, because I love pork sausage. Mmm, that’s what a pork sausage
is supposed to taste like. Just very porky, sweet,
implications of sage, and some very English spices. Alright, let’s go to the beans, which I know for many people
is a more perplexing aspects of British breakfast dining. Mmm. It’s a very spicy bean. Much hotter than any baked bean I’ve had at breakfast
before, but very welcome. The eggs and the bacon together with the sausage kind of presents a perfect balance of
smoke and salt and fat. Very nice. And there’s a lot of heat from these eggs. Everything’s very vibrantly spiced. Mmm. What I love about this
dish is that it really, it’s reflective of both London and Bombay, or Mumbai, as it’s called now. Two of the world’s great cities, and two really of the most global cities. I mean, I can’t think of two other places that have so many fusions
of different cultures, civilizations, languages,
and, indeed, cuisines. It is a full English breakfast. I mean, you’re eating
all of the components, but it’s very much
filtered through this prism of a Irani cafe in Bombay. And all of the flavors and the evocations, and all of the cultural
influences of that city kind of come through on this plate. So, don’t miss the Big Bombay at Dishoom, and you should click here to watch the next episode of The Meat Show.

100 thoughts on “The Full English Breakfast With An Indian Twist — The Meat Show”

  1. Nice to see an indian restaurant run by indians not pakistani's or bangladeshi's clinging to a culture they gave up

  2. no irani restrau in mumbai serves sausages or beacons for breakfast.. not even for lunch or dinners.. so thats pretty much a "no bombay" i should say..

  3. Indian food in England not even contributes to 1 percent of Indian cuisine..some of the items on the menu are even unheard of in India. Chicken Tikka masala for instance

  4. Why do the British push their food onto the back of their fork, instead of, A) using the tines to 'spear' a bite, or B) push the food onto the front of the fork, which seems the obvious thing to do?

  5. U should go to 🇮🇩 indonesia. And see our diversity culture. We have more than 10.000+ islands. Just imagine how many different types of food

  6. There is nothing indian breakfast on that plate except that dry naan which doesn’t make sense served without gravy…

  7. Nothing close to Mumbai breakfast. Come down Mumbai for real flavours and it's mostly veg breakfast everywhere.

  8. I'd be hard-pressed to call London one of the world's great cities, "global" is one word for it…

  9. I grew up in Connecticut, and didn't realize that most Americans dislike beans until I started traveling. I just don't understand how anyone can dislike a can of B&M baked beans.

  10. Wat a lie .. since wen did the Irani cafe in Mumbai start serving pork products. .. ? I hve been to several but never seen selling bacon or pork …

  11. I'm British-Indian.
    ove British food, i especially love Indian food…. This meal looks like a dream to me!

  12. I love a good British or Scottish breakfast. Most of the time I skip lunch because there is so much in my plate. Some days I cannot stomach the beans for some reason. I love the black pudding unless its a poor product filled with a lot of binder.

  13. Here 'Indian twist' refers to north Indian only.
    North Indian vegetarian foods are worst in terms of everything.
    I am an indian

  14. Always a bad idea to start your day with processed meat and organ meat. Thanks, but no thanks. God save the Queen, we save ourselves from these foods.

  15. Pork Meat can b eaten but Pork Fat has Glycerine in it which is 2tally Unhealthy for both Mental and Physical Health

  16. Most tasteless food is English breakfast only has pepper and salt means 90% salt to 10% pepper because u cant add much pepper it will upset belly so basically they only taste salt so bland food

  17. "It's called coriander in most of the world." It's cilantro in MEXICO, the US and ALL of Latin America where it's most widely used. Sometimes called culantro.

  18. Love Indian food, great breakfast. nice video , and paying proper respect to the fantastic food the Indian people have given us. We must support our Indian and Pakistani food outlets, they have given us so much tasty food.

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