Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Check it out. It's Trevor James. I'm in Mumbai, India. We're going for a full-on food tour, street food tour of this city. We're gonna see what we can find. This is my first trip here and I'm so pumped. Check it out. Mumbai is packed with cuisine that you're gonna fall in love with on your first try. You'll never run out of new things to try as you explore the city. I came here to eat, and I found a ton of awesome snacks and meals that blew me away. Travelers always say that India is sensory overload and I have to agree especially when it comes to eating. (speaking Hindi) Pav Bhaji is a thick and creamy vegetable gravy made mainly with potatoes, tomatoes, peas, and onions. It's mashed up before your eyes on the street side and you can literally smell the butter as you walk by. The vendors add so much as they make it. It's served with a soup or soft butter-soaked bun that you scoop lots of gravy onto. Oh! That looks juicy. Oh, wow. Thank you. I'm gonna take a bun. I'm gonna get some of that buttery, juicy sauce. Oh! It saturates it. Oh! And he just loads it up with butter. Mmm! Whoa. Thank you. That is unbelievable. Next, I made my way to the most famous street food in Mumbai. The Vada Pav aka the Mumbai burger. If you're vegetarian, this is your heaven. It's made with deep fried potato patties stuffed with cumin, mustard seeds, tumeric, coriander, and masala powder and then it's covered in a mint chutney, sweet chutney, and a spicy red chili powder. Mmm! Oh, look at this. This is the Mumbai burger. Look at that. Wow! Whoa! That is really nice. You can see that soft potato batter. It's spicy. I think they're stuffed with Indian spices. I think I taste fennel and cumin in there and these crisps. Oh, it's crispy, but the bun is so soft. And since it was Ramadan, I came to the must-visit Mohammad Ali road. If you come on the eve of Eid, then you're in for a treat because you can find a huge selection of specialty street foods and the festive atmosphere is gonna make you hungry. This is malpua, which is like an egg saffron ghee pancake. It's so hot here. So many people. And I wanna try this out. Let's order up. How much? (speaking Hindi) Okay. This is the Malpua. Oh! Wow! Thank you! This is the egg Malpua. This is gonna be the oiliest thing I've ever eaten. It's like an egg pancake loaded with saffron. I think the white stuff-- I think that's like a cinnamon milk-- Oh, it's really hot. Let's try it out. Mmm. Whoa! Wow! That is surprisingly really good. It tastes like eggnog almost. It tastes like a sweet cinnamon banana with a hint of cardamom. Next, I had a recommendation to try the mutton brain gravy and the Tandoori quail. This is absolutely insane here. We're gonna order up some Tandoori pheasant. Look at this. I have Tandoori chicken here. Oh, yeah. Get a little lime on here. Get a little lemon. And over here, this is the specialty quail. Whoa! That's very good. - Well done. - Yeah. It's tender. - It's well-marinated. A little smoky. And that skin is so crispy This here is like a lamb brain gravy. Oh. Lamb brain gravy. Let's try it out. Ooh! Ooh! I don't know if I can roll with the brain. It's almost like a little fishy. But I wasn't about to let that one brain stew ruin the show for the rest of them. So, I came to try a different spicy version down the next road, made with garam masala, a lot of tumeric, and a ton of spice. Oh, it smells good. Smells really spicy. I can smell the tumeric in there. - One brain? - One brain, please. Yes. Egg brain. That means one lamb brain. Thank you. Oh, my. There's all that garam masala spice, chili powder, There's lots of tumeric and I am excited. I have never tried this before. Let's go for it. Mmm! The garam masala, the chili powder, the tumeric all mixed together is really good. Thank you. That was really good. Thank you very much. Oh, it's so nice! I never thought lamb brain would be like that. Thank you. Thank you. The next day, I found a street kachori topped with a sweet chutney, mint chutney, crisps, dal, and yogurt. Egg kachori. Thank you. (speaking Hindi) Thank you. How much? - 20 rupees. - 20 rupees. Okay. He put a sweet chutney and a mint chutney on there. We're gonna try it out. Mmm! Oh, yeah! - Tasty? - Yeah. Tasty. It's really nice, actually. Oh. It's sweet, spicy. Is this a mint chutney? Mint chutney? - Green chutney. - Green chutney. (speaking Hindi) Very nice. - Yes. - It's like a sweet, spicy, crispy puff. And a trip to Mumbai wouldn't be complete without the famous pani puri. This crunchy, spicy, tumeric, water-filled cup of joy is found all over India, but I came here to Mumbai to eat it. I've been waiting so long to try this. This is the spot in Mumbai to try it out. It's like an Indian water bomb packed with tamarind. Sweet tamarind flavor. Let's try it out. So, you can see the green things in there. Those are moong dal and these white circular things, these are crisps called boondi. They mix two types of water together. One is like a spicy-- Oh! It exploded. One is like a spicy tamarind water and one is sweet and minty. Mmm! Whoa! That is really good. It explodes in your mouth. It's super sweet. I can taste the tamarind in there. It's a little spicy. And this pani puri is so crunchy. It's like a crunchy water bomb. The water is cool and refreshing. Later, I found a special protein-filled chickpea mash with mustard seeds, onions, and cilantro at a super busy little street corner. Yes, please. So, this is the sev khamani? Wow. Okay. So, look at this. They give you this. This is like a legumes mash with all these crisps. There's fresh onions, fresh cilantro. Oh. I have no idea what this is gonna taste like. Let's try it out. Whoa! That is unique. - [Man] Very nice. (speaking Hindi) (laughing) The legumes are really, really hearty. It's like the next level of mashed potatoes. You get a full-on hearty flavor. I actually taste a little bit of sweetness in there with some cilantro and onions. For the final killer meal in Mumbai, I made my way to a famous thali shop and experienced a true home-cooked style thali in downtown Mumbai, complete with an assortment of dishes and desserts, giving a full-spectrum of sweet, salty, spicy, bitter, and sour dishes. And this is covered in ghee, right? - Yeah. - Oh, very nice. Fruit salad. Is it in a yogurt? - [Man] No, not yogurt. Fruit and milk. - [Trevor] Fruit and milk? And this one, here? - [Man] This is ghulam jam. - [Trevor] Ghulam jam. Yes, please. This is a feast. Here. Thank you very much. Garlic chutney? - [Man] Garlic and chutney mix. Chili mix, chili, bitter, lemon. Whatever you feel, you can-- - [Trevor] Oh, just dip it right in. - Yeah. - Beautiful. - [Man] You can use your left hand. - [Trevor] Can I? - [Man] No, you can-- - [Trevor] Can I use my left? - [Man] See. Comfortable and easy. Okay. Thank you very much. Let's try it out. Mmm! Oh, yeah. Mmm! Oh! - You like spicy? Take this. - Take these? - Yeah. - Wow. - [Woman] You like Indian food? - Yeah. Indian food's really good. Yeah. It's so good. This is my first time having the thali. - You like it? - Yeah. I've been looking forward to this. I've been really looking forward to trying it. A lot of flavors on this tahli. They're all just complete vibrant flavors and there's no meat. That's the surprising part. Every single bite is something new. A huge contrast of flavors and textures and you can just mix and match and every bite is something new. Oh, rice. Awesome. I'm just gonna add some dal there.