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  • 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.