Indian Street Food Tour in Mumbai - Bombay Duck Fry and AMAZING Vada Pav!

  • Published: 07 September 2016
    Read my blog about Vada Pav:

    Day 3: Mumbai, India - To begin the day we took a quick trip to Elephanta Island to see the Elephanta caves. We then came back to Mumbai, and had amazing Bombay duck at Gomantak restaurant, and then proceeded to have one of the greatest Mumbai street foods, called vada pav.

    00:22 Elephanta Caves (boat ride 180 INR ($2.69) - One of the worthwhile attractions in Mumbai is the Elephanta Caves, which are a series of historical religious temple caves located on an island off the coast of Mumbai. To get there, you can take a boat from the Gateway of India. We decided to go there first thing in the morning to try to avoid the crowds. I thought it was well worth it.

    6:56 Gomantak Boarding House (Dadar West) - One of the top Mumbai foods I wanted to try when I was in Mumbai was Bombay duck, also known and bombil, which is actually not duck at all, but lizardfish. We took a taxi to Dadar West and went to a restaurant called Gomantak that specializes in Malvani cuisine (from the area of Mumbai) and always has Bombay duck on their menu. I ordered the Bombay duck fry, fried pieces of lizardfish that came with the full thali set, including rice and a few curries and chutneys on the side. I also couldn’t resist ordering a side dish of pomfret masala. One interesting thing from this amazing Mumbai restaurant was solkadhi - made from coconut milk and kokum fruit, and it was my first time to try it. Total price - 710 INR ($10.60)

    14:14 Ashok Vada Pav - One of the most important Mumbai street food snacks is vada pav, which is a fried potato cutlet stuffed into a bun and seasoned with some flavorful chutneys and spices. It’s sometimes known as the Mumbai vegetarian burger. Ashok Vada Pav is known for serving one of the best vada pav in Mumbai, and they also have some serious history to them. When I took my first bite, I knew exactly why it was so popular. It was absolutely sensationally delicious. It was a little on the salty side, but the vada pav was so good, with a balance of salty, spicy, sweet, and crunchy. Vada pav is one of the most popular Mumbai street foods, but at Ashok vada pav you’ll find one of the best in Mumbai. Vada pav (vada pao) - 20 INR ($0.30).

    18:36 Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum - 100 INR ($1.49) - After the amazing vada pav, we took a taxi over to the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, which is another good museum to visit when you are in Mumbai. I especially liked the actual building.

    19:58 Bagdadi Restaurant - For dinner we headed back to Colaba near to our hotel and ate at another legendary Mumbai restaurant known for serving north Indian Mughlai food. The one dish I had to order was chicken masala fry, and I also got daal and palak paneer. Although all the food was indeed on the buttery and oily side, it was incredibly delicious. Total price - 515 INR ($7.70).

    Thank you for watching this Mumbai food and travel video. The highlight of the day was the Bombay duck fry and the Mumbai street food vada pav.


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Comments • 3 587

  • Dr.Saurabh Gandhi
    Dr.Saurabh Gandhi  1 days back

    the pink thing is called "Sol Kadi" made of coconut milk and cranberry

    • Aujwalya Jyotizit
      Aujwalya Jyotizit  2 days back

      Glad that you had the Ashok Vada Pav !

      • Jaffco Systems & Solution

        yekh bloody indian eat duck drink cow's p....yekh

        • Hemant Korde
          Hemant Korde  4 days back

          Mark, Thank You for a very interesting video. You amaze me by visiting places where no other foreigner may go. As an Indian, I can tell you that I am proud of Mumbai, my motherland and the city where I pend all of my childhood. BTW, for your information Bombay Duck is a fish not a lizard and the peculiarity of it is, it is found nowhere in the world except Mumbai. Once this was also a question on Jeopardy TV show ( what is a Bombay duck?).

          • Quanta Sanctum
            Quanta Sanctum  6 days back

            This foreigner really knows how to eat with fingers. However, he needs to perfect his table manners. :-)

          • srinivas srinu
            srinivas srinu  1 weeks back

            @mark_wiens if you interested to come again INDIA give me a chance to introduce new south india recipe's to you it's my dream to me, to spend with you for a day

            • HimachaLi sTud
              HimachaLi sTud  1 weeks back

              mark weins also go for a trip of himachal pradesh india
              you can just google about himachal.

              • Chinna charry
                Chinna charry  1 weeks back

                Com to Hyderabad bro

                • Zion 81
                  Zion 81  2 weeks back

                  Trânsito louco !

                  • Edward Bennett
                    Edward Bennett  2 weeks back

                    For the life of me mate cannot understand how you eat all that lovely grub and you are a skinny guy ... 👍😂😂😂 great vids bro 👍

                    • Sulochana Shrestha
                      Sulochana Shrestha  2 weeks back

                      your reaction are lit 🤑😝

                      • Qyu Almannai
                        Qyu Almannai  2 weeks back

                        0:27 "we catch the bike boat" ????

                        • Prachi Golatkar
                          Prachi Golatkar  2 weeks back

                          Ur videos are soothing
                          Love it

                          • Don Boss
                            Don Boss  2 weeks back

                            6:25 We are back to the symphony of honking horns...

                            • Kirti Patel
                              Kirti Patel  2 weeks back

                              Pls eat pain poori

                              • Mahija Gopalan
                                Mahija Gopalan  3 weeks back

                                Really enjoy watching ur videos Mark! Love from Msia

                                • Tinny Motu
                                  Tinny Motu  3 weeks back

                                  Thanks for shake hands 💥💥

                                  • SCOIE Info
                                    SCOIE Info  3 weeks back

                                    MARK U NAILED IT RAINY SEASON IS BEST FOR VADA PAV

                                    • Olivia Fisher
                                      Olivia Fisher  3 weeks back

                                      Have you ever had food poisoning traveling in underdeveloped countries ?

                                      • Matty Penman
                                        Matty Penman  3 weeks back

                                        Pretty sure mark has to go to the chiropractor daily for that head tilt after every bite

                                        • Lahari Bhattacharyya
                                          Lahari Bhattacharyya  4 weeks back

                                          Next time when you come to India...come to West Bengal.

                                          • Ricardo Tongol
                                            Ricardo Tongol  4 weeks back

                                            It’s pepto😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

                                            • rakhi mourya
                                              rakhi mourya  4 weeks back

                                              Aga bai akha tikhat mirchi tondat kombla 🤯🤯🤯🤯

                                              • rakhi mourya
                                                rakhi mourya  4 weeks back

                                                Sol kadhi is made up of coconut milk and Kokam and put some masala which is consume by after u r meal which give u best digestion to u r non-veg meal

                                                • rakhi mourya
                                                  rakhi mourya  4 weeks back

                                                  And for foregenier 500 rs is more to see just a cave useless thing

                                                  • rakhi mourya
                                                    rakhi mourya  4 weeks back

                                                    And the charge of 10 rs they charge to every one if u want to go upper seat

                                                    • rakhi mourya
                                                      rakhi mourya  4 weeks back

                                                      It’s sol kadhi pink one

                                                      • Danica D'costa
                                                        Danica D'costa  4 weeks back

                                                        My mouth waters watching your mumbai street food videos 😋 yumm 😀

                                                        • Danica D'costa
                                                          Danica D'costa  4 weeks back

                                                          Bombay duck is not a lizard like fish 🤣 its just that when you remove the backbone and fry it, it coils up a bit! 😄

                                                          • Normality
                                                            Normality  3 days back

                                                            It's called lizard fish in English

                                                        • TROJAN FORCE TRENCH 444

                                                          Same expression for everything

                                                          • Ramesh P
                                                            Ramesh P  1 months back

                                                            love the way you eat with great smile ....u really seems to enjoying all those india masala ....

                                                            • sachin t
                                                              sachin t  1 months back

                                                              Lovely video and engaging personality

                                                              • sandhya balakrishnan
                                                                sandhya balakrishnan  1 months back

                                                                Pink watery thing is solkadi

                                                                • imran Shaikh
                                                                  imran Shaikh  1 months back

                                                                  This video 5 time

                                                                  • eastmaneats_flims eastmaneats_flims

                                                                    Just now seeing this awesome video to her you are so animated Mark I just love watching you your eyes light up and I can tell when it tastes really really good to you awesome job 👌

                                                                    • Ian Buchan
                                                                      Ian Buchan  1 months back

                                                                      Just hope you had plenty of immodium with you as some of those places looked a bit dubius hygiene wise

                                                                      • Dr Farya
                                                                        Dr Farya  1 months back


                                                                        • Prince Jhaplu
                                                                          Prince Jhaplu  1 months back

                                                                          Yoo bro i think now u should change the reaction after eating first bite😂

                                                                          • AJK YYC
                                                                            AJK YYC  2 months back

                                                                            oily junk food easy to die early

                                                                            • AJK YYC
                                                                              AJK YYC  2 months back

                                                                              if you see the back side of the hotel you will never eat at such places..

                                                                              that oil at @18.09 might have changed years ago
                                                                              mark you may get ecoli careful not like other places

                                                                              • Ian Buchan
                                                                                Ian Buchan  1 months back

                                                                                AJK YYC i suspect he has had all his vaccinations for everything you have to for India and Asia

                                                                            • Jana Nirvana
                                                                              Jana Nirvana  2 months back

                                                                              is it duck or fish?

                                                                              • Navin Sugathan
                                                                                Navin Sugathan  2 months back

                                                                                Haven’t you heard about kerala

                                                                                • abhishek bagul
                                                                                  abhishek bagul  2 months back

                                                                                  In mumbai you dont travel by taxi, you travel by local train.

                                                                                  • Krishna Suresh
                                                                                    Krishna Suresh  2 months back

                                                                                    I am dying to get pav bhaji in Munich:(Wiens..why?)

                                                                                    • Hafeez Awan
                                                                                      Hafeez Awan  2 months back

                                                                                      Indians look like they have any kind of virus they need treatment everyone is black and thin like no calaries

                                                                                      • Rishab Bantiya
                                                                                        Rishab Bantiya  2 months back

                                                                                        You my friend have been cheated.. ferry actually costs only 120 and first come service for top seats

                                                                                        • Soni Jha
                                                                                          Soni Jha  2 months back


                                                                                          • Aryan Gamzze
                                                                                            Aryan Gamzze  2 months back