I’m in Bombay: capital of finger-licking, lip-smacking chat-put chaat and eating always, constantly, around the clock.
One of Bombay’s best (and most famous) foods is the “Breach Candy Sandwich”- aka the Grilled Veggie Sandwich. The Breach Candy Sandwich is a double-decker crispy feast. Mmm I’m getting hungry. It’s on three huge triangular pieces of buttered bread, which are slathered with chutney and then piled high with potatoes, tomatoes, onions, capsicums, shredded cheese, and then sprinkled with some secret masala for which I will figure out the recipe through eating the sandwich once a week while I’m here.
You get it at this small hole-in-the-wall take-out place aptly named “The Right Place” in Breach Candy (some section of South Bombay close to my Dadi’s house). It’s always really crowded, and the space is really tiny. You pay in the front (Grilled Veggie Sandwich with Cheese is Rs. 45) and then kind of slither your way to the back of this joint, where you wait in hungry anticipation while the man behind the tin cart goes through the process….
The Slathering of Butter Upon Bread:
The Cutting Of The Sandwich Into Manageable Pieces:
Does that not look amaaazing? This is the sandwich I always talk about. Vegetarian sandwiches in the US do not compare to this. It’s buttery, crispy, flavorful and filling (it’s a struggle to finish one). In past years, the sandwich has definitely been more tasty than when I had it last week (two days after I landed)… I think they changed the chutney making man.
Well, this concludes No. 1 in Bombay food.