The true essence of Mumbai's food culture is defined by its street food. The metropolis is famous for its roadside food stalls that serve a wide variety of lip-smacking snacks. Be it the classic vada pav, batata vada, dabeli or misal pav, these street food delicacies have fans not only in India but all around the world. Recently, British High Commissioner to India, Alex Ellis, too was seen trying Mumbai's famous snacks from a roadside stall. Alex Ellis is a foodie at heart and often posts pictures of himself trying famous foods in different Indian cities.
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Mr Ellis took to Twitter to share two pictures of himself trying the snacks. In the photo, we can see him enjoying Mumbai's famous sandwich and chilli ice cream. "Eating like a #Mumbaikar today - trying the Mumbai sandwich and chilli ice cream. #BombaySandwich," read the caption of the post. Not just that, he also added "Come eat" in Marathi to his caption. Take a look at his tweet below:
Eating like a #Mumbaikar today – trying the मुंबई सैंडविच and chilli 🌶️ ice cream. #BombaySandwich
या जेवायला! pic.twitter.com/24Xu9lkKQH— Alex Ellis (@AlexWEllis) January 12, 2023
Since being uploaded, the post has amassed over 128.4K views, 2.3K likes and several comments. Internet users were impressed with Ellis's willingness to try out different kinds of food in Indian cuisine. Several Twitter users also suggested other dishes that he could try. Check out some of the reactions below:
At Bachelors, you must try their sitaphal (custard apple) ice cream!👍— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) January 12, 2023
I have to make you try the vada pav, High commissioner. Especially the one at Prabhadevi. Next time!— Kaustubh Dhavse (@kdhavse) January 12, 2023
Ever tried rajouri gardens Chole bhature ?— SHIVAM THAKUR (@shivamthakur090) January 12, 2023
Please spare your time for #Kurukshetra's famous Delhi wale Chhole Bhature H.E .— Akash Rana (@AkashRana_INC) January 12, 2023
Hi Alex, Hope you agree that the Mumbai Sandwich is in a league of its own and deserves far greater recognition? 🥪— Nav Kaplish (@nkaplish) January 12, 2023
Well, this is not the first time that the British High Commissioner tried delicious Indian food. Earlier in September, he was seen relishing an Onam Sadhya meal on a giant banana leaf in Kerala House in New Delhi. "I had a wonderful Onam Sadhya at the Kerala House. Happy Onam to all those who are celebrating," read the caption of the post. Read more about it here.
About Vaishali KapilaVaishali finds comfort in eating parathas and rajma chawal but is equally enthusiastic about exploring different cuisines. When she's not eating or baking, you can often find her curled up on the couch watching her favourite TV show - FRIENDS.