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When Bombay Duck Was Banned In England

Why is the bombil also known as Bombay duck? One explanation is that during British occupation, the dried fish stank up the dak — or mail train — that carried it. The fragrant dish gained a cult following in England… until it was temporarily banned by European authorities over hygiene concerns. 🙄🤬 Here is a throwback to British diners reacting to the ban on their beloved bombil. #tbt

08/22/2019 9:01 AM
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  • Angshuman D.
    09/12/2019 20:18

    Anyone noticed the chef look like mr. Bean

  • Sourav M.
    09/10/2019 15:58

    Its Lotey

  • Nikhil D.
    09/09/2019 03:46

    Dead dry fish ♥️ Know as sutki 😆♥️

  • Rajiv B.
    09/07/2019 22:59

    I had Bombil or Bombay Duck last week.

  • Yash J.
    09/04/2019 14:05

    सुखा बोंबील फ्राय 😍😋

  • Adam L.
    09/03/2019 04:33

    Bengali people here comes like an experts in the cmnt boxes😶😶

  • Debanjan P.
    09/02/2019 13:22

    Eijo tomar favourite

  • Sajid S.
    08/31/2019 05:12

    Kal he khaya hu.. 40 rs me vata mil raha hai colaba me.. 😘😘🥰🥰

  • Sumanta N.
    08/31/2019 03:58

    Wow my fvrt dish❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Marissa S.
    08/29/2019 23:10

    The Bombay duck it doesn’t cluck. The natives call it Boomboola....Nelly and her band sang this song

  • Mayuree B.
    08/27/2019 17:44

    😋

  • Puneeth K.
    08/27/2019 09:59

    they should try your mom's recipe!

  • Aniket K.
    08/27/2019 02:51

    Bombil

  • Sylvaine T.
    08/26/2019 17:25

    Bouillon brède rougaille bombli; TOP 👍

  • Arka K.
    08/26/2019 15:13

    issh!!🤐

  • Nand K.
    08/26/2019 12:43

    tried this fish?

  • Zarreen B.
    08/26/2019 07:41

    I make Bombil chutney w green or red chillies and can store it forever. Eat it with plain dal n rice or khicdi or just rolled in a chappati if you can handle the spiciness. Mmmmm

  • Mimmie R.
    08/26/2019 04:13

    This is a dear friend in the video and my fav Indian restaurant in london ! you look so young !

  • Yasmeen A.
    08/25/2019 09:17

    Ooh I miss this bombli machi 😛

  • Diptarko P.
    08/24/2019 15:58

    i was like "she said bombay duck, why is there a fish on my plate?"