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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  • Isha K.
    08/22/2019 09:11

    I have never heard of this! Someone tell me please! Thanks in advance!

  • Consy D.
    08/22/2019 09:16

    Very tasty both fresh as well as dried superb u can make curry of fresh fry with masala

  • Swati C.
    08/22/2019 09:54

    Yes bombil fish (bombay duck) is very delicate and taste very good. We in mumbai eat it often wet as well as dry bombil delicacies. We make it fry, curry and saute too. 👍👍👌

  • Marceline J.
    08/22/2019 10:09


  • Tom M.
    08/22/2019 10:17


  • Shiladitto G.
    08/22/2019 11:12

    লৈট্টা শুঁটকি 😊😊😊😊

  • Syed N.
    08/22/2019 11:17

    Bombil fish is very delicious tasty food it is commonly known as bambal machi

  • Kevin R.
    08/22/2019 13:37

    to manger preferer

  • Chung L.
    08/22/2019 13:49

    Fry it and sautéed with onions,garlic , a little sugar ,salt and Chili: sweet hot and sour.goes well with lentil soup

  • Sheeraj B.
    08/22/2019 14:06

    In Mauritius curry so yummy

  • Vikesh J.
    08/22/2019 15:56

    It was banned in the UK as the fish feeds on the dead human bodies that were thrown in the river gange. But then.. Who cares.. I love the bombli😁

  • Christiane P.
    08/23/2019 06:44


  • Lia E.
    08/23/2019 09:58

    Soo yummy

  • Smita P.
    08/23/2019 12:47

    It’s the best dish....I miss the way my dad used to cook...

  • Ishaque K.
    08/23/2019 21:11

    have you had this?

  • Ranjeetsinh S.
    08/24/2019 01:45


  • Diptarko P.
    08/24/2019 15:58

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

  • Yasmeen A.
    08/25/2019 09:17

    Ooh I miss this bombli machi 😛

  • 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 !

  • 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