Sunday, February 13, 2011

My Trip to Bombay, India (Day 12): Midnight Snack

And here's a random midnight snack that's very popular in Bombay. It's beetle leaf or paan. They're considered mouth refreshers. I was conned into trying a different version of this. I gagged. But Indian people love it. So millions of people can't be wrong, can they?
Anyway, the method of buying this is so shady. You drive to a remote location, flash your car lights, and a man walks over. He takes your order and then you give him cash. The prize is wrapped in a brown unmarked package. And inside if the leaf. Definitely shady.

3 comments:

  1. Looks like gunk scrapped onto a leaf.

    And I was just reading if it also has areca nut in it, then it's a health risk......

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  2. they have some paan shops in Curry Hill.

    the sweet paan is minty and refreshing.

    CT's Dad is hardcore and gets the tobacco filled paan.

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  3. that looks just horrible

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