Sometimes you crave Chinese food and other times you could murder a curry. But there are times when we just can’t decide, so popular Indian street food & craft beer restaurant and brewery Bundobust have come up with the answer.
They have created four new dishes across Bundobust Brewery, Manchester Piccadilly, Liverpool, and Leeds restaurants, to celebrate the historic culinary craze of crossing Chinese cooking styles with classic Indian spices and vegetables.
Available between 18th July - 29th August 2022, these new Indo-Chinese specials have been inspired by the fiery fusion of Indian and Chinese flavours that began in Kolkata and swept worldwide.
The new specials are informed by the cuisine’s hybrid origins with a modern Bundobust take. Their much-loved Okra Fries have been given a Northern inspired Indo-Chinese makeover with their limited-edition salt & pepper okra fries. The great Chinese Chippy concept meets Bundo’s No.1 street food dish - to create something exclusively for the North to enjoy with beer.
Alongside the upgraded fries, Bundobust have managed to pay homage to a UK Chinese favourite, prawn toast, with classic Gujarati ingredients for an ‘all crunch, no crustacean’ veggie treat. Gobi toast sees deep-fried garlic and ginger minced cauliflower sesame soldiers served with a coconut korma dipping sauce.
If you’re after a ‘mein’ course then Bundobust have also added their rendition of the classic Hakka noodles - soy-sauce coated Indo-Chinese spiced noodles with red and green peppers, cabbage and mushrooms. This is one of Kolkata’s key Indo-Chinese dishes, named after the Hakka-speaking Chinese immigrants that established India’s first Chinatown.
Last but not least, Bundobust have finally given in to customer demands using tofu for the very first time with Tofoo 65. Using Northern company’s Tofoo’s celebrated product, Tofoo 65 boasts battered tofu pakoras served in a spicy sauce rich with Chinese Five Spice, curry leaves, garlic and mustard seeds. A modern Chinese spiced re-imagining of the classic Chennai Hotel Buhari 1965 recipe.
All four specials can be ordered alongside existing Bundobust staples and are best enjoyed with Bundobust’s very own beers - served exclusively in their restaurants via Bundobust Brewery on Oxford Street, Manchester.
Bundobust’s Indo-Chinese specials are available 18th July - 29th August 2022.
Visit the Bundobust website for more details and to see the full menu.