By - Firnen98
What kind of knife allows you to cut through a cucumber but not your thumb?
Having thick calluses on your thumb. I'm more concerned about that cheese(?) he shredded at the end. At least a portion of his customers are inadvertent cannibals.
Killer band name
It looked like a soft cheese that he pressed through. My mother in law does that with laughing cow cheese, but with a fork, makes it easier to spread.
And the rest of the customers are deliberate cannibals
That’s years of callous build up too, man’s been grinding
I think it's gonna cut him if he did a slicing motion. So something like sharpness + calluses + technique.
Everytime this comes up and I make a comment about 'thin but not so sharp' blades, my comment gets downvoted by all the westerners.
In the west they have this stupid idea that only a sharp knife can get the job done. In India people use very thin blades which aren't necessarily sharp. This allows them to the kind of cutting you see in this video.
I wouldn't say it's "the west" saying that, because it's just the western chefs on tv. Most people in America aren't buying $200+ chef knives, and getting their dull knives professionally honed, and sharpened. They're buying cheap knife block kits, 3-knife sets from Costco that come in a plastic clam shell, or they're using old steak knives to cut/chop everything. That was my experience growing up at least, so it could be a cultural thing. I just remember every adult I knew using a knife like the guy in the video.
I'm so intrigued. I would totally want a safer, more effective knife. It's this something that I could buy in the US? Is there a name for this type of knife?
Sorry but these are not regulation knives and also didn't mean to say that they are safer. They are sharpened too and can cut skin and requires a bit of skill or practice to handle it the way you see in the video.
My point was that it is not necessary to have a razor sharp knife in order to cut into something effortlessly, as believed by many people. A thin blade which is not razor sharp also does the work for you, albeit with some technique if you want to achieve the speed which we often see with road side vendors in India.
So these road side vendors don't use branded knives instead use local, light weight, thin bladed knives... sometimes they even use makeshift knives from hacksaw blades.
I don’t think that at all answers the question of how something could cut through X but not your thumb
You’ve just answered the different manners in which X could be cut through, and that it doesn’t require a sharp blade. The question could still then be, well a thin blade that isn’t sharp is sufficient to cut through X, why doesn’t that also cut through my thumb?
With the actual answer here being the technique the guy in the video is using, plus I can only imagine quite experienced (calloused) hands
Maybe you get downvoted because you call people stupid
"We aren't!" -me a dumb westerner in a cowboy hat
You mean "we ain't"?
Unless the comment was edited, they didn’t call anyone stupid. They correctly stated that most westerners have a stupid idea.
I’m a westerner, and even I agree that incorrect ideas are stupid ideas.
Expressing hostility rather than gratitude when someone is kind enough to clarify something for you is another stupid western idea.
What I'm getting at is more along the lines of "reddit often downvotes negativity"
Reddit has changed, the influx of people from other social media platforms has ruined the up/downvote system imo. It used to be used to promote relevant content now it's just a agree/disagree system which fucking sucks, I don't want popular I want truth and knowledge.
I'd upvote you, but you are currently at 69 upvotes.
I'll check back in a bit....
Edit: HA! you're at 78 now take your upvote!
I arrived and he had 99 upvotes and you had -9.
I’ve rounded both numbers for you.
Epic Reddit moment
Not sure, but I'd relish having one
If you did end up cutting your finger, you'd be in quite a pickle.
a dull one
That’s the same shit I came to say , literally I’ve seen a whole lot of people use a knife like this , and it always looks so fuckin cool like I want to do that. Shit back when I was 17 , I was trying to be cool like that and cut an apple or an orange how I seen like this guy did , sliced right through the fruit and put a giant gash in my hand/finger lmao , then all the juice from the fruit got in it and the shit stung so bad , plus I had to work all day with my finger sliced open lol , I’ve always wondered to this day how people use a knife like this
My man’s flame grilled hubcap sammie lookin good
Been chuckling at this comment for a good 5 mins now
I used to buy bootleg CDs from Hubcap Sammy
sell the licensing rights to that name to Big Burger
They are called "toast tires" at least that's what we called em, they have many names and are typically made on coals from a campfire
The most complicated sandwich ever.
You'll rethink that statement after watching this https://youtu.be/2HyvNBSrZMg
The sandwich looks great. The beeping reminds me of Cairo where I would regularly witness people beeping even with no one in front of them. It’s a way of life I suppose.
Honking is a way of announcing "I am over here. Don't smash into me" or "Here I come" or "Can you move?“
When learning to drive in India I was repeatedly told "Honk when you are in doubt. It doesn't cost you money" and it's solid advice for driving there.
That looks SO much better!
what is that knife called?
And it probably won't taste great. Unblanched beet and bell pepper.
That’s known as a Bombay sandwich and it tastes amazing. The beets are cooked, plus green bell pepper, tomatoes, onions, spiced cooked potatoes and chaat masala. Toasted in a sandwich with green cilantro chutney. I ate this nearly every week when I was in college.
Those Beets are pre-cooked. Raw beets are dry as fuck. And raw bell pepper is way better than cooked bell pepper, gotta have that crunch.
Plus he cut it fsirly thin so.it will taste nice
Trust me, it tastes beautiful! We used to have it after classes in undergrad everyday.
Trust me more, we had this too, it's awful.
Trust me. I've never had this.
Everyone who doesn’t comment is a part of the joke
Trust me the most, turns out people have different opinions
Now I can't choose who to disagree with anymore.
What's complicated? It's like 5 vegetables between bread.
+ two sauces inside
+ 2 outside
+ weird shredded cheese
+ butter for the press
thats a fucking complicated sandwich
It’s certainly 1 up from my ‘half a packet of ham in 1 folded bit of bred’ sandwich, for sure!
I don't think it's more complicated than a lot of sandwiches you get in the west. I'd say even Subway (you can throw in as much toppings and sauces as you want). It just looks complicated cause he's chopping ingredients for each sandwich rather than prepping everything.
By Indian culinary standards this is fairly simple
Absolute! I used to do this in school. 2 chutneys, onion, tomato and cucumber, and butter wherever you want.
by my standards it's complicated.
I feel like just some basic prep work would cut out like half the steps to.
Why do you need to cut every vegetable everyone you make a sandwich. Just cut the whole fucking tomato once.
This isn't a fast worker, this is one who makes it harder than it needs to be. Easily could have been done in half the time.
I ate this sandwich twice a week for 20 years from hundreds of different sandwich makers in Mumbai. Every single one of them makes it in less than 5 minutes. I'm in Canada now and I make this at home here (except I grill it). It takes me 15 minutes to make it end to end.
If you think this is complicated good lord you need to check out the food every Indian household cooks on a daily basis for dinner. That'll blow your mind
What's in this sandwich? I'm curious cuz I've never put cucumber in a sandwich so I would like to try something like it if it tastes good.
What? Cucumber is the base for every sandwich. Even American sandwiches like Subway
> What? Cucumber is the base for every sandwich.
Subway is does not make real sandwiches. Fyi
EDIT: And I mean "not real" literally. They have been sued, are being sued for meats that have "questionable DNA" test results. Check it out. https://www.reuters.com/business/retail-consumer/new-lawsuit-over-subway-tuna-says-chicken-pork-cattle-dna-were-detected-2021-11-11/
That's fucking Reuters.
As an American, I'm insulted that people might think Subway is a standard of sandwiches in any sense. I can't believe they are still open. They were going to be literally shutdown for poor food hygiene practices. Gross!
Something can be complicated and still fast to make, especially if the cooks are experienced.
In this case it's complicated since not only is there ingredients on the inside but then there's spreads on the top, shredded cheese, and then a sauce of some kind. That is not a normal sandwich for many parts of the world lol
Being prepped never hurts either.
Hell, everything is mostly done except cutting the vegetables.
Sauces are already made, little cooking thing is already hot, etc.
Yet still takes several minutes just to assemble it.
Looks good though
What is the green sauce??
It's a mint/coriander chutney. The spicy chutney, with the bland-ish cheese, and the sweet tomato ketchup is a fantastic combination.
The best part is the sandwich probably costs like $0.5 lol. It's kinda healthy too with all the veggies so it's a nice meal in itself
legitimately indian cooking is very involved. It would blow a lot of peoples' minds
There is a reason that kitchens prep before opening.
That pentagram *chef’s kiss* perfection
It's the *hail satan* sandwhich
As fast as he was, that took forever.
Right. Could have just prepped everything before starting the day instead of looking like a goofy rushing on every sandwich.
Probably because it is hot and humid out there and no aceess to refrigeration. pre cut veggies sitting in a box all day in that clime might not be a great idea
This is correct answer
The health department loves this guy.
Where'd you get that idea?
Apparently prep isn’t something he’s interested in doing. Mise en nope.
Imagine if you prep and sell veg out in that heat and pollution with no refrigeration...
Imagine if he just had a cooler. India can be pretty rough, I spent a month traveling there. But they do have ice and coolers.
Every Indian street food seller does this, which leads me to believe there's a pretty good reason that maybe us uneducated people don't know.
I'm originally from the Philippines. They do things similarly over there. It's for maximum freshness and presentation.
Would you wait less than a min to get fresh food or prep food? Yeah… fresh all the way.
He’d be a lot faster if he didn’t have to chop for every order.
Fast worker 🚫= efficiency
It's a show
Yup, food and a show. Now pay up
Just the food please. Maybe once a year this would be cool. The other 364 days this is just annoying and unnecessary. Id rather have a properly made meal than this shit.
Before you say " but street food is soo good" you should read up on food safety. Shit is nasty.
I mean I'm sure you can find a different worker with food ready to go if you can't wait a few minutes. Or just cook your own food.
No one in India wants someone like you there so no worries.
You sound fun
It's not /r/EfficientWorkers
Slowest sandwich maker I’ve ever seen
For freshly prepared street food, he's fast.
I wouldn't be inclined to buy food from a street vendor in Asia, if they're pulling prepped ingredients from a container. It's a hot, dusty environment, not to mention the car exhausts
Bro making me nervous with that knife
If it makes you more comfortable, he probably has very calloused hands/fingers/thumbs or is using a dull knife, which will essily cut through fruits and vegetables with some push behind it but won’t go through skin.
Hell, maybe both
I want you to upload a video of you slicing a tomato with a dull knife
It's a thin knife that isn't very sharp so it cuts veggies easily but not denser flesh
Tomato skin is pretty dense
Ain’t got one, but plenty of knoves that will go through one and not your finger
I could go for a glass of Big Cola right now.
It's called a bombay sandwich, when you're not making it like you've just done a few lines, they're extremely tasty. Green chutney, roasted potato slices, cucumber, beetroot lettuce, garam masala, ketchup and cheese. Don't bash it till you try it.
now I want one
Wears a mask over his chin. Big brain on this guy.
That definitely could be a boomer-style rona chin diaper, but he could also just be trying to keep his facial hair from getting singed from the tall open flames
Burnt butter can be pretty gross. Browned is fine, burnt is bitter.
Don't worry. That's not butter.
I’d rather have him slow down and not make a sloppy mess and get his fingers all up in my sandwich.
I'll give this a pass
If he didn’t finger fuck the whole sandwich it might actually be good.
That made me anxious the whole time I was watching this. Mf could be scratching his groin many a times without washing his hands in between and then man handling the whole sandwich like that. Gives me the creeps.
Western people don’t y’all dare eat that. It will be your last meal for a whole week.
User name checks out
every party needs a pooper
That's why we invited you!
I got diarrhea just from watching
Nice chin diaper
The ketchup pentagram is just *chefs kiss*
That sandwich looks like shit though. What even is that? A few random vegetables mushed together, poorly toasted bread, and a bunch of sauce and cheese on the outside to make it messy to pick up? Like all due respect to his speed but use your powers for good instead of evil. You could just be normal speed and cut up a bunch of cucumbers and tomatoes before work in the morning. Then you don't need to get pieces of shredded callous in your sandwiches
Yes I thought…. Cucumbers tomato beetroot on a toasted sandwich. Too “moist” vegetables. No maybe some meat, cheese, pesto etc then yes
Considering how many people in India are vegetarian the meat part isn’t really an option.
That's a bimbo toast maker from the 90's!
Anyone know what the green stuff was, or the potato looking stuff in the pot?
Green stuff you are probably looking at is mint chutney. And the potato stuff in the container was Masala potatoes that are used in a variety of dishes for e.g. Vada pav and Masala dosa
That's a typical Bombay Sandwich. Also called Rasta sandwich (corner/on the way).
These guys are mad fast. Faster than Bombay.
Can somebody who's not a smartass answer the simple question of what's in this sandwich?
EDIT: Never mind.
Bombay Sandwich: https://www.honeywhatscooking.com/bombay-grilled-sandwich/
Thank you very much for this informative answer.
wait until you see how fast he washes the dishes in the gutter water!
So many of you have never traveled outside of your own countries or possibly even never even been in many business kitchens
ITT a bunch of armchair "westerners" that have NEVER had roadside food in other countries.
French technique fuck that I prefer Indian street vendor style
Meh I’ll take properly chopped, consistent veg that takes 10 seconds longer than what this is.
When I was abroad with a group in China, I ate from all the street vendors. Great stuff! The other students went to DQ and “Kentucky” (kfc) and got sick. I didn’t go to China to eat DQ and I didn’t get sick.
Well touch you big guy!
I miss sandwiches
They didn't go anywhere... did they?
No, but I switched from an 8 year routine of 1/4 pound cold cut sandwiches to a stripped-down Cobb salad (no tomatoes or avocado) to help me lose weight. My Asperger's does not like the change.
You can make healthier sandwiches- lean chicken or Turkey, wheat bread, veggies, etc. I get it though- probably lose way more weight with salads. But an occasional half sandwich would probably scratch the itch.
Wow, his hands were all over that sandwich.
It’s almost as if…he were making it or something. 😱
What do you expect him to use, his elbows?
Gloves are more unsanitary than bare hand because they're not changed as often as they should be and are more susceptible to cross contaminants
When did they pass a law that says the people who make my sandwich have to be wearing gloves? I’m not comfortable with this. I don’t want glove residue all over my food; it’s not sanitary. Who knows where these gloves have been? - George Carlin
Lol how many chefs do you know who use gloves
Have you ever made a sandwich before?
I'm wanting a Big Cola.
Mountain Dew or Crab Juice
Ugh ewwww I’ll take the crab juice
Oh. . . I'll take the crab juice. How many carbs per serving?
That is a loud place
Honking your horn is a form of communication in India
I’ve been to India. It’s honk honk all the day long. They all obviously don’t care because they’re used to it, but it drove me insane.
Nothing like a finger banged street sandwhich.
This guys mask wearing abilities are on par with his sandwich making ability.
If you have to put that much sauce on a toasted sandwich after it comes out you are doing it wrong.
His knife skills are crazy good so please don’t come after me!
That looks sooo fucking good holy shit
This sandwich looks fucking nasty. Then the cut he gave it towards the end made me question what the hell this even was.
This is barely a sandwich anymore if you dump sauce on top can’t pick it up and need to use a fork. This was stupid. r/stupidfood
Seems super sanitary
Yes, i would like my (fries?) All over his shirt.
I think he was peeling a cucumber, that's just the skin.
Had me until the ketchup on the cheese.
It’s not really the ketchup you’re thinking of. It’s kind of spicy with a lot of flavor. Tastes nothing like American ketchup
Ok. I’m back on board now.
That both looks delicious and like it would give me explosive diarrhea
sammy looks kinda wack tho
Gonna be the most edible looking fast food Ive seen in a while
I'm sure he had a hand washing station and bleach bucket just off camera.
Chin strapping a mask while not wearing gloves...
No offence, but that’s a terrible sandwich 🤮
wonder when the last time any of that disgusting, rust covered shit has been cleaned
also, that sandwich looked soggy and absolutely awful.
Wait, what kind of sandwich is this and where can I get one?
Vegetable cheese toast sandwich available in the streets of India
I had to look at the cars in the backgrounf to make sure thisbwasnt sped up
What was that potato-looking thing that turned out to be a cucumber-looking thing?
Was that pesto, beets and cucumber?
That’s some strong bread
Can't find my fingers
Ends it off with a demon summoning… nice
Why is he in a rush. He ain’t going nowhere 😂
Someone told this guy “bitch, go make me a sandwich” and he was like, “No bitch makes a sandwich like I do.” And he was right.
Looks like a lot of work but also he’s hot AF
Many Sandwich makers in streets of India can do this.
Having watched the video: "what?"
Don't know what he made, buy let me try it.
Slightly sped up video.
Here is your video at 0.75x speed
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... yea.. given how fast his movements are.. this seems pretty slow.
I can reach the same quality with the same speed.