Day In The Life Of An Indian Master Chef

  • Опубліковано 25 чер 2021
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  • A Cappella Trudbol
    A Cappella Trudbol Рік тому +5718

    His energy is contagious

    • Subhadra Mahanta
      Subhadra Mahanta 3 місяці тому

      @Adwiteya kumar alas, not all, but there definitely are people like him. It's just that, I don't have them in my life yet 🥲

    • Subhadra Mahanta
      Subhadra Mahanta 3 місяці тому


    • Aurora Abagel
      Aurora Abagel Рік тому

      @ A Cappella Trudbol, you would like that energy till you haven't worked under people like him, once you have experienced working under people like him i can assure you will never like him....

    • Brigadier S. P. S. "Badass" Grewal
      Brigadier S. P. S. "Badass" Grewal Рік тому +2

      Absolutely! Just after major abdominal surgery on the 2nd. Heart stopped on the table twice...this clip with this energy is JUST what I needed. As for what I saw on the other side.....

    • Songs
      Songs Рік тому +1

      That rabbit agrees who just got killed

  • Nathaniel Jordan
    Nathaniel Jordan Рік тому +8027

    Him calling white onion fake is just amazing. I completely agree.

    • Francesco Petrarca
      Francesco Petrarca 11 днів тому

      Just an onion bro, he probably never saw tall buildings before going to the US doesn't mean they're fake lmao

    • So cringe
      So cringe 12 днів тому

      White onions are more on the vegetable side and red onions are more compact in flavor so its more in the herb side. Onion rings with white onions is 😩

    • Myshiteu
      Myshiteu 13 днів тому

      @Isita Mahapatra what are you talking about? I’m saying that I love it. As if I would stop because people are telling me to hate it lol

    • Pauds McMack
      Pauds McMack 15 днів тому

      @Pumpkin Warrior Limes are just Mexican Lemons

    • Pauds McMack
      Pauds McMack 15 днів тому +1

      @Andreas personally I think they are 'shalLOT' better!

  • Riya Singh
    Riya Singh 10 місяців тому +1967

    When he said Champaran meat, I got overwhelmed by knowing the fact that how my little hometown's dish is flourished by this man in so far foreign country.

    • Yash Upadhaya
      Yash Upadhaya 8 днів тому

      From motihari

    • Vaibhav Kumar
      Vaibhav Kumar 23 дні тому +1

      Not many people know about Champaran mutton, even in India. Like how famous Galauti Kebab from Lucknow is. If people can try real Champaran mutton and then normal mutton, they'll for sure remember it foever.

    • Manish Varun
      Manish Varun 2 місяці тому +1

      Champaran 🙌🙏

    • Hell
      Hell 2 місяці тому +1

      one of the best dishes to have 🤤

    • 71espn
      71espn 3 місяці тому +1

      But the thing is it never tastes as good anywhere else because it is the quality of meat that is special there.

  • _g
    _g Рік тому +2334

    10:04-10:15 “It’s not a stuffed strawberry” took me out 😂😂

    • TheOrangecook
      TheOrangecook 15 днів тому +1

      @TMCS 🤣

    • reacttion (or ration)
      reacttion (or ration) 3 місяці тому +2

      i loved that part the most

    • Praveen 😇
      Praveen 😇 4 місяці тому +4

      @TMCS 🤪

    • TMCS
      TMCS 5 місяців тому +20

      Degi mirch ka tadka aang aang fadka 😂

    • Anshika Sharma
      Anshika Sharma 8 місяців тому +55

      he was dead true like its suppose to be spicy why tf were u expecting it to be your normal food .it is what its suppose to be like no need to apologize .

  • Bhavish Kumar
    Bhavish Kumar Рік тому +5186

    all the "indian" restaurants in the west serving cliched indian dishes and here comes this mahn showing the diversity of indian food. Respect my man

    • ଓଁ d OVER analyst
      ଓଁ d OVER analyst 14 днів тому

      @Asher Simpson Looks and sounds like? WHAT?
      I'm obviously talking about the OBVIOUS Indian chef who MADE the restaurant.
      And, as an Indian, or any chef who has ONLY 1 dessert item, should be able to pronounce it.
      Too much to ask for basic decency?
      How much effort is it to learn to pronounce the ONLY ONE dessert item you've??

    • Asher Simpson
      Asher Simpson 14 днів тому

      @ଓଁ d OVER analyst bro, the chef called Eric pronounced it and he looks and sounds to be Latino. You got so so pressed over nothing. Over analyst is right

    • nemo mukerji
      nemo mukerji 15 днів тому

      @Pauds McMack thanks for the info

    • Pauds McMack
      Pauds McMack 15 днів тому

      @VI Si the Indians are too busy being Doctors and Engineers

    • Pauds McMack
      Pauds McMack 15 днів тому +1

      @nemo mukerji 98percent of the Indian restaurants where I live are run by Bangladeshi folk

  • Nick Liberos
    Nick Liberos Рік тому +14175

    "The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war." I'm stealing that.

    • rrt
      rrt 19 днів тому

      @Mani Dhingra that quote is older than that navy seal😂, millions of people lived before his existence, they must have copied it from our scriptures we quoting as white mans thoughts😂😂

    • Samantha Masters
      Samantha Masters 29 днів тому

      😂 it was actually said by one of Indian Army guy - Raghuram on his Tedtalk show.

    • D Vivek
      D Vivek Місяць тому

      Yeah, me too

    • Mani Dhingra
      Mani Dhingra 6 місяців тому

      @Dywel not every philosophy is from Sun Tzu, this quote is from Rogue Warrior by Ex Navy SEAL Richard Marcinko

    • BaDdA bHoOs
      BaDdA bHoOs 6 місяців тому

      I legit wrote that down

  • M Kaushik
    M Kaushik 9 місяців тому +1138

    The most Indian thing in the video is:
    1: Alwin keeps getting fed snacks every while
    2 : the use of red onions to all dish
    3 : being unapologetic for the spicyness
    Damn ❤️❤️❤️🔥🔥
    My guys down here creating a vibe 👍😘

    • royan das
      royan das 4 місяці тому +5

      9. Using amul chesse

    • goodsoup
      goodsoup 4 місяці тому +7

      8. Using stainless steel utensils.

    • ksdkjsakjfkj
      ksdkjsakjfkj 5 місяців тому +12

      7. Being so dedicated and professional towards his work. He ran that kitchen better than Gordon Ramsay

    • Ankur Sinha
      Ankur Sinha 5 місяців тому +5

      Also the meal at the end given to the Dishwashers, that was relevant and touching

    • kshitijagr
      kshitijagr 6 місяців тому +19

      Serving food in the same utensils you cooked them in. Also, sharing the food amongst the table and not ordering individual dishes.

  • Chris Klark
    Chris Klark 7 місяців тому +582

    I ate at this restaurant twice now and it is absolutely amazing I mean I didn't even think he was Indian food because I was so ignorant of what Indian food was it was like opening a whole new cuisine to me it was amazing

    • Abir Chatterjee
      Abir Chatterjee 23 дні тому

      I am an investment Banker in India dreaming forever to move to New York - any suggestions or guidance will be really helpful 🙏

    • Subhadra Mahanta
      Subhadra Mahanta 3 місяці тому +1

      What did you order/eat there?

    • Krishna Sanyal
      Krishna Sanyal 6 місяців тому +5

      Love from India🇮🇳

  • Stavvy
    Stavvy 6 місяців тому +405

    The fact that they actually made food for their workers at the end of the shift was really touching. I wish I worked in a kitchen like that. Really shows they care about the staff; it's not some token 'pizza party' or whatever.

    • Vivek
      Vivek 3 місяці тому +3

      @Sphynx_Gaming it was sarcasm

    • Sphynx_Gaming_YT
      Sphynx_Gaming_YT 4 місяці тому +3

      @Stavvy ✌🏻✌🏻😊

    • Stavvy
      Stavvy 4 місяці тому +6

      As an American, that's baffling to me - but that's just how my country is. Good on them, 100%.

    • Sphynx_Gaming_YT
      Sphynx_Gaming_YT 4 місяці тому +4

      well coz in India everyone is equal... even if u r a rich guy or a poor guy

  • mattattack007
    mattattack007 5 місяців тому +242

    You know, I could never put my finger on it but he's exactly right. You dont get naan at home, you get paratha or more likely chapati. You dont eat with a spoon at home, you eat with your hands. You dont get an individual plated meal, you get an empty plate and a table full of rice and curry. Indian food is first and foremost a food to be shared and needs to be eaten like that. Thats why it always felt wrong when I went to an indian place and got served a perfectly portioned plate of curry and rice, thats not how indian food is supposed to be eaten and it really does affect the taste and experience.

    • Anne Archy
      Anne Archy 13 днів тому

      I love eating with my hands!! I still struggle with dishes that are rice based but dumplings and flatbreads come a loooong way.

  • Nishad
    Nishad 9 місяців тому +305

    Man's not just giving indian food but also indian values!

  • darlyn valenzuela
    darlyn valenzuela Рік тому +235

    I loved how throughout the video they kept giving the cameraman food….and even at the end when it was the clean up time they made food for the dishwashers. Those simple gestures warned my heart! 🥺❤️

    • T May P
      T May P 19 днів тому +1

      That's the culture, for me it's a cultural shock to learn that people don't do that in general. I don't understand why would you not feed someone when you work in a restaurant. If you go to your friend's house, and they're eating, then you eat too. Its common sense.

  • Emily Grace
    Emily Grace Рік тому +367

    How do you find these amazing master chefs I’m always so impressed with how kind and intelligent they are but so skilled at the same time

    • vivek tiwari
      vivek tiwari 9 місяців тому +5

      Are they usually mutually exclusive??

  • Hugo Nongbri
    Hugo Nongbri 9 місяців тому +113

    Damn they even serve on steel plates. Truly authentic experience !! Truly unapologetic !!😂

  • Nando Calderon
    Nando Calderon Рік тому +6940

    Shout out to the cook who fed the dishwashers. When I worked on the line a lot of managers got angry when we gave food to the dishwashers, which is not ethical when they demanded that we cooked something for them but I learned to give food to people regardless of their position in the kitchen and my old sous chef told me, “at the end of the day we’re all human.” That stuck with me so I really liked that detail from this video. Food looks amazing btw and the chef is very humble and a formidable person.

    • M.J. Coffman
      M.J. Coffman 6 днів тому

      Every person in a kitchen makes the service and dream work. You offer the food to everyone because you all have skin in the game :)

    • kroger kebastian
      kroger kebastian 10 днів тому


    • Pauds McMack
      Pauds McMack 15 днів тому

      @Insufferable Bonk restaurants in America are full of drugs and drop outs, people not paid well to perform so they have a range of losers working in them. Either losers over 25 and kids just passing thru.

    • Pauds McMack
      Pauds McMack 15 днів тому

      A real head chef is not someone who can belittle and curse at the team like Ramsey. A real head chef is a leader whom brings out the best in each member of the team in order to let them shine and have the best healthy kitchen. Feed them, joke with them lead them.

    • Kafir
      Kafir 15 днів тому

      Yeah and when the dishwasher got the dish he immediately asked the other person to join him. That's our culture, sharing is caring. 🇮🇳

  • Hinah Slim
    Hinah Slim 11 місяців тому +181

    The beautiful thing about Indian culture is the love to feed others. Even if it's the most simplistic dish such as daal and paratha. Their love to share food and feed others is the most basic humanistic necessity that all can benefit from❤

  • Joseph Mullett
    Joseph Mullett 10 місяців тому +119

    What an absolutely incredible chef, his passion for the food and care for the staff was so evident

  • arvind thangavel
    arvind thangavel Рік тому +485

    Haha "it's stuffed pepper - it's not a stuffed strawberry" got me! 😂

  • Be luxury
    Be luxury Рік тому +35

    Finally someone did justice to Indian culinary art…. Indian cooking is heavily underrated.. dhamaka is certainly a Michellin star restaurant

  • daniel061208
    daniel061208 Рік тому +2180

    I hope people realize how intelligent the restaurant concept is. Equally smart is the way the video has been edited & presented. This video deserves a lot more views. Great job Alvin.

    • D T
      D T 13 днів тому

      @daniel061208 you said it perfectly

    • daniel061208
      daniel061208 10 місяців тому +79

      @Solo Ceej
      1. Instead of 100 things at 10%; 10 things at 100%.
      2. Not greedy. Limits number of Pax to 100 per evening. No capacity issues. Creates anticipation for the customers as they have to plan the visit.
      3. Open work culture. Everyone is invested in the evening show. Chef makes food for the dishwasher.
      4. Every Indian knows the food in restaurant never tastes as good as home cooked. This guy circumvents that by cooking single portions instead of cooking bulk and reheating.
      5. Refuses to get into fusion which is basically confusion. Stays true to his roots.

    • Solo Ceej
      Solo Ceej 10 місяців тому +2

      Elaborate on the intelligent concept please

  • The serial Bunny
    The serial Bunny 11 місяців тому +118

    There is something very special about people who turn their hobbies into passion and passion into a successful fledging career. Bravo 👏🏻

    • Advait Sharma
      Advait Sharma 3 місяці тому +1

      Bro you just got cooked and served

    • TMCS
      TMCS 5 місяців тому +1

      Degi mirch ka tadka aang aang fadka 😂

  • Demonic Beer
    Demonic Beer Рік тому +10

    FINALLY... an Indian restaurant abroad where the only Indian dish is NOT "Naan Bread" "Chicken Tikka Masala." etc. 😂

  • inartistic
    inartistic 5 місяців тому +15

    As someone who works in a kitchen herself...a lot goes on in an Indian kitchen. The work can be exhausting but once you step in it's like a different world in there. The aroma of different spices, the rush, the noises from the equipments- everything is satisfying.

  • Karthik Chemudupati
    Karthik Chemudupati 10 місяців тому +45

    The way he promotes the culture and encourages everyone to eat with their hands is actually astounding. "If it's spicy, it is meant to be spicy". Deal with it. ❤

  • Abel Mathew
    Abel Mathew Рік тому +2471

    I think this is the first time I see an Indian restaurant not serving those typical butter chicken or chicken tikka or the customers ordering them. This guy has shown more of the vast Indian Cuisine that people don't even know of and man, I greatly admire that.

    • Diptanu Debnath
      Diptanu Debnath 26 днів тому

      @FusionDance Where a westerner's adventure for spice ends, there starts the indian man's desert.

    • Spill Tea
      Spill Tea Місяць тому

      @Medha Nair there are many Nepali resturant in Queens

    • ksdkjsakjfkj
      ksdkjsakjfkj 5 місяців тому

      @sana 123 it sucks also

    • ksdkjsakjfkj
      ksdkjsakjfkj 5 місяців тому

      @FusionDance there are a few like you but far in between .most westerns will settle for Popeyes. When you are running a business like a restaurant it cannot work on cravings of a few . You need consistent clientage to sustain that business model

    • Maniish
      Maniish 11 місяців тому

      @ito frog Can't blame them. Even they need to survive right ?

  • LeRainbow FPV
    LeRainbow FPV 5 місяців тому +61

    If you’re keen to understand why red onions “taste better” I’d suggest reading “The contribution of alliaceous and cruciferous vegetables to dietary sulphur intake” as it details organic sulfur compound concentrations within commonly used vegetables. Red onions, contrary to common belief, have MORE Sulfur-Amino-Acids (Cysteine and Methionine) [12.7 u-moles per gram for red onions compared to 9.3 u-moles per gram for brown onions of Cysteine and Methionine combined] as well as MORE sulphates than brown (or sometimes called yellow) onions [108.6 u-moles per gram for red onions compared to 67.7 u-moles per gram for brown onions] according to the aforementioned paper.

    • Nishant Panchal
      Nishant Panchal 18 днів тому +1

      okay mr.white

    • vilas potale
      vilas potale Місяць тому +1

      @LeRainbow FPV thanks for the information 😊

    • LeRainbow FPV
      LeRainbow FPV Місяць тому +1

      @vilas potale Yes, onions are a healthy choice of food that form the basis of a lot of dishes. The french mirepoix (onion, carrot, celery) , italian soffritto often adding tomato paste to increase flavour or the Louisiana Creole "Holy Trinity" (onion,bell pepper, celery), all a base to a great plethora of food, are based around the caramelized and stewed flavours of onions and their sulfur compounds.

    • vilas potale
      vilas potale Місяць тому +1

      So is it healthy or not?

  • Jasmine Bains
    Jasmine Bains Місяць тому +15

    I love how he treats his staff and keeps everyone around him fed. What a loving kitchen

  • Botond Rákóczi
    Botond Rákóczi 4 місяці тому +26

    I love this chef so much. Happy to see him more and more channels and places. He deserves fame for sure

  • Marissa D
    Marissa D 7 місяців тому +42

    This was such a brilliant video. From the name of the restaurant, to the chef keeping it real and being unapologetic. Love the concept of presenting meals that are cooked in the dish. The goat neck biryani is such a novel idea. The paneer looks tender... making paneer from scratch takes time, effort and needs perfection. Such a cool and warm vibe in the video.

  • Nidhipa .S
    Nidhipa .S 8 місяців тому +34

    I am an south Indian,i didn't know any of these dishes😅😅 but i love how they feed alvin and did not make him hungry and also they serve their dishwasher and one thing to say that we always ended up giving want people wanted just to see them happy and i am proud to be an Indian🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳

  • Shoaib Hussain
    Shoaib Hussain Рік тому +34

    The Energy Of The Whole Staff Comes from the chef, a true leader

  • Tasneem Rahman Ahmed
    Tasneem Rahman Ahmed 10 місяців тому +24

    I love this! This video is everything, as an Indian I can’t explain how happy this entire video made me

  • Zacky Mohmand
    Zacky Mohmand Рік тому +50

    I love this series that show what real passionate chefs and owners are like and how welcoming they are to Alvin and the crew. We get to see the passion, the hard work, dedication, and talent all go into the food they are serving. I literally watch these like every 2 weeks because of how entertaining they are.

  • Vaishnavi Kasturi Rangan
    Vaishnavi Kasturi Rangan Рік тому +25142

    no but the most Indian thing in this video is how they kept giving little snacks throughout the day

    • Ishita Dasgupta
      Ishita Dasgupta 4 місяці тому

      Glad that i also noticed it.. That's how all Indians treat their guests (despite being from different States, having different cultures)

    • Adyanto
      Adyanto 5 місяців тому +1

      Yes bro yes

    • Licht und Schatten
      Licht und Schatten 5 місяців тому

      Ok that is literally everyone on earth.

    • Bhargavi Rao
      Bhargavi Rao 5 місяців тому

      i know right, like when we cook for large family gatherings, with almost everyone in the kitchen...we keep snacking !!

    • Aryan Sharan
      Aryan Sharan 5 місяців тому +1

      bro istg man i have to escape from my nani to avoid eating snacks

  • Rupali samal
    Rupali samal Рік тому +153

    As an odia when I saw they're serving only chena poda in dessert was something beyond words🥺🥺❤

    • Rashmi Sahu
      Rashmi Sahu 18 годин тому

      yaa although it wasn't authentic but hey some representation is better than none

    • Kamaboko Gompachiro
      Kamaboko Gompachiro 4 дні тому

      @Ghost out of the box because he is making some mix of creme brulee and chena poda and calling it chena poda

    • Ghost out of the box
      Ghost out of the box 14 днів тому

      @Avinash Biswal and then vanilla sugar. I was like 😨

    • Avinash Biswal
      Avinash Biswal 16 днів тому +1

      He added eggs in it 🙄

    • Sailendra Kumar
      Sailendra Kumar 11 місяців тому +4


  • Dido Sauce
    Dido Sauce 8 місяців тому +9

    As an Indian myself I was so delighted to see the foods I eat every other day getting the spotlight for once, even down to the coffee I drink! That man is so friendly and kind he perfectly embodies everything good about Indian culinary arts.

  • Q Flower
    Q Flower Рік тому +20

    Im loving how he got the granny glasses chain as a mask necklace. This was a joy to watch. His love and passion for the ingredients, the process in which its made and dammit making sure the dish washers eat. This whole thing warmed my heart. A new appreciation for the key players for sure.

  • Cake Mason
    Cake Mason 8 місяців тому +19

    This communal eating experience is quite common in non western countries and this is something I quite miss about not living in my home country anymore. Love to see this restaurant sharing this part of their culture ❤️❤️❤️

  • Lyndonology
    Lyndonology Рік тому +4092

    Love that everywhere Alvin goes, everyone wants to feed him 😂
    His surprised reaction is always so adorable ❤️

    • Pinki Saha
      Pinki Saha Рік тому +4

      I like that they leave those parts in as well in the final cut.

    • Tsar
      Tsar Рік тому +10

      @SneakyNinja345 nothing is free in America, i would be surprised if some pro chef suddenly gives me food

    • مطبخ فرات لتعليم الطبخ للمبتدئين
      مطبخ فرات لتعليم الطبخ للمبتدئين  Рік тому +2

      *Who wants to learn Arabic cooking if you want to go to me*

    • Halim Ayub II
      Halim Ayub II Рік тому +3

      @user_00 try to look at his own channel, you might appreciate it

    • MilleniumAdam
      MilleniumAdam Рік тому +62

      Everyone becomes a grandmother when they see their granchildren Alvin and Inca and feeds them nonstop

  • Darren Astra
    Darren Astra 7 місяців тому +21

    I would LOVE to try a dish made by this man. Everything he made looked incredible.

  • Stephanie Wayman
    Stephanie Wayman 9 місяців тому +15

    I love that these places do family meals for their employees. It's wonderful.

  • Rachael Shay
    Rachael Shay 11 місяців тому +32

    Thank you for this beautiful representation of our food. I love seeing the diversity within the foods

    • TMCS
      TMCS 5 місяців тому +1

      Degi mirch ka tadka aang aang fadka 😂

  • PizzaFan
    PizzaFan 9 місяців тому +13

    Love this chef’s attitude about everything!! Thank you for sharing this journey!!

    • TMCS
      TMCS 5 місяців тому +1

      Degi mirch ka tadka aang aang fadka 😂

  • James TL
    James TL Рік тому +2909

    Alvin getting fed throughout the video is just too wholesome 😄

    • Anootosh sarkar
      Anootosh sarkar 7 місяців тому +2

      That's the most Indian thing, we just keep feeding guests 😂😂

    • _n223_
      _n223_ 7 місяців тому +2

      I love how they always give him some snacks and let him taste the food in every video. And it's so cute how surprised he is when they invite him to have some of the family meal😄

    • Tajammul hussain
      Tajammul hussain 9 місяців тому +7

      Granny's home feels.

    • ChoCoMoCo
      ChoCoMoCo 9 місяців тому +25

      Whn you visit any Indian house, we offers food and drinks first even if you are unknown.
      I remember my mom use to give food to daily immigrant labourer working near my house. And tea to every sales person who use to visit our home.

    • Yuvraj Sharma
      Yuvraj Sharma 10 місяців тому +63

      That's Indian hospitality for you 💓

  • Jen
    Jen 10 місяців тому +11

    This chef is incredible. The food looked amazing and he was passionate about the food, service and had high levels of regard for the health and happiness of his staff. I hope to eat at this restaurant one day soon. Great story!

  • Joy Charles
    Joy Charles 11 місяців тому +15

    It's a lot of hard work but he looks like he enjoys every minute of it. Continue to shine at what you love

  • ashie b
    ashie b Рік тому +26

    The passion and enthusiasm that people have when talk about what they love to do always moves me, and I continue to thank Alvin for sharing all of these stories. Day In The Life is such an amazing series

  • Jonathan Dreath
    Jonathan Dreath 7 місяців тому +12

    I love how he stays strong to how he want things to be. Not how others wants it. Seeing this video makes me want to go visit mainland India and eat lots and lots of food haha
    Makes me so proud to be an Indian

  • NickSquaredTV
    NickSquaredTV Рік тому +4426

    He said his dishes weren’t that sexy- but I literally couldn’t disagree more. Everything looked stunning

    • kshitijagr
      kshitijagr 6 місяців тому

      The fancy plating and decorating isn’t an Indian concept. It’s a French concept. So to do it in an Indian restaurant seems pretentious.

    • Reevan Amin
      Reevan Amin Рік тому

      The use of spices alone give the food vibrant colors that are enough for presentation.

    • Random Recipes
      Random Recipes Рік тому

      @Ayanokoji Agreed he meant presentation, as he didn't care to purposely set each ingredient into a form of art, and just threw it into a bowl... but the dish unintentionally comes out beautiful is the point he was trying to make.
      Check out our channel for EPIC Random Recipes! 🍔

    • Ayanokoji
      Ayanokoji Рік тому +3

      I guess what he meant was "plating" cause here in India people doesn't care much about plating when compared to western countries.

    • Will
      Will Рік тому +1

      Agreed! Being Instagram worthy isn't a prerequisite for sexy food. This food is honest and made with amazing ingredients, skill, and love. What more do you need?

  • Koyal Shanbhag
    Koyal Shanbhag Рік тому +30

    Hats off to his passion, dedication, and hardwork! Love that everything is so clean and homely 😍 plus he is so Indian that he actually believes and practices 'athiti devo bhava'-'guest is god'. He looks after all the workers, respects them and feeds them. And the planning he does is amazing ❤️

  • Philip Chan
    Philip Chan 8 місяців тому +8

    the philosophy and passion of this guy is something we can all borrow an example from to doing what we do

  • Paul Jackson
    Paul Jackson Місяць тому +6

    Mad respect being unapologetically you in your endeavors. Yeah it’s important to pay the bills and what not, but to value 1st quality experience and act that out is heart warning!

  • Spencer Jones
    Spencer Jones 5 місяців тому +8

    I love how he just asks the camera man if we wants coffee and the guy's like 'who me?'. That rules - this is a great video.

  • BreacherUP
    BreacherUP Рік тому +36

    What a great Chef. He's a very knowledgeable guy! The food looks amazing.

    • TMCS
      TMCS 5 місяців тому

      Degi mirch ka tadka aang aang fadka 😂

  • Dam Starz
    Dam Starz 5 місяців тому +5

    The people, the food, the simplistic brilliance of the food, the pressure cooker and pots on the table, the diversity in the kitchen, the philosophies, the proverbs, the respect towards heritage, the nostalgia I feel, his manner of speaking, the authenticity, practising communal eating and sharing, the ingredients. Oh man. What a breath of fresh air.
    Just brilliant. Thank you sooooo much for this video, it's simply heart-warming.

  • Smoking Tom
    Smoking Tom 9 місяців тому +5

    Full respect for Chef Chintan....
    sharing our great dynamic indian foods with the rest of world is really heartwarming.
    You are legend man !!

  • Louciano Grimaldi
    Louciano Grimaldi 5 місяців тому +28

    Thank you Alvin for bringing us this diamond in the jungle, the next time I’m in New York I’m definitely making a reservation.
    What I loved second most wasn’t even about the food, I loved that he took time to good his staff and have everyone sit down and break bread together before service, building the relationship and trust between staff.

  • Rohit James
    Rohit James 8 місяців тому +6

    This Chef is what India needs as its brand ambassador. Just on point with every bit of detail and truth bombs.
    Only err would be the papri in the papri chaat, which seemed a bit suspect. Never seen it as long frills, it's mostly maida (flour) coin-shaped chips

  • Jason Surla
    Jason Surla 3 місяці тому +4

    As an Indian, I can confirm we only eat Naans when we go to restaurants

  • Andrew Cathcart
    Andrew Cathcart Місяць тому +13

    Glued to the screen the entire time. Chef is amazing - such commitment and you can really tell he enjoys what he does and just wants to feed people and create amazing memories.

  • ରୋhiत
    ରୋhiत 9 місяців тому +7

    Chhenapoda is an kalinga dish ( Odisha ) . Love that they make .

  • ankita kumari
    ankita kumari Рік тому +1309

    Whatever he said was so true. You cannot find a simple aata paratha in indian restaurants even in India. Naan and lacha are good but sometimes I dont feel like eating maida. Also, I just love when they serve in little earthen pots.
    And now I m craving papdi chat at night.

    • Vaibhav.
      Vaibhav. 9 місяців тому

      @cold heart actually regular paratha/poli/chapati is there at home everyday. So people think that we should eat something different when we are paying 5 times more!

    • ChereiPeach
      ChereiPeach 9 місяців тому

      bruh they don't do this bcoz like paratha toh ghar p he khaa lete, it's the damn naan we're paying for lol

    • oye_mariano's_on _his_way
      oye_mariano's_on _his_way Рік тому +2

      I have noticed that you get aata wala paratha in the smaller dhabas and restaurants. Thats why I eat aata and gluten free flour at home and then when I wanna spoil myself, I go to a restaurant and eat all the maida naan and whatnots 😂😂

    • cold heart
      cold heart Рік тому +4

      @Sublime Fermion nono that is not what i meant ..she said it is rare to find parathas which arent made of maida in the place she lives..nd i said it is easy to find atta parathas in the place i live :))

    • Sublime Fermion
      Sublime Fermion Рік тому +3

      @cold heart Not only in South bro. Paratha is available in North too. 🙂

  • Baby Papitoo16
    Baby Papitoo16 10 місяців тому +34

    chhena poda is a famous dessert from my state ODISHA , its not that slushy as it is shown here , its like a cake that's prepared with rava , chhena [cottage cheese] and sugar and is baked for several hours until it browns .

    • Bora bora
      Bora bora 10 місяців тому +3

      Oh I know this dessert. I love how it’s subtle and complex at the same time. My friends would bring it for lunch break and I absolutely loved loved it.

  • Sri
    Sri 5 місяців тому +3

    Love how they keep the tradition of an Indian home in serving, the variety of regional dishes we usually don't find in restaurants and the design and method of cooking. Great team!

  • Ramen Dhiman
    Ramen Dhiman 11 місяців тому +25

    Mr. Zhou had the time of his life recording this. Dude got snacks all around the day,

  • Raj Kumar
    Raj Kumar 11 місяців тому +5

    damn, that video is awesome. Love this guy's restaurant and how caring he is also with his own staff, he gives them to eat so they aren't during the shift, gives to eat at the dishwasher at the end of the shift. Really precious. Being an indian that lives in Italy made me crave for his dishes but unfortunately i don't have a restaurant like his in my area other than some kebab places.

  • Sharishth
    Sharishth Рік тому +5734

    When he said he is cooking for dishwasher person and gave him, it touched me. Also the person who got that served asked another if he wants some. I can feel there is amazing work culture there and a amazing restaurant.

    • Psycho Gaming
      Psycho Gaming 2 місяці тому

      any difference between dishwasher & kitchen helper?

    • bubblegum
      bubblegum 5 місяців тому +3

      @NTNT TNTN it's called having a good upbringing and having morals.

    • Alphine1234
      Alphine1234 6 місяців тому +5

      I think it's a common practice for chefs to feed the whole staff after service like a family meal type of deal

    • momo82041
      momo82041 7 місяців тому +11

      It's more than work culture. His parent raised him really well. I'm sure he was exhausted and after a 10 +hour day no one would have blamed him for going home or phoning it in with the meal but he stayed and took the time to cook something nice.

    • joe broadbeef
      joe broadbeef 10 місяців тому +11

      Yeah, there is something special in this kitchen

  • Anurag Pampana
    Anurag Pampana 11 місяців тому +12

    Man regualr Indian cusine is very hard to work with when it comes to everything fresh. Pressure cooker idea is a brilliant concept .... all fresh ingrediants coming together as fresh as possible. Chintan is a dedicated chef and he figured out the best process to deliver his message to the world. A lot to learn from his techniques above all his passion is the key ingredient here.

  • ezio the best
    ezio the best Рік тому +3

    A single Indian state can have a cousin comparable to 10-15 countries minimum, that's the diversity India have in cuisine.

  • Pravartika Raj
    Pravartika Raj Місяць тому +2

    I am amazeddddd by how homely and basic their concept is and how he is serving such home style food which looks simple and is authentic ,like hats off to the chef and the team! ❤️🇮🇳

  • Soumya Asis Parida
    Soumya Asis Parida 28 днів тому +2

    Now this is a perfect Indian restaurant in overseas. 🔥 What a beautiful way of sharing our culture.

  • Doflamingo
    Doflamingo Рік тому +1281

    "Instead of doing 100 things at 10% we do 10 things at 100%"
    Love this man

    • Jaydev Raol
      Jaydev Raol Рік тому +4

      Yeah he is great.

    • Ed Bates
      Ed Bates Рік тому +7

      That's what Gordon Ramsay says. Simplify!

  • Hrushikesh Mane
    Hrushikesh Mane 11 місяців тому +11

    Never seen true quality Indian food in foreign country before this..
    Chief truly breaking stereotypes of Indian food.

  • Atsi Viyie
    Atsi Viyie 11 місяців тому +11

    Dang that's 12 hours of work... imagine they do that on daily basis....they deserves good healthy lives❣️

  • Stone 420
    Stone 420 Рік тому +5

    Much Respect brother. 👊🏼
    Thank you for truly representing India. 💚
    Proud to be Desi. Jai Hind! 😎

  • D
    D 10 місяців тому +2

    never saw a workplace more homey than this one, great chef

  • Rakshanda
    Rakshanda Рік тому +1880

    just this Indian restaurant feeding Alvin something every hour shows you the hospitality all Indians show their guests

    • Kemboi
      Kemboi Рік тому

      Lol! but the workers only have one meal during. Like they have to eat at home, then they also have to go and cook for themselves at home after they leave.

    • Sanyam Snehi
      Sanyam Snehi Рік тому +1

      @Varun Gera 🤣 sab ki vahi life hai. Isliye toh me Chai coffee nahi peeta.🤣

    • Varun Gera
      Varun Gera Рік тому +2

      @Sanyam Snehi tumhari rakhni h 1 cup ?

    • Varun Gera
      Varun Gera Рік тому +2

      @Sanyam Snehi ja to ra hu yar har jagah tane 😂

    • Sanyam Snehi
      Sanyam Snehi Рік тому +1

      @Varun Gera haha, that is 100% true. Better start doing everything on your own.💪🏾

  • Zubair Khan
    Zubair Khan 4 місяці тому +4

    I am so proud to be Indian after watching this video.
    Thank you, may you have lots of success and God bless you

  • Sudhansu Behera
    Sudhansu Behera Рік тому +10

    Loved the energy and the passion behind the concept! As an Indian, coming from the state of Odisha the place where Chenna Poda (the desert at 16:07) originates, this is definitely not Chenna Poda.

  • Akshat khatri
    Akshat khatri Місяць тому +5

    The scooping out of the sabzi ( dish) from the pot and just setting it in the plate is the most common thing done in india it looked just like how we eat at home.

  • Jayson Hahn
    Jayson Hahn 10 місяців тому +2


  • Arnab Banerjee
    Arnab Banerjee Рік тому +1178

    Businesses that feed their staff across ranks are businesses that thrive at the end of the day. Kudos to Chintan and to you for making such a fab documentary

  • Émilio Gagnon
    Émilio Gagnon 10 місяців тому +4

    Luv the energy! Thanks for all the tips I will probably fail in my own kitchen!

  • vminshi
    vminshi 9 місяців тому +6

    I'll add this beautiful restaurant to my list of places I wanna dined 😍💕

  • Celita Cantrill
    Celita Cantrill 9 місяців тому +3

    I loved it when Alvin took a bite and slowly smiles. Ten outta ten.

  • Dr furrh
    Dr furrh 8 місяців тому +3

    This was a lot about love for food, love for people, passion,empathy. The owner is more concerned for the workers rather than himself. The same goes with the workers too. There is no distinction as owner or workers. love starts by sharing food and eating with your workers in which the owner nailed it. All the best from India!

  • Amita Patel
    Amita Patel Місяць тому +1

    Absolutely love his passion for authenticity!!🥰

  • michael waugh
    michael waugh Рік тому +5

    Passion and versatility makes him the top rated Chef

  • English and bio Hub
    English and bio Hub Місяць тому +2

    I love this chef being an Indian he is really making me proud.thanks for being honest.

  • Peaches under the sea
    Peaches under the sea 29 днів тому +2

    This is the best food review I've ever seen...Chef Chintan is a brilliant man. His words did the magic. And the videography was just outstanding..It made everything look so vibrant as well as calming.

  • George Winter
    George Winter Рік тому +1741

    Doesn’t look like there putting a foot wrong at this restaurant. I like how they look after the staff, even the dishwashers. Fair play.

    • Divya Saha
      Divya Saha 10 місяців тому +10

      Sharing food is like must... Funniest thing is even when my maid is about to leave my mother is like ' are chai pe kar to ja' means 'have tea before leaving' and when it's tea time, it's a cup for whoever is present in home right now thing... 😂

    • bhushan 0_0
      bhushan 0_0 Рік тому +26

      @Random Tricks pro that's so Indian i remember mom telling me never say no for water or food to anyone while i was arguing "arey mummy woh bottle jhuti kar dega" and everyone was laughing on train (don't know equivalent of word jhuta in English if there is do tell me xd)

    • Random Tricks pro
      Random Tricks pro Рік тому +73

      Indian values . Feed everyone and never say no to someone who needs water

  • Alicia Loyer
    Alicia Loyer 19 днів тому +1

    I honestly thought this was Summit from 90 day fiancé I was like omg he’s been holding out on Jenny - he can cook!!! Lol
    Great chef 🥰🙏🏽 So refreshing to see staff treated with love & respect as well!!

  • Saad Ehsan
    Saad Ehsan 5 місяців тому +3

    Amazing video Alvin! The food looked beautiful and they were extremely hospitable. It's part of South Asian culture to make visitors feel EXTREMELY welcome haha

  • Ansley Langele
    Ansley Langele 9 місяців тому +7

    omg the family style menu cooked by the family in the kitchen, everyone, even down to the dishwashers 😭

  • Ayush Verma
    Ayush Verma 21 день тому

    this was absolutely beautiful. loved the way he talked about Indian food and all that plating stuff. ❣️⭐

  • Maitri Itagi
    Maitri Itagi Рік тому +1249

    This guy has achieved the one thing that indians are destined to do. Feed people. And I don't mean jus the customer.
    He fed the camera guy, the staff before the service, the dishwasher. You are a true Indian🇮🇳

    • Majid Akhtar
      Majid Akhtar Рік тому +2

      @Chewee K thanks ❤

    • Chewee K
      Chewee K Рік тому +6

      Glad we have so many indians in UK, so much good food and from all the Indians I've worked n met they are always so polite and nice :)

    • Tapan Jena
      Tapan Jena Рік тому +2

      Food is the most important thing for us after all.

    • Majid Akhtar
      Majid Akhtar Рік тому +8


  • Lianne Adams
    Lianne Adams 5 місяців тому +2

    such a beautiful video!! what respect you show to the community of the kitchen. I love your videos!

  • K T
    K T Місяць тому +1

    There is a method and process in place for everything. This is beyond a food outlet! Love it. And hope it stays the way it is.

  • Dragon Fly 99
    Dragon Fly 99 9 місяців тому +3

    "Vasudev Kutumbkam" : the chef is actually selling this concept..... loved the way video is made....💓💓💓💓💓

  • Korimbcus Jehan
    Korimbcus Jehan 11 місяців тому +7

    I want to eat there: the chef's values are just like mine!