National and trade coverage for record-breaking takeaway offering the 'Sack Matt Hancock' curry
We’ve just helped to launch a record-breaking set menu to help self-isolating regulars at a Surrey takeaway get their “daily curry fix” without leaving the house – a 114 item feast that takes 10 days to eat.
The ‘Aag Maithyoo Hancock’ – roughly translated as ‘Sack Matt Hancock’ in Hindi – is said to include “everything a curry addict needs” in quarantine.
It contains the most popular Indian starters, main courses and desserts in addition to side dishes, naan breads, poppadoms and a range of spicy sauces.
Dishes include masala lamb chops, lamb biryani, saag chicken, Punjabi vegetable samosas, chicken biryani, tandoori paneer shashlik, chicken kali mirch, beef chukka, tandoori chicken, Goan salmon cafreal, classic chicken tikka, beef bhuna, aloo tikki, malai broccoli, goat sheek kebab, malai Chicken tikka, saffron rice, gulab jamun and mango and coconut cheesecake.
The ‘Sack Matt Hancock’ self-isolating 10-day takeaway from Bombaylicious is named in honour of the allegedly incompetent, inept and bungling Health Secretary, above, who is now accused of blaming the public for the nationwide shortage of Covid-19 tests.
The self-isolating curry made the Metro, Lad Bible, The London Economic and a string of other places over the weekend. It follows a swathe of publicity for the curry house and its owner Asad Khan, above, in the trade press.
The banquet also includes six Indian lagers – enough for “one big night in” or two “mildly intoxicated evenings”.
With a total of 27 dishes and 114 separate items, it is believed to be the largest set meal takeaway for one anywhere in the world.
It goes on pre-order sale from today priced £49.99 at Bombaylicious in Coulsdon, Surrey. Delivery costs 10p.
Owner Asad Khan said the meal deal will only be delivered to regular single customers who are unable to “maintain their usual curry intake” because of self-isolation.
It was created in response to reports last week that Covid-19 tests were not available to book online in any London borough.
Khan said: “We suffered greatly with the government’s ‘Eat In to Help Out’ scheme, which took many of our customers away to nearby restaurants.
“The lack of testing in London, which we anticipate will soon reach Surrey, will be a double whammy for takeaways and for single people who will have to self-isolate for long periods of time.
“The Aag Maithyoo Hancock will, we hope, enable those regular customers to get the daily curry fix they deserve and crave.”