Let's get one thing out of the way first of all - this is not a meal for the faint hearted, or for those with weak hearts! The sheer volume of food alone is a scary prospect for many and that's before we've even worked out the fat content. It is what it is though, and what it is is an extremely cost effective and superb munch, particularly after a few drinks have been consumed.
Taking just one local Glasgow takeaway's decription as an example, the Munchy Box contains the following:
- Vegetable Pakora
- Mushroom Pakora
- Chicken Pakora
- Donner Meat
- Onion Rings
- Pitta Bread
- Kebab Sauce
Recently various sizes of munchy box have also become regularly available, so that you can increase the size of your box up to as large as 16". This might be appropriate if you're having a party and the food is to be shared, however anyone who's seen any kind of munchy box will know that 'going large' is completely unnecessary if the meal is designed for one!
A more unique and recent version of the munchy box, known as 'The Grill Box' is fast becoming a common inclusion on takeaway menus. Like a cousin of the munchy box, the grill box again contains a massive volume and mixture of food stuffs, this time however based on 'grill' food (surprisingly) which includes the following:
- Donner Meat
- Chicken Kebab
- Chicken Tikka
- Lamb Tikka
- Seekh Kebab
- Tandoori Chicken
- Chicken Chaat
- Naan Bread
- Kebab Sauce, Pakora Sauce, Garlic Sauce
|Lamb Donner, cunningly disguising the vast mixture of foods hidden underneath|
|Starting to reveal the contents underneath|
|The hidden mixture underneath a mountain of Lamb|
The Grill Box variation seems to be slightly more of a healthy option given that the tikka meats and chicken kebab will have been cooked in the tandoor or on the charcoal grill, resulting in less fat in the final dish. Healthier, but still not healthy, if that makes sense. Regardless, anyone who purchases a munchy box or grill box is certainly not aiming for a healthy meal and they do say a little bit of what you fancy does you good.
So, if you're a fan of takeaway food and you find yourself in Scotland, hungry and unsure of what to order, you know what to do. Why pick one thing when you could have them all?