"I thought about Smithy’s order"
An Indian takeaway is offering Smithy’s huge curry order from Gavin and Stacey for £36.
Meghna Balti Express in Cardiff is selling the iconic meal from the BBC comedy series and it has gone down well with customers.
The order includes a chicken bhuna, lamb bhuna, prawn bhuna, mushroom rice, bag of chips, keema naan and nine poppadoms and saag aloo.
Manager Sheikh Rahman said he came up with the order when he was trying to create new menu ideas.
He said: “I used to always watch Gavin and Stacey, I am a huge fan of the show, I have seen all the episodes.
“One day I was looking at the menu and trying to think up some new ideas.
“I thought about Smithy’s order and how funny that scene was when they are ordering the Indian.
“I put it together and I thought maybe there are fans of the show out there like me who would want to order what Smithy had.”
In the scene, Smithy arrives at Gavin’s house when they are ordering an Indian takeaway.
Smithy, who was played by James Corden, presumably orders for everyone, and says:
“Chicken bhuna, lamb bhuna and prawn bhuna, mushroom rice, bag of chips, keema naan and nine poppadoms.”
When it arrives, Gavin’s mother suggests that it be placed in the middle of the table so everyone can share.
What follows is a rant by Smithy who refuses to share the huge order with anyone else.
Smithy shouts: “I can guarantee someone, probably Stacey, will have ordered a korma, am I wrong – Mick, am I wrong?
“And in my book a korma is pointless… It’s futile. I won’t touch it.
“But I can guarantee Pete’s eyeing up my bhunas. Am I wrong? Pete, Have you though about my bhunas?”
“They’re MY bhunas. If you want a bhuna order a bhuna that’s why I’ve ordered two bhunas.”
The moment has become one of the show’s best-known scenes and Sheikh said that many Gavin and Stacey fans have ordered the menu item, aptly called ‘Smithy’s Indian Takeaway’.
He continued: “We have had lots of orders for it, people see the funny side of it.
“I think friends of the show get together and see it and think it will be good fun.”
“The order is just like in the show, we even have nine poppadoms and a saag aloo – that’s what Smithy ordered, so that’s exactly what it is.
“People come into the takeaway and say they thought it was just a joke until they see the actual order.
“It costs £36 and could probably feed three or four people – unless you are like Smithy and want to eat it on your own.”