THE BALTI BITES BACK!
After yet another round of unnecessary balti bashing by the ‘haughty-cuisine’ clique of City Centre ‘Indian’ restaurants,it is worth noting that the prestigeous New York Times has just placed Birmingham in its top 20 of ‘must see’ places in the world based on its food offer. Why, might ask? Well although restaurants like Purnells and Lasan are rightly mentioned in despatches, the main headline reason is its reputation as the home of the Balti. I wonder if there is a curried version of humble pie?!
If there is a large group of you locally and you need transport, why not hire a ‘Balti Bus’. Contact is Sue who runs the legendary ‘Brum Buzz’ and for more details you should visit www.birmingham-tours.co.uk or alternatively visit www.alternativetours.co.uk.
A recent Balti Tour attracted much favourable comment when a party travelled from Kidderminster to sample the delights of the Balti Triangle.
Organiser Monica Guise described the day as ‘ wonderful ‘ and ‘highly recommended for somebody wanting something different or with an interest in food and cultures’.
The Tour included a short intro to Balti, a cookery demo, a tour around the area (jewellers, sari shop, spice shop, sweet centre and hardware store) before returning for a well earnt meal in top baltihouse Shabab and a chance to win a prize in a Balti Quiz!’