It was good to see Balti acknowledged in the well respected Harden’s UK Restaurant Guide for 2018. (See Birmingham Mail article). Al Frash makes a prestigous appearance flying the flag for the Balti Triangle. Harden’s Guide has been around for almost 30 years and its ratings are based on diner surveys rather than the pomposity of a few foodie ‘expert’ reviewers.
My only slight grouse is that in featuring the excellent Lasan, the accompanying comment is ‘a cut above the normal Brummie Indian Restaurants.’ Perhaps, they need to be a bit cleverer because one would think that they are cocking a culinary snook at the plethora of Bangladeshi, rather than Indian, restaurants … many of whom will have a loyal following.
PS. If you pop into Al Frash, try their Baltis cooked in organic coconut oil … definitely worth the extra quid or so.