Taking back the Street (food)?

If a proper Balti is a culinary invention that many enjoy, I suppose it doesn’t really matter if the burgeoning ‘street’ food scene is the genuine article or really nouveau Indian tapas in disguise and, to be honest, I enjoy my turmeric and masala chips as much as the next curry lover.

Mr Whippy

Mr Whippy

However, taking this to its fullest extent, if Indian street food has to be the real deal off the streets of Delhi then British ‘street’ food should surely be greasy hamburgers, watery hot dogs, sloppy onions with tomato sauce on an anaemic bap followed by a Mr Whippy ice cream (with flake). I’m not sure that’s a concept with international appeal!

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