Birmingham finished a lamentable 6th in the latest competition which, given the half baked approach of the relevant agencies, wasn’t really a surprise. Not that ‘trendy’ restaurant Lasan could care as they patronisingly poured scorn on the many restaurants who serve up traditional ‘curries’ for their customers’ enjoyment. Surely,as a supposedly multi cultural City, we […]
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Remember those balti meals at Xmas? Bored with a plated dinner and the brussel sprouts? For those looking for a Xmas Meal with a difference, parties of between 20 and 50 can book a three course Balti meal (private room) with a cookery demo, a curry quiz and fun prizes. For more information contact Andy […]
Top balti restaurant Shabab, on the Ladypool Road, has had to close for a few weeks following an incident when a drink driver crashed into their premises in a late night incident. Luckily nobody was hurt in the incident and the Police apprehended the driver. STOP PRESS;THE RESTAURANT IS DUE TO REOPEN FOR BUSINESS ON […]
DEFRA have confirmed that the application to safeguard the ‘Birmingham Balti’ has successfully come through the UK Objection Period. The next steps will be a pilot to test out the authentication process before submitting to the EU Commissioners.
Two new restaurants have recently opened in the Balti Triangle, Imlees on the Moseley Road (previously the premises of Cinammon Red) and Mughal e Azam, in the Springfield area of the Stratford Road.
It was pleasing to see the role of the Birmingham Balti recognised in the magazine’s main theme this month of ‘Curry Culture‘. It also lists under ‘Best Bites’, their take on the best 30 ‘curry’ restaurants. Eleven are predictably from London with the next in line being Leicester and Brum. Of our three, it’s good to see […]
Birmingham’s famous Balti is now the subject of an application for European ‘protected’ food name status with an application lodged for it to be registered as a TSG (Traditional Speciality Guaranteed). In doing so, it is the first ‘ethnic’ food in the UK to be the subject of a proposed TSG and, if successful, it […]
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 […]
The Euro may be on the verge of being discredited but Europe may, at least, be about to do its bit for Birmingham’s signature dish. An application is currently in advanced stages of discussion in preparation for submission for ‘TSG’ status.
The Birmingham Food Fest is due to start on 14th October and run until 23rd. Imrans and Shabab are both involved and for more info visit www.birminghamfoodfest.com