Although not a particular fan of the burger (I prefer a sheekh to a shami kebab!) I happened to watch a repeat of a documentary narrated by Jo Brand about the ‘Secret’World of Burgers. In talking about food trends they covered the Balti and blow me, they showed me tucking into a Balti … many […]
Notable Brummie Royalty and Historian Dr Carl Chinn dined out at Shababs with a large group of friends and relations who had come over from Ireland and had enjoyed Carl’s peaky blinders tour to both work up an appetite and to learn about the history of Birmingham’s iconic dish. Only a couple of the party […]
It’s National Curry Week and no doubt there will be the usual parade of either high end nouveau cuisine ‘Indian’ restaurants and a smattering of stock Bangladeshi curry houses (yawn yawn). So why not celebrate the week by having a proper authentic Balti in either the Popular, Shababs, or Shahi Nan Kebab House in Birmingham’s […]
‘Restaurants such as Shababs, Shahi Nan and Royal Watan rightly get the plaudits in the Balti Triangle but the lesser known Popular on the Ladypool Road deserves recognition as well. The opening gambit of crispy poppadoms was accompanied by a dip tray (at no extra cost) of which the thick creamy yoghourt dip was the […]
A recent tweet from the Mail covered a comparison of the merits of various balti sauces. The reporter was of an age where she probably didn’t even realise what a proper balti was(!) … maybe the Evening Mail editor needs to organise an evening out for his young reporters and we can set up a […]
There has only ever been one play featuring Brum’s favourite dish and one of the co-writers, Sudha Bhuchar, is doing a solo show at the MAC on 28th September … an event not to be missed!’ https://macbirmingham.co.uk/event/sudha-bhuchar-evening-conversations
Following an article in the Guardian about the reduction in number of Baltihouses in the Balti Triangle, media interest has been massive … Channel 5, BBC, ITV, BBC Radio WM, BBC Asian Network, BBC Radio 5, BBC Radio 4 and an international news agency but tellingly no interest from the local newspapers (Post and Mail). […]
Once a really grand place on the Stratford Road … double frontage, cooking in full view, unusual tandoori cod starter and an excellent balti chicken mix. Once home to the Grand Tandoori!
I recently blogged about an innovative beer brought out by Crumbs Brewery made from discarded naans. Pleased to hear that they scooped a silver at the London Beer Awards. Let’s hope, it will be available at Brum offies soon … to wash down that Balti!
I went to a world music event at the Old Print Works in the Balti Triangle. Billed as Musikstan, the musicians from Mali and India were outstanding. Food on offer included an excellent parsnip and coconut curry. As I tucked into mine I got chatting to a woman probably in her thirties who seemed fairly […]