Not the Balti Capital of the UK!

I was recently asked about whether I knew of any genuine Balti restaurants in London.

As none sprung to mind I decided to do some research so after googling ‘Balti’ and ‘Brick Lane’ (the supposed epicentre of the  London curry scene) I phoned a restaurant in Brick Lane called the ‘Eastern  Eye  Balti House‘. On questioning them, they said they served Balti but when they described it, it was obviously just a standard curry masquerading as a Balti!

I then phoned the Bangladeshi Catering Association (the National organisation based in the Brick Lane area) and when I described the authentic article, the retort was ‘ nobody does it that way’. 

All disappointing but in its own way illuminating!

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