London serves better and “more experimental” Indian food than Delhi, according to a noted Indian-origin chef who said the UK capital could be dubbed as the world’s “culinary capital”.
Vivek Singh, executive chef for three of the city’s leading restaurants, said London can offer Indian cuisines that would be non-existent in India.
“There are strong reasons to call London the culinary capital of the world. The food scene is more experimental than a lot of other places and always changing. In terms of Indian food, I think you can get better dishes here than in Delhi,” Singh said.
“You can get food in London that simply wouldn’t exist in India. So yes, London’s better,” Singh, 44, was quoted as saying by the Evening Standard.
Born in West Bengal, Singh is the executive chef at The Cinnamon Club, Cinnamon Kitchen and Cinnamon Soho restaurants.
“Some of the best dishes I serve at the Cinnamon Club are game-based curries which you will not find in India,” he said.
Singh is a popular media personality and is known for his innovative take on Indian cuisine. He is a regular face on BBC’s “Saturday Kitchen” and has been featured on television shows including Madhur Jaffrey’s “Curry Nation”.