Everybody Likes a Good Curry
Many people don’t realise this but they have probably already tried Bangladeshi cuisine, especially if they come from, or have lived in, the U.K. Did you know that over 80 percent of the "Indian" restaurants in the U.K. serve Bangladeshi food? Just because the majority of people say “Let’s go for an Indian” doesn’t mean it’s true! For example, Brick Lane, in the East End of London, the “go-to place” for a basic, down to earth choice of restaurants and cafés serving a wide selection of “curries”, is the heart of London’s Bangladeshi-Sylheti community, (locally referred to as “Banglatown”).
Whether a meat eater, a vegetarian or if fish be your thing, the curry has much to offer, from a delicate, (or in-your-face), blending of spices to a mild, medium or burn your taste buds fiery hotness. There is not only so many different dishes with differing ingredients but then when you factor in regional variations too, every time you order there is a (usually very pleasant) surprise on the way to your table. For example, as a vegetarian myself, still, in the these “enlightened times,” the choice of veggie food in the average restaurant is pretty naff, ok in a Chinese you can get vegetables with noodles or rice, and maybe a bit of tofu thrown in, or Italian, choose the style of pasta you want, but then there’s maybe a only choice of two or three sauces, gorgonzola, cream, mushrooms and white wine or a tomato based one. Then you compare Bangladeshi, Indian or Pakistani cuisine, and you can get pages and pages of gloriously mouth watering suggestions! (I usually can’t decide/want to order the whole menu!!)