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Transatlantic Fish Bhuna  

Posted by Rezwan

UK and Ireland have thousands of Indian restaurants and most of them are owned by Bangladeshis. They are quite popular there for their dishes. The fame of the Indie Spice restaurant on Stranmillis Road in Belfast reached on the other side of the Atlantic. Its owner Arif Ahmed, a Bangladeshi got a takeaway order from Steve Francis, a New York dance music producer, also a founder member of the band Soul II Soul. The meal including the exotic fish bhuna, four chicken chat masalas, lots of onion bhajis and lashings of chutneys for the poppadoms — and the hot towels — will cost Mr. Francis $2,500 (£1,400) but the transportation on a charter plane will cost an additional $8,000. For the Bhuna two big tigerfish (baygar) flown in specially from Bangladesh had to be brought from Dublin to the restaurant.

What can we say other than guten Appetit Mr. Francis.

Source: The Times Online

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