‘London has better Indian food than Delhi’

Ace chef Vivek Singh


London restaurants serve better and innovative Indian cuisine than in Delhi, says Indian-origin chef Vivek Singh, adding London deserved to be called the world’s culinary capital….reports Asian Lite News

Ace chef Vivek Singh
Ace chef Vivek Singh

According to Singh, London’s Indian food was better as the cooks here were “more experimental” with their native cuisine, the Evening Standard reported.

“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 was quoted as saying.

“You can get food in London that simply wouldn’t exist in India. So, yes, London’s better,” he added.

Singh is the executive chef of three of the city’s leading restaurants – The Cinnamon Club, Cinnamon Kitchen and Cinnamon Soho.

“Some of the best dishes I serve at the Cinnamon Club are game-based curries which you will not find in India,” the 44-year-old said.

Born in West Bengal, Singh’s father was an engineer and wanted his son to follow his footsteps but Vivek became a chef. Singh is known for his innovative take on Indian cuisine.

He is a regular face on BBC’s “Saturday Kitchen” and has been featured on several television shows including Madhur Jaffrey’s “Curry Nation” and “At Home with Rachel Allen”.