Iconic celebrity chef Ainsley Harriet and ‘heavy weight’ soap star Nina Wadia danced with joy as they announced the winner of Tiffin Cup curry competition….reports Asian Lite News
Flavors by Kumar restaurant from South Thanet won the Grand Final of the Tiffin Cup 2015 held in the House of Commons. Harriet joined Mrs Wadia and other famous faces on the judging panel. Flavors by Kumar were awarded 1st prize by Speaker John Bercow MP, with Eastern Cuisine of Dulwich & West Northwood being awarded 2nd and The Village in Halifax picking up 3rd place.
The prestigious Tiffin Cup competition is held each year to find the best South Asian restaurant in the country. The Tiffin Cup winner is chosen from a list of restaurants that have been nominated by local MPs.
The best in region awards this year were as follows:
- Best in North London: Purple Flame nominated by Bob Blackman MP(Harrow East)
- Best in East Anglia: Indian Ocean nominated by Will Quince MP (Colchester)
- Best in South West: The Raj nominated by Michelle Donelan MP (Chippenham)
- Best in Wales: Paprika nominated by Christina Rees MP (Neath)
- Best in West Midlands: The Island nominated by Jeremy Lefroy MP (Stafford)
- Best in Scotland: Mushtaqs nominated by Angela Crawley MP (Scotland)
- Best in East Midlands: Royal Bengal nominated by Christopher Pincher MP (Tamworth)
- Best in Northern Ireland: The Khayber nominated by Ian Paisley MP (North Antrim)
Keith Vaz MP, the chair of the Tiffin Club said: “The competition was extremely close this year and becoming one of the finalists of the Tiffin Cup is a tremendous achievement.
Mr Vaz congratulated ‘Flavors by Kumar’ who produced a stunning dish to wow the judges to win! The Tiffin Cup has gone to Kent for the first time.
This is a great tribute not just to the nominated restaurants but the fantastic culinary diversity in constituencies across the UK. Well done to all of the restaurants. Curry is King in the UK.”