We all know (at least the reading ones) that Chicken Tikka Masala is now the unofficial national dish of UK.
But now it seems even UK’s Royals are publicly acclaiming their fondness for curry.
The other day Prince William, second in line to the British throne, dropped by at the Saffron Desi restaurant in Micklegate, York for dinner.
Apparently, the Prince had the house speciality – Royal Delight after learning that the restaurant’s chefÂ Asad Malik had previously prepared the dish (comprising chicken breast marinated in yoghurt, spices and a masala sauce and then cooked with ginger, onions and tomatoes among other ingredients) for his mother Princess Diana at a functionÂ in Londonâ€™s Dorchester Hotel.
Among other dishes, Prince William and his party also sharedÂ a Saffron mixed starter, mango chicken, makhani special (mild, creamy chicken) and honey chicken.
Reuters reports the party did not leave a tip even though the tab was a cool $2,600.
By the way, one of our British friends tells us that most Indian restaurants in UK are actually run by Bangladeshis.