Temples, Tigers and Tummy Ache!

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Temples, Tigers and Tummy Ache!

by Paul Singer - London Fine Dining Group

It's time for my monthly blog but I've decided to escape the onset of the Winter by venturing South - to India.

As most of my regular readers will know, my gastronomic adventures usually involve varying permutations of burgers so this trip presents a new challenge.

For most North-London Jewish people, the only "deli" they ever see is the one in Golders Green which sells smoked-salmon and cream-cheese bagels - not the real Delhi - and "deli belly" is that feeling you get when your stomach is so stuffed full of bagels and cakes that you can't move.

I'll try to post bulletins from the front line along the route over the next 2 weeks, but, for now, I'll just leave you with the image below, as a taster of what's in store!

Thumbnail image for Screen shot 2012-10-25 at 14.14.11.pngIt's McDonalds, Jim, but not as we know it!


So it's Day 1 in Delhi. Tomorrow it's some kind of religious festival where every family has to slaughter an animal. Dogs and cats are quaking in their baskets - but not so much as goats whose are being specially prepared for the ritual.

goat.jpgGet your Goat - you've pulled!

Goats are being treated like royalty, being ferried to their final slaughtering place by Tuk-Tuk.

By tomorrow night, they will be yesterday's Ewes (ok, I know that's a sheep joke but goat jokes are rare) and more than likely they will end up being a Sheep kebab (ok, I know sheek kebab is lamb not goat).

We are playing it safe. We took a Tuk-Tuk to the park. It cost 20 rupees - about 30p! I've already eaten the emergency Twiglets and one of the Snicker bars. Tomorrow - it's off to the market to sample the real Delhi street food.


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