The best Indian food can only be found in India, this a sentiment echoed by several Indian Twitter users. And this opinion was out there for the world to see recently when desi Twitter users were left fuming and outraged after a tweet from a popular business portal cited New York City as the location for the best Indian food. The article posted by the portal titled "New York Now Has Better Indian Food Than London," was shared on Twitter with the caption, "The world's best Indian food is in New York City." This take left several Indians fuming and outraged calling the tweet as well as the article biased.
Several desi Twitter users questioned the business news portal's survey methods in order to cite another city as the place for the best Indian food. Many users also stated that India is a diverse country with different types of cuisines and no other country could be deemed the best other than the country of its origin.
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The article compared the Indian cuisine restaurants in London with the Indian cuisine restaurants in New York City.
The world's best Indian food is in New York City https://t.co/KEuhmGEoUz— Bloomberg (@business) July 24, 2021
A desi Twitter user named AD in a response to the business portal's article said, “The best Indian food is found in the hidden nooks and corners of India. Period. The cuisine this article states belongs to the elite star endorsed Guide Michelin, which has nothing in common with the Indian cuisine. "La meilleure nouvelle cuisine indienne" (The best new Indian cuisine) in NY. Fixed that.”
The best Indian food is found in the hidden nooks and corners of India. Period! The cuisine this article states belongs to the elite star endorsed Guide Michelin, which has nothing in common with the Indian cuisine. "La meilleure nouvelle cuisine indienne" in NY. Fixed that— A D (@AD82954007) July 25, 2021
Another Indian Twitter user named Gaj Samant echoed the same saying -
I can tell you now, the worlds best Indian food is on the streets of India. Not in NYC, London or anywhere other then the streets of India. @business who writes your articles?— G (@Gaj_Samant) July 24, 2021
One user named Vishweshwar Dev had a witty take on what foreigners believed to be Indian food. He pointed out their intolerance for Indian spices and their bland version of Indian cuisine.
Ohh yeah! Like that bland ‘Colonial' cuisine called JALFREZI that's popular here in England. ????
No offence but foreigners can't even digest our spices which makes your “worlds best” claim as bland as Jalfrezi.— Vishweshvar Dev (@VishweshvarDev) July 25, 2021
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Another user named Aniket Vinchurkar pointed out the article's limited view of what constituted the world in the article.
Have you ever explored the possibility that best Indian food might be present in India.
Is India not a part of your definition of 'the world'?— Aniket Vinchurkar (@AniVinchurkar) July 25, 2021
"But having a sample data size of 2 countries is just classic western hegemony,” the user further stated.
I am ready to accept their claim if they have actually researched in 200 countries (of course including india) and then have printed the news.
But having a sample data size of 2 countries is just classic western hegimony.— Aniket Vinchurkar (@AniVinchurkar) July 25, 2021
Yet another user named Anurag Singh Rana hilariously responded under the business news portal's Twitter thread :
That's like saying the best Mona Lisa is the replica of it hanging in my room and not the original one. ????????— Anurag Singh Rana ???????? (@anuragsinghrana) July 25, 2021
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