Indian food has made its mark in the global restaurant scenario. It is no surprise to see Indian restaurants winning accolades and making strides in the culinary world. But is the food that they serve truly authentic Indian food? Or do they adapt the Indian tastes and spices as per the country they are based in? This is exactly the subject of a recent viral video. Popular YouTuber Karl Rock visited 'Chai Pani' restaurant in North Carolina, USA. The restaurant was awarded the best restaurant in the US recently. He gave his review about the food served there, and the video has gone viral.
Karl Rice (or 'Karl Rock') is originally from New Zealand and he is currently residing in New Delhi as per his YouTube bio. He regularly shares content about India and its incredible food and travel experiences. The restaurant - Chai Pani - that he reviewed was awarded the Most Outstanding Restaurant in the US by the James Beard Foundation. "America's most outstanding restaurant is an Indian one! So is it authentic? Does it beat India? I flew from Mumbai to find out," he wrote in the description of the video shared on October 28. It has received over 278k views already.
In the clip, Karl Rice took us on a visit to Chai Pani. He shared how locals absolutely loved the food served there and queued up in huge numbers to try it. He tried multiple dishes such as mango lassi, bhel puri, aloo tikka chaat, sev batata puri and vada pav. Karl also sampled the classic masala chai. He said that the food was quite similar to the versions served in India, but still had some differences.
Indian YouTube users were appreciative of the way that he spoke about Indian cuisine. "The best part about the video was Karl educating his companions, in the most authentically correct way possible, about the intricacies of the Indian food they were having," wrote one user while another said, "Great Job Karl Rock, Need more streamers like you, I like how honestly you described the food!"
Watch the full video by the YouTuber here:
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