The best Indian food is only found in India, a sentiment shared by several Indian Twitter users. And that opinion was there for the world to see recently when desi Twitter users were left furious and outraged after a tweet from a popular business portal citing New York as the place 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”. This take left several Indians furious and indignant as they branded the tweet as well as the article as biased.
Several desi Twitter users questioned the economic news portal’s investigative methods in order to name another city as the place of the best Indian food. Many users also said that India is a diverse country with different types of cuisines and no other country could be rated as the best other than its home country.
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The article compared Indian food restaurants in London with Indian food restaurants in New York.
The best Indian food in the world can be found in New York https://t.co/KEuhmGEoUz
– Bloomberg (@company) July 24, 2021
A desi Twitter user named AD in a response to the Business Portal article said, “The best Indian food can be found in the hidden nooks and crannies of India. Period. The cuisine, according to this article, belongs to the Michelin guide, which has nothing to do with Indian cuisine. “The Best New Indian Food” in NY. Corrected that.
The best Indian cuisine can be found in the hidden nooks and crannies of India. Period! The cuisine, according to this article, belongs to the Michelin guide, which has nothing to do with Indian cuisine. “The Best New Indian Food” in NY. Fixed this – AD (@ AD82954007) July 25, 2021
Another Indian Twitter user named Gaj Samant echoed the same saying –
I can tell you now that the best Indian food in the world is found on the streets of India. Not in New York, London or anywhere other than the streets of India. @Business who writes your articles? – G (@Gaj_Samant) July 24, 2021
A user named Vishweshwar Dev had a witty view of what foreigners believed to be Indian food. He pointed out their intolerance to Indian spices and their bland version of Indian cuisine.
Oh yes! Like that bland ‘colonial’ cuisine called JALFREZI that’s popular here in England. ????
Don’t be offended, but foreigners can’t even digest our spices, which makes your claim to the ‘best in the world’ 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 made up the world in the article.
Have you ever explored the possibility that the best Indian food is present in India.
Isn’t India 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 added.
I am willing to accept their request if they have actually researched 200 countries (including of course India) and then printed the news.
But having a sample data size of 2 countries is just classic Western hegemony. – Aniket Vinchurkar (@AniVinchurkar) July 25, 2021
Yet another user named Anurag Singh Rana hilariously responded under the Twitter feed of the business news portal:
It’s like saying that the best Mona Lisa is the replica hanging in my room and not the original. ???????? – Anurag Singh Rana ???????? (@anuragsinghrana) July 25, 2021
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