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Thaikhun Cooking Classes

9th March 2022 Family-owned Thai restaurant in Manchester has re-launched its live cookery masterclasses for participants to learn how to cook their favourite Thai dishes. The cookery masterclasses¸ which will be located within the main area of the restaurant, will bring guests together to learn how to cook authentic Thai dishes. Running every Sunday, the …

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National Laverbread Day

4th March 2022 The Pembrokeshire Beach Food Company has declared 14th April as National Laverbread Day, a new national day dedicated to the joys of laverbread – a traditional Welsh seaweed delicacy. Laverbread is the cooked version of ‘laver’ – porphyra seaweed – a diaphanous red algae found abundantly along Wales’ rocky coastline. Cooked for …

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Bombay Delight Wimbledon

2nd March 2022 London-based chef Ajay Chaurasia has opening a second Indian restaurant in the capital. Chaurasia has teamed up business partner Ram Singh to launch Bombay Delight in Wimbledon. The Broadway venue seats up to 120 covers and have a bar area and large private dining room. The menu features a number of lesser-known, …

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Wong Kar

1st March 2022 Madina Kazhimova and Anna Dolgushina, who operate the Asian restaurant Wong Kar Wine in St Petersburg Russia, expect to make their UK restaurant debut this spring. The pair are set to open Firebird in Poland Street in Soho, which used to house Mexican restaurant Corazon before it closed last year. Firebird will …

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Indian Next Door

28th February 2022. The Indians Next Door, which has been selling Kenyan-Indian street food at markets across London for a decade, has opened a first bricks-and-mortar site. Its Spitalfields “somasa and bhaji house” in Lamb Street, offering recipes dating to those served up by its ancestors in 1920s Gujarat. Its food is also available through …

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Asian & Oriental Chef Awards

28th February 2022 Chef Ashwani Kumar of the Mango Lounge in Windsor has scooped the top award at this year’s Asian & Oriental Chef Awards. Open to professional chefs across all Asian and Oriental cuisines, nominations were invited from members of the public, restaurant critics, food journalists and bloggers. Contestants were required to prepare a …

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Potyo Launch

11th February 2022 Jason Almeida, former ops director at Thai Leisure Group, has launched Potyo, based on coastal Indian cuisine. Almeida, who was previously commercial director at Red’s True Barbecue and had roles at Loch Fyne Restaurants, Allied London and the Al Shaya group in the Middle East, has launched the new venture with his …

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