sábado, 5 de novembro de 2011

Comida indiana...

Last night we went for an Indian meal. In England the Indian cuisine is one of the most appreciated by the British people, they love Indian curries and so do I. After British food, I would say that the Indian cuisine is the most sought after, with Chinese and other Asian foods following the list here. I guess in Brazil Italian dishes are the most popular after the Brazilian ones.



Anyway, as a starter we had the famous popadom (the light crispy cracker) served with mango chutney, sliced onions, very spicy veggies and a delicious sweetish yogurt and lemon sauce.



For the main course we shared my favourite chicken tikka masala, a mouth watering dish (a combination of coconut cream, almonds, yogurt and loads of aromatic spices). We also had a dish of creamy king prawns in a beautiful sauce (but I cannot remember the name) and chicken bhuna (a mild chicken curry, tha only arrived to the table after I took the photo, but then we were already engrossed eating). All served with a portion of chips, pilau rice and garlic nan bread. I savoured it all with a great red wine, in my humble opinion a fabulous combination. What did you have for dinner last night?
 







PS. I forgot something important. Today is  Guy Fawkes Day and Bonfire Night in England. I'm copying my post from last year about it. So, who hasn't had the chance to see it and understand what this celebrations mean, there it goes:

In 1605 many English people were not very happy with their King and his government, so a man named Guy Fawkes with some other friends decided to blow up the Houses of Parliament and consequently kill the King. The conspirators had 36 barrels of gunpowder ready to be used, but it seems that some of Fawkes' friends started to have second thoughts about it, and somebody wrote a  letter trying to inform the King about what was going to happen. The warning letter helped the king and they caught Guy Fawkes in time, with all the gunpowder in the cellar and tortured and executed him afterwards. In order to celebrate the King's safety, many bonfires were lit that  night, and since then English people have bonfires and fireworks every 5th of November.



Interesting, isn't it? Years ago Guy Fawkes was called a mercenary, nowadays he would be a terrorist, and although the date is very important it's not a public holiday in England, everybody works as normal, and in the evening they go to some schools, fields, pubs, wherever people are celebrating to watch the fireworks and the bonfire.  Does it remind you of Tiradentes Day in Brazil? Tee hee.


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