merely preparing ready-to-eat food items in variety should not be the criteria of 'food capital' status. What is the surety that milk products and vegetables here do not have pesticides and toxic chemicals? Foods should be labelled with quality of source of raw materials. Delhi is most importantly pollution capital, most people know this..
All different parts of India - north, south, east, west - have their unique delicious specialties. Nobody can say one particular city or region has the best food. It will just be a biased opinion. This kind of article is demeaning to the rest of India. You could have shown this as the specialties of Delhi, but why to make it sound as if it is far better than any other place?
Food in each and every part of India is most delicious especially the local varieties along with some fusion of north south or desi foreign. Ahemdabad is also super duper when it comes to food and Banglore is no less....Chennai does not favour foreign but nothing beats them at local menu. Jaipur though offers limited choices but is superb with whatever local it offers and Amritsar just blows of your mind with local Punjabi dishes bes had during chilly winter gulped down with copious amount of drinks......Lucknow and Hyderabad are twins actually in terms of food but biggest of all is Mumbai it has everything somewhere in the huge city that each and every state of this country offers.
by Inzy Bhai on Mar 31, 2017 06:33 PM
What rubbish. I have been there & they serve the most delicious non veg dishes but maybe the meat being served affects your religious sentiments & is not to your liking if you are a non vegetarian. There is plenty of vegetarian stuff if you like the southern taste.
It is not a capital at all by any standards. What is the criteria for a food capital? Delhi has 1) so many unhygienic food joints 2) Strange claims of variety. An example is the sambhar they serve. It has nothing but some sort of cucumber or melon with tomatoes and a ton of tamarind in 1 litre of water ! 3) Even if you eat from a roadside eatery, the charge will be very high. 4) Most of the items we claim authentic & Indian are not Indian. The origin of a lot of Tandoori items, Samosa etc are still debatable.
If availability of all (even not all) is the criteria for a food capital, then maybe Delhi can claim it.
by Inzy Bhai on Apr 01, 2017 10:02 AM
Lack of hygiene is a problem throughout the country as Indian culture does not really consider it an essential part of life. That is why most places in India are dirty & people have no qualms living in squalid conditions. Hence this creeps into our food habits as well but I can say with some amount of certainty that wherever the Chxistian population is high there is a high degree of cleanliness borne out in Kerala, Goa & North East & other areas. Unfortunately the community with the least amount of hygiene is my own & I say this with a lot of sadness in my heart though the Hyndus are no better.