Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Chicken Tikka Masala

As a lover of Indian cuisine, I am delighted that chicken tikka masala (left) has topped the chart of UK’s favorite dish for over a decade. Now it seems that the reign of this particular dish – popular in Indian restaurants – is over. It dropped to fourteenth place in the latest YouGov survey marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of BBC’s ‘Good Food’ show.

The Sunday roast, a traditional British lunch time treat, came out as No. 1 after being voted by 43 percent of Brits as their ultimate comfort food followed by the classic steak and chips at 35 percent. 

Another English tea-time favorite, scones with jam and cream, and apple crumble came in at third and fourth place in the poll. 

Pizza, classic lasagne and spaghetti bolognese were also more popular. And chocolate brownie, strawberry cheesecake and Victoria sponge completed the top 10 list. 

I don’t care if chicken tikka masala is no longer that popular. As far as I am concerned, I shall always be in love with Indian curries! 

Yesterday, I was at Level 6 in Uptown 1 in Damansara Utama to attend the Phoenix Toastmasters meeting which also served as a demo meeting for staffers of Persistent Systems Malaysia Sdn Bhd. 

I was an Evaluator for a Phoenix Toastmaster who delivered her CC speech #4 and I was among a triumvirate of talented DTMs (Distinguished Toastmasters). Toastmasters will surely know that Johnson Yik and Robert Ram are formidable evaluators. And it gave me a measure of some satisfaction that I was voted Best Evaluator. A good meeting overall and my only complaint is the poor time management. 


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