Sabir Karim of Namaaste Kitchen walks away with two awards: Chef of the Year and Best South Asian restaurant 2014
Last night at a glittering London ceremony marking the Asian Curry Awards 2014, chef Sabir Karim of Namaaste Kitchen walked away with two awards: Chef of the Year and Best South Asian restaurant 2014 – his third consecutive win in three years.
Presumably, the next obvious accolade for Karim would be a Michelin Star?
The Asian Curry Awards were held at at the London Hilton in Mayfair and presented by Lukwesa Burakwill from Sky News. Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg gave a heartfelt speech of thanks to the Asian community in Britain noting their work ethic and huge contribution to the economy.
Namaaste Kitchen in Camden creates inventive South Asian recipes the likes of which sometimes include local British ingredients, such as Dorset crab in the Mangalore Crab dish, and more often are evocative of exotic and faraway lands such as the Wild Rabbit Leg Achari cooked in pickling spices and aubergine compote and described on the menu as the type of dish that would be cooked on a 'shikaar' for Rajput Princes on a hunting expedition with their entourage. Rajasthan Laal Maas is very spicy lamb with roasted red chillies allegedly from the land of Forts and Palaces.