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From sushi to street food: It’s all in the hand

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Mar 31, 2019 12:19 AM IST

A French restaurant is a military machine. The Asian way is to trust the chef’s hand

In common with nearly everyone else, there are times when I like to go to a great formal restaurant. I like the idea of being pampered, of solicitous service, of a sommelier who can surprise you with his recommendations, and of waiters who anticipate your every need.

The flavour of bhelpuri on the street is vastly superior to that of chicken tikka(iStock)
The flavour of bhelpuri on the street is vastly superior to that of chicken tikka(iStock)
Street food lets you deal with people who actually create the food, the guys who work with their hands, not the big name chefs
Dahi batata puri is another delicious street food dish in India (Shutterstock)
Dahi batata puri is another delicious street food dish in India (Shutterstock)
The sight of the tikki sizzling on the giant tawa till it’s crisp enough is an experience in itself (iStock)
The sight of the tikki sizzling on the giant tawa till it’s crisp enough is an experience in itself (iStock)
In Japan, sushi is made in front of the guests, making the experience of watching the chef a delight (Alamy Stock Photo)
In Japan, sushi is made in front of the guests, making the experience of watching the chef a delight (Alamy Stock Photo)
An example of breaking walls between the kitchen and the guest is counter-seating at Spanish tapas places (Alamy Stock Photo)
An example of breaking walls between the kitchen and the guest is counter-seating at Spanish tapas places (Alamy Stock Photo)
A kebab cooked over a skewer on the streets of Lucknow (Shutterstock)
A kebab cooked over a skewer on the streets of Lucknow (Shutterstock)
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