Engaging young people in exploring, recording and celebrating South Asian heritage and culture in Bradford.
Thursday 4 July 2013
Oldest Asian restaurant in Bradford? The Karachi!
Another heartfelt story is that of the reknowned “Karachi”
Mr. M. Rafaqat (pictured here) remembers how his grandfather
originally brought his culinary skills to the UK as a military chef in 1945.
Establishing the Karachi in 1962, the Karachi may be the oldest existing Asian
restaurant in Bradford - and one of the earliest in the UK. To quote the award
winning chef Rick Stein, who is a passionate advocate of Asian cuisine and a
great fan of the Karachi, “The food here is uncompromising; it doesn't tailor
itself to western tastes.” Long may it continue!!!