Chai Pani in North Carolina was awarded the 2022 James Beard Award for the Most Outstanding Restaurant in the USA. Helmed by Mehrwan Irani, the founder and head chef, this restaurant is known for serving delicious Indian street food in its most authentic manner. Slowly but surely, Chai Pani won the hearts of Americans. And now, popular Youtuber Karl Rock has reviewed Chai Pani. Here’s what he thinks about it.
Karl Rock Reviews USA’s Most Outstanding Restaurant Chai Pani
Youtuber Karl Rock aka Karl Rice, originally from New Zealand, visited Chai Pani in the USA. Touted to be the best Indian restaurant in the States, Chai Pani has left foodies salivating with its fine platter of Indian street foods. The Youtuber first tried street food from Mumbai before flying to the USA to check out Chai Pani. He wanted to review the restaurant for its authentic street food.
Does Chai Pani Serve Authentic Indian Food?
At Chai Pani, Karl Rock sampled an array of dishes like their bhel puri, vada pav, aloo tikki chaat, sev batata puri and more. He washed the dishes down with refreshing mango lassi and a hot cup of chai. When asked by a customer if he finds the food authentic to Indian street food, here’s what Karl Rock said. He revealed that the food at Chai Pani is 70 per cent authentic. But the spice mixtures were different from the ones used in India.
Nevertheless, Karl Rock enjoyed his dining experience at Chai Pani. He liked how Westerners, like him, could try a wide variety of rare Indian dishes ranging from kheema pav to robust Indian chaats —which are hard to find in the USA. So, foodies, are you planning to visit Chai Pani on your next trip to the USA?
News Source: NDTV
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