On Sunday, a tweet by a US man paved the way for the never-ending debate on Twitter about how delectable our desi food is.
Well, a US professor and academic specialist on international affairs, Tom Nichols, came across a tweet that asked people to share their “most controversial food opinion”.
In response to that, he wrote, “Indian food is terrible and we pretend it isn't.''
Little did professor know that his unabashed tweet about his dislike for Indian food will garner a flood of angry comments, and sarcastic replies from desi food connoisseurs.
Indian food is terrible and we pretend it isn't. https://t.co/NGOUtRUCUN— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) November 23, 2019
People on Twitter are now telling this Prof. that he is wrong, and interestingly, it's not just desi people on the internet but fans of Indian cuisine from across the globe stand in solidarity to tell this man, “You are wrong!”
I agree if you have grown up in a universe of cornflakes for breakfast, bland meat with a few veggies thrown in for lunch and dinner, & an occasional tasteless pizza; with salt n pepper being the only notable 'spices'.— Halwa-e-Hind (@e_halwa) November 24, 2019
My like of your reply is the universal answer tho. No one else like this reply. pic.twitter.com/cg91Y67yu9— The Dandalorian™ï¸ (@dandeckr) November 23, 2019
To honour your perception, please refer to the image and continue to eat whatever you have been eating till now.
PS: Try having an Indian friend who could invite you over for dinner and taste the 'authentic' Indian food (not that stupid cheese naan and butter chicken) pic.twitter.com/M3Vd9QsFp0
Honestly I could eat for the rest of my life. You must be used to undercooked boiled chicken.
Have you not tried the lunch buffet? So many delish choices! And the Nan bread...omg! I took a Peruvian friend to an Indian buffet, in Munich. He went back for thirds. Lol! ð pic.twitter.com/lQZk8hiih6— ððð½ðChristine (@MindFeast622) November 24, 2019
Don't know what he had...but for certain he will miss some of the best cuisine in the worlds. But then your buds have to also evolve beyond fish and chips. pic.twitter.com/M6M5QNNAwH— Harbans Singh Jai Shri Ram (@brfharbans) November 24, 2019
Some people are so mistaken and pretend they aren't.— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) November 24, 2019
In response to the controversial tweet, one user wrote, "You have possibly never tasted such a spectrum of taste, aromas & spices in the US. Invite you to india to be our guest,” (sic).
However, the Prof. later claimed that he had only tried Indian food from the restaurants in the UK and US. Wait, does that even count?
I am sure I will have a delightful time, but I am less sure that my aging palate can change its mind. With that said, the only Indian food I've ever had is in restaurants in the US and UK.— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) November 24, 2019
Unfazed by the criticism, Nichols stood strong in his ground and in one of his follow-up tweets, he wrote, “The only two foods that I don't eat: Ethiopian and Indian. I'm pretty open about the rest of it.”
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