Restaurant aim to serve up tasty new treats

Kowsar Choudhury, left, at the launch of South Tyneside Restaurant Week.
Kowsar Choudhury, left, at the launch of South Tyneside Restaurant Week.
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A unique array of Indian dishes could be making their North East debut at a new food event.

South Tyneside Restaurant Week, organised by South Tyneside Council, runs for the first time from October.

We hope, that by offering something different, diners will have the opportunity to try more elements of Indian cuisine and to expand their tastebuds beyond what is usually available.

Kowsar Choudhury

To celebrate the initiative, which involves eateries across the borough, Radhuni at Ocean Road, South Shields will be serving six authentic Indian dishes.

Owner Kowsar Choudhury believes they have never previously been offered in the North East.

They include samosas stuffed with sardines and spices, a traditional fish curry which is popular in Bangladesh and a unique twist on the popular chicken Korma.

He said: “We hope, that by offering something different, diners will have the opportunity to try more elements of Indian cuisine and to expand their tastebuds beyond what is usually available.”

Dozens of restaurants, including venues in Boldon, Hebburn, Jarrow and South Shields are taking part in the festival from October 3 to 10.

Coun Alan Kerr, deputy leader of South Tyneside Council, with responsibility for culture and leisure, said: “I am sure our visitors will have a wonderful time trying out their new dishes, as well as the wide array of other cuisines that will be offered elsewhere.”

For more information, visit www.visitsouthtyneside.co.uk, search South Tyneside Events on Facebook, or follow STynesideEvents on Twitter. Restaurants wanting to sign up should contact South Tyneside Council on 0191 4247971. Details are also available by calling the South Tyneside Visitor Information Centre on 0191 4247788.