A takeaway has reached the regional finals of a national competition after being nominated by the town’s MP.
Matthew Hancock MP nominated Haverhill Tandoori for the Tiffin Cup, and last Friday (September 6) visited the Queen Street takeaway to present a chef’s jacket to head chef Abdul Hai.
The Conservative West Suffol MP said of the takeaway: “It was great to present the Haverhill Tandoori with their chef’s jacket after they reached the regional finals of the Tiffin Cup.
“The owner Mukul Hoque and head chef Abdul Hai were both very generous and I can see why it was voted the best takeaway in Haverhill.
“I’m sure I will be back.”
The Tiffin Cup is an annual competition run by the Tiffin Club to find the best South Asian restaurant in the country.
Nominees are selected by their constituency and then put forward by their local MPs.
One restaurant from every region is then shortlisted and invited to participate in the grand final cook-off event held in the House of Commons, as judged by MPs and guest celebrities, with the proceeds going to a selected charity.
This year’s competition includes celebrity chef Ainsley Harriet as the chair of the judging panel.
The name tiffin is given to the containers that transported light meals.
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