Stoke Newington restaurants win accolades at Asian Curry Awards 2013

Oishiii staff with their award

Oishiii staff with their award - Credit: Archant

Two Stoke Newington restaurants have scooped awards for serving up the best Asian curries.

Yum Yum chef Team Wantavee

Yum Yum chef Team Wantavee - Credit: Archant

Oishiii in Church Street won the accolade of best Japanese at this year’s Asian Curry Awards, while Team Wantavee, executive chef at Yum Yum in the High Street, was handed an outstanding achievement award in a cooking competition between over 200 other restaurant chefs.

Over 1,000 leading Asian restaurateurs, VIPs and embassy dignitaries gathered for the glittering gala dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel to honour the winners last Sunday.

The evening was hosted by Sky TV’s Lukwesa Burak with Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy PM Nick Clegg both delivering messages of support by video link.

A spokesman for both restaurants, which are owned by entrepreneur Atique Choudhury, said: “People have a notion that Asian Curry awards is only for Indian restaurants, but it’s also for the Thai curry.

“This achievement is very vital to the Asian cuisine scene.”