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recognition when Britain’s foreign secretary Robin Cook referred to chicken tikka masala as a “true British national dish”, such is its popularity. And it’s certainly true to label the Balti as a British dish – rather than Bangalore, its origins are in Birmingham.

Aunt Sally's Kitchen based in the Mid Kent Shopping Centre in Allington is a family run business and they strive to offer you a friendly, clean and comfortable environment, in which you can enjoy high quality homemade food from locally sourced ingredients from local farms and producers. They aim to give you a wide variety of choice, and offer an extensive menu including breakfasts, main meals, light bites and also have a specials board. You can also park in the shopping centre free of charge. They are also supporting


world’s biggest coffee morning on Friday 29th September.

In many ways, what we would view as Chinese, Indian or Thai dishes differ greatly from what is served overseas – you certainly will find it tough to get a British-style Chinese meal in Beijing – but British interpretations are winning fans and awards up and down the country. But what is it we love so much? Set foot in a curry house and your options are endless – upwards of 50 dishes, taking in all ranges of spicing and cooking methods. And that’s without the sides. Equally, you only have to glance at a Chinese menu to see that it’s the same there – from sweet and sour to black bean sauce via untold other options. For a country associated so much with meat and two veg, the wide variety of pan-Asian cuisine is a sensation because there’s always something to take your fancy.

*Source: The Oriental Food Report asked more than 3,000 consumers to quantify the growing influence of Chinese and south- east Asian cuisines in the UK.

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Asian food is eaten three out of seven nights of the week in the UK. Our taste for curry contributes more than £5bn to the British economy. Migrant Dean Mahomed opened Britain’s first restaurant dedicated purely to Indian cuisine in London in 1809. Prior to that, curry was served in coffee shops to satisfy the hunger of returning ex-pats from the Colonies. The word curry comes from the Tamil word kari, or spiced sauce, which was originally a thin, soup-like, spiced dressing served in southern India.

29th September

30% donated from sales of coffee and cakes

AGRA is the go-to Indian/Pakistani restaurant in Snodland. Along with its authentic Asian cuisine and friendly atmosphere, the Holborough Road venue also offers takeway meals for collection and delivery for those who want to enjoy the Agra’s taste tingling spiced dishes. Whether you are dining as a couple or with a group of friends, Agra has something to offer all tastebuds and ages.

It offers a warm welcome to all, making it in an ideal place to take the children for a family occasion. The restaurant takes bookings and has easy on- street parking. It also provides a catering service.

Indian Restaurant & Takeaway

 Air Conditioned  Fully Licenced

 Seating for 60 people


5.30pm – 11pm Sunday – Thursday 5.30pm – 11.30pm Friday and Saturday


01634 244252 01634 243320 16, Holborough Road, Snodland ME6 5NJ

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Family run café

Full range of breakfasts, light lunches, home cooked hot meals, homemade cakes, snacks and much more.

Mid Kent Shopping Centre, Allington

Free Wifi • Take-away service available • Outside catering Tel: 01622 297271

• Free parking

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