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    Does it feel less authentic if you are served by a non indian/asian - i.e a white person ?

    Same goes for Chinese I spose.. I wouldn;t say Italian though as every restaurant I have been to that serves Italian foods seems to be mainly staffed by english/white peopel rather than actual italian people.
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    Yeah. I love all the culture surrounding foods, so for me, part of the experience of any foreign meal is to be served by the people of that country, or their descendants.
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    No, it doesnt feel authentic to begin with.
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    I agree - I find Indian restaurants are the one place where equality in employment (regarding race) pretty much goes out of the window - usually because indian restaurents are often staffed by friends/families of the owners from my experience.

    Always cracks me up when I see a token white person at one of them!
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    (Original post by SoundDevastation)
    No, it doesnt feel authentic to begin with.
    Then your vote is kind of irrelevant to this poll :rolleyes:
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    no.. my answer of No (it does not make it less authentic) is valid..
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    Its annoying that most 'Indian' restaurants are infact run by Bangladeshi's
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    I don't even bother to notice; if there's food around I'm usually going to be too preoccupied with that to think about people. In any case, if you're looking for really authentic Indian food, go to India; I can't imagine visiting any Indian restaurant in the UK - no matter how hard they try with the atmosphere - feeling like an authentic Indian dining experience.
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    Not bothered. Indian food is my favourite so I'm looking at my plate, not the staff waiting-on
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    Of course. It's part of the atmosphere!
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    (Original post by Clubber Lang)
    I agree - I find Indian restaurants are the one place where equality in employment (regarding race) pretty much goes out of the window - usually because indian restaurents are often staffed by friends/families of the owners from my experience.

    Always cracks me up when I see a token white person at one of them!
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    No, in the same way I don't expect a local Italian to be staffed entirely with Italians, a Turkish place staffed by Turks, or a French Restaurant staffed by French.

    It also depends what you mean by "authentic" - as other people have said, it's never going to be the same as going to the actual country.
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    As long as the food's authentic, I don't care who I'm served by.
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    Im white, and work in a chinese restaurant.
    I hate to think that people would dislike it becasue Im not chinese. I know what I'm doing as far as serving is concerned, and the food is great. So I odnt see why epople wouldnt like it
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    (Original post by Poica)
    No, in the same way I don't expect a local Italian to be staffed entirely with Italians, a Turkish place staffed by Turks, or a French Restaurant staffed by French.

    It also depends what you mean by "authentic" - as other people have said, it's never going to be the same as going to the actual country.
    a chippy staffed by whites?
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    I'd rather be eating food cooked by an Indian chef. The waiter is a FPC (a ******* plate carrier, as I used to call myself when I waitrssed). It makes no difference to the taste of the food.
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    I've never been to a restaurant for an indian, only ever had a take-away curry delivered to the door and I couldn't really care less what the delivery person looked like lol so I chose no.
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    I'd rather my pizza wasn't delivered by a stoned hippy but what can you do?
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    no
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    Absolutely not. I have two friends with Irish Australian backgrounds, who work at Chinese and Indian restaurants and they love it, say it's great fun. Also in first year I had a part-time job as a kitchen hand at an Ethiopian cuisine (but that was for another reason, they paid cash in hand = no having to tell social secuity ). Winners all round :cool:

    *Kids don't follow my example* x
 
 
 
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