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Chef crowned Brick Lane's Curry King

PUBLISHED: 19:00 25 September 2009 | UPDATED: 14:56 05 October 2010

A curry dish is held up in front of a sign on Brick Lane in London, on September 23, 2009. The annual Brick Lane Curry Festival was launched Wednesday with chefs competing for the title of The Chef of the Year after facing a judging panel of tasters. AFP PHOTO/Carl de Souza (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)

A curry dish is held up in front of a sign on Brick Lane in London, on September 23, 2009. The annual Brick Lane Curry Festival was launched Wednesday with chefs competing for the title of The Chef of the Year after facing a judging panel of tasters. AFP PHOTO/Carl de Souza (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)

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CROWDS thronged to Brick Lane on Wednesday as celebrity judges crowned one chef the capital s Curry King . Amir Uddin of Eastern Eye Balti House was named Curry Chef of the Year by celebrity chef Andy Varma and Goodness Gracious Me and EastEnders actress

CROWDS thronged to Brick Lane on Wednesday as celebrity judges crowned one chef the capital's 'Curry King'.

Amir Uddin of Eastern Eye Balti House was named Curry Chef of the Year by celebrity chef Andy Varma and Goodness Gracious Me and EastEnders actress Nina Wadia at the launch of the Brick Lane Curry Festival.

The competition kick started the two week festival which will see restaurants serve up traditional Bengali cuisine and lay on entertainment for the thousands of visitors expected to flock to London's curry mile.


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