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Fun Friday Food Facts, Vol. 28

29th Jul 2022 - 06:00
The 2022 Commonwealth Games has started in Birmingham and so we have curated a collection of relevant food facts here for your delectation.
  • The popular Indian restaurant menu item the balti was created in Birmingham in the 1970s. Balti is the Urdu word for bucket.
  • Free drinking water will be available at water bars provided by Severn Trent Water to reduce single use plastic waste.
  • There are more than 2,200 restaurants in and around Birmingham, 11 of which hold Michelin stars.
  • The Malaysian Delight restaurant in Birmingham’s Chinatown is offering free meals to members of the Malaysian team throughout the games.
  • Cadbury chocolate, HP sauce and Typhoo tea are all from Birmingham.
  • The athletes village for the Games is equipped with food stations dedicated to: pasta, eggs, rice, live grill, bread, yoghurt, fruit, cereal and international breakfast among others.
Written by
David Foad