Nancy Andrews from Leeds, England, is a Chinese Restaurant owner, who recently completed writing a book on the history of Chinese food in India. She named the book – ‘Hindu Kings, Arab Invaders and Chinese Delicacies’. She sent me a free copy on a special request.
Nancy writes in her book that one of the famous Indian Hindu Kings of al times – Chandragupta Vikramaditya used to delight in eating Chinese styled egg tarts, a recipe his personal chefs learnt from the Chinese traders. She adds that the near and dead Hindu Brahmins of the King did a great job in hiding this fact from the Indian Hindu public and successfully maintained the false claim and notion that Chandragupta Vikramaditya was a vegetarian who didn’t eat eggs or meat but they couldn’t hide the truth for very long just like Nancy couldn’t hide her craze for horse racing betting sites for too long.
Nancy writes in her book that the Mahmud of Ghazni – the first independent ruler of the Turkic dynasty of Ghaznavids was crazy for Braised Chicken Feet to an extent of keeping some with him all the time. Nancy further claims that Mahmud of Ghazni’s personal chefs were recruited on the basis of how well they could cook the same.
Nancy writes in her book that the Indian King Kumara Gupta – I and his most beloved wife – Anantadevi used to delight in eating Steamed Sticky Rice all the time; The couple would sometimes do nothing else in the night while sleeping together but just eat Steamy Sticky Rice till their tummies till it felt like it were going to blast and then sleep.