Ambassador of Japan to India, Hiroshi Suzuki, recently graced Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow with his presence. During his visit, he engaged in various activities, including a meeting with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, where they discussed the promising India-Japan partnership. Suzuki also took the opportunity to immerse himself in the city’s rich history, exploring iconic landmarks such as Bara Imambara and The Residency. Amid these diplomatic and cultural endeavours, he found time to savour the flavours of Indian cuisine and declared Lucknow’s biryani as the finest he had ever tasted.
“Lucknowi biryani for two days in a row! Simply the best biryani I’ve ever had!” wrote Hiroshi Suzuki on X. Alongside, he shared a video of a restaurant staff presenting the dish to him and a picture of himself relishing it.
The post was shared a day ago on Instagram. It has since been viewed over 2.3 lakh times and accumulated numerous likes and comments.
“Do try both Hyderabadi and Bengali biryani as well. Then say which is the best,” posted an individual.
“Do try biryani from Kerala as well (esp. Malabar side). It’s a different treat than other versions,” expressed a third.
A fourth wrote, “Hiroshi san, you’ve inadvertently entered into a hotbed of controversy. India has 4-5 distinct varieties of biryani and all feel their version is better. P.s.: Kolkata style is best.”
“Biryani with raita is the best combination,” shared a fifth.