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TOP CHEF SERVES UP A NEW DINING EXPERIENCE By Kathleen Moore, Hexham Courant

TRANSFIXED by the bright drifts of aromatic spices that infused the busy restaurant kitchen, Khaled Miah’s passion for food was ingrained from an early age. Khaled Miah who runs fine-dining Indian restaurant Zyka. Inspired by the sights and smells of the kitchen as a child, Khaled always knew that he would grow up to be a chef...

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LIVING NORTH RESTAURANT REVIEW Living North

This recent addition to the Tynedale culinary scene is bringing sophistication and the kind of Indian dining a lot of us have been waiting for ‘The food is sumptuous – delicate flavours, succulent textures, aromatic spices, classic old favourites refashioned with new complementary twists’. If your idea of Indian cuisine extends no further than a Cobra and a curry then Zyka might be a step too far...

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THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO RESTAURANTS, GASTROPUBS AND CAFÉS The Secret Diner

There are several Indian restaurants in Hexham’s Priestpopple. I’m using Indian in the loosest sense, of course, because 80% of British curry houses are actually Bangladeshi. We should be extremely grateful to the nation of Bangladesh for giving us our national curry craving. Except that, of course, to describe any dish as ‘curry’ is pretty meaningless: the word on its own gives no indication of a dish’s origin, taste or recipe...

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HOT SHOT! The Journal

Curry chef Khaled Miah beat off some red hot competition to win the chance to prepare a feast for the Bangladesh cricket team on their trip North...

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