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Northampton celebrates world’s tallest poppadom tower

by | 13th, October 2012

LOCAL news: The Tamarind Restaurant, Wellingborough Road, Northampton, has constructed the world’s tallest poppadom tower. The tower stands 5ft 8in monstertall. It features 1,280 poppadoms.

Says Tamarind owner Tipu Rahman:

“I am very proud. It was hard work and took a lot of practice but we did it. It’s brilliant for the curry industry in Northampton and really puts us on the map. It took a lot of teamwork and there were a few nervy moments but I was always confident. We had practised hard.”

Mayor of Northampton Roger Conroy who was there whn teh last poppadom was added, tells the Northampton Chronicle:

“It’s brilliant, an absolutely magnificent achievement for both Tipu and for Northampton.”

Maybe the best ever…

Note: Is it all about the height of the poppadom?

In 2004: “Matt Robinson at Twickenham Tandoori was the Poppadum King in 2004 and the first holder of the World Poppadom Tower record with a massive 152 crispy nibbles to claim the current static and moveable record.”

In 2007: “Poppadom Express, Indian Restaurant in Southampton, created a static tower of 230 poppadoms smashing the previous Poppadom Tower world record of 160 created in 2006.”

In 2008: “The team at the Jali Restaurant at the Carlton Best Western Hotel, Blackpool smashed the Static World Record with 282 and Moveable World Record with 230.”

In 2009: “The team obliterated the restaurant’s record of 230, a national record in 2007, as well as the current UK record of 282 by piling up a whopping 450 poppadoms into a static tower.”

In 2012: “Held at the Poppadom Restaurant in Brick Lane, Shamin Ali attempted to break the Guinness World Record which was held by the Indian Ocean Restaurant in Ashton-Under-Lyne, with 1,075 poppadoms measuring 1.57 metres in height.”

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