The United States has no shortage of Indian restaurants that are often promoted by desi vloggers. But it’s something to see popular American vloggers striving to not only appreciate our food, but the country’s culture as well. American YouTuber Xiaoma took it a step further by engaging in conversation with some of these restaurateurs in Telugu – a gesture that impressed them so much that Xioama received tons of free food in return.
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His restaurant tour in Jersey started with a restaurant called Pariwaar Delights, where he orders Irani Chai in Telugu. Irani Chai is a popular Hyderabadi tea preparation made from tea leaves, fresh cream and spices like star anise, cardamom, whole black peppercorns and sugar. When he places his order in broken Telugu, he is greeted with a smiley response and also complimented for his attempt.
After that, he heads to a restaurant named Hyderabad House, where he orders Mutton Biryani in Telugu and finds it absolutely “phenomenal”. In addition to that, he also gets “free chai” for speaking in Indian language. Next, at Sapthagiri Taste of India, he gets uttapam and mango lassi after flaunting his Telugu at the counter, which was a pleasant surprise for those at the counter. The free food trail doesn’t end there. At his next restaurant, Golconda Chimney, he gets more free food after initially being offered a discount. The person at the counter, originally from Hyderabad, was very impressed with how Xiaoma learned Telugu online. The vlogger told him that he had never been to India, but would like to go there soon.
After getting free rasmalai, Xiaoma confesses that he had received too much “free food” for the day, which he made up for by leaving large tips at the restaurant.
This is not the first time YouTuber has eaten free food after learning the Indian language. Xiaoma, who confessed to being a fan of Indian languages, learned Tamil and went to Tamil restaurants in New York. He said he was fascinated by the language after learning that it was one of the oldest languages in the world.