Abdul Salam came to the United Kingdom with little or no family. He got appointed as a kitchen assistant learning from the ground up.
Engaging in the art of cooking. As he watched the blend of spices being made, it was like seeing Picasso at work.
The colourful and creative interaction with the spices was art to him. He found a way to express his creative ability. Abdul found his passion. It was a chance for a young man to utilise his exuberant ability. Challenging an approach and questioning each every item to create truly indulgent dishes
It was not until Abdul established the Eastern Eye restaurant in 1987, where he could create his own inspired dishes.
Abdul Salam won Best Chef in Bangladeshi Cuisine 98/99.
In 2005 he set the Guinness world record for the worlds largest curry, at 10.3 tonnes.
What it was to be in a creative environment. It was home. Abdul Has truly evolved Indian and Bangladeshi food
From working in the curry houses on Edgware road to Brighton and finally Lichfield Abdul brings his truly magical dishes to you at the Eastern Eye.