Thanks for your review and feedback. I do hope I can address some of the points you raised. Firstly the aim of this tour is to allow you to experience authentic food from the Indian subcontinent in this diverse thriving part of London. These foods include the delights of the region's lentils, pulses and street snacks and are a part of the cuisine we aim to highlight, so why you have negative views on this part of the cuisine is unclear to me and is inconsistent to what we are trying to showcase. From your response, it seems that you expected to eat what you normally order and get at your normal high-street Indian restaurant; however, again, the whole idea of this tour is to educate and present the wide variety of food that Indian cuisine offers. This tour does include chicken and lamb curries and grilled meat delights, so I am confused as to why you believe these were absent.
Our guides are selected based on their ability to show great people skills and have a true passion for what they do. Your guide on this tour is no exception and has generated a huge amount of 5-star reviews in his time with us. We are sorry if you had any issues with his personal opinions or felt he talked about the spices and culture too much. Our clients highly value this information, which is a huge reason for them selecting our tours. We are sorry to hear you felt otherwise. As for touching the food, it sounds like you are referring to the spice box we showcase to learn about spices. In this demonstration, the spices are passed around so you can feel, touch and smell them, but they are not part of the foods we serve. The spice box is only used for the tour and not in anything we eat. Everything we serve is never handled by our hands and is served in main dishes for people to access.
Finally, your point on paying $25 to go to an Indian restaurant and eat well is almost the entire opposite of what we set out to do. Our tours help serve up a large variety of food from a range of interesting venues, providing a social, cultural and even mildly theatrical experience by which at the end of the tour, our aim is that you have fun, eat very well and have gone away with a memory of a lifetime. We are sorry that these elements we offer are very different from what you had wanted; we believe this is well represented in our product descriptions.
If you wish to discuss this further, please email us at email@example.com. Thank you, and we hope to welcome you back to one of our 60+ Secret Food Tours Worldwide.