Man orders mild curry - is referred to as 'white PPL'

A man called Stuart Lynn ordered a mild venison curry from a local Indian restaurant, and on checking the receipt, found that it said "VERY MILD, WHITE PPL" on it.


Lynn, pride dented, was horrified, mainly at the thought that people were under the assumption that he couldn't handle spicy food.

white ppl

The Valentine Restaurant in West London, were adamant that this wasn't some kind of slur. The owner said: "Under white ppl, we don’t mean white people, but a white sauce made from milk, single cream, coconut milk and spices we add to our dishes when a curry is requested mild. “Ppl” means milk," they said.

Lynn wasn't having that. He said: "I was not happy at all – it said “white people” next to my curry. It implies we can’t deal with strong curries. I do like a hot curry sometimes. I just fancied a mild one for a change. I thought it was very rude of them. It was the first time I've been in there and I won’t be going back."

Of course, the response on social media has been a mixture of 'YOU MASSIVE WUSS - ORDERING A MILD CURRY!' and 'WELL, IF IT WAS THE OTHER WAY ROUND, THERE'D BE AN UPROAR'.

Valentine Restaurant apologised and said they'd change their labelling.


  • Dave
    As a white ppl, I'm not offended, I actually found it pretty funny.
  • Richard
    Wished they had something like that in one of the restaurants in Thailand as I had a green curry & every spoon I took I had to have a a lot of water.
  • DrJogalog
    Why as he offended? I assume he is white. Why doesn't matter? People moan at anything. Just fuck off lady!
  • Simon
    Lynn sounds like the sort of person who wears a cardigan and works for a local council in sort sort of non job
  • Amy
    White PPL curry recipe - it exists!
  • Euan
    Wouldn't be entirely surprising if the average white customer's idea of "very mild" was different to the average Indian customer's idea of "very mild".

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