Organisers of the Asian Curry Awards, dubbed the Curry Oscars, have revealed this year’s shortlist which includes three East Lancashire restaurants.

The list of 200-plus venues across the country will now be whittled down to the top hundred by online votes from members of the spice loving public, who will decide the eventual finalists.

MyLahore in Blackburn, which opened in August last year, has been shortlisted as well as Kashmir Restaurant, Rawtenstall which opened in January last year and Kebabish in Whalley New Road, Blackburn.

These will be then assessed by a panel of judges from the Asian Catering Federation (ACF), who will determine category winners. 

Judges from the Asian Catering Federation (ACF), which organises the event, are currently visiting the candidates to determine the overall category winners.

The victors will be revealed at a glittering gala dinner and presentation ceremony, hosted by BBC news anchor Samantha Simmonds,  being held at the Grosvenor House in London on Sunday, November 19.

The Asian Curry Awards cover the complete range of Asian and Oriental cuisines: Bangladeshi, Burmese, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani, Singaporean, Sri Lankan, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese.

ACF Chairman Yawar Khan said: “We’re seeing some remarkable innovation by pioneering restaurateurs, adapting to challenging trading conditions and more sophisticated customer preferences.

“Afternoon chai, weekend brunch, more use of quality local produce – especially seafood and game, are now being widely served.”

You can vote for your favourite here.