Actor Kal Penn has said that he is hesitant to eating at Indian restaurants. The Indian-origin actor, known for his Harold & Kumar movies, was speaking to Lilly Singh on her talk show.
He said, "It's very simple, our people lie." He added that because he has a nut allergy, he informs the staff at every restaurant to ensure that his food doesn't contain nuts. "Often times, I'll order Indian food or I'll go in and talk to the uncle and tell him 'look, I'm allergic to cashews, almonds, pistachios' and I'll say it in three languages and they'll go 'yeah, yeah, there's none of that here'".
He continued, "I'll ask them, 'can you please go check with the chef' and they say "I'm the chef'". So, Kal said, the food will come out and he'll take one bite and immediately start choking. He'd ask the uncle what's in the food, and they'd say the dal has lentils, onions, cashews, tomatoes... "No! Go back! Before the tomatoes. Cashews?" Kal said. "Yeah, but it's in the paste,".