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Sunday (pub?) meal & Indian dinner help

hahaha

Dec 18, 2014
howler in U.K./Ireland

Sunday (pub?) meal & Indian dinner help

its not architecturally inspiring but there's nothing in the least bit scary about it - for goodbess sakes, its a stones throw from tony blairs residence

Dec 18, 2014
howler in U.K./Ireland

Sunday (pub?) meal & Indian dinner help

whats dodgy looking about it?!

Dec 18, 2014
howler in U.K./Ireland

Sunday (pub?) meal & Indian dinner help

no nothing dodgy at all about the neighborhood. somewhat upscale in fact.

Dec 17, 2014
howler in U.K./Ireland

Sunday (pub?) meal & Indian dinner help

if you are willing to consider something else besides indian for mondays dinner, try the heron - very good thai and very close to you on norfolk crescent.

Dec 17, 2014
howler in U.K./Ireland

channa masala recipe?

Try this one - it's a bit more complex, and there are some simpler ones referenced below the main recipe

http://showmethecurry.com/curries/cha...

The ladies of 'show me the curry' also have some charming videos on you tube, well worth checking out.

Enjoy!

Oct 28, 2014
howler in General Topics

Puliyogare - To be found in London?

klyeoh - you are going to beat me handily for eating broadly in india! pondicherry one day, madras the other - well done!

Oct 27, 2014
howler in U.K./Ireland
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Delicious dosa and Chettinad game curries at Anjappar in EastHam

well discovered!

Sep 23, 2014
howler in U.K./Ireland

Ba Shu (former Local Friends), Bethnal Green

Was there a local friends in Bethnal green?! The one in golders green was the scene of a memorable chowdown once.

Aug 13, 2014
howler in U.K./Ireland

[Cheadle, Greater Manchester] Aamchi Mumbai

Aamchi (our) Mumbai sounds terrific! By the way, you nailed the vada pav- it's exactly as you describe, and does need generous chutney to fulfill its potential. Make sure you try pav bhaji, our 3am food.

My other road side favourite is ragda patties - potato cakes over chole with all the requisite chutneys. One of the most moreish things in the world.

Jul 25, 2014
howler in U.K./Ireland

Mumbai street food in the UK

sadly, david feldman found the kailash parbat in manhattan mediocre even though i suggested he stick to the sindhi dishes.

by the way, if you want a bit of a giggle go look up the menu at the gymkhana, the latest upscale desi place in london.

Jul 19, 2014
howler in U.K./Ireland

Indian Delivery SW7

good lord! really?!

they are (usually) a completely acceptable punjabi house - whatever did you get?

Jul 07, 2014
howler in U.K./Ireland

The Bamboo Flute, Cleveland St, London

abby d and greedy girl renew my faith in chowhound!

Jul 02, 2014
howler in U.K./Ireland

Indian Delivery SW7

keep bombay palace's number handy for the next time.

Jun 29, 2014
howler in U.K./Ireland

Indian Delivery SW7

only one decent place - bombay palace, connaught

Jun 29, 2014
howler in U.K./Ireland

Mastechef: The Professionals. Marcus takes over.

the guardian agrees with you:

http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-rad...

Jun 15, 2014
howler in U.K./Ireland

Tea shop-Postcard Teas in London

you'll find plenty of discussion about this marvellous shop - try searching using 'limster' and 'postcard teas'.

Jun 11, 2014
howler in U.K./Ireland

New Malaysian and Middle Eastern/North African in south Liverpool

Great to see non-London posts here .. Pls keep them coming!

Jun 10, 2014
howler in U.K./Ireland

Kailash Parbat - first US branch of a Mumbai restaurant chain

indeed yes in mumbai (in the early '80's).

May 22, 2014
howler in Manhattan

Kailash Parbat - first US branch of a Mumbai restaurant chain

how sad! did you get the alu tikkis? terrible if they messed those up.

May 19, 2014
howler in Manhattan

Good Eats near Victoria (London)

fwiw, every american visitor i've taken to boisdale has loved it.

nice scotch list.

May 19, 2014
howler in U.K./Ireland

Kailash Parbat - first US branch of a Mumbai restaurant chain

you should definitely check it out - especially the sindhi part of the menu. sindhi kadi, alu tikkis very moreish. also pav bhaji, hopefully a decent version. and ragda pattice, chole bhature. golgappas. arrgh.

May 05, 2014
howler in Manhattan

One tourist's impressions of Ledbury, Fat Duck, Hedone, Dinner by HB

just a couple of observations:

"His TV shows are getting more and more fantastical "

really?! his latest is an hour's loving look at the river cafe.

"Dinner doesn't appeal to me as it does seem aimed at the mass market"

that explains a lot.

Apr 21, 2014
howler in U.K./Ireland

dishoom [London]

haven't been to the one in covent gardens, but i imagine its just as good.

does the covent garden restaurant also have random hindi phrases painted on the windows, bar etc? amusing, that.

Apr 18, 2014
howler in U.K./Ireland

dishoom [London]

i've now been a few times to the shoreditch branch.

lots of excellent stuff: pau bhaji, kheema, okra fries (especially mmm), mattar paneer, kali dal, the raan and some competently made kebabs like the malai chicken kebabs.

ok, so its not really an irani cafe menu. but the dishes all tasted as if i were in mumbai. i especially loved the lime sprinkled kheema - i have missed you, my old friend.

at this standard, i'll be going back often.

you'll remain feeling happy after eating here (none of that sick greasy after taste to punish you a la tayyabs).

Apr 17, 2014
howler in U.K./Ireland

Persian or Lebanese Restaurant - 2 nights in London

mohsen hands down for persian.

alas, marcelle seems to have packed it in. tragedy. but al waha in westbourne grove is cooking at a very high standard these days - the best in london inmho. and they take reservations too. full disclosure: the owner is an acquaintance. but you can see from the search engine that that was my opinion of al waha even before the friendship.

Apr 12, 2014
howler in U.K./Ireland

New Todiwala Restaurant on Waterloo Road (London)

there you go - there is SOOOO much in india around festivals, births, deaths and other moments of passage that are marked by what you eat.

truly a shame that these customs aren't exportable.

Apr 10, 2014
howler in U.K./Ireland

New Todiwala Restaurant on Waterloo Road (London)

He's a parsi through and through. But here's a funny thing - a lot of parsi households in bombay had goan cooks. Inevitably some goan dishes became intertwined with parsi ones, to the extent that parsi claim them almost their own.

I've written about this before on chow hound but its easier to repeat myself rather than use the search engine to find the post.

Apr 09, 2014
howler in U.K./Ireland

On the District, Circle, or Piccadilly lines [London]

Apr 06, 2014
howler in U.K./Ireland

Indian Restaurants: UK vs. US

sorry, can't help your confusion. i did try though.

Mar 21, 2014
howler in General Topics