I’ve lived in London for almost five years now I think and for some unknown reason I had never had a Brick Lane curry until this weekend! Brick Lane is famous for its curry houses in London, pretty much every other shop on one half of the lane is some kind of curry related restaurant, takeaway or shop.
Staff from the restaurants line the street, haggling with passers by to entice you to choose their establishment over their competition. It’s all a bit overwhelming, especially with the additional confusion of every single one claiming to have won the Master Chef prize, which there appears to be many, so it’s pretty difficult to make a choice without any additional information, so when we found an awesome deal at a lovely place, I thought I ought to share.
The offer was at lunch at £7.95 for a starter, main and either rice or bread and a free drink (we had Cobra beer) as an added bonus, pretty awesome right?
I had the Tiger Wings for starter, which were mildly spicy, chargrilled chicken wings, they were yummy if not a little bit messy to eat.
As a true Brit, I opted for plain old Chicken Korma for my curry of choice, because, let’s be fair, it’s not broke, don’t fix it. I love Korma, it’s probably one of my favourite dishes and I was interested to see what an authentic Indian restaurant, in one of the UK’s most famous curry districts could add to my favourite dish. The curry is served in a separate metal dish and is mainly sauce, which is great for dunking and mixing. Nom.
We got two Peshwari Naans because they are my favourite bread thing ever and we totally thought we could eat one each. They were huge! The inside cavity filled with almond, coconut and sugar, not quite the best naan I’ve ever had, but it was pretty darn close. For lunch, it’s a bit ambitious to have one of these each, curry, a starter and rice. Maybe in the evening it would have been more achievable, my advice would be, don’t be greedy, just have one!
Apparently, this is the wrong way to put your rice and curry on the plate according to Miz, but meh! This is how I put mine together and it tasted just great! The Korma sauce was creamy and smooth, with lots of flavour, perfect! The chicken pieces were a really good size, but could have been better a little more tender, but it wasn’t a deal breaker.
Brick Lane Brasserie was a really nice restaurant too, as well as the food being epic and a bargain. Staff were friendly and service was good and the interior was clean and tidy. If you’re stuck and overwhelmed with your Brick Lane curry choice next time you’re in my neck of the woods, I can confidently say that this place is a good choice.
What’s your favourite Brick Lane curry place?
Have you tried Brick Lane Brasserie?
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