So from my side of things it wasn’t the best. However from Phall and Chris’s point of view they were in fuckin curry heaven. I was so envious when those two, who ordered from the evening menu, tucked into a couple of quite brilliant Nepalese curries, Bhatura and a big plate of mutton biryani. Now, I can’t deny that my rage was gradually boiling to the surface and I was tempted to do my “Begbie” from Trainspotting routine as I reluctantly drank my curry through a fuckin straw while the other two gobbled up some fine nosh. I calmed myself down, however, with several bottles of Kingfisher while Phall and Chris talked about Facebook and Steve Guttenberg.
Phall tucked into a Kadai Murg which looked the business. But being a moany fuckin Londoner, however, he complained that too much of the chicken was “on the bone”. Now excuse me while I sharpen my fuckin knife and bounce my glass off some unsuspecting cunt’s pus, but does chicken not taste better off the bone? Not to this cunt. That didn’t stop him finishing it off, eating half my nan and tucking himself into Chris’s Murg Mirch Masala which was, and we all agreed, fuckin wonderful.
Apparently Murg Masala is basically chicken in a spicy sauce. But what a fuckin sauce. Amazing and so delicious but not as spicy as we had hoped for. We had some saffron rice which was ok and a decent Bhatura – not as nice as Dhaba India (now nicknamed Yaba Dhaba fuckin Do) but a thick and nice enough Indian bread. It was all finished off with the mutton biryani (which I also tasted) which was basically wonderful. Could’ve had a bit more mutton in it but it was a great biryani which made Nirvanam’s biryani look like my mate Miki’s Heinz baked beans pasta (pasta mixed with beans – forgive me but it was in our student days in Glasgow).
All in all we had some nice food, sunk a few beers, drank lassi and shot the shit in this wee (it’s tiny) spot in Ikebukuro. It’s not perfect but we all agreed that you should always order from the dinner menu and if you do you’ll probably love it. The décor is standard but the service was impeccable. Lovely people and very attentive they deserve a few more folk in there because it has the skills and passion to be a really good restaurant.