This visit was lunch for two; we were not overly hungry but wanted to make sure we tried a good sample of food. On the menu itself, it recommends about three dishes per person. As we were there for a light lunch we ordered two each and a side portion of rice, luchi (a crispy and airy bread) and BEER.
Gariahater Ghugni Chaat:
Spicy lentils garnished with green chilli, tomatoes, tamarind, onions, sev and chopped cilantro (minced lamb as non-veg optional)
Calcutta Style Chilli Chicken:
Tangra is Calcutta’s china town and the only one in India, this dish is inspired from that region
Muchmoche dherosh bhaja:GF, VEGAN
Crispy Spicy Okra with Poppy Seed
Golda Chingri Malai curry:
Jumbo Prawns cooked in coconut cream – a real Kolkata delicacy. Goes well with Rice or Luchi
These were four well rounded dishes that offered texture, spice and warmth.
Firstly I have to say, the star for me was the jumbo prawn in the Malai curry. Two huge pieces of prawn swimming in a rich and deep coconut cream sauce. The amount of meat on the prawns shocked me and I made sure there was a healthy dollop of sauce on each mouthful. I would say it was worth the extra cost and I would recommend it to anyone. Good work chef!
The Spicy Okra arrived first and was a bit of a let down. The crunch was there but lacked much flavour. I think bigger pieces coated in more batter would have helped.
The chilli chicken then packed a real punch with a lovely sweet sticky sauce. It's times like these when you realise you don't want to share with people.
GOOD TIMES: Chilli Chicken has a good kick and makes you go back for more
OMG: Those JUMBO Prawns. They were huge, a delicate sauce to go with it, is a must ORDER
WATCH OUT: Supposedly they will have Themed evenings here, so be ready and get involved.
A great addition to Covent Garden and I wish Prabir and the team all the best. See you soon!