We received this postcard today, on the first day of Diwali: Hindu Festival of Lights, from our friends at Dishoom. Based on traditional Bombay cafes, Dishoom has been luring Londoners like us in with delicious dishes and wonderfully exotic cocktails.
After hearing a lot of good things about this new Bombay restaurant in Shoreditch, last week I went down to Dishoom for dinner with a friend, to see what all the fuss was about. Being located just around the corner from famous curry house mecca, Brick Lane, I had a feeling this place would offer something a little more special than your bog-standard Indian. My favourite type of food is food made for sharing and this is precisely the idea behind Dishoom’s fragrant menu. Between two of us we ordered the Chicken Berry Biryani, the House Black Dahl, and Rotis for dipping.
The Biryani traces its roots back to an Iranian recipe, so when the dish arrived and the lid taken off, the delicious smells that escaped reminded me of my Persian Grandma’s cooking. Any comparison to my Mamanjoon’s cooking is a very high culinary compliment on my part, so it’s fair to say I would definitely recommend Dishoom to anyone in London looking for something a bit more special than your regular Indian restaurant. They also do a breakfast menu, which I look forward to taking the Boat team to one morning next week for Bacon Naans and Chai!
To see Dishoom’s full menu and more go to www.dishoom.com
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