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>> No. 13375 Anonymous
31st May 2020
Sunday 7:58 pm
13375 Indian Takeaway
What's your go to order when you get an Indian? I'm quite partial to a chicken tikka phal and a shami kebab myself.
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>> No. 13376 Anonymous
31st May 2020
Sunday 8:00 pm
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Chicken tikka passanda, pilau rice, plain naan. Quite like a lot of curries, but tend to go for more creamy/coconut type ones. There's no shame in ordering a korma either and I find people who act like they're somehow above it really obnoxious.
>> No. 13377 Anonymous
31st May 2020
Sunday 8:05 pm
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I have never ordered a korma from an Indian before but that's only because I don't know if there'd be much difference between the restaurant and the jarred version. Might give my local one a try next time though.
>> No. 13378 Anonymous
31st May 2020
Sunday 8:19 pm
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My girlfriend ends up with the shits if she has anything spicy so she usually goes for a korma. Once had a korma from somewhere around Dewsbury that I think had cheese mixed into the sauce; it was a pure abomination.

I tend to find that curry collected from a restaurant is a lot nicer than one from a takeaway. In which case, assuming I'm not in the mood for a lamb achari, as I'm around Wakey I'd probably get a chicken tikki and garlic balti from Lala's.
>> No. 13379 Anonymous
31st May 2020
Sunday 8:20 pm
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I don't like curry.
>> No. 13380 Anonymous
31st May 2020
Sunday 8:26 pm
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I love an onion bhaji as a side, but I find the quality varies a lot between takeaways, in one way if it's a place I haven't bought from before getting a good bhaji is really one of the things I look out for. Too many places give you a bhaji that's either soaked in oil, is nearly raw dough in the middle, or is hard and chewy. Takeaways that get the texture right almost certainly put more care and attention into spicing them too.

For mains, I like trying different things and tend to pick out the allegedly more "authentic" things on the menu rather than going for the same old dishes. But I'd say my favourite is a chicken biryani, or a bhuna.
>> No. 13381 Anonymous
31st May 2020
Sunday 8:33 pm
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I'd agree with this, had some bloody awful bhajis and they're usually a good indicator of how much effort the place is putting in.
>> No. 13382 Anonymous
31st May 2020
Sunday 9:35 pm
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The trouble with Indian food is that I could usually eat most of the menu.

A typical order for me and the missus might be poppadoms, bhaijis, and samosas to start. I'd usually order a lamb Rogan Josh except for one restaurant where I always order the Dhansak because they know how to make it properly. Pilau rice and a peshwari naan to share, and if I'm feeling particularly gluttonous I'd get an aloo ghobi on the side.


My barometer for an Indian restaurant that I feel might be a bit shit is always the biryani. It's a bit like the omelette of the Indian food world; if the chef can't get that right then he's got no chance with the properly complicated curries.
>> No. 13385 Anonymous
1st June 2020
Monday 12:55 pm
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I live in the countryside which means that Indians are fewer and farther between than I like, and much much more expensive. The only thing I really miss having moved out of London.

Tarka dhal/rice/sag bhaji forever. I sometimes get a vegetable jalfrezi if I want a bit of kick. Nearly always have the okra and chick peas too. Definitely roti rather than any other bread.
>> No. 13386 Anonymous
1st June 2020
Monday 12:56 pm
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Where did you get good Indian in London?

Outside of a select few more expensive places, the choices have been DIRE.

I've actually found better in my small northern town. Everything in London is really watery and missing spices.
>> No. 13387 Anonymous
1st June 2020
Monday 1:07 pm
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Someone should conduct research into this. When I moved to West Yorkshire from an area that was around 95% white I found it so much harder to find a decent curry despite now living near sizeable Asian populations. Before I moved around here I don't think I'd ever seen those abominations that offer curries, fish and chips, pizza, kebabs, burgers and whatever else all under one roof.
>> No. 13388 Anonymous
1st June 2020
Monday 2:47 pm
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It's largely because most of those takeaways aren't there to sell food, they're there to launder money from the massive weed growing industry. West Yorkshire is the weed capital of the UK. I mean think about it, when your entire neighbourhood is asian, who needs to order a curry? Your nan can almost certainly make one ten times better.

There are plenty of very good restaurants though.
>> No. 13389 Anonymous
1st June 2020
Monday 3:38 pm
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Lamb jalfrezi, garlic/coconut rice, galic/chilli naan, vegetable samosas/onion bhajis and a diet coke.

Switch out the jalfrezi for butter chicken depending on the state of my arse. I don't bother with poppadoms as I find them a waste of time and eating sweets before my main makes me fear a lunch-lady will tell me off.

The problem I find with bhajis is they seem to be shrinking and becoming less crispy. It's an unspoken national crisis.

Not him but Brick Lane is for this. If you want something more cozy for a date night then Dosa World does a great spread which is just off the top - obviously their speciality is Dosa but the place is good at doing a kind of Indian tapas.

Don't know about takeaways - Indian food usually comes out better if you make it yourself (or buy the ready made kits at the supermarket ;).
>> No. 13390 Anonymous
1st June 2020
Monday 3:46 pm
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>those abominations that offer curries, fish and chips, pizza, kebabs, burgers and whatever else all under one roof

These are all over the East Midlands as are plenty of other abominational takeaway hybrids.
>> No. 13391 Anonymous
1st June 2020
Monday 3:59 pm
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> Where did you get good Indian in London?

There are decent Indian restaurants all over London from Chiswick to Willesden Green, but I'll agree that there are a bunch of awful ones too, but I think that goes for almost anywhere.

> Before I moved around here I don't think I'd ever seen those abominations that offer curries, fish and chips, pizza, kebabs, burgers and whatever else all under one roof.

You're giving me foul memories of living in Stoke. I accidentally ordered piri piri chicken from such a shithole on just eat once and hated life for good few days afterwards.


Personally I found Brick Lane to be a shitty tourist trap with people hustling and slinging menus at you outside every restaurant, every window declaring that restaurant to have been a winner or runner up in some second rate curry competition in some recent year. I only went twice, to two different restaurants, but after being disappointed both times I decided to never go back.
>> No. 13392 Anonymous
1st June 2020
Monday 4:20 pm
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The trick with Brick Lane is to get some local knowledge, find a good place, and only ever go there. My favourite is a place called the Muhib - yellow decor outside, bring your own wine, about half-way up before you get to the nightclub bit.
>> No. 13393 Anonymous
1st June 2020
Monday 10:22 pm
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>You're giving me foul memories of living in Stoke.
I moved from Lichfield to (near) stoke a couple of years back, and my biggest regret has been moving away from the greatest indian takeaway I've ever found. They rented this tiny ktichen in the back of a "local" pub (standing room maybe about 1m wide by 4m long), but it was the best I've ever had, even better than some of the award winning places in the Birmingham Balti belt.

Around Stoke, so far the best I've found is a restaurant in Newcastle with a takeaway service, called koh-i-noor
>> No. 13394 Anonymous
1st June 2020
Monday 10:57 pm
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I can't vouch for takeaways but I know some OK Indian restaurants in Stoke and Newcastle. There was one I used to go to on the approach to Newcastle called Basmati that was particularly good. I used to go there just for their "lamb stuffed pepper" starter which was proper ace.
>> No. 13402 Anonymous
3rd June 2020
Wednesday 5:29 pm
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While we're at it:

Sanam is the best restaurant on the Curry Mile. Get the biryani. Everyone says it's Mughli but they're wrong. MyLahore is also pretty good to say it looks like a knockoff McDonalds.

Al-Jazeera, which shares the same logo as the news station, does a great afghan chicken over rice.
>> No. 13403 Anonymous
3rd June 2020
Wednesday 5:42 pm
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This is some good intel seeing as I'm thinking of going there for my 30th, cheers lad.

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