Saturday 30 July 2011

August meeting - Malabon - Petersfield - Wed 10th

The table's booked, and Malabon is looking forward to welcoming us on Wednesday 10th August.  Pre-meal refreshments will be at the highly adjacent Red Lion.

In my experience, Malabon serves great Bangladeshi food in an uncluttered dining room, even though you'd struggle to know that from their web site which appears to be down at the moment.  If you want to know more, you'll do slightly better with the Petersfield Web Cam site which lists the menu amongst the Indian takeaways.

 Please e-mail or use the feedback form on the web site to let us know if you'll be able to attend.  Malcolm is the organiser on the evening.  Enjoy!

Thursday 14 July 2011

Meeting report - Dhanmondi - 13 July 2011

Dhanmondi gave us a great welcome and an interesting and varied meal for our July meeting, which made up for a slightly low turnout.  Highlights included a very tasty mixed starter, and a fiery garlic chilli chicken dish where chilli and coriander had been ground together before cooking.  The murgh massala had really good-sized portions of meat, and we also enjoyed a lamb curry and balti chicken.  There was also a saag chicken, and a selection of chick-pea, dhal, rice and naan accompaniments.

As a little refresher afterwards, the kitchen gave us jelabi. This is something I haven't had in years,  and needed reminding how it's made: fast deep-fry a swirl of batter, and then dip the result in golden syrup.  The portions are then served up with a scoop of ice cream on the side.  Only for those with a sweet tooth.

One other Whitehill point to report: The Woodlark (Two for One) still didn't seem to have any of Marstons excellent range of bottled beers, but it did have the Wychwood Brewery's Hobgoblin ale on draft, presumably as a guest beer.  This is a very decent pint, which tastes far better on draft than out of a bottle.  Almost worth a visit in itself.

We decided that the August meeting (Wednesday 10th) will be at Malabon in Petersfield.  A notice will be sent out around the end of July.

Wednesday 6 July 2011

July meeting - Dhanmondi, Whitehill

The table is booked!  We'll be going to Dhanmondi in Whitehill on Wednesday 13th July.  Aperitifs will be in the Woodlark, the Marston's pub just over the road, from about 19:30.  I wonder if they've found room for their wonderful range of bottled beers yet.  As usual, dinner is at 20:30.

Please let us know by e-mail or using the feedback form on our web site if you expect to attend (or not).

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