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.

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