Friday 13 April 2012

Malabon -- 11th April 2012

In Petersfield on an evening of torrential showers, we timed our walk from the pub to the restaurant just right, and Malabon gave us a suitably warm welcome.

The evening started well, as there was a really good pickle tray including chilli and hot lime to accompany the papadums. We enjoyed a light mixed starter which arrived promptly and was all that we needed before a fine selection of main dishes.

These were Peshwari chicken, cooked with tomato and onion, Gosht Lajawaab - lamb cooked in spices and yoghurt with cinnamon in there somewhere, and garlic chilli chicken which was hot but very tasty too. King prawn bhuna was mild but delicious, and we also enjoyed chicken saag, along with aloo gobi and a choice of naans and rices. The restaurant put on an additional special dish not on the regular menu - Darjeeling chicken - mint-marinaded, cooked in a lively sauce, and very good indeed. Lots of great flavours made for a most enjoyable evening, with great service.

Here's the programme for next three months, subject to confirmation and bookings:
09 MayBay Leaf, Grayshott
13 JuneMadhuban, Liss
11 JulySpice Lounge, Petersfield

In May, we'll visit the Bay Leaf for the first time. This has operated in small premises in Grayshott for a couple of years, and I can vouch for its reputation for beautiful presentation and flavours of its food. Now it's moving to a bigger place, the former Kapadokya grill restaurant, closer to the centre of the village and the pub. Looking forward to it...

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