Wednesday 8 July 2015

Great Tuesday evening

Instead of sticking rigidly to our 'second Wednesday 20:30' schedule, we've decided to experiment with some meetings on Tuesdays and different starting times.  July's Curry Club meeting was the first time that we tried this,  and we chose the Malabon in Petersfield as our venue.   

We were welcomed warmly and then enjoyed papadums with pickles, followed by a mixed starter of chicken chat, onion bhaji and dhal puri. As usual, we left the choice of dishes to the restaurant. After all, they're the experts and know what tastes best. They didn't disappoint.

Main courses included
  • Ghosht lajawal (mild lamb curry)
  • Panch mela (five vegetables)
  • Rajeshwari chicken (medium hot)
  • Madras suba (mixed vegetable curry)
  • Chicken Naga: a subtle naga chilli taste made for a delicious curry without uncomfortable burn to the tongue
  • Ghosht Katter, a fairly spicy lamb and chana dhal dish, was served as an additional main course and greatly enjoyed
The side dishes were plain and garlic naans, and pilau and mushroom rice. This was a very good meal which really suited our members - nothing bland, plenty of assertive flavours without uncomfortable heat. Even our hot chilli expert was satisfied, and that's a sign that Malabon is producing some brilliant flavours. We'll go again soon.

The plan for the summer is to try 19:00 aperitifs and 20:00 dinner for both of the next two meetings:
  • August: Wednesday 12th at Paradise Balti (aperitifs at the Drum if the refurbishment is complete, otherwise at the George) 
  • September: Tuesday 8th at Bay Leaf, Grayshott (aperitifs at the Fox and Pelican)
(Parts of this review have also been submitted to TripAdvisor)