Monday, October 24, 2011

Tayyabs Pakistan Food

Nate and I were in the mood for some Indian/Pakistan food. We have heard that London has really good places for these types of cuisines so we wanted to search it out. Nate found this restaurant online and it had rave reviews. It had 600 reviews from different people and pretty much everyone loved it.

It was a Wednesday night and it was so crowded! Body to body people in there....and on a Wednesday! We have heard that it is always like that. There was a 30 minute wait, but we got in fairly quickly since there were only 2 of us. We didn't have a clue what to order, since most things on the menu, we didn't know what they were, let alone even read them! So, we turned to the table next to us and asked what they got and what they reccomended. They were very helpful and were regular customers to Tayyabs.

For the "chips and salsa" of the meal, they brought out a little dish of lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers, and then these tortilla looking things but that were really crisp like a chip. Then they gave us 3 different sauces to dribble on top. Kind of different. So this is what we ordered.......

Coconut sweet Naan bread. (It was steaming so it fogged up my camera!) With this food, you break the bread into pieces and use it to eat with your main dish. You could either order rice or Naan, and we got the Naan, which was an excellent choice. I didn't take pictures, but we also got a chicken appetizer that had really good flavor to it. I didn't LOVE it because it was on the bone, and I am not a fan of eating meat off the bone, but it still was great, and Nate loved it.

Main Dishes: Nate got a lamb curry, pictured on the right, and I got a spinach potato curry pictured on the left. They were both excellent and had amazing spices and flavor. So different than anything I have ever tasted.

Naan bread #2. This is a garlic cheese naan bread which was amazing. Better than the sweet one. The drink on the right is called a mango lassi, or mango milkshake. It was so good. Pakistan is one of the highest producing countries of mangos so they are famous for this drink.

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