The Best Chai Ever

Dishoom

7 Boundary St Shoreditch, London E2 7JE

Indian fusion was not something I’d tried before visiting Dishoom. I must say I was a little dubious but after hearing so many great things about the restaurant from friends living in London, I knew I had to brave the long line and make a visit.

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House chai (£2.50)

Two words: Bottomless Chai! Seriously the best chai I’ve ever had, nothing like the cloying sweet versions that we’re used to in Melbourne. An aromatic blended of spices with just the right amount of dairy and sugar – absolute perfection!

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Sausage and egg naan roll (£6.90)
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Bacon and egg naan roll (£6.90)

An interesting take on breakfast classics – in my opinion, the soft, fluffy naan beats the old-fashioned wrap/muffin every time.

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Bun maska (£2.70)

Toasted and buttered bun, to be dipped into spicy chai – so simple but delicious nonetheless.

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Masala beans (£1.50)

Baked beans, but 10x better with a flavourful masala sauce to accompany it.

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K and I absolutely enjoyed our breakfast at Dishoom and spent much of our morning nursing our cups of bottomless chai and watching the people of London go about their days. We loved it so much that we returned a week later to try their dinner menu, which certainly lived up to our high expectations.

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Pau bhaji (£4.50) – a bowl of mashed vegetables with hot buttered pau bun

This was definitely no ordinary bowl of mashed vegies – it was packed full of flavour and perfect to dip the crispy buns into.

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Dishoom calamari (£5.90) – tiny tender squid, grainy crumb crunch, quick fried and tossed into a bowel with Dishoom drizzle

Crunchy and super moreish. The Dishoom drizzle added a great acidity to complement the calamari.

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House black daal (£5.90)

While daal isn’t always the most exciting dish, there’s no denying the amazing flavours that have been incorporated into this version.

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Chicken ruby (£8.50) – tender chicken in a rich silky makhani sauce
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Garlic naan (£2.50) and roomali roti (£2.50)

Freshly made, these were the perfect accompaniment to our chicken curry and daal.

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Dishoom is truly a superb restaurant and certainly lived up to its amazing reputation. Our meals there were very unique and memorable, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who has yet to taste their delicious food – I know that I’ll be returning next time I’m in London!

xx Judy

 

Dishoom Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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