The second of our regular review feature showcasing local restaurant talent
Masala lemonade caught my eye as an intriguing fusion of ingredients when I first glanced at the menu. Trying something different certainly paid dividends and I found it refreshing after a warm East Ham day, as the blend of nutmeg, citrus, mint and other ingredients gently washed away the day’s exhaustion.
However the lemonade is not the only reason that I recommend that you try Taste of India at 340 High Street North. The paneer dosa were crisp and tasty while the butter chicken masala is very satisfying.
The restaurant is a clean and bright environment and the tables decorated with nuts and seeds encased in glass. The night I visited it quickly became full with families who dined listening to the subtle, meditative music and were well served by the friendly waiting staff.
The chettinad chicken curry with chapati was very tasty but a little hot for my non-Asian taste buds. To help soothe the mouth I recommend the rose milk, which tastes like Turkish delight, and is a very loud shade of pink but pleasant on the lips. I devoured a biryani with large pieces of chicken and fluffy rice.
Table water is served in authentic metal tumblers and the masala dosa come with two different spicy sauces to sample. At around £10 per head exclusive of alcohol and service, Taste of India is a safe bet to take a visiting friend.
Taste of India, 340 East Ham High Street North E12 6PH, 0208 471 2122.
Check out the previous review in the series, of Yi-Ban Chinese restaurant, here.