|Plain and Coconut Naan|
|A myriad of dishes|
Of note is that unlike in Canada where it seems all of the curries are made with cream, there are no creams in the majority of their dishes here, also their dishes were smaller, allowing you to try a wider variety of items. Next we tried the pakora dal, a chickpea dish that was very thick and mildly spicy, the aloo gobi made of cauliflower and potatoes was solid, spicy and hearty, while the saag aloo, a potato and spinach dish was a nice reprieve from all the other spicy dishes.
The rogan josh had a very thick sauce but wasn’t overly spicy with tender bits of lamb, while the chicken dopiaza was disappointing, filled with pieces of chicken that had been over cooked so they were dry, which was the opposite of the chicken saag where the chicken was juicy and well seasoned. Lastly the prawn biryani was quite hot from the curry, with large chunks of vegetable, but we wished there were more prawns.
Overall there were some really good food and some decent food, but considering the abundant number of Indian restaurants in London in general, you could probably randomly pick one and get equally food. However, if you do happen to be on Brick Lane and wander by The Monsoon, do give it a try, the food was much lighter and tastier than a lot of Indian restaurants we’ve tried in Edmonton, AB, Canada.
78 Brick Lane
London, UK E1 6RL
011 44 020 7375 1567