The Hot Black Wax Street Kitchen

Dishoom Frankie, Dishoom Chowpatty Beach Bar, The Southbank Centre, Southbank. (Until 4th October 2011)
£6.90. See, the thing is, this reviewing on-road food business can be so easy. So easy, it hurts. The Southbank is easily the best location in London for any kind of temporary food establishment because millions roll past daily. And cats took advantage of that, by selling anything including wee-wee nuts, dog dogs and the like. Those days are OVER. Along with the food market behind the Royal Festival Hall, this pop-up is ridiculously good. Styling is pretty good, though on road we already know about Islington’s Delhi Grill (get me) which has some similarities, but the service is happy, friendly and the staff good fun. But @hbwsk vs @DishoomLondon is all about the food. Which is pretty damn super-t-tremendous. The lamb mince was fragrant, with hint of aromatic spices and cooked with the right amount of tenderness to ensure it didn’t become dry. The chapati was also flavoursome, cooked authentically (they must have used a tava to get the fluffiness) and with the chilli sauce made the thing seem pretty righteous. @hbwsk means “as good as Rita’s was back in the day” righteous. They even have nice kulfi, though shop bought, not home made. You should go before this pop-up, pops off. Amitabh would like it, for so. [8/10] View Larger

Dishoom Frankie, Dishoom Chowpatty Beach Bar, The Southbank Centre, Southbank. (Until 4th October 2011)

£6.90. See, the thing is, this reviewing on-road food business can be so easy. So easy, it hurts. The Southbank is easily the best location in London for any kind of temporary food establishment because millions roll past daily. And cats took advantage of that, by selling anything including wee-wee nuts, dog dogs and the like. Those days are OVER. Along with the food market behind the Royal Festival Hall, this pop-up is ridiculously good. Styling is pretty good, though on road we already know about Islington’s Delhi Grill (get me) which has some similarities, but the service is happy, friendly and the staff good fun. But @hbwsk vs @DishoomLondon is all about the food. Which is pretty damn super-t-tremendous. The lamb mince was fragrant, with hint of aromatic spices and cooked with the right amount of tenderness to ensure it didn’t become dry. The chapati was also flavoursome, cooked authentically (they must have used a tava to get the fluffiness) and with the chilli sauce made the thing seem pretty righteous. @hbwsk means “as good as Rita’s was back in the day” righteous. They even have nice kulfi, though shop bought, not home made. You should go before this pop-up, pops off. Amitabh would like it, for so. [8/10]



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