Desi Feast at Simply Indian, Borough 

Being Asian, I regularly need my curry fix. If I’m not cooking up a storm at home, I’m looking at the next Indian or Pakistani place to try and see if it’s as close to home cooking /authentic or not.

Usually for good ol’ desi food, you either have to venture East side or West- two extremes of the spectrum with an exception of Raavi Kebab House in Warren Street; my saviour!

So when the guys at Simply Indian asked me to pay them a visit- I was sceptical. There tend to be a lot of curry houses selling the same curry cooked in 10 different ways. The base always tastes the same but the meat is different. Was this going to be the same? I wondered.

Thankfully, I looked at a fellow blogger’s photos and they looked delicious. The photos did half of the job in convincing me. The other half was to go and try their food.

Borough was a new place for me to venture into for food. My search usually stops around London Bridge.

Tucked away on Tabbard Street in Borough is this quaint Indian restaurant called Simply Indian. Having looked at their menu online, they had some dishes I really wanted to try. One of them had to be a fish dish.

My friend and I were starving so we were glad to find out we would be treated to some delicious thalis with dishes of our choice. I’m such a pig and thalis are perfect to sample different dishes in small quantities. I feel you get really good value for money and you also  get to try different things on the menu. Win, win! 😀

I decided to combine a fish dish and chicken dish with my main where as my friend went for the Kashmiri Lamb Rogan and Goan Chicken Curry. The thalis come with rice and bread. You definitely need both. Carbs on carbs  :p

If the thalis weren’t enough, we also ordered a masala dosa because why not?? The masala dosa came with its assortment of condiments. I love sambar with the dosa. There was enough food for 4 people between the 2 of us. 😂

As the evening passed, the restaurant got busier and we saw the owner mingling with new and regular customers. Even though it’s located in a quieter part of Borough, just off the main road, it still gets quite a footfall. It goes to show if the food’s good, customers will follow.

I did find the menu was a tad too extensive. For someone who may not be familiar with Indian food, they may get lost in the menu. Some times too much choice isn’t helpful either. The owner and his team are well aware of this and are working on a revamp of Simply Indian. I can’t wait to see what it will look like and whether they can give the likes of Dishoom and Tayyab’s a run for their money 😉

Nothing like a full blown meal washed down with some mint and fresh green tea…And with that we say goodbye to this week and hello to weekend! 😀

Stay tuned for more reviews and keep yourself updated on the latest via my Instagram profile (food_diaries_london) x

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