Well, it’s time for my very first review for Indian food! Not that I don’t enjoy this delisious cuisine normally, it’s just that usually I reserve it for takeaway or home delivery.
Of course, if one wants a curry, you go to the infamous Brick Lane in East London. There are restaurants after restaurants with jolly folk standing at the entrances trying to entice you in with the promise of a free drink or poppadoms.
We chose Preem Prithi for my first Brick Lane experience. Simple interior, small space at the front with further seating at the back and polite staff. On the occasion I have went to indian restaurants, they have followed a simplistic formula, quick service, a great selection of sauces partnered with the meat of your choice and traditional sides. Food normally arrives quickly, and it is very much an in and out experience. Preem was not much different.
We were greeted with the normal poppadoms and array of dips ranging from refreshing to spicy. We opted to just have mains as it was lunch time. We had Chicken Rogan which was chicken sauteed in a medium curry sauce with chunky fried tomatoes. Musallum Chicken, slightly hot, stewed in a special kashmiri massala – rich in taste. For sides we had the okra, nan bread and pulao rice.
The food was good, quite reasonably priced and all in all it was an okay experience. This is not a mould breaking Indian restaurant, it does what it says on the box, it serves up indian food. I cannot compare it to others on Brick Lane having only tried this one, but although I did not have a bad experience, I think that variety is the spice of life and you should try whichever you want on Brick Lane, as there is enough choice.
118 – 122 Brick Lane
Tel. 020 7247 0397