Food North London Eating Thread...let's give it a go

Did reheating it work well?
I think they have chosen dishes where it doesn't have too much impact (reheated Pad Thai and many things like fishcakes are usually horrible, not included here). The filled Roti were excellent, we had lamb and chicken, and the curries reheated were fine - we do our own rice. Only quibble, same as the restaurant itself, is the pricing veers towards the high side but in this world, no complaints.
 
Pad Thai was invented by the government of Thailand, a fact I find amusing and surprising in equal measure.
That I did not know....being cynical, one might guess that senior political sponsor owned a noodle factory.
Might be interesting to identify dishes that resulted from state intervention...the ploughman's lunch is often cited here.
 
A word to the Norf London wise. The excellent Sambal Shiok on lower end of Holloway Road, best laksa we have found in London, has a system whereby you call up and then collect. https://www.sambalshiok.co.uk I took a thermal bag and food traveled from Holloway to Muswell in good shape, didn't need reheating. Good botty-burn quotient for those that need a bit of spice in their life!
Anything else out there to see us through the next few tedious weeks?
 
A word to the Norf London wise. The excellent Sambal Shiok on lower end of Holloway Road, best laksa we have found in London, has a system whereby you call up and then collect.

Have you tried Singapore Garden on Fairfax Road for laksa? Their fried kway tiow, kang kong blachan, and Hainanese chicken are also good (as is their delivery service if you live within their range).
 
Turquoise Kitchen in centre of Highgate (apparently there are several similarly named joints around town). Called up with order, collected promptly (they do deliver, haven't tried), Turkish, very tasty and good basic ingredients which helps. Well worth a look. Order Online
 
Hi Alistair,

Have you tried Sumac on Tottenham Lane? Turkish, quote large restaurant doing takeway during lockdown. I have heard a couple of positive reports from Crouch End pals who have eaten there when it was permissible. Think we will give it a try next week and report back
 
Bumping this thread having used Sumac in Crouch End last weekend. I did a family platter for 4-5 people, my recommendation would be to choose individual selections from the menu. They only do pick up but not an issue for us as close by. General consensus was it is a pretty good, standard Turkish but the food was tasty and whilst the sides were OK, the meat was really good but there was absolutely loads of it. I have a family that eat like mice, but even drafting in a teenage lad and one of the guys doing work on our study I was left with a whole head of leftovers. Worth a try as something different for a Friday night
 
Simon, thanks for the Pickle and Brine recommendation. Although their focus seems to be on S American grill type dishes, we had our first meal today which was an excellent duck cassoulet, sort of deconstructed, and a separate duck and cauliflower dish called a Parilla, lots of smokey barbeque flavours, very tender and moist. Dessert and carrot puree as a side dish added to the gluttony. Almost enough left over to feed a couple of heads tomorrow. Total damage again £14 a head with free delivery to our locale. Will certainly try again.
 
Another new one for the Crouch End / North London residents. A rather smart new Indian takeaway called Barbers Bazaar. The chef was part of the Cinnamon Club set up so not your average Indian takeaway. A relatively small menu and slightly different from the standard offerings. First try last night was pretty decent, very much a case of being able to get individual spice flavours through the dishes and avoiding the normal mash of generic tastes. Definitely worth a try if you are looking for something a little different from your standard
 
Drinks rather than food related in this instance. I noticed today whilst in Muswell Hill that Amathus Drinks are opening a store on the corner of Princes Avenue/Muswell Hill Broadway. No opening date displayed on the window and inside it is still pretty much a shell but I would imagine that they would planning on going "live" sometime next month.
 
Drinks rather than food related in this instance. I noticed today whilst in Muswell Hill that Amathus Drinks are opening a store on the corner of Princes Avenue/Muswell Hill Broadway. No opening date displayed on the window and inside it is still pretty much a shell but I would imagine that they would planning on going "live" sometime next month.
Don't know Amathus though saw the licence application...any views on user friendliness?
 
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