There are many things Mancunians love, yet perhaps top of the list is a good curry. Thankfully we've got an entire stretch of places that'll serve you up something spicy (our famed Curry Mile), but with so many restaurants to choose from, where on earth do you patronize? Thankfully our Yelp Elites got some great tips from an event with more food than one could physically hold in one's stomach.
Grace R puts it far better than we could: 'I've not been to Rusholme for about 10 years, there are soooo many restaurants there I wouldn't know where to start, so for us to be introduced to an amazing restaurant means we'll DEF be back to Mughli in the near future, and I hope everyone else will be too! Fab service, fab food, fab atmosphere, fab night in all! Especially since there was a decent veggie selection.' Wait there though, there's more!
Yelpers were treated to a three course banquet of Mughli's finest charcoal cuisine offerings. Our guests munched masala papad, a typical indian appetiser consisting of papadum, red onion, fresh tomato and masala spices, chicken pakora bites and cheese tikki fritters, all served with mango chutney, mint yoghurt and tamarind chutney. Mains were veggie dhum biryani, haddock karahi masala and makhanwala chicken tikka in a deliciously rich, butter and cream based sauce, all accompanied by tandoori and garlic and coriander naans, and finally it was all topped off with a delicious carrot halwa pudding.
But what did our guests make of the experience? William G loves 'mozzarella, and this "cheese tiki" was as good a use of it as I've experienced and thus makes it into my list of all-time great dishes. Melted and creamy in the middle, lightly crunchy and spiced on the outside, and going very well indeed with the quality accompaniments to the starters, Mughli's mango chutney, tamarind chutney and mint yoghurt. Cheese and pickle, but not as you know it, mate!'
'The makhanwala was something of a revelation for' Chris M – 'chicken tikka in a butter and cream based sauce? No way, words like "explosive", "punishing", "incredible" and "orgasmatronic" need to be thrown in there!' And Lee Z 'really can't overstate just how good everything was, and as Mrs Z told Emma as we were leaving, it's our anniversary soon and we will be going back to Mughli to celebrate… if the food last night is anything to go by then oh! How we'll celebrate!'
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Emma-Lou H, Manchester Community Manager