September 9th, 2012
Some of you may have noticed that I’ve been absent for a few weeks, this has been down to my involvement in shooting a documentary on the Paralympics, with a medium sized film crew from Germany. On the night they all arrived we had a welcome dinner at a local Indian restaurant – Monsoon.
We had several mountains of papadoms with pickle and other coniments while ordering. I think for the most part, Niko (the director) ordered lots of food for everyone. I can’t say that I’m sure I photographed everything, the food kept coming and was distributed around the table.
For starters we had some excellent onion bhajis (chopped onions, combined with flour and spices, then deep fried),
and crunchy king prawn butterfly (deep fried butterflied prawns, coated in spicy breadcrumbs).
The main courses were chicken korma (a mild dish of chicken, yogurt, cream and coconut milk),
lamb rogan (a slightly hot dish with tomatoes and chilli) and
bhindi bhaji (okra, sometimes referred to as lady’s fingers), ordered especially for Shinya, the Japanese sound man.
All the food was excellent – personally I find that a lot of Indian restaurants have adapted their menus to be like supermarket ready meals these days, so it’s good to find one that still makes traditional food. Even better, Monsoon is a BYOB restaurant and there’s a handy late night grocery store next door that sells wine and beer.
Call 020 7284 1700 for deliveries.