Indian street food

Indian street food

G and I have developed a certain love for Spinningfields and the surrounding areas. Ever since we went to Left Bank to check out Slug and Lettuce and after a amazing date nights at restaurants like Iberica, we’re finding more and more excuses to go to that side of the city and enjoy a meal or even a couple of drinks.

There’s something about the atmosphere next to the river, the nice view, and all the cool spots that captivates me and inspires my foodventures/drinkventures. In case you haven’t already noticed, this foodventure is based on that side of the city again.

This time we went to Scene, a restaurant in Left Bank that caught our eye from that time when we had a couple of drinks at Slug and Lettuce, and that we promised ourselves to visit any time in the future. And so the day came!

The venue is beautiful and the decoration makes you feel like you’re about to submerge into an amazing experience. We went for late lunch on Sunday, but I’m sure that the view at night must be good, if not even better than the one we had! (Another excuse to go back, yay!).

They welcomed us and offered us some poppadoms while we decided on what to eat, and for all of you that are wondering, poppadoms are like big crisps served with sauces on the side, which we really enjoyed as a ‘snack’ (much appreciated when you’re having lunch at 4pm because you woke up super late and didn’t get ready until it was a little too late).

My favourite was the passionfruit sauce (yellow on the picture). It was sweet and refreshing!

For our main dish, we both agreed on ordering two completely different things and sharing whatever we had, as we always do! (hey, it works amazingly and we both get to eat at least two different dishes in one sitting!).

Scene Handi Gosht: Lamb on the bone, not to be missed, cooked with aromatic spices in dum pukht style

This was part of the Design Dhaba side of the menu, described as “Scene speciality dish served in the most authentic manner in Balti, brought straight from the stove to the table”

This is what G ordered, and the menu stated that it served 2-4 people, but we talked to our server and asked him to bring enough for one person, and he accommodated our request without problems.

I need to be honest, when I saw this on the menu with three chillies on the side, I was scared. If you’ve been here for a while, you know I’m not really the best when it comes to spicy food, but G loves it, so I just couldn’t deny him the pleasure of having something that he enjoys so much.

However, I’m happy to say that even though this lamb dish had some spice in it, it was still tolerable to me. I don’t know if it was because of the amazing flavour, or just the aromatic spices that captivated me from the moment they brought it to our table, but I just couldn’t stop eating it once I started!

The lamb itself was distinctive as well. I’m a firm believer that not everyone can do lamb, but the chefs at Scene definitely know what they’re doing with this dish. I’d definitely recommend it!

Chicken Makhani: chicken cooked with tomatoes, fresh cream, butter and a selection of mild spices.

Chicken Makhani with mushroom basmati rice

Another recommendation of our amazing server!

I truly enjoy asking for recommendations from anyone whenever I visit a new spot, because it definitely pushes me out of my comfort zone and most of the time leads to amazing discoveries!

I made it really clear to him from the very beginning that I’m not really a spicy food kinda person, and even though this chicken was still spicy, the creaminess of the sauce it came in balanced it perfectly to make it enjoyable for someone not used to hot food like myself.

Don’t get me wrong, I still needed a couple of big glasses of water at the end of the meal, but I don’t regret a single bite!

The chicken was so savoury and paired amazingly with the mushroom basmati rice. It was a winning combination, if you ask me!

I really enjoyed how everything was seasoned and the smell the spices gave to the food. You could definitely feel the dishes coming out from the moment they left the kitchen, and that can’t be anything but a good sign, right?

We shared a serving of mushroom basmati rice and some garlic naan as the side of our meal, and I feel like we had more than enough food for both of us (and even room for a couple more people) so if you’re really hungry or love sharing some dishes and trying a bit of everything, this might be an amazing opportunity to do so! Their serving sizes are really generous, and I truly believe that food tastes better when we share it with others.

After everything we had surprisingly enough we didn’t have room for dessert, but I can tell you we definitely want to go back to try some drinks or a fancy dinner by the river one of these nights.

If you’re into Indian food, want to try something completely different than your regular pizza, or are just tired of eating burger and chips around the city centre, take the chance and enjoy what Scene has to offer you! It’s completely worth the walk.

 

That’s it for today, friends! I hope you enjoyed this foodventure and maybe even get inspired to try something out of your comfort zone in the near future. If you do, please send me your comments/pictures either here, on Instagram (@michellelovestoeat), twitter (@mlovestoeat), or Facebook (@michellelovestoeat). I love it when I get pictures from you, guys!

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If you have any suggestions or requests on where should I have my next foodventure, leave a comment!

 

In the meanwhile, I think that’s it. Hope you have a good (short) week.

Michelle’s out!

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