- guttergourmet May 5, 2009 06:23 AM
I"ve seen some people criticize Brick Lane Curry (named after the London equivalent of NYC's 6th street or Curry Hill) as being "too British" and not authentically Indian. I've never been to India, but I can safely say the best Indian food I've ever had was in London. I like Brick Lane, particularly their prawn balchao, my favorite Goan dish. I took out last night from Banjara and asked for something spicy. I got the lamb balti which delightfully cleared my sinuses. Upon further research I discovered that balti is a Pakistani curry preparation first made popular in...Birmingham!
I wish I could concur, but I found the service abysmal, the beer was warm and the whole experience felt like a rip off. My vindaloo was almost hot enough, but not ground-breaking and waiting an hour for our entrees was ridiculous. If the prices were in line with the other 6th St fare, I'd say it was a fairer shake, but at those prices, the beer should be frigid and the naan shouldn't be brought as an appetizer to distract you form how long your entrees are taking to get fired.