They say, birds of a feather flock together. So i recently decided to join a flock which also, like me, lives to eat. After missing out on some great events with Kindly Cook, i finally managed to attend my first group event. A dinner at Noshe Joon.
I am a big fan of Iranian food and to be able to taste those flavors here was awesome. For those who havent tried it, Iranian kababs are very diffrent from the Indian kababs that we are used to.
Started with some rose water sherbet with poppy seeds and then traditional buttermilk and salads but my mind was only on the kababs and i could hardly wait for them to be served. I went for a combo Chicken/Lamb before i realised that i could have gone for Lamb/Lamb but i am glad i tried the chicken too. The lamb was expecially delicious, tender and super flavorful. We were told that it took them a long time to be able to get the right flavor and consistency with goat meat that is consumed in India. And that attention to detail and patience showed in the food. A lot of the ingredients are imported from Iran and having been to Iran recently i found the flavors to be perfect.
Whats better than great food ? Great company and back stories.As the patriarch of the family Mr Lajpal Singh Anand regaled us with stories from his adopted homeland. How his food was the glue that kept the Indian community together through good times and bad.
In the midst of all the eating, we did a little routine on a song which was recorded on video and and is now on the internet for posterity.
The hospitality and the warmth exuded by the family that runs the place didnt feel like we were dining in a reataurant. It was like sitting in their living room and enjoying a lovely home cooked meal, if that home had been in Iran and the food had been Iranian. Mrs Anand who has a wonderful voice, entertained us with some soulful songs.
Other than the impromptu jig that broke out, it was everything i expected and more and i cant wait for the next one.