As a food blogger, you have to prepare yourself for the surprised expression when you tell people that you’ve ordered a takeaway. Seriously, we’re just normal people. Sometimes nothing will cure what ails me like a doner kebab with salad and garlic sauce, or a chow mein piled high with char siu.
To me, ordering a takeaway is much like eating out, apart from I can eat it in my pyjamas with no strange looks from the waitress. Sure, it’s nice to get dressed up and go out, but once in a while it’s nicer to eat, roll on to your own sofa and watch a film. Preferably with Hugh Jackman or Robert Downey Jr in. That’s exactly what we did for Matt’s Birthday this weekend; Indian ordered from JUST EAT, pyjamas on and settled down to watch The Prestige. What can be better than having someone bring you food? Nothing, I tell you.
We chose to order from a local Indian restaurant, Mithali. Here was our menu (which I should add was far too much food for two people):
Karahi King Prawn with Pilau Rice
Persian Chicken Biryani
My next statement might cause some controversy. As good as the mains were, the best part of an Indian for me is almost always the saag aloo. I’m obsessed with the stuff. Had I only ordered this and some pillowy peshwari naans I’d have been content.
I actually saved the left over saag aloo to have for my dinner the next day. Yep, left overs rule!
If I could tell you to order from this particular Indian, I would because the food is awesome, but unless you all live within 5 miles of me, that would be pointless. I do however have access to a tip off list from JUST EAT with their top 20 UK takeaways and can tell you that these three are the only Indian restaurants on the list: Spice Express, Bristol | Zias, North London | Kashmiri Spice, Manchester.
These have been voted for by JUST EAT users as part of the Tried & Tasted awards which focus on consistently awesome takeaways. It’s the first year that they’ve done this so it’s a pretty special list! If you’ve ever ordered from one of them, I’d love to know what you thought. Were they head and shoulders above your normal takeaway?
JUST EAT have also mapped out the best takeaway towns, rated on customer satisfaction. If you check out the map, there’s a real hot spot of award winners in the Greater Manchester area- if you live there, lucky you! For my area though, I’d like to declare my own Tried & Tasted award for Mithali- they really made our Saturday night a tasty one.
I was compensated for my meal and time by JUST EAT as part of their Tried & Tasted work.