Continuing my theme of seeking out food as close as possible to various train stations, I tried out Ponchokhana at 241 Whitechapel Road earlier this week. This is a small Bangladeshi cafe that opens early for breakfast (though I went for lunch) and combines freshly-cooked parathas with pre-made curries heated up on demand.
I asked for a fish-based recommendation and ended up with rui shatkora. This had plenty of flavour, the fish wasn’t overcooked, and the potatoes had soaked up the sauce nicely. With rice and (free) salad my lunch came to £7.50 for exactly the right amount of food.
I’d go back if I needed a quick meal in the area. Anyone got any suggestions of what else would be good to try from the menu? I’m thinking sutki vorta next time.
Or any suggestions of other places worth trying that are similarly close to the station? (No dietary restrictions, though I do generally prefer fish and vegetables to meat.)