I had a late dinner last week at Tayyabs, a Punjabi restaurant in Whitechapel that’s been open since 1972. I had:
Karahi Chicken Tikka Masala (£8.95)
This was not as creamy as some of the chicken tikka masalas I’ve had. This was my first in London. I don’t think there was any cream at all, but there definitely was a good amount of ghee or butter. It had a nicely flavored spicy sauce with tomato and onions that didn’t have that much heat. The chicken tikka chunks were were pretty good and flavorful though not the tenderest - I think this was perhaps because they were white meat.
Seekh Kebab (£1.20)
The lamb seekh kebab came out sizzling on a hot plate along with some onions. I thought this was great - smoky, well spiced, tender, and a little juicy. I probably should have ordered some more of these or some other grilled items.
Tandoori Naan (£1.20)
Good buttered naan.
Sauces and Vegetable Plate
They’ve been in the news after being shut down for a few days this week: