Ordering a takeaway round here – and, I presume, anywhere else – is a leap of blind faith. Spending almost £20 on food for just you (I only do it when I’m hungover, promise) is risky business. The pain when it turns out to be a bit shit is a real achey heart one, it cuts me deep when a takeaway doesn’t make me as happy as I was hoping it might. I’ve found a new place that isn’t shit, so I thought I’d let you know about it.
My go-to when fatally hanging was once Bhindi’s, for delicious delicious generic curry (korma, peshwari naan, bhajis and saag paneer in case any of you ever need to know my Indian order). Unfortunately for them and me, they keep failing their hygiene inspections miserably – and I mean miserably – so I can no longer enjoy any food from their kitchen, and really rather regret all the times I did before.
In my fragile, sofa-bound, Bhindi’s-less state, I asked the world what their favourite takeaway was around here these days. A few people said Dumplings. Here we are. I ordered through JustEat, but have since been told that they charge rather extortionate commission to the restaurants, so I recommend you give them a call instead of ordering online. I’ll leave contact information at the bottom of this post.
mixed vegetables in satay sauce, £4
chicken buns, £4
crispy shredded chilli chicken, £4.40
banana fritters, £2.50
The only dish I didn’t finish was the vegetables in satay, they’d turned ever so slightly to mush and just weren’t delicious. The chicken buns were interesting, but super super sweet so be prepared for that. I’m a die hard fan of deep fried chilli beef, so was intrigued to see this in chicken form (is that normal?? Have I missed it on other menus??) and wasn’t at all disappointed. Just the right amount of crunchy, far too sweet (obvi, but that’s how I like it when I’m recovering from poor life choices), and spicy too. The banana fritters were great, and the syrup they were sat in didn’t taste like it was hideously cheap, which is always a nice touch.
It’s not going to blow your mind, but it’s not a shit takeaway. Therefore, I recommend it. In the comments, hit me up with your Chinese and Indian takeaway orders, you know how I love to learn small and insignificant facts about you.