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Mohsen in London

Pat Hammond | Feb 24, 2004 05:08 PM

Just returned from a week in London and want to add to the chorus of raves for Mohsen, the "authentic Persian cuisine" place at 152 Warwick Road. I'm woefully deficient in being able to describe the food; others have done a better job. I hope it will suffice to say, it was just wonderful. We had lamb and chicken kebabs, some come with fluffy,beautiful bread and some with rice. There's a starter that is a dish with fresh herbs, feta (?) cheese and a sort of aoli that I definitely recommend, and another with eggplant that was just divine. Sumac in shakers on the table can be added for an acidic zing to whatever you like. "Howler" breezed in to have a cup of tea with us, dressed like Evil Knevil, from his ride over on a motor bike. "You've got to have the
Saturday special", which turned out to be a stewy concoction, also delicious. We ordered a jug of doogh, a yogurt drink, tangy, bright, and amazing. I could drink that every day. In the front of the place a man was making the bread fresh to cook in a tandoor oven. We sat in the way back room, exotic, and garden-like, with birds in cages. They have water pipes, which my son called hubbly-bubbly. The staff couldn't possibly have been more welcoming to us and my new six week old granddaughter. Don't miss this treasure, if you go to London.

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