I know almost all of you guys have eaten at/heard of Mohsen plus there are plenty of other threads, but I thought I'd post this as it is a nice chowish experience - and they are rare in London for reasons I don't quite understand... (yet, I hope)
Anyway, Friday night, to celebrate a long week at work I decided to try out Moshen as I am living over near Notting Hill Gate for a month. I ordered:
Sabzi (green herbs with feta)
Salad shirazi (chopped cucumber, tomato, onion, peppermint, lime juice)
Chelo Koubideh (skewers of tender baby mince lamb)
Meat was fantastic, salads great and bread wonderful.. Everybody incredibly friendly including the staff and it's the kind of place where you talk to everyone... I met heaps of people on different tables including an Iranian family that have been coming for 14 years and a group of Aussies (I sent them off to New Tayyabs for sheesh kebab and tandoori lamb chops)...
Not mind blowing but a very nice meal... Would definitely recommend to others and go back... Pocketing some of the change I set off along High St Kensington in search of a light dessert. About one block up the road from Moshen there is a group of three stores selling fruit and veg, sweets and Iranian Caviar. I've never had Iranian Caviar and wasn't in the mood to try (this time) but the guy behind the counter gave me a hot tip - the coconut biscuits.. he is onto something. They are 8.50 for a kilo - three were 85p... they lasted two blocks... soft and slightly chewing inside and light and crumbly but a little firm and crunchy at the same time on the outside... I thought London was too hard, that these things never happened, that you could walk into a store with no expectations and be blown away was something that only happened throughout Mexico, in Melbourne or in San Francisco or New York... but it has finally happened to me in London
It made my Friday night great... and has added a long walk to my Saturday!!!