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Friday 8/4/2005

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I am a lucky man, for not only is today curryday, but I am in Manchester (where great curry can be found with ease) and some of my curry eating friends said they would only be too happy to join me. So it's off to Rusholme (see Rusholmecurry) for a few pints of Guinness in The Clarence, then a selection of tasty food and a chat about how we don't see each other often enough.

We decided to go to one of my favourite restaurants Monsoon Nights, mainly because they have quail on the menu and it's always pretty good. The food is (in my expert opinion) amongst the best curry in Britain and the decor is unrivalled. Quite the perfect place.

So my final day in Manchester, on my culinary tour, involved eating some of the best Indian food anywhere, with a group of old friends and a glass or two of the black stuff, I am truly blessed. Sadly there were no quails today, so I had lamb chops instead. I wont go on and on about how good the food was, I just suggest you get in your cars, planes, trains etc and come to Manchester and have a go. Bring some old buddies as well and let me know how it goes.

After dinner; Laurie, Tahira, Mark, Paul, Melody and I (picture above, from left to right) went to the Sanam Sweet Centre for barfi, gulab jaman, rasmalai, balkava and coffee and sat and chatted until about midnight. I will be sad to go back South.


It's a bit embarassing taking photos of people and food in a restaurant, it makes you feel like a tourist, but I had to spare my blushes and click away to demonstrate what a tasty feast I had. It's a shame there were no quails, maybe next time I'll phone ahead.

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Jacinta (see yesterday) also made some scones for me, which I had today at lunch, with jam and cream.


  • Fish Tikka

  • Lamb Chops Tikka
  • Hot Curry Sauce
  • Peshwari Naan
  • Pilau Rice

    Other People's Food Included: Keema, Mixed Vegetable Curry, Pakora etc. and I had some of everything.