Thursday, 15 January 2015

Golistan Take Away

768 Station St 
Box Hill North, VIC 

Manto ($12, 7pcs)

Manto ($12, 7pcs)

The Manto ($12, 7pcs) definitely sits closer to being Indian. The soft, silky parcels were filled with a mixture of spiced lamb and onion, before being steamed and doused in a mixture of spicy tomato sauce and yoghurt. It is bold and full-flavoured, and the sauce perfect for mopping up with bread, or dipping meat into. 

Mixed Tikka ($15)

And of course, a plate of Mixed Tikka ($15), grilled to order over a charcoal fire. The meat was cooked absolutely perfectly, sizzling and spitting over the flames. I couldn’t decide which I liked more – the smoky pieces of marinated chicken, or the tender, juicy chunks of lamb. Or maybe the piece of bread laid out underneath the skewers to catch the delicious delicious meat juices. 

And the bread. Oh goodness the bread. It was soft and crisp and chewy all at the same time, its just-baked aroma absolutely irresistible. Even though we couldn’t even finish the serve we were given with the tikka, I still got an extra one to take home – a whole metre of bread (basically what’s in the picture here) for a mere two dollars!

Well I guess I’m never moving out.

Rating: 14/20 – go to bread.
This rating reflects my personal experience at the time of visit. 

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  1. This place is right near my house, how have I never noticed it?! Will try ASAP.

  2. Hope they're near the station, we got a meeting in the area next week, perfect timing. :)

  3. The manto looks incredible - will be heading there just for that!