King of Curry (Medina), London, SE10
I like the menu at King of Curry (the name was changed because Medina, the previous name, is Islam’s second holiest city and offended Muslims. The Medina sign still remains). It offers straightforward, no-nonsense takeaway choices, which you’d expect from a place run by a chef.
But look a bit deeper and you’ll find a couple of speciality gems for the times when an old-school favourite just won’t do. Grilled Trout (£8.95), Salmon Tikka Masala (£8.95), Rupchanda Fish (£9.95) and Sardine Bhaji (£5.75) should keep you fish lovers happy.
But it’s the Kings Special Stuffed Chicken (£8.95) that headlines for the chef, which the menu proudly announces, has featured on the BBC London News. Basically large pieces of breast (sealed together) have been stuffed with tasty red and green peppers, and mushrooms. It’s like unwrapping a curry present and the succulent chicken really works well as the wrapping paper. The dish is marinated and coated in a green mint and coriander sauce.
Parking: on side streets off Blackheath Road.
Delivery: free on orders over £12.50 (menu doesn’t specify a distance).
Specials: free Bombay Aloo side dish with orders over £20, free nan and veg dish with orders over £30 and free nan, side dish and bottle of drink with orders over £50.
Beer while you’re waiting: the Graduate, a good old local boozer is opposite.
King of Curry, 106 Blackheath Road, London, SE10 8DA. Tel: 020 8692 2423 or 020 8964 2396. Open: daily 5pm-11pm.
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