Impressive Indian Cuisine – Review of Voujon

My love of curry comes from growing up along the East Coast of South Africa, and the strong Indian communities that thrive there. I love a tasty, spicy curry but not a hot curry as well as all the other delicious dishes There are so many varieties of curries, dhals, biryanis and in my opinion no-one does better vegetarian dishes than Indian cuisine.

And so I was delighted to receive an invite to go along and review Voujon. Word is that Voujon is pretty good. I’d agree but ¬†wonderful would be my choice of word.

interior

Voujon is located on the south side of the city, Newington way. Its light and bright inside, with a lovely modern contemporary interior. The staff are superb. Friendly, efficient, helpful and just overall nice.

menu on table

But lets get onto the food. The menu is comprehensive offering a wide selection of starters, mains, vegetarian dishes, curries, fish and seafood, sides and breads.

Starters like Boti Lamb Kebabs; and the vegetable samosas tempted my tastebuds but I opted for the Chicken Pakora and my partner ordered the King Prawn Butterfly.

chicken pakora 2

The starters are fairly substantial dishes. My chicken pakora was 4 large pieces of chicken breast fried in a spicy very light coating batter, served with a salad and what has to be one of the best sauces I have tasted. A creamy mango chutney based sauce with mint, coriander and yoghurt. It was a cold sauce but served over my pakoras, it was delicious.

prawn starter

My partner had the King Prawn Butterfly. These came coasted in a crispy bread crumb batter . The prawns where large, soft and succulent. This also came with a wee pot of that delicious sauce.

naan and curry

Next up, the mains. We ordered the essential accompaniments to any Indian meal – rotis, naan bread and rice, then chose our main dishes. Again I was so tempted by the likes of Tandoori Murgh which is a half spring chicken marinated and roasted in the clay oven; the Kerelan Chicken Curry and the Chicken Shahi Kurma. A very tough decision but I love fruit in my curry’s so I went for the Kashmiri Mhurgi which is chicken in a mild sauce with with lychees and pineapple. A subtle dish, a mix of sweet and soft spices. Rich and creamy sauce with lots of fruit and chicken.

passanda

My partner ordered the Lamb Passanda. A north Indian classic of marinated lamb cooked in mild creamy almond sauce. The lamb was superbly tender, and just melted in your mouth. Out of the two curry dishes, I preferred the lamb Рit just hit the spot of tasty spiciness.

naan and roti

I was surprised to hear that Voujon had been open in Edinburgh for 12 years! It’s a true hidden gem.

Voujon are offering 15% off their food this August when you show them a valid Edinburgh Fringe Show ticket. Take them up on this offer. You will not regret it.

My Spoon Award : Gold

 

 

 

 

 

 

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