About The Indians Next Door
The Indians Next Door have a small street food stand outside of Euston station and I found myself there on Friday morning, before boarding a train to Birmingham. My time in the Midlands was made memorable by lunch at Anderson & Hill and dinner at Bonehead, but on the morning of travel, it took me several trains and trip on the tube to get to Euston. I’m rarely in London these days and miss it whilst away but stopping in the capital even briefly makes me feel more stressed than usual. Life is calmer and quieter on the coast but when I step off the train in London, I rush and weave through the crowds.
Did the sausage roll look appetising? Was it lovingly displayed in the shop window?
The serving stand was set up outside of Euston station and the rolls were neatly stacked with prices displayed. A solo server was guarding the snacks and a wide array were on offer. The samosas looked especially good but I took a gamble on the roll. The deep colour made me think that the casing was going to be crispy and I was curious about the filling.
How much did you pay for it? Was it good value for money?
£4 felt steep but it looked as if it was made with love. This was also central London and so I wasn’t expecting bargain basement prices.
Was it carefully wrapped? Did it arrive home intact?
The roll was wrapped in a classic paper bag and napkins were offered.
Did it have a satisfying weight? Was it reassuringly dense?
The Cheesy Spiced Lamb Kebab Roll had good weight and density. It felt like a hefty snack and I wondered where to put it for safe keeping.
Was it warm and ready to eat or cold on arrival?
I was offered the roll heated but declined, as I planned to eat it on the train. In the end though, I ate it soon after purchasing and regretted the lack of warmth.
Was it buttery and flaky? Did it hold together?
The outside of the Cheesy Spiced Lamb Kebab Roll was more bread than pastry and had gone rather stodgy. I felt disappointed as I was expected a crispy pastry.
7. Quality of meat or filling
Was the filling substantial or did you mainly chew air?
The meat filling was lamb kofta but there was a lot of onion too. The first bite was a wet crunch and I found myself picking out onion throughout. The cheese was grated but barely registered.
Was the sausage roll delicious and well-seasoned?
The flavour was great, classic Indian spices and some gentle heat.
Were you left satisfied or wanting more?
I was left a little underwhelmed and disappointed that I paid so much.
10. Bonus Points
Did anything warrant bonus points? Eg. a little pot of mustard or friendly service from the staff?
Bonus points for the friendly service.
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