This would be the final post on our journey in Edinburgh.
Located near the Edinburgh Castle, the Tartan Weaving Mill and Exhibition is quite an interesting place to visit. The cashmere factory outlet was really large, couldn’t tell from the outside though. Inside, the exhibition shows the whole process of tartan production from shearing sheep to making a kilt.
We had their 2 for 1 offer starting from 5 to 7.30pm. If we purchase 2 starters, 2 main courses, rice and nan, we will be able to get the cheapest main course for free. For our starters, we opted for the somosa which was priced at £3.85. The minced meat enclosed with ginger, garlic and coriander in a crunchy triangular pastry was delicious. It was crispy on the outside and very sweet and crunchy on the inside, not too oily too!
Priced at £4.50, the king prawn puri was as good as the somosa. The curried king prawns were sandwiched in a wafer-thin chapati. The king prawns were very fresh and flavourful. The sauces also complemented the starters very well.
For our mains, we had a chicken tikka masala priced at £8.25. Chicken tikka masala is a curry dish of roast chicken chunks served in red, rich, lightly spiced and tomato based sauce. It is a very popular dish in the UK. In fact, some claimed that it is the national dish of Britain. The chicken tikka masala served in this restaurant was tasty. The chicken was soft and tender while the sauce was exceptionally rich with thick tomato flavour, slightly sour and very appetising. Love it!
Another main course that we had was the lamb vindaloo priced at £8.25. Quoted from the menu, a vindaloo is “a South Indian dish with a very fiery fabulous rich and hot taste”. When placing our orders, the waiter repeatedly told us that the dish would be very spicy. We were so excited when the dish was served, took a bite and expecting to blow fire out of our mouths. But it hasn’t reach that level, it was very spicy, but bearable. The lamb was tender and nice, the sauce was rich, thick and aromatic too. Recommended if you’re looking for a spicy Indian dish!
We also had a garlic nan and a pilau rice. Priced at £2.95, the flavoursome garlic nan was very nice with a hint of aromatic garlic and ginger. The rice was good too. Both complemented very well with the curry dishes above.
It was a very pleasant dining experience, though the total bill came out to be slightly expensive. However, the quality of the food is guaranteed and service was good and speedy. For more information, please visit their official website here. Next stop – Manchester. Stay tune everyone!
129a Rose Street,
EH2 3DT Edinburgh,