Tonight I am writing about a cute little date night I went on last Friday to Mowgli, located on Bold Street in Liverpool. I have heard only good things about Mowgli and now having been, I can honestly say, this is one of the most wonderful dining experiences I have encountered to date.
Mowgli describes itself as
'Mowgli is all about how Indians eat at home and on their streets. She was born to feed the raw need Indians have for tiffins full of fresh bright intense flavour. Mowgli is not about the intimate, hushed dining experience. It is about the smash and grab zing of healthy, light, virtuosic herbs and spices'
I couldn’t agree more.
As the Mowgli Liverpool doesn’t not take bookings, we decided on trying our luck, possibly at the one of the busiest periods of the week! On arrival, we were greeted by a lovely hostess that explained there was a short wait so took our telephone number whilst we went for a drink and called when our table was ready. Twenty minutes later (much to our surprise we thought it would be longer!) we were seated in a cute little side area in the middle of the evening buzz. One of the first features I noticed, was the beautiful bird cage like feature lights.
The Eatery was simply beautiful. Unique features lined the room perfectly, giving the most perfect ambiance. The vibe of people catching up with friends over delicious food, to couples looking at their other half's lovingly, fit the mood just right.
After reading and re-reading over the menu, we settled on a few dishes...okay, so we may have went a little bit over board on choosing, but hey! It was date night!
We opted for;
Mowgli Sticky Wings - Gram flour crisped wings doused in a Manchurian slick spiced molasses, dark rum, cumin, garam masala, popped mustard seed & sesame.
Angry Bird - Succulent chicken thighs marinated & roasted in tandoor spices, yoghurt, ginger & garlic served with popped mustard Mowgli Slaw
Fenugreek Kissed Fries - Potato with turmeric, fenugreek & the Mowgli masala.
Mowgli Paneer - Staff favourite. Tender cubes of soft paneer cheese simmered with velvet, sweet, spiced tomatoes, garden peas & fresh spinach.
Mowgli Basmati Rice - Steamed with black cardamom & cumin
Aunty Geeta’s Prawn Curry - Tanged with nigellaseed, green chilli, tomato, garden peas & mustard, utterly addictive
House Lamb Curry - Lamb long simmered with marrow bone, anise, plums, chickpeas, green chilli & coriander
The dishes where absolutely outstanding, both taste and presentation wise. Each filled with so many different flavours, leaves you wanting more. From the moment we arrived to the feeling of not wanting to leave, I don’t think I have ever felt more comfortable in a dining experience. I now realise why more and more people are talking about this beautiful eatery.