Today I spent my time transferring my never-ending list of restaurants onto an organised spreadsheet (it’s colour coded and all guys). One restaurant that has been on my list for about a year now is Chai Ki an Indian restaurant, in Canary Wharf. A few days ago I met up with The London Haloodie to finally check it out!
Chai Ki has two different sections, offering a large dinner menu and a small street food menu. We decided to opt for the street food menu.
Chicken Tikka Naan (£7.90)
Hot fluffy naan topped with flavoursome tandoori chicken and juicy peppers, as well as red onions, yoghurt and mint coriander chutney. It was quite simple and is something you can’t go wrong with. It was a really enjoyable dish.
Burnt Chilli Chicken (7.90)
My favourite of the night was this delicious chicken with a Chinese twist. The chicken was deep fried and battered in a yummy Szechwan sauce along with peppers and spring onion. It has chilli in the title for a reason, as it was quite spicy!
Bhel Puri (£6.20)
Chai Ki’s take on Bhel Puri was okay but not as enjoyable as the bhel I’ve had at other restaurants. I liked the addition of the pomegranate seeds, however it was a little dry and lacked flavour.
Lamb Porridge (£10.50)
We felt bad for wasting this dish but we really weren’t fans of it! The idea of lamb porridge was different but I much prefer a normal curry. It was served with a paratha.
Okay so at this point we were stuffed and ready to roll home. But they had a dessert menu… do I need to say more (other than the fact we got a dessert each)? 😀
The malai cheesecake was so delicious. The buttery biscuit base, hint of citrus with vanilla and fresh berries made for a perfect dessert.
This dessert was amazing too! It was served with rose syrup, strawberries and little meringues. It had a delicious caramelised sugar top, creamy custard middle and sweet shortcrust base. You should definitely try it!
Overall the food at Chai Ki was pretty good. We made a couple of poor choices with the mains but the desserts definitely made up for it! On the whole service was good with a couple of slightly unfriendly waiters. I’m definitely coming back to try the dinner menu, and for more custard tarts!