Soliciting Flavours

Musings (more like rambling thoughts) of a Cardiff based lawyer obsessed with food and wine

Category Archives: Curry

Vegging out at the weekend! Mangla’s Spice of Life, Victoria Park, Cardiff. UPDATE: Closed

I am often accused by Mrs. SF of simply vegging out on the sofa at the weekends. It is a charge that is hard to deny, as after a long … Continue reading

Feb 26, 2017 · 5 Comments

Takeaway, the Pakistani way – Lahore Kebabish

Curry houses in the UK tend to be Bangladeshi or Indian and (to my mind at least) Pakistani restaurants are much more of a rarity. Certainly in Cardiff the vast … Continue reading

Dec 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

The killer Bs?  Bwyta Bwyd Bombai, High Street, Arcade, Cardiff. UPDATE: MOVING TO NEW PREMISE ON THE HIGH ST.

After a period of de-currification of the Cardiff City centre  (with the only really decent one in the Centre in the form of Spiceberry having closed some time ago – don’t really … Continue reading

Nov 27, 2016 · 4 Comments

Curry and Chemistry – Moksh, Cardiff Bay

As I get older and more curmudgeonly (Mrs. SF’s view is that it is no longer possible for me to get more curmudgeonly having hit 100% on the scale some … Continue reading

Jul 10, 2016 · 2 Comments

Food for thought – Atma Street Food, Cardiff City Centre – closed April 2017 (now in Capital Centre on Queen Street ).

I am an unabashed carnivore and love a well flavoured juicy piece of meat. I, of course, like vegetables, pulse etc. but generally with (as opposed to instead of) meat. … Continue reading

Feb 28, 2016 · 1 Comment

Tikka and tandoor with a twist – Dill Jeera, Llandaff North, Cardiff. UPDATE: Closed May 2018.

It is fair to say that Cardiff is somewhat blessed with top notch Indian restaurants (a different animal, in my view, to your common or garden curry house). Think the … Continue reading

Feb 14, 2016 · 2 Comments

“Curry in a hurry” – Spice Quarter, Cardiff City Centre

The demise (temporarily I hope) of Spiceberry (in my opinion one of Cardiff’s best Indian restaurants) and of Barbucci (at the top end of High Street – never went so … Continue reading

Dec 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

The “Curry Purple”- Purple Poppadum, Cardiff – restaurant review

Cardiff has a profusion of what I call upscale Indian restaurants (as opposed to curry houses of which there are also a lot). A true trailblazer in terms of educating … Continue reading

Sep 27, 2015 · 5 Comments

Made me a very happy chappati – Gina’s cafe (closed January 2018).

Having been blown out for lunch by J (she said she emailed me, I said I didn’t see it so was left waiting for her before messaging her to ask … Continue reading

Jul 26, 2015 · 7 Comments

Thai massaging the tastebuds – Bangkok Cafe, Canton, Cardiff – restaurant review

Fancying a meal out, a few weeks back, Mrs. SF and I mulled over various options including the Bangkok Cafe in Canton, Cardiff. This was her choice on the basis … Continue reading

Jun 7, 2015 · Leave a comment