For me visiting Rusholme is like a quick trip to another country. I love its vibrancy, the noise and colour. When I used to live there 20 years ago there was still a Greggs ('seconds' - we used to queue for days old bread as it was dirt cheap,) and still a Kwik Save for the 'big shop'. Thankfully, these have all been taken over now by Indian businesses, for the better in my book.
There are still small enclaves of the old Rusholme, we went for a pre meal drink in the Albert this little boozer looked like it hadn't changed for 20 years, and they were playing Cigarettes and Alcohol by Oasis on the jukebox which seemed about right. We weren't in Chorlton now with it's £4 pint and American craft beers, this was strictly old school; lager and one crappy real ale handpump on tap.(Sent back by my mate the fireman.)
Mughli is strictly new school of Indian restaurants though, they use social media to full effect, and they're miles away from the places that we used to frequent in the early 90's. (And probably still exist.) It was yet another meeting of the Chorlton Curry Club, but we were introducing them to Mughli for the first time in probably 20 years.
So we ordered a few poppadoms. (We sensibly didn't fill up on these as we were in for big food.)
Chicken & tamarind mushroom cutlets (not on the menu compliments of the chef, gratefully received.)
Lamb chops tikka; amazingly delicious, juicy and tender as they were last time.
Plus Aubergine Mash; a real winner with Mrs B. All mopped up with the fabulous Peter’s bread (garlic oil, chilli flakes & fresh coriander.)
So yet another successful meeting of the Chorlton Curry Club, we'll be back soon for more I've no doubt.
See my original review of Mughli here.