Written by Hayley in Out and about

Mowgli Street Food in Liverpool has been on my list of places to visit for a long time now and I thought it would be the perfect place to celebrate my birthday. I booked a table at the restaurant on Water Street, there is also a restaurant on Bold Street and at the Corn Exchange in Manchester. Nisha Katona the founder created Mowgli in 2014 to fulfil her dream of providing people with proper Indian food that Indian people eat at home and on the street. It is a million miles away from your standard curry house, the dishes are vibrant, fresh and often healthy with a whole menu dedicated to vegan dishes.  

As we walked through the door we were greeted by friendly staff who showed us to our table. The restaurant is beautifully decorated with trees adorned in fairy lights, lanterns and cosy booths. We were given the menus, they even had a special gluten free menu which my sister Faye greatly appreciated. As it was my birthday it would have been rude not to start with a cocktail. As recommended by my friend Rachel, I had the Lychee Rose Martini which was lovely and looked so pretty! The menu is made up of small dishes which come out as they are ready and you’re encouraged to share. Our waitress recommended that we choose about 3 each which with a selection of rice and breads was more than enough food. Between us we shared the following dishes:

  • Yoghurt Chat Bombs
  • Bhel Puri
  • Treacle Tamarind Fries
  • Himalayan Cheese Toast
  • Gunpowder Chicken
  • Angry Bird
  • Maa’s lamb chops & turmeric chips
  • Mowgli Sticky Wings
  • Mowgli Paneer
  • Green Ginger & Rhubarb Dahl
  • Tea Steeped Chickpeas
  • House Chicken Curry
  • Mowgli House Keema
  • Aunty Geeta’s Prawn Curry

It was all absolutely delicious. My favourites included the chat bombs which are a delightful explosion of flavour in your mouth. Delicate crisp bread puffs filled with chickpeas, spiced yoghurt, tamarind and coriander. The gigantic Mowgli Sticky Wings were doused in slick Manchurian spiced molasses, dark rum, cumin, garam masala, popped mustard seed and sesame. The Gunpowder Chicken, succulent balls of chicken, ginger, garlic, garam masala and golden fried in a chickpea batter.

I thoroughly enjoyed my Mowgli experience. The atmosphere was relaxed, staff were friendly and experts on the food they were serving. Above all the food was incredible, Indian food like I’d never tasted before, I’m already trying to plan my next trip back!

Mowgli Street Food
www.mowglistreetfood.com

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