August 22, 2013 Indian, Street food 2 Comments

Courtyard

Courtyard

The Summerhall venue has grown to be a real favourite, both during Festival time and throughout the year.

If offers a range of excellent performance and exhibition spaces, has a rather lovely bar, and for August uses their courtyard space for some excellent pop up bars and food stalls.

Menu board

Menu board

One of these is Tony Singh’s Quintessential Indian Street Food stand, which offers some lovely char-grilled options, with deliciously flavour-packed accompaniments.

I was a little torn, as I really wanted to try everything on the menu board, but eventually settled upon the lamb vurha (£5), which came with a little slaw salad and tamarind and mint sauces.

Lamb vhura

Lamb vurha

I’ve rarely tasted a more succulent piece of beautifully charred lamb. The spicing had a well-judged balance to it, with satisfying tingle and gently building heat.

So, make sure to stop by Summerhall, before the Festival is over. There’s tonnes going on, with a particularly fine art exhibition from Gregor Schneider, and loads of fresh theatrical whatnots, which are announced town-crier style, as they’re about to commence.

While there, munch on the Indian street food delights, which are a triumph to rival the excellent Scoop Street veggie fare, from the start of our street food odyssey. Five stars.

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Written by BKR