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by Krista


152 Warwick Road
W14 8PS

Date of Last Visit
: Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The Victims: Howler, Limster

The Damage: Unknown! Howler paid!

The Background: In my spare time, I hang out on Chowhound, a community for what I would call foodie-travelers. The London board is a small board, so if you're not already on it, well, you should go check it out.

Howler and Limster are Chowhound veterans. They've been around forever and ever. Part of me doesn't want to ask how old they are but they must be young because they look it.

I'm met Limster before. You might know him from my Korean restaurant crawl. Howler, though is new to me.

He's picked the venue. And the wine. And I am late! I am never late. Blame the tube. And the walk from the tube. To Moshen, an Iranian restaurant across from a Homebase.

The Entrance: I am cold. And Moshen is warm. Howler and Limster have already started on the Chinon. And lucky for me, they've already ordered us starters. To be honest, I'm not really sure what I'm eating. There's some aubergine. And something yogurt-y. And something salsa-like. And lots of bread. It's all pretty excellent.

The Mains: Howler orders us a mixed grill. It's lovely upon arrival. The lamb is amazing…I've never seen lamb pounded so thin. And so much saffron! I mention that I like aubergine and lentils and my wish is delivered. Exactly. It's great too.

I've told you that I was late. Well, I am punished for it. It seems Howler is having hot water troubles too. He leaves an hour after my arrival, to go wait for the boiler repairman. He leaves Limster and me alone with our Iranian hosts with 2.5 bottles of Chinon. Excellent.

The Loos: Clean. And the stairs too! No round corners. Whoever is cleaning this place knows what they are doing.

The Verdict: I liked it here. And I got to take home the leftovers!

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Gourmet Chick December 5, 2008 - 12:47 pm

Yep procrastinating on Chow Hound is always fun…

howler December 5, 2008 - 11:13 pm

glad you enjoyed yourself! now tell us about the wine you took home (grin)

howler December 5, 2008 - 11:14 pm

glad you enjoyed yourself! now tell us about the wine you took home (grin)

fatima December 6, 2008 - 5:10 am

this is one of my favourite restaurants in london. i see you had the split pea, lime + lamb stew. did you pepper your rice with sumac? did you find it crazily addictive?

a good place for comparison is alounak – it’s very close by, and very similar, but… i think mohsen has the edge.

Krista December 8, 2008 - 8:19 pm

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Equalizer December 12, 2008 - 9:34 am

Middle Eastern classification is very broad. It’s like saying it’s European to include Italian, French, Spanish, British and everything in between. Since you are writing about restaurants, it’s much better to classify according to the main cuisines of the middle east. Persian, Egyptian, Lebanese, North African etc. They are completely different and not related at all.

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