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Dhoom Indian Streatery Let’s machao dhoom Or let’s rock in Indian.
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Dhoom Indian Streatery.
19-21 New Row,
Dunfermline,
Fife,
01383 223340
Food Lunch: 12:00 noon – 2:30 pm (Last Order) Taster Menu £9.95 per person. Dinner: 2:30 pm – 9 (9.30pm Fri & Sat) Sunday (All Day) taster dinner menu £13.95 Bar 12 noon – late every day.

Let’s machao dhoom  Or let’s rock in Indian. 

And let’s, because at last Dunfermline has Dhoom - an eatery to be very proud of.

Tuk Tuk and rope seating, bold Bollywood-inspired murals and a railway waiting room feel mix with upbeat music to create a fast food ambience, Indian stylee.

A ‘Taster Menu’ comprises street food dishes from around India at set prices but we arrive as the a la carte menu lands and select simply on the basis of ‘what takes our fancy’.

All dishes are served as ‘combo meals’ and arrive freshly cooked to order from the kitchen.

So our Hippie Corn Rolls, Yellow Chilli King Prawn and Southern Ghat Lamb come in quick succession and it is their freshness that is as glaring as the sub-continental sun.

Prawns are generous, fresh, juicy and curled into coats of puffy batter. All the batter on our dishes is crispy and light and stuffed with moreish combos of ingredients. And talking of combos there are a few Scottish ones mac ‘n’ cheese pakora for example. Sauces and chutneys are noteworthy and vibrant complements to our food. Berries, mint and tamarind are all used somewhat nonchalantly but they wow us.

Next our tapas-style dishes of curry. Boneless Rajasthani Goat has been slow cooked until it falls apart negating any need for a knife, ditto Railway Canteen lamb whilst Masala Chickpeas are fat and buttery. On the side Puri unleavened bread and chapatis come straight from the pan and are used for mopping up delicious gravies. There are plenty of veggie-friendly choices too – priced at about £3.95 each - whilst the most expensive dish on the menu is £7.95.

 Mr Bite is ever on the search for the perfect Gulab Jamun and these two are cute and sweetly cuddled up in a pool of syrup. My white chocolate samosas remind us of chocolate con churros as they have that same fried and sweet taste combination.

Cocktails at Dhoom feature as many herbs, fruits, spices and imagination as the food.

I have a Russian in Goa (feni cashew vodka liqueur, fresh lime, green chilli, vanilla sugar) which sails to my table like a potion on a bed of billowing dry ice. Potency and heat is balanced by a hint of both sugar and creamy nuttiness. Many of the other cocktails are flambéed at your table. 

Dhoom has it all; drama, value for money delicious street food, innovative cocktails and is creating a tropical storm across the Forth.

 


 


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