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There is a multi-award winning restaurant in Cardiff that has to be at the top of the list for those who enjoy authentic Indo-Pakistani cuisine.
Located on the busy stretch of City Road, Mirchi is a large and vibrant 130-cover curry house that has been serving its community in more ways than one for 13 years now.
The fact that it added to its tally of awards by winning the prestigious Welsh Asian Food Awards ‘Curry Restaurant of the Year’ in Cardiff last year speaks volumes of its commitment and endeavour.
It’s no surprise, then, that no matter what day you visit, Mirchi is buzzing with curry enthusiasts tucking into the very best dishes from that part of the world.
With established chefs from both countries responsible for their respective cuisines, diners can look to explore an excitingly varied menu that ranges from a Bar-B-Q section of Seekh Kebabs, Tandoori Lamb Chops, and Chicken Tikka Shashlik, to Tandoori Chicken, Fish Tikka, and Mirchi’s Special Chicken Wings.
In addition to a selection of seafoods and biryanis, there’s also plenty of curries from their ‘Specials on the Bone’ to chicken- and lamb-based ones, and the brand’s specials of Haleem and Nehari, which are so popular that they’re designated ‘subject to availability’.
As for the interior, then owner Asif has ensured all-round amenities which don’t just include comfortable cushioned seating, but also enclosed booths for any party seeking after some extra privacy.
Thanks to Asif’s cricketing background in both his country of birth, Pakistan, and in the UK, there are wall-mounted pictures capturing the moments he has shared with famous professional cricketers from around the world who have dined at Mirchi.
The reason why Pakistani cricketers rush to Cardiff’s Mirchi
Among the dishes Mirchi is renowned for are its Seekh Kebabs which, coming as they do in portions of four with the option of chicken or lamb, are “legendary”, says Asif.
Presented on a bed of caramelised onions that continue to sizzle in the hot skillet they’re presented in, these kebabs epitomise the meaning of the term spicy-succulence.
For those desiring both Seekh Kebabs and something more heartier, then their meaty Mixed Grill will have diners drooling, with chicken tikka, lamb tikka, chicken wings, lamb chops, along with nan bread.
Kept piping hot in the cast-iron skillet, each meat is marinated in its own unique spicious rub ensuring not only distinction, but also the very best of what this restaurant has to offer.
Mirchi’s curries are astoundingly good, with nine chicken and half-a-dozen lamb dishes to consider, of which two of the most popular are the Lamb Karahi and the Chicken Karahi.
Both were a perfect example of how to finely balance strong spices in a luscious curry sauce that’s exploding with flavour.
The same level of dexterity demonstrated with the spices in the above curries carries through seamlessly to include the superbly executed Chicken Jalfrezi below.
And with Chilli Chicken Masala, Chicken Bhuna, Chicken Tikka Masala, Chicken Korma , Chicken Tikka Karahi, and Chicken Achari, diners will be spoiled for choice.
It’s safe to say that not only does Mirchi offer enough variety to have customers coming back time and time again, but guarantees high quality food on a consistent basis.
90-94 City Rd, Cardiff CF24 3BN.
T: +44 (0)29 2049 2344 | W: @mirchicardiff
Opening Times: Mon-Sun 15:00-23:00