Quick post for you today about a lovely little secret hiding in Selfridges.
I’ve told you lot before about Tonkotsu in the food court, but Ooty Station is also worth visiting if you’re shopping at the Bullring. Taking over the space left from Rolwala there’s a lot to like about this small restaurant serving up South Indian street food. This low key set up found to the left as you enter the ground floor offers a more casual concept than Ooty London, the fine dining version in London.
Malli chicken wings are a super saucy and very messy treat, flavoured with coriander and Ooty’s special sauce. You’ll end up with a lot of this on your face and fingers but it’s a great way to start your meal or as a snack. A safer option if you’re wearing white is the methi lamb samosa. Fenugreek spiced minced lamb is encased in crisp pastry and has a tamarind sauce on the side should you want to dip. If you fancy a veggie option the samosa chat is fragrant and delicious, with masala chickpeas, potato and pea samosas covered in sweet yoghurt and tamarind mint chutney.
If you fancy a curry there’s some seriously lovely options. The Matka Lamb is especially good (could do without the coriander tree it comes with) boasting a thick gravy flavoured with chilli and tellicherry pepper. Kasoori Murgh offers a twist on chicken tikka with a rich tomato sauce spiced with an in-house garma masala blend. Both are generous portions and come served with plentiful fluffy basmati rice. Add a paratha if you like your meal extra carby – it’s truly special flatbread.
The food is hearty and tasty, and decent compared to what’s available close by. Definitely a nice lunch or early evening option if you’re in Bullring.