decent pakistani in whitechapel. tayyabs is questionably the most popular pakistani – or indian if you’re not being too particular – restaurant in london. after constant raves, have finally made my way there for some awesome tandoori bread as well as tandoori meats and curries. i didn’t necessarily find it more fantastic than my still-favourite masala zone chain, though the lamb was greatly praised and I don’t eat lamb, so that could be why.
but get the jug of mango lassi, so rich and delicious you don’t want to stop drinking. it’s a pretty dodgy neighbourhood though, and be prepared to leave with your clothes an unpleasant reminder of dinner.