Very popular – spicy and authentic Indian food in SOHO

Morning too all ☺

I’am sitting here ready in my workout outfit, waiting for the laundry to finish and then I will go to gym for the first time in two weeks. I know two weeks isn’t that long, but I have been used to going there at least two times a week, and often more, for about two years now. So I am a bit nervous about how it will go!
I am proud of my self for coming up and in the sports wear (then there is no way back), as I was out drinking a couple of beers yesterday, and even though it didn’t get late I felt super tired.
I have heard that if you don’t go to the gym for two weeks a more everything that you will have gained, not in muscles, but in stamina when exercising, will be lost. Anyway I am actively choosing not to believe that, as that would be too depressing. That is another thing I hate about exam periods – how much time you are spending inside. Luckily now there is not too long for Christmas and my little mini family vacation in Copenhagen – it is going to by so amazing!

Anyway, I have recently tried this Indian and Sri Lankan SOHO restaurant called Hoppers – which was super cool and original! And by very authentic I mean that you actually have to translate the menu from Indian using a dictionary on the back of the menu card. In the end we just asked the table next to us what they had – because that looked really good – and we just went from there. I don’t know it was a fun concept, but maybe the waiters could have explained a little bit how the menu works, as (even with the dictionary) everything was very hard to figure out -and I would say that we were 5 reasonable intelligence people eating together;)
But! The food was actually really amazing. I love Indian food, and when going to Indian places I always have a lot to choose from that is vegetarian as well, which is nice. But sometimes the food in different Indian places can be a bit similar, even though I rarely have bad food experiences, I rarely have anything innovative or extraordinar as well.
But this place was outstandingly different from any Indian food I have tried before – I don’t know enough about authentic Indian food to say if this was truly authentic, but it surely seemed like it! And it was definitely more spicy than your typical Indian restaurant which I loved! I love spicy food, having grown up with a father who puts chili’s in almost everything we eat.
The menu is designed so you should get different “smaller” dishes and share them between each other – a concept I also love. That way you get to try even more different food – also one of the reasons why I love tapas so much.
So – if you you are into spices and Indian-Skri Lankan food, it is so worth trying!
It is a bit annoying though that they don’t take reservations and have like a 2 hours waiting list. But the nice thing is that you can just sign on you name and then they will text you 10 min before your table is ready. So you can just come at like 6, sign up your name, and then go in the neighborhood and take a cocktail, or do some shopping, or something.
Prices a more then reasonable as well, but be careful if you’re gonna order a bottle of wine, it is like half the size of a normal wine. So if you are a wine drinker (like me) you should just take one bottle each! 😉

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