Food Review: Variety is the spices of life at Silk Road

Silk Road
Silk Road

‘SHALL we eat out tonight?’ ‘Yes, sounds like a good idea, Chinese or Indian?’

‘Oh definitely Chinese’. ‘Really, I fancied an Indian’.

If this sounds like a similar conundrum to you then fear no more. CMK based Silk Road aims to bridge the gap by offering a Pan Asian solution to your dining dilemma.

New chef Saj Khan offers a menu which combines the best dishes from across India, China and Thailand.

Diners can pick and choose their way through the menu, sampling food from each country in whichever way they desire.

But perhaps the best way to try these various delights in one go is via the restaurant’s Mixed Banquet Menu.

Costing £16.95 per person – for a minimum of two – this option features a variety of Asian fare.

Silk Road also offers a similar Indian Banquet Menu for those who want something a bit more traditional.

The mixed menu consists of four starters; Indian favourites Onion Bhajees and Zafrani Murgh Tikka (chicken pieces marinated in yoghurt) are combined with their Chinese counterparts prawn toast and spring rolls.

The main courses are equally eclectic. Chicken Tikka Masala, Lamb Rogan Josh, Beef Green Pepper and Black Bean Sauce and Sweet and Sour Chicken.

Aloo Mator – sauted potatoes and peas with caramelised onion – rice noodle and pulao rice, along with the compulsary Naan bread, make sure no taste of Asia is omitted.

The food is plentiful and tastes as good as you would expect from the man who won this year’s Milton Keynes Food Award chef of the year gong. But the real joy of Silk Road is finding a variety of food in an establishment where you don’t have to serve yourself.

The decor at the Grafton Gate East eatery is simple and spacious, while the service is polite without being pushy.

‘Shall we eat out tonight, I fancied trying the Pan Asian menu at Silk Road?’

‘Yes, please’.