This month Zouk is taking the arrival of winter in their stride with a superb selection of new dishes including 15 starters and main courses and heaps of choice for health-conscious diners looking for grilled delights or more veggie and vegan dishes. Of course, there is plenty of flavor and a good pinch of spice in every dish too, so keeping those winter chills at bay couldn’t be easier than taking a trip to Zouk.
The new menu kicks off with plenty of zing from the show-stopping Dynamite Shrimp or wonderfully more-ish Crispy Okra Chips. The Dynamite Shrimp is an Indochinese fusion dish featuring crispy fried prawns coated in a honey, chilli and garlic sauce while the Okra Chips make a great sharing dish and their tangy batter is delish’ when dipped in mint yoghurt or chilli sauce.
For those looking for a creamy dish the new Malai Tikka features char-grilled chicken pieces cooked with ginger and garlic and just a hint of chilli or the classic Dall Soup is delicious with a generous dollop of yoghurt and a fresh naan for dipping. The Parsi Fried Chicken (pictured top) is Zouk’s own take on a regional classic, think fried chicken Indian style with the batter infused with Zouk’s special blend of garam masala. It’s great on its own or with the new Baby Leaves & Beet Salad on the side.
There are four new meat curries to enjoy from the smoky Black Pepper Lamb to the smokin’ hot Laal Maas. The first is an Andhra-style curry with black pepper infusing the lamb pieces which have been slowly cooked in a thick curry sauce while the second, Laal Maas, is a fiery Rajasthani curry with a tomato and chilli base and plenty of heat.
Chicken lovers will be hard pressed to choose between the aromatic Cardamom Chicken Curry and the tasty Chicken Kofta Curry. Both delicious both different. The cardamom curry is a Sindhi style recipe with the aroma of the cardamom making it a dreamy dish that transports you to the sub-continent with each bite, while chicken kofta curry features juicy and spicy chicken keema meatballs with topped with heaps of spicy tomato masala.
New Halal Steaks
Zouk recently expanded its range of halal steaks to create more choice for diners. Added to the classic Chicken and lamb fillet steaks guests can now enjoy a selection of premium beef steaks including Rib Eye Aged Marble Steak, Beef Fillet, Cote de Boeuf, T-Bone, Tomahawk and Chateaubriand. All steaks can be cooked to the diner’s preference and are served with seasonal vegetables, chips and a choice of sauce. Along with the traditional peppercorn and Zouk sauces blue cheese, mushroom & Arabian sauce are now also available.
As well as our super dynamite shrimp seafood lovers will want to snap up the new King Prawn & Coconut curry. Inspired by southern Indian cuisine this medium spiced curry is like a bowl of sunshine to chase away the winter chills. It contains the perfect blend of spices to bring out the flavor of its juicy king prawns, which are smothered in a devilishly creamy coconut sauce.
Victory for Veggies & Vegans
This section is of the menu is a celebration of vegetables and pulses inspired by the changing tastes of Zouk’s customers. The winter menu has five new vegetarian dishes from the classic Vegetable biryani, cooked in layers to infuse each grain of basmati with spices, to the simple but delicious Chole Masala which makes a star of the humble chick pea!
Zouk knows diners cant seem to get enough paneer so cheese lovers will delight in the fact there are two new paneer curries on the menu too. A spicy scrambled option has been paired with onions and peppers or the superfood style Broccoli and Paneer features tender stem shoots of broccoli cooked with mustard and a spicy tomato masala.
Last but not least there is the Zouk Sambar (pictured right). This dish hails from the south of India and is particularly popular in Kerala and coastal areas. Zouk’s version features both lentils and vegetables with plenty of spice and the unique but traditional moringa (also known as drumsticks) to complete to the dish. Like the best southern Indian dishes red chilli and mustard seeds give it heat and aroma.
Zouk Owner Tayub Amjad commented ‘With the new winter menu we’ve tried to cater for every diner. There are some classic curries on there like Laal Maas, Chicken Kofta Curry and Black Pepper Lamb which we’re excited to share with our customers, but we’ve also added lots of new vegetarian dishes too. The Sambar and Chole Masala are really tasty and nutritious too but my personal favourite is a toss between the Dynamite Shrimp and the Parsi Fried Chicken starters. They are both incredibly more-ish, I could eat them every day.’