Good comfort food
Just around the corner from brick lane is the fusion restaurant Ma’dia on Shoreditch high street.
The Ma’dia menu and the food it serves up has something for everyone, they have a traditional Indian menu as well as a indo Chinese menu. But now they also have a new addition to the menu and it’s called wraps and wings.
This separate menu or pop up inside Ma’dia offers up an American menu of wraps, chicken wings and burgers. The wraps and wings menu really has a wide range of items, loads of different types of wings, lamb burgers and wraps. I think the menu should be a little more focused and could be improved if it had fewer options.
I decided to sample some of the different wings and sides so ordered a mixed batch of wings. There’s a wide range of different wings some of which you can have grilled or deep fried. Then you pick the sauce for the wings. I picked grilled Korean, buffalo, sweet and spicy, BBQ and Fried Buttermilk.
For me I really liked the Buttermilk fried chicken, the texture of the breading was good and the chicken was juicy and tender.
The other wings I feel was not as good as the fried buttermilk, I found the sauces a bit too strong in pretty much all of the other wings. They all had the same problem of being grilled then dipped in their respective sauce and therefore lacked authenticity.
Also checked out the chilli chips which were decent and the presentation of food was good as well.
The burger was an interesting one. All the burgers are made from aged spring lamb. The burger has a strong Indian spice taste to it and is directed for the local crowd. I could taste that the lamb was cooked with cumin and garam Masala. It came with these Indian style onion rings which I really liked, the taste and crunch added a different layer to the burger. Overall, it was nice to have a burger with a difference and I liked it.
Desserts are epic. But one of the surprising highlights was this Oreo cheesecake which was one of the best cheesecakes I’ve had. So well made, the layers of cake were brilliant and it tasted great. Very unexpected but highly recommended.
I think this place is good if you come from Indian, Pakistani, bengali etc background and you want to take your mum for a burger that she won’t call bland 🙂 If you don’t fancy a burger then there’s always Indian food menu.
I was invited to review the wraps and wings menu. As usual this never affects my thoughts about the food.