Actor-director Rahul Bose, who is also a seasoned rugby player, is often travelling and sharing stories from his trips on social media. But one of his latest posts caught our attention for a special reason. The Eternally Confused and Eager for Love actor was so impressed by the delicious dishes served to him at an Indian restaurant in London that he decided to pay a visit to the kitchen of the eatery, run by an all-woman brigade.

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Spearheaded by UK-based chef, restaurateur and cookbook author Asma Khan, Darjeeling Express specialises in a plethora of Indian dishes and beverages, with their elaborate thalis being the star performers. However, what Rahul loved eating at the restaurant was an authentically cooked meal - that included momos, tangra prawns, and chingri macher malai curry among others. Heaping praises on the cheerful home chefs who are in charge of the kitchen at the eatery, the actor shared a video on his Instagram page. “Had a superb, authentically cooked meal (momos, Tangra prawns, chingri maacher malai curry…) at @darjeelingldn and met the incredible team in the kitchen - Asha, Gauri and others. All of them led with love and affection by @asmakhanlondon . Asma, thank you for your food, your stories and your warmth. And yes, I haven’t forgotten about my promise - have already spoken to my friends in Kolkata to cook maacher kaalia for you! Let me know when you land on these shores. Cheers and thank you once again! (sic),” read the caption.



From Asparagus Momos , Paneer and Sweetcorn Samosas, Puchkas, Chilli Cheese Toastie, Aloo Kaju Toastie to Mirchi Ka Salaan, Beetroot Raita, Bengali Aloo Dum, Tamarind Dal, Bhapa Doi, Khoobani Ka Meetha, Mango Lassi, and Cumin and Green Chilli Lassi - these chefs bring an interesting array of dishes and beverages to the table, that seem to be influenced by both Indian households as well as the street food. It’s interesting to see how these chefs have travelled all the way from Darjeeling, Gujarat and other places in India to the UK and have been serving some delectable tastes to the Indian diaspora and people from other countries.

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Describing it as an experience to not miss, Rahul says that one has to visit the eatery to taste the ‘fantastic’ food they prepare everyday.