Review by The Waitrose Good Food Guide 2014 published on September 2013
The Good Food describes the work of Anand George as “giving his creativity free rein at the Purple Poppadom, a modern first-floor restaurant in Canton, serving a dazzling mix of inventive and and traditional dishes. Food is pitched significantly above your average curry house fare, and the funky pink and purple decor and lively buzz create a relaxed, informal mood. A starter of scallops poached in moilee sauce set beside a spice-encrusted scallop with black grape and fresh ginger dressing is typical of Georges ability to put a modern spin on traditional flavours. To follow, a main course of Murgh Chatpa Kolhapur (chicken with a thick tangy onion and tomato sauce flavoured with fenugreek leaves and lemon juice has show-stopping freshness and complexity. For dessert, George’s trademark chocomosa makes a fun and satisfying conclusion.