Found on Buxton Road in the Greatmoor area of Stockport, Zulaika delivers an enticing combination of mouth-watering flavours from the Asian subcontinent.
Bangladeshi, Indian and Nepalese influences are all prevalent in an impressive menu that is jam-packed with a fabulous array of tasty dishes, all prepared by the creative chefs in the kitchen, who only use the finest ingredients, with health and nutrition at the forefront of their minds.
No Indian worth its salt would be without a plethora of sumptuous starters, and it is no different at Zulaika, where the usual delights that are the onion bhaji, the samosa and their range of tikka plates are all in attendance. This, alongside a host of sharing platters, and the likes of a sheek kebab and a prawn batura, makes for a superb appetite whetting selection that promises to prepare the taste buds for what’s to come.
Moving forward, the main courses at the restaurant are as delectable as they come and serve to meet the needs of any palate. Those looking for all things spice are sure to be pleased with the inferno that is the zuli chicken chilli, off the bone pieces of chicken breast lightly battered and infused with green chillies, whereas for the more spice averse members of the party, the chicken or lamb korma is a wonderfully mild and creamy alternative. For the visitors that fall somewhere in between, the murgh masalam, a spiced mince and chicken cube combo served in a Balti sauce, and the machley massalla, chunks of fish marinated in tandoori spices and cooked in a special chilli sauce, make for just two delicious options that provide that little bit of a kick.
For a peek into the mind of the chef, their recommendations are well worth investigating. Diners are invited to choose between such tempting prospects as the rogon sauce lamb shank number, and the murghi jaflong, an east Bengali specialty that is cooked with fresh green chillies and garnished with onions and coriander, in order to sample something that little bit different.
Ideal for a catch up with the a good friend or someone from the family, tastecard holders will have a fantastic casual dining experience at great value at Zulaika.