Why is the Triangle one of my favourite restaurants? Because when I go out for a meal, I like to eat food that is imaginative, interesting – and, of course, tasty. What I particularly like about the menus is that they are not tied to any specific theme or nationality; each dish seems to have been carefully and individually thought out so that the style of cooking, herbs, spices and accompaniments have been used to bring the best out in the ingredients. My last meal there, for example, I would imagine zigzagged across the globe in terms of origin – crispy spring rolls with chilli dip, goat curry with mango rice, the famous Triangle Baileys cheesecake, accompanied by a New World wine and Chinese beer .
Because I can meet friends for Sunday breakfast at 11 am – and the Triangle’s Moroccan version of a full English breakfast has to be tried to be believed! Then, if the weather is nice, we can go for a walk in Alexandra Park, or go blackberry picking; if it’s miserable, or we haven’t yet run out of conversation, we can stay on, maybe having a dessert and/or light starter with a glass or two of wine.
Because of the extra touches, often of his own invention, that Aziz introduces into his dishes; for example: water melon in the stir-fried noodles, parsnip crisp garnish, mushrooms marinaded before cooking so they taste “like mushrooms used to taste”; the delicate long strips of salted cucumber.
I was going to add something about the décor/pictures – but thought I’d better just stick to the food!