A few days ago the Film Critic Guy and I were invited out to Bollyfood, a new Indian and Pakistan take away in Kødbyen/The Meat Packing District. I had happily accepted the invitation, but I have to admit that I was a bit nervous when we entered the small restaurant. Even a small piece of chili can make me cry, so I had no idea what I had thrown myself (or us) in to.

The girl behind the counter guided us through the menu and gave us some recommendations. I went for the least spicy dish at the menu while the Film Critic Guy on the other hand, decided to try the spiciest thing. Ohh my!

You either buy a smaller “street box” or a “tiffin box”, where you get rice, a curry and a chaat (salad). There are two small dressings at the side, as well as some tiny delicious desserts. If you fancy something to drink (which is highly recommended, since it’s so spicy), there are seven kinds of lassi. I went with the one with raspberries and ginger, which was a good choice. It stopped it from burning in my throat, as well as it tasted good.

Most people visiting Bollyfood probably take their food to go, but we decided to stay. There is one table, and we occupied it for at least one hour, eating, drinking and talking. I have never been to India or Pakistan, so I can’t say if it tastes like the real deal. However, I can say that I think it tasted really good, and that it’s worth to try again.

Bollyfood, Slagterboderne 10, Kødbyen

49 dkk for a street box, 129 dkk for a tiffin box, 35-45 dkk for lassi

S-train to Hovedbanegården/The Central Station (500 meters away)

Linn Grubbström

Linn is the main contributor of Guide To Copenhagen. She is from Sweden, and has lived in Denmark since 2008. She lives at Nørrebro in Copenhagen and works with food communication. She is also the creator of the English food blog My Nordic Food Tales.