By manuekanayake
39 Markfield Road, N15 4QA
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12 midday – 4pm, 6pm – 10pm (Weds to Sat). Tues & Sun only lunch, closed Mondays

Torshi completes Five Miles’ package of top-quality local beer and a much-needed Seven Sisters club space with food that’s so much more imaginative than just another fancy burger offering. Its ‘Middle Eastern-inspired’ fare utilises the flavours of the Levant (the pickled veg of which they’re named after), but also boasts treats from further afield. We started with the halloumi fries with pomegranate ketchup, a new one on us: sticky, slightly sweet but with the saltiness of the slightly chewy cheese it works. That and some creamily moreish hummus, plus the perfectly pickled veg that you’d expect, set us up nicely for the main events: the fried chicken with pickled watermelon rind and zhoug mayo and those wonderful ribs. The chicken was well-coated with not even a trace of grease though it really needed the zhoug (a green chilli sauce) mayo to lift its flavour properly. The ribs, though, were a triumph – not heavy with sauce, but meaty and with a deep Unami flavour that’ll have you considering making this a weekly treat. These were complimented by Mojardara rice; the spicy carby comfort food of your dreams especially with a fried egg on top. N15 you have a winner here.