Maybe the comic creation Borat was more accurate than you think… The Kazakhstan restaurant Dastarkhan on Holloway Road looked exotic.
“Is this Kazakhstan bread?” I asked the waiter.
He giggled and shook his head. This was accompanied by aubergine salad that didn’t appear to have any aubergine in it and consisted mostly of carrots. There were also ‘vodka pickles’. I love pickles so I’ll always order a pickle dish. I wasn’t sure if these pickles were pickled in vodka or to eat with your vodka. I think the latter because I detected no vodka taste. But the tomatoes tasted as if they had been marinated in ketchup. Not as terrible as you might think.