Last year, chef turned restaurant owner Nobi Hussain of Imli Indian restaurant in Seaside Road visited India for the first time with his wife on the trip of a life time.
Being a chef for seven years, he was constantly seeking inspiration wherever he went, whether he was touring the Taj Mahal (which he describes as awe-inspiring), visiting Goa or traveling up to the Mogul Emperors Palace on an elephant, the creative side of Nobi’s brain kept buzzing with the smells of spices and street food on offer.
Now back in Eastbourne, inspired by the taste of India, Nobi has launched a new menu. Indeed, the elephant ride inspired one such dish - Punjabi Chicken - a delicious combination of chicken mince and chicken tikka pan-fried in Garlic and Chilli.
Imli encourages their guests to watch for themselves as their food is being prepared – as Nobi says “the hours are unsocial but there’s something special and joyous about cooking for people, and watching their face light up as they eat and have a great night.”