Tashan Gains Another Fan
Brian Freedman is the latest to sing the praises of Tashan. Among the accolades, “intriguing,” “creative” and “well executed.”
So much is so good here. Tandoori shrimp, a usually humble preparation of reliably overcooked shrimp and fairly monochromatic seasoning, was shown real respect. Popping-tender and kissed with smoke, these savory pink commas were the beneficiaries of a hung-yogurt crust and made maple-y by the addition of herbal fenugreek. The flavors were both familiar and bracingly exotic. The tandoors were also used brilliantly for pink-centered lamb chops mysterious with Kashmiri paprika and protected by a papaya glaze complicated with mustard oil and honey.
Tashan, Modern Indin Joint on Broad Street is Pretty Damn Incredible [Philadelphia Weekly]