Community Highlight: Asma Khan

The Empress of Supper Clubs

Asma Khan

We are reluctant to start this post with a line from the musical ‘Oliver’, but it has to be said – food, glorious food is what Asma Khan does best, that and of course a warm and welcoming atmosphere. There’s been a wave of “supper clubs” that have sprung up over the last few years, offering people a unique way of dining out, usually in the comfort of someone’s home. The city of London in particularly is awash with them, so it can be difficult to stand out.

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However, Asma has no trouble, her perfect blending of finely cooked Indian and other cuisines, natural prowess as a hostess and inviting Kensington home has Darjeeling Express (Asma’s supper club) head-and-shoulders above the rest. She’s come a long way from, in her own words, not even being able to boil an egg and spending her first 2 years in the UK eating salads and her husband’s chicken curry. Asma decided to spend some time back in India, basically getting a crash course in traditional cooking, and since then her passion for preparing and sharing tasty dishes has continued to grow.

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Darjeeling Express offers food lovers a wide selection of mouth watering meals, from Bengali to Mughal cooking, not forgetting of course a creative variety of themes that range from Bollywood to Indian winter feasts. Asma has garnered much acclaim amongst good food connoisseurs, Darjeeling Express recently made it into Suitcase Magazine’s “Top 5 International Supper Clubs in London” which is quite an achievement. We hope Asma conjures up some more supper club evenings very soon.

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