In my continuing search for the authentic Birmingham Balti, I found that there are at least six ‘Indian’ restaurants in Moseley and Kings Heath with Balti on the menu. However, the Poplar (in Poplar Road) is the only one I’ve found to date of those that do a proper one. Great prices, homely and unlicensed with some unique dishes including Crispy Aubergine and Gobi Pakora. My Balti Shahi Chicken (chicken chunks and mince in a spicy sauce) served up in a sizzling bowl with an unusual Garlic and Cheese Nan was excellent. With a warm welcome, this was a throwback in the nicest sense to the ‘good old days’ fondly remembered by baltiholics. Perhaps this shouldn’t be surprising as I found out the owner is connected to the once much loved but now closed Kushi on the Moseley Road.