Luntmakargatan may be the city’s best location for those who want to establish themselves in Stockholm’s own Little Asia. On the narrow back street to Sveavägen, pubs with genuine orientation in
Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean and Indian flavors are crowded. Even though the Cumin Club’s owner and head chef – Abid Khan – was born in Bangladesh; his cooking is based on precisely the spice mixes and characteristic collisions of vegetable and meat dishes which in many ways characterize Indian cuisine.
He came to Stockholm in 1989 as a 20-year-old to greet his brother, and remained. After working around many Indian taverns, including the now defunct premium Indian Annakhan on Riddargatan, Abid Khan chose to open his own restaurant with his wife exactly ten years ago. And it is against the tradition of well-composed dishes that the Cumin Club rests, rather than trying to become yet another in the line of Indian budget pubs with a big strong on the menu.