Arkensen and Nanzaro had an eye checkup in Vancouver during the winter break. Normally, they have their checkup in January but this time I was given the appointment during winter break. I’m so glad because I don’t have to worry about them missing classes for their eyes checkup.
Arkensen and Nanzaro wanted to eat at the New India Buffet & Restaurant which is located in the same building where their optometrist is.
Arkensen and Nanzaro had tried the $5 lunch box take out here before. It was during their previous year visit to the optometrist during a school day. Since we had to rush back to school, they just had the lunch box take out and eat it in the car on the way back to school.
New India Buffet & Restaurant has a nice view of Vancouver. I can imagine the night scenery from here will be very beautiful.
The interior of the restaurant is made of multilevel dining area. It is big and decorated festively.
We came here for the buffet. Actually, for Arkensen, he only wanted butter chicken with rice. Arkensen does not care for variety. When we go to Kedah House for their buffet, Arkensen will only eat rice with beef rendang. His new slogan is know your limit, stay within it. Hm, that sounds familiar.
Ice water is served on the table. You can also have ice tea or mango lemonade from the buffet.
The above is Nanzaro’s butter chicken with fries. I find that the butter chicken is not as creamy as I liked it to be.
The above is my lamb curry. The lamb is very tender and the curry is slightly tangy. This is good.
The above saffron sweet rice is served on the buffet. The boys avoided this because they saw raisins in it. I enjoyed it though. The drumstick on the top right is Tandoori Chicken, I think.
For appetizers, we tried the Mini Samosa and Vegetable Pakora. The Mini Samosa was crispy but the pakora is not crispy and quite doughy. So, the pakora is a disappointment.
I had some of the vegetable dishes. On the right with cauliflower is Aloo Gobi and on the left is a dish with eggplant. I cant recall the dish name.
Naan is good with any curry. The naan is pre-made and not freshly made like some other Indian restaurant. So, they are not as crispy on the outside.
Lastly, for dessert, I had some cantaloupe melon, jello and Gulab Jamun. I love the combination of the different textures and flavours, sour and sweet.
Indian Chai Tea and Coffee is included in the buffet. I had the Chai Tea.
The bill came to $50.22 before tips. Apparently, during the holiday season, they charged the weekend price i.e. $14.95 on weekday too. The regular price will resume on 2nd January.
You can click on the above menu to have a larger view.