My office celebrated a colleague’s birthday on Christmas eve. We ordered take out from Dhaliwal Sweets & Restaurant as the birthday girl is from Gujarat.
We had Fish Pakora as starter. The fish is marinated in yogurt, ginger, garlic
The Chicken Biryani was quite spicy.
The Prawn Goa Curry was creamy and mild, cooked with ginger, garlic, onion and coconut milk. The prawns were on the skimpy side. Continue reading
On a Friday evening, Ben brought me to Apna Chaat House for dinner.
Apna Chaat House serves Indian Street Food in a restaurant setting.
One of the wall serves as a huge menu.
Another wall is decorated with a huge mural about Indian street food.
There are also Indian style Chinese food.
Ben ordered the Pav Bhaji; it’s a thick vegetable curry served with two soft bread rolls. There were a lot of onions in the sauce. Continue reading
The June birthday boy wanted to celebrate his birthday at Tandoori Flame, the new Indian Buffet in Delta. I was not so eager for any all you can eat as I always ended up regretting it.
We called up to check if they accept reservation. Unfortunately, no. So, we arrived about 5 minutes before the dinner opening time at 5:00PM and there was a line already.
We waited for at least 30 minutes before we got to the reception desk just next to the bar.
One of the server briefly showed us the buffet area and brought us to our table at the covered patio. The server returned to check with Ben if we wanted to order some cocktail or juice while the rest of us were lining up to get our food, she was definitely not happy when Ben said no.
The above is from the appetizer section.
The most interesting item is the puri where you crack the top of the fried bread and stuffed it with some savory accompaniments and some sour and spicy sauces. Continue reading
Ben and I went for lunch after church service. Ben decided to drive to Fraser St., to look for lunch idea.
We ended up with a Pakistani and Indian restaurant, Dewan-E-Khass.
The restaurant was not busy when we were there before 1:00PM. There were two other tables being occupied.
Ben must have read about this restaurant from Yelp.
We started off with an appetizer of fries as we saw both other tables had it. The serving was quite large and it’s a little oily.
We ordered a Fish Biryani for $11.95. The serving was big as it was piling up high on the plate. Continue reading
Ben came to pick me up from work on a Friday evening. We decided to go out for dinner to wind down the work week.
Ben brought me to a hole in the wall Indian/Pakistani restaurant on Main St., Vancouver.
Tandoori Oven serves vegetarian, lamb, chicken, goat, beef, fish, kabab & tandoori entrees, biryani, burgers and wraps.
The most impressive feature is all dishes are under $10.
We ordered a Curry Chicken Thali which is on special of the day. We can choose either rice or naan with it. We opted for naan because our next dish is a rice dish. Continue reading
My family was in the Delta/Surrey neighbourhood for a special event. So, we decided to have lunch here after the event.
Ben brought us to Tasty Indian Bistro in Delta. We were there before noon and got a parking spot without problem. But when we left, the parking lot was full. As we exited the restaurant, a lady approached us and asked us if we were leaving. She then stood at our spot and made a call, probably for someone that has been looking for a parking spot.
The decoration looks on the high end side.
I like the bronze cutlery.
Arkensen ordered from the lunch special; Non-veg Special for CAD13. He opted for the Goat Curry. The other option is Butter Chicken. The lunch special came with 2 pieces of Tandoori chicken on top of some basmati rice. Continue reading
On a weekend, Ben and I went to Fraser Street to look for food.
We walked along the street and finally decided to have Indian food for lunch.
We were at Madras Spice as it just opened for business for the day. The place is quite nicely decorated but we noticed that it is not maintained very well.
I liked that they take the effort to label the salt and pepper bottles with their logo.
We ordered one of their thali to try. We had the Madras thali which came in a platter with several small dishes. The dishes include a chicken curry, a lamb curry and a few vegetables dishes. Continue reading
Nanzaro wanted Indian buffet for lunch on a Sunday.
So, Ben drove to the Punjabi Market on Main St. Vancouver to look one. We came upon Himalaya Restaurant which looks quite modern and clean cut from the outside.
When we enter the restaurant, we were greeted with a whole buffet of sweets. The sweets are not part of the buffet lunch. The restaurant has quite a big sitting area. In fact, part of the area was closed as there are not a lot of customers.
We had the non-vegetarian buffet which is $13.95 while there is an option for vegetarian buffet for $11.95. Ben piled up his plate with everything. Continue reading
Ben was craving for Indian food. He wanted to try a new place instead of our favourite Kona Tandoori and Saffron.
He went all the way to Fraser St. to look for one. We found Al-Watan which serves Pakistani cuisine.
Lunch special looks economical.
We were there just about noon and the place was pretty quiet.
I ordered one of the lunch special which came with tandoori chicken and curry chicken. It was a pretty big serving compared with Kona’s lunch special especially the rice portion. Continue reading
Ginger Indian Cuisine had been on my list of restaurant to visit for a while. When a coupon offer came up on Socialshopper.com, I just had to get it. It’s a $30 value coupon for the price of $15.
Ginger Indian Cuisine is located in a quiet strip mall on Bridgeport Road between Shell Road and No. 4 Road. This restaurant has opened for five months as I was told by the server.
The restaurant is relatively spacious with clean setting. We do not like restaurant with a cramp setting.
Free papadam with tamarind sauce for snacking while waiting for our main dishes to arrive.
Arkensen wanted Butter Chicken, his favourite Indian dish. He likes the sauce with rice. He does not care so much for the chicken. I wonder if any restaurant will just sell the sauce alone, :-). Continue reading