|Posted by vancouverislandfoodadventures on December 15, 2011 at 5:25 PM|
We recently visited a magnificient Indian resturant we have been eyeing for awhile now, wanting to try it out. So we decided to try it it for our first offical food adveture. I have little experience with Indian food, yet I was excited to try some foreign food. My first impresion of the resturaunt was pleasant. It was spacious, warm, friendly and smelled wonderful, full of exotic spices. A employee was there to greet us and showed us to our table. It was pretty quiet, infact we were the only ones there. I looked around and saw lots of exotic indian-style paintings which was pretty cool. The waiter told us that their specialty was their butter chicken so we decided to go with that. We also orderd a side of basmalti rice and a garlic basil nan-bread. My mom was telling me that she had been here before and tried some of the food with a couple of her friends. The food arived shortly after we ordered. It was steaming hot and delicious. The bread came along with the main course, yet we assumed it would of come before the main course considering it was under 'appetizers'. I was a little bit overwhelmed by the flavour that came pouring out of the chicken cooked in a home-made butter cream sauce into my nostrills. The rice was very fluffy and delicous. We poured the sauce and chicken over our rice and dug in. I was surprised with the flavours that hit me. It was spicy, sweet and fresh. The chicken was nice and moist, cooked to perfection. My mom found the 'mild' we ordered to be a bit spicy, but I thought it was fine. Amazingly, I was really enjoying the experence. The garlic basil nan-bread we ordered was delcious. It was homemade with a nice blend of spices infused into it. I was intruiged about the strange shape of the bread so I asked my mom. She said that it could be used as a spoon for eating. After we were finished eating, he deliverd our bill which was fairly reasonable for the portion and quality of the food we had. He gave us some little tiny, candy coverd fennel seeds with our bill. I was intrigued so I ate a couple. They tasted quite good actually, kind of like licoriche. It was overall a very enjoyable exepirence. I would rate the service we received a great 9 out of 10. The meal itself we would rate 8.5 forks out of 10.
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