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Metro Indian Restaurant - 7 Apr 2014

Metro Indian Restaurant - Metro Chicken 65.jpg

Each Indian restaurant is unique as the cuisine is vast depending on which part of India you go. Metro Indian Restaurant is no different. The flavour profile is completely different to that of the last Indian restaurant I visited, Grill & Chill, but the curries are still tasty. I think what stands out about Metro is the friendly service, the generous serves, and value for money. The fish amritsari contained perfectly cooked barramundi surrounded by a delicious crisp spiced batter. The Metro Chicken 65 also contained a lovely spice mix and was thoroughly enjoyable. The butter chicken didn’t carry the authentic flavour I was expecting but was still tasty. The Malabari prawn curry contained juicy king prawns in a lovely coconut, tomato, and onion based curry which was delicious. The soft silken cubes of paneer in a lovely rich tomatoey sauce also was enjoyable. The highlight for me was the lamb palak which contained chunks of lamb that just fell away in to a slightly thick spinach curry which was delicious. To mop up the delicious curries, the naans and rice were excellent. To finish, the mango and pistachio kulfi ice creams were large in serving, flavoursome, and so delicious. You certainly won’t leave here feeling hungry. A delicious meal and enjoyable dinner. . . . → Read More: Metro Indian Restaurant – 7 Apr 2014

Grill & Chill - 22 Mar 2014

Grill and Chill - Lamb Masala and Chicken Kali Mirch

Another visit to an Indian restaurant and the flavours presented in the food we ordered was superb, and on reflection, the best I’ve eaten thus far. I’d say if you can’t tolerate the heat, stick with mild as the medium was quite pungent and interfered with my enjoyment of the deliciously crafted curries presented. The non-vegetarian platter delivered delicious tandoor imparted flavours to the moist tandoori chicken, lamb Seekh kebab, and milder herby resmi chicken. The lamb masala was a touch too salty but the flavours were delicious, as were the chef’s special chicken kali mirch in a thick but moist creamy curry. The highlight for me was the prawn Madras curry which was superb. I also loved the garlic and butter naans which were soft on top and crunchy on the bottom. The kulfi desserts were good but could be improved. Overall, I was impressed with the flavours presented and thoroughly enjoyed my dinner. I’d strongly suggest you make a booking as you’d be lucky to get a free table as a walk in, although, you could go with the take away option too. . . . → Read More: Grill & Chill – 22 Mar 2014

Saffron Indian Restaurant - 6 Mar 2014

Saffron Indian Restaurant - Chef's Platter

It’s been about a year since I last visited and the food was really enjoyable. The chef’s platter may be for 2 but it packs a punch with a generous serving of various items which are delicious and filling. The onion bhaja’s were the standout for me. As for the curries, I loved the flavours of the lamb malabari but the dish that stole the show was the chicken masala. This was amazing, containing plenty of moist tandoori flavoured chicken in a rich creamy tomato sauce. Some similarities to a butter chicken but the dish is unique and so enjoyable. The prawn jhal frezi has a completely different flavour profile, containing a thicker creamy sauce with good prawns and the palak paneer contained some lovely soft paneer but was overpowered by the intense English spinach. The rice and delicious garlic naans were lovely accompaniments to enjoy with your mains. I was comfortably full but not stuffed (important to know when to stop eating!) and really satisfied with some delicious Indian cuisine. . . . → Read More: Saffron Indian Restaurant – 6 Mar 2014

Chik and Kent - 11 Feb 2014

Chik And Kent - Goan Pork Curry

I’m glad I gave Chik and Kent a second go after the tasteless butter chicken experienced on my prior visit. The Goan pork curry for $20 represents excellent value when you consider it’s served with a salad, papadum, rice, and naan. The Goan curry carried plenty of flavour and authenticity, the unique mix of spice evident with each mouthful. The curry was enjoyed with the lovely loose grains of rice and the soft on top slightly crunchy on the bottom naan. The tangy balsamic dressing of the salad helps to round off what is a delicious meal offering variety and balance. A sample of India on a plate. . . . → Read More: Chik and Kent – 11 Feb 2014

Chik and Kent - 7 Feb 2014

Chik And Kent - Butter Chicken

Chik and Kent is a small cafe specialising in coffee located inside Cinnamon Club City which is the restaurantI serving Indian fusion cuisine. Both are new having opened in late December 2013. I chose the butter chicken for $20 which came with a salad, papadum, rice, and naan. Unfortunately, the butter chicken was tasteless, lacking spice, tomato, sweetness and the typical flavour one expects of butter chicken. It was a real shame as there’s plenty of tender chicken and curry provided, but the curry is just creamy and rich, more on a western style sauce. Maybe that’s what they’re going for. The naan was delicious, a soft bread that pulled apart easily and had a lovely flavour from the ghee. There’s more than a generous serve of food and after polishing off the plate and using the naan to sop up any remaining curry, I was comfortably full. I’d like to come back and try one of their other curries to really see what their food is like. But if you’re after a really good butter chicken, I’d say steer clear based on my dining experience. . . . → Read More: Chik and Kent – 7 Feb 2014

Delhi 6 - 23 Nov 2013

Delhi 6 - Special Delhi 6 Platter

With all the dishes we ordered, we got an excellent variety of the Indian food on offer. The platter was generous with the standouts being fish amritisari and vegetable samosas. The generous serve of tandoori chicken was tasty too, but not a true representation of tandoori chicken. As with the entrees, the mains also contained proteins which were perfectly cooked in delicious sauces. I loved the butter chicken but the chicken lacked the tandoor imparted flavour. The lamb vindaloo had a heat that slowly builds up while the crushed peanut infused curry in the prawn jalfrezi also had a bite but was delicious. The breads were really good and so too the desserts. The goat curry was tasty and so too the biriyani, but not an authentic version. The food at Delhi 6 is solid without being spectacular. It’s worth popping by if you are craving Indian. . . . → Read More: Delhi 6 – 23 Nov 2013

Thousand Spices Indian Restaurant - 26 Oct 2013

Thousand Spices - Butter Chicken & Yellow Rice

The flavour profile of Thousand Spices Indian Restaurant is very different to any Indian restaurant I’ve eaten at. I’d say the food takes a south Indian / Sri Lankan origin so it was interesting to experience something different. The portions are generous with lots of protein and curry. The curries are tasty and carry great flavours. I really loved the lamb palek gosht which had a lovely blend of spices mixed in with tender lamb and spinach. This is a solid restaurant serving tasty curries at excellent prices. The locals obviously love it as the restaurant was packed out and there was a constant stream of customers collecting their takeaway orders. The restaurant is also featured in the Entertainment Book with a coupon for 25% off the bill up to $20. . . . → Read More: Thousand Spices Indian Restaurant – 26 Oct 2013

City Heart Indian Restaurant - 15 Sep 2013

City Heart - Mains

Well I certainly got to sample a range of food from the dinner and takeaway food I enjoyed over the following days for dinner. It was good to see consistency in the deliciousness of the dishes, containing succulent tender proteins, immersed in flavoursome curries that could be a little less thick on some dishes, but were really enjoyable. Apart from the biriyani which missed the mark, the food was authentic and my parents certainly enjoyed the takeaway. Indian City Heart Restaurant is a hidden gem away from the mainstream activity in the Perth CBD and up there amongst the best Indian restaurants I’ve eaten at. I wouldn’t hesitate visiting there again. . . . → Read More: City Heart Indian Restaurant – 15 Sep 2013

Cafe Karache - 27 Aug 2013

Cafe Karache -Lamb Biriyani & Curry Puff

Cafe Karache is a simple restaurant with a modest setting but obviously has a following judging by the patrons stopping by. There’s a range of curries to choose from and the menu ranges from Indian / Pakistani to Asian / Malay. enjoyed my lamb biriyani and the curry puff was pretty good. It’s not the most authentic biriyani I’ve had but it’s a very good verison. The meals are cheap, the servings decent, and the food enjoyable. If you’re after a cheap meal that still delivers on taste you can’t go too wrong with a visit here. Cash only. . . . → Read More: Cafe Karache – 27 Aug 2013

UK, London - Masala Zone Bayswater

Masala Zone - Chicken Biriyani

After checking this place out on the web after seeing the ad in a lift, I was surprised to learn Masala Zone is a chain. That said, on the basis of the one meal, the food is pretty decent. That’s one thing I didn’t get a chance to experience was some really good authentic Indian cuisine. The chicken biriyani is what I ordered and there’s a generous amount balanced with a serve of some spicy dhal and a serve of raitha. The biriyani had loose grains, pretty good flavour but just needed a touch more seasoning to elevate the taste of the dish. There’s plenty of chicken and after nearly polishing the plate, I was really full. . . . → Read More: UK, London – Masala Zone Bayswater