It has been several years since my last visit to this popular West End bistro with it’s Northern Indian cuisine focus.
Peshwari naan – one of my favourite breads here, it is a white leavened bread stuffed with dried fruits & nuts.
Cucumber salad with a light dressing.
Eggplant bartha, loved the smokiness of this dish, whole eggplant roasted on open flame & peeled, then cooked with onion, tomatoes, garlic & ginger.
Fish tikka served sizzling to the table, the fish is marinated in fresh ginger, garlic, Indian spices & char-broiled.
Onion kulcha, another more savoury white leavened bread stuffed with onions.
Lamb Methi loved the flavours in this dish with dry fenugreek leaves & garlic in a special curry sauce.
Fish masala cooked in onion, garlic, ginger and tomato sauce.
Chicken coconut cooked in a unique combination of coriander & coconut curry.
Tandoori chicken Half chicken marinated with authentic Indian spices & char broiled in tandoor.
Chicken Methi, the flavours of this chicken dish with dry fenugreek leaves & garlic in a special curry sauce are more subtle than the same with lamb.
Rasmalai, loved this dessert, homemade round cheese patties served in a cold thick milk broth.
Kulfi Homemade Indian ice cream served on a bamboo stick and it’s addictively good.
Keer – rice pudding very lightly sweetened. Served cold.
India Bistro is located at 1157 Davie Street in the West End neighborhood in downtown Vancouver. You can call them at 604-684-6342.
By: Richard Wolak