Most restaurants have always offered takeout, as the industry was forced to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, dining in became dining out. When restaurants were forced to close their dining rooms they had to get creative. Some have created special meal kits others have created take condensed take-out menus and others have offered their regular menu with discounts for pick up and such.
I had to switch my almost nightly eating out in restaurants to eating takeout at home. One way of keeping your favourite restaurants in business is to purchase takeout meals now. Whether you had been dining out nightly or once a week, you can do the same from home. This is one of the ways to keep the restaurants, cafes and bakeries and such going along with their suppliers and their staff.
Here is one of the restaurants takeout offerings that I have experienced recently.
Takeout at Bombay Masala Indian Cuisine
Enjoyed a tasty Indian Feast to share at home of a couple of days and nights with some of my favourite dishes along with some new ones from Chef Jasvir Singh.
Chilli Fish with crispy cod bites lightly battered tossed with bell peppers & onions in a spicy chilli sauce; one of my favourite dishes at this restaurant, thankfully you can get it for takeout upon request.
Paneer Pakora with spiced paneer coated with a chickpea flour batter and deep fried, served with their tasty home-made chutney.
Tandoori Cauliflower roasted in their tandoor with cauliflower florets coated with garam flour, mustard oil and exotic spices; another favourite, though the presentation when dining-in is better than takeout, looking forward to return for a dining-in experience to enjoy this dish again.
Chicken Tikka -chicken breast marinated in yogurt and spices, cooked in the tandoor.
Prawns coconut curry King prawns cooked in a unique blend of aromatic spices simmered in a coconut milk based sauce; and it is one of my favourite curries.
Toffu Palak with tofu cooked in a fresh spinach curry tempered with ginger & garlic.
Fish Korma – Alaskan cod in a smooth creamy and nutty sauce with the chef’s unique blend of spices. This dish is not on the menu, but you can request it. I love the flavours of their korma and it goes so well with the cod.
Lamb Methi with boneless lamb with fenugreek leaves cooked in a special creamy masala sauce
Butter Chicken boneless tandoori chicken in a rich buttery tomato sauce infused with aromatic spices finished with a touch of cream. My first time trying this dish at this restaurant, it was so flavourful, I loved dipping the Paratha into the sauce.
Aloo Baingan potatoes and eggplant cooked in a fresh onion-tomato sauce and freshly ground spices; another first time trying this dish, and I loved it.
Peas Pilau Basmati rice cooked with turmeric and cumin tossed with green peas & brown onions
Lachedar Paratha Multi-layered whole wheat flakey bread, baked in tandoor;
Peshwari Naan stuffed with coconut and nuts
Gulab Jamun pastry balls deep fried and served in syrup
They are offering their regular menu for lunch and dinner ordering daily for Takeout or Delivery by ordering from their website; or you can order delivery through Doordash, Skip the Dishes, Fantuan and Uber Eats.
Bombay Masala Indian Cuisine
4473 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver
Tel: (604) 224-1111
Stay tuned for the next feature in my Takeout series.
By: Richard Wolak