Chicken Korma ($14.9)/Kadai Goat ($14.9)/Garlic Naan ($3.5ea)/Steamed Rice ($2.95ea)

CHILLI INDIA

Earlier this week, I walked into our tea room for morning tea, only to be assaulted with the aroma of someone heating up garlic naan in the sandwich press. The force of the food craving that hit me was unbelievable; I assume it’s roughly equal to the level of desire some women feel when they think about bearing children. I may usually be notoriously indecisive [...]
Goan Fish Curry ($16.99)/Butter Chicken (16.99)/Saffron Rice ($4.99)/Garlic Naan ($3.99)

PUNJABI CURRY CAFE

Despite being a fan of Indian food (who isn’t?), I don’t actually eat Indian very often at all. I’m not quite sure why, but I have a hunch it has something to do with the fact of how I just can’t justify to myself a meal full of deep frying and ghee (clarified butter) very often. But when the decision is made for me... I [...]
ChickenTikka Masala ($17)/Lamb Rahara ($17)/Tadka Dahl ($13.5)/Garlic Naan ($3.5)/Matar Pulao ($5)

JAI HO RICHMOND

My parents aren’t the most adventurous eaters on Earth. Whilst they’ll eat most Chinese foods and a good portion of other Asian cuisines, anything more exotic is often greeted with suspicion and disdain. After all, with Chinese being such a diverse and interesting cuisine, and having eaten it all their lives, it’s probably fairly easy to feel like you neither need nor want anything else. [...]
Bhel Puri ($7)

MUKKA

I have to admit, growing up is a bit of a funny thing. Not that I’m spending 20 minutes doing self-reflection every day, but it is a little amusing to realise that when I’m chatting to co-workers about career paths, investment plans, and SBS documentaries, I am not actually feigning interest. Another thing I’ve noticed is that although I’ve gotten (even) better at portion control, [...]
Thali Of The Day

LENTIL AS ANYTHING

For those of you who are heading out St Kilda way to have dinner at The Two Badgers, DON’T. It’s not that the food is bad... but I wouldn’t call an unexpected and abrupt closure a good thing either. And I had a $100 voucher for the restaurant too, boo! Thankfully of all places, it was St Kilda we were in. So instead of being [...]
Special Thali ($13)

DELHI STREETS

Delhi Streets opened in a little laneway near Southern Cross Station a month or so back, and I wouldn’t have heard of it at all if it weren’t for a long overdue catch-up dinner with a couple of lovely ex-co-workers, Ben and Aisling. I met up with the lovely duo in the snug little restaurant a tad past six. The staff were bubbly and welcoming, [...]