Date visited: 14th June 2013
|The Love Guru|
Another fortnight, another Wangaratta Adventure for us. After picking MerlinFan up from Wodonga on Friday night, we decided to grab dinner in Wang. A friend had been to Indian Tandoori Restaurant and told me how good the food was, so it had to be our dinner stop for the night. Getting into the carpark around the back via the super narrow gate and one way road along the side of the restaurant itself was really testing my already crappy driving skills.
The interior of the venue was pretty big and inviting, complete with an actual fireplace where most of the patrons were seated. Nothing says beginning of winter more than sitting in front of an actual wood fire.
We were given menus and our complimentary papadam and raita.
We chose a few dishes to share. Our dishes came within minutes of us putting in our order, which is always a good thing.
We chose one of the mains, Kalmi Kebabs which were five pieces of baby lamb cutlets marinated in specially made yoghurt paste and cooked in Tandoori. We hadn't realised but it also came with baby Nan (bread).
|Kalmi Kebabs $17.90|
The nan was nice and buttery, but I thought it tasted a tad doughy. The Garlic Nan that we ordered separately I liked better. It too was buttery, covered with a scattering of crisped garlic and a (thankfully) tiny amount of coriander.
|Garlic Nan $3.90|
|Butter Chicken $17.90|
Strangely enough, our drinks came last, a little while after the food arrived. I had the Original Lassi, which was a yoghurt drink. You could choose to have it salty or sweet - I opted for sweet. Salty yoghurt just didn't quite appeal to me. The lassi was basically like unflavoured yoghurt in a drink. MerlinFan had the Strawberry Lassi. We both felt the drinks were a bit on the thick side - with the creaminess and richness from the dishes we had, we both started wishing after a while that we ordered something lighter.
|Original sweet lassi (left), Strawberry Lassi (right)|
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