Date visited: 25th October 2012
A few years ago, AS was brought to Tandoori Den by some of her friends who were frequent customers there. AS works close to where we stay, so she suggested heading over there after work for dinner last night. Now we don't usually have much Indian food at all, so naturally I was excited to try Tandoori Den.
It was a weeknight so the restaurant was only three quarters full and we got a seat immediately. I love the decor - especially the shapes of light reflected off the ceiling by the beautiful dangling lanterns. The space was small and cosy without being cramped.
|Sitar stuck on the wall|
I had a mango lassi, which was a cooling homemade yoghurt drink. It was a beautiful drink, with the richness of mango and a hint of tangy yoghurt. They had it in other flavours too including natural, passionfruit and rose.
|Mango lassi $4.90|
|Tandoori chicken $14.50|
We chose four things for our mains. Sorry, photos aren't great as it was dark and it was a little while between the entree and main, so we were all starving and I couldn't make everyone wait for me to take photos from every angle, with flash and without etc etc...
We had the Lamb Korma, which was lamb pieces cooked 'Mogul' style in rich creamy sauce. The lamb was boneless and tender - you could tear it apart with your fork. There was only a mild heat and it wasn't overly salty.
|Lamb korma $18.90|
We also had their Butter Chicken, which was Tandoori chicken cooked in a sauce with tomato, butter, cream and mild spices. Thinking back, we actually could have done without either the Butter Chicken or the Tandoori Chicken entree - we didn't notice the Butter Chicken used Tandoori chicken as well, so they tasted similar except the former had sauce. I saw a lot of other people commented that the Butter Chicken tasted particularly tomato-ish, but we didn't encounter that. Although we enjoyed both chicken dishes, we should have chosen a beef dish instead.
|Butter chicken $18.90|
We had the Garlic Naan, which was a baked flatbread served hot. It was really delicious, fluffy and crispy in some areas.
|Garlic Naan $3.50|
|Chicken Biriyani $18.90|
We were so full after dinner, but AS wanted to try their desserts. She chose the Gulab Jammun. The waiter kindly told us there was only two dumplings per serving but we said it was fine cos we were too full =P
|Gulab Jammun $5.90|
AS also had their Masala Chai which was Indian tea with milk.
|Masala Chai $4.00|
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