I was recently invited to check out India Bistro on Davie Street in Vancouver for a food tasting event with a bunch of other foodies on Instagram. Thank you so much for the invite, India Bistro!
The restaurant is spacious and they even offer lunch buffet for $12.95 per person! I was quite pleased with their friendly service.
Since we came in a group, the chef prepared us some of their most popular dishes to try.
All dishes had medium spiciness to them as requested by us. If they had a little bit more heat, it would have been perfect.
Chicken Tikka $14.95
These boneless chicken breast pieces were very tender. Yogurt was used as part of their marinating ingredient.
Garlic Naan $2.95
I always enjoyed eating naan bread at Indian restaurants. The naan here was very soft and the addition of garlic and basil helped amplify the taste.
Onion Kulcha $3.95
We all agreed that this was one of our favourite dishes. The flavour was spot on and reminded me a lot like eating a vegetarian pizza! This is a must try dish!
Rice Pulao $4.95
Basmati rice infused with aromatic spices compliments the specialty dishes with sauce well! So delicious!
Butter Chicken $13.96
It’s a no brainer to not order butter chicken when you’re dining at an Indian restaurant. The soft boneless chicken was cooked in a pot of creamy tomato sauce to perfection. The sauce wasn’t too heavy or thick.
Chicken Spinach $13.95
This dish was quite interesting. I didn’t think the boneless chicken with spinach sauce paired nicely with each other. I wasn’t particularly fond of the taste of this combination.
Lamb Methi $14.95
Mouth size pieces of lamb meat with dry fenugreek leaves and garlic in a pool of special curry sauce. The meat was not gamy tasting as the curry sauce helped balance it.
Aloo Gobhi $12.95
One must incorporate some vegetables into their meal. This vegetarian dish did it for me! An interesting combination of cauliflower and potatoes cooked in garlic, ginger, tomato and traditional Indian spices.
I also had the privilege of sampling their goat curry from their buffet section. It was my first time eating goat meat and I loved it! The meat tasted a lot like beef brisket! Two thumbs up from me!
Overall, I loved how each dish utilizes unique Indian spices to boost the flavours. I had a great time getting out of my comfort zone and trying new Indian dishes. If Indian food is your favourite, trust me and check out this place by giving it some love!