The hubby and kiddies were away in Vancouver for the weekend while I stayed back to attend a stagette today. After I dropped them off at the airport Friday afternoon, I met up with a friend whom I’ve known since grade three. While the kiddies are on vacation, so is Mommy’s brain. For that reason, let’s save me some calculating and just say I’ve known this dear friend for at least 20 years! I wanted vegetarian Indian food so we decided to try out The Curry Fix.
As you can see, they have a buffet but it wasn’t open when we were there. I would have loved to try the buffet.
We started out each ordering a mango lassi. This was not the first time I had one, but for those of you who have never had one, it tastes like a delicious yogurt mango shake (to me at least). It was so good I finished mine half way through our appetizer.
For an appetizer we ordered the Chicken Tikka, which is boneless pieces of chicken marinated in tandoori sauce, spices and herbs. I forget the name of the green sauce that came with the dish (maybe someone can help me out) but I think it was a chutney? I really enjoyed this sauce as it had a slight sour twist and was mildly spicy but not too spicy that it overpowered the tandoori taste of the chicken.
Pictured below from left to right we have:
Palak Paneer: cottage cheese cubes cooked with minced spinach and cream
Aloo Baigan: eggplant and potatoes cooked with herbs & spices
Paratha: whole wheat flat bread
I loved everything we ordered, but my favorite was the Palak Paneer. It was the perfect spiciness and wasn’t too salty or creamy either. The Aloo Baigan was a winner as well cause I love eggplants. The different textures of the potatoes and eggplant complimented each other well. I made a comment to (let’s just call her) Buddycakes 😉 that I could easily substitute popcorn with plain Paratha as a snack while watching a movie, it was yummy. By the time we were both full, we still had about half of each dish to take home. Buddycakes insisted that I take all of the leftovers as she still had some leftovers at home to finish.
Everytime we get together I can never get enough of this dear friend’s company, so we decided to head over to Starbucks for some Chai Latte. We spent a good hour and a half there and half way through we got free blueberry bars cause I think they were trying to refill with fresh ones. Yay for free food :-D! We were both too full from dinner to try our free baked good. After Starbucks I drove Buddycakes home. Thank you for the fabulous time as always girl. When I got home I decided to watch a movie on video on demand. Which movie you ask?
Why this one of course.
I thought that Shaw could have done a better job with the synopsis,
but well done with the credits.
Lynn Chen rocked the screen again. I don’t want to say too much about the movie cause I don’t want to give anything away, but I will say that I liked it and had some good laughs. A very smart and cute movie indeed. I’ve seen some of the deleted scenes and I wished they would’ve kept the singing scene. Boy can she sing! Another job well done Lynn! Definitely two thumbs and two toes up for me on this one 😀
Well, there’s my Friday. Two questions before I leave: Do you have a friend whom you’ve known for a long time? What is your favorite Indian dish? If you have a favorite Indian dish, please share and tell us what’s in it. Hope you’re all having a fabulous weekend. Until next time friends and family :-D.