Thank you all sooo much for all your sweet comments on my last post!
The last time I ate at this restaurant, it had not been renovated yet. I actually didn’t know it had been renovated until I stepped foot through the doors.
My oh my what a surprise I got.
The entrance was beautiful and very inviting. It made me feel like I was entering a castle.
As you can see, the decorations are stunning. My camera doesn’t do justice for the beautiful art and decorations. Time for a new camera, Gary? Hint hint, nudge nudge…keekeeekee.
I should mention that we had the lunch buffet at $12.99 per person (or $15.99 sorry, I don’t remember). I wanted to try the buffet cause I’m not familiar with East Indian food so I thought this would be the best way to try a lot of different dishes without constantly bothering the waiter.
Lots of desserts and fruits .
The salad bar.
With many choices of chutney and sauces. I didn’t try the mint chutney as I’ve had that before, but I did enjoy the mango and tamarind chutney.
This one was very new to me. I usually enjoy pickled stuff, but this was a bit too strong for my liking. Kind of curious what dish one would pair this with. If anyone out there is familiar with this item, I’d love to know how you eat it.
I’ll try to talk less now and let the pictures do the talking for a bit. Again, sorry about the blurry pictures.
Tandoori Chicken: Tender skewer roasted chicken marinated in herbs, spices and yogurt tandoori glaze.
Butter Chicken: Char broiled chicken marinated in herbs, spices, and cooked in a rich butter sauce.
Baigun Masala: Traditional dish of Punjab made with eggplant, chopped onion and tomato with aromatic herbs.
Aloo-Gobhi: Long cut potatoes and cauliflower mixed onions and herbs on low flame.
Vegetable Korma: Rainbow vegetables and homemade cheese cooked in a thick creamy sauce and topped with homemade yogurt. This is my favorite dish so far of all the East Indian dishes I’ve ever tried.
Goat Rogan Josh: A spicy thin curry cooked with cracked whole spices and goat. I stuck to all the meatless dishes so I didn’t try this, but Gary liked it.
Chilly Chicken: Chicken and seasoned vegetables sautéed in a spicy Indo-Chinese style sauce.
Turnip Masala: Long cut turnip cooked with creamy curry, herbs, and spices.
Oh my gosh, such a horrible blurry picture. I tried to take pictures as quickly as possible so people wouldn’t get impatient with me. Guess I paid the price. Here are some more shots of the restaurant before we move onto dessert.
They have many pieces of beautiful art like this on many of their walls.
A picture of the huge welcoming entrance from inside the restaurant.
A section of the restaurant that obviously wasn’t being used.
Jalebi: White flour and sugar combination deep fried and dipped in sugar water.
These tasted nothing like what I had expected. I thought they would be extra crispy and crunchy, like a deep fried pretzel dipped in candied glaze. Instead, they had a somewhat soft and sweet while melting in your mouth type of texture. I wasn’t a big fan. Still glad I tried them for the experience though.
This was my favorite dessert. It was smooth, creamy, and had great mango flavor. I was expecting this to be really sweet, but it wasn’t too sweet at all.
Kheer: An Indian style of rice pudding with some aromatic spices.
I wanted to try this, but was already too full. Next time for sure though. The rest of the dessert consisted of watermelon, cantaloupe, grapes, and I think honey dew. I really enjoyed munching on this guy:
They also had naan and rice that I didn’t take a picture of. I think you all know what those look like. All in all, I really enjoyed the whole experience. The food was delicious, service was friendly and very attentive, and the restaurant was renovated beautifully. The only problem I had was that a lot of the dishes were too spicy for my kiddies. If you have young children, I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant, but if you like great tasting spicy Indian food, I’d highly recommend this place. There are four New Asian Village locations in Edmonton. We went to the West side location.
I forgot to share this cake pop picture with you on my last post so I’d like to share it with you now before I leave. My friend Anju made these for my kiddies for Halloween. Thank you Anju, you’re such a sweetie! Isn’t Frankenstein cute?