|James Kachan - Dinner guest|
So we arrived on a cold winter's night. I was pretty hungry, James only a little bit. The decor of the place was pretty sparse. A takeout counter at the front of the restaurant with some generic tables near the back. I got the impression from the decor and lack of background music that they would prefer you order take out but we ventured on. We were greeted by a lovely waitress who immediately brought us a caraffe of water and, what we both thought was a revelation, stainless steel water glasses. I think we must have discussed it for three minutes.
|The water glasses|
However that all changed with the entrees! As per the rules of this blog, we asked the waitress to recommend what the restaurant did best. For James, he got a saag paneer roti which is filled with potatoes, spinach, and cheese. For me, the waitress brought a butter chicken roti which was a little disappointing at first because I usually think of butter chicken as the Indian food dish for people who don't really like Indian food.
|James' Saag Paneer roti|
So all in all, this was a pretty good experience. A completely unpretentious meal and really warmed us both up and didn't kill our wallets. I think the total came to around $28 after tax and tip. Jess has suggested I add a rating system to this blog which at first I resisted but then thought, why not? There will be five ratings which will be mentioned at the end of each posting....
1. Avoid at all costs
2. I would not return
3. I would return
4. I would return and bring friends and/or my picky mother and/or my foodie Aunt Jenny
5. I will most likely lie awake at night fantasizing about that food much to the chagrin of my fiance.
I have eaten at many Indian restaurants however I admit that I haven't had too much experience with Indian rotis. This one hits the middle. However that might change once I try out the other roti places in the neighbourhood. Who's up for Ali's Roti in February???
UPDATE: I went back again and decided this place needed a higher rating! Its effing delicious!!!