Category Archives: Indian

Manjal South Indian Kitchen: Kothu Parotta

Manjal South Indian Kitchen is a newish restaurant that opened up along Edmonds Street recently that focuses on South Indian cuisine. When I dropped by for lunch on a weekday in early February, the place was practically dead but there’s been a lot of construction going on along Edmonds so that might explain the lack of people.
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Agra Tandoori Restaurant: Butter Chicken, Vindaloo, and Fish Curry

A little while ago, I noticed a new spot called Agra Tandoori open up next to Pokerrito in the Market Crossing area of Burnaby. It’s a tiny shop that, you guessed it, serves up East Indian cuisine.
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Arvind’s Curry & Cocktail: Lamb Vindaloo

Arvind’s Curry & Cocktail is located on 6th Street in New West and popped up on my radar (I can’t recall why). After running out of new places to try in my area, I decided to stop by and check this place out.
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James Street Cafe: East Meets West for Breakfast

James Street Cafe has always been a bit of a mystery to me. The restaurant doesn’t actually sit on James Street and seems far from a typical cafe. We visited early one February morning for breakfast… something that they are supposedly well known for.
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Cayenne Bistro and Grill: African-Indian Fusion in Burnaby

Cayenne Bistro and Grill is a newish African/Indian fusion restaurant that opened up recently along 6th Street in New Westminster, taking over the space by the former Malaysian eatery known as Makan Place.
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Desi Turka Indian Cuisine: Chicken Vindaloo and Lamb Curry

Along 6th Street, near the Burnaby-New Westminster border, a rather unassuming restaurant named Desi Turka Indian Cuisine serves up some fairly good East Indian fare. If it wasn’t for the aroma of Indian spices emanating from restaurant, you’d hardly know that it was there.
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Indian Bombay Bistro: Chicken Malai

Indian Bombay Bistro is a surprisingly good restaurant located on 6th Street in Burnaby that I’ve been to on a number of occasions.
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Chettinad Dosa Palace: Lamb Vindaloo Dosa

I’m not really sure why it’s taken me so long to try dosas… I’ve always driven by House of Dosa on Kingsway but never stopped by. Well, one day I decided on trying Chettinad Dosa Palace in Burnaby, near the Safari Snack House.
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Safari Snack House & Grill: Samoas and Kebabs

Safari Snack House is a tiny little shop located in a mini mall on Canada Way. I came here around noon for lunch on a weekday and found that it was quite busy… especially with people coming for take-out orders.
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East is East (Main St): The Silk Route Feast

Many moons ago, I recall reading about the Silk Route in Social Studies. Truthfully, I don’t remember much about it. But if it tasted as good as our visit to East is East, maybe I would have remembered more.
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Naan Bites – Queensborough Landing

Naan Bites is a popular eatery in Queensborough Landing. I actually tried to come here twice but it was so busy on each visit that I wound up going to nearby Pho Express Angkor instead.
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Tasty Indian Bistro – Keema Masala

What do you call a bistro that serves tasty Indian food? Why Tasty Indian Bistro, of course! Truth be told, I feel like this restaurant is a little big to be considered a “bistro”. Fortunately, the food is tasty!
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