Taste and see…

It was Christmas Eve but we did not have anything planned for the day other than the church service that night and we would only be having our special dinner at home on the actual day itself. That was why we were up and about the whole day and we stopped by the Cafe Ind

Cafe Ind - Christmas decor

…for lunch. Of course, I’ve blogged about this place many times – the one serving North Indian and Indonesian cuisines.

For once, my girl did not order their mutton bryani that she loved a lot and wanted to have something else to taste and see if it was any good and she had the chicken paratha (RM11.00)…

Cafe Ind chicken paratha 1

…which had bits of their tandoori chicken inside…

Cafe Ind chicken paratha 2

…and yes, she loved it very much! The potato whatever that came with it…

Cafe Ind chicken paratha - potatoes

…was superb as well and my girl said the dip was very nice too.

I had the butter chicken curry (RM17.00)…

Cafe Ind butter chicken curry 1

…which was prepared using their tandoori chicken as well and served with basmati rice and it came with some raita and a papadum by the side.

My girl tried the curry…

Cafe Ind butter chicken curry 2

…and loved it! She said it was very nice unlike the one she had when she was in New Zealand which was rather sweet and not to her liking.

The boss of the café specially asked his very handsome North Indian chef…

Cafe Ind North Indian chef
*Note the authentic custom-made stone tandoori (oven) to the right – the Indonesian kitchen is separate and is located on the other side*

…to dish out his aloo paratha

Cafe Ind aloo paratha

…for us to taste and see if we liked it or not. This is pan-fried, not baked in the tandoori oven…and yes, it was very nice – so very tasty and fragrant you can eat it on its own, no need for any dip or accompaniment of any kind.

My missus went for the Indonesian menu and ordered their fried bihun (RM13.00)…

Cafe Ind Indonesian fried bihun

…and the serving was so huge she could only manage slightly more than half of it…and no price for guessing who had the rest! Hehehehehehe!!!!! I, for one, had never been a fan of fried rice or fried bihun at the shops or stalls outside for the simple reason that I would think that my own would be a lot nicer…but when I tried this one here, I had to admit that it was indeed really very good! Well, what do you expect! Just look at all the ingredients used – prawns, chunks of chicken, green peppers, fresh shitake mushrooms, thin strips of omelette. With all those added, it cannot possibly be not nice, don’t you agree? Another good thing about this one was the fact that there was no msg overload unlike the ones elsewhere – well, when you have all those ingredients, you do not need any msg at all to make your dish taste good.

That certainly was a delightful lunch – the total, inclusive of drinks, came up to RM52.00. Pretty decent for an exclusive (you can’t get these elsewhere in town) meal, don’t you think? And if there is anyone who still does not know the location, it is at Lai Chee Lane (2.291248, 111.828865) right behind the Bank Simpanan Nasional branch along Jalan Kampung Nyabor here. Go ahead, drop by and taste and see if the cuisine(s) here is/are to your liking.