Try something new…

My girl wanted the biryani rice here with their butter curry chicken (RM18.00)…

The Cafe IND butter curry chicken with biryani rice 1

This will usually take a while as the Indian chef will have to cook the tandoori chicken first and then use it to cook the butter curry…

The Cafe IND butter curry chicken with biryani rice 2

…but it is well worth the wait. We feel it is really very nice with the added taste of all that they use to cook the chicken in the tandoori plus the barbecued fragrance of the meat roasted in the traditional stone oven.

Much to our delight, it did not take very long that day nor did my missus’ order – their ikan kembong sumbat (stuffed fish, bones removed)…

The Cafe IND ikan kembong sumbat

This dish may take sometime too for them to go through the process of removing the bones of the fish and preparing the stuffing.

I loved the satay peanut gravy-like sauce on the skinless brinjal…

The Cafe IND ikan kembong sumbat, sides

…and they did seem a little more generous than usual that day. I would ask them for more of it if I were to order the dish, that’s for sure, as it can go well with the rice too in this otherwise kind-of-dry dish.

In the meantime, we were served this cheese egg roll…

The Cafe IND cheese egg roll

…to try. According to the boss, they are currently trying out new things in their Indian kitchen and owing to the success of their cheese naan, they have come out with this which was some Indian bread wrap with egg and creamy melted cheese inside…

The Cafe IND cheese egg roll, cross-section

…and I enjoyed it a lot. I tried their cheese naan before but I thought I would prefer naan with dhal dip or curry gravy but this one was different – it was good on its own. It’s not officially on the menu yet though but when it is, I sure would want to order that sometimes – it’s not gluten-free though as there is wheat in it.

Of course I did have something myself that day and browsing through their menus, I decided to have a go at their tom yam soup (RM13.50)…

The Cafe IND tom yam soup 1

…and I had rice with it.

It was very nice, super spicy upon special request, but it was mostly soup and there was one huge bowl of it. Inside, there were a couple of very fresh and nice prawns…

The Cafe IND tom yam soup 2

…and a little bit of this and that – sotong (squid) and fish, cauliflower, celery, golden needles, black fungus and whatever else but nothing really substantial. Of course, I could not finish all that soup so I had it packed to take home to add our own ingredients and enjoy.

Of course, we’ll be back again…and again – this is one place in town where we do enjoy what they have on their Indian and Indonesian menus…a lot!

CAFE IND (2.290813, 111.829294) is located along Laichee Lane, right behind one block of shops facing the main road (Jalan Kampung Nyabor) where the Bank Simpanan Nasional, Sibu branch (2.290561, 111.829071), is located.

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

4 thoughts on “Try something new…”

  1. I would love the ikan kembong sumbat set. Tom yam look nice and I think anything cook with prawn will taste great with the natural sweetness from the prawns.

    Yes, can’t go wrong with prawns but usually we do not get that many as they are very expensive, the ones this size.

  2. Worth waiting. The cheese egg roll looked tempting.

    It is very nice but I see it more as a teatime snack than a lunch or dinner dish.

  3. i like outlets that are not afraid of experimenting in their kitchen – that fusion cheese roll looks delicious, and it’s quite a creative concoction 😀

    Yes, it sure turned out really nice – I sure wouldn’t mind going for it again sometime.

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