Stay inside…

Last Sunday, we went out for lunch. I asked my girl what she would like to have and she said she would want to go for the nasi biryani here…AGAIN! I said we were there just the other day but she insisted – she loves the nasi biryani from the North Indian chef so much, more authentic than elsewhere, she says and she doesn’t mind going for it again and again.

This round, she went for the butter tandoori chicken curry biryani

Cafe IND butter tandoori chicken curry biryani

…which, of course, took a while as the guy cooks the biryani rice from scratch upon order, not like most places where they cook one whole tub and scoop to serve to you when you ask for it. He also cooks the tandoori chicken fresh and uses it to cook the butter chicken curry – that is why you get the lovely fragrance of the tandoori-cooked meat in the dish. Needless to say, you will need to wait a bit but it is well worth it.

I saw that they had quite a lot of new dishes in their menu including some korma chicken or lamb and I requested for the latter with biryani rice…

Cafe IND mutton kurma biryani rice

…to try. It was very nice, completely different from our Malay kurma meat dish which, I feel, is something like their opor ayam

Cafe IND opor ayam

…on their Indonesian menu. Of course, my missus had something from that, with a special request for it to be super extra spicy, their mee nyemek

Cafe IND mee nyemek

…and yes, it was good, something like our mee mamak.

We were served this seafood mixed vegetable dish…

Cafe IND seafood mixed vegetables

…on the house to try and yes, it was great. It had a tomato-based gravy though – personally, I would prefer curry.

Yes, they have not put out the tables and chairs outside because of the SOP so once again, we had to sit inside. I am very sure you can tell the difference in the photographs, the current ones and those before, taken when we were outside where it was much brighter.

I forgot to ask for the cashier’s receipt so I do not have the itemised prices of what we had. Anyway, the bill came up to RM70.50, inclusive of drinks – I had their very nice Indian ginger tea and my girl had their iced lemon while the mum had sky juice. I did not have anything smaller so I paid using a RM100 note and the kind and generous boss gave me a discount on the bill and passed to me RM35.00 change. Ain’t that nice?

The 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.

Author: suituapui

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

8 thoughts on “Stay inside…”

  1. Delicious looking food at such a reasonable price! Indian cuisine is one of my favourites. So nice of the boss to give discount.

    Yes, serving is always big – seemed a bit smaller now, after COVID-19 but at least, prices maintained, still enough for two to share.

  2. Wow, they cook the biryani rice upon order, now that is something rare and new to me. All looks good and I will go for the opor ayam and mee nyemek and of course not too spicy for me. Best part is happy tummy and discount given.

    Yes, the guy at Payung too. He said he will cook when somebody makes a booking, usually enough for 4 so one can’t expect it to be readily available anytime. We do not have many nice places to go to here so we are thankful to have a few good ones like this one.

  3. The Korma Chicken and briyani rice looked delicious. 🙂

    I want to eat the briyani rice which was very fluffy. 😀

    The one here from the authentic North Indian chef is a class above what I’ve had before at the Malay or the local mamak shops.

  4. So nice to get discount on food. That would make my day.

    The dishes all looked great. I would prefer vegetable curry myself.

    We had one place, beside Delta Mall, near my house. The vegetable curry was so good but dunno why it has closed down. Now a pork shop.

  5. Mmm now I want chicken biryani 😅

    I guess you have it where you are – there are Indian restaurants everywhere, not many perhaps…but they are there.

  6. I guess for me it’s back to a lot more cooking, stay safe!

    Sigh!!! So far so good here, just one case and although he was from here, he is currently being hospitalised Kuching side. Hopefully, no more.

  7. I am also a fan of North Indian cuisine. Just can’t eat too much of it though if I want to maintain a healthy heart!

    LOL!!! Not healthy? Those spices are actually good for health – can do with a little less oil though, that’s what I usually do. Thing is they need that much oil to bring out the fragrances of the ingredients – same thing with Malay cooking and if it’s chicken, a lot will come out from the fat and the skin.

All opinions expressed in my blog are solely my own, that is my prerogative - you may or may not agree, that is yours. To each his/her own. For food and other reviews, you may email me at sibutuapui@yahoo.com

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