First Stop of Dishcrawl Vancouver: Silk Road Tour - Siddharthas
You can't miss this place...with a giant gorgeous mural on one side, it beckons you to come inside and visit.
On the right is our ambassador, Yana, and front and centre is Chef Siddartha, telling us about the origins of the restaurant, as well as what deliciousness awaited us!
Our appetizer consisted of a few pieces of Naan, warm and fresh from the kitchen. On the side of that is the Baingan Bharta, a roasted eggplant dish with all the traditional spices, such as garlic, ginger, chilies, coriander, cumin and garam masala. This dish was light, but very flavourful.
Then we moved onto the Aloo Tikki, a potato croquette. The potatoes are boiled, mashed and then mixed with some simple spices. Once combined, the patty is then pan fried to a nice golden crispy outside and a tender and moist inside.
Another vegetable we received as part of the appetizer was the Saag, a spinach dish that usually is served with cubes of fried paneer cheese. With this version, the paneer was absent, but there was still a richness that resulted from the cream that was used.
And in the centre of it all was their Butter Chicken sauce. This went really well with the naan, so well that we had to ask for more naan, not wanting any of the sauce to go to waste!
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