Monday, June 15, 2009

LUNCH @ RED PEPPER, 14 BOURKE ST., MELBOURNE

Naan & Cuirries

As usual got up late and this is Sunday brunch at a nearby Indian restaurant. You'd think it's roti canai with dahl curry over teh tarik - that's my initial thought. This is far from it; the curry is different, being that it's made with yogurt instead of coconut milk. This is Northern Indian fare...


... the curry is creamy smooth in texture, with a bit sour and a hint of sweetness in it. Not spicy hot at all. The 2 pieces of naan bread for each person, is beyond my consumption; the one large piece is a bit of a struggle already.


Then there is a tumbler of lassi, yogurt drink, to go with the food. That is enough to put out any "heat" from the curry, and we don't even have to resort to the 2 cans of ice lemon tea that are purchased in case needed to dose out the curry heat.


Murgh Makhani (Butter Chicken)

Lamb Roganjosh

The dining experience seem like deja vu, as we are the only 2 yellow-faced chings in the sea of Injuns. Before I can rephrase "if anything should happen...", a murmur of chorus can be heard in the distance, and it gets louder by the second. There is a procession of Indians protesters outside on the street marching towards parliament house, which is at the end of the road. They are protesting against the rash of violence against their nationals...



... which ironically turns violent at the end of the day, as they wind down at Flinders Street Station, with some of the glass panels being pelted.

2 comments:

Food For Tots said...

I used to eat roti canai for breakfast. The photo makes me craving for one now. ;)

Kong-Kay said...

at least you don't have to pay an arm or leg for it.
there's a popular indian cafe behind my house in kuching and i've not blogged on it yet.

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