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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Flavors of India

Hi, after three weeks in hiatus, I am now back and ready for blogging action. I was away because I went home for some emergency medical check ups, and thankfully, there is nothing to worry about my health. In my three weeks of being away, I missed my husband and Khmer food but at the same time, I had a grand time eating Filipino food that I missed for so long a time (three years!).

flavors of indiaAnyways, when I came back, my husband took me out for dinner and we went to this Indian restaurant called Flavours of India. This is what I love being in Cambodia, the food are genuinely international and there is no shortage of restaurants offering dishes from the subcontinent! Indian, Nepalese, Pakistanis, Sri Lankan - name it, Phnom Penh has it! Flavours of India is located at St. 63, several doors down from the junction of Sihanouk Blvd. and St. 63. I was surprised to learn that the owner is Nepalese. No wonder they also Nepalese dishes aside from the North Indian fares, specialising mostly on chicken dishes. Lamb dishes are also a must-try, and there are also vegetarian dishes to choose from.

The restaurant is elegant, probably owing to the soft lighting and the tables are arranged in such a way that it surrounds a couch (below). If you look at the photo closer, you will see on the left hand side, a hookah. I heard that diners can take a complimentary puff of the hookah and they even provide the tobacco for free.
flavors of india interior

Chicken samosa, 2 big pcs $.250
chicken samosa close up
Crispy crust stuffed with minced chicken and onion. Yummy. We also ordered vegetable samosa, and for $1.50, you get 2 big pcs already. Instead of chicken, it is stuffed with seasoned and spiced potatoes and peas.

Chicken biryani, $5.00
chicken biryani
Chicken cooked with North Indian spices and rice. The chicken cuts are okay, and the serving is big enough for two persons.

My husband ordered rogan josh. At $6.00 per serving, my husband was already in heaven savoring every last morsel of the dish. Rogan josh is a classic Kashmiri dish cooked with diced lamb in a rich onion and tomato sauce and served with either saffron rice of 2 pcs of chapati.

The spices on the mnetioned dishes are just right for my liking! If you do not like it very hot, just tell the waiter. They will ask you, anyway.

So if you are up for a nice Indian meal, try Flavours of India.
#158 St. 63, just below the Sihanouk and St. 63 junction

2 comments:

tigerfish said...

I want Chiken Briyani now! Can't get authentic ones at where I stay now :(

ZJ said...

Hello Tigerfish!
This is one good thing about living in Phnom Penh, we have abundance of authentic international cuisines :) Chicken biryani is a favorite of mine, too.