Back in early October, I had my first taste of Indian food made here in The Hague by British Indian chefs who have come over to The Netherlands to start a UK style Indian restaurant.
Last time, they were a little disorganised but I really enjoyed the food, so when by chance various kid play-dates ended up being extended to kid dinner invitations, and our fridge sported the ” probably would have been advised to have done the grocery shopping yesterday” kind of empty shelf look, we opted for an easy meal rather than have Himself sprint to the supermarket for emergency supplies.
Having skipped lunch and thinking that a wrap for Euro 4,- would not be very big at all, we thought we would go for a wrap each as entrée and to have one of the meat dishes for Main course.
Himself thought the lamb sounded tasty and unusually for him, didn’t fancy much spice so ended up with:
Naan wrap with Tandoori Lamb Seekh Kebab - Euro 4,–
Chef India Special Lamb Karahi (mild) – Euro 8,50
Fresh Garlic Naan – Naan with garlic and butter- Euro 1,70
I’ve just realised that I didn’t get photos of Himself’s meal… the Lamb Karahi and the Naan bread are the same as I had the first time I tried this place so photos of those are in the previous review, the wrap was almost gone by the time I asked to get a photo.
Himself’s verdict was that he really liked the Lamb Karahi and the Garlic Naan, but that the wrap he ate because he was starving hungry rather than really enjoyed. He did share a bit of his wrap with me and I loved it so much that I simply can’t understand how he could fail be to impressed. He said that he thought it didn’t have enough flavour, but I on the other hand thought it had heaps of flavour and am looking forward to ordering one for myself when we next decide to have an easy meal again.
Years ago when we were choosing curtains for the house, Himself was going though the pattern books saying “this one is nice, that one is old fashioned” what he actually meant was “I like this one, I don’t like that one” and ‘old fashioned” had nothing to do with it.
I’m starting to think that Himself’s taste buds work on the same principle, if a taste suits his particular preferences then it’s ” got flavour” and if it doesn’t, then apparently it hasn’t. It would certainly explain many comments culinary around our table at various times. For example: Himself doesn’t love potatoes and so if I make a stew with potatoes in it he often says it could do with more flavour even though I always deliberately add extra herbs galore and it would also explain how he thinks that plain boiled spaghetti (that he adores) on it’s own sans sauce, herbs or cheese is “flavourful”.
I on the other hand really fancied something spicy so ordered:
Naan wrap with Tandoori Chicken Tikka - Euro 4,–
Chicken Tikka Masala - Euro 8,50
Fresh Garic Chilli Naan – Euro 1,80
Since Chicken Tikka is made with a creamy sauce it’s not a dish that comes in various heat varieties so that’s why I opted to try out a garlic chili Naan… and yes, with all those freshly chopped green peppers… it was definitely fiery enough to satisfy a heat craving.
We stuffed ourselves on this, we didn’t need to eat it all but it tasted great and we made pigs of ourselves. One wrap in it’s own would make a great lunch, for dinner I might even be tempted to skip the main dishes and go for two wraps instead.
It’s annoying that they are still disorganised (the delivery of the order was late, but to their credit they did phone us to tell us that they were running late, something that no Dutch take-a-way has ever bothered to do).
I would like it if someone got their website into an intelligible state, it’s still sporting the Latin sample text and ordering on-line doesn’t appear to work, so you have to phone your order though… for a new take-a-way these days, and competing with other places where ordering on-line is made easy, that’s something they should be giving some priority to.
We will be back… hopefully they can only get better organised as time goes on. If you are a local in The Hague here are a few links: