Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Gandhi Curry House @ South Brisbane

If you haven't read, i have guest written a post here where i write about the up and downs, the left and rights and the round and rounds of moving down to Australia. Somewhat different from writing about food but a topic that might interest those who are thinking of moving to a foreign country.

Talking about foreign, we met up with an university mate a while back at South Brisbane, the hip place to be judging from the long row of restaurants, pubs and crowd. We tried to book for a Turkish meal but that was fully booked out and we decided to settle for Indian in the end.

Gandhi didn't looked very promising as we sat down as we realised an apparent shortage of staff. With 2 waiters dealing with a group of easily 60 diners in the restaurant, it was a mess to see them running around like headless chickens. Perhaps a cue for us to leave but everywhere else seemed to be just as bad on a Saturday night and in the end the food took us 40 minutes. Not too bad considering the table next to us told us that they had waited an hour. 


A big claim i must say; the best curry in Brisbane.


Go to any northern indian restaurant and it is almost a prerequisite to order palak paneer. Was this the best? No but neither was this the worse i would say not. With a raging appetite, we made sure the naan bread was used to wipe the bowl clean.



The two bowls got me confused with the similar colours but one was a butter chicken which i adore to bits and the other was a tikka masala. I suspect the first one was the butter chicken from the rosier colour but heck, it came with loads of delicious gravy although a bit watered down i reckon. 


Briyani rice did its purpose to soak up more gravy. 


The garlic naan was at least freshly baked but memory is failing me because i don't really remember much about it.

The best curry in Brisbane? I think not but if they continue to have two staff running the whole floor and taking 40 minutes to serve curries which are essentially re-heated with meat, i don't see myself coming back.

Address and contact details:

Gandi Curry House on Urbanspoon

Verdict: 3 stars out of 5 stars. As i clear out the more average restaurants, i can't wait to edit pictures i took during our best meal in Brisbane. About Gandhi? If there wasn't a crowd and you are fine with paying AUD 20- 25 per head for some average but familiar tasting indian food, why not?


Michelle Chin said...

If the naan is forgettable then it might not just be the best curry house...

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

mchin: pretty sure it wasn't mind least it wasnt reheated.

thule a.k.a leo said...

I gauge Indian food by their curry sauce :)

Sean said...

yikes, a 40-60 minute wait for food! but indian dishes are usually quick to cook, right, especially in large batches...

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

sean: yeah man! wanted to offer to help!

leo: haha so how does the curry sauce look?

Jason said...

AUD20! That's quite pricey, no?

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

Jason: its like RM20 to us, gotten used to it. I dont think can get even rm20 per pax in msia though.

AugustDiners said...

haha i like the name "gandhi"
n i love spinach dip with cheese, goes really well with garlic naan!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

augustdiners: yeah i think melbourne has better indian food at this rate too =(

Brisbane Devoured said...

oh no, you seem to have not liked any of the brisbane places you have eaten at so far! i always eat at punjabi palace in west end for indian food :)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

brisbane devoured: well im still finding my way around places, so far i loved the breakfast scene though!