Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Punjabi Palace @ Melbourne Street, Brisbane

Working along Eagle Street, especially at my building; your lunch choices are not exactly the merriest of kinds. Coupled with the fact that I am saving up some money, walking back home for lunch seems to be the better option compared to my usual sushi rolls, katsu curry or bastardised chinese (which I admittedly enjoy eating).

With the Wife though, working in West End, shes in a square of multi cuisine restaurants and one of her team lunches bought her to Punjabi Palace which she declared the best so far in Brisbane. 

One Friday night we found ourselves there and I waited in anticipation for the food to arrive. Surprisingly amongst a crowd, the food took next to no time to appear on our table.


Butter chicken; I must say compared to the weak attempt at Agra, this was miles better. There was even a hint of spiciness in the sauce. 


Not something that I will always order but a common dish in Indian cuisine; Aloo Gobi a dry mild spiced potato and cauliflower dish. Again very satisfying as well. 


They even serve complimentary rice to go with your mains.


Had we known that they would serve free rice, we wouldn't have ordered two naans. The naans were also similarly satisfying.

I actually haven't had much indian food so far in Brisbane, so with the more than satisfying meal we had that night, this can now be my benchmark for Indian cuisine

Prices are around 20 odd dollars per head.

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Verdict: 3.5 stars out of 5 stars. Good satisfying indian food, worth going back to try a bigger range of curries.


eiling lim said...

but I'm sure the curry would taste very good with the naans... so it's a good order!

Sean said...

looks like a solid choice for northern indian, rite. i was wondering though: punjabi food and northern indian food are basically the same? :D

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

sean: well honestly i dont know! the menu seems typically northern indian with the korma, tandoori and what not.

eiling: yeah any yummy liquid with naan is a perfect match.

Michelle Chin said...

why do you like bastardized chinese food, pray tell! me is curious!

msihua said...

I could eat a whole heap of naans and stil eat rice :P;.. Wuhoo

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

msihua: gosh carb overload!

mchin: its just one of those things that you are suppose to hate but end up liking, i dont know..its the fried meat and sweet sauce.

Life for Beginners | Kenny Mah said...

Merely "a hint of spiciness in the sauce"? I like my Indian food super-spicy though I know most don't share my tastebuds. :P

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

kennymah: well butter chicken is not meant to burn your tongue from spiciness, let me check the vindaloo!

Brisbane Devoured said...

Punjabi palace is definitely the best place to go for indian!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

brisbanedevoured: well looks like i have hit the spot!