After a few disappointments with our recent Indian outings, we decided to reach out to our fans for their favorite spots to sample the subcontinent's cuisine. Among the suggestions was Thanjai, a South Indian restaurant in Côtes-des-Neiges with a very unusual menu. You won't find any Tikka, Tandouri or other Northern and Anglo-Indian regulars here…
"homemade South Indian spicy soup with tamarind & tomato juice flavoured with pepper & spices"
"two fried potato ball fritters served with coconut chutney"
"two Medhu Vadas dipped in Sambar, garnished with chopped onions"
"served with two chutneys & Sambar"
"cooked with aromatic basmati rice, shrimp & indian spices, served with onion yoghurt Raitha, gravy & boiled egg"
There are two things we liked about Thanjai: First, its prices ($25 per person tax and tip in? wow). Second, the fact that the dining room was, with the exception of our table, filled with Indian families. You know you're in good hands when the local community frequents a place for a Sunday dinner. We will certainly be back for a closer look.
tagged: DESERVES A RETRY
Price per person: $14.15
Montreal restaurant and bar reviews brought to you by two regular guys who like to eat and drink. We will go anywhere and we will say it like it is.