Vanakkam, 359 Barkly St, Footscray. Phone: 9687 7224
Our second Consider The Sauce Feast was every bit as enjoyable as the first.
Bennie and I made some new friends, all of whom had never eaten at Vanakkam before, so we were thrilled to be able to share one of our favourite restaurants with them.
So our thanks firstly to Jagadish and his staff for turning it on for us in such splendid fashion.
Thanks, too, to Amy, Giselle, Daniel, Rochelle, Paul, Jacqui of Urban Ma (read her post here), Wes, Charles, Bronwyn, Danielle and long-time CTS supporter Keri – we loved hanging with you and talking food and more, and cherish your ongoing support for Consider The Sauce.
Our mixed appetisers were three.
Unsurprisingly, gobi 65 and chicken 65 were somewhat similar in terms of seasoning and batter, but still different.
The cauilflower gently crunchy, the chicken plump and meaty, they were both nevertheless excellent in every way.
The Vanakkam onion bhaji Bennie and I were already familiar with – with their crisp chick pea batter, we reckon these are Melbourne’s best onion rings.
Then came the chicken biryani – lots of it.
The heavenly spiced rice and all its accoutrements – raw and fried onion rings, hardboiled egg, vibrant red and spicy gravy, raita – all seemed just as fine as ever to us.