It’s been a few months since our review visit to Footscray Bangladeshi eatery Rizq.
But in the meantime, I have noticed – courtesy of the joint’s Facebook page – that things there have been growing, evolving and moving along.
And that the menu has been tweaked with the addition of new dishes (see below).
There’s even a crab curry named after St Martin’s Island!
So I’m very happy to revisit.
The place has new furniture and has been given a bright, white paint job/revamp.
I have in my mind for my dinner one particular dish – memshahebi style mutton leg ($16).
I am reassured when I see two earlier customers doing likewise.
Turns out this is a popular dish here!
The meat isn’t nearly as plentiful as the word “leg” denotes.
It’s more like an over-sized shank – and with the same sweet, robust sheepy flavour in abundance.
The gravy is quite oily but lovely, with a mild spice level and studded with green chillies, cardamoms and cloves.
A spice-dusted fine dice of cucumber, tomato and lettuce provides some crunch.
The two rotis that accompany are marvellous – hot, fresh, buttery, flaky and just right with the sheep meat.
Memo to self: Don’t forget about this intriguing option to the Indian restaurants of West Footscray and elsewhere.
So many more dishes to try …