Joy of India – VIP Media Launch
Nestled in the North/West corner of the newly renovated Brickwork’s Market Place you will find this little gem, the ‘Joy of India’.
Serving up a culinary delight of the best in Indian cuisine, a cool and modern fit out and some friendly staff, this will, if not already, be a big hit with people living in the western suburbs.
On arrival we were greeted by the owner Sam Semwal; he was super friendly and very welcoming. He was genuinely eager to share his knowledge and expertise of the menu. You really sensed his pride and joy in his establishment; I knew we were in for a treat.
It was time to get stuck into the menu; there was so much to choose from, I honestly didn’t know where to start. Sam suggested for us all to try one of the Mango Lassi’s, a very traditional Indian take on a smoothie. With a combination of plain yogurt, milk and mango, ice, and a hint of cardamom, this is seriously a treat! My only disappointment was that I had it before the entrée and mains; I was already starting to feel full.
For Entrée I couldn’t go past the mixed Tandoori of chicken and prawns. These were all perfectly seasoned and beautifully cooked. I particularly loved the addition of some raita with the chicken which made it even more delish.
For a main, I’m a sucker for butter chicken through and through, so I couldn’t help myself and ordered. Tony who joined me on the night chose the King Prawn Goan. The Butter Chicken was everything I expected, rich and tasty with succulent chicken pieces that melted in your mouth. Butter chicken critics will find it hard to fault this one.
I’m not usually a seafood enthusiast, but I can’t say enough good things about the Prawn Goan. This was an exceptional dish; for me the creamy tomato sauce was the star of the dish.
Meals were all accompanied by your choice of Nann Breads; I had the garlic Naan, which was steamy hot and flavoursome. Perfect for cleaning my plate of the yummy left over sauces.
Finally it was on to dessert! With two options to choose from, I decided I really had to try them both. These were superb and the perfect ending to our meals. Starting off with Gulab Jaumun, a dumpling like dish that was served with a scoop of ice cream, reminding me of pancakes. I honestly could have had more. Then to finish we tried the Mango Kulfi; a type of Indian ice cream, topped with pistachio and coconut. A really delightful and refreshing take on an old favourite, which I will definitely be ordering again.
With a full belly in tow, it was time to head home! Sam, I will be back. Joy of India is a true delight, and somewhere which I will be recommending to my friends.