Hangin’ out Eglinton Avenue, eating chicken vindaloo…

Now, I don’t often eat Indian food…unless it’s an all-you-can-eat buffet. But I heard that Banjara was the real-deal, shut-the-back-door, too-legit-to-quit, so you know I had to check it out! Some people say they’ve got the best butter chicken in Toronto, but I had to do the chicken vindaloo, cuz my main man Joey Ramone said so, bro!

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This is like a flavour explosion in a bowl, bro! The chicken is cooked perfectly, melt-in-your-mouth tender. You’ve got a nice kick from the tamarind, a rich ‘n creamy sauce, and just a couple potatoes, which I’m pretty sure count as a vegetable. Now, I ordered mine mild, but it still had a pretty decent kick. Good thing I had some Indian cheesy bread to balance it out:

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This cheese naan came straight outta tandoori, and had a nice balance between crispy, chewy and cheesy. It did a pretty decent job of soaking up the sauce, too, which added a little extra richness. I dunno if I’d pay $4.50 for bread again, though…unless it was baked with bacon, bro!

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