I LOVE Indian food! Somehow, I rarely have the opportunity to eat it in Hawaii, so this was another one on my list of must-eats in Japan. Indian food in Japan? Actually, there are a few good authentic Indian restaurants in this area. We went to lunch at a place called Sania, named after the Indian owner’s daughter. The Indian gentleman who served us barely spoke Japanese, so it was funny to watch him bow and say “arigatou gozaimasu” and “sumimasen”. The restaurant was doing pretty well, thanks to the 1000 yen lunch buffet special.
We decided to order off the menu instead:
- Vegetable Samosas (600 yen)
- Chicken Sag Curry (1000 yen): spinach based curry
- Prawn Masala Curry (1200 yen): a tomato based mild curry
- Saffron Butter Rice (300 yen): beautifully fragrant with cumin seeds
- Naan with Cheese (400 yen): like a cheese quesadilla
I ordered a set menu (1990 yen) that includes 3 curries of my choice (Chicken Curry, Palak Panir, and Vegetable Egg) and comes with Naan, Saffron Butter Rice, Salad, Sikh Kabab, Chicken Tikka, and a cup of Chai.
Everything was so delicious. I’m in awe of the variety of spice blends used in Indian food, making each curry uniquely different. Another great meal.