Real Taste of India
768 Fort St.
I asked a friend what he thought of Real Taste of India, and he said it was pretty good. Months later, I wanted to see for myself.
A few co-workers and I made the trek downtown to Fort St. There were a couple of tables eating the buffet, but I expected it to be busier considering it’s right downtown and lunch-time. The smell was luring us in, and I went back to the buffet multiple times. The samosas were good, although a bit salty. The butter chicken and chickpeas were good. The goat and the naan were outstanding. The goat was not all bones like you find in a lot of goat curries. It was full of flavour and a real treat considering you don’t find it on a lot of menus in Victoria. The naan was thin and crispy and wow. The fish pakoras were bland but not fishy. I liked that you could have some desserts and the chutney selection was good. The most disappointing part of the meal was the rice. I was shocked. It was watery and not cooked properly. The rest of the food was good, but rice, I wasn’t expecting that to be donked.
For under 20 dollars you can eat more than your fill, and get a lot of authentic flavours and variety. I’ll definitely go back, and perhaps try something off the menu and not just the buffet.