Rasoee

A few weeks ago, I received a $25 gift card courtesy of Foodee for the Rasoee at Robson and Hamilton. Rasoee is a fast style Indian restaurant with modern decor. You order at the counter and then they bring your food out to your seat. Since we had $25 to spend, we decided to go all out and get as much food as possible.

Knowlton ordered a mango lassi ($2.50) with his combo. We were a bit disappointed to see that these were premade and sitting in the fridge, but I guess that’s what makes them a “fast” restaurant. This wasn’t horrible, but it didn’t have a lot of mango flavour and it isn’t something we would order again with our own money.

Knowlton got a chicken tikka wrap ($7.99) on whole wheat naan for his meal. The wrap was filled up with big chunks of chicken, rice, mango sauce, and some chopped vegetables that almost looked like a salsa fresca on top.

For his combo side Knowlton got the Rasoee fries that come in a big cone-shaped piece of paper. These fries were coated in a special tandoori spice, which gave them a tasty and unique flavour. These fries are baked in the oven instead of fried. Unfortunately, fries that are baked never taste as good as deep-fried ones, but the portion was surprisingly large and Knowlton was satisfied with them. They also come with a side of Indian spiced ketchup.

For my combo I went with a two curry rice bowl and naan ($12.50). For my curries I chose butter chicken (left) and chick pea curry (right). The butter chicken wasn’t that creamy but it had a decent flavour and a fair amount of chicken in it. It seemed quite thick and wasn’t as runny as lots of curries are. I liked the chick pea curry a bit better because it had a bit more spice to it. The chick peas made it hearty and filling and once again it was quite thick. The naan that I got with the meal was warm and tasted fresh. The whole meal was very filling and next time I would probably just get the one curry rice bowl. It’s nice that they serve the curry in individual sized portions because at most Indian restaurants they only have sharable sizes available.

Overall, the food at Rasoee is decent and filling. They aren’t trying to make super authentic Indian food, so don’t come here expecting that. Their prices are reasonable with most combos being around $10. Rasoee is a good alternative to other fast food in the area, but it won’t be a substitute for your favourite Indian restaurant.

Recommendation:

Yes, if you are looking for a quick affordable meal around the Vancouver Public Library.

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