Akbar’s Own

Where did I eat?

Akbar’s Own at 1905 West Broadway in Vancouver

What do they specialize in?

Indian food

What was the vibe?

Warm and cozy

What did I order?

Vegetable Pakoras

Vegetable Pakoras – Marinated in a tangy batter with Indian spices and deep fried. Delicately spiced vegetables.

  • The little bite size pieces of pakora were crispy on the outside and soft in the middle
  • The smaller portion size is good for an appetizer

Chicken Mughlai

Chicken Mughlai – Boneless chicken cooked in fresh garlic, ginger and rich cashew nut sauce with fenugreek leaves

  • The curry sauce was very delicious. It had a rich and creamy nutty flavour
  • I asked for it to be spicy and it actually came out spicy, which made me happy
  • The pieces of chicken in the curry were large and juicier than many curries I’ve had
  • If you want to break away from boring old butter chicken I would highly suggest trying this dish

Naan

Naan

  • You can’t eat Indian and not get naan
  • The naan was light, fluffy, and chewy

Eggplant Bhartha

Eggplant Bhartha – Whole eggplant roasted in tandoor, cooked with onion, tomatoes, garlic and ginger

  • The eggplant is pureed in the sauce, so you don’t get chunks of the vegetable mixed throughout. I loved the thick texture of the curry
  • You could pick up hints of eggplant flavour and the curry sauce had a slight hint of sweetness and some spice (I also asked for this one to be spicy)
  • This is another unique and delicious dish that I would highly recommend trying

Final Thoughts?

Akbar’s Own makes some delicious, unique, and flavourful curry dishes that are definitely worth checking out.

Disclosure: I did not pay for my meal.

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Categories: Indian, Kitsilano, Metro Vancouver, Vancouver

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