Sunday, January 04, 2009

Try "Spicy Bite" to Warm You Up Through This Cold Spell

Last night we finally tried the dinner buffet at Spicy Bite, located at #4-340 8th Street East (in the little strip mall at the northeast corner of 8th & Acadia). We had ordered takeout several times in the past, & were really happy with the quality of the food - it is more like home cooking than mass-produced restaurant fare.

This was definitely the best Indian buffet we've had since living in Vancouver - we'll be back again, for sure. Afzai Rana, the owner, was sweet enough to give us a dish of heavily-sauced butter chicken for our two young boys, who have, regretfully, not yet acquired a taste/tolerance for spicy food. My favourite item in the buffet was the Channa Masala - although I both cook & teach Indian cuisine, I have yet to figure out how to get such tender Channa (chickpeas). They make Naan to order once you've settled on the buffet, so it's lovely & soft. The price for the dinner buffet (which is Halal, incidentally) was $14.99, I believe. They also have a lunch buffet, which was a couple of dollars less.

They are open 6 days a week (closed Mondays) - I hope you'll try them out!!

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