Prince of India that we used to patronise when E's parents lived in Peebles. We finally had an Indian meal so satisfying that we leaned back in satisfaction and said it measured up. Malabar Hut was recommended by friends some time ago. After a few Malabar meals, we are finally on the bandwagon.
Just watching their delight as the Gobi 65 was served was proof enough that it had to be sampled. This starter of cauliflower deep fried in a bright red batter surrounded by fried onions was as good as the reactions of the people around me, despite being quite spicy. We also ordered a paneer deep fried in a red batter (Rava Fried Cottage Cheese?), potato balls in a bright red sauce (that was amazing but I haven't managed to work out what it was), a creamy mushroom and pea curry (ok but a few too many mushrooms for me, though others loved it), a dal with lots of tomatoes (it didn't impress me because it was too much sauce and not enough lentils). The service was good. I was so full and satisfied by the end of the meal and it only cost $18 each (for 2 rice, 2 paratha, 1 dosa, 2 entrees, and 4 mains between about 6 or 7 of us).
Malibu Stacy from the Simpsons but I assume the name refers to a place in India (according to Wikipedia there are a few). I have a copy of an old menu on which the guy serving me had crossed out the home delivery service. Online, I found that the menu is slightly updated since we were there last.some changes. Though our experiences have been hit and miss, now that I have found some dishes to love, it is our go-to Indian takeaway and I highly recommend it to others.
868 Sydney Road, Brunswick, VIC 3056
Tel: 9383 4200
Open 7 nights a week and for lunch on the weekends
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