Melbourne has so much to offer. I love experiencing new places and events and sharing them with you.
I have an interest in gluten free, vegan and vegetarian diets so I will let you know if you these can be catered for in my reviews.
Published August 14th 2015
You'll want it again and again
Hey look, it's Indians Again! With over 25 million Indians living outside of India, I wonder if that was the inspiration for the naming of this suburban establishment.
Despite the name, Indians Again may not be like anything you have experienced. While most Indian restaurants in Melbourne focus on the northern Indian dishes, such as korma and samosas, this one has a bit of many regions, and even Malaysia.
To give you an idea of how much regional variation there is, here are some examples of what you will find on the menu:
Butter Chicken ($16.95)
Hyderabadi Biriani (various types from $10.95 to $15.95)
Murthabak (various types from $10.95 to $12.95)
Roti Chenai ($3.50)
Uthappam (from $6.95)
Dosa (many types from $6.95)
Nasi Goreng ($14.95)
Now, if you know a little about Indian food and flavours, you may appreciate that this represents quite a wide range of flavours, regions and micro-cultures. Vegetarian options are marked on the menu. What a choice.
Everything is made from scratch. They brought out papadams and I asked for tamarind chutney, expecting a cold thick sauce to come out of a bottle. But they made me tamarind chutney, and it took a little longer but came out warm and fresh. So fragrant and not overly sweet as you usually would get at a restaurant (or Indian shops). Just lovely.
We had an entree of dosa - which is a crisp lentil and rice crepe, savoury usually. There are many choices of dosa, but we went with the popular masala dosa. Filled with curried potatoes and served with sambar (a light lentil dish), spicy tomato chutney and balanced with a coconut chutney.
We loved it! It was fresh and crisp. Potatoes were tasty. The accompaniments were perfect too. We also tried a vegetable stuffed Murthabak - which is like a roti. , the channa masala (chickpea curry) and some plain rice. Serving sizes are decent and we didn't leave room for dessert.
This is a neighbourhood gem. there were plenty of people getting takeaway, and a steady trade of customers eating in. We could not fault the service. The pricing was reasonable, I would say cheap even. It is pram friendly and noise levels are good for a decent conversation. There is plenty of parking out front, and a railway station across the road so accessibility is great too.