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Published January 30th 2020
Go to the westside for the best Indian at Spice Shot 20
I must admit, Indian is not my favourite cuisine. I find it much of the same style food - everything ends up tasting like spicy curry. I eat it much less often than than cuisines, but Spice Shot 2.0 has won me over. I've been converted!
I decided to take a punt and go for Indian this time. Already feeling apprehensive, my stomach did a little flop when we approached the restaurant in our car as the front entrance wasn't much to get excited over. It looked a little tacky, but the atmosphere changed as soon as I stepped inside. The decor is actually modern and hip. Tables are set spaciously, with a long table in an area for a more private group dinner. I relaxed a little and thought it'll be fine. Turns out, it was more than fine - it was amazing.
By now I'm really looking forward to mains. We got the Paneer Manchurian, a cottage cheese dish with dried chilli sauce. This was a sweet and not too spicy dish that complemented the beef vindaloo well. It had just the right level of sweetness as I don't like my savoury dishes too sweet. The sweetness softened the spice and made this dish quite mild.
Paneer Manchurian - cottage cheese in dried chilli sauce
The beef vindaloo, on the other hand, was super spicy - as it should be. It was full flavoured. They definitely cooked it for a very long time. The beef was tender and the spices had cooked through. I was getting full but didn't want to leave any leftovers so I ate it all.
We had rice too, which was nice and fluffy. But we had too much food. Then there was dessert - mango kulfi. Not sure I could eat much more, I had a few bites. The cardamon was noticeable but not too much. However, it was too sweet for me, though I'm not much of a sweet tooth. It was fried and was drowned in sweet sticky sauce. We shared the dessert but couldn't finish it.
Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. I now really like Indian food and would come back here in a heartbeat. The chef has decades of experience and was head chef at a very well known Adelaide restaurant for 12 years. The floor manager also has decades of experience with excellent customer service. Their new waitress was under training so she wasn't so skilled. But I can definitely overlook that for the wonderful evening we had.
Spice Shot used to be in Magill. But the lease ran out and they are now version 2.0 in Mile End - lucky me! They also do Uber Eats and Menulog. I'm looking forward to coming back and trying more dishes.