Debra, a stay-at-home mum of three, loves experiencing and sharing all that Brisbane has to offer; especially southside secrets.
Published October 29th 2012
Some like it hot
My husband wanted to know where the most authentic Indian restaurant in Brisbane was. We decided to try Vindaloo Blue; recommended by two different taxi drivers. Bobby Grewal, the chef at Vindaloo Blue, has been dishing up authentic North Indian cuisine for more than twenty-five years.
Located on the corner of Kameruka Street and Gowan Road in Calamvale, blink and you'll miss it. Hidden at one end of a small strip mall, we drove past it the first time. There's no big sign out front; just a few neon signs shaped like the Taj Mahal light up this otherwise dark corner.
Inside a mural of the Taj Mahal takes pride and place on one wall, while the other walls are covered with a combination of Indian art and Brisbane Broncos memorabilia. We arrived shortly after opening and were seated straight away. There were only a few other tables occupied when we arrived but by the time we left, the small but comfortable room was filling up fast with families, friends, and couples.
We ordered garlic naan bread and vegetable samosas to start. They arrived promptly with a complimentary order of papadums. Everything was delicious. For our mains, I chose the Prawns Nariyal with a touch of coconut cream. My curry was creamy with just a hint of heat. My husband, who likes it hot, ordered the Goat Vindaloo. This dish lived up to his expectations, with beads of sweat dripping from his forehead.
Each main comes with a complimentary serve of steamed rice speckled with saffron. The food is reasonably priced and sized. We were offered take away containers midway through our meals, but it was so delicious that we devoured it all.
This BYO restaurant is open seven days a week, from 5pm until 9pm. Outdoor seating is available as well as take away. You can view the menu on their Facebook page.