I had a fairly curry-tastic few days, visiting a couple of my regular places over the weekend. First, on Friday, I made it over to Tandoori Asian Dining in Nishi-Chiba for a Chicken Jhanjari, while my dining partner went for the Chicken Tikka Masala, which always hits the spot. With this came their trademark, perfectly cooked paratha, some nice samosas as a starter, and a complementary curry thrown in, which the chef conjoured up especially for us -- I asked what it was, but it didn't come with an official name. Very tasty though.
Next, for Sunday lunch I headed over to my local in Motoyawata: Sapna. I'm always impressed with the way they prepare their lunch sets as a lot of the time this can be hit and miss, with some restaurants going for the ladle and vat approach. Sapna's lunch curries are freshly prepared and all have a good layering of flavour, the best being the keema, which was came replete with a variety of herbs and spices. I'm just hoping for the day they start serving basmati and offer a wider range of breads -- I live in hope!
Finally, I discovered a new restaurant in Motoyawata that has just recently opened, so I'll be trying that the first chance I get. Though it looks from its exterior to be a pretty standard Indian restaurant, the menus outside explain that it serves "South Indian food" and, specifically, dosa. "Dosa has come to Motoyawata!", I nearly belted out, looking around for someone to grab a hold of and tell excitedly, but managing to curb myself just in time. Great that from now on I won't have to travel to Tokyo to get my fill of this southern Indian staple. I now have the hottest curry in Tokyo (probably Japan), the best Chicken Masala I've ever had, and dosa within walking distance from my house. Bliss.