It’s always nice when you hit the culinary jackpot in unexpected places. This was the case on Friday night when I was introduced to a relatively new restaurant just a short walk from Chiba station: Bengal Tiger. As is generally agreed, curry should be a shared experience, and heading down there with a few people really helped as there were so many great-sounding options on the menu, and travelling in numbers meant we could go for several of them. Luckily, one of the people in the party was very familiar with the menu, so we were able to just sit back and wait for the magic to start. First, we went for a couple of starters, which included Tandoori Chicken and Bengal Tiger Chicken Kebab. As the restaurant specializes in Indian, Singaporean, and south-east Asian cuisine, we also went for the highly-recommended and spicy Green Papaya Salad. Our experienced party member recommended a few items off the list, and I went for Chicken Sag, with the other guests going for Bengal Tiger Butter Chicken and Yogurt Chicken. On top of this, I ordered Egg & Onion Paratha, rice (they only serve basmati), and a few beers.
First out was the Papaya Salad (shrimp variety), which came with a decorative, edible flower. If you are into your spicy salads, this comes highly recommended. It was the dish that packed the most punch out of all of them on the night! The shrimp were fresh and the vegetables crisp and crunchy, and the zest from the juice lifted all the ingredients and performed a merry dance in the mouth. More