I recently had the opporuntity to catch up with a lovely girl who I went to school with and I find the best way to catch up with someone you hadn’t seen for a while is over a meal.
After some email back and forth we decided that we’d try a place that both of us had both been meaning to visit. Enter Latasha’s Kitchen in Leederville. I’d heard of Latasha’s, she runs some fabulous sounding cooking classes there, embracing Indian and Sri Lankan and other wonderful fabulous spicy cuisines.
As soon as we walk into the store the rich heady spices were incredibly intoxinating. I couldn’t wait to eat dinner. We decided we’d chose two dishes and have some rice and share, then since I was am a carb-o-holic I also ordered a plain naan.
So we ordered a Mixed Vegetable Pal Curry (A mixed vegetable speciality from the Southern State of Karnataka – small $15)
And a Chicken Tikka Malasa (Boneless chicken cooked in medium spiced gravy with almond meal – small $17).
They didn’t take too long to arrive and were very well presented in their round silver bowls and with a generous serve of rice.
The flavour of each dish was delicious. I’m usually not overly excited about just vegtable dishes but it was very tasty and surprisingly filling. The chicken dish was also very enjoyable. Not too spicy but with packed with flavour and the right amount of heat.
I couldn’t get through my mountain of rice but I definitely tried with all the delicious Indian sauces that were available. The naan probably wasn’t my favourite, wasn’t quite warm enough and had dried out a little but the tasty sauces did help.
Its a relaxed place, great for a catch up sesh. You aren’t rushed through your meal and there’s no pressure to rush off.
If not for the fact that North Perth is slightly closer to home than Leederville then this would move to my number one of my list of take away Indian restaurants and I’m definitely keen to head along for a cooking class!