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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Lahore Tikka House

Lahore Tikka House in Little India (1365 Gerrard Street East) is one of my favourites, and seems like a perfect place to start this blog.

It's been under renovations for as long as anyone can remember. It's covered in tarps and never looks the same at each visit. An army of staff serve you on paper plates and with plastic forks.

But the food...absolutely amazing! Spicy, thick sauces. Butter chicken doesn't taste like sweet Campbell's soup like at some buffet style places. It's super intense. Everything they serve is greasy, but in a good way, full of butter and goodness. Biryani, is great, lamb skewers, and fluffy naan. You can even see them making the naan when you walk between the two sections of the restaurant.

Don't plan on doing much after your visit because you'll be too stuffed!

They have a giant tent in the parking lot in the summer
Best part is peeking into the kitchen where they make naan

Beautiful bike rickshaws outside
Tikka House's attempt at a tranquil fountain

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1 comment:

  1. open late on the weekends in the summer this place rocks!