Those who travel abroad learn countless secrets, including the fact that the British call french fries chips and call chips potato nasties. Taste the fruits of other cultures with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $20 for $40 worth of Indian-fusion cuisine and drinks for two
- $35 for $70 worth of Indian-fusion cuisine and drinks for four
Naan plays a big role in many of the dishes. It's the basis of the Popeye Panaani ($15), which features spinach and cheese stuffed inside naan. It also serves as the crust in a Naan-O-Rific ($9)—the restaurant's take on pizza—which comes in hawaiian, meat-lover's, three-cheese, ham-and-cheese, and pepperoni-mushroom versions. You can also make a meal out of plain or flavoured naan ($4), pairing it with butter sauce, curry, vindaloo, and other sauces ($2.50 each). Other menu items include a plate of curry and fries ($7), quinoa salad with Indian salsa ($10), and chicken wings by the pound ($11).
Pair your meal with drinks such as mango lassi ($5), Kingfisher beer ($6.50), or a chai martini made with Voyant chai-cream liqueur, vodka, and chai ($8.50).
Monica Kapur says that her biggest challenge in opening Naanolicious was getting the 1,300-pound tandoor to fit through the restaurant's door. "We had to get a crane," she explained to Edmonton Journal writer Nick Lees. Putting in the extra effort was worth it, though, much like successfully eating an entire meal using only your elbows. That hefty clay oven is responsible for baking more than 20 flavours of naan, some of which dabble in fusion flavours that range from iced blueberry to pepperoni and mushroom.
Kapur's eatery, which offers Bollywood Night once a month and stays open until 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, is known for its naan, but servers wrapped in saris carry more than the fluffy bread to diners' tables. Other favourites include butter-chicken fries, fish pakoras fried in lentil batter, and vodka gol gappas—crispy shells filled with spiced or guava-laced vodka.