The Indian subcontinent is a giant piece of naan that drifted slowly through the ocean before slamming its flavours into Eurasia. Align your face's tectonic plates to give the continent a nibble in return with today's deal: for $10, you get $20 worth of Indian cuisine at Poppadoms on McCurdy Road (off Highway 97).
Family owned and modern, Poppadoms prepares contemporary yet authentic Indian dishes fresh with natural ingredients. The extensive menu nods respectfully to the past with vegetable pakoras ($7) and samosas ($7)—recipes the proprietors inherited from their mother and grandmother—while also charging full-speed ahead into an unknown, cuisine-bending wormhole with innovative signature dishes such as tender, coconut-crusted halibut pieces topped with silky curry sauce ($25). Butter chicken ($16) grounds hungry avivores while vegetarians can enjoy the saag paneer's succulent blend of garlic and spinach ($14) or the yoghurt and black lentils of daal makhani ($12). Groups of diners can slide into capacious booths beneath minimalist earth-toned murals to dish out hearty helpings of family-style delicacies and motherly guilt, and those with special nutritional needs can enjoy gluten-free, lactose-free, and vegan eats.
- The food was exquisite, the flavors delicate and complex and I was impressed by the fresh taste of "clean" ingredients. I will definitely eat here again...many times... as it will take several visits to work my way through the menu which I fully intend to do. – MicheleKelowna, TripAdvisor
- The food is innovative but classic; meaning if you want butter chicken its there (very good) and if you want an interesting fusion dish, its there. – tdoe, Urbanspoon