Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Indian Restaurant Siem Reap

"The Indian" is a popular Indian restaurant in Siem Reap located Opposite Provincial Hospital in the Old Market Area and is not far from Pub Street (If you are asking directions to this place, ask for Provintial Hospital). Phone No.: 017 928 471. The restaurant is airconditioned and also keeps a few tables ouside in the open. They serve North and South Indian food in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian variants apart from alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. If one is sampling Indian food for the first time, their Set Meals offer a good choice. Set Meals are called "Thali" in India. "The Indian" has six types of Thali - Vegetable, South Indian, Chicken, Fish, Shrimp, and Mutton, that include a curry as per the order, lentils, rice, suateed vegetables, and Indian baked bread called Naan. Set meals cost between 5.00 and 7.50 USD. Apart from Set Meals, the restaurant serves a good number of curries categorised as vegetarian, Chicken, Fish, and Lamb curries which are best enjoyed with plain steamed rice or with Tandoori Breads - Roti, Naan, Paratha, etc. Prices of curries vary from 3.00 USD to 9.00 USD and breads cost between 1.00 and 3.00 USD. The restaurant also serves the favourite South Indian Snacks like Dosa, Idli, and Vada. which cost around 3.00 USD per serving. I tried their Masala Dosa (3 USD) that had a very tasty filling of mashed potatoes and chopped vegetables. The Sambar (Spicy lentils) and Coconut Chutney accompanying the Dosa were also really good. Though I would have preferred a little crispier Dosa, it was still one of the best Dosa meals I have tasted outside India. It would be a good idea to specify one's liking of Dosa - crispy or soft - at the time of placing the order. Crispy tastes better. "The Indian" also offers the choice of Mild Curries, which means curries not as spicy as Indians love them. (Read more and see pictures below...)

Restaurant - The Indian - Siem Reap
The Indian's has a special place for a favourite Indian drink - Lassi, that is watered and sweetened Yogurt and is served chilled. In this restaurant, one can try Lassi in many flavours like Banana, Mango, Strawberry, Honey, and Mixed Fruit (Around 2.00 USD). Trust me, nothing can beat a Lassi on a hot day, much like beer, only Lassi is healthier. If you are looking to have a hot drink, I would recommend their South Indian Coffee (1 USD) or Indian Tea (Chai) in Masala or Ginger variants (1.25 USD each).

I read a review of "The Indian" in which someone wrote that good Indian food can only be found outside India. That is the way people like this restaurant. Well done, The Indian.

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Restaurant - The Indian, Siem Reap Cambodia

Masala Dosa at Restaurant - The Indian - Siem Reap

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Restaurant - The Indian, Siem Reap Cambodia Menu

Menu of Restaurant - The Indian, Siem Reap Cambodia

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