Bombay Masala bursts with flavour in Point Grey Village

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      There's another Indian restaurant in Vancouver with Bombay in its name. 

      Bombay Masala (4473 West 10th Avenue) started serving customers on Canada Day in the former La Brass location in Point Grey Village.

      It's a modern, chic, and clean dining spot, with dim lighting helping to create a relaxing mood. To my delight, the staff, including manager Ron Sharma, were practising physical distancing and wearing masks when I visited for dinner on July 2.

      The fluffy and flavourful pakoras, ordered as an appetizer, were delicious. There was none of the grease that you sometimes associate with pakoras in other Indian eateries.

      For the main course, I ordered a hearty serving of Jeera Aloo (cumin potatoes), stir-fried in turmeric, and butter chicken.

      It was a nice change to have potatoes in an Indian restaurant as a side to a tasty meat dish. Cumin potatoes are, however, a typical homemade dish in India.

      The butter chicken sauce had a tomato-y feel, which reminded me of how it's served at Ember Indian Kitchen in Steveston.

      The service was prompt and pleasant. Bombay Masala is definitely worth a second visit.

      Bombay Masala is ensuring that there's proper physical distancing inside the restaurant.