Chillies Indian Restaurant
47, CunZhong St, West Dist
Hours: 11 am-2 pm, 5:30-9 pm
(closed Mon. lunch)
English menu available.
10% service charge.
This attractive Indian owned and operated restaurant offers some unique southern Indian dishes never seen before in Taichung, plus a good variety of the more-common northern Indian cuisine, including many curries and barbecued dishes. The meat here is exclusively halal lamb and chicken, although the menu does include beers and other alcoholic drinks. --By Douglas Habecker, translated by S. Ying
A. The Chilli Bhaji (NT$299) is another southern Indian delicacy. A not-too-spicy Taiwanese chilli is dipped in batter and deep fried, then sliced down the center and filled with tomatoes, onions and spices.
B. A representative staple of southern Indian dining is the Dosa (NT$299), a 60-cm. long fermented crepe (offered in plain, or masala & onion varieties) made from a rice/dal batter and served with with sour dal, coconut chutney and a a tomato/ginger chutney. Other southern Indian items include Ghobi 65 (NT$399) and Chicken 65 (NT$410) entrees, and ball-shaped Laddu sweets (by advance order).
C. Large glass walls provide views of the placid CunZhong Street greenway as well as natural illumination of the attractive decor, including handmade Indian tiffany-style glass lights.