My Shanti Review - Tips from your local South Surrey/White Rock Real Estate Specialists
Blog by Bettina Reid | May 4th, 2015
My Shanti opened up almost a year ago now and finally my husband and I tried it out this past weekend! Erinn has been with her family and mentioned that we really should try it out. So when we were looking for something different, we figured it was about time we tried them out.
My Shanti is one of well known local Vancouver Chef (and Dragon's Den celebrity) Vikram Vij's restaurants. In Vancouver he has opened a few different ones including a food truck. But the one everyone knows is the ever popular Vij's. We have yet to try that location as you have to arrive early and line up just to get in. Much like Vij's , My Shanti does not take reservations. Which worked out well for my husband and I, although we did arrive early before 6pm and were lucky to have our pick of tables. We were pleasantly greeted by the host as we walked into the sparkling building and then offered a choice of tables as I mentioned. Although we weren't there very long before the place was completely full. Always a good sign....
Once seated we were given crispy pieces of naan and indian version of salsa (we barely left a crumb...so I guess we liked it.) Then they served us a small taster cup of tomato broth that was very flavourful. Great start to our night adn we hadn't even ordered yet.
We had looked at the menu online so we already had an idea of what we wanted to try, but I always like to seek out the advice from the servers. She was very helpful letting us know that the menu was designed to share, much like other Indian restaurants. She recommended we try one choice from each section. So we started off with the "Indian Democracy of Samosas" (I know cliche - one of the most typical of Indian dishes...but we do love Samosas...who doesn't!) it was a combination of Chicken, Lamb and Beef. We aren't lamb fans but they did taste very good and I couldn't get enough of the Raspberry chutney that came with it. The mint chutney was good, but we both liked the sweetness from the raspberry chutney.
Then we tried the "Dehli's Creamy Cauliflower and Potato" vegetarian dish that was brought out with the"Awadhi Grilled Chicken Korma" that we ordered (highly recommended by our server). My husband hasn't always been a huge curry fan...but I think he just hadn't tried a good dish that had curry in it....he loved the Chicken Korma. We also ordered a piece of Paneer (Indian Cottage cheese) stuffed Naan and a piece of roti to help sop up the delicious Chicken Korma garlic curry sauce. One of my husband's colleagues introduced us to Paneer and since we are cheese lovers we figured naan stuffed with it would be delicious and it was. They provide you with a complimentary dish of rice to eat with everything. As predicted by our server we couldn't eat it all and had enough to take home for my lunch today. :) Unfortunately, we were too full to try dessert....guess that means we will have to visit again and scope out the dessert before deciding on dinner items to ensure we have room.
My Shanti is located at 15869 Croyden Drive in South Surrey right next to one of our other favourite haunts Famoso Restaurant.
Visit the following link to view their menu and make plans to visit their restaurant: