Rasoee – Vancouver, BC
104 – 2138 Western Parkway
Classes are out for the winter break at UBC. Though I’m sure there are some who have to stay behind and get through the end of year festivities on their own for whatever and various reasons. Instead of a hearty turkey dinner with family, I’m sure some might make their way to University Village, for whatever might be open to serve those unfortunate souls spending this week on their own…
In November, Rasoee set up shop in a former video rental store space. Its a quick and easy, mainly take away franchise chain with origins in Toronto. Over the last seven years, it has expanded to other cities out east (Burlington, ON), as well as out here in the western provinces (Calgary, Edmonton, Whistler and Vancouver). This particular location has a very small counter where you could eat your meal in-house so to speak.
As a newcomer to the lunch scene here, I decided to give Rasoee a try, picking up a two-curry combo. Price-wise, I believe it rang in on the high side of about $12. As I arrived at the noon hour, the place was reasonably full of people thinking the same thing as me.
One of which was their chicken curry. The other, a chana masala. It came with a very small cup of salad and basmati rice.
This single slice of regular naan was extra (charge of $2.29). Slightly more “doughy” than I prefer.
I made the mistake of not asking for the heat to be jacked up, as both curries were very bland and had no fire to them whatsoever. The chick peas were too soft and chalky as well. If this is the consistency that a chain establishment produces, I really don’t think I’ll be back. I wish someone could come up with some really delicious, fast, Indian curry place for people wanting this food to go.