When I’m abroad, I try to avoid restaurants near the train station. Restaurants with menus outside in 5 different languages, sometimes with pictures of the dishes…seldom a successful strategy for a good meal.
But I would recommend this Indian restaurant near Antwerp’s Central Station to anyone. By now, I’ve grown fond of their little ornamental postures still wrapped in plastic foil, the Indian version of lambada blaring through the crackling speakers…
The owner more or less knows what I’ll order by now, which makes me feel quite welcome.
After my gin tonic, I prefer the Kashmiri Chicken, a mild dish with lychee and mango based curry. A portion of peshwari naan, filled with raisins and coconut….mmm, delicious. I’ve also tried some of their fish dishes, which are also nice. Or Ghost Malabar, a lamb dish, also nice and recommended by the chef.
When the weather allows, I’ll sit on the outside terrace where I enjoy the relative calm of the colourful square with restaurants from all over the world located here.
You can also order take out, so it’s also perfect for when I just feel like staying home and not bother cooking.