Being New Years’ Day, we were both in need of some restorative takeaway dinners. For me that means Vietnamese; for Mr Black, Indian. So we headed to Enmore to try the new Vietnamese ‘Ocean’ (formerly Pho Sure) and Faheem’s Fast Food, neither of which we’d tried before.
Being hot, hungry and hungover, I ordered two light, healthy-ish dishes.
Both were great. Predictable, which is just what I was after. And at $8 for four rolls and $10.50 for the banh xeo, fantastic value! The staff were exceptionally friendly, smiley and helpful too. This will be a regular takeaway joint for me when I can’t be arsed to drive to Marrickville. It’s relaxed and has indoor and outdoor spaces too.
At Faheem’s, Mr Black tried the butter chicken, pilau rice and a kashmiri naan.
Of course I had to try them all too. The butter chicken was sooo rich, dark, with a slightly tart edge which cut through the richness, and was beautifully spiced with quite a kick to it. Mr Black was a bit disappointed with it as being a Brit the curries he gets here are different to those from his ill-spent youth. The pilau rice was fragrant with whole spices (just the way I like it), and the kashmiri naan dense and heavy with the sweet-yet-slightly-bitter currants I loved when living in Jammu and Kashmir. Poor Mr Black wasn’t into it though and next time will probably stick with good old predictable garlic naan instead.
For a cheap and cheerful altrnative to Delhi O’ Delhi (my personal favourite Indian in Sydney) Faheem’s has to be it.