What do the three restaurants, Indian Chapter; Moksh and Annapurna have in common? The answer is easy – curry. Whether you like tandoori, madras or vindaloo, or a cashewy korma if you prefer your food less spicy, these three Cape Town restaurants are well-known for delicious curries.
The first Indian restaurant we visited in Cape Town after relocating from Port Elizabeth at the end of 2010, was Annapurna. This restaurant, named after the goddess of harvest, moved from Tygervalley mall to Tyger Waterfront. Recently another branch opened at Heritage square in Durbanville. The restaurant at Tyger Waterfront will always be our favourite, but we also enjoyed visiting their new restaurant in Durbanville. The interior is modern, with crisp white linen napkins (who knows how they manage to keep it spotless) and tasteful interior.
Deon usually has Vindaloo and I love Chicken Tikka Masala, but one evening at the Durbanville restaurant we decided to order something else on the menu. Deon ordered Lamb Roghan Josh and I tried the Chicken Madras. Of the two, mine was the more spicy curry. Both curries were good, but if we visit them again, we would try our usual curries before we decide which of the two Annapurna’s is the best.
The other excellent Indian restaurant is Moksh at Aurora Shopping centre in Durbanville which has recently expanded, so we are happy to see that they are becoming very popular. No wonder, as their Northern Indian cuisine is always freshly made without the use of preservatives. We are always welcomed by the friendly owners and best of all is that you can order curry to take away which is wonderful when there is no time to prepare our own food. Their naan is also very good. We really love this Indian gem.
We heard that Indian Chapter, the restaurant of television personality Prim Reddy, is one of the best restaurants in the area. A few weeks ago we drove all the way to the West Coast to visit the restaurant, situated at Blouberg Strand. The curry was delicious, but we were a bit disappointed with the plastic tablecloths on the tables.
But, if we are in the mood for curry again, we are spoilt for choice in our own Durbanville area where excellent curry restaurants are situated within ten minutes from home. And when we visit Port Elizabeth again, we shall head straight back to our most favourite Indian Restaurant, Royal Deli.