Friday, December 18, 2015

The Spice Garden: Finest Indian Cuisine in Mandalay

Renowned for serving the finest Indian cuisine in Mandalay, the Spice Garden is part of Hotel by the Red Canal, a small boutique hotel with a menu that serves Burmese, Northern and Southern Indian cuisines with a focus on poultry, seafood and vegetarian dishes. Overlooking a small kidney-shaped pool and surrounded with lush green foliage, the charming restaurant is spread over two floors, framed within a teak annex with a traditional tandoor adding to the authenticity of the Spice Garden's naan and tandoori dishes, reflecting the owner’s Indian heritage. Cooking classes led by the resident chefs are also offered for those staying in Mandalay longer than just a couple of days.

The Spice Garden menu features Burmese and Indian cuisine with a focus on poultry, 
seafood and vegetarian dishes

View from our outdoor terrace table over the pool of The Red Canal

A few to the open concept kitchen with tandoor oven and teak bar inside the restaurant

The bright kitchen inside the pavilion-style restaurant, where the chefs create each of the dishes on the menu and where cooking classes are held during the week

Not very sophisticated, but beer often is a perfect pairing with Indian cuisine


Coriander Mint Chutney


Lamb Seekh Kebabs with coriander mint chutney

Saag Paneer

South Indian Chicken Chettinadu from Tamil Nadu


Aloo Jeera

Naan cooked in the Spice Garden tandoor