IF there were ever a restaurant that truly lived up to its name, it has to be Real Flavour of India in East Victoria Park.
The popular restaurants along the Albany Highway strip feature cuisines from all over the world, but those after the “wow factor” in the form of authentic, mouth-watering Indian food would be hard-pressed to find anything better than the dishes on offer at Real Flavour of India.
Owner Sushil Kumar, who hails from Sydney, has more than 28 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, while his manager and chef Vikram Thakur (pictured), who is from just outside New Delhi, started cooking when he was just 17.
Vikram has combined his knowledge of traditional Indian food with the experience he gained working under top chefs in more than 21 countries around the world from Italy and France to Singapore and Thailand.
The results are intense flavour, impeccable presentation and dishes that have been custom-created after years of listening to what customers like and experimenting with different ingredients.
Part of Vikram’s role at Real Flavour of India is to impart his extensive knowledge to the team of chefs, many of whom have also worked in five-star restaurants and hotels around the world.
On the menu, customers will find Balti curries, vindaloos, masalas, tandoors, dosas, thalis, naans, rotis, briyanis and more.
Vikram prepares a variety of dishes from all regions of his homeland, but the restaurant’s signature dish is the palak patta chat, which is spinach leaves dipped in chickpea batter and deep-fried until crispy; it is then served with yoghurt, chickpeas and diced potatoes, and is topped decoratively with date and tamarind chutney.
Vikram said the family-friendly restaurant was more than happy to host small functions and the staff would even offer cooking tips.