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Summerlicious at The Host Fine Indian Food

This was my first time going to an Indian restaurant for Summerlicious. I love naan and samosas, so I was pretty excited. Sadly, the experience left me not so happy.

We went for the $25 dinner menu. The restaurant is pretty with lots of natural light. We were given some light and cripsy papadum with a mango chutney.

I started with the vegetable samosas for my appetizer, and my friend had the Host salad with mango, papaya, guava & pineapple. The samosas were quite good, if not a little small. The potato and veggies were well mixed, and I enjoyed the light crust.

For my main, I chose the Murgh Mirch Tikka, boneless pieces of chicken marinated in green chili paste. My friend had the Murgh Makhin Butter chicken: Tender pieces of chicken tikka cooked in creamy tomato sauce. There were 13 different dishes to choose from for the main, which I appreciated. We had garlic naan with our meal, and we were also served rice and daal.

Here is the butter chicken dish:

Here is mine:

I got three pieces of chicken! For my dinner! I don’t understand how they thought they could get away with serving such a small portion.  I understand that it’s Summerlicious, but really? I feel that that is way too small. Yes, it was chicken breast, and yes it did taste good. But to serve such a small portion…I felt a bit ripped off. My friend had a good portion of butter chicken (and it was good!) so I didn’t really get why it was so small. It put a damper on my meal because I had been starving. I forgot to take a picture of the garlic naan, which was my favourite part of the meal. What do you think? Am I right that it’s a small portion, or was I just being greedy?

After that, we were brought our pistachio kulfi. It was kind of underwhelming and a bit plastic-y. Glancing at the regular menu and seeing the high prices, I don’t think I’ll be returning here for such a mediocre and unsatisfying meal.

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