India Corner in Haarlem

Houtplein, 30
2012 HD Haarlem
Phone: 023 532 18 19

One of my new and amazing girlfriend, Carla brought me to her favorite restaurant  the other night. She has her hair salon next door, and she used to come for dinner to the India Corner. That time, she entered the restaurant as she was at home, saying hello to half of the people dining and the whole the personnel.
I had the feeling to be at home as soon as we sat down. Miriam, the wife of the chef and owner, came at the table, took the time to listen what we like, and recommend us a dish. Carla does not like spicy food, and she loves the Korma Chicken, a rich dish with a sauce mango curry sauce.
While we were waiting for our flavourful choice, we were served by the kind waiters, some crispy bread and dips.
The chicken was really juicy, with a real texture, and the sauce was absolutely divine! Not spicy at all, so tasty! A real hit! We had some rice and naan with it. Naan are typical flat bread with which Indian people all their dishes. These breads can be flavored with garlic, cheese, or like that night, some sweet raisin and coconut,.... I really recommend you to try it!

Finally for dessert, we shared a homemade mango kulfi, a kind of Indian icecream,... really creamy and tasty.

I came back another day and tried a chicken tandoori, a lamb stew (amazing!) and a fresh fish with a spicy sauce, sweetened with some yoghurt and mango lassi!

All what I tried, was obviously fresh, with good quality raw material, and cooked with passion! I could meet the chef, Asif, and he talks about his cuisine like an artist; an artist that loves to share his passion and take care of the guests as if they were at their home.

I cannot say anything else than, go and try! I will love it!... And the best, is the bill! I really have the feeling that this corner is out of the Netherlands!

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