Little India Review - October 2015
Our first visit to Little India, which is actually the Indian element, of a Thai
restaurant called Blue Orchid. Located slightly outside the MK boundary in Aspley
Guise, a short distance from Woburn Sands. The village pub is handily located on
the opposite side of the road.
A large restaurant, all with the Thai theme, with two menus to choose from, of course,
we were here for the Indian, no matter how good the Thai looked and it did look good,
along with positive comments from other customers. Clearly a popular place as it
was full, pretty good considering its much larger than most places we frequent.
We were seated, after a short wait, at the back corner of the restaurant, ok, but
a bit claustrophobic and a strange smell, initially, of dog? Perhaps it was a dog
or we are not used to the smell of Thai food (nothing being implied here), as I said
earlier, we were getting nothing but good reports.
Service was very prompt from both waiters and waitresses, a pleasant change to see
females when eating curry, all dressed traditionally. Unfortunately the main course
took over one and half hours from when we first sat down, this let it down badly,
especially as I had to wait longer still while everyone else was eating. I think
they forgot mine?
I also must have chosen poorly as my lamb chop starter was a bit chewy and lacked
any flavour, although well presented. The rest of the gang, however, were all very
pleased with their choices. I so wish I had gone for the prawns which were large
and looked deliceous, I was informed they were, very spicy. The members were also
pleased with their main courses but, as I said, I had to wait too long for mine and
I think it was rushed. I had Tawa Chicken, boiling hot, was it microwaved? It also
had a thin sauce, faily tasteless and the chicken had not marinated well.
Summary - Would we go back? Definitely yes and also a good place to take your partner
that has a good atmosphere (music was poor though, when it came on). In general,
the food was not as spicy as we are used to.
Common Curry - A little above average but most likely worth it.
Certificate - No certificate awarded.
Web site - www.blueorchidrestaurant.co.uk
- Cramped at the table, in a corner
- Good pickles and replenished when required
- Prawn 65 starter, pretty hot
- Chicken 65 very good, would have again
- Lamb dishes were very tender
- Plain poppodums were a little soft
- Onoin bhaji well presented but plain tasting and a bit oily
- Chicken Jalfrezi not spicy
- Lamb Rajastani not very spicy